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Old 04-11-2018, 06:31 PM
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Reading this entire thread today, I noticed my prior comments were made within a week of unboxing my Salon2's and prior to deploying my Mark Levinson No. 536 amplifiers. I used my ATI 6007 for about a month, then the No. 536 for the last 4 months.

The Salon2 (and Studio2's and Voice2) speakers, now fully relaxed (broken in) and aligned, are exquisite. I've been to the local Wilson, D'Agostino dealer a few times during this period and heard the comparably retail priced (and more expensive) gear of those brands. I've not noticed anything that makes me feel like I bought the wrong gear. I like those others, but not better than my kit.

I have driven my Salon2's with both Mark Levinson No. 536's, and the ATI Signature 6007. They are 400w and 300w per channel, respectively. Either is more than sufficient to push them and allow them to breath, as some like to say.

The ATI is a well measuring, very stable, low noise power amp that drives the Revel Salon2's effortlessly and with great control. It sounds good and has all the stones one would need.

The Mark Levinson No. 536 is a world class amp which sounds elegant, lush, crisp, effortless, expansive, clean, and clear. Very musical. Needless to say, it easily drives the Salon2's to dangerous sound levels with no distortion.
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Old 04-29-2018, 12:00 PM
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I may be repeating myself but the first time I heard the salon2's was with krell575 mono's driving them in a difficult room and I left thankful that my salon1's still sounded better. My 2nd audition of the salon2's was with the 536 mono's driving them in a 'normal' room and after about 30 minutes I made an offer on them and bought them! Again, maybe because they're full range, but I don't feel the need to crank them up to 100+db levels to get into the music like previous speakers would have me doing, so my puny 425/4 ohm amp does a good job.
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Old 04-29-2018, 09:55 PM
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What you describe aptly characterizes my experience too. I find I listen longer because they are engaging and immersive at modest volumes.
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Old 04-29-2018, 10:40 PM
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Hmm Karl - where are you in Michigan ? I'm about 2 miles from paragon in Ann Arbor. Where did you get your salon2s?
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Old 04-30-2018, 12:00 AM
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I’m in Fenton, 20+ miles north of you. My Salon2’s came from a dealer out of state, all drop shipped to my home straight from Harman via freight. Paragon sold my B&W’s on consignment.
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Old 07-15-2018, 11:26 AM
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Hi Karl, What did you do with your ATI amp?
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Old 07-15-2018, 04:42 PM
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I still have it Steve, I find I'm not convicted about what direction I want to go with my system.
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Old 07-15-2018, 06:07 PM
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I'm about an hour West of Chicago and am thinking about horizontal bi amping my speakers, I think it will be easier to get the headroom that way than xover to a subwoofer. I will still use the h360 to drive the mid and treble.
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Old 11-09-2018, 01:51 PM
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Anyone having experience of having Rogue Audio Apollo tube monoblocks (250W output each) driving Revel Salon 2? How well? I will not change the amps and current have Revel F208. I will upgrade to the top rather than the next leve (such as Revel F228BE)? My listening room is 17 x 16 inches and I listen to classical music only. Ray
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