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post #211 of 6814
Quick question guys in the sub2k bookshelf category what what have any of your compared the M22 to??? This is mainly for music. I'm looking at the Dynaaudio focus 140 and the Energy 2.2i's along with the M22 anyone has been able to compare these speakers for music???
post #212 of 6814
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Originally Posted by syswei View Post

I haven't heard either, unlike Kal. BTW are these for HT or music only? If for HT, I noticed in the Stereophile review some dispersion characteristics with the 802D that seem less than optimal imho. I guess we won't know how the Salon2/Studio2 look in this regard until Kal publishes for us.

For me it's music - I do watch movies through the 2 channel set up on occasion but I am not concerned about the sound too much in that situation, I want a great 2-channel audio set-up only.
post #213 of 6814
Anyone know if the "blowout" sales that have been going on for the maple M22's are also happening for other maple finished models, specifically the F32's or F52's?

Can't seem to find any info on the whole maple sale thing other than word of mouth.

Just curious.

Thanks.


Scott
post #214 of 6814
I am building out a new HT room and have the Revel Performa F52's, F32’s and C52. The C-52 is new and I have not heard this speaker (comments on the C-52 appreciated) in my system. I am looking for a single wall mount S/B speaker (center back wall) for a 6.1 config and I am thinking about an S30 for this location. Anyone have experience with the S30?
post #215 of 6814
For those of you who procrastinated on picking up the maple M22s, it's now too late. They are all gone, at least from the STO deal which was previously linked in this thread.

Once again proof that you snooze, you lose!
post #216 of 6814
*New here. I have heard the 802D at two different dealers and in three different rooms all with different electronics. Then I heard the new Salon 2 at a third dealer. It has been very difficult to understand what I am hearing since the rooms have been so different as well as what preceded the speakers. The first time I briefly listened to the 802D was in a somewhat large rectangular room driven by Classe electronics. This first impression was good. Clear with a good (wide and somewhat deep) sound stage. I was not familiar with the music. The second time, now with my music, was at another dealer where they were placed facing the short dimension of a small room driven by Rotel electronics. Somewhat brash, too loud and therefore annoying. The third time, back to the original dealer and the 802D's had been moved to a small room and driven by McIntosh all the way. Totally overloaded the room in the bass and just did not sound great. It is only from the first brief session that I know they can perform better.

The Salon2's I heard in NYC using my music and this was another strange adventure. The first selection I tried was from the Reference Recordings Rutter Requiem. I do not remember which selection but at the end of the piece it was the first time I had ever heard and felt the low organ note. I said "tremendous" to the sales person, then asked if there was a subwoofer since I had not heard that note on any of several other systems I had previously auditioned. He said no. Then I said are you sure. He hen proceeded to a sub off to the side I had not previously seen. He check and some how disconnected it at the unit. We then listened to the selection again and the low organ note was not to be heard. I am not sure what all the electronics were, or if the system was set up through a multi channel pre amp. The CD unit was Esoteric and there were two tall Mark Levinson amps next to everything. As for the rest of this listening session the sound was very smooth, good but not great sound stage, but excellent individual instrument depiction.

My overall listening attempt inorder to aquire a new stereo system has been very disappointing. And I have listened to a good number of other speakers in and above this price range. I am going to spend more than I should but it will be the last expensive system since my Marantz 500 fiasco.
post #217 of 6814
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Originally Posted by ZincEar View Post

*New here. I have heard the 802D at two different dealers and in three different rooms all with different electronics. Then I heard the new Salon 2 at a third dealer. It has been very difficult to understand what I am hearing since the rooms have been so different as well as what preceded the speakers. The first time I briefly listened to the 802D was in a somewhat large rectangular room driven by Classe electronics. This first impression was good. Clear with a good (wide and somewhat deep) sound stage. I was not familiar with the music. The second time, now with my music, was at another dealer where they were placed facing the short dimension of a small room driven by Rotel electronics. Somewhat brash, too loud and therefore annoying. The third time, back to the original dealer and the 802D's had been moved to a small room and driven by McIntosh all the way. Totally overloaded the room in the bass and just did not sound great. It is only from the first brief session that I know they can perform better.

