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post #151 of 6837
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Originally Posted by filecat13 View Post

Last I heard from an authorized dealer was late April. I guess Revel missed it. No wonder the dealer hasn't called back.

Since they were announced last September 14th and promised by "early 2007," I think I am being patient.

'Early 2007' ends in a few days.
post #152 of 6837
I see that these are out for sale now,has anyone auditioned them yet. I live in the uk and we will not see any of these for months,so I am considering buying a pair from LA. and at a very good price,but I am hesitent having not heard them,so if you can help,I would be very obliged. I have at present the F50a and find them very good
post #153 of 6837
Greetings guy!!! I'm looking at simple bookshelf for music mainly in my two channel setup what can you tell me about the M12??? I'm looking for a sub1k speaker. Was looking at era nht and aad to name a few.
post #154 of 6837
As long as you can live with maple finish (the maple finish is being discontinued), here are the speakers you want.

http://www.tsto.com/cgi-bin/TSTO.sto...duct/View/2692

The M22s are one of the best monitors under $2,000 (MSRP is actually $2,299, but they street for ~ $2,000). For under $1,000 they are a rediculous bargain!

Fo what its worth, I love the maple finish.

John
post #155 of 6837
I agree the M22's are incredible that is what I have in my 7.2 theater system along with C52 and B12
post #156 of 6837
What about for a simple two channel mainly for music listening???
post #157 of 6837
I noticed today a couple of ads on Audiogon for the new Ultima2 Studios -- but the sellers, though selling new, seem a little vague on details such as dealer status, warranty etc. I confess, I am dying to hear these and the local authorised outlets are HT design and installation pros who don't run listening rooms -- seems an odd way for a company such as Revel to push their line but that's it here. It's almost a case of having to buy online, unheard, to get any chance to hear them in these parts. anyone have experience buying like this on A'gon?

FOLLOW UP: I contacted Revel directly on this, they told me to avoid, these were not real dealers and pointed out that no matter what the seller said, REVEL would not honor a warranty on any internet-based sale of 'NEW' speakers. They did not comment on my note that the nearest local dealer was an intaller who did not maintain demo facilities.
post #158 of 6837
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Originally Posted by chicomoralessxm View Post

What about for a simple two channel mainly for music listening???

Like John and McCall suggested above, for only a couple hundred extra, I would absolutely go for the M22's over the M12's. Especially for 2 channel listening.


Scott
post #159 of 6837
They [The M22's] are fabulous for two channel listening, if you have them hidden from view you would swear they were much larger speakers. and the sound is Crisp and clear, assuming of course that your room is decently treated. nothing sounds good in a crappy room. but all things being equal they would be wonderful.
post #160 of 6837
Just wondering guys how the M22 compare with the Energy Veritas 2.2i bookshelf. What would you need to power the m22??
post #161 of 6837
Does anyone own and use the Revel Concerta line for music or home theater?
post #162 of 6837
I run my M22's off a Lexicon RV8.
post #163 of 6837
I was looking into the Performa F52 (haven't auditioned it yet) but would be concerned about kids running into it and tipping it over. Does anyone have any suggestions for this stability issue?
post #164 of 6837
I think that if you are spending multi thousands on speakers and other equipment that you better have the child behavior situation under control first.
and I don't mean that as a nasty comment on your or others parenting etc.
but obviously such speakers should be in a secure room, one where there is adult supervision.
In the case where I use speakers, in my Dedicated Home theater it is not an issue as all of the speakers are either behind the screen and faux wall or in columns.

Certainly there are ways to make them as secured and tip free as possible depending on the individual situation.
post #165 of 6837
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Originally Posted by McCall View Post

Certainly there are ways to make them as secured and tip free as possible depending on the individual situation.

Thanks for the reply. I'd welcome suggestions on how to make them tip free. I could theoretically lock up the room. But I just wouldn't want to feel an adult had to be in the room anytime one of more of my kids wanted to watch a movie during a playdate.
post #166 of 6837
I believe I read yesterday that the F52 has the ability to be bolted down to something. So depending on where and how you are mounting them that might be a consideration, They also can be used in a cabinet they have a setting for that.
post #167 of 6837
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Originally Posted by syswei View Post

Thanks for the reply. I'd welcome suggestions on how to make them tip free. I could theoretically lock up the room. But I just wouldn't want to feel an adult had to be in the room anytime one of more of my kids wanted to watch a movie during a playdate.

The F52's have no plinths. The are heavy and tippy speakers. The spikes are kinda cheap and screwed into the bottom of the speaker itself (actually a very poor design but about my only issue with the Revels ).

I suppose you could custom craft your own plinths and use the spike mounts to attach to the speaker but that would be a best a kluge. Afraid you will have to take your chances like everyone with large tower speakers. To be fair, most tower speakers have similar issues.
post #168 of 6837
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Originally Posted by RMK! View Post

The F52's have no plinths. The are heavy and tippy speakers. The spikes are kinda cheap and screwed into the bottom of the speaker itself (actually a very poor design but about my only issue with the Revels ).

I suppose you could custom craft your own plinths and use the spike mounts to attach to the speaker but that would be a best a kluge. Afraid you will have to take your chances like everyone with large tower speakers. To be fair, most tower speakers have similar issues.

