REL S/510

500w 10" driver
Manufacturer: REL
Manufacturer part number: REL S/510
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£1,899.00

Comin soon!! - The new REL S/510 is the first model in the new S Series from REL. Replacing the S/3 SHO and S/5 SHO, the new S/510 has a 500w amplifier. 10" active drive unit and a 12" passive radiator. Typical solid REL construction and an audio naturalness you just cannot get with any other subwoofer. REL have cemented their status, again, as the best sub manufacturer on the market. 

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Here is what REL say:

S/510 takes REL’s compact-medium chassis concept to reference-like levels of performance and does so with style, power and incredible speed. It delivers incredible levels of all ‘round performance. S/510 allows those with less space, or when pairing with high end speakers that are slightly less robust to have a perfect dance partner when the S/812 is simply too much of a great thing.

COMPACT PACKAGE

For S/510, every aspect of the previous generation’s inner workings were examined without regard to its critical and customer-driven success. We turned a fresh eye to power requirements, driver improvements, and specialty filters, upgrading each-to extract all the extra performance possible. All this alongside the cabinet refinements necessary for those upgrades to emerge cleanly. This latest S range is a triumphant development that has exceeded every expectation of our design team.

Our requirements were for far stronger deep bass output between 20-35 Hz, vastly improved theatre dynamics, and an even more open and spacious soundfield which benefits both music and film. We turned to our NextGen3 amplifier, tuned to 500 watts with substantial reserves of power, added a light film of carbon fibre to the rear of the driver to handle the extra power, and developed two new sets of custom filters to extract the utmost in brute force and spaciousness. Finally, we imbued S/510 with the ability to be stacked in 4- or 6-unit line arrays, just like our reference models.

S/510’S BASS ENGINE

S/510 required upgrades to its ContinuousCast™ Alloy Cone to allow it to survive its massive power upgrades. To permit its thin, aluminum cone to survive 500 watts and incredibly long stroke, we added an ultra-lightweight backing of pure carbon fibre strategically placed over portions of the rear surface of the cone. This produces two benefits; it strengthens and stiffens the cone and also eliminates reversion, wherein the backwave inside the cabinet is now prevented from interfering with the main launch of bass into the room. The result is more accurate and far louder deep bass.

SUPERPROGRESSIVE™ PASSIVE RADIATOR

Our uniquely tuned passive radiators use special suspensions, now with an additional 8mm of linear travel, to produce performance unlike conventional subwoofers. Our new SuperProgressive™ passive radiator produces extremely long travel allowing for very loud output while retaining the variable stiffness of its suspension. This allows it to act like a sealed box compact 12” design at low volumes and a high output 14” design at its limit.

NEXTGEN3 AMPLIFIER

At 500 watts the NextGen3 amplifier is borrowed from our former flagship model and produces huge reservoirs of power and current. The 20%+ increase in power (previous version was 400 watts) is needed to deliver the high output levels needed for modern theatre, as well as to produce the extremely deep bass in a high end 2-channel system. This increase in power is necessitated by our development on the musical front of an all-new circuit termed PerfectFilter™ that balance both frequency extremes.

PerfectFilter performs two seemingly disparate qualities; extending the strong, even response of the extreme low end of bass frequencies while simultaneously opening up air and delicacy in the middle and high frequencies of one’s system. Additionally, we applied customized PureTheatre™ filters to allow S/510 to keep up with modern theatre effects without breaking a sweat.

SERIE S LINE ARRAYS

In the real world, bass occurs with width, depth and height. By stacking up to three units per side (stereo or theatre main L-R speakers) the proper perspective and height of sonic events are illuminated. This elevates reproduction from conventional stereo or theatre to a floor to ceiling panoramic, full scale perspective of each sonic event. Reviewers are lining up to marvel at the transformation of music and film into the full-scale representation that REL Line Arrays uniquely deliver.

Specifications

TYPE

Front-firing active woofer, down-firing passive radiator

ACTIVE DRIVER SIZE & MATERIAL

10 in., 250mm long-throw, die cast aluminium chassis

PASSIVE RADIATOR SIZE & MATERIAL

12 in., 300mm

LOW FREQUENCY EXTENTION

20Hz at -6 dB

INPUT CONNECTORS

Hi Level Neutrik Speakon, Left and Right Lo Level phono, LFE phono, LFE XLR

OUTPUT CONNECTORS

Hi Level Neutrik Speakon, LFE XLR

POWER OUTPUT

500 watts (RMS)

AMPLIFIER TYPE

NextGen3 Class D

WIRELESS CAPABILITY

Yes- REL Airship system [required]. Sold separately.

Protection System

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 semi delay 220 volts operation 9 Amp semi delay 120 volts operation

Dimensions

W X H X D

15.7 x 16 x 18.25 in., (400 x 410 x 464 mm) Add 1.75in (44.5mm) in depth when using Hi Level connector

NET WEIGHT

70 lbs. (31.7 kg)

FINISH

Piano Black Lacquer, White Lacquer, 10 coats

Supplied Accessories

MAINS LEAD

Yes

NEUTRIK SPEAKON

Yes

INTERCONNECT

-

USERS MANUAL

Yes

Products specifications
Item Condition New