The Salon2's I heard in NYC using my music and this was another strange adventure. The first selection I tried was from the Reference Recordings Rutter Requiem. I do not remember which selection but at the end of the piece it was the first time I had ever heard and felt the low organ note. I said "tremendous" to the sales person, then asked if there was a subwoofer since I had not heard that note on any of several other systems I had previously auditioned. He said no. Then I said are you sure. He hen proceeded to a sub off to the side I had not previously seen. He check and some how disconnected it at the unit. We then listened to the selection again and the low organ note was not to be heard. I am not sure what all the electronics were, or if the system was set up through a multi channel pre amp. The CD unit was Esoteric and there were two tall Mark Levinson amps next to everything. As for the rest of this listening session the sound was very smooth, good but not great sound stage, but excellent individual instrument depiction.

My overall listening attempt inorder to aquire a new stereo system has been very disappointing. And I have listened to a good number of other speakers in and above this price range. I am going to spend more than I should but it will be the last expensive system since my Marantz 500 fiasco.

Thanks ZincEar -- you are not alone in experiencing strange auditions in supposedly reputable dealers. I find gear inappropriately set up (including a Wilson dealer of some local repute), no ability to control the volume myself, musical selections foisted upon me to 'show off' the gear, dismissal of all reasonable competitors etc. It can be a real challenge not only to audition gear but to actually buy it! We complain about the auto trade but if cars were sold this way, most of us would be walking!
post #218 of 6814
Hello. I just set up a pair of M22's, in maple (not sure why they would want to discontinue this finish -- it looks terrific) to my HK AVR 635. I am running them as fronts (crossed over at 80 Hz) in a fairly intimate HT/music room. The speakers sound simply wonderful! I had a friend who worked in engineering at what was then Madrigal back in Middletown, CT. I will have to get back in touch and congratulate him in the event he had anything to do with producing these (or their predecessor, M20) masterpieces.
post #219 of 6814
Congrats!

I agree, I thought the two-tone maple and black was actually the best looking finish of them all. I picked up a pair of SVS PB12 Plus subs in maple too to go with them.

For $1000, there simply wasn't a better new speaker to be had, and those who missed out on that deal, well, not to make sure the wound is freshly salted, but you really missed out.
post #220 of 6814
I must confess to having bought the last (new in box) set offered through that advertised special. The STO folks were a pleasure to deal with and shipped them fast.
post #221 of 6814
No need to apologize to anyone dude. Just be glad that one other person didn't pull the trigger right before you did.
post #222 of 6814
Was wondering if anyone that has a B15a can comment on how good or great a sub this is. I am looking at purchasing this sub and am also looking at the new SVS 13" Ultra. Also, I could potentially get 2 SVS's for about $800 more than 1 B15a? Would welcome and love any comments as I am close to pulling the trigger. Final note. I will be using the sub for 75% Movies, 25% Music.
Thanks.
post #223 of 6814
While my finger is a bit further from the trigger than peyton18's, I am also interested in reviews of the Revel subs.
post #224 of 6814
So have have any of you ever compared the Dyna's 140 with the M22 for music only that is? Still asking and wondering......
post #225 of 6814
The B15a is a remarkable sub, and well worth the price of admission. IMO, it's inexpensive for what you get, though it's by no means cheap price-wise. Compared one-on-one with the SVS 13" PB13 Ultra, I'd be going after the B15a without question.

However, when you get a pair of PB13 Ultras in the mix, the PB13 Ultras are the clear choice. There are many advantages to multisub installations if sound is your primary concern, and two of those SVS beauties, properly set up, would be wondrous indeed. There's no way the B15a, even with its excellent set up tools, can hope to equal or exceed two well-set-up PB13 Ultras.
post #226 of 6814
Can anyone recommend a good speaker stand for the M22s? A link would be much appreciated!
post #227 of 6814
Can anyone comment on a Performa F32 5.1 setup vs a Concert F12 5.1 setup.

The sitting area of the room is around 11x12 although the room itself is actually around 12x26.

I am wondering if the Performa's would be overkill for a room of this size or if the Concertas would do just fine.
post #228 of 6814
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Originally Posted by davewolfs View Post

Can anyone comment on a Performa F32 5.1 setup vs a Concert F12 5.1 setup.

The sitting area of the room is around 11x12 although the room itself is actually around 12x26.

