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post #4021 of 6803
I don't like "AVKV" anymore. smile.gif These F208s are making me buy all kinds of music, because everything sounds so good. I've never experienced this unquenchable thirst for more/new music...until the Revel F208.

Congrats to Revel and Kevin on quite an accomplishment here. I've hit the 2 month mark, and I just continue to be amazed by these speakers. It's a 100% success in that we "regular folk" have been brought closer to the music...

-Mr. Smug
post #4022 of 6803
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Originally Posted by AcuDefTechGuy View Post

A friend visited me today. He actually wanted to audition some other speakers I own (I own 9 different brands). But after comparing everything to the Salon2, it seemed to me like he didn't want to buy any other speaker except Revel. biggrin.gif

Since his budget is ~ $5K, I pointed him in the direction of the F208. biggrin.gif

It was only a matter of time. smile.gif
post #4023 of 6803
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Originally Posted by AcuDefTechGuy View Post

A friend visited me today. He actually wanted to audition some other speakers I own (I own 9 different brands). But after comparing everything to the Salon2, it seemed to me like he didn't want to buy any other speaker except Revel. biggrin.gif

Since his budget is ~ $5K, I pointed him in the direction of the F208. biggrin.gif



I thought I was bad, recently did an inventory and I have about 5 or 6 different brands biggrin.gif

The heck with going to the dealers we all need to come over your house, you have all the major brands covered biggrin.gif
Edited by comfynumb - 5/10/13 at 6:44am
post #4024 of 6803
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Originally Posted by Gugu_s View Post

As far as I know tilting is not required. What you need to do is, that you place 2-3 feet higher (tweeter level) than you fronts. And the reason is that you want the opposite what you need from the fronts: you don't want to be able to locate the sounds from the rear. Thats what dipoles do. From the fronts, you want good soundstage, good imaging, etc. But if the rears are so precise, your brain wont believe that it is a surround sound, it would be able to pinpoint the exact location from your speakers, and thats bad.

Hey thanks for the input buddy! Do you know anything about my question 2 , 3? In what speakers should I use for the F HW to match? And the last one should the rear surrounds and front height be parrell?
post #4025 of 6803
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Originally Posted by comfynumb View Post

I thought I was bad, recently did an inventory and I have about 5 or 6 different brands biggrin.gif

The heck with going to the dealers we all need to come over your house, you have all the major brands covered biggrin.gif

Well, you know some people collect $40,000 pens. eek.gif

I collect speakers. wink.gif

Including 2 Funk subs, 2 RBH subs, 4 Velodyne subs, and 8 Pioneer PC speakers, I have 40 speakers total.
post #4026 of 6803
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Originally Posted by AcuDefTechGuy View Post

Well, you know some people collect $40,000 pens. eek.gif

I collect speakers. wink.gif

Including 2 Funk subs, 2 RBH subs, 4 Velodyne subs, and 8 Pioneer PC speakers, I have 40 speakers total.
Confession is good for the soul biggrin.gif
post #4027 of 6803
Confessions hah... biggrin.gif

Easy: Sorry, I can't give answer to your other questions, because I haven't been involved with systems larger than 5.1. In my oppinion in typical rooms like mine with 200-250 sqft more than 7.1 channels are not needed, even cinemas are only using this many dedicated channels, but from more speakers.

Because of this, I haven't studied/read as much about FH/FW channels as I have the about the usual 5.1-7.1.
post #4028 of 6803
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Originally Posted by Milt99 View Post

Confession is good for the soul biggrin.gif



So how many many hail Mary's father Milt?
post #4029 of 6803
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Originally Posted by comfynumb View Post

So how many hail Mary's father Milt?

