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post #7861 of 7875 Old 09-01-2015, 02:11 PM
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Good evening all! I've been reading and researching too long (or so it seems). I have yet to hear any speakers, we had been living in an apartment waiting to move into our new home. And now that we are moving in, I need to ramp things up a bit. I have attached an image that gives an idea of my room. Blue items are the sectional and a chair, green is the sub (SVS PB12 NSD), red is the tv stand and approximate location of the speakers. The "x" on the couch would be the main listening position - couch is about 12' away from the tv stand. However, I am planning on getting a articulated tv mount so I can watch tv while in the kitchen. That being said, I would also be listen to music all over the room as well - kitchen, at the dining table, etc.

We did try to put the tv on the wall just to the left so it can be seen directly into the kitchen, but we could not make the room work. This current set up makes a nice open feel to the room. On the windows behind the sectional we have nice heavy curtains.

My listening would be about 60% HT and 40% music, give or take. Music taste is all across the board - classic, rock, alt, heavy, etc.

My current receiver is an Onkyo HT-RC270 (purchased 12/2010). Specs on the receiver (http://www.onkyousa.com/Products/mod...class=Receiver). I do plan on upgrading to either a Denon x4200 or x6200 before the years end.

I have currently been putting together a list of speakers that I would like to consider and possibly try out:
- Aperion Verus Grand Tower/Center
- Salk Song Tower/Center
- Ascend Sierra Tower/Horizon center
and recently have taken an interest in the Revel F206/C205

I wanted to get some feedback based on my setup and receiver on how the Revels might work for me. Also, if anyone has info on side by sides/testing they had done on any of other speakers, please feel free to share. I have one Revel dealer near me, and all they have are the F208s which are outside of my price range. I have read tons of great things on the F206/C205, and while these are all opinions, they sound like they should be an excellent set for LCR. I'm not sure if I would be able to swing it, but would the C208 be that much better of an upgrade over the C205?

Again, thanks for any assistance!
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I am looking to upgrade my office speakers. I currently have Monitor Audio Silver RS-1s. In my office I listen to 95% music. I have F52s as my main speakers downstairs.
A small bookshelf speaker works great (size-wise). After reading the thread, it seems like there is a consensus that the M105 sounds as good or perhaps better than the M106.

I would welcome any tips or suggestions of where to buy and if a 20% discount is possible. I live near Denver.

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My listening would be about 60% HT and 40% music, give or take. Music taste is all across the board - classic, rock, alt, heavy, etc.

My current receiver is an Onkyo HT-RC270 (purchased 12/2010). Specs on the receiver (http://www.onkyousa.com/Products/mod...class=Receiver). I do plan on upgrading to either a Denon x4200 or x6200 before the years end.

I have currently been putting together a list of speakers that I would like to consider and possibly try out:
- Aperion Verus Grand Tower/Center
- Salk Song Tower/Center
- Ascend Sierra Tower/Horizon center
and recently have taken an interest in the Revel F206/C205

I wanted to get some feedback based on my setup and receiver on how the Revels might work for me. Also, if anyone has info on side by sides/testing they had done on any of other speakers, please feel free to share. I have one Revel dealer near me, and all they have are the F208s which are outside of my price range. I have read tons of great things on the F206/C205, and while these are all opinions, they sound like they should be an excellent set for LCR. I'm not sure if I would be able to swing it, but would the C208 be that much better of an upgrade over the C205?

Again, thanks for any assistance!
All I can say is that the C208 is a big upgrade over the C205. Speakers are highly subjective and what I like better usually has no bearing on what someone else likes better. Reading is good to get a basis but now it may be time to listen to them.

My other rule is that I never buy speakers that I haven't had adequate time to audition. If I can't listen to the speakers prior to purchase, they were not on my candidates list.
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All I can say is that the C208 is a big upgrade over the C205. Speakers are highly subjective and what I like better usually has no bearing on what someone else likes better. Reading is good to get a basis but now it may be time to listen to them.

My other rule is that I never buy speakers that I haven't had adequate time to audition. If I can't listen to the speakers prior to purchase, they were not on my candidates list.

