Modulating scale, while never compromising quality, T/7i provides the speed and punch of the T/9i, scaled to integrate seamlessly with more modest yet still highly sophisticated systems.Find a Dealer
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Reimagined, Then Reengineered
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.
INNOVATIVE ALLOY/FIBRE BASS ENGINES
The new composite alloy/fibre engine in T/7i blends precisely the correct dimension of stiffening alloy with a fibre material chosen for its sonic neutrality and light weight. The combination is brilliant; exceeding the performance of competitors’ drivers that are many times more expensive. The forward-firing 8” active couples with a larger 10” down-firing passive, again with carefully chosen balances of alloy to fibre and the result is seamless, effortlessly deep bass that blends perfectly with the main speakers.
Brains and Brawn
The Power Behind REL
If our driver designers deliver the structure of REL’s sound, the electronics are the brains and the power behind our success. Serie T/i uses the same Class A/B power amplifier sections with large, high current power supplies, precision-wound toroidal transformers and an amazing reliability record that has powered almost 100,000 RELs. Our proprietary filter designs are responsible for rave reviews for REL’s unique ability to blend seamlessly while layering on all the harmonic structure missing from conventional systems. 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.
TL;DR: Very satisfied with the sound and look of my new Rel!
New to the audiophile game but was inspired to invest in a whole new system with all the time I have been spending at home during the pandemic. I started the process with three goals: 1) build a sound system that could excel for both music as well as movies/sports, 2) looks super clean, and 3) delivers great value. After a boatload of research (word of mouth followed by extensive review of online articles/forums), I settled on the KEF LS50s to pair with the Rel T/7i w/ Arrow wireless.
I've had the system in place for about two weeks now and it's exceeding my expectations. I've been shocked by how much depth a great sound system can add to everything I'm listening to. The LS50s are very solid, but they go from solid to fantastic with the addition of the T/7i which does a great job of filling in the low frequencies that I didn't even realize I was missing before. Beyond that, my new system looks fantastic. The cabinet on the Rel is flawless and the wireless system makes cord management very easy. I also tested to see if I could hear a difference between the wireless system and plugging the sub directly into my amp and am happy to report that the sound was just as crisp when using the transmitter.
Separately, Rel provided me with great customer service throughout the purchase and installation process. Between the hands-on advice and the content on their website, I got my system tuned perfectly.
Overall, I made a great decision going with the T/7i and am recommending it to all of my friends.
I am glad I purchased the REL T/7i Sub Bass System to replaced a good subwoofer from another loudspeakers maker that died after about 10 years of service. I appreciated the customer service support and instructions in dealing with a humming issue during initial set up. Integration with my Thiel Loudspeakers and Rotel Surround Sound Processor and amplification is sounding very good at this point. I feel that I am in the fine tuning and tweeting stages. The best is yet to come.
Maybe even a purchase of a second REL T/7i for a true stereo effect.
Based on my room size and my main speakers, I purchased two REL T7i. I was looking for tight lower base and better mid bass. After following REL’s recommended break in procedure and tweaking the subs gain and crossover settings I am very happy with my purchase. The addition of the subs improved the bottom end and the lower midrange.
After following all the written instructions and watching all of the easy-to-follow “how-to” videos, I set up the T/7i. Breaking in the subwoofer was very important, in my opinion. While I’m still tweaking placement, I can’t believe the dramatic difference the T/7i has made in the overall sound of my system, which includes the excellent value ELAC Uni-Fi UB 5s and the Rotel A14 integrated amp. And it keeps getting better over several days. I don’t know if these $500 ELAC speakers were turned into $5000 speakers with the addition of the REL, but what I can say is that the whole setup is approaching the “satisfaction” level of another system in my house, which uses Vandersteen 5As.....
Very pleased with how seamlessly my pair of T/7is blend with my Altec 604Es. As advertised, the subs have improved the overall sound of the system and speakers, not just the bass.
Reviews + Awards
"Even without the high-level connection in use (wilfully ignoring REL's manual that declares 'you will almost always' hookup this way), this is a seriously accomplished device. And even if you choose, as an LFE purist, not to run a simultaneous input for movie playback, you should certainly experiment with the high-level connection for conventional two-channel audio. I found it improved the sub's integration with my L/R speakers and sense of speed." Read More +
Ed Selley, Home Cinema Choice
"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 +
Neil Gader, The Absolute Sound
What I really enjoy about these smaller, less expensive subs, is that there has been no compromise in the T7is in terms of what makes the big RELs truly great. The cabinets, though slightly simpler in design, are still executed to the same level of fit and finish as the top models. Ditto for the drivers and electronics. Hence, the T7i is more than worthy of one of our Exceptional Value Awards for 2018. Read More +