Wow, haven't checked in on this thread for quite a while.
Nice to see it revved up again.
As always, excellent, sensible advice on this thread.
I wish I could have afforded Salon2s but for my room size I have never found them lacking but then again I've never directly A/B'd Salons v Studios and I'm sure I don't want to.
To those worried or who have spouses who worry about the larger Revels creating an imposing presence in the room, I can say I was a bit concerned about that as well.
After getting them in the LR and living with them for a short time I found the thin profile to really kind of blend in.
Plus they're so damn good looking that they just become another feature of the room.
Congrats to all of people having or waiting impatiently for their new Revels.
I can speak from my experience that positioning them(Studio 2s) is critical in getting the best sound staging & imaging.
Obviously true with most speakers but I found that sound stage depth(on certain recordings) especially benefited from tweaking the placement and the boundary controls.
I'm living vicariously through you folks right now as we have taken the living room down to the studs and sub floor in the process of raising the ceiling 16" and opening up a wall
that separated the LR from the dining room and kitchen. Replacing the large windows, adding some can lights etc.
No upstairs music except for Alexa is a bummer but the wait should be worth it.
I am very mindful about what removing a large section of the left wall will do the acoustics in the room.
After it's all done, I'm going to have the room measured and treated by Vicoustics.
If you're unfamiliar with their products they're very effective and very nice looking actually with multitude of options.
Also looking at bi-amping the Studio2s with some new monoblocks for the low end.
PS, I removed the annoying doors right off. Just takes a bit of a bend to free one hinge pin and voila!
FWIW, hold the door near the hinge side with one hand and gently press the center of the door outward away from the speaker.
Doesn't take much of a deflection to free the top pin.