BRISTOL SHOW 2013: REL Habitat 1 wireless subwoofer hangs on the wall

No, it's not a radiator although it might look like one. In fact, this is the new Habitat 1 Wireless subwoofer from REL.

Expected to sell for around £1500 when it goes on sale, the Habitat 1 has 6.5in front-firing dual active drivers and a 10in rear-firing passive radiator. It can hang on the wall or be placed on an optional stand.

Connectivity includes low-level single phono, high-level Neutrik Speakon and LFE phono inputs, gain control and phase switches are positioned for easy access on top of the unit and the Class D amp has a power rating of 200W. The Habitat 1 is available in gloss black or white.

Also new from REL is its Special Edition R528SE subwoofer (above) in piano black or white, with chrome feet, selling for £1799.

It's equipped with a Gibraltar 12in carbon fibre main driver, a passive 12in downward-firing carbon-carbon 528 driver, and includes a 500W Class D digital amplifier.

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.