Originally Posted by VinhT
I've been eagerly anticipating this announcement for the past year.
Definitely disappointed in the traditional MTM center, especially with the woofers so far apart due to the large waveguide. Unless they've somehow broken the laws of physics, it's an indicator to me that Revel is straying from the commitment to quality design that I respected.
As I mentioned, I think the tweeter should have been raised slightly above the mid-woofer line. As to if the woofers are too far apart.....don't know.
The smaller subs is understandable, as they would rather you buy four of them anyway. Besides, aside from the B15 of yore, Revel has never really been competitive in the subwoofer category.
It might be from feedback from previous or potential customers wanting smaller, more room friendly subs. And certainly nothing wrong with having 4 subs.
The surround speaker sends a bit of a conflicting message. With the Gem2, they were going away from bipoles/dipoles for surround speakers, but now they appear to be back.
Without looking, seems that there was a bi/dipole surround in addition to the Gem2, available at the same time.
Overall, a lot to think about. I think it's great that the speakers are more affordable, and I was hoping to just buy them blind, but some of the design choices have given me reservations about doing so. Can't wait to learn more about these speakers.
With the economy the way it has been for 4 years, no use jacking up the prices. For at least two years I've seen the Salon2 being sold by dealers, online, for as low as $13,000/pr. That is only 59% of full list price.