Carbon Special Subwoofer
Carbon Special is a new limited availability model that combines the latest engineering with cutting edge components from REL’s reference line, all housed in a moderately sized chassis.
The Carbon Special features REL’s third-generation carbon fibre 12” driver with a new, bespoke CSP passive driver that delivers 50% longer stroke, powered by a 1,000 watt amplifier, itself guided by the CS PerfectFilter™. An all new cabinet with highly polished metal and carbon fibre touches appears only in this model.
Where previous special editions have used existing cabinets, drivers and filters, Carbon Special uses many elements developed solely for Carbon Special. We employed REL’s newest BlackWidow 12”(350mm) carbon fibre driver, developed to deliver superior dynamic balance throughout the full range of its considerable 4”(100mm) of fore-and-aft stroke. It is better able to handle, smoothly and effortlessly, the massive power needed to deliver explosive dynamics. REL mated it with their NextGen 5 1,000 watt amplifier which has proven to be both a sonic wonder and utterly reliable. Directing all this is a CS PerfectFilter, a custom-designed variant of the latest evolution of filters that improves both ends of the spectrum. It delivers airy, delicate highs with greater reach into the nether regions within a soundstage, as well as truer, more powerful ultra-low bass delivery. If it sounds too good to be true, it almost is.
REL didn’t stop there. The cabinet extends deeper than previous mid-chassis designs to optimise performance for this new driver complement. And its looks are delivered in a refined, mature manner with subtle use of carbon fibre details sprinkled among chrome and polished stainless accents.
Front-firing active driver, down-firing passive
ACTIVE DRIVER SIZE & MATERIAL
12 in., 300mm long-throw, carbon fibre cone with inverted carbon fibre centre cap
PASSIVE RADIATOR SIZE & MATERIAL
12 in., 300mm Carbon, carbon flat cone structure, steel chassis
LOW FREQUENCY EXTENTION
-6 dB at 19Hz (in Room)
High Level Neutrik Speakon, Low Level stereo RCA, LFE RCA, and LFE XLR
High Level Neutrik Speakon, LFE RCA, and LFE XLR
1000 watts (RMS)
NextGen5 Class D
Airship Wireless Required (sold separately)
FULLY ELECTRONIC SET SAFE
MAINS INPUT VOLTAGE
220-240 volts, 110-120 volts for certain markets
5 Amp 220 volts operation, 9 Amp 120 volts operation
W X H X D
17 x 18 x 21.25 in. (430 x 455 x 539 mm)
85.3 lbs. (38.7 kg)
Piano Black Lacquer, 8 coats