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Hey guys,

I'm getting ready to join the Revel club, and had a question for you current owners. I'm debating the F206 vs F208. I'm going through the specs, and I don't see a big list of differences. I see the bigger driver on the F208. I see the F208 is bi-wireable/bi-ampable.

Being that I will have a dedicated subwoofer for the room (Outlaw LFM-1 EX), is the F208 worth the upgrade? I can afford the extra 1500, but if it's not that big of a difference, I'd rather save the money. Have you guys listened to both in A/B testing? Is the F208 that much better?
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Hey guys,

I'm getting ready to join the Revel club, and had a question for you current owners. I'm debating the F206 vs F208. I'm going through the specs, and I don't see a big list of differences. I see the bigger driver on the F208. I see the F208 is bi-wireable/bi-ampable.

Being that I will have a dedicated subwoofer for the room (Outlaw LFM-1 EX), is the F208 worth the upgrade? I can afford the extra 1500, but if it's not that big of a difference, I'd rather save the money. Have you guys listened to both in A/B testing? Is the F208 that much better?
First it should be less than 1500 as you should get 20%+ retail. And yes, the F208 is worth the difference.

I heard them side by side and F208 and Studio2 side by side. The lack of compression and the dynamics you get from a larger cabinet was worth it for me. F208 and Studio2 are similar in size and "look" more imposing too than the F206. F206 is great in it's own regard no doubt and with a sub like the JL F113 probably sound very similar to the F208 but if you can spend the extra, it's just worth doing.
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First it should be less than 1500 as you should get 20%+ retail. And yes, the F208 is worth the difference.

I heard them side by side and F208 and Studio2 side by side. The lack of compression and the dynamics you get from a larger cabinet was worth it for me. F208 and Studio2 are similar in size and "look" more imposing too than the F206. F206 is great in it's own regard no doubt and with a sub like the JL F113 probably sound very similar to the F208 but if you can spend the extra, it's just worth doing.
Cool, thanks. Did you notice a big difference in the mid range and highs? With a dedicated subwoofer in the room, I imagine the lows won't be all that different. Now without a sub, I agree that the F208 would blow away the F206 in the lows.
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Cool, thanks. Did you notice a big difference in the mid range and highs? With a dedicated subwoofer in the room, I imagine the lows won't be all that different. Now without a sub, I agree that the F208 would blow away the F206 in the lows.
I think it really matters how good the sub is how well it's integrated.

They are using the same tweeter and mid-range so you are paying extra for the larger cabinet and larger woofers (and some level controls and bi-amp capability).

I think it might be better if you listened to them yourself if you haven't already. When I heard them side by side the F208 was easily worth the additional cost.

The F208's bass is very solid so if the sub is not the same quality as the F208, then it's better not using them for music. Just movies.
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A few questions to previous posters:
Someone thinks that Revel bases their speaker development cycle on Stereophile's Recommended Components?
Yes.

"Stereophile drops a product from 'Recommended Components' after three years, even if the product leads the field in sound quality. That got us thinking at Revel about introducing a newer version of the Salon."
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Hey guys,

I'm getting ready to join the Revel club, and had a question for you current owners. I'm debating the F206 vs F208. I'm going through the specs, and I don't see a big list of differences. I see the bigger driver on the F208. I see the F208 is bi-wireable/bi-ampable.

Being that I will have a dedicated subwoofer for the room (Outlaw LFM-1 EX), is the F208 worth the upgrade? I can afford the extra 1500, but if it's not that big of a difference, I'd rather save the money. Have you guys listened to both in A/B testing? Is the F208 that much better?
If the extra money is no problem, I would absolutely go for the F208s without question.
Trust me, 6 months from now you'll be happy you did.

 

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OK believe what you want.
Anyone with half a brain knows that's BS.

 

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