REL ACOUSTICS GIBRALTOR 1
Gibraltar G-1 transforms the definition of deep bass for the home. Whether used singly in multiples, there is no finer ambient space and deep bass reproducer. G-1 combines shocking speed and clarity with formidable power handling and depth. G-1 combines a cabinet of remarkable complexity, with a power amplifier capable of sufficient current production to develop even the lowest, sustained passages—whether in ultra high-end home theater or the finest audiophile music system. And it all starts with the fastest filter circuits ever fitted to a home subwoofer. The bass note is then shaped and toned through truly environmentally friendly recycled blue jean material used as damping, and explodes outward through an ultra light, stiff carbon fiber 12” bass engine unique to G-1.
The massively beautiful, finned, alloy heatsink is necessary when dissipating the sorts of power necessary for prodigious deep bass for hours on end. Capable of outputting a conservative 600W (120V) on occasion, the dedicated REL Class A/B amplifier used in G-1 is a true dreadnaught. Powerful, fast and capable of tremendous current delivery, it is the finest amplifier ever designed by REL engineers.
Power is of little use unless properly directed. The filter circuit used in G-1 is the fastest we know of in existence. Measured at just 4 milliseconds of group delay, this design features a 2nd order Bessel function crossover that begins as low as 20 Hz, necessary because G-1 can extend lower than that in many rooms. Additionally, REL employs a secondary filter set at approximately 220Hz to roll off any remnants of midrange that might otherwise be audible.
Finally, G-1 possesses a dedicated Dolby .1 LFE input with its own 4th order crossover set at the Dolby mandated 120Hz. REL outfitted this circuit with its own separate volume control allowing G-1 to simultaneously reproduce the deepest bass for main speakers as well as home theater signals, all without having to invest in separate subs for each purpose. Additionally, G-1 provides independent volume for High level as well as .1 for perfect flexibility.
The 12” bass engine fitted to every G-1 features ultra light, stiff carbon fiber—the same stuff used to craft racecar chassis – as weight goes down, speed goes up. Power production is handled by a large 4-layer Kapton voice coil capable of dissipating 700 watts, while the superior travel of the long-throw high energy suspension produces awe inspiring volume levels in your home.
As with all modern REL designs, we are singularly conscious that G-1 customers demand designs as comfortable gracing the interiors of the finest homes as winning lavish praise from the most critical reviewer. G-1’s form is simple, lovely and elegant, while the solid aluminum feet, badge and thick solid back plane all speak to the quality and simplicity of truly timeless design.
Features and Specs:
• Type: Closed box, front firing woofer
• Drive Unit: 12 in., 300mm long throw, carbon fiber cone Lower Frequency Response in Room: -6dB at 15Hz
• Input Connectors: High-Level Neutrik Speakon, Low-Level stereo phono, LFE phono, LFE XLR
• Output Connectors: High-Level Neutrik Speakon, LFE phono, LFE XLR
• Gain Control Range: 80 dB
• Power Output: 600 WATTS (RMS) Ultra High-Current Power Supply
• Phase Switch: Yes, 0 or 180 degrees
• Amplifier Type: Class AB
• Fully Electronic with SET-SAFE: Yes
• DC Fault: Yes
• Output Short: Yes
• Mains Input Voltage: 220-240 volts, 110-120 volts for certain markets
• Mains Fuse: 5 Amp semi delay 230 volts operation, 10 Amp semi delay 115 volts operation
• Dimensions (W x H x D), Including Feet: 22.5 x 18.2 x 26.8 in., (571.5 x 462 x 680.3 mm)
• Net Weight: 108 lbs. (49 kg)
MSRP $ 4,499.00- G/1
If you are interested in this product, have questions, or want to schedule an audition, please call 1-714-630-4100.