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Just picked up a pair of Reva-2s a couple days ago. Found them new for a ridiculously low price and couldn't pass it up. I had been considering Dynaudio X-14s or M10s for an upgrade, but decided on the Reva-2s. In short, they're really great sounding and a significant step up from the Diamond 200 series (which I own, the bookshelf 220s and the 240 towers, in another system), and the build quality and finish is ridiculously good. The tweeter is better (tighter and more natural sounding) and so are the woofers (tighter and faster). They also hit pretty low, even though the woofer size is just under 5". The specs say 48Hz, but I suspect that's conservative. They're just really well balanced and don't exaggerate anything, which is what I like. They're also fairly easy to drive. I was worried they might not be.
I had recently bought and returned the Elac Debut B5.2s. I wanted to hear what all the hype was, and while I thought the speaker was superbly balanced/voiced by AJ, the quality of the drivers (the woofers and the tweeters) left something to be desired. Plus, the grills were just awful and unacceptable.
It's a shame these Revas aren't getting more attention, as they are really superb, and I suspect sales haven't panned out as well as Wharfedale hoped. I would love to have the Reva-4 towers.
At any rate, if you're someone who likes a speaker on the warm side of neutral that's really well balanced, doesn't exaggerate anything, has very high quality drivers, is extremely well built and these are in your price/performance ratio I wouldn't hesitate to pick them up.