Dynamic and Affordable
Serie HT is designed specifically to answer the challenge of creating affordably priced, exceptionally dynamic, pure home theater powered subwoofers. The HT/1205 MKII is the ideal combination of a lightweight, modern 12” CarbonGlas™ (300mm) driver coupled to a powerful 500W Class D amplifier that runs cool, producing extraordinary dynamics.
REL set out to build the loudest, relatively compact 12” unit available for pure home theater use, and at truly attractive pricing. You’ll be the judge of how well they accomplished that goal, but us at choiuce are still captivated by the scale of sound possible at such a small size and price. The HT/1205 is destined to become a modern classic with svelte cabinet dimensions finished in an attractive, yet purposeful line grained black aluminum-look and topped by a 12mm thick beautifully polished top that serves to damp vibrations on the critical top surface of the cabinet. For REL owners already enjoying Reference, Serie S and T/i subwoofers designed for both 2-channel and theater use, the HT/1205 is designed to supplement their system’s .1/LFE output to produce extremely high output for chest rumbling home theater special effects.
HT/1205 MKII delivers a tough, simple, purpose-built appearance designed to communicate its sole mission; devastatingly high output home theater. The cabinet’s width is minimized reducing visual mass, whilst depth is maximized to produce the deepest bass. REL selected tough, high-grade, horizontally oriented line-grained composite to wrap the entire cabinet, which offers easily handled, easy cleaning. This more basic design vocabulary differs from the more refined finishes found in our other lines, however the top surface that catches one’s eye is beautifully finished in 5 coats of hand rubbed lacquer, creating the visual appeal we’ve come to be known for. While beautiful to behold, where the 1205 is truly beautiful is in it’s sound. REL’s driver prowess is on full display with the HT/1205 MKII, a modern 12” CarbonGlas™ (300mm) driver that is both lightweight and extremely stiff. High quality natural butyl makes up the surrounds, as they remain soft and pliable for decades—something REL owners have come to expect. HT/1205’s new 12” CarbonGlas driver sets a new standard for affordable, high performance theater-specific drivers. To run these drivers and accomplish the single-minded goal of exceedingly high output for large-scale theater applications requires a special amplifier. REL’s NextGen5 Class D amplifier frees up interior space whilst running cool; this results in more cabinet volume and that translates into louder and deeper bass. 500 watts means the driver never is allowed to starve for power ensuring a long running, reliable design. Within HT-1205’s input filter, REL designed in specific inverse filtering to permit the CarbonGlas driver to extend much deeper than traditional designs.
Closed box, front-firing driver
ACTIVE DRIVER SIZE & MATERIAL
12 in., 300mm long-throw, CarbonGlas™ cone structure, inverted carbon fibre dust cap, steel chassis
PASSIVE RADIATOR SIZE & MATERIAL
LOW FREQUENCY EXTENSION
-6dB at 22 Hz
Dual purpose Low Level stereo RCA or LFE RCA
Daisy Chain Low Level stereo RCA or LFE RCA
500 watts (RMS)
NextGen5 Class D
HT Air Wireless (Optional), Zero Compression Single Large Scale Integrated Chip
DUAL PARAMETRIC FILTER
FULLY ELECTRONIC SET SAFE
MAINS INPUT VOLTAGE
220-240 volts, 110-120 volts for certain markets
4 Amp semi delay 230b, 4 Amp semi delay 115b operation
W X H X D
16.25 in. x 15.25 in. x 17.25 in. (413mm x 387mm x 438mm)
43.2 lbs. (19.6kg)
Horizontally Oriented Lined Grained Black Composite Cabinet, 15mm Top Plate, finished in 5 coats of Hand rubbed High Gloss Black Lacquer