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.
2 weeks on (20+hours)...
With an Audiolab 8300A w B&W 685 S2 with Oppo 105... Have hi-low at 3 o'clock (abnormally high when compared to other reviewers?), and crossover around 50 hz, (the low end of B&W), the sub definitely adds to the low end of my music (Willie/70's rock/m&f vocal/classical). Not the snap sound of the high toms and floor toms I was expecting (yes, the source mix makes all the difference), but bass drum is right. I listen in large open concept home (15'+x20'+ w 9' celing). I wonder if T/9i wouldn't be better for my space. Or, just go with the Tannoy XT8F. I will contact REL tomorrow and see if I can try out the T/9i, or if they will ask for the T/7i back first...
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.
Having owned quite a few different subwoofers in av decided to try a pair of rel T7is with my Buchardt S400s. I installed them high level in stereo to my Hegel H190 amplifier I also had shorter custom made high level cables made. After collaboration on each sub I sat back to listen, what can I say fabulous both subs disappearing integrating seamlessly I have since first setting them up moved them in to different positions just to experiment I've found tweaking can be fun I'll probably leave them where they are for now. Just a tip make sure you buy two. 😊.
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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 +