Maybe I could fashion some hardwood plinths, as you say.

Or maybe I should consider using 3 C52s instead of 2 F52s and 1 C52. Do people think that would be inferior, sonically? There will be a sub in the system (an existing Paradigm Servo-15 that I have), probably used as a "stand" for the center channel speaker.
post #169 of 6837
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Originally Posted by syswei View Post

Or maybe I should consider using 3 C52s instead of 2 F52s and 1 C52. Do people think that would be inferior, sonically? There will be a sub in the system (an existing Paradigm Servo-15 that I have), probably used as a "stand" for the center channel speaker.

I wouldn't recommend that unless you only watch movies with very little to no music at all and/or have to mount all three speakers for the front stage horizontally in an EC or something like that.

I would suggest a pair of M22s on their matching stands and a C32 before three C52s.
post #170 of 6837
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Originally Posted by mark russ View Post

I wouldn't recommend that unless you only watch movies with very little to no music at all and/or have to mount all three speakers for the front stage horizontally in an EC or something like that.

Is it the horizontally arrayed woofer setup that is a problem for music?


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Originally Posted by mark russ View Post

I would suggest a pair of M22s on their matching stands and a C32 before three C52s.

I was originally considering single-6.5" midwoof monitors but the discussion on this thread:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=830681
led me to rethink whether I would get realistic levels without too much distortion.
post #171 of 6837
I've considered getting these for my F32's:

http://www.soundocity.com/

The F32's are pretty tippy on my medium pile carpeting and the F52's have to be much worse. I agree that the Revel spike design on the F32 and F52 is poor. There's no doubt the outriggers linked above would be a BIG improvement. Just haven't bit the bullet on the $250 cost yet. Does anyone have experience with this product on the F32 or F52?

Tom
post #172 of 6837
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Originally Posted by Lafayette View Post

I noticed today a couple of ads on Audiogon for the new Ultima2 Studios -- but the sellers, though selling new, seem a little vague on details such as dealer status, warranty etc. I confess, I am dying to hear these and the local authorised outlets are HT design and installation pros who don't run listening rooms -- seems an odd way for a company such as Revel to push their line but that's it here. It's almost a case of having to buy online, unheard, to get any chance to hear them in these parts. anyone have experience buying like this on A'gon?

FOLLOW UP: I contacted Revel directly on this, they told me to avoid, these were not real dealers and pointed out that no matter what the seller said, REVEL would not honor a warranty on any internet-based sale of 'NEW' speakers. They did not comment on my note that the nearest local dealer was an intaller who did not maintain demo facilities.

How often do you have problems with speakers,not very often,and if the driver goes thats all you need replace,considering the money you can save,I think thats a good bet
post #173 of 6837
I have 7.1 a Concerta setup:


F12 C12 F12 B12




S12 S12



M12 M12


I *really* enjoy it! I've owned it for a little over a year and drive it with the
Denon AVR 5805.



Regarding warranties and purchases from other than authorized dealers, I read
a post in the AVS Forum (!) just a day or two ago stating the U.S. Supreme Court
struck down some decades old law that iwll have profound impact on such purchas
es.


post #174 of 6837
PTR:

What made you go with the all Concerta line of speakers for your home theater? Did you compare them with other speakers and how do you like the Concerta line so far?
post #175 of 6837
Question for M22 owners:

How is the quality of the bass? I don't care about how low or loud it goes, I'm just interested in how clean and clear it is. I listen to mostly acoustical and classical music, and I like to hear the detail in the mid-bass instruments, like the cello. I'm interested in something to serve as mains for 100% 2-channel music in a small- to mid-size room.
post #176 of 6837
OM what kinda electronics are you going to be using??? Tube or SS??? Just find the nearest dealer!!!! demo them and see if you can audition them at home.
post #177 of 6837
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Oinky Mac View Post

Question for M22 owners:

How is the quality of the bass? I don't care about how low or loud it goes, I'm just interested in how clean and clear it is. I listen to mostly acoustical and classical music, and I like to hear the detail in the mid-bass instruments, like the cello. I'm interested in something to serve as mains for 100% 2-channel music in a small- to mid-size room.

If you can position the speakers properly in your small room I think you will be quite happy with the bass quality. To me it is one of the strong points with the Revel Performas.
post #178 of 6837
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Originally Posted by chicomoralessxm View Post

OM what kinda electronics are you going to be using??? Tube or SS??? Just find the nearest dealer!!!! demo them and see if you can audition them at home.

Solid state electronics. I doubt the dealer is going to want to match the price I can get elsewhere (I'm considering the closeout offer on the maple finish), but it can't hurt to ask!
post #179 of 6837
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Originally Posted by ehlarson View Post

If you can position the speakers properly in your small room I think you will be quite happy with the bass quality. To me it is one of the strong points with the Revel Performas.

I won't be able to get them more than 12" away from the wall. I know they have a "flush mount" switch on the back, but I'm still nervous about cramming a rear ported speaker so close to the wall. I want to preserve (as much as possible) the flat frequency response that Revel is so good at.
post #180 of 6837
One thinh for sure the that special on the those M22 is a real steal you should get them asap!!!
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