Originally Posted by Milt99
As much as I've lambasted certain reviewers over the years, there are a handful that I follow, respect and generally find that my taste, values and listening methods, etc., coincide with.
I was unable to hear Studio2s prior to buying them but had heard their predecessors and other speakers in the Revel line over the years and really liked how they reproduced recorded music.
I read all of the Kal Rubinson, John Atkinson & Fred Kaplan's Revel reviews several times over and the reviews on Secrets, Home Theater, Home Theater Review(meh) and all of the other sites that have reviewed Revel speakers.
As much as I've come to agree with many them, no one nailed it so precisely for me as Robert Harley on TAS.
I'd love to post the relevant passage but if you're interested, the review is easy enough to find.
Although he is reviewing the Salon2, over the month I've had the Studios, I've had the exact same experience
In a nutshell, he states how he is always fascinated by how certain recorded musical nuances are revealed by certain components.
I've been re-listening to discs that I've heard inumerable times over the years with different systems and simply put, the Studios bring out the absolute best in every recording I've auditioned.
A lot of speakers these days have a ruthless quality about them. It's like the playback system is better than the recording and makes it apparent in no uncertain terms.
The combo I have now, I feel brings out the musical best in what I'm hearing without fatigue, grain or glare.
While each recording has it's own signature, some are expansive, others no so much, so far they've all had one thing in common they put a huge smile on my face and mental immersion into the music.
It sounds like real people singing and playing real instruments. The detail is astounding while remaining in context with the whole.