My step into hifi in the late 80's early 90's was expensive and I generally did more damage than good when auditioning products a retail outlets they would sound awesome til I bought something and installed it. I would call store to explain how my megabuck (for me) purchase sounded like crap only to be told said product just needed 'break in' time, 'coarse that time would be longer that the full refund return date and I would lose more money. Revel has voiced their tweeters so sibilance, my biggest issue, goes unnoticed. Acoustic Zen does offer quite a bit of 'snake oil' on their site and that does look like a leap down the rabbit hole searching for sonic perfection. My salons may be held back by my 'affordable' gear and room placement but they never bad and probably have a long way to go b4 i'm hearing what they're truly capable of.
Revel ultima salon loudspeakers
Rega jupiter cd
kav300il pre amp
Parasound A21 halo amp
revox s26 tuner