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The Compact REL R-218 is Shockingly Good

This small cabinet with only a 10" woofer delivers the deepest, tightest bass we've ever heard from a sealed REL. Much of the credit for this is due to three revisions which make their debut for Serie-R. The first is the revised crossover, which is vastly more efficient than those used in previous R-series, revealing greater transparency, superior dynamic expression and a sense of ease and effortlessness. The second change is REL's transition to a new type of digital amplification, this one is built in-house and delivers higher power, better control and blows the lid off of previous designs. The third change, this one less obvious, is the cabinet size and shape which have been enlarged just slightly, but allow the R-218 to open up and extend deeper than any of the previous R-Series models. The R-218 offers better punch and depth than the previous R-305 with superior power and slam than the R-505. The R-218 is a shockingly good sub and a tremendous value, we highly recommend it!

REL is Different
REL has a unique perspective on low frequency reproduction. Unlike the booming, flatulant thunderboxes which have come to be called subwoofers, only REL Sub-Bass systems accurately reproduce the lowest frequencies and integrate seamlessly into any system. Inserting a REL enriches the tonal balance and resolution of the entire system. The soundstage moves back and opens up, voices become more human and real, instruments achieve proper power, timbre and weight, even the highest frequencies become smoother, richer and more defined. Inserting a REL into any system is a revelation; once you've heard a REL in your system, you'll never be satisfied with anything else.

You Need a REL
We've heard every excuse for not integrating a REL Sub-bass System over the years: "I've got full range speakers", "I have a small room", "I don't like subwoofers", "I'm only doing stereo", the list goes on and on. The real question is "Do you want to hear your system at its very best or not?" Regardless of the size of your main speakers, your room or even your budget, a REL will improve your system. Adding a REL allows your system to dig deeper, play cleaner at any volume and create a deep, virtually holographic soundstage.

Richard E. Lord (REL)
REL was started in 1991 by a two-channel guy, Richard E. Lord, who couldn't find a sub to integrate into his two-channel system. He listened to every sub available to him, but every piece he put in destroyed or distorted the tonal balance of his system. What he found was that for proper integration, the subwoofer had to crossover very low in the frequency range, required a powerful amplifier, a low-distortion driver and the ability to accurately and consistently choose settings for the sub. Move forward to the present day and every REL still adheres to these core principles, no matter how advanced REL's manufacturing ability has become.


Enclosure Type: Sealed
Driver: 10” Long Throw, steel chassis
Crossover: Variable, 30-120 Hz Stepped
Input Connectors:
  Neutrik Speakon High-Level input
  RCA low level input
  .1/LFE RCA input with separate volume control
Amplifier: 250W High Current REL-designed Class D
Protection: Over Current, Over Voltage
Dimensions (HWD): 12x13.6x12.5"
Weight: 29 lbs

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