Yeah, what is the going rate these days? biggrin.gif

I recall 10 was a good number the last time I did it. eek.gif
post #4030 of 6803
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Originally Posted by AcuDefTechGuy View Post

Yeah, what is the going rate these days? biggrin.gif

I recall 10 was a good number the last time I did it. eek.gif



10 for each speaker? We'll see you in the fall
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post #4031 of 6803
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Originally Posted by AcuDefTechGuy View Post

A friend visited me today. He actually wanted to audition some other speakers I own (I own 9 different brands). But after comparing everything to the Salon2, it seemed to me like he didn't want to buy any other speaker except Revel. biggrin.gif

Since his budget is ~ $5K, I pointed him in the direction of the F208. biggrin.gif

BTW, my friend, who visited me because he was interested in one of the speakers I own (not the Revel) has just texted me that he has decided to get the $5K Revel F208. biggrin.gif

Funny how things work. He was interested in another brand of speaker (I won't say which). But after listening to my 9 sets of speakers, he was hooked on the Revel. biggrin.gif
post #4032 of 6803
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Originally Posted by comfynumb View Post

10 for each speaker? We'll see you in the fall
biggrin.gif

Well, I was thinking 10 Hail Mary's for the whole thing. biggrin.gif
post #4033 of 6803
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Originally Posted by AcuDefTechGuy View Post

BTW, my friend, who visited me because he was interested in one of the speakers I own (not the Revel) has just texted me that he has decided to get the $5K Revel F208. biggrin.gif

Funny how things work. He was interested in another brand of speaker (I won't say which). But after listening to my 9 sets of speakers, he was hooked on the Revel. biggrin.gif



Nice and I have a feeling they'll be selling lots of them.
post #4034 of 6803
Hey guys, I am the friend who got to A/B more high end brands than I EVER have at any dealer cool.gif. The reason for the quest was actually to try and find a suitable replacement for my Magnepan 3.6's. While I have no doubt the Revel's won't be able to keep up with the 3.6's in certain aspects I am pretty excited to give them a try. I really like the Ultima line and could happily live with them over the Magnepans. Alas the first world problem of only having $5k to drop on speakers lol. So we shall see how these big guys stack up to the 3.6's. biggrin.gif
post #4035 of 6803
Would someone mind sending me a picture of them beside the F208's. I have seen a couple pics online and they don't look crazy big, then I broke out the measuring tape and they seem much larger wink.gif. It wont sway my decision just curious. PS if you could include your height that would be great.
post #4036 of 6803
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Originally Posted by harri009 View Post

Would someone mind sending me a picture of them beside the F208's. I have seen a couple pics online and they don't look crazy big, then I broke out the measuring tape and they seem much larger wink.gif. It wont sway my decision just curious. PS if you could include your height that would be great.
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post #4037 of 6803
That's actually one of the few pics I have found featuring a person. But they state the think the person may be no more than 6ft while another person comments below that this guy must be huge because the 208's looked much bigger when he saw them in person.
post #4038 of 6803
I do appreciate the pic though smile.gif
post #4039 of 6803
I stated the guy was at the most 6 ft because I looked him in the eye. The person posting the comment after me has no idea. I'm maybe 5' 11" and and the F208 hits me right about the bottom of my rib cage. The size issue with the F208 is the 12" width I think. A lot of current tower speakers are much narrower.

The F208s are huge though. When my wife first walked in the house and saw them, her comment was "My God they're big!" Here's another picture showing them with her new furniture.

post #4040 of 6803
Thank you very much for the info and picture's. My wife won't be excited either lol oh well. If she can live with 3.6's in the living room she will learn to live with these I guess. Have you ever heard the Ultima 2 or magnepan's? What's your comparison? I know I am a little late to the party here as there are hundreds of posts in this thread.
post #4041 of 6803
I saw the F206s for the first time yesterday, when I was at the store looking at my F208s, that finally arrived. The F206 would make a lot more sense size-wise in my home, but as long as I can talk my wife into it, I can go for the extra bass extension of the larger model. I'd probably have the same issues with my room's 40 Hz mode with either speaker.

BTW- The new speakers came in two boxes, shrink wrapped, sitting verticaly side by side on a small pallet. Looked to be in excellent shape. Just need to swap with the demo pair now.

I heard Ultima Salon2's too long ago to comment, and Magnepans (or similiar panel speakers) are just a different experience in my opinion.
post #4042 of 6803
Congrats on the arrival Deny.

Those F208's look really big (specially wide) in black... End of story, I'm definitely not going to get them instead of the F206.