I am wondering if the Performa's would be overkill for a room of this size or if the Concertas would do just fine.

Timely question. I just went from F12's to F32's this weekend. I have them in an approx. 12x13 room and they are in no way overkill. The F32's are actually a little smaller in size compared to the F12's, but they do require a bit more power to drive.

Let me just say...I think the F12's are fine speakers in their own right, but the F32's are a whole different animal. Suffice it to say I am extremely happy with the F32's and consider tham to be well worth every penny.


Scott
post #229 of 6814
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Originally Posted by alf010 View Post

Can anyone recommend a good speaker stand for the M22s? A link would be much appreciated!

Revel makes a very good stand for the M22s/M12s that they bolt right to. I think it's called Ped22, or something like that, and retails for like $220 for a pair.
post #230 of 6814
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Originally Posted by davewolfs View Post

Can anyone comment on a Performa F32 5.1 setup vs a Concert F12 5.1 setup.

The sitting area of the room is around 11x12 although the room itself is actually around 12x26.

I am wondering if the Performa's would be overkill for a room of this size or if the Concertas would do just fine.

Either way, you'd be smilin'!
post #231 of 6814
Guys, I have crappy family room setup that requires me to mount or install OnWall or InCeiling L / C / R speakers for my home theater setup. I want as good a sound as possible from this less than ideal setup. I also don't want to spend more than 1K per speaker. I noticed Revel announced a very interesting InCeiling speaker this week (see press release link below).

Do any of you Revel owners have words of wisdom on this as a potential candidate I might pursue as a high-end inceiling candidate?

Thanks!

bradesp

http://www.resmagonline.com/articles...cle_2053.shtml
post #232 of 6814
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Originally Posted by bradesp View Post

Guys, I have crappy family room setup that requires me to mount or install OnWall or InCeiling L / C / R speakers for my home theater setup. I want as good a sound as possible from this less than ideal setup. I also don't want to spend more than 1K per speaker. I noticed Revel announced a very interesting InCeiling speaker this week (see press release link below).

Do any of you Revel owners have words of wisdom on this as a potential candidate I might pursue as a high-end inceiling candidate?

Thanks!

bradesp

http://www.resmagonline.com/articles...cle_2053.shtml



The rectangular flat panel low FQ driver looks quite like that featured in the new Infinity Cascade bookshelf and floorstanding speakers. That said, I have never heard a Revel speaker that I did not think was terrific.
post #233 of 6814
That in-celing looks interesting. I'll be in the market for some in-ceiling's once I move into a new house in a few months; I'll have to look into these. I have F30's, and really like them.
post #234 of 6814
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
post #235 of 6814
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Originally Posted by alwynwilliams View Post

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 Preamp 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


Quite the system. Do let us know how it sounds.
post #236 of 6814
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Originally Posted by alwynwilliams View Post

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!
post #237 of 6814
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Originally Posted by RMK! View Post

the Salons are "tall slim", compared to my puny F52's, they were huge. You are a lucky man alywn ... enjoy!

Salon2 is out of my price range, but Studio2 and F52 are both possibilities. Would appreciate comments on the Salon2 vs your F52s.
post #238 of 6814
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Originally Posted by alwynwilliams View Post

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 know what your going thru ...I upgraded some Paradigm Sig 8's about three weeks ago for a pair of these and a pair of the Gems....

They are nice.
post #239 of 6814
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Originally Posted by Russdawg View Post

I know what your going thru ...I upgraded some Paradigm Sig 8's about three weeks ago for a pair of these and a pair of the Gems....

They are nice.

I'd appreciate commentary on the Salon2 vs Paragidm Signature 8.

Is this for a HT setup, and if so did you get the Voice2?
post #240 of 6814
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Originally Posted by syswei View Post

I'd appreciate commentary on the Salon2 vs Paragidm Signature 8.

Is this for a HT setup, and if so did you get the Voice2?

I did get the Voice as well, I will be using this for HT and music but have had little time with the speakers so far. My job has kept me plenty busy the last month. I will have 10 days off coming up shortly and will give some feedback then.

I will say this the first words out of everyones mouth who has heard these things has been either "OMG" or "I have never heard anything like that in my life"......I would have to agree.
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