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Habitat1 is a brilliant new concept that takes sub bass to new levels by incorporating the room, your Habitat, into our design.
  • 150W Class D amplification
  • Slimline on-wall design
  • Frequency : 30Hz at -6dB in room
  • Twin 6.5in drive units,
  • 10in passive unit
Model: hABITAT 1

 It is common in design circles to speak of taking the room into account, but never has the complete system approach employed by REL been utilized so utterly to one singular purpose. Perfect, deep bass that emanates almost invisibly from somewhere hidden within the room.

Starting with a clean sheet of paper, we designed custom bass mini-engines to produce truly awe inspiring bass in an ultra-thin envelope.

We spent months engineering the mounting hardware to permit easy and accurate mounting of Habitat1 onto a variety of wall structures including masonry or brick walls, modern sheet rock and stud construction.

Although Habitat1 is intended to be used wirelessly with the REL LongbowTM Wireless Transmitter, the rear panel includes all of the standard connectivity so that users have the option of using Habitat1 wired if desired.

Key to the design goals of the project is the complete absence of wires needed to move the signal flawlessly from player to Habitat1. REL’s LongbowTM employs a new state of the art chip that, unlike virtually every other design, has ZERO compression. Hence the fidelity to the original event is retained perfectly and delay is minimized. Result? Crisp, clear bass in perfect time with the music or film.

Automatic detection and pairing is an important component to the REL approach. Simply plug both Habitat1 and Longbow Wireless Transmitter in within 30 seconds of each other and they will seek each other out and auto pair. Forgot to do so in time? No issue, simply flick the pairing toggle on each unit and pairing will occur within seconds.

LongbowTM Wireless Transmitter permits use of the full complement of REL connectivity, including wireless transmission of BOTH High Level and .1/LFE concurrently, thereby producing the rich full bass weight missing from conventional subwoofers.

For home theater use the High Level and .1/LFE can be run at the same time as each other to permit REL Reference Theater operation that re-establishes consistent, full range bass in addition to special effects bass. With REL there is no need to turn the sub bass system up for theater then turn it down for music.

One of REL’s unique technologies is embedded within our input and filter boards. This is so secret that even now, every unit is encased within an impregnable compound that ensures destruction of critical components if disturbed. These circuits allow all the speed and transparency of bass REL’s are famous for. Habitat1 can crossover as low as 25Hz, ensuring the ability to blend perfectly under even very sophisticated speakers.

An optional Habitat1 floor mount is available, when wall mounting is simply not an option

  • Slim line on-wall design
  • Wireless technology permits uncompressed audio transmission
  • 150W Class D amplification
  • Twin 6.5in drive units, 10in passive unit
  • Simultaneous high-level / LFE connections with independent control
  • Type: Sealed, two front-firing active woofers, one back-firing passive woofer
  • Drive Unit: Two 6.5 in., 165 mm long-throw, steel chassis
  • Passive Unit: 10 in, steel chassis
  • Lower Frequency Response: 30Hz at -6dB in room
  • Input Connectors:
    High-Level Neutrik Speakon
    Low-Level single phono
    LFE single phono
  • Input Impedance:
    High-Level: 150k
    Low-Level: 10k
    .1/LFE: 10k ohms
  • Gain Control Range: 80dB
  • Power Output: 150 Watts (RMS)
  • Phase Switch: Yes, 0 or 180 degrees
  • Amplifier Type: Class D
  • Protection System
    Fully Electronic
    SET-SAFE: Yes
    D.C. Fault: Yes
    Output Short: Yes
  • Mains Input Voltage: 100-240V
  • Fuse:
    1.6A for 230V operation
    3.16A for 120V operation
  • Power Consumption:
    16.3 Watts for 120V operation
    19 Watts for 230V operation
    When mains switch is turned off, unit draws no power
  • Dimensions (WHD): 25 x 16 x 4.5 in., (635 x 406 x 114 mm)
  • Net Weight: 50lbs. (23kg)
  • Finish: Gloss White Lacquer

    Supplied Accessories
  • Mains Lead: Yes
  • Neutrik Speakon Interconnect: Yes (2 meter cable intended for use with Longbow™ transmitter)
  • User Manual: Yes

    Longbow™ Transmitter
  • Input Connectors:
    High-Level Neutrik Speakon
    Low-Level single phono
    LFE single phono
  • Input Impedance:
    High-Level: 150k
    Low Level: 10k
    .1/LFE: 10k ohms
  • Wireless Output Power: 11dBm
  • Wireless Effective Distance:
    50 ft (15.2 meters) with clear line of site
    30 ft (9.1 meters) with single stud wall between transmitter and receiver
  • Mains Input Voltage: 9V DC, 5.5 mm circular connector, positive center
  • Power Consumption: 600 mW
  • Dimensions (WHD): 6 x 2 x 6.5 in., (152.4 x 50.8 x 165 mm)
  • Finish: Gloss Piano Black or Gloss White Lacquer

    Supplied Accessories
  • Power Adaptor: Yes