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REL G1 Gibraltor Subwoofer review by Choice Audio

REL G1 vs

For two channel music listening you would be hard pressed to find a better subwoofer than the G1. From our website you can see we have experience selling a variety of brands of subwoofers. In our opinion, there is not a better subwoofer than the REL for integration into a two-channel audio system. The REL Neutrik Speakon connector system is the best and simplest way to connect a sub to your music system. It is better than using an out-board crossover, bass management system in the preamp, and far superior to the crossover system built into most subwoofers, whether you are using balanced or unbalanced connections.

Properly set up this sub disappears in the room. The sound stage seemed to double in size. Vocals, strings, brass sounded less harsh and their decay improved dramatically. Even on recordings with no apparent bass information, we saw improvement in imaging and high frequency information sounded fuller and less harsh to the ear. Bass information sounded full and meaty and the room was properly energized.

Without a sub you are missing important information present in the original recording. A violin solo recorded in a concert hall has very low frequency information generated by the concert hall itself. Without a subwoofer in your two channel system, you will miss out on this crucial spatial information.

If you have tried subs in the past and have not been happy with the results, you need to consider a REL sub. When you purchase a REL G series sub from Choice Audio, we personally set it up for you at no additional charge (Twin Cities area). Proper professional set up is the key to getting the most out of a sub.

Choice Audio is proud to be an authorized dealer of REL subwoofers. Call any time to schedule a demo.

Choice Audio, a Minnesota stereo system dealer with locations in White Bear Lake, Lakeville and Maple Grove, Minnesota.


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Specifications REL G1 Sub

Closed box, front firing woofer

Drive Unit:
12 in. long throw, carbon fiber cone

Lower Frequency Response in Room:
15 Hz at -6 dB

Input Connectors:
Hi Level Neutrik Speakon
Lo Level stereo phono
LFE phono

Input Impedance:
Hi Level: 150k
Lo Level: 10k
LFE: .1/10k Ohms

Gain Control Range:
80 dB

Power Output:
600 Watts (RMS)

Phase Switch:
Yes, 0 or 180 degrees

Amplifier Type: Class A / B

Protection System:
Fully Electronic with SET-SAFE: Yes

D.C. Fault: Yes

Output Short: Yes

Input Voltage:
110-120 volts

5 Amp semi delay 230 volts operation
10 Amp semi delay 115 volts operation


Dimensions (W x H x D):
22.5 x 18.25 x 26 inches

Net Weight: 108 lbs.