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post #3181 of 6837
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Originally Posted by AcuDefTechGuy View Post

They look great in both finishes. It would be tough for me to decide. I would be going back & forth so many times it wouldn't even be funny.

Even today I wonder if I should have gotten the piano black on my Salon2. I probably change my mind on a daily basis. eek.gif

I think the mahogany clearly looks nicer on the Ultima2s. In fact, if the Performa3 had kept the gloss cherry option which is close to the mahogany on the Ultima2, that probably would have been my choice.

I gotta say, this waiting for Revel the fulfill their order is annoying. At least one month more to go. :-(
post #3182 of 6837
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Originally Posted by lsdec View Post

I think the mahogany clearly looks nicer on the Ultima2s. In fact, if the Performa3 had kept the gloss cherry option which is close to the mahogany on the Ultima2, that probably would have been my choice.

I gotta say, this waiting for Revel the fulfill their order is annoying. At least one month more to go. :-(

Yeah, waiting sucks.

That's kind of like KEF Reference line. Unless the dealer has them in stock, you'll be waiting for like 3 months. eek.gif

I guess the new Performa3 are still so new and most dealers just don't have inventory. Maybe in 2 years, it will be very different.
post #3183 of 6837
I was actually thinking of going to check out the Kef's but decided against it. Seems like they are a serious rival to the Revels.

B&W has priced itself above the Performa3 line. And the Internet direct guys i personally feel lack the r&d to be true rivals. I'm sure their stuff is very good though.
post #3184 of 6837
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by AcuDefTechGuy View Post

They look great in both finishes. It would be tough for me to decide. I would be going back & forth so many times it wouldn't even be funny.

Even today I wonder if I should have gotten the piano black on my Salon2. I probably change my mind on a daily basis. eek.gif

I think you made the right choice. The gloss is so high that piano black to me looks plasticky. When I bought my Studios they had plenty of black in stock and even offered me a substantial discount to take black. I held out for the mahogany.

I suppose it depends on personal taste, but I really like wood.
Edited by ehlarson - 2/12/13 at 4:31pm
post #3185 of 6837
Absolutely personal taste but I chose the Mahogany.
Now depending on the colors, style of your listening room, it could make a big difference.
Or none at all wink.gif
post #3186 of 6837
while i could never live with the highs of the performa bookshelves, i'm starting to think i need to give the 208's a shot next to the R900's. Saving that for next year though. Had to settle on some kef xq30's and i'm loving what i got for only $1000 but i need bigger.
post #3187 of 6837
Hey guys, my F52's will be here tomorrow. Is there anything I should know about break in, should I limit the volume for awhile? I've heard people say go easy for awhile and others say it doesn't matter.


Thanks,
John.
Edited by comfynumb - 2/13/13 at 6:36pm
post #3188 of 6837
Just don't clip your amp, other than that enjoy!
post #3189 of 6837
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Originally Posted by comfynumb View Post

Hey guys, my F52's will be here tomorrow. Is there anything I should know about break in, should I limit the volume for awhile? I've heard people say go easy for awhile and others say it doesn't matter.


Thanks,
John.
Medium volume for a few (4?) hours then as Milt says don't clip but just enjoy!
post #3190 of 6837
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Originally Posted by Milt99 View Post

Just don't clip your amp, other than that enjoy!

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Originally Posted by jima4a View Post

Medium volume for a few (4?) hours then as Milt says don't clip but just enjoy!



Thanks for the info guys. There's so many opinions online, I wanted to know from the ones that own them.
post #3191 of 6837
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Originally Posted by comfynumb View Post

Hey guys, my F52's will be here tomorrow. Is there anything I should know about break in, should I limit the volume for awhile? I've heard people say go easy for awhile and others say it doesn't matter.


Thanks,
John.

Congrats on your excellent F52 speakers! I'm sure you will enjoy them immensely.

