Originally Posted by bao01
now I am back to 802 D2
It's perfectly normal to go back and forth. It's is a huge purchase, so better be sure.
It's like, what do you weigh?
The actual sound quality can be excellent with these. Subjectively, the bass will differ, but the midrange and tweeter may be equally great. The aesthetic is different. The price is different. The Objective measurements will favor the KEF & Revel. The pro reviews will favor the Revel and KEF because their measurements are superb.
Dealer cost for KEF Reference2 is 50%, Revel Ultima2 is 45%, and B&W Diamond is like 35%, so you could negotiate a much better price on KEF Ref.
So what factors are more important to you?
Also keep in the those $3000/pr
diamond tweeters are extremely fragile. The B&W delivery guy actually broke one of the Diamond tweeters on my 1st 802. I refused the set and demanded a brand new pair.
The Revel Studio2 has a lot more bass than 802D2 and KEF 205/2 IMO.
Revel Ultima2 uses Beryllium tweeters and Titanium midrange and woofers.
KEF Ref uses Titanium tweeters/midrange and paper cone woofers.
As far as cost, Diamond > Beryllium > Titanium.
Diamonds are like $3-4K/pair. Beryllium is like $ 1.6K/pr
. Titanium a few hundred dollars.