T/9i RED Ltd. Edition

$1,499

A tradition has emerged at REL that once in a great while, we take an existing model that we consider to have special merit and imbue it with special characteristics. They are always rare, may even become collectible someday and offer a unique way to enjoy an already special model more deeply. But don’t wait, there are exceedingly few of these available and they will be gone very quickly.

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The Series Flagship

T/9i RED is what happens when we ask, “Wouldn’t it be lovely to produce a version of our best-selling T/9i in true Italian red?” (we stopped short of adding yellow graphics with a prancing horse as a badge). To get the hue exactly right required 14 months—we were bent on getting the exact shade of late ‘80’s cars from a certain factory in Italy exactly right because, after all, that is the color we think of when we think of exotic Italian GTs and sports cars. And then we couldn’t stop there because the look had to carry all the way through the design. Which explains the lovely triple-chromed top badge which then required a true carbon fibre bezel surrounding the badge to deliver the necessary transition from chrome to oh-my-goodness deep red. And we do sweat the minor details which explain the use of solid carbon fibre sleeves to anchor the bottom of the design.

Elsewhere, things remain the same which is to say it remains the standard setter in this category of affordable powerhouses that can do it all; Power home theatre? Check. Brilliant blend with main speakers for 2-channel performance? Check. The best affordable all ‘rounder just became rarer and more beautiful.

design

Reimagined, Then Reengineered

A completely redesigned flagship

T/9i delivers more than just raw output. We started with our driver upgrades and built outward. The lovely cabinets grew by 4 lbs. (1.8 kg) 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.

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Outsized Performance

Innovative Alloy/Fibre Bass Engines

The new composite alloy/fibre engine in T/9i 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 10” active couples with a 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.

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Great Subs, Great Amps

The Brains Behind the Brawn

Our acclaimed input filters and robust amplifiers result in some of the best sounding, most reliable designs ever produced. High current power supplies, huge toroidal transformers, and what many critics call the best filters in the world produce the famous REL Effect—where in not simply the bass region but ALL music and movie sound is uplifted and improved.

Standby Mode switch not included on 110V units.

wireless

Zero Compression Wireless

Introducing Arrow™

Following on the heels of the acclaimed LongBow™ Wireless, Arrow delivers much of the promise and connectivity of hardwired RELs with the placement flexibility and pure cool factor of great wireless for all of T/i. For a reasonable sum, Arrow gives you the ability to place subs in distant corners, along glass walls, or on hardwood floors where a cable would otherwise destroy the effect.

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K
K.T.

Perfect complement to B&W 707.
Beautifully finished in red.

T
T.H.
You pay what you get

It can decorate the house, the sound can be said is excellent

P
P.
Some mods and tweaking and really close to "dialed in"

Stereo pair of red T9/i to complement B&W 705 Signature stand mounts. Large, high-ceiling room so it took a lot of experimentation. My spouse loves the red color but there were locations that didn't meet our aesthetic and practical needs. Ended up in front L and R corners pulled out and angled in, behind and lateral to the main speakers. Replaced the speaker cables with Blue Jeans custom 10' with spades that come off the binding posts on the rear of the B&W's (checked with REL and OK) and connect to subs with real Neutrik brand Speak On plugs. Sounds great and looks great from the listening position.

J
J.E.
You will be amazed at what you have missed

I have a T7i partnering my TV but purchased a T9i for my ageing but still excellent music system. The Kef 105/3 speakers I have had new since 1992 along with Audiolab monoblocks are still giving anything a run for their money at any price. But on the way down to 45 Hz and tailing off at way above that the addition of the T9i supplements and then adds and then adds some more. The easy set up adjustments on the T9i ensure a nuance to be added or for the right music, party time! I sat it on a solid 40 mm thick piece of granite, it looks good, compliments my system very well indeed and has allowed me to fall in love with my system all over again. The only downside is that I have missed so much of my music over 27 years! This product really has finished it off.

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C.
T/9i

Amazing subwoofer
Have paired with an Ambeo sound bar and a 65 inch Sony A9G

Coming from a 10 year old Bose Acoustimass with about 560 watt Onkyo Amp this system totally blew it away!

So natural sounding. Feels like you are in concert hall or live theater with the performers right in front of you.

Incredible range on the system. Never knew a good sub could make such a difference

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T/9i RED Ltd. Edition

Suggested Retail: $1,499

A tradition has emerged at REL that once in a great while, we take an existing model that we consider to have special merit and imbue it with special characteristics. They are always rare, may even become collectible someday and offer a unique way to enjoy an already special model more deeply. But don’t wait, there are exceedingly few of these available and they will be gone very quickly.

In the interest of product development, REL Acoustics Limited reserve the right to vary these specifications without notice.

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