REL believe in quality first, not simply power and boom. REL believe that 1,000 watts is only desirable if it’s conveyed with speed and control. Which is why the 212SE was engineered to not only make your heart pound and walls shake, but restore midrange warmth and harmonic structure, while providing a powerful, rich low-end. This combination of speed, power and grace driving multiple room modes (forward, down and rear) makes it ideally suited for high end 2-channel, grand rooms and dedicated theatres, allowing larger state of the art speakers to spring to full voice.
To produce the highest output single-box solution, REL doubled up on the Continuous CastTM Alloy Bass Engines that bring critical acclaim to Series S, altering them slightly for this twin front-firing configuration. These twin actives are responsible for 212SE’s incredible speed and tactility.
REL’s Continuous CastTM Alloy Cones reduce moving mass while maintaining rigidity, producing far more speed and precision than prior designs. These twin long-stroke 12? bass engines, partnered with (2) matching 12? passives provide the speed quality of a REL with a power never felt before. This combination offers the driven surface area of twin 17” drivers in a cabinet just 16” wide.
The 212SE uses two matching Continuous Cast Alloy passives that are stiff, lightweight and incredibly well behaved. Our approach to passive design results in performance more akin to a variable ratio driver size – as more power and deeper bass is demanded, the passive comes to life, gradually expanding the capabilities of the active engines.
The down firing passive produces deep, floor-crawling bass that makes a room shudder.
Mounted above the amplifier panel on the rear is the second passive. This unit produces wrap around “atmospheric” bass that adds air and shimmer to the sound. Coupling with either the rear wall or the rear corner of a room allows for bass to develop exceedingly long wavefronts and adds an ease and effortless quality unique to single-box designs