Added to this is a new lightweight, stiff carbon fibre 12″ ABR passive radiator that is pitched quite low and thereby avoids the normally slow, plumy quality of typical ABR design. The additional driven surface area that predominantly comes into play at very low frequencies and high amplitudes has the effect of creating a variable cone surface capable of acting as a fast 10″ driver for smaller more delicate material, then transforming into the equivalent of a 15″ driver when demand calls for it. Internally, REL refers to this progressive driver size as VariCone?. Finally, due to the improved driver, amplifier power is upgraded to 350W.
Serie R was conceived as a maximum value proposition in the entire REL product range possessing many of the performance attributes of our legendary Reference Sub-Bass Systems, yet realized to be more compact and affordable. This fresh design approach offers superiority in all regards over the previous R-Series through improved amplification, vastly better filter networks and upgraded cabinet and driver designs.
Models R-528 and R-328 feature both active front-firing and a down-firing passive radiator while R-218 employs a single active driver in the down-firing configuration. The range excels in the drive, extension, ease and musicality wherein their speed mixes with the greater body and heft to produce an altogether more profound musical event.
Each Serie R model is available in a stunning hand-rubbed piano black lacquer that will grace your living environment as well as your stereo music or film sound system.