Gibraltar G-2 is the quickest large-scale sub-bass system we have ever created. While it gives up a small fraction of the deepest bass and the sense of sheer scale to its larger sibling, G-2 is quicker and still retains excellent extension. G-2 is possessed of a lovely combination of dimensions looking ‘just right’ in every setting. At home in rooms of modest scale or when used in stacked multiples it is capable of fearsome output necessary for larger rooms. Power has been throttled back to a conservatively rated 450W which, when coupled with the superbly fast and tuneful 10′ carbon fibre bass engine employed within, is a winning combination. Naturally, we retain the same world beating filter and crossover set as in G-1. Fast, phase-correct Bessel filters with completely separate inputs and filtering for .1/LFE are part of G-2’s magical presentation of music and home theater. And then there is that lovely cabinet with 13 coats of lacquer and ideal dimensional multiples that eliminate interior standing waves.
The massively beautiful, finned, alloy heatsink is necessary when dissipating the sorts of power necessary for hours of prodigious deep bass. Capable of outputting a conservative 450W the REL Class A/B amplifier used in G-2 is a masterpiece in its own right and is, in fact the amplifier from a G-1 with fewer output devices. Powerful fast and incisive, it is the finest amplifier topology ever designed by our engineers.
Power is of little use unless properly directed. The filter circuit used in G-2 is the fastest we know of in existence. Measured at just 4 milliseconds of group delay, this analog design features a 2nd order Bessel function crossover that starts as low as 20 Hz, necessary because G-2 can extend lower than that in many rooms. Additionally, we employ a secondary filter set at approximately 220Hz to roll off any remnants of midrange that might otherwise be audible
Having spent the last 20 years on and off the bus with a wide variety of subwoofers, I can highly recommend the REL G-2 for any number of reasons. Perhaps this subwoofer’s greatest selling point, however, is that it comes with a remote. My enthusiasm regarding this feature doesn’t (necessarily) speak to my inability to escape my listening chair’s gravitational pull; it is more to comment that having this wireless device in my hand satiates the nagging voice at the back of my mind that is always just slightly dissatisfied with the sub-woofer settings. The REL G-2 eliminates that stress completely by providing just the right amount of low-frequency (or LF) reinforcement right at your fingertip Read More: