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What Kind of Subwoofer Should I Get?

“What Kind of Subwoofer Should I Get?” At the end of the day, all the educational posts and efforts to teach people enough to help them make an informed, educated decision boils down to answering that – fundamental question. You want, nope need, answers NOW please. So, here’s a quick ramble through 4 mythical-but-frequent types of systems we encounter. You may see yourself, or part of your needs, in the systems listed below.

1. Student System/Home Office/Small Room

First up is for a truly tiny space. Doesn’t matter if it’s a student dorm room, your first apartment (your dorm room was bigger) or a home office you’d like to outfit with some quality tunes.

2. The Flat/Apartment

Congrats, you graduated, did whatever needed to be done to get a few steps up the ladder and never forgot your love for music and movies. You have a flat with a little more room, you’re still listening to music and streaming movies and sports, usually fed via Bluetooth off your phone or a streaming device direct to your TV, but in the back of your brain you’re remembering how the song sounded live in concert or the movie in the theater, or the sports game live in the stadium and you have a desire to recreate that at home.

3. The Home

So now things start to get fun, you’ve finally got a bit of room, maybe even a dedicated music room. Ok, maybe not. But you’ve got a decent-sized living room, a big flat panel tv so you can watch movies, NetFlix and all the other streaming media without which we’d starve. You want to create a gathering space. Someplace where you and your significant other and family can listen to music and watch tv and movies together.

Introducing Serie T/x

Faster drivers, higher output and deeper bass


Introducing Serie T/x. Faster Drivers. Higher output. Deeper bass, yet still affordable & utterly reliable setting a new standard for performance at this price point. At REL, we do only one thing in our relentless pursuit of perfect sound, make the perfect subwoofer.

Using Subwoofers in Small Spaces

People living in modest accommodations frequently give up on owning a subwoofer. Afraid of being a bad neighbor, of being seen as “that guy” who plays their music too loud and becomes a nuisance to the neighborhood, they put off the purchase until some future time when they move to the suburbs. …

The Making of Tzero MKIII

Not all RELs are large, expensive and go down to stygian depths. Some are small, affordable and intended to supply similar enjoyment—on a scaled-down basis to-be-sure–to those who live in smaller spaces and simply have neither the space, nor perhaps the funds, to pursue high performance full range sound  …

Measuring Up To The Competition

“How do you guys do it?” I got this question from a friend who is an engineer for another audio company after watching a YouTube review. Recently, a couple of young, fun YouTubers from Canada conducted a comparison test of three cool, new subwoofers. Of these, the new REL T/7x had by far the fewest watts, at 200W,….

RELs T/x Subwoofers


Serie T/x is instantly seen as crisper, fresher, and full upgrade . Our goals were not simply to improve upon its illustrious predecessor, but to deliver as much as possible of our latest Serie S on a budget. Faster, more transparent sounding system performance awaits you with higher output levels and even greater impact.


T/7x is the perfect answer for the real world. It’s compact enough (and beautiful enough) to end arguments before they begin; while powerful enough to easily answer most needs and balanced enough to blend beautifully with many of the quality speakers out there and still flexible enough to work in specialty applications.


No model in REL’s long history has sold more units nor engendered more affection than our T/5. Here reimagined in a modern, elegant, new form factor, T/5x’s mission remains the same: make remarkable bass far beyond its modest size, do so in a way that complements every interior’s style, and eliminate all visual distraction. Mission Accomplished.


Tzero MKIII is every bit a true REL, just smaller. It enriches even modest systems with power and natural bass by bringing the quality and full REL connectivity suite along with an all-new aluminum cone that provides much greater stiffness to the driver for punch and a powerful, reliable Class D amplifier, all at an attractive price point and size. 

T/9x Video Overview



Hi, my name is John Hunter. I’m REL’s head designer. We’re here to introduce you to our new T/x range, which we’re very, very proud of. The T/x falls below S and Reference. And because of that, this is an extremely important range to us. This is where many people have their first ….

T/7x Video Overview



Hi, I’m John Hunter. I’m the head designer for REL. We’re here to introduce you to not only the new T/x range, but specifically this the 7/x falls between the T/9x and the T/5x. Think of mama bear perfect here, and what we are using is an active 8 inch driver, and down firing 10 inch passive….

T/5x Video Overview



Hi, John Hunter with REL here. I’m our head designer, and we’re here to introduce you to the T/5x. This is part of our new T/x range. This is baby bear. This is the entry-level into TX. Don’t count it out just because it’s a cute, diminutive little piece. It’s really potent. I’ll explain why….

Tzero Video Overview



Hi, John Hunter here with our latest new piece called the Tzero MKIII. This is the entry level in RELs that offer high level input as well as 0.1 and low-level input. It’s a great little piece. It’s not intended to be a be all end all for every room, every situation, , but it’s a fantastic small subwoofer. ….

Awards & Reviews

T/9x is highly recommended by AV Forums

“When you get it out of the box the superior build quality, attractive design and gorgeous finish provides an immediate feeling of luxury. It’s not all looks either, and this discreetly-compact subwoofer does an awful lot with its 10-inch driver, 10-inch passive radiator and 300W of Class A/B power.”

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HiFi + thinks the T/7x is “the sub to beat right now” and named it a product of the year

“The speed of the Serie T/7x is its outstanding feature. Few do bass depth and bass speed like this subwoofer at anything like the same price, and for that alone it deserves very high praise because that means the REL sub can keep up with fast musical transients played through equally fast and reactive loudspeakers.”

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Audiograde Awarded the T/5x with best subwoofer of 2021

“The T/5x is a fabulous little subwoofer that grabs your attention for the sheer musical joy and engagement it brings to music. It represents one of the most effective upgrades I’ve heard to enhancing an audio system’s performance at the price.”

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Tzero MKIII wins Outstanding Product Award From HiFi and Music Source

“I have always felt a subwoofer points to a deficiency in the main pair of speakers, this, again, is not the case. I feel as if the subwoofer makes speakers more efficient and in the case of these two REL Tzero MKIIIs they are supporting the soundstage handsomely, without becoming too overbearing.”