No model in REL’s long history has sold more units nor engendered more affection than our T/5. Here reimagined in a modern, elegant, new form factor, T/5x’s mission remains the same: make remarkable bass far beyond its modest size, do so in a way that complements every interior’s style, and eliminate all visual distraction. Mission Accomplished.
Designed for Elegance
Perfect for small and medium rooms, T/5x seats perfectly into any décor. Floor-firing is part of its secret; bass energy strikes the floor and spreads uniformly throughout the space making it perform like a larger model. For those picky about style, the hidden bonus is this design eliminates even the grill, rendering it the purest of forms.
Slightly larger in volume than its predecessor, it actually appears to be smaller due subtle design changes to minimize it’s visual presence. Finally, 5 hand polished coats of lacquer in your choice of High Gloss White or Piano Black add luster to the softly rounded cabinetry.
Designed for Elegance
A 360-degree Upgrade
Many don’t realize the intense linkage between performance and design here at REL. Performance is everything to us and so it drives physical design revisions. Our engineers, recognizing the need for greater acoustic volume to achieve the goals of greater fluidity and power, turn to the designer who works dimensions to fool the eye into seeing a smaller, more compact footprint even though cabinet volume increases. Using gently rounded corner radii that allows the eye to flow over and see less visual mass. The result is both modern and familiar with no unnecessary adornment.
Faster & Deeper
T/5x borrows a single longthrow 8” (200mm) bass engine from its elder sibling, T/7x. Developed using a composite of aluminum and light paper, this cone captures details that will amaze, while supplying sufficient energy to plumb deeper than one would expect for its size. In T/5x, its throw–the ability to play louder–has been increased. Internally, the suspension received numerous upgrades akin to transforming the handling of a car from a family sedan to a true sports car. More power, greater finesse.
REL’s Reliable Brains And Brawn
T/5x builds on its predecessor’s reliable, expensive 125 W Class A/B amplifiers. Internally, key items significant to upgrading transparency and speed have been upgraded at no cost to REL’s legendary reliability. Separate inputs for High Level Inputs, Low Level Input (necessary for the increasing number of powered active speakers emerging on the market) allow for a natural, perfect transition from speaker to subwoofer. And in theater a separate, dedicated .1/LFE Input for Theatre performance permits automatic transition between music in high end 2-channel applications and home theater without needing to change a single setting. Magic? No, superior engineering.
Standby Mode switch is only included on 220V units.
Zero Compression Wireless
At REL, we’ve developed a sterling reputation for building the finest sounding, fastest wireless systems available in the industry. REL never rely upon digital compression as it results in thin, lifeless sound. Instead, we have perfected an (optional) Arrow™ Wireless system; so fast and dynamic we’re comfortable encouraging the use of wireless on one channel of a pair of RELs while the other channel may be connected hardwired with cable.
Closed Box, down-firing driver
Active Driver Size & Material
8 in. FibreAlloy™, 200mm long-throw, inverted alloy dust cap, steel chassis
Passive Radiator Size & Material
Low Frequency Extention
-6dB at 32 Hz
High Level Neutrik Speakon, Low Level single RCA, LFE RCA
125 watts (RMS)
Arrow (Optional), Zero Compression, Single Large Scale Integrated Chip
Fully Electronic Set Safe
Mains Input Voltage
220-240 volts, 110-120 volts for certain markets
1.6 Amp semi delay 230 volts operation, 3.15 Amp semi delay 115 volts operation
W x H x D
11.8 x 12 x 12.3 in., (300 x 307 x 313 mm)
31.5 lbs. (14.3 kg)
High Gloss Black, High Gloss White, 5 coats
Yes (10 Meters Nominal)
In the interest of product development, REL Acoustics Limited reserve the right to vary these specifications without notice.
Reviews + Awards
“The low end of the Soul 6 is a tad lightweight. I wish it had a little more low end so I popped in the T/5x, played with those controls a bit. 5 minutes and I was in. It transformed the sound of the Soul 6. It made it sound like a bigger speaker.” Read More+
“When something is good it’s easy to describe in my opinion. So, I don’t care what descriptor you want to use for sound quality, you can talk about integration, speed, articulation, bass note distinction, textures and so on. This thing is great, it’s phenomenal. One of the best/” Read More +
What the new REL /x subwoofers bring to your system, in addition to more bass output, is a higher level of definition in the lower frequencies, as well as more presence in the entire frequency spectrum…The best way to really experience what any REL subwoofer can do is to shut it off. The 30 seconds you hear your system with it disabled will convince you. That’s truly all it takes. Read More +
“The T/5x is a fabulous little subwoofer that grabs your attention for the sheer musical joy and engagement it brings to music. It represents one of the most effective upgrades I’ve heard to enhancing an audio system’s performance at the price.” Read More +
“It’s a nice addition to a system that doesn’t have full range speakers. When I turn it off now, I miss it immediately.” Read More+