REL 3D Subwoofers REVIEW Home Theater SETUP Factory Tour & MORE !!

REL 3D Subwoofers REVIEW Home Theater SETUP Factory Tour & MORE !!

In this video I visit REL Acoustics UK HQ and Factory where it all started for the company 20+ years ago and I am there to get a full REL 3D subwoofer demo for Home Theater / Home Cinema.

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The subwoofers shown in this video are the 212 SX, the Carbon Special, the T7X and the HT1508 Predator.

For my review of the REL T9X subwoofer see here

For my review of one HT1508 Predator Subwoofer see here
For my review of two HT1508 Predator Subwoofers see here
For my review of FOUR HT1508 Predator Subwoofers see here

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0:00 Intro
0:57 REL
1:59 REL 3D System
5:49 Setup
9:19 Review
16:41 Extras

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  1. Razer Mouse
    Razer Mouse 20 May, 2022, 01:49

    What do we mean by sub used for 'High level' I have dual Predators and can't see how I'd connect it to speaker terminals on my AV amp

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    SutraLETICSS SutraLETICSS 20 May, 2022, 01:49

    I notice towers are used for surrounds. Would that work better than bookshelves? I guess running towers Full Band works better? Also your thoughts on using towers for centre channel ?

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    SutraLETICSS SutraLETICSS 20 May, 2022, 01:49

    A bit confused, are we using 3 or 4 subs in the setup? 1 each for L/R, Centre, Surrounds, LFE? Am I correct ? Do you also recommend to apply audyssey or any other software?

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  4. Anthony Smith
    Anthony Smith 20 May, 2022, 01:49

    @Pursuit Perfect System, now that you have experienced a REL 3D Subwoofer scenario, what are your thoughts concerning Dirac Live? Even more so, Dirac Live with Bass Control? I ask because my upgrade path includes upgrading my subs and processor. I am deciding between the Emotiva RMC-1 (Bass Control Upgrade not possible)and the Arcam AV40 (Bass Control Upgrade possible). Because of how unique REL subs are, is the Bass Control Upgrade worth the cost? Thank you in advance for the response.

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  5. 1997inspire
    1997inspire 20 May, 2022, 01:49

    This demo is a clever way if promoting the purchase or all their of subwoofer models. The center chanel is the most important speaker in the home theatre but unfortunately they have to placed horizontally except in the rear cases when the setup allows three identical towers to be placed behind a perforated screen, hence all horizontally oriented centre channel speakers are compromises. Idealy all the speakers should be full range ,but that is rearly possible.So, strategically adding appropriate subs to all channels is a great idea.Dubbing the prosess as 3D is a nice touch.Let marketing prevail.

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  6. Madan Devarenti
    Madan Devarenti 20 May, 2022, 01:49

    Hi Terry, Great Video and very interesting channel

    I am planning to setup a 3D subwoofer set up with 4 REL subs as –

    1. 1 REL T/7x for Center channel – using High Level Input only

    2. 1 REL T/7x for dedicated Rear surrounds – using High Level Input and LFE (one .1 sub out from AVR)

    3. 2 REL T/9xs, one for Left and one for Right Mains – using High Level Input and LFE (other .1 sub out from AVR using a Y splitter to 2 subs). These speakers and subs (without LFE) will also be used for 2 channel listening.

    Do you see any issues with this 4 sub setup? Are the REL models I chose apt for this setup?

    Question on sub for surrounds. I am planning to do a 7.2.4 setup. How can I connect all my surround channels (4 surrounds and/or 4 atmos) to the high level input of the surround sub?
    Appreciate your help. Thank You.

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  7. Gary Stewart
    Gary Stewart 20 May, 2022, 01:49

    I'd love to go visit REL if only to find out the right way to set up my Stentor 3 and to hear the newer subs

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  8. Chris Goodson
    Chris Goodson 20 May, 2022, 01:49

    This does look awesome but if I did this in my listening room I had nowhere to sit! Even after the wife had left me

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  9. cymaz100
    cymaz100 20 May, 2022, 01:49

    Richard Lord sold me a REL Strata 1 !! He persuaded me to get one at the Bristol HIFI Show
    I still have it….and it still works beautifully

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  10. wabbasMEpern
    wabbasMEpern 20 May, 2022, 01:49

    Old boy needs to zip up/buy bigger pants.

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  11. Arkam Asylum
    Arkam Asylum 20 May, 2022, 01:49

    I bought a REL Strata Sub when it first came out, still have it, and it still works. Which is more than I can say for the Jamo sub that came with the D500 THX Select package I bought. 🙁

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  12. Andrey K
    Andrey K 20 May, 2022, 01:49

    One word: Marketing

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  13. Digic Pixel
    Digic Pixel 20 May, 2022, 01:49

    This is the video i'm looking for.

