REL Just Made Us See Red!

This New REL Is Not Simply Red

The T/9x Red is hors catégorie

Rel T9x RedWhen REL comes out with a red version of a black or white only subwoofer, it's not enough to just change the color.

Oh no, John Hunter and team have to go in there and make it almost a new subwoofer in its own right.

Sure enough, the fact that the T/9x Red is a beautiful Italian sports-car red is only the beginning. The ever-restless REL team, headed by John, owner and lead designer, took apart the T/9x (at least in their heads, or maybe they actually did; we don't want to know) and thought about what else they could improve. They stared a while at the amp but realized that upgrading the already highly capable, bullet-proof class-AB powerhouse on the T/9 models would drive the price too high. So they went to where they could get the most improvement for the dollar, the active driver.

The 10" alloy cone of the regular T/9x has been replaced with a carbon-fiber cone with a carbon-fiber center cap, saving an amazing 10 grams of moving weight. This immediately catapults the performance of this sub to a whole new level.

Even though racers know that red is faster, the REL team wasn't done updating the looks yet. They moved onto the feet and the top badge, creating a liquid-looking finish that comes from five layers of chrome...(it's at this point even John Hunter pauses in his video about this sub, shakes his head, and laughs at how extreme this is.)

Where Should You See Red?

If you have a pair of speakers that'll match a sub that sits somewhere above the T/9x but not quite at Serie S (call us about this), the obvious place to go Red is to drop a stereo pair into your system and make your listening room really pop.

If you have a home cinema and haven't yet experienced the amazing immersion of a sub on the center channel, this is a great place to run a T/9x Red (running as a speaker sub, not a .1 LFE unit.) Don't blame us or REL if you keep gazing at the sub instead of watching the movie.

The REL T/9x Red is a limited edition, so you need to go from 0 to 60 pretty quickly on this deal. Call us today!

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REL Acoustics T/9x Subwoofer - Limited Edition Italian Racing Red

Upgrade Your Streaming with English Electric

English Electric Ethernet SwitchWould you put your turntable on top of your humming room air conditioner and then complain that analog sound is rubbish? Then why do so many of us connect cheap network electronics in our system's signal path and then complain that digital streaming is harsh and flat?

Cleaning up the signal path north of the streamer is the new frontier in hi-fi. You're going to see more audio-grade network components, filters, clocks, and cables that lower induced and carried noise, reduce jitter, and lift the quality of digital sound to the spaciousness and musicality we expect from good analog. After all, when you stream 96/24 audio, you're listening to a file that's closer to the master than an LP can ever be.

English Electric, a division of Chord cable company, offers two audio-grade network switches and has just added the EE1 Network Noise Isolator to the range. You can get significant improvements from products like these, but home networks are extremely variable, so talk to one of our digital experts to make sure you're optimizing your streaming signal path as best as you can.

As you drop network noise, the sound gets less grainy, has a better sense of flow and more detail, and most surprisingly, there's usually a big improvement in bass performance.

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English Electric EE1 Network Noise Isolator

Minimalist BS! What You Should Expect from a $5K Tube Integrated

Join Kevin on this product comparison tour. He shows you what to look out for if you're shopping for a high-performance integrated amplifier at any price. Look under the hood and know what to expect from manufacturers. Kevin shows you just how PrimaLuna designs and produces some of the best tube electronics on the market. From proper tube sockets to point-to-point wiring, from serious toroidal transformers to sophisticated volume control assemblies, you'll see that high-performance comes from parts and engineering, not "less-is-more" minimalist corner-cutting.

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