The REL Acoustics Carbon Special Subwoofer is a new limited availability model that combines our latest engineering with cutting edge components from our reference line, all housed in a moderately sized chassis. It features our third-generation carbon fibre 12” driver with a new, bespoke CSP passive driver that delivers 50% longer stroke, powered by our 1,000 watt amplifier, itself guided by our CS PerfectFilter™. An all new cabinet with highly polished metal and carbon fibre touches appears only in this model.
Where previous special editions have used existing cabinets, drivers and filters, Carbon Special 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. It is better able to handle, smoothly and effortlessly, the massive power needed to deliver explosive dynamics. REL mated it with our NextGen 5 1,000 watt amplifier which has proven to be both a sonic wonder and utterly reliable. Directing all this is a CS PerfectFilter, a custom-designed variant of our latest evolution of filters that improves both ends of the spectrum. It delivers airy, delicate highs with greater reach into the nether regions within a soundstage, as well as truer, more powerful ultra-low bass delivery. If it sounds too good to be true, it almost is.
They didn’t stop there. The cabinet extends deeper than previous mid-chassis designs to optimize performance for this new driver complement. And its looks are delivered in a refined, mature manner with subtle use of carbon fibre details sprinkled among chrome and polished stainless accents. REL predict Carbon Special will become one of the highest demand ultra-high performance subwoofers of all time.
Type: Closed box, front-firing active woofer
Active Driver Size & Material: 12 in., 300mm long-throw, carbon fibre cone with inverted carbon fibre centre cap
Passive Radiator Size & Material: 12 in., 300mm Carbon, carbon flat cone structure, steel chassis
Low Frequency Extension: -6 dB at 19Hz (in Room)
Input Connectors: High Level Neutrik Speakon, Low Level stereo RCA, LFE RCA, and LFE XLR
Output Connectors: High Level Neutrik Speakon, LFE RCA, and LFE XLR
Power Output: 1000 watts (RMS)
Amplifier Type: NextGen5 Class D
Wireless Capability: Airship Wireless Required (sold separately)
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: 5 Amp 220 volts operation, 9 Amp 120 volts operation
Dimensions: W x H x D 17 x 18 x 21.25 in. (430 x 455 x 539 mm)
Net Weight: 85.3 lbs. (38.7 kg)
Finish: Piano Black Lacquer, 8 coats
Mains Lead: Yes
Neutrik Speakon: Yes (10 Meters Nominal)
Users Manual: Yes