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  14. Mr Linde
    Mr Linde 20 May, 2022, 01:49

    The real comparison would be doing the REL 3D with DIRAC compared to a 80hz crossover regular setup with subs in same position. REL 3D is tempting but I would be worried with room modes and output pr full range speakee.

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  15. Joey Peacock
    Joey Peacock 20 May, 2022, 01:49

    I always look forward to REL videos.
    When set to large speakers, this gives the sub information to play, but isn't this also send LF information to speakers that often (if not virtually always) can't handle those frequencies??
    Thanks, again 👏👏👏

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  16. Total plonker
    Total plonker 20 May, 2022, 01:49

    Cheers Terry mate for another great video!
    Even though Rel recommends having your stereo subwoofers positioned behind your stereos
    I chose to have mine positioned behind my sweet spot (basically out of veiw) and the best thing about rel subwoofers and there seamless integration is that when I get guests over and I stick some music on… the heads turn to my little bookshelve speakers and I know what they're thinking…
    'how the hell do those small speakers sound so huge'
    then I think to myself oh yeah that's how its done 😁

    click on the red dragon to view / listen

    Big shout out to the support structure at Rel especially Ben and his Enthusiasm in wanting to help 👍👍👍

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  17. MRPC
    MRPC 20 May, 2022, 01:49

    But doesn't this type of high level connection introduce timing issues where the receiver can't adjust delay for the bass?

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  18. Martyn Ottley
    Martyn Ottley 20 May, 2022, 01:49

    Great video Terry. Love REL. I used to sell alot of their product and I still enjoy my Strata 5 with a Bass Line cable every day. Fantastic to see the team in action. Fantastic content

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  19. hstudio3.0
    hstudio3.0 20 May, 2022, 01:49

    awesome factory!

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  20. Ray King
    Ray King 20 May, 2022, 01:49

    Hi Terry, I have two questions for you. I know that the equipment and the processing options were completely different to your own set up choice but do you prefer your 4 Rel Predators or this 3D subwoofer sound you’ve experienced. And my other question is that if your av receiver only has xlr connectors how would one connect via high level connection.

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  21. Marcus
    Marcus 20 May, 2022, 01:49

    Heard this type of hookup before….. Its astonishing… Superb speed and impact….. Latency problems just don't exist.

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  22. Geoff Parsons
    Geoff Parsons 20 May, 2022, 01:49

    You sure you're busy enough Terry?….

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  23. A Peters
    A Peters 20 May, 2022, 01:49

    Great video lovely subwoofers

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  24. John Daddabbo
    John Daddabbo 20 May, 2022, 01:49

    Wow, you all need to do some research on Bass management… better still do the experimentations for yourselfs… almost guaranteed you will not end up with a setup such as this. This setup simply sells more subwoofers (which sadly to say, by looking at quite a few of the comments, it's working).

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  25. Shane Stephenson
    Shane Stephenson 20 May, 2022, 01:49

    Comment of the video Terry "ass kickery" loved that one a lot 🤣🤣🤣

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  26. steve rees
    steve rees 20 May, 2022, 01:49

    Ah so you took a trip down to my hometown Terry. REL subs are something special and I'll be getting a couple for my system one day.

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  27. Martin Devon
    Martin Devon 20 May, 2022, 01:49

    Get to the Quads dude

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  28. frank coupe
    frank coupe 20 May, 2022, 01:49

    Best video yet..informative and British to boot

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  29. Paulo Teixeira
    Paulo Teixeira 20 May, 2022, 01:49

    What a crazy system! I never thought about this possibility for cinema and thinking about it makes perfect sense.

    Thank you for the excellent review.

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  30. Jackie Smit
    Jackie Smit 20 May, 2022, 01:49

    Been contemplating connecting a REL to my centre speaker. Reckon that video sealed it!

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  31. Droidz Hunterz
    Droidz Hunterz 20 May, 2022, 01:49

    So LFE+Main is what they basically are trying to overcomplicate 😀

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  32. Kanga Empire
    Kanga Empire 20 May, 2022, 01:49

    REL "haaytch" Q =) <3 … Great video .. thanks for showing us what's going on inside!!

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  33. Gary Wright
    Gary Wright 20 May, 2022, 01:49

    Nice system, but frankly I'd mud wrestle my granny just for a pair of those Harbeth's left laying around.

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  34. John sweda
    John sweda 20 May, 2022, 01:49

    Why ship worldwide but not America…? I think you can buy them over there

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  35. David Rivera
    David Rivera 20 May, 2022, 01:49

    This instructional video presentation completely sold me Terry.
    I already have four subs in my Home Theater system, and large full range towers for the front mains. Never thought to add a smaller sub on hi pass to my center, rears, and over head. I will definitely add a sub on hi pass to my center channel. Thanks Terry, you and REL ready delivered on this one.

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  36. Big Blue
    Big Blue 20 May, 2022, 01:49

    You've been busy Terry! No rest for the wicked eh? Great to see this unique content.

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