Beautifully balanced, S/3 offers powerful, incisive and beautifully balanced performance.
Continuous Cast Cone Bass Engine
The S3's driver features an all-new alloy cone structure that takes REL's mid-level product to an all new level of performance. By reducing moving mass, with a balanced approach to design, REL's engineering team was able to produce far more speed than prior designs. By carefully adjusting key parameters, they've been able to increase the self-quieting key to a high-end component's ability to resolve space and inner detail. Improvements in their designs translate into enhancement in your entire system.
Sound Beyond Its Size
The S3 uses a special carbon/carbon passive that is stiff, lightweight and incredibly well-behaved. The approach to passive design results in performance more akin to a variable ratio driver size. On an S3, think of it as a sliding ratio design wherein the S3 begins as an ultra-fast 10" sealed box design and, as more power and deeper bass is demanded S/3 gradually morphs into the power and output of a 15" design.
Fast, Extended Lows
Beyond their proprietary drivers, the performance of a REL is determined by their unique input filters and amplifiers. The S3 uses a simple filter-type that is very fastabout 8 milliseconds in group delay to cross out unwanted higher frequencies to the driver. This speed and the carefully sorted filters allow for seamless blending with the main speakers. REL does not include a high pass filter to cross out bass from the main speaker because to do so would generally produce more unwanted effects than the minor benefits such a design confers.
S/3's power amplifier is a powerful NextGen2 400W digital amplifier. This design has powered thousands of RELs and has proven exceptionally reliable and very fast with deep, extended lowsit provides a perfect mate to the new driver.
Freedom with LongBow Wireless Connectivity
LongBow permits very fast, uncompressed bass to be sent wirelessly within the same room approximately 45 feet. REL have selected an un compressed format as it results in natural, quick delivery compared with conventional wi-fi or Bluetooth systems. REL has developed a LongBow with both high level (or low level with crossover intact) AND .1 channel delivery so that REL Theatre Reference performance can be maintained even when using their wireless delivery system.
Type: Front-firing active woofer, down-firing passive radiator
Active Drive Unit: 10 in., 250mm long-throw, pressed Aluminium chassis
Passive Radiator: 12 in., 300mm
Lower Frequency Response in Room: 22Hz at -6 dB
Input Connectors: Hi Level Neutrik Speakon, Left and Right Lo Level phono, LFE phono, SMA for wireless antenna
Gain Control Range: 80 dB
Power Output: 400 watts (RMS)
Phase Switch: Yes, 0 or 180 degrees
Amplifier Type: Next Gen II Class D
Protection System: Fully Electronic with SET-SAFE
Dimensions (WxHxD): 406 x 424 x 463.5 mm
Net Weight: 27.85 kg
Finish (Gloss): Piano Black or White Lacquer
Supplied Accessories: Neutrik Speakon Interconnect 10 Metres