REL Acoustics S/812 Subwoofer
Upscale's best-selling subwoofer models, the beloved REL S/3 SHO and S/5 SHO have been given a complete transformation into the new Serie S. The beautiful new cabinetry is contrasted by subtle gunmetal grey badging, and the feet have been replaced by ultra-stable rails, reflecting proportions from REL's reference portfolio.
The S/812 uses the 212/SE's NextGen3 amp electronically limited to 800 W with peaks in excess of 1,000 W. The increased power is needed to handle the special filters first used in the HT/1508 that offer almost twice the output below 40 Hz for .1/LFE applications.
The high- and low-inputs use a new design called PerfectFilter that offers a more musically natural performance with more air and openness. The already ultra-light driver cone from the original Serie S has been upgraded with a rear-mounted carbon fiber bracing that stiffens and deadens the cone almost 60% more than the original. Improved filtering results in greater speed, delicacy, and precision, offering a powerful and extremely flat response.
Finally, these are the first medium-chassis RELs designed to be stackable up to three units high on each side. This opens up the awe-inspiring scale of REL's Reference Line Arrays to a whole new audience.
Active drive unit: Front-firing 12" woofer, 11.8" long-throw, die-cast aluminum chassis
Passive radiator: 12" driver, 11.8" throw
Low-frequency response in room: 19 Hz at -6 dB
Inputs: High-level Neutrik Speakon, stereo low-level RCA, LFE RCA, LFE XLR
Gain control range: 80 dB
Power output: 800 W RMS
Phase switch: 0 or 180 degrees
Amplifier type: NextGen3 class D
Wireless: REL Airship, sold separately
Protection system: Fully electronic with SET-SAFE, DC fault, output short
Fuse: 15 A semi-delay
WHD, including feet and rear panel controls: 17" x 18" x 20". Add 1.75" when using high-level connector
Weight: 75 lb
Shipping weight: 94 lb
Finish: Gloss Piano Black or Gloss White Lacquer
Supplied accessories: Power cord, 32 ft Neutrik Speakon high-level interconnect, user manual