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REL - Classic 98 - Subwoofer

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Experience the echo of an era with the REL Classic 98 Subwoofer, where mid-century design philosophy dances with the latest in audio technology. The Classic 98 transforms listening into an event, seamlessly blending the inviting warmth of yesteryear's sound with the stunning power and clarity of modern acoustics. Steeped in tradition yet fashioned for today’s audiophile, this iconic piece is aesthetically delightful and acoustically powerful, delivering an immersive room-filling bass that paints your music collection in new vibrant colors. Adorned with rich, natural walnut veneer and sleek, nostalgic lines, the Classic 98 isn't just a throwback—it's a statement piece that complements any interior with unmatched elegance. Beneath its retro charm lies a potent 300W Class D amplifier, coupled with intuitive high-level connectivity and input filters that yield an efficient and responsive sound experience. The timeless design and premium materials, supported by the heart and soul of REL's craftsmanship, assure that the Classic 98 stands out as a true audiophile's ultimate indulgence. Find yourself situated in acoustic bliss as the reinforced 10-inch down-firing driver delivers a symphonic bass that is both refined and resonant. Evoking the golden age of stereo with every note, the REL Classic 98 Subwoofer is not just heard but felt, inviting you into a world where music isn't just played—it's lived. Available now at The Audio Tailor, where excellence meets elegance, revel in the sublime fusion of tradition and innovation with this unparalleled addition to your home audio ensemble.

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ℹ Product Information

REL - Classic 98 - Subwoofer

Immerse yourself in the acoustic elegance of yesteryear merged with the sonic advancements of today with the Classic 98 subwoofer from REL. It's an homage to the mid-century audiophile's dream, meticulously crafted to resonate with both the eyes and the ears. The Classic 98 isn't merely a tribute to the golden age of stereo; it's a transcendent renaissance, fusing celebrated REL aesthetics with the audacious capabilities of contemporary audio engineering. This singular creation holds its own in the distinguished assembly of REL offerings, not as a typical successor but as a timeless innovation tailored for connoisseurs of both vintage audio and its modern-retro counterparts. Offering a spread of deep, room-enveloping bass that may sacrifice a sliver of speed and clarity found in models like the T/9x, the Classic 98 instead bestows a captivating warmth that invites you to dissolve into its rich tones. Encased in a classic natural walnut veneer, accented with era-defining curvature and finishes, it not only complements a variety of decors but also serves as an effortless conversation piece – a beacon of sophistication for any space. Once described as "the audiophile's ultimate guilty pleasure," the Classic 98 is a testament to the art of design and the power of nostalgia, all while cradling the very heart of modern audio excellence. It assures not just a performance, but an experience – one that draws you in to unwind with a vinyl spin and indulge in the luxurious simplicity that only a masterpiece like the Classic 98 can provide.

Features / Benefits Section for REL - Classic 98 - Subwoofer

Elegant Mid-Century Design Meets Advanced Audio Technology

  • Feature: Classic natural walnut veneer with mid-century modern curvature.
  • Benefit: Complements any décor with its timeless design, while serving as an ornamental centerpiece that harkens back to the golden era of audio aesthetics.

Authentic Audiophile Experience

  • Feature: 10-inch down-firing driver utilizing traditional paper cone construction.
  • Benefit: Delivers a sound that’s both nostalgically resonant and impeccably pure, capturing the essence of vintage audio with modern performance.

Meticulously Crafted Cone Structure

  • Feature: Hot-pressed, lightweight paper for the outer cone and premium air-dried paper for the inner cap.
  • Benefit: Provides a stiff, efficient driver that exceeds the capabilities of past models, ensuring long-lasting quality and outstanding acoustic delivery.

Powerful Amplification With Affordability

  • Feature: High-current, Class D amplifier with 300 watts of RMS power.
  • Benefit: Offers dynamic, room-filling bass with the speed and precision expected from contemporary high-end audio equipment, without the boutique price tag.

Intuitive and State-of-the-Art Connectivity

  • Feature: High-Level connectivity and modern input filter technology with easy interface.
  • Benefit: Ensures fast response and compatibility with both vintage and modern audio systems, enabling a streamlined integration for a variety of listening experiences.

Unique Limiter and Filter Implementation

  • Feature: Unique versions of LimitLess™ Limiters and Perfect Filters™.
  • Benefit: Guarantees that the Classic 98’s performance is refined and free of distortion, delivering impeccable bass that elevates every track to its pinnacle.

Designed for Audio Enthusiasts and Vintage Audio Lovers

  • Feature: Specific tuning focused on replicating the classic REL sound and styling.
  • Benefit: Provides a deeply satisfying auditory journey for those seeking to relive the sold, warm acoustic character of historic audio gear complemented with contemporary reliability.

