REL HT1508 PREDATOR SUBWOOFER TO LAND DOWN UNDER

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by Jay Garrett

6th February, 2019

REL HT1508 PREDATOR SUBWOOFER TO LAND DOWN UNDER

Subwoofer experts, REL, have announced its all-new HT/1508 Predator 15" Subwoofer complete with 3-inches of excursion, powered by an 850-watt amplifier and designed to be a compact powerhouse at a reasonable price.

The REL engineering team created the all-new 15-inch driver and like all REL driver designs, their focus is on speed and articulation, not just boom.

Where traditional RELs are asked to be fantastic all ‘rounders, the HT (Home Theater) range is to focus on one task (theatre bass) and do it perfectly.

When designing for theatre, the company begin at the input and worked outward. Predator's input filters and crossovers are optimised for high output theatre applications and gently correct for box/driver interactions resulting in output that extends exceptionally low.

The 850-watt amplifier is a powerhouse in the true tradition of REL, with massive power supplies and reserves of current for when a particularly explosive special effect appears onscreen.

John Hunter, REL owner, told StereoNET:

We designed an all-new 15in driver with 3in of stroke fore-and-aft but, as with all REL driver designs, our focus is on speed and articulation, not just boom. A compact yet powerful 850W amplifier provides all the power necessary to shake walls and rattle cabinets.

Where many competitors offer a 12-inch or 13-inch driver, REL supplies a 15-incher. Why? Well, REL says:

Because our testing revealed that the 15in would deliver the necessary performance but do so with greater ease and more headroom.

The REL HT/1508 Predator is designed to deliver near reference levels of output and deep, room-filling bass at a price that remains affordable, making this a product that provides exceptional value.

The sealed design features a forward firing driver, and the cabinet utilises internal bracing and a 12mm-thick glass top plate. With feet that double as stacking rails, multiple HT/1508 subwoofers can be stacked, in true REL style.

The REL HT/1508 Predator will be available later this year and sell for $2,899 RRP.

For more information visit REL.

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