REL Serie S Carbon Special
Carbon Special is a new limited availability model that combines our latest engineering with cutting edge components from our reference line, all housed in a moderately sized chassis. It features our third-generation carbon fibre 12” driver with a new, bespoke CSP passive driver that delivers 50% longer stroke, powered by our 1,000 watt amplifier, itself guided by our CS PerfectFilter™. An all new cabinet with highly polished metal and carbon fibre touches appears only in this model.
Reference Performance, Modest Size
Where previous special editions have used existing cabinets, drivers and filters, Carbon Special uses many elements developed solely for Carbon Special. We employed our newest BlackWidow 12”(350mm) carbon fibre driver, developed to deliver superior dynamic balance throughout the full range of its considerable 4”(100mm) of fore-and-aft stroke. It is better able to handle, smoothly and effortlessly, the massive power needed to deliver explosive dynamics. We mated it with our NextGen 5 1,000 watt amplifier which has proven to be both a sonic wonder and utterly reliable. Directing all this is a CS PerfectFilter, a custom-designed variant of our latest evolution of filters that improves both ends of the spectrum. It delivers airy, delicate highs with greater reach into the nether regions within a soundstage, as well as truer, more powerful ultra-low bass delivery. If it sounds too good to be true, it almost is.
We didn’t stop there. The cabinet extends deeper than previous mid-chassis designs to optimize performance for this new driver complement. And its looks are delivered in a refined, mature manner with subtle use of carbon fibre details sprinkled among chrome and polished stainless accents. We predict Carbon Special will become one of the highest demand ultra-high performance subwoofers of all time.
Elevating low bass performance and overall clarity
Perfect is not a word REL throws around lightly but these latest filters are so good they require its use. Our PerfectFilters elevate the low bass performance to a new standard for a mid-chassis design, while subtle tweaks to its upper range performance allow for an airier, more transparent soundstage and improved clarity throughout the entire system’s performance. It is impossible to overstate its benefit to a fine audio system and all benefits that accrue to its musical performance go on to expand its merits in power theatre. A true two-for-one upgrade.
Inspired by the G/1 MK II
The key to Carbon Special’s amazing performance is its new BlackWidow 12”(350mm) forward firing active driver. Carbon fibre grabs the headlines with its ultra-lightweight and tough, resilient nature. Carbon fibre, while light, has excellent self-quieting properties that allow for far greater dynamics because the driver itself is so quiet. This generation 3 version features a much larger surround to better allow the explosiveness needed to set itself apart from the pack. The inner suspension was re-tuned to take advantage of this and the result, found only here and upcoming versions of the G-1 MK II is a 12” that hits like a heavyweight but reacts like a much smaller driver.
NextGen5 1000W Digital Amplifier
Power matters, and especially when our CS PerfectFilter demands more from the driver, additional power is crucial. This is why we placed the heart of our flagship No.25 amplifier into Carbon Special. At 1,000 watts, it has the current reserves to easily keep up with the demands placed upon it by even the most rigorous user. Carbon Special is capable of startling the listener, used in dual duty for both theatre and music its merits are immediately obvious in music which can lull the theatre aficionado into complacency, only to be yanked out of any sense of normalcy when a huge, unexpected transient explodes without warning. Think Pierce Brosnan’s 007 using plastique at work here.
- Type Closed box, front-firing active woofer
- Active Driver Size & Material 12 in., 300mm long-throw, carbon fibre cone with inverted carbon fibre centre cap
- Passive Radiator Size & Material 12 in., 300mm Carbon, carbon flat cone structure, steel chassis
- Low Frequency Extention -6 dB at 19Hz (in Room)
- Input Connectors High Level Neutrik Speakon, Low Level stereo RCA, LFE RCA, and LFE XLR
- Output Connectors High Level Neutrik Speakon, LFE RCA, and LFE XLR
- Power Output 1000 watts (RMS)
- Amplifier Type NextGen5 Class D
- Wireless Capability Airship Wireless Required (sold separately)
- Fully Electronic Set Safe Yes
- D.C. Fault Yes
- Output Short Yes
- Mains Input Voltage 220-240 volts, 110-120 volts for certain markets
- Fuses 5 Amp 220 volts operation, 9 Amp 120 volts operation
- W x H x D 17 x 18 x 21.25 in. (430 x 455 x 539 mm)
- Net Weight 85.3 lbs. (38.7 kg)
- Finish Piano Black Lacquer, 8 coats
- Mains Lead Yes
- Neutrik Speakon Yes (10 Meters Nominal)
- Users Manual Yes
Wir stellen Subwoofer her. Das ist es. Das ist es. Nichts anderes. Keine Ablenkungen. Nichts, was unseren Fokus stiehlt. Keine Illusionen, dass wir in allem gut sein könnten. Kein Versuch, die ganze Welt zu erobern. Wir tun nur unser Bestes, um unser Fachgebiet zu perfektionieren.
Jeden Tag beginnen wir neu, um nur eine Absicht zu verfolgen, um den echtesten, perfekten und reinsten Klang zu erzeugen, um die ursprüngliche Absicht des Musikkünstlers einzufangen. Wir verwenden die hochwertigsten Materialien und setzen die anspruchsvollsten Bau-Vorgaben ein. Wir betrachten das Problem ganzheitlich. Wir verfolgen die Jagd nach dem perfekten Klangerlebnis mit einer obsessiven Leidenschaft und Kraft.
Wir tun das, weil wir den Klang lieben. Wir glauben, dass Klang Menschen mehr bewegen kann als jeder andere Sinn. Wir glauben, dass es die Integration des Basses über den perfekten Subwoofer ist, die alles andere der Musik besser macht. Und letztendlich ist es sehr erfreulich, wenn man dies gut macht und etwas von einzigartiger Qualität schafft, so dass man weiß, dass es inspirieren wird. Es macht die harte Arbeit und die Besessenheit über jedes einzelne Detail der Mühe wert. Das ist unsere Belohnung.