Originally Posted by BluesDaddy56
Well my Revas are showing "out for delivery" this morning. But as late as 6 AM they still did not have a destination scan. I contact UPS which says they're tracking shows still in transit to final destination, whatever TF that means. I checked back and at 7:30 AM there was a "destination scan". I'm figuring I missed the delivery window for the day because trucks usually get loaded to be on the road by 7 AM. Then at a little after 8 I get an email and go to the tracking site and it shows "out for delivery" today. Hopefully they didn't get all beat to hell on their long voyage.
UPS is guaranteed to trip your brain. My speakers were, indeed, on the truck and "out for delivery" yesterday. The UPS site showed a delivery window between 12:15 and 6:30. I always assume the later time as it seems my neighborhood must be close to the end of the route for these guys. Anyway, about 3:20 PM or so I get an email from UPS changing the delivery time. "Uh, oh, here we go" I thought, "it's going to be for tomorrow sometime". Nope, changed the window to 4:30 that same day. Not saying I had my doubts, but had my doubts. And it turns out I was correct. 4:30 came and went. No delivery. 5:30, no delivery. Ate supper. Had a couple bourbons. Played some Madden 18. 6:30, 7:30, no delivery and I'm no longer expecting to actually get one. 8:00 comes, I'm settled down watching the end of a first seasons episode of The Expanse, and knock on my door - yep, there they are. Finally. But almost too late for me to care (I'm up every weekday morning around 4:30 AM so 8 is getting close to my bedtime).
However, I do unpack them. The box was surprisingly UN-beaten up, speakers were well protected. Pulled them out with the white gloves on, swapped the decidedly aluminum looking jumpers with 14 gauge speaker wire, and set them on stands (too tall) next to my BMRs. Then I swapped the speaker cables from my BMRs to the Reva-2s and fired up some digital (lossless flac) of the Who, "Who's Next". Wow, was my first impression. For the cost I paid for these, they sounded REALLY good. Again, a tad "thinner" than the BMRs, and the high end not as "refined" - just a bit of edge to it in comparison, and weren't going as low without the subs engaged - but still, surprisingly good.
These are definitely well designed and beautifully crafted speakers. As I sat listening to them playing the Who, then a little Atomic Rooster, I almost felt guilty that they would be "lowly" surrounds. But I'm sure my guilt will pass once I have them installed in the proper place, set up properly, with some multi-channel music playing through the system. I'm going to leave them where they are for awhile to get a better sense of them as a stereo pair, but I already know I'm going to love these. I think at the original MSRP they're worth it, and at the discounted price you can get them for, they're, IMO, a no brainner. For what I paid, they were a steal. I'm very pleased.