I think as long as you are not cranking out tumultuous house-party volume, I wouldn't worry too much about breaking-in volume.
post #3192 of 6837
may i ask when you guys enjoy your speakers the most? I bought my speakers and have semi enjoyed them (more so with movies) i am kind of regretting my purchase. They're neat and do sound good although i feel the speakers i bought are a little to forward for my room as i'm to close to the center image and can't truly enjoy them the way i feel i could if i had more room between me and the speakers. but each time i've listened to them with music it's like i just go through the music i own and think about how good they sound at certain parts but i've done that with all my music and now i'm bored. i don't find myself doing anything where i can just enjoy the music. It's like i have to make time to actually sit down right in front of them and not do anything. They're not like a boom box in the garage that i just jam to while fixing or cleaning the dirtbikes or washing the car.
They really draw me into moves though and i only have 2.0 system so far but i'm thinking i don't need anything super special for movie dialect and bigger woofers than i have would be nice but a subwoofer would probably help.
I guess i don't even know what type of answer i'm looking for.
post #3193 of 6837
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Originally Posted by AcuDefTechGuy View Post

Congrats on your excellent F52 speakers! I'm sure you will enjoy them immensely.

I think as long as you are not cranking out tumultuous house-party volume, I wouldn't worry too much about breaking-in volume.



Ok great that's what I'm hearing thanks. On to my dilemma, I need a center channel but until I have the extra beans, no can do. I have two different bookshelves I can use. A PSB image B25, same type of tweeter almost but an aluminum woofer. Or an Infinity alpha 20. Some kind of dome tweeter and what looks like a treated paper woofer. Man I'll be lost without a center for movies and I kind of like the mids for music. Any ideas??
Edited by comfynumb - 2/14/13 at 7:40am
post #3194 of 6837
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Originally Posted by comfynumb View Post

Ok great that's what I'm hearing thanks. On to my dilemma, I need a center channel but until I have the extra beans, no can do. I have two different bookshelves I can use. A PSB image B25, same type of tweeter almost but an aluminum woofer. Or an Infinity alpha 20. Some kind of dome tweeter and what looks like a treated paper woofer. Man I'll be lost without a center for movies and I kind of like the mids for music. Any ideas??

I would go with Infinity since Infinity & Revel are both Harman speakers. biggrin.gif

Just to get you through until you can upgrade to a Revel center. wink.gif
post #3195 of 6837
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Originally Posted by AcuDefTechGuy View Post

I would go with Infinity since Infinity & Revel are both Harman speakers. biggrin.gif

Just to get you through until you can upgrade to a Revel center. wink.gif



Ok good, and it just happens to be in black ash like 52's. I'm like a kid waiting for Christmas, tracking says out for delivery. Is there any reason to use a bookshelf speaker permanently over a dedicated center speaker, or a pair of them? I've heard about it, but I also hear this can strain your amp.
post #3196 of 6837
I can't help but think that you're just going to try both speakers no matter what anyone says lol. I would. Seems like the logical thing to do. And i know how excited you are, just got my new speakers last week
post #3197 of 6837
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Originally Posted by bthrb4u View Post

I can't help but think that you're just going to try both speakers no matter what anyone says lol. I would. Seems like the logical thing to do. And i know how excited you are, just got my new speakers last week



I think I'm just going to use the Infinity for now, the PSB is just the wrong speaker. Congrats on the speakers, what did you get?
post #3198 of 6837
I also have a JBL studio s-centerII. I never liked the plastic case but it doesn't sound bad I guess.

I just swapped them around ( bthrb4u knew I would, damn foiled agin) the JBL really doesn't sound bad, and it has an aluminum dome tweeter like the 52's. it will have to do for now and actually I've heard much worse.
Edited by comfynumb - 2/14/13 at 9:42am
post #3199 of 6837
It's a revel thread so if i'm out of place then i'll erase this comment so let me know if anyone's offended.
Kef xq30's. I got them on a superbowl special through kef direct for $500 a piece. They don't make them anymore but MSRP is $1500 a piece.
Also got a marantz receiver Sr5006 and some bluejeans cables
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Now I'm happy.
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I'm dying to try them out but they are cold have a little condensation on them.
post #3202 of 6837
Congratulations, They looks awsome!
post #3203 of 6837
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Originally Posted by comfynumb View Post





I'm dying to try them out but they are cold have a little condensation on them.
Sweet! Bet they are being broke in now?
post #3204 of 6837
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Originally Posted by denydog View Post

Congratulations, They looks awsome!



