When looking at their previous generation, REL found a way to upgrade nearly every aspect of their S series. Looking for stronger and deeper bass, REL turned to a massive 500 Watt “NextGen3” amplifier, then applied filters, films, and upgraded the modularity of the sub.
The active woofer of the S/510 has now been backed up with a film of pure carbon fiber, in order to strengthen the cone and eliminate bass reversion. These upgrades were necessary due to the increased amplifier power and the thinness of the S/510’s cone.
The passive radiator on the bottom of the S/510 now has a longer throw and contains special suspensions that allow it to remain particularly stiff while active. This new radiator system also allows the S/510 to “act like a sealed box compact 12” design at low volumes and a high output 14” design at its limit”.
A 20% increase in power means large power reservoirs and stronger bass extension while also delicately opening up the mid-range and highs in your system. The extra power also greatly helps these subs in a home theatre use case.
Taking a reference level feature and bringing it to the S series, REL has now allowed for the three-fold stacking of subs in this series, so you can feel the bass and its incredible 3-dimensional impact.
Front-firing active woofer, down-firing passive radiator
ACTIVE DRIVER SIZE & MATERIAL
10 in., 250mm long-throw, die cast aluminium chassis
PASSIVE RADIATOR SIZE & MATERIAL
12 in., 300mm
LOW FREQUENCY EXTENTION
-6 dB at 20hz
High Level Neutrik Speakon, Low Level stereo RCA, LFE RCA, LFE XLR
Hi Level Neutrik Speakon, LFE RCA, LFE XLR
500 watts (RMS)
NextGen3 Class D
Yes- REL AirShip system. Sold separately.
FULLY ELECTRONIC SET SAFE
MAINS INPUT VOLTAGE
220-240 volts, 110-120 volts for certain markets
5 Amp semi delay 220 volts operation 9 Amp semi delay 120 volts operation
W X H X D
15.7 x 16 x 18.25 in., (400 x 410 x 464 mm) Add 1.75in (44.5mm) in depth when using Hi Level connector
70 lbs. (31.7 kg)