Originally Posted by alwynwilliams
Hello, I have just taken delivery of these sensational looking speakers and am looking forward to listenig to them combined with the source Esoteric X-01 D2 CD/SACD PLAYER THE Mark Levinson Preamp326s to gether with the Ayre MX-R Monoblocks, cables Siltech.The Salons are quite spectacular with their tall slim shape and gleaming black laquered fronts and tops complemented by the mahogany side panels.The fronts of the speakers with the front covers off look great gleaming black and silver drivers,unfortunatly Revel say that to get the best sound the covers should be used.I previously had the F52 and I thought these were good but listening to these I realise that they are in a different standard.I am going to run them in (Salons and Ayre amps) for the next week and should then hear what I confidenly expect to be the best that I personaly have ever heard
I had the pleasure of hearing the Salon2's today. It was an approx one hour session at a dealer in San Francisco. I also auditioned the Wilson Alexandria X-2. Both of these loudspeakers were stunning. All things considered (sound, price, esthetics), I preferred the $22K Salons over the $135K Alexandria's. If I hadn't had to look at the Wilsons, and wasn't choking on the price, I might have liked them best.
While I would agree that compared to the Wilsons, the Salons are "tall slim", compared to my puny F52's, they were huge. You are a lucky man alywn ... enjoy!