Do one thing, do it perfectly. Confirmation of REL’s motto arrives in the form of the all-new BRITANNIA Series. Just once in the past decade has this proud company issued forth with a new range. Avoiding gratuitous embellishment, REL continue to extol their classic virtues of conservative design principles; mil-spec approaches to amplifier construction, leading edge acoustic designs, and a general impression of quality that reminds some of that other great British icon, Rolls Royce.
With BRITANNIA, an entirely new generation of high-end music and film sound devotees are poised to revel in the fruits of REL’s labors. These newest offerings are superbly crafted to perform dual roles in both the most sophisticated music or film sound systems with equal facility.
The combination of an ultra-powerful new range of bass-engines, mounted forward firing, and with a patented twin-chamber exhaust, venting out the bottom produce truly prodigious low frequency output with startling speed. Last but not least, that most British of all virtues-value-is present everywhere one looks.
The flagship of the new REL armada, B1, produces truly prodigious low bass at output levels that will awe most listeners. An all-new ultra-long throw 12” driver designed to support several thousands of watts has been paired with an ultra high current amplifier resulting in bass that can only be described as frightening.
Quality isn’t everything; it’s the only thing. All Britannia Series feature 24 crossover frequencies from 22-96Hz, using precision trimmed circuits. REL’s unique design permits operation of both high-level support of main speakers and .1 channel from one B1something no other manufacturer offers. Massive power supplies and outstanding build quality are the cornerstones of REL’s reputation.
Enclosure Type: Balanced ARM Loaded with Port
Port Diameter: 4.75 inches
Input Connectors: 2-Neutrik Speakon / 2-RCA Phono / 1-XLR
Gain Control Range: 80dB
Amplifier Type: DC Coupled MOSFET
100k Ohms, High Level, Two-Channel Unbalanced
100k Ohms, High Level, Single-Channel Balanced
10k Ohms, Low Level(LFE), Black 0dB, Red + 12dB
10k Ohms, Low Level, Single Channel Balanced
Drive Unit: 12 inch, Long Throw Heavy-Duty Cast Frame
Low Frequency Response: 13Hz in Room at 6dB
Power Output: 500 Watts
Phase: 0 and 180 degrees
Dimensions (WxHxD): 15.25 x 26.5 x 18.5inches (38,7 x 67,3 x 47 cm)
Weight: 97lbs. (44 kg)