Originally Posted by howaboutthat41
Touche, but we do not hear much up above 15 khz (and even less music hits anywhere near there, let alone with any appreciable volume). The Studio2 has roughly the same curve as the M22 in that range -- and is rarely described as "hot." That said, compared to the F52 and F12 (and presumably M12), both the M22 and Studio2 (Salon 2, I assume, as well) must seem a bit warm in the extremes.
Please post a frequency response curve for the Studio2 or Salon2 to back up your post.
John Atkinson has thoroughly measured both of these speakers and they look nothing
like the M-22 HTF measurements and neither do the F-52s from that article.
In fact both the Salon and Studios measure remarkably flat over the frequency range and while this one measurement doesn't tell the whole story, it doesn't lie either.
I have been as critical of certain aspects of Stereophile as anyone but the fact is I read the articles and I know who I trust from that publication and others.
Everyone can take these ratings with whatever grain of salt they want:
The Revel Studio2 is the least expensive speaker to consistently make Stereophile's A list.
the next speaker up in price is the KEF Reference\207 @ 4k more.
The Revel Salon2s have been garnered more praise and even at 22K are far cheaper than the lionshare of speakers in that stratosphere.
Whether you believe Stereophile or not, anyone considering spending this kind of coin would be a fool not to consider\compare\audition these speakers.Edited by Milt99 - 1/18/13 at 7:16pm