REL Carbon Special Subwoofer

REL Carbon Special Subwoofer is a new limited availability model, featuring the third-generation carbon fibre 12” driver with a new, CSP passive driver that delivers 50% longer stroke and is powered by a 1,000 watt amplifier.

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Description / REL Carbon Special Subwoofer

REL's Carbon Special

Reference Performance, Modest Size

Rel’s Carbon Special Subwoofer uses many elements developed solely for Carbon Special. Rel employed their 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. Rel mated it with their NextGen 5 1,000 watt amplifier which has proven to be both a sonic wonder and ultimately reliable. Directing these features, the CS PerfectFilter is a custom-designed variant of our latest evolution of filters that improves both ends of the spectrum. Delicate highs can be delivered with greater each into the nether regions within a soundstage, as well as 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 optimize performance for this new driver complement. The Carbon Special’s looks are delivered in a refined, mature manner with subtle use of carbon fibre details sprinkled among chrome and polished stainless accents. It is no surprise that the Carbon Special will become one of the highest demand ultra-high performance subwoofers of all time.

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Elevating Low Bass Performance and Overall Clarity

The latest features on the Carbon Special can only be described as Perfect. A word Rel doesn’t throw around lightly. Their PerfectFilters elevate the low bass performance to a new standard for a mid-chassis design, while small tweaks to its upper range performance allows for a more transparent soundstage and improved clarity throughout the entire system’s performance.

Sound Beyond Its Size

Key to the Carbon Special’s performance is the new BlackWidow 12”(350mm) forward firing active driver. While the Carbon Fibre is renowned for being ultra-lightweight, it also features self-quieting properties that encourage far greater dynamics due to the driver itself being so quiet. 

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NextGen5 1000w Digital Amplifier

Power matters. Rel placed the heart of their flagship No.25 amplifier into Carbon Special. At 1,000 watts, it has the current reserves to keep up with the demands placed upon it by even the most rigorous user.

Totally Stacked Performance

REL line array

Rel’s signature gift to the art of sub bass performance is undoubtedly their Reference Line Arrays, wherein three units per side are stacked vertically. For those who always dreamed of owning a REL Reference Line Array but were denied it because of their size, your ship has arrived.

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Key Features of the Carbon Special Subwoofer

  • 12 inch BlackWidow Carbon Fibre driver
  • 12 inch long travel passive bass radiator
  • NextGen5 Class D amplification at 1000W
  • PerfectFilter balances frequency extremes, creating an ideal blend between sub and speakers
  • REL Line Array Subwoofer stacking for the ultimate subwoofer performance
  • Works with REL AirShip zero compression wireless transmitter for easy sub placement

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Lead Time AvailabilityIn Stock
ManufacturerRel Acoustics
Frequency Response-6 dB at 19Hz
Amplifier Power Output1000 W
Drivers Unit Complement12 in., 300mm long-throw, carbon fibre cone with inverted carbon fibre centre cap
Power Supply100-240VAC 50/60Hz
Power Usage max: 375W / Stationary: <1W
Weight (Kg)38.7
Warranty3 Year Warranty


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