REL’s New 212/SX Subwoofer is Slimmer, Deeper, and Taller
The new REL 212/SX sports no less than four 12-inch drivers - two of which are passive radiators.
We are told that the alloy cones in the active units are both strengthened and quietened by carbon fibre blades firmly attached to their rear. Additionally, the active drivers now offer an additional 12mm of stroke as well as benefitting from updated suspension geometry and greater power handling.
Meanwhile, the passive radiators now boast an additional 30mm of linear travel.
The down-firing carbon-coned passive produces “deep, floor-crawling bass” whereas the one mounted above the amplifier panel on the rear produces “wrap around atmospheric bass”, according to REL.
Weighing in at 58kg the manufacturer claims a low-end reach of 18Hz (-6dB) with 1,000W of power coming by of the onboard Gen 5 amplifier.
Additionally, the REL 212/SX offers simultaneous low-level and high-level connectivity. Also, you can go wireless thanks to REL's new (optional) Airship system, which promises a “high resolution, audiophile-grade” connection thanks to 5.8Ghz military-grade tech.
The REL 212/SX is expected to land in Australian in July/August and is available to pre-order now for $7,999 RRP.
For more information, visit REL Acoustics.
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