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post #8701 of 8709 Old 08-18-2016, 10:21 AM
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For reference, Kevin Voecks at Revel recommends a solid 150 wpc for the F208s. That typically means a separate amp rated at 150 watts per, not a 9 channel receiver that is supposedly rated at that power yet drops WAY below that all channels driven.

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For reference, Kevin Voecks at Revel recommends a solid 150 wpc for the F208s. That typically means a separate amp rated at 150 watts per, not a 9 channel receiver that is supposedly rated at that power yet drops WAY below that all channels driven.
I tried running the F208's with my Marantz, but it was running over 100 degrees. When I added the Emotiva, the temperature of the Marantz went down 15 degrees. For the record, I couldn't tell a difference in sound quality between either amp.

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I am going to get the F208's and I've been working with John who has been great. The recommended amplification is 50-350w. You say they are "power suckers," what is the minimum amount of power you would recommend to get great performance? I was looking at an amp that would give 275w to each tower and the center. Do you think that's enough power for the F208?
I use an Emotiva 2 ch amp.rated 300 w/ch. Before the Emotiva I have been using and old 6550 HK amp rated 175 w/ch.
Now I feel more confident and secure that the amp is not going to start cliping and may damage the F208s.
275 is plenty, congrats and enjoy. Keep us posted when the F208 arrive home.
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I tried running the F208's with my Marantz, but it was running over 100 degrees. When I added the Emotiva, the temperature of the Marantz went down 15 degrees. For the record, I couldn't tell a difference in sound quality between either amp.
You would likely see the same results with the Marantz regardless of the brand of speakers.
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Here's a first look at my custom cabinet. Nothing on the market can house the C208 so I had to go custom. Thankfully I have a handy brother-in-law.
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Here's a first look at my custom cabinet. Nothing on the market can house the C208 so I had to go custom. Thankfully I have a handy brother-in-law.


Looking good! I was finally able to pick up the cabinet I had built out of a bunch of 15y/o walnut my folks had sitting around. Soft closing hardware on everything, walnut veneer all inside the center channel shelf, hidden wheels, lots of ventilation, wire runs, tinted glass. Really happy with how it turned out, the guy did a great job. Shelves aren't in it now as I'm not going to bother setting it up until after we move next month. It's already killing me! Fwiw, the pics suck due to my phone and really bad lighting which don't do it justice.






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What are the dimensions of your cabinet? How big is that center opening?

I think it looks really nice. You'll have to post another pic once all your gear is in it. My guess is that I'm 2-3 weeks behind you.
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What are the dimensions of your cabinet? How big is that center opening?



I think it looks really nice. You'll have to post another pic once all your gear is in it. My guess is that I'm 2-3 weeks behind you.


84 X 24.5 X 28.5"
Center shelf is 38 X 12"

Thanks! I'll definitely post another pick once all set up, can't wait to see it myself. The center shelf is way bigger than my current center, but I wanted a space big enough to fit most any center I may change to in the future.


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Does anyone know if any forum members in Southern California that own the Salon2's that might be willing to give a demo? I've exhausted my dealer search between LA and San Diego, these speakers are impossible to audition.

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