Tailored for Both Music and Home Theatre

  • Feature: Versatile performance excelling in a diverse array of audio settings.
  • Benefit: Whether enjoying the subtleties of vinyl classics or the explosive dynamics of the latest blockbuster, the Classic 98 transitions seamlessly, ensuring a comprehensive sonic experience.

Effortless Room Integration

  • Feature: Sleek dimensions and compatibility with optional wireless systems.
  • Benefit: Fits comfortably within any home layout and can be easily connected without the clutter of cables, maintaining both visual and auditory harmony.

Specifications further reinforce the reliability and premium nature of the Classic 98. Its substantive net weight, generous woven Neutrik Speakon interconnect, and user-friendly manual all speak to the quality and user consideration that REL puts into every detail of their products. The options for mains lead adaptability and different voltage settings accommodate global use, ensuring that wherever you are, Classic 98 brings the same level of audio nostalgia and modern fidelity into your home.

Specifications: REL Classic 98 – Subwoofer

Description Specification
Type Down-firing active driver
Active Driver Size & Material 10 in. (250mm) Amended Pulp-on-Paper, Downfiring Inverted Cone, Steel Chassis
Passive Radiator Size & Material N/A
Low Frequency Extension 27Hz at -6 dB
Input Connectors Hi Level Neutrik Speakon, Low Level RCA, LFE RCA
Output Connectors N/A
Power Output 300 watts (RMS)
Amplifier Type Class D
Wireless Capability HT-Air MKII Wireless or AirShip II (Sold separately)
Dual Parametric Filter N/A
Protection System Yes (Fully Electronic Set Safe, D.C. Fault, Output Short)
Mains Input Voltage 220-240 volts, 110-120 volts for certain markets
Fuses 2.5 Amp semi delay 220 volts operation, 5 Amp semi delay 120 volts operation
Dimensions (W x H x D) 13.75 in. x 18.5 in. x 11.75 in. (350mm x 470mm x 298.5mm)
Net Weight 40.0 lbs. (18.1 kg)
Shipping Weight 48.5 lbs. (22.0 kg)
Finish Walnut veneer
Supplied Accessories Mains Lead, Neutrik Speakon (10 Meters / 33’6” Nominal), User's Manual

Please note that specifications are subject to change without notice.

In conclusion, the REL Classic 98 subwoofer is an exquisite synergy of vintage charm and cutting-edge sound quality, a crown jewel in The Audio Tailor's collection. As Australia's #1 Hi-Fi Store, we understand the significance of each sonic journey. Hence, we offer this timeless piece that promises to elevate your listening experience to celestial heights. Whether it's the nuanced thrum of an upright bass or the earth-shaking power of cinematic rumble, the Classic 98 delivers with unparalleled grace and potency. It infuses the room with a sonic presence that's both felt and heard, creating an ambiance where each note is cherished, and every listen is a performance. Don't let the music end here; connect with us at The Audio Tailor to bring the transcendent soundscape of the REL Classic 98 into your life. Reach out by phone at 1300 308 711, email us at sales@theaudiotailor.com.au, or visit our Brisbane store to feel the beat of transcendent audio craftsmanship in person. Because when you welcome the Classic 98 into your home, you're not just acquiring a subwoofer; you're inviting a legacy.

ℹ Specifications
Specifications: REL Classic 98 – Subwoofer
Description Specification
Type Down-firing active driver
Active Driver Size & Material 10 in. (250mm) Amended Pulp-on-Paper, Downfiring Inverted Cone, Steel Chassis
Passive Radiator Size & Material N/A
Low Frequency Extension 27Hz at -6 dB
Input Connectors Hi Level Neutrik Speakon, Low Level RCA, LFE RCA
Output Connectors N/A
Power Output 300 watts (RMS)
Amplifier Type Class D
Wireless Capability HT-Air MKII Wireless or AirShip II (Sold separately)
Dual Parametric Filter N/A
Protection System Yes (Fully Electronic Set Safe, D.C. Fault, Output Short)
Mains Input Voltage 220-240 volts, 110-120 volts for certain markets
Fuses 2.5 Amp semi delay 220 volts operation, 5 Amp semi delay 120 volts operation
Dimensions (W x H x D) 13.75 in. x 18.5 in. x 11.75 in. (350mm x 470mm x 298.5mm)
Net Weight 40.0 lbs. (18.1 kg)
Shipping Weight 48.5 lbs. (22.0 kg)
Finish Walnut veneer
Supplied Accessories Mains Lead, Neutrik Speakon (10 Meters / 33’6” Nominal), User's Manual

Please note that specifications are subject to change without notice.

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