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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.
The T5i breathed new life into my hifiset up (Quad 12L, Arcam A19, Bluesound Node 2i). The Quads and the Arcam amp play nice and the sound is non-fatiguing, but it is quite austere. Hooking up the T5i provided a clear improvement-the whole sound is beefier and the Quads sound much more lively. The T5i is very quick and when dialed in correctly (pretty much where the instructional videos suggested they would be) it blends in very well. This is the best, most effective upgrade you can do for the money spent!
I paired two T/5is with Triangle BR03 connected to IOTVX SA3 and PA3 bridged in Mono mode. The Rels complete the system and sound great in my office/listening room! Highly recommend them and very pleased!
After years of living with a pair of giant studio monitors in our small living room we struggled clean up our space room with a small system while maintaining big sound. We coupled a pair of white wall mounted KEF T-301s with the white T/5i. The system completely goes away visually but the sound is huge. The flat wall mounted KEF T series speakers are pretty amazing but the sound is lacking without a subwoofer. The T/5i rounds the system out and adds an unbelievable amount of warmth and depth. It's incredible to get this much sound out of such a small unobtrusive package.
I have Monitor Audio Silver Series speakers in a relatively small room and wanted to add some more bass. Added one T/5i and I liked the added bass. Made listening at lower volumes sound a lot better. In the small room I was limited where I could put the T/5i and it seemed to sound a little directional, I could tell where the bass was coming from. Added a second T/5i and the sound seemed to fill the room much better. I now search out music with more bass and sit back and enjoy.
REL t5i is a great, 5-star addition to bookshelf speakers. I own pair of Proac Tablettes 10 and they are excellent (TRULY). They even have decent bass (55Hz) but I wanted to test what's achievable in bass area with the addition of HQ sub. Must say it took me a while to set the crossover of REL to the best settings but it was worth it. The key in pairing is not to exaggerate. It must be spot on. I attached the picture of the setting I found the most suitable for Tabblets 10. The volume is at 10 o'clock and crossover around 9.5. Phase at 0. Those settings I found the most compatible with my system/room. Also - I tested sub in different positions and finally it not in front of me by in the corner of the room with the line with the listener. I really enjoy the illusion of bass coming from the speakers (not from my right side). The illusion is absolute. The addition of REL must be subtle and complete your system/speakers not to overwhelm it. What is worth to consider is to put a granite plate under the speaker since the lowest frequencies can make an unpleasant tremor at your wooden floor. Thank you guys of creating such a great piece of equipment.
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 +