A 360-degree Upgrade
When we upgraded our drivers, we were forced to redesign outward. The lovely cabinets grew over its predecessor due to thicker cabinet walls and improved bracing. Why? Because the additional speed and impact of the new drivers requires greater control or the benefits can be lost before they get to the listener.
Faster & Deeper
We began by updating our classic 8” bass engine to reduce mass, while greatly increasing stiffness. This improvement led to upgrading cabinet dimensions and wall thickness to better control the deep bass. Additional upgrades extended even into the design of our feet, resulting in greater speed and solidity to the presentation of sound.
REL's Reliable Brains And Brawn
REL’s electronics are the brains and power behind our success. Serie Ti uses the same Class A/B power amplifier sections with large, high current power supplies, precision-wound transformers and an amazing reliability record that has powered some 100,000 RELs. Standby Mode switch not included on 110V units.
Zero Compression Wireless
Arrow™ is REL’s latest generation of zero compression wireless. Super-fast delivery of both High Level Bass and .1/ LFE ensures the rich, natural warmth that only RELs can deliver. With a throw distance of some 45’(13.7M) Arrow permits flexible placement without sacrificing sound quality.
After trying a few other (lower priced) subwoofers, I brought this REL home and found the perfect match in my listening space with Triangle Titus. The 5i is just what the Triangles need. Together, this is a set that sounds, to me, as the most live-like reproduction possible in this price range. The crossover on the REL needed to be set higher than the suggested starting point, but that's one of the beauties of the REL -- it's flexibility. An added bonus is the high-end finish on the REL (white) is a perfect match to the white gloss on the Triangles.
I love my new t5i sub. It does exactly what I hoped it would - gives my spendors improved tonal balance and expansiveness. Now I’m hearing the bass, rather than imagining it, and this makes my experience of the whole sound much more complete and enjoyable. There’s also more spatial information.
Very please, use with tube integrated, which seems to be lacking in low end, fills in what now seems to have been missing with the 714's, blends in very very well, T/i5 holds up it's end of the job without trying to over take the 714's
I ordered this sub after my disappointment with the Martin Logan. I was watching Paul of PS Audio's YOUTUBE video., and he mentioned that a sub will enhance the sound of my hi-fi system which I thought already sounded very good to my ears. And he specifically an REL subwoofer. He was dead on! I was pleasantly surprised because I now hear and feel the lows that I never had before. And when I play my meditation and spiritual enlightenment background music, I feel the sound envelope my whole body. I am truly impressed and I plan to buy another in the very near future.
The Rel T/5i has proven to be an excellent companion to a pair of Kef LS50s in my small (11ft X 12ft) listening space. Integration with the supplied High Level Speakon cable is seamless and fills in the bottom end (bass) with noticeable improvements in soundstaging and scale. Impressive build quality and precision feel of the controls are an added plus.
Reviews + Awards
“REL’s T/9i is an excellent subwoofer for the audiophile. It’s capable of making big bass noises, but is also more than capable of freeing up the loudspeakers and liberating them from the dictatorship of the room. While there is no substitute for huge bass traps and other room treatments, a pair of T/9i get you most of the way there without the domestic angst room treatment can cause. Highly recommended” Read More +
Alan Sircom, Hi-Fi+
"As REL woofer-in-chief John Hunter described to me, the new T lineup benefitted from the development of the Series S line. The Series S reminded him not only of the importance of both a lighter/stiffer driver but of the issue of self-quieting, which Hunter describes as design and engineering 'intended to produce a cone/driver that starts and stops well and immediately quiets down and does not continue ringing.' Basically, no overshoot." Read More +