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    Any Revel owners?

    I'll start a thread on Revel. Anyone own Revel speakers here?

    I have been a huge fan of Revel speakers and have had several of their speakers over the years. Currently have Salon 2s.

    Has anyone auditioned the new Perfoma F208? How does it compare to the Ultimate series?

    Rich

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    Mark (MDP) here has the Salon 2's and loves them. I had a pair as well and they are excellent! World class speakers and still the best tweeter I have ever heard. The designer of the Salon 2's is a member here at Audioshark.org - Kevin Voecks.
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    Hey Rich, I own the Salon 2's !! 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?

    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 !!!!!!!!
    Please elaborate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Mark (MDP) here has the Salon 2's and loves them. I had a pair as well and they are excellent! World class speakers and still the best tweeter I have ever heard. The designer of the Salon 2's is a member here at Audioshark.org - Kevin Voecks.
    Tell Kevin I hate him, lol!!! I had a nice little system with my B&W N803s, a Sunfire amp and prepro, and an oppo bdp95. Along comes this great deal on a demo pair of Salon 2s, and I impulsively grab them, unknowingly upending my audio world. The Revels told me immediately that the rest of my equipment sucked comparatively and was not up to its standards, forcing me onto a tortuous and expensive road to upgrade city.

    I initially was totally disappointed in the Revels, and refused to believe my 200 watt Sunfire amp was not good or powerful enough. I finally relented and grabbed a used Mac MC452 amp. Whoa! Wow. Very nice sound, and theres some of that talked about bass that was previously missing. OK, steady girl, now I get it. You are a goldigger and you need expensive friends.

    A month ago I added the Krell S-1200 as a prepro. O M G!!! Wow wow wow. The sound is now glorious. I've actually now ordered an Esoteric K-03 CD/SACD player to complete the package, but truthfully, the SQ with even the little oppo is incredibly good and satisfying. Not sure why I even bought the K-03 to be honest.

    So, the bottom line is, the Salon 2 is an expensive girl, but if you treat her right, she really puts out LOL!!! In the end, a magnificent speaker.
    Main Speakers: Revel Salon 2
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    Side Surrounds: B&W DS7
    Back Surrounds: B&W XT4
    Sub: Velodyne Optimum 12
    Amps: McIntosh MC452, Sunfire TGA5200
    Preamp/Processor: Krell S-1200
    Sources: Esoteric K-03, Oppo BDP-95, Sonos
    Wires: Various low end Audioquest ICs,SC
    Power cables: Shunyata Venom3 on amp, preamp, CDP, BDP
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    Jeff, I remember your journey with the Salon's. You didn't believe me when I told how power hungary they were !!
    I'm glad you stayed the course !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MDP View Post
    Jeff, I remember your journey with the Salon's. You didn't believe me when I told how power hungary they were !!
    I'm glad you stayed the course !!
    Ha, I just replied to you in the cable forum about this exact thing. You are right, I didn't want to believe you, but you (and everybody else there at AA) were absolutely on the money. These babies are great now. However, as I guess is the case with most high-end speakers, this experience has taught me that you can't just step up to really top notch speakers unless you have the funds to buy the necessary supporting cast. A costly lesson indeed.
    Main Speakers: Revel Salon 2
    Center: Revel Voice 2
    Side Surrounds: B&W DS7
    Back Surrounds: B&W XT4
    Sub: Velodyne Optimum 12
    Amps: McIntosh MC452, Sunfire TGA5200
    Preamp/Processor: Krell S-1200
    Sources: Esoteric K-03, Oppo BDP-95, Sonos
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    Quote Originally Posted by New guy View Post
    I'll start a thread on Revel. Anyone own Revel speakers here?

    I have been a huge fan of Revel speakers and have had several of their speakers over the years. Currently have Salon 2s.

    Has anyone auditioned the new Perfoma F208? How does it compare to the Ultimate series?

    Rich
    Rich, thanks again for the reviews and comments on the Krell S-1200. I followed your lead and must admit it was an incredible addition. Now I'm interested to see if the Esoteric K-03 will have anywhere near as much positive impact as the Krell did.

    Regards..Jeff
    Main Speakers: Revel Salon 2
    Center: Revel Voice 2
    Side Surrounds: B&W DS7
    Back Surrounds: B&W XT4
    Sub: Velodyne Optimum 12
    Amps: McIntosh MC452, Sunfire TGA5200
    Preamp/Processor: Krell S-1200
    Sources: Esoteric K-03, Oppo BDP-95, Sonos
    Wires: Various low end Audioquest ICs,SC
    Power cables: Shunyata Venom3 on amp, preamp, CDP, BDP
    Power Conditioners: Furman Elite-15pfi, Furman Elite-15-dmi
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffkad View Post
    Rich, thanks again for the reviews and comments on the Krell S-1200. I followed your lead and must admit it was an incredible addition. Now I'm interested to see if the Esoteric K-03 will have anywhere near as much positive impact as the Krell did.

    Regards..Jeff
    Hi Jeff,

    Congratulations on the K-03. I also bought one a couple months ago. I wanted to get a K-01 but the price on the K-03 was too good to pass up. It's going to be a big step up from the Oppo 95. The K-03 will work well with the S1200 but be sure to use balance output.

    I know what you mean about the Salon 2 being an expensive girl. I have had my Salon 2s for about 2 1/2 years and in that time frame I have spent more than $70K to upgrade all the electronics.

    Enjoy the K-03 and give us a report when you receive it.

    Rich

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    Quote Originally Posted by New guy View Post
    Hi Jeff,

    Congratulations on the K-03. I also bought one a couple months ago. I wanted to get a K-01 but the price on the K-03 was too good to pass up. It's going to be a big step up from the Oppo 95. The K-03 will work well with the S1200 but be sure to use balance output.

    I know what you mean about the Salon 2 being an expensive girl. I have had my Salon 2s for about 2 1/2 years and in that time frame I have spent more than $70K to upgrade all the electronics.

    Enjoy the K-03 and give us a report when you receive it.

    Rich
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