LongBow Wireless Connectivity
Introducing REL’s LongBow, the easy-to-use, ultra high quality wireless system that frees your system from placement limitations imposed by conventional cables . LongBow permits very fast, uncompressed bass to be sent wirelessly within the same room approximately 45 feet. Conventional wireless systems operate by hugely compressing the sound, shipping the compressed digital bitstream through the air and then expanding it back to its “original” form. The results are a noticeable lag in speed (engineers refer to this delay as latency) and an un-involving quality which often suffers from thinness. LongBow upgrades the digital pipeline from 16 bit to 24 bit, then ships over un-compressed 48kHz signals. Eliminating the compression/expansion chokepoint and using audiophile grade A/D encoders results in fast rich natural bass.
Our engineers didn’t stop at creating the industry’s best-sounding wireless delivery system. Because it is a genuine REL ground-up design, our engineering team developed LongBow with both high level AND .1 channel simultaneous delivery so that REL Theatre Reference performance can be maintained even when using our wireless delivery system. This approach produces the rich, natural, warm bass REL theater systems are known for, along with the devastating punch of great .1 dynamics. Wirelessly. Shifting back and forth between music and film sound requires NO switching of inputs, altering subwoofer settings or the like.
Many people find fiddling with computer pairing frustrating, so REL’s designers tasked their engineers with reducing pairing to just two simple toggle switches. Total set-up time? About 10 seconds to enjoy high performance bass, freed from the restrictions of cables. Simple, elegant and powerfull, the LongBow wireless system is everything you could ask for when attempting subwoofer placement but prefer to have the necessary audio cables be out of the picture while still maintaining a very responsive and high quality sound.
For a review of LongBow and REL S/3 combination: http://www.hifiplus.com/articles/rel-s3-subwoofer/