The center channel is critical to surround and the C208 seems like a no-brainer. The addition vertically aligned midrange known to produce better dispersion.


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I have no regrets upgrading from Ultima1's to Ultima2's without an audition.
You did have a brief audition before you upgraded.
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You did have a brief audition before you upgraded.
Yes, from someone who has a abundance of Salons2's. Voice2 and Studio2's I bought unheard


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LOL. Well auditioning speakers helps buyers make the most informed decision.

I'm sure just about all speakers that cost over $20k sound outstanding. At that price point you really can't make a wrong decision. I would guess someone who didn't audition speakers would have felt the same way if they bought the B&W 800 Diamonds or the Kef's or any of the top brands without a listen.

So while it may not matter especially if one buy the top of the line speakers, it's still safe to say they don't know if they made the best choice.
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Yes, from someone who has a abundance of Salons2's.
I resemble that remark.

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Voice2 and Studio2's I bought unheard
True. I could have provided you with a Voice 2 demo if time had allowed.
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For the Aperion, Salk and Ascend, I can take advantage of the return policy, even if it might cost me a little out of pocket to ship back. Being in Indy, there is one dealer in the area who has the F208's. And while I'm sure they sound terrific, I know they will not be the same as the F206. Having now just moved into a new home, trying to decide the best way to approach this. I can get a good deal on the F206 and C205 or C208, but don't have a trial/return policy. I know that whatever I get will be better than my current set (Front L/R: Klipsch RF3 II, Center: Def Tech CLR 2000) My surround are Def Tech BP2X, and I will be keeping these for now. Being in Revel forum, I didn't know if others who had/or taken a look at the F206 had a similar path in comparing. Before throwing my money around, just trying to chart out a course of what to try and listen to or demo first.
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If you listen to the F208 with the port bungs installed, I feel it'll get you close enough to the F206's sound.
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All I can say is that the C208 is a big upgrade over the C205.
To your ears, what was the difference in sound between the two?
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To your ears, what was the difference in sound between the two?
My eyes made the decision for me. I had the space for the C208 and it matched my F208 much better and was not a compromising MTM design (which is a first for Revel).

The C205 I'm sure is perfectly fine for most.
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LOL. Well auditioning speakers helps buyers make the most informed decision.

I'm sure just about all speakers that cost over $20k sound outstanding. At that price point you really can't make a wrong decision. I would guess someone who didn't audition speakers would have felt the same way if they bought the B&W 800 Diamonds or the Kef's or any of the top brands without a listen.

So while it may not matter especially if one buy the top of the line speakers, it's still safe to say they don't know if they made the best choice.
Yeah BUT, if I'm spending that kind of money I would have to get the speaker that I like the best.
It might be a tough decision.
What surprised me was how underwhelming I found a couple of very well regarded, expensive speakers to sound and I'm talking about demo systems with equivalent front-end gear.
If you like their profile and have good sized room, I found Magnepan 1.7s to offer amazing SQ in all areas but bass for the money.
As far as the "poorman" designation, I didn't pay anywhere near retail for my Studio2s.
Just at the right place at the right time and patience.

Re: Finding well stocked Revel dealers.
I live in a large metro area and found 1 Revel dealer that had Ultimas on the floor.
The dealer that carried Harmon products from day 1 let them go a few years ago after the disgraceful Madrigal corporate move.

To the guy considering Salk Song Towers:
Great speakers, extremely clean and very dynamic but a F206\208 is going to give you better low end.
I would also say if you can swing it, get the 208 center speaker.
You'll be glad you did.

 

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M105 vs M106

Hi lsdec, when I went through the Revel thread I recall you mentioning that the M105s were better integrated and (excluding the lowest frequencies) a better sounding speaker than the M106s. I am considering upgrading my office speakers (from Monitor Audio RS1) to the either the M105s or M106s. Do you still believe the 105s are better.

I couldn't find the particular post, but this quote seems to support your M105 preference.
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Maybe 3 F206's and 4 M105's then. Not sure about the subs...remember, if you do it right, you only need to buy these things once.

Or 7 M105s and 4 better subs crossed over at 100 Hz? I guess you have some research to do.
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