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I have the F206s & love them; but also listened to F36s and almost purchased them. They were fairly close to the Performa 3 series... very impressive

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Thanks got to play with my sub a little bit.So far I like these a lot.
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I have the F206s & love them; but also listened to F36s and almost purchased them. They were fairly close to the Performa 3 series... very impressive

Enjoy!!
If I may ask do you run your f206s with a sub?If so what do you have them crossed over at?
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Sure; Outlaw Ultra X-12 crossed over at 80 Hz I think; can't check as their at our out of state residence

Primary set-up 5.1.4; Yamaha A2050, Paired w/Parsound P5 Preamp & A21 amp
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Unless there is some kind of extreme situation, 80 hz is just about always the right setting
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Unless there is some kind of extreme situation, 80 hz is just about always the right setting
Thanks John I think you are right and being I am just going to use my Martanz 7008 to drive these it should make it a little better on the amp .What about Dynamic EQ on the Martanz would you turn it on or off for mostly music?

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dynnamic eq isnt bad at low listening levels...if I am -15 or higher i turn dyn eq off...the downside to dyn eq imo is it boosts surround channel info too much.

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Both will do well. The F36 will play louder and go deeper than the F35. Other than that, sound signatures are the same. If you like to crank it up or have a larger space, go with the F36. Even though you will be pairing with two good subs, the F36 will simply move more air than the F35.

Here are the measurements for both:

F36:



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Either way, a really nice system


The lump at about 2kHz in the lower two curves for both the F35 and F36, and overall rise in the next two curves up in the graph from 2kHz to 7KHz is a result of these speakers being essentially two-way speakers. These lumps and rises are not desirable. The previous Concerta towers and center (likely a much better speaker than the new version) for that matter were three-way. No doubt cost is the reason, but it would have been much better if the new versions were improvements over the previous design, and were three-way speakers; whitepapers aside. Harman's research shows that off-axis response is very important. Trying to match the off axis response of a small tweeter and a much larger driver just doesn't work well (conventional drivers, not compression drivers, not the M2, so don't get excided!). The measurements of the F35 and F36 confirm this fact.

Lots of vendors sell two-way towers with conventional drivers. Harman hasn't been doing that, which is one reason why Harman's speakers have been so good. Anything in the Revel line in the past was excellent for the money, now it would be good to stay with the Performa3 and above.
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Cleaning the cabinet of Revel Speakers.

Has anyone cleaned their speaker cabinets with high quality auto wax? I used Mother's Carnuba Gold spray wax and got good results. On my cars I've been testing different spray waxes. Please NO POLISH AS THESE HAVE ABRASIVES or paste wax since they are very messy and could damage the trim plastic on the speakers and accidentally get on the cones. Below is what Harman suggests for cleaning the cabinets on the F208/F206.

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The cabinet’s wood veneer fi nish does not require routine maintenance.
Cabinet surfaces that have been marked with dust, fi ngerprints, or other
dirt can be cleaned using a soft cloth – preferably micro-fi ber, and high
quality auto wax. Take care not to come in contact with the transducers.

Use caution to avoid contacting the rubberized trim on the top of the
loudspeaker with auto wax. If necessary, the rubberized trim can be
cleaned with denatured alcohol on a microfi ber cloth.
To clean the grille, gently vacuum it using a soft-bristled brush vacuum
attachment with the vacuum cleaner set to the lowest possible suction.





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I finally found a place to demo Revel speakers today and I was pretty impressed overall. Like most showrooms, the setups were far from ideal but I still think they sounded great and the Salon 2's were the best speakers I've ever heard bar none. My question is are there ever sales on Revel speakers or do you pretty much just haggle with the salesman? We didn't get into pricing much but I noticed the salesman mentioning the MSRP prices quite often which led me to believe he won't budge much. I was specifically looking at the M16 and M105, hard to tell a big difference between them considering they were in different rooms.
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audiogon website is nice. i have bought some stuff there. many sellers are dealers in hiding.

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I finally found a place to demo Revel speakers today and I was pretty impressed overall. Like most showrooms, the setups were far from ideal but I still think they sounded great and the Salon 2's were the best speakers I've ever heard bar none. My question is are there ever sales on Revel speakers or do you pretty much just haggle with the salesman? We didn't get into pricing much but I noticed the salesman mentioning the MSRP prices quite often which led me to believe he won't budge much. I was specifically looking at the M16 and M105, hard to tell a big difference between them considering they were in different rooms.
You can talk to @John Schuermann here on the forums. He's an authorized dealer who frequently helps forum members. As a customer of his I'd give him my highest recommendation
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And FYI; I have Revel M16s as rear surrounds and love them; great bookshelf speakers & well built

Primary set-up 5.1.4; Yamaha A2050, Paired w/Parsound P5 Preamp & A21 amp
Revel F206 fronts & Revel M16 rears; Outlaw X12 Sub & 4 RSL C34e in-ceilings

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dynnamic eq isnt bad at low listening levels...if I am -15 or higher i turn dyn eq off...the downside to dyn eq imo is it boosts surround channel info too much.
Which is where the RLO comes in to play.
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@John Schuermann , do you have spins for the current Infinity Reference line?
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@John Schuermann , do you have spins for the current Infinity Reference line?
Or the M16 by chance?
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