The REL Acoustics
T1 ($998), imported to the United States from England by Sumiko
, is a strong performer in the small subwoofer category. Comparable in size to the Sunfire True Subwoofer EQ Signature
, which is 13 inches square, the REL (15.75 x 14 x 16.5 inches) sits neatly on top of a framework that give it room to breathe, as well as a break from the look of almost all any other subwoofer, which is nothing more than a black box sitting in the corner of your living room. This woofer has a uniquely refreshing look to it.
Much like the far more expensive Revel line of subwoofers
, the REL T1 comes with a 300-watt internal class AB amplifier, as opposed to using a less weighty class-D digital amplifier, which allows for more impressive power specifications on the literature and company website
. Those in the know can hear and easily appreciate the difference with the class AB amp. While priced at the entry level of the REL line, the T1 has a 10-inch driver and comes in black, white and cherry wood finishes.