REL Acoustics HT/1003 Subwoofer
Our home theater-focused REL Acoustics HT/1003 Subwoofer is designed specifically to answer the challenge of affordably priced, highly dynamic pure home theater powered subwoofers in a handsome, compact package that makes it easy to tuck a few of these into most environments. The HT/1003 combines a lightweight, modern 10” CarbonGlas™ (250 mm) driver, coupled to a powerful 300W Class D amplifier that runs cool, producing startling dynamics. Internally, we designed specially adapted home theater input filters that produce extremely flat bass down in the 20’s.
Compact Power & Punch – ACCESSIBLE HOME THEATER
We set out to build the loudest, relatively compact, affordable 10” unit available for pure home theater use. Critics are already lining up for reviews. The REL Acoustics HT/1003 Subwoofer is designed to deliver the best bang (quite literally) for your buck when building a home theater system, featuring: crisp cabinet dimensions finished in an attractive, yet purposeful, line grained black aluminum-look and topped by a 12mm thick beautifully polished top that serves to damp vibrations on the critical top surface of the cabinet.
For REL owners already enjoying our Serie T/i or S subwoofers designed for both 2-channel and theater use, the HT/1003 is designed to supplement their system’s .1/LFE output to produce even higher output, adding further depth to special effects to provide a true home theater experience. If you own a REL and want theater to be wildly dramatic, add in an HT (or a few).
Purpose Built – BRING ON THE SPECIAL EFFECTS
HT/1003 delivers a tough, honest, purpose-built appearance designed to communicate its sole mission; extremely high output home theater at bargain pricing. The cabinet’s width is minimized reducing visual mass, whilst depth is maximized to produce the deepest bass. We selected tough, high-grade, horizontally oriented line-grained composite to wrap the entire cabinet. Easily handled, easily cleaned. Yet, the top surface that one’s eye sees is beautifully finished in 5 coats of hand rubbed lacquer, creating the visual appeal we’ve come to be known for.
Speed & Slam – TEN-INCH CARBONGLAS™ DRIVER
REL’s driver prowess is on full display with the HT/1003, a modern 10” CarbonGlas™ (250mm) driver that is both lightweight and extremely stiff. While many competitors drone along with relatively slow, heavy cones REL Acoustics HT/1003 Subwoofer uses tough, stiff carbon fibre over 60% of the driven surface, backed by lightweight glasfibre. Naturally, we use true high quality natural butyl surrounds as they remain soft and pliable for decades—something REL owners have come to expect. We believe the new 10” CarbonGlas driver sets a new standard for affordable, high performance theater-specific drivers.
Smart Power – PUNCHING BEYOND ITS WEIGHT CLASS
300 Watts: To accomplish our single-minded goal of exceedingly high output for large-scale theater in a such a compact footprint requires a special amplifier. Our NextGen5 Class D amplifier frees up interior space whilst running cool; this results in more cabinet volume and that translates into ultra-deep bass despite its modest footprint. 300 watts means the driver is never starving for power ensuring high output, delivered effortlessly in a long running, reliable design. Within HT/1003’s input filter, we designed specific inverse filtering to permit our CarbonGlas driver to extend much deeper than conventional designs.
HT-Air™ – ZERO COMPRESSION WIRELESS COMPATABLE
There is wireless and there is REL wireless. We are well-known for having the finest wireless purpose-built systems in the component audio world. Though HT-Air™ is affordable, it retains our corporate fixation on zero compression and maximum dynamics. HT-Air is designed to leave old fashioned Bluetooth-based systems in the dust, delivery latency in the 16-20 millisecond range. This permits owners to place their HT model wherever it works best for you without resorting to unsightly cables being strewn across the landscape of your living room.
TYPE – Closed box, front-firing driver
ACTIVE DRIVER SIZE & MATERIAL – 10 in., 250mm long-throw, CarbonGlas™ cone structure, inverted carbon fibre dust cap, steel chassis
PASSIVE RADIATOR SIZE & MATERIAL – NA
LOW FREQUENCY EXTENTION – -6dB at 24 Hz
INPUT CONNECTORS – Dual purpose Low Level stereo RCA or LFE RCA
OUTPUT CONNECTORS – Daisy Chain Low Level stereo RCA or LFE RCA
POWER OUTPUT – 300 watts (RMS)
AMPLIFIER TYPE – NextGen5 Class D
WIRELESS CAPABILITY – HT Air Wireless (Optional), Zero Compression Single Large Scale Integrated Chip
FULLY ELECTRONIC SET SAFE – Yes
D.C. FAULT – Yes
OUTPUT SHORT – Yes
MAINS INPUT VOLTAGE – 220-240 volts, 110-120 volts for certain markets
FUSES – 8 Amp semi delay 230 volts operation, 15 Amp semi delay 115 volts operation
W X H X D – 12.5 x 13.7 x 13.8 in. (318 x 347 x 351 mm)
NET WEIGHT – 33.3 lbs. (15.1 kg.)
FINISH – Line Grained Black Composite
MAINS LEAD – Yes
NEUTRIK SPEAKON – NA
INTERCONNECT – No
USERS MANUAL – Yes