It is possible to obtain loud, often boomy bass for special effects explosions and the like from a merely adequate subwoofer—of which there are many. The reasons to step-up to a REL are several: First, RELs are available at far lower cost than you might think. Many years ago, RELs were only available to the wealthy. With shrewd sourcing, relentless attention to detail, supply management and resourceful design, REL has managed to produce higher quality sub-bass systems at lower costs than previous years. Second, REL’s technology philosophy can be partially summarized as multiple uses, multiple benefits. Home cinema systems are usually used for much more than the occasional movie spectacular. Most home cinema systems are asked to perform multiple duties. Shouldn’t your system be able to do it all, music and movies? REL subwoofers make this possible without strain on the end user. RELs are broadly acknowledged to be the most natural sounding when playing music and, with separate controls for .1 settings, are extremely user friendly when switching between music and movies. While other subwoofers require users to constantly adjust the volume setting depending on the application, REL sub bass systems can be set once for all applications. Therefore, there is no longer a need to turn up the volume of the REL for movies and turn it back down for music because the movie setting is too loud and boomy. Finally, historically other subwoofers are not known to be the most attractive or well-finished elements in home systems. This unfortunate reality is amplified by the large size of many woofers. However, modern RELs are often the visual highlight of a system and is able to be presented with pride rather than being hidden.