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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.
As a rank amateur learning the ropes of high-end audio, I bought this sub (although I probably should have gone for the T/7i) to pair with two floor-standing speakers driven by a Sony str-dn1080 receiver, and the T/5i has completely elevated the sound of both music and movies in a 2.1 set-up. My Pearl Jam FLAC HD files sound stunningly good.
Very happy with my T/5i subwoofer combined with my Kef LS50 wireless, the white gloss finish matches the Kef's perfectly, this sub has a very high WAF ! More importantly very happy with the sound, the sub blends in very well, it doesn't draw any attention to itself (I can't stand boomy subs) it gives a very nice weight to the overall sound. I only listen to 2 channel streaming audio, I cant believe I didn't purchase this sub sooner. 2 minor gripes; I cant believe there is no auto shut off when there is no signal and why does the LED on the rear have to be so bright ? (I put black tape over it)
All and all very pleased .
2 T/5i with Maggy MMGs driven by 2 Outlaw Audio M2200 200watt monoblocks. Still tuning it all in but sounds better every day. Couldn't be happier!
I test drove my T/5i with ZZ Top's Tres Hombres and Prince's Sign o' the Times that was all I needed to hear to justify the purchase of this sub. It was like listening to a whole new album.
I've got two small kids and a dog, so I'm forced to have bookshelf speakers up high, away from danger. I love my Klipsch RP-600ms, but they are obviously limited. Not any more. Setup and break in was easy. I was worried that my hardwood floors would somehow distort the bass with the downfiring driver. Not so.
I was on the fence for a while, hemming and hawing about the $600 price tag. I'm glad I finally bought this. I can't wait to hear what other albums really pop.
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 +