Originally Posted by TheKommissar
I am having a hard time picking out a couple of fronts and a center and want to spend some money for a 3.0 system that is good. My situation is unique in that I do not have a dedicated home theater or a perfect room layout for a home theater since I move back and forth between school and home. I just want some better speakers to invest in than polks. So what would be some entry level high end speakers that I could further look into?
Revel Concerta series. Revel is one of the best speaker manufacturers on earth, and their 'entry level' is definitely the defining edge of the high end. The F12 would be a good tower to anchor the system. Read these interviews with Kevin Voecks, head of Revel. These guys are unsurpassed.http://www.hometheaterhifi.com/volum...ks-4-2004.htmlhttp://www.soundstage.com/yfiles/yfiles200104.htm
9. Shifting gears a little bit, I would like to talk about the Concerta series. I think many folks were pleasantly surprised to hear of Revel's plan to enter the value market segment. What were the driving factors in creating this new series?
The most frequently heard request from our dealers and international distributors has long been to provide "real" Revel loudspeakers at price points that are attainable for a larger number of music and film lovers. The response to the Concerta series has been tremendous. The comment I have heard most often is, "They truly have the Revel sound."
10. Trying to preserve the Revel sound while having to meet a lower price-point must have presented several challenges. What were some of the challenges that you encountered during the design process?
It is more challenging to make speakers that are true to the music at an affordable price range than if "cost is no object." The Concerta series is a wonderful example of the many advantages that we enjoy as part of such a large audio specialty company. As with all Revel loudspeakers, our transducer specialists utilized sophisticated design techniques, our system engineer took advantage of our state of-the-art anechoic measurement and analysis facilities, and we voiced the systems in our unique "Multichannel Listening Laboratory" under blind listening conditions. In addition, our company-owned production facility helps assure our strict quality standards while producing the speakers in an efficient manner. It is our philosophy to spend the customer's money wisely at every price point. Our world-leading research groups provide information that helps us target what makes an audible difference, without chasing after misguided audio "fads." The enclosure is the largest single expense for any loudspeaker.