HT/1205 home theater subwoofer delivers a brand new 500W Class D power amplifier design, coupled to a 12” (300mm) long travel driver to deliver extremely high output in an attractive design. HT is a powerhouse for dedicated high powered home theater applications, that will also transform the gaming experience and partners nicely with active wireless speakers.Find a Dealer
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Bring on the special effects
HT/1205 delivers a tough, simple, purpose-built appearance designed to communicate its sole mission; devastatingly high output home theater. The cabinet’s width is minimized reducing visual mass, whilst depth is maximized to produce the deepest bass. We selected tough, high-grade, horizontally oriented line-grained composite to wrap the entire cabinet, which offers easily handled, easy cleaning. This more basic design vocabulary differs from the more refined finishes found in our other lines, however the top surface that catches one’s eye is beautifully finished in 5 coats of hand rubbed lacquer, creating the visual appeal we’ve come to be known for.
Twelve-Inch CarbonGlas™ Driver
REL’s driver prowess is on full display with the HT/1205, a modern 12” CarbonGlas™ (300mm) driver that is both lightweight and extremely stiff. While many competitors drone along with relatively slow, heavy cones HT/1205’s uses tough, stiff carbon fibre over 60% of the driven surface, backed by lightweight glasfibre. Naturally, we use true high quality natural butyl surrounds as they remain soft and pliable for decades—something REL owners have come to expect. HT/1205’s new 12” CarbonGlas driver sets a new standard for affordable, high performance theater-specific drivers.
Warn the neighbours, it's movie night
500 Watts: To accomplish our single-minded goal of exceedingly high output for large-scale theater applications requires a special amplifier. Our NextGen5 Class D amplifier frees up interior space whilst running cool; this results in more cabinet volume and that translates into louder and deeper bass. 500 watts means the driver never is allowed to starve for power ensuring a long running, reliable design. Within HT-1205’s input filter, we designed in specific inverse filtering to permit our CarbonGlas driver to extend much deeper than traditional designs.
Zero Compression Wireless Compatible
There is wireless and there is REL wireless. We are well-known for having the finest wireless purpose-built systems in the entire component audio world. Though HT-Air™ is affordable, it retains our corporate fixation on zero compression and maximum dynamics. HT-Air is designed to leave old fashioned Bluetooth-based systems in the dust, delivery latency in the 16-20 millisecond range. This permits owners to place your HT/1205 where it works best for you without resorting to unsightly cables being strewn across the landscape of your living room, all while retaining our category-leading super-fast wireless.
Having owned ported velodyne subs in the past l was hesitant to go the sealed route, boy was l wrong.
I've put 2 of these in my small lounge and after 15 hours of running in over 2 days they have truly improved out of sight.
Depth is more than adequate, but it is the speed and tightness of bass that impresses, boom explosion is there, then its gone.
They easily pressurise my room whilst somehow managing to not vibrate my walls (on floorboards) whilst still giving me that tap on the head on the couch.
The auto on/off works extremely accurately and fast and after a movie marathon the amp is barley warm, which bodes well for future reliability.
Only suggestions ld make is have notches on the volume control and provide an actual manual with some breaking in / positioning tips (yes l know there are videos)
Fantastic product that exceeded my expectations AFTER break in!!
Thankyou Mr hunter :)
This is my first subwoofer that I have bought separate from any of my other audio pieces. I was skeptical at first because of the price and second because this was new territory for me. I had redone my whole home theater system do to heat and space requirements. It started with the Sennheiser Ambeo sound bar and while it did have very good bass it was just missing the mark. I did countless research and reading reviews and while they are some impressive subwoofers out there I was drawn to the HT 1205 with the HT wireless unit. All I can say is WOW, WOW what amazing bass this puppy puts out. I was watching a movie that had some low rumbling bass in it and it actually knocked a picture of the adjacent wall. Now that what I call a subwoofer. Needles to say I am happy with my purchase.
I added this sub to my Sennheiser soundbar which already sounded fantastic but I thought was missing a little bass. Holy smokes I can’t begin to describe the impact the HT/1205 makes. Everything sounds better from music to tv to movies. I think it frees the soundbar from trying to produce bass to focus on mids & highs so it sounds so much better. The bass is solid, tight, accurate & fast and seems to come right from the soundbar. 5 Star ⭐️
I spent a lot of time looking at different subs and researching what would best fit my needs. I never wanted a sub that was going to be boomy and distorted, instead I was looking for something that would hit hard and disappear. This is exactly what the 1205 delivers. One minute a movie soundtrack or dialogue is happening and then you feel the impact of the sub. I have my sub in a 17x15x8 room and it fills the room with quality bass. In the future I would love to get a second one just to balance my room out.
Got my first 1205 and was not happy with the cancelations. After adding another 1205, I was blown away. Two of these subs cover every inch of my media room. Very happy.
Reviews + Awards
There should be no doubt that the HT/1205 is a bass-making bargain, and it offers a notable upgrade over the smaller HT/1003 for just £200 more – that model doesn’t go as deep or loud, but is a little easier to integrate into a more compact movie room. And, anyway, this is home cinema and we like it big, bold, loud and not too expensive. REL's HT/1205 fits that billing nicely. Read More +
Richard Stevenson, Home Cinema Choice
A BESPOKE 12IN driver and 500W NextGen5 Class D amplifier do the grunt work in REL’s good-looking subwoofer, and conjure a performance that exceeds expectations given the appealing price. The HT/1205 – the larger model in the company’s new range of movie-focused designs – revels in chaotic sound mixes, attacking bass transients with a sledgehammer punch and maintaining a tight grip as the volume is nudged higher; there’s a scale here that belies the sub’s compact dimensions. Read More +
AVTech Media Awards 2018/2019
The low-frequency delivery is superb, thanks to a fast and responsive performance created by the sealed cabinet. The 12-inch driver and 500W of Class D amplification go deep, but there's still plenty of control. As a result, the bass remains tight rather than boomy, allowing this sub to create a big and bold performance that has both power and agility.
"The 12-inch driver and 500W of Class D amplification go deep, but there's still plenty of control. As a result, the bass remains tight rather than boomy, allowing this sub to create a big and bold performance that has both power and agility."