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post #7831 of 7851 Unread 08-16-2015, 12:57 PM
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Twenty to 25 would be a very good deal.
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I am also looking into revel floor standing with center. I got a price quote from local dealer .Dealer here offered F206 pair in piano black for 2500 with center c205 for 799. They are also giving surround speakers for 699 pair. I think they are s206 but not sure. Is that a decent price. Should I negotiate
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I am also looking into revel floor standing with center. I got a price quote from local dealer .Dealer here offered F206 pair in piano black for 2500 with center c205 for 799. They are also giving surround speakers for 699 pair. I think they are s206 but not sure. Is that a decent price. Should I negotiate
Seems like a pretty good deal. You're at a pretty significant discount for the F206s. The center is about 20% off list. There's a little bit more room to negotiate on the C205, if you want to push it. I don't know about the surrounds.
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I am also looking into revel floor standing with center. I got a price quote from local dealer .Dealer here offered F206 pair in piano black for 2500 with center c205 for 799. They are also giving surround speakers for 699 pair. I think they are s206 but not sure. Is that a decent price. Should I negotiate
My local Revel dealer was selling F206 for $2000 pair and F208 for $3000 pair recently.
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My local Revel dealer was selling F206 for $2000 pair and F208 for $3000 pair recently.
that seems a very good price for f208 @3K. Which city is your local dealer. I will see what my area says about that price
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that seems a very good price for f208 @3K. Which city is your local dealer. I will see what my area says about that price
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My local Revel dealer was selling F206 for $2000 pair and F208 for $3000 pair recently.
Forty percent off on the F208s? Wow, I know there are huge markups on these things, but that sounds almost too good to be true.

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I think those are excellent prices. I can't say my guy can beat those, but you never know. And I always negotiate.

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Forty percent off on the F208s? Wow, I know there are huge markups on these things, but that sounds almost too good to be true.



I think those are excellent prices. I can't say my guy can beat those, but you never know. And I always negotiate.

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Anybody have any experience with Revel in wall vs. say Paradigm?
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Greetings, I joined the Revel owners a bit over a year ago when I replaced my Focal 807w's with F-52s. That was a huge step up. I listen to 2 channel music 60%/movies and TV 40%.
Last fall I replaced my old center speaker with a Revel c-32 as the size fit my available space. It sounds nice and blends well with the 52s. I have an old pair of B&W bookshelves in service as surrounds/rears. There is so little content in the rears/surrounds, to me they are a low priority to upgrade.
I have a Hsu VTF-2 MK4 Subwoofer and have been thinking about adding a second subwoofer.
I saw a Concerta B-12 on craigslist and am thinking about adding it to my speaker menagerie.

The B-12s look to be 10 years old and original list was $999. How does it compare with the Hsu? If I can get it for 1/3 of original, would that be a good value or should I save the cash for a bigger, better subwoofer upgrade come xmas.
Thank you in advance. Cy
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Greetings, I joined the Revel owners a bit over a year ago when I replaced my Focal 807w's with F-52s. That was a huge step up. I listen to 2 channel music 60%/movies and TV 40%.
Last fall I replaced my old center speaker with a Revel c-32 as the size fit my available space. It sounds nice and blends well with the 52s. I have an old pair of B&W bookshelves in service as surrounds/rears. There is so little content in the rears/surrounds, to me they are a low priority to upgrade.
I have a Hsu VTF-2 MK4 Subwoofer and have been thinking about adding a second subwoofer.
I saw a Concerta B-12 on craigslist and am thinking about adding it to my speaker menagerie.

The B-12s look to be 10 years old and original list was $999. How does it compare with the Hsu? If I can get it for 1/3 of original, would that be a good value or should I save the cash for a bigger, better subwoofer upgrade come xmas.
Thank you in advance. Cy
Welcome to the Revel fanboy club!

Personally speaking if you have a $500 budget id suggest going with an HSU or SVS Sub. As great as Revel subs are (and I speak from B15 experience) the modern subs have caught up and offer super price/performance. Those would be my suggestions and always go for multiple subs. Harman's science via Todd Welti proves it.
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Just want to say if anyone is considering the F206 speakers you cannot go wrong. After 2 years these still earn an Editors Choice award from The Absolute Sound and IIRC they were also their $5,000 and under speaker of the year one year. I traded in my beloved PSB Goldi and got B stock (available at store in Des Moines) just so I could own a pair. They are absolutely superb.
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Just want to say if anyone is considering the F206 speakers you cannot go wrong. After 2 years these still earn an Editors Choice award from The Absolute Sound and IIRC they were also their $5,000 and under speaker of the year one year. I traded in my beloved PSB Goldi and got B stock (available at store in Des Moines) just so I could own a pair. They are absolutely superb.
At $5K and under, I would go with the larger F208s over the F206s if you can afford it. After some very extensive listening to many speakers, the F208s were superior to just about everything else I liked to in that price range. The most expensive speakers I listened and compared them to (based on list price) were the PSB T3s. The F208s were still better in every way possible.

IMO there are two aspects why the F208 are worth the extra money. First, the bass response is much better with the larger woofers. Depending on how low you really need to go, you can do away with the sub unless you really wanted to get low and/or really feel the bass.

The second aspect, which I felt was more important, is that the F208 sounds more natural and open. Since the F206 is in a smaller cabinet, the sound felt a little constrained. That's not to say it was a bad sound, but you'll notice that it might struggle a bit because of its size. The F208 had no such problems. The sound you hear "feels" effortless and the F208s never struggle with anything you try to play on them.

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Welcome to the Revel fanboy club!

Personally speaking if you have a $500 budget id suggest going with an HSU or SVS Sub. As great as Revel subs are (and I speak from B15 experience) the modern subs have caught up and offer super price/performance. Those would be my suggestions and always go for multiple subs. Harman's science via Todd Welti proves it.
I fully agree with this as an owner of the Revel B15a sub as well. I will never again by a retail sub. As Thxtheater had suggested, I'd always recommend a sub from one of the ID companies. Or if you know how to use a saw and clamps, go DIY for even better results than buying from an ID manufacturer for the same money or less. After going DIY, my B15a has been relegated to equipment stand duties in my bedroom.
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I haven't posted on this thread for some time and I have nothing new to add except that I am still amazed at how bloody beautiful my Revels sound.
Never feel like I'm lacking for anything.

 

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I haven't posted on this thread for some time and I have nothing new to add except that I am still amazed at how bloody beautiful my Revels sound.
Never feel like I'm lacking for anything.
What model?
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I believe Ultima Studio2s.
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I believe Ultima Studio2s.
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Weren't you looking to sell your Salons and update?
OR was that RichB?
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Weren't you looking to sell your Salons and update?
Or is my memory not as good as yours.
You may be thinking of RichB who is updating from Salon, Studio and Voice to Salon2, Studio2 and Voice2. Must be rough!
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You may be thinking of RichB who is updating from Salon, Studio and Voice to Salon2, Studio2 and Voice2. Must be rough!
Yeah
But seriously, I've listened to Revel speakers for a long time and the Ultima2 line really is substantially better than the originals as good as they were.
When the new Ultimas eventually come out they are going to have to really be something to raise that bar again.
The 208s are an unbelievably good value.
Even though I think the Ultima2s still hold a perceivable edge overall, I know that others here think they're equivalent.
Let's just say they way out perform in their price range.

 

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