Thank you. I just have to get used to the sound, I'm coming from a set of PSB golds that were close to 20 years old. The mids and highs are so clear it almost feels like the instruments are in my room. Now that I'm finally set up for awhile I can run Audyssey and dial it in better.
post #3205 of 6837
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Originally Posted by comfynumb View Post





I'm dying to try them out but they are cold have a little condensation on them.
Definitely let them acclimate at least overnight.
post #3206 of 6837
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Originally Posted by bthrb4u View Post

may i ask when you guys enjoy your speakers the most? I bought my speakers and have semi enjoyed them (more so with movies) i am kind of regretting my purchase. They're neat and do sound good although i feel the speakers i bought are a little to forward for my room as i'm to close to the center image and can't truly enjoy them the way i feel i could if i had more room between me and the speakers. but each time i've listened to them with music it's like i just go through the music i own and think about how good they sound at certain parts but i've done that with all my music and now i'm bored. i don't find myself doing anything where i can just enjoy the music. It's like i have to make time to actually sit down right in front of them and not do anything. They're not like a boom box in the garage that i just jam to while fixing or cleaning the dirtbikes or washing the car.
They really draw me into moves though and i only have 2.0 system so far but i'm thinking i don't need anything super special for movie dialect and bigger woofers than i have would be nice but a subwoofer would probably help.
I guess i don't even know what type of answer i'm looking for.

Dude, I've read most if not all of your posts and you said you preferred a speaker that was forward, remember?
The Revel's image didn't project far enough into the room, remember?
I thought at the time, ok that's what he wants.
I haven't heard a truly forward projecting speaker in some years but they've never been my cup of tea.
Personally if you're going for a movie setup, I would get a center channel before a sub if I had to choose.
I think the "phantom center" crowd is blindly ignoring the reality of how movie soundtracks are mixed and meant to be heard.
It's not 2-channel, never will be and never was meant to be.
post #3207 of 6837
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Originally Posted by Milt99 View Post

Definitely let them acclimate at least overnight.



I hear you, the condensation freaked me out a little.
post #3208 of 6837
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Originally Posted by Milt99 View Post

Dude, I've read most if not all of your posts and you said you preferred a speaker that was forward, remember?
The Revel's image didn't project far enough into the room, remember?
I thought at the time, ok that's what he wants.
I haven't heard a truly forward projecting speaker in some years but they've never been my cup of tea.
Personally if you're going for a movie setup, I would get a center channel before a sub if I had to choose.
I think the "phantom center" crowd is blindly ignoring the reality of how movie soundtracks are mixed and meant to be heard.
It's not 2-channel, never will be and never was meant to be.
Agreed! A sub would be a great addition but a center even more so.
post #3209 of 6837
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Originally Posted by jima4a View Post

Sweet! Bet they are being broke in now?



Thanks! Yes they are, my Sunfire amp drives them nicely. But I'm wondering how a different amp would sound. I have a parasound amp in my closet and I might have to try it out tomorrow. I think it's rated around the same 200 wpc into 8 ohms.
post #3210 of 6837
@milt, i shouldn't have said they are to forward for me, i should have said the image is to far forward for my room.
And the performa3 bookshelves i listened to had no depth to them at all. the highs and the mids all came from the same waveguide so they weren't separated depth wise. I have a feeling that the f208's would be different and have more depth to them as there is a dedicated midrange and the cone doesn't seem like it would drastically throw the mids off axis like the waveguide on the tweeter.
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