For S/510, every aspect of the previous generation’s inner workings were examined without regard to its critical and customer-driven success. We turned a fresh eye to power requirements, driver improvements, and specialty filters, upgrading each-to extract all the extra performance possible. All this alongside the cabinet refinements necessary for those upgrades to emerge cleanly. This latest S range is a triumphant development that has exceeded every expectation of our design team.
Our requirements were for far stronger deep bass output between 20-35 Hz, vastly improved theatre dynamics, and an even more open and spacious soundfield which benefits both music and film. We turned to our NextGen3 amplifier, tuned to 500 watts with substantial reserves of power, added a light film of carbon fibre to the rear of the driver to handle the extra power, and developed two new sets of custom filters to extract the utmost in brute force and spaciousness. Finally, we imbued S/510 with the ability to be stacked in 4- or 6-unit line arrays, just like our reference models.
TYPE Front-firing active woofer, down-firing passive radiator
ACTIVE DRIVER SIZE & MATERIAL 10 in., 250mm long-throw, die cast aluminium chassis
PASSIVE RADIATOR SIZE & MATERIAL 12 in., 300mm
LOW FREQUENCY EXTENTION 20Hz at -6 dB
INPUT CONNECTORS High Level Neutrik Speakon, Low Level stereo RCA, LFE RCA, LFE XLR
OUTPUT CONNECTORS Hi Level Neutrik Speakon, LFE RCA, LFE XLR
POWER OUTPUT 500 watts (RMS)
AMPLIFIER TYPE NextGen3 Class D
WIRELESS CAPABILITY Yes- REL AirShip system [required]. Sold separately.
PROTECTION SYSTEM Fully Electronic Safe set
DIMENSIONS W X H X D 15.7 x 16 x 18.25 in., (400 x 410 x 464 mm) Add 1.75in (44.5mm) in depth when using Hi Level connector
NET WEIGHT 70 lbs. (31.7 kg)
FINISH Piano Black Lacquer, White Lacquer, 10 coats