REL Serie T/9x Gloss Black
REL’s Serie T/x is instantly seen as crisper, fresher…a full upgrade . REL’s goals were not simply to improve upon its illustrious predecessor, but to deliver as much as possible of the company’s latest Serie S on a budget. Faster, more transparent sounding system performance awaits you with higher output levels and even greater impact.
The Series Flagship…Bigger and Better Performance
The job of any range topper for REL is to deliver more of everything, particularly output and dynamics. The T/9x is no different in this regard, as it delivers the goods in both music and theatre applications. The REL T/9x, however, delivers a level of intimacy, clarity and speed that means there are no longer trade-offs between the sonic balance of smaller models weighed against the power and scale of a model 9.
The all new T/9x has even greater output than before, but the headline news is the way it sacrifices nothing in clarity and transparency to achieve this. At this price it opens the pathway for owners of high performance European floor and stand mounted monitors and smaller panel speakers to enjoy truly full range sound.
There exists an intense linkage between performance and design at REL. Performance is everything to the company and so it drives physical design revisions. REL’s engineers, recognizing the need for greater acoustic volume to achieve the goals of greater fluidity and power. They turn to expert industrial designers who work dimensions to fool the eye into seeing a smaller, more compact footprint even though cabinet volume increases. Using gently rounded corner radii that allows the eye to flow over and see less visual mass. The result is both modern and familiar with no unnecessary adornment.
INNOVATIVE ALLOY/FIBRE BASS ENGINES
To achieve higher output with better control requires a complete overhaul of the suspension components. Much like the suspension on a sports car, these items are responsible for the tuning and feel of subwoofer designs. By increasing the cabinet volume, efficiency is improved yielding higher output for no more amplifier power. Less back pressure inside the cabinet means REL can tune for a stiffer, better controlled driver suspension. In the T/9x, REL engineers retained the best aspects of their previous designs, such as the aluminium centre cap responsible for stiffening the lightweight 10” (250mm) cone while adding almost no mass. The updated combination produces considerably better attack and dynamics with greater transparency.
Tried and True Amplifiers…the Brains Behind the Brawn
The signature REL Class A/B amplifiers used in every generation of Serie T since 2006 are retained in the T/9x. Reliability is the key to happy ownership and with some 200,000 and counting of this range leading long happy lives, Serie T/x owners can feel certain of REL’s standard setting reliability. The powerful 300 watt mosfet amplifier used in the T/9x remains an icon with huge reserves of current, massive power supplies but small upgrades are found everywhere. New driver mosfets that open up performance and transparency and new methods for securing the toroidal transformers mean better performance and superior strength.
Versatile Connectivity and Calibration
For those seeking perfect time alignment with a high-end music system, the T/9x includes a “speakon-based”, High Level input. This unique REL feature allows connection of the T/9i to the main amplifier channels without altering the system impedance. This connectivity delivers perfectly timed bass extension for serious 2-channel music playback. And for home theatre applications the T/9x allows simultaneous Low Level or .1LFE inputs with separate level adjustment.
REL’s legendary High Level Input connection and fast filters are a significant part of the REL story. Connecting via the speaker outputs of your amplifier without drawing any power from it may seem like magic, but the real magic lies in the way the sound takes on a natural character. Unique tuning and special limiters means the T/x range sounds fresher, faster and more dynamic than ever before.
• 10″ forward-firing active driver
• 10″ down-firing passive driver
• Integrated 300 Watt RMS Class AB amplifier
• -6dB at 27 Hz bass extension
• High Level, Low Level and .1LFE inputs
• Packs real punch with sophistication
• Excellent value for money