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.
Very pleased with my Magneplanar LRS, double T/5i combo. Driving the setup with PS Audio Stellar Gain Cell/ M700 monoblocks.
The woofs match very well with the Maggies and setup was easy following the REL instructions. I have dialed down both the x-over point and level settings on the woofers since the initial setup, but still within the +/- 3 clicks mentioned in the setup instructions. Great imaging, snap, width and depth. Bass extension better than I expected from such small woofer drivers. Mate beautifully with the quickness of the Maggies and really go deep in my room.
I didn’t need to use an RCA cable as a ground in my setup when I floated the woofer ground wires. Only nit I would pick is that I wish there was a standby mode when there was no signal being fed to the woofers.
The T/5i paired perfectly with my system (Leben cs600, Harbeth 3pesr). Could not be more pleased. Also, fast shipping and great customer support!
... sub bass system. Works fantastic with my Marantz 5006 and Dali Ikon Mk2's.
Have.had it for a couple of years now, depth, oomph, warmth and easily, if not a lot of tinkering, installed and set up.
I love the tiny footprint and the amazing sonic punch this beautiful sub packs. I have it connected with LFE from my pre/pro and high level straight to my amp. Music and movies are phenomenal. My B&W LCR has renewed life! There are however, two things I find disappointing: 1) there is an annoying light on the back that is always on when sub is powered up. I covered it with electrical tape 2) no standby switch. For a sub of this quality and price I would have expected better from REL. I very much look forward to adding another little monster and getting a couple t9i’s for my big thester room!
REL was recommended by my speaker manufacturer, even though they have a sub of their own. It mates perfectly with my speakers, REL was very considerate about information and installation, and follow up/installation was well supported.
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 +