REL - HT/1508 Predator Subwoofer

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REL - HT/1508 Predator Subwoofer

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Compact yet Powerful: 800-Watt REL HT/1508 Predator Subwoofer Delivers Deep, Realistic Bass for Music, Films, and Gaming

The REL HT/1508 Predator Subwoofer offers deep bass, wherever you want it. It can partner beautifully with active wireless speakers for music reproduction, it delivers a powerful punch when used in dedicated, high-powered, home-theater applications, and it can transform the serious gamer’s experience.

Serie HT/1508 Predator is the standard bearer for REL's rapidly growing home theater-centric range of HT subs designed to emphasize exceptionally high output. Featuring a CarbonGlas 15" (380 mm) driver with fully 3" (150 mm) of fore-and-aft stroke, driven by a powerful 800-watt amplifier. Powerful, whilst remaining relatively compact, Predator is a game changer in the realm of large-scale theatre.

REL is known for building beauty in a category not known for it. But these designs do more than look good, substance integrates throughout Predator. If you see a design element, it accomplishes a function as well as delivers style. The 25mm top plate, beautifully finished in 5 coats of hand-rubbed lacquer, serves to damp vibration in the cabinet below. Within, a massive windowpane brace damps both side and inner cabinet walls, yet also does double duty supporting the heavy magnet of the driver. And the attractive (but easily wiped clean) cabinet surface looks like expensive line-grained aluminium, but instead is a tough, sexy composite that serves to keep costs reasonable.

At 15" and sporting 3" of fore and aft stroke, the core of Predator's amazing performance centers around its driver. Film sound and music both benefit from quickness; fast drivers result in accurately tracing music's peaks or a movie's explosive special effects with equal facility.

Using a bonded composite of lightweight glass fibre for the cone's body with an ultra-light carbon fibre center mass, REL's designers have been able to pare excess weight away. The 1508's cone weighs far less than the 10" driver of just a few short years ago. And this driver is built to last, with high quality materials throughout such as natural butyl surrounds that won't dry out and fail like foam surrounds can.

Some may wonder why so much power is needed, but 800 watts RMS loafing along means Predator is rarely stressed. When the scene demands, having more than enough power means that the incredible output levels are delivered safely without risk of damage. The amplifier actually outputs peaks of around 1200 watts which makes for massive output. A traditional power supply is used with a huge 1.2KW transformer coupled to a Class D output stage meaning it runs efficiently. Predator demands only 20 watts of power consumption at idle; so little that most will simply leave it on all the time but when on holiday.

HT/1508 Predator offers one more uniquely REL innovation. For truly over the top performance, Predators are designed to be stacked up to three (3) units high using included REL Couplers that connect lower units to upper units. These solid, milled aluminium couplers bolt securely to each sub and along with the substantial rails on the underside of each cabinet create an extremely heavy, sturdy tower of bass. When used in stereo stacks (6 total, 3 per side) it represents over 7000 watts of peak power forcing (6) x 15" drivers to give their utmost in the service of breathtaking bass delivered in oceanic torrents of bass.

There is wireless and there is REL wireless. Though HT-Air is affordable, it retains a fixation on zero compression and maximum dynamics delivered via a 5.8 gigahertz network. HT-Air is designed to leave old fashioned Bluetooth-based systems in the dust, delivering latency in the 16-20 millisecond range. This permits owners to place their HT/1508 Predator where it works best for them without resorting to unsightly cables being strewn across the landscape of your living room, all while retaining category-leading super-fast wireless.

Like every Music Direct product, this excellent subwoofer comes with the 100% Music Direct Satisfaction Guarantee.

Type: Closed box, front firing driver
Active Driver Size & Material: 15 in., carbon fiber reinforced cone with inverted carbon fiber center cap
Low Frequency Extention: -6dB at 21Hz
Input Connectors: Low Level stereo RCA, LFE RCA, LFE XLR
Output Connectors: Low Level stereo RCA, LFE RCA, LFE XLR
Power Output: 800 watts (RMS)
Amplifier Type: Class D
Wireless Capability: HT Air Wireless (Optional), Zero Compression Single Large Scale Integrated Chip
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: 8 Amp semi delay 230 volts operation, 15 Amp semi delay 115 volts operation
Dimensions (WHD): 19.7" x 18" x 19.4"
Weight: 79.4 lbs.

User Manual (PDF, 1.0 MB)

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