REL HT1003 (Black) is rated out of 5 by 41.
REL HT1003 (Black)
Give punch to your home cinema and gaming
Designed to give maximum punch for your pound, the REL HT/1003 doesn’t hold back. Featuring a 10” CarbonGlas woofer, powered by a 300w digital amplifier, this REL sub has power aplenty. It’s this punch that gives movie soundtracks the ‘edge of seat’ suspense and gaming the totally immersive feeling of being part of the game.
Although the HT/1003 goes deep and loud it doesn’t do this at the expense of sound quality. As you’d expect from this leading subwoofer brand, the HT/1003 uses quality components and a rigid cabinet to produce a low distortion, highly realistic bass. This means that a bass guitar, for example, actually sound like the real thing, rather than just an approximation of one.
Optional HT-Air for wireless connectivity
For wireless connectivity, simply purchase the HT-Air module. Unlike other wireless subs, the HT-Air uses a unique, zero compression, system developed by REL. Using a state-of-the-art chipset, the HT-Air wireless transmitter offers flawless signal quality with zero compression. Delivering a latency (lag) figure of just 16-20 milliseconds, it’s hugely superior to the more common Bluetooth method of wireless connection. Put simply, the bass keeps up and stays in time with the action.
Sleek good looks
Designed to be as narrow as possible, the HT/1003 has neat, compact style on its side. Rounded edges and elegant feet further reduce the visual bulk, making this subwoofer harmonise with your interior better than most. The black textured finish has an aluminium look which contrasts with the sleek gloss top plate.
Making sure you get the ideal sound for your room – not too boomy or too light – the HT/1003 features a range of adjustments. The level control establishes the volume while the Crossover control gives seamless integration with your existing speakers. If your room dictates that the sub is positioned behind you, then simply flick the phase switch and the sub will correctly align itself. If it’s tucked out of sight, then use the Auto power function for hands-free power-up.
Maximise every minute of your favourite movie or game, with the all-action REL HT/1003.
Active or Passive?
Speaker Enclosure Type
Infinite Baffle (Sealed)
Crossover Frequency (Hz)
40 - 160
10" CarbonGlas x 1
Frequency Response (Hz)
Power Rating (Watts)
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
318 x 347 x 351
Rated 5 out of 5 by Southfields79 from Great sound, great bass!!! I bought this over a month ago. Absolutely brilliant!
Date published: 2022-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by grailpr2 from Boom boom boom! New amp led me to needing a bit more bass (see my other reviews!) took advice from the glasgow store staff and narrowed down my choice to a Dali or a REL. had a demo of the REL’s big brother and opted to go for the HT1003. Easy to set up and impressive low end on movies and music. Very please so far and it’s only had a few hours use so far. My neighbours love me!
Date published: 2022-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kevin741961 from Home Cinema Great bass!! I bought this as a second unit to go with my 1270 and sat it at the other end of the room to balance out the LF's. It's doing it's job.... Superb
Date published: 2022-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Great service from Richer Sounds, Bath. I have recently upgraded my home cinema bits and pieces along with purchasing a REL 1003. Richer Sounds let me try one at home for a few days before I decided to buy one and the transformation from my previous two subs was amazing. It is nothing like the typical thumping of a normal sub and the best way to describe it, is it kind of fills the room with low frequency sound by stealth, although is quite capable of surprising you with a massive crash if an explosion or such like takes place in a film. I never imagined it could be so different and I am now tempted to purchase a second one to place at the rear of my room.
Date published: 2022-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by RKG123 from Boom boom Really booming subwoofer. Smart casing . Liked the fact could change feet to suit floor type
Date published: 2022-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by marbot from Great Sound Bouight this to replace my KEF sub-woofer as it was getting passed it's sellby date. The clarity and tone emitted is far superiour than my KEF
Date published: 2022-02-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by dazlufc1 from Rel HT1003 After reading many on line reviews I decided to phone my local store for advice.Got through to their online service they were brilliant gave them room sizes and I added it would only be used on home cinema system. Advised me to try the Rel and I am glad I did after tweaking the crossover and phase to bring out the sound of my min 22s it has brought the whole sound system to life.you won’t go far wrong with the Rel for the price brilliant service from richer sounds once again thank you will be returning no doubt in the future thanks
Date published: 2022-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by SAF01 from Great features & great sound Good product & excellent value for money. Did not have much knowledge but the Manager gave good sound advice(pardon the punt)
Date published: 2022-01-18