By the way, I brought back the Focals to the dealer, and finally switched back to the Concerta's, in one word: No comparison... The Revels's are so much better, I can't even describe it. (Except the airy high frequency, and the lack of midbass, which makes the airiness even more obvious... smile.gif )
post #4043 of 6803
I heard the Magnepans --the 1.6 if I recall--they were fine and what you really get with the Maggie's is the massive soundstage that they throw. What you don't get are the dynamics that a coned speaker gives you. It really depends on what you prefer and your tastes. The Maggie's do a very nice job with certain things at their price point that you have to pay a lot more to get. You also don't get a boxy sound, which you also don't get but need to get to the ultima line to experience (you get a lot mote than that too!)

I also think that Maggie's are better suited to certain styles of music better. I had compared the Maggies to the Revel M22s. The Maggie's threw a massive soundstage and the M22s sounded small by comparison.

And to sound their best they need to be away from the rear walls. I obviously preferred the revels in all aspects.
post #4044 of 6803
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Originally Posted by denydog View Post

I stated the guy was at the most 6 ft because I looked him in the eye. The person posting the comment after me has no idea. I'm maybe 5' 11" and and the F208 hits me right about the bottom of my rib cage. The size issue with the F208 is the 12" width I think. A lot of current tower speakers are much narrower.

The F208s are huge though. When my wife first walked in the house and saw them, her comment was "My God they're big!" Here's another picture showing them with her new furniture.




Hi, the way it's open behind your one speaker is kind of like my room, except my room has a small hallway instead. Have you ever run any room correction? I'd be interested on what it came up with.
post #4045 of 6803
The way the Maggie's are made I would not think they would have any of the traits of the Revel's. That's going to be an adjustment for you but IMO your going to enjoy the Revel sound smile.gif
Edited by comfynumb - 5/11/13 at 6:26am
post #4046 of 6803
Thanks for the assesments, I think I am making the right choice. While I absolutely love the big stage and large image the Maggie's throw I am really looking forward to the extra kick the dynamic speakers offer.
post #4047 of 6803
Salon2 (H x W x D): 53.3" x 14" x 23"

Studio2 (H x W x D): 46.3" x 13.8" x 20.5"

F208 (H x W x D): 46.5" x 11.8" x 14.8"

F52 (H x W x D): 43.9" x 9.5" x 17.5"


So the F208 is about the same height as the Studio2, but a little thinner and not as deep.
Edited by AcuDefTechGuy - 5/11/13 at 7:35am
post #4048 of 6803
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Originally Posted by harri009 View Post

Thanks for the assesments, I think I am making the right choice. While I absolutely love the big stage and large image the Maggie's throw I am really looking forward to the extra kick the dynamic speakers offer.

The Orion are supposed to have one of the biggest soundstage when given the large room. But like the Magnepan, Martin Logan, and similar speakers, they fall short on dynamics.

What did you think about the B&W 802D2 vs Salon2 vs Orion3 vs Phil3 (after being pulled out from the wall biggrin.gif)?
post #4049 of 6803
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Originally Posted by AcuDefTechGuy View Post

Salon2 (H x W x D): 53.3" x 14" x 23"

Studio2 (H x W x D): 46.3" x 13.8" x 20.5"

F208 (H x W x D): 46.5" x 11.8" x 14.8"

F52 (H x W x D): 43.9" x 9.5" x 17.5"


So the F208 is about the same height as the Studio2, but a little thinner and not as deep.

FYI, the dimensions for width and depth you provided above are for the base plate. The width of the cabinet is 11" on the Salon and 10.75 on the Studio.
post #4050 of 6803
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Originally Posted by russ_777 View Post

FYI, the dimensions for width and depth you provided above are for the base plate. The width of the cabinet is 11" on the Salon and 10.75 on the Studio.

So what is the size of the F208 without its base? Because the base on the F208 looks like it extends about an inch all around.

So w/o the bass, the F208 is approx ~ 10" and Studio2 is approx ~ 11" ?
Edited by AcuDefTechGuy - 5/11/13 at 8:19am
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