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Old 05-19-2016, 01:42 PM
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Thanks, Dad! A few days ago I nudged the HF (call it a pad?)up a 1/2 dB, then yesterday went for the full output. It keeps getting better.

The F208s are revealing of the source. The Duh moment: Better recordings sound better, weaker ones are not as articulate or satisfying, but it's a rare instance indeed when the Revels don't make music.

The outstanding balance of trait of these transducers, how they get so much right and so little wrong, is their strong suit. Truly excellent value and it's all about balanced performance. In retrospect, they weren't even that hard to set up, but they do respond to small adjustments.

I am eager to get the Salon2s, but now they can come when they come. Like you I've developed an attachment to the F208s that may make it hard to sell them once the big boys get here. It will be interesting to see what four times the money buys in respect to improved performance. I no longer have lingering doubts about the Revel team's ability to hit the target in the 10 ring. The F208s are easy to love, and the plethora of reviews are on the money. Couldn't be happier with them especially in consideration of their price.
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I fell in love with the 208's (after break in) and they replaced the B&W802D2 in my music listening area. 802s are now the HT speakers, still amazing speakers, but I prefer the 208's for music. That the $5k Revels sound better to my ear than $15K 802D2's might sound crazy, but as you can hear for yourself - they are truly fantastic.
I agree as well, thus my purchase of the Studio 2's .......
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Kudos to the 208, but how come we have a celebratory thread here without pictures?
Not nice...
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Kudos to the 208, but how come we have a celebratory thread here without pictures?
Not nice...

TRUTH!

Pampero - this is your thread, so no disrespect on me putting some pics up








The 802's are iconic and better looking IMO.






At the Harmon store in NYC. 208 vs Salon 2's - the Salons bass response is spectacular, you would swear there is a sub hidden somewhere in the room. The 208's that we A/B'd weren't broken in, so the highs sounded incredibly detailed and smooth by comparison on the Salons.





Not sure if we're allowed to post links to web sites, so I wont do it, but if you google "revel trifecta" Thomas J Norton compares the 208, 206 and Studio 2 at Harman's MLL. Worth taking a look at.
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TRUTH!

Pampero - this is your thread, so no disrespect on me putting some pics up








The 802's are iconic and better looking IMO.






At the Harmon store in NYC. 208 vs Salon 2's - the Salons bass response is spectacular, you would swear there is a sub hidden somewhere in the room. The 208's that we A/B'd weren't broken in, so the highs sounded incredibly detailed and smooth by comparison on the Salons.





Not sure if we're allowed to post links to web sites, so I wont do it, but if you google "revel trifecta" Thomas J Norton compares the 208, 206 and Studio 2 at Harman's MLL. Worth taking a look at.
Very, very nice Pio! I remember your thread about the SVS footers. They look so nice under your 208's.

Now is Pampero's turn....
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Old 05-19-2016, 07:24 PM
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OK! Stand by as I rise to the challenge! I can't top Pio, I can only join him.
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Place needs some decorating, but the basics are coming together.




Oh my! You're even bigger than you look!




Mighty beasts slink away in your commanding presence!

It's not clear in the photos, but at the moment, every component has its own circuit. That will change as components are added, but there's enough now to support what I have and more can be added as needed.

Compared to most folks here, my system is obviously very simple. It will remain that way for now as I'm happy with what I have but I'll have to see how the Salons take to the room. Treatment is always an option. I'm all digital now, and next thing is to organize streaming.
I'm embarrassed to say I haven't addressed the cabling, but honestly, I've just been enjoying the music.
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looking good, keep enjoying the music Lew, I know my Revel's assure me of that !!
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Thanks, Dave! Voecks has a stellar team on staff.
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OK! Stand by as I rise to the challenge! I can't top Pio, I can only join him.
LOL - says the guy that's getting Salons soon

PS- IMO, Salons are the very best you can get. I've listened to a bunch of speakers, and the Salons are the complete package.

Pampero - have the tweeters smoothed out a bit?
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