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    Re: Any Revel owners?

    Thanks for sharing.


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    Re: Any Revel owners?

    Quote Originally Posted by MDP View Post
    I consider them to be one of the best speakers on the planet !! They have no peer at their price point. I looked for 2 years before I found the Salon's, including speakers
    that cost over $50,000 . I recently listened to the Amati Futura and still prefer my beautiful sounding Salon's !!!!!!!!
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    Re: Any Revel owners?

    BUMP. Ultima salon v1 owner and I can sense the potential of these speakers but I would really like to get the electronics right the first time. The f208 I auditioned sounded great driven by an anthem 225I so I bought one, meh. currently using a krell kav300il with a baket transformer as a pre amp to a parasound a21 and it sounds decent although an in home demo of the hegel h360 really opened up the midrange and let more music thru. I'll be buying used and appreciate suggestions and yes i'm reading everyones signitures.

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    Re: Any Revel owners?

    Is used Levinson out of your budget? Used Pass X250's are going for a reasonable $2500 and a XP10 preamp for not much more, I really liked the combo with my F52's. If you found a .5 or .8 Pass it would even be better. If not familiar, Pass has the power and current of Krell but much sweeter mids.

    If you compared your A21 to the Krell internal amp, did you think the A21 better? I think the Krell pre outs are single ended, have you tried a balanced preamp into the A21 to see if it sounded any better? Maybe a used KRC-3 (Krell)

    I hope Kevin don't get around here much, he won't like this, I preferred my F52's to the F208's. I haven't heard the new more expensive unit yet. I'm really hoping they don't change the Ultima 2 series but I realize they've been around a long time.
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    Re: Any Revel owners?

    I didn't have the a21 while the krell amp was working nor had the same speakers to compare by memory but, the 300il really was a step up from the B&K 4420 I was using with a classe 20 pre before it. I have had enough systems now to know that what sounds great in the showroom can sound like garbage at home and if I ever figure out why i'll write a book. I'll start pricing pass gear.

    I listened to the f208 and f32 side by side and bought the f52 used the same day! I thought the f52 imaged better and had better bass but really was impressed with the seamless presentation of the music from the f208.

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    Re: Any Revel owners?

    driving my Studio II's with a pair of Pass X260.8's, I couldn't be happier.
    Cheers ! …. Dave

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    Re: Any Revel owners?



    What preamp are you using?


    Quote Originally Posted by Mikado463 View Post
    driving my Studio II's with a pair of Pass X260.8's, I couldn't be happier.
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    Re: Any Revel owners?

    I owned the Revel Salon 2's for two years and from my listening experience with them, they sounded terrific driven by Pass Labs and Mark Levinson. Those brands would be my recommendation.

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    Re: Any Revel owners?

    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post


    What preamp are you using?
    Joe, I'm using an ARC LS-27
    Cheers ! …. Dave

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    Re: Any Revel owners?

    That’ right, I’m sorry I keep forgetting.
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