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Yep, I agree. It might not should have mattered to me, but since as side surrounds, they'll stand out in the room, I wanted something that looked as good as the BMRs. These really do look like miniature versions of the BMR - same curved cabinet and piano black finish. They really are a nicely built speaker. Knuckle test reveals them to be largely resonance free. Still listening to them as a stereo pair. Had CSN&Y Deja Vu playing (again) and it was just sweet. Now listening to "Mad Dogs & Englishmen" These draw you into the music.
i was just reading a quick review on line:Peter Comeaux( hope i spelled that right).. was saying the reva's are the diamond 200 series with less cost restraints.. the tech that they came up with for the diamond series needed a bigger budget to take advantage said tech..the reva is the diamond 200 series built the way the innovations dictated...

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your pics are really getting me fired up to order a pair ,, i thought the 10.1's looked nice , these are in another league..
Lee, I agree here. The Reva 2's are making me want to change my plans. They sure look great. Money is so hard to come by right now. Maybe this deal will be available when I do get ready to order. Been holding out for the Q150's. But, things may change.......LOL!!!!


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Lee, I agree here. The Reva 2's are making me want to change my plans. They sure look great. Money is so hard to come by right now. Maybe this deal will be available when I do get ready to order. Been holding out for the Q150's. But, things may change.......LOL!!!!


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i wouldn't even hesitate a second to get the reva's over the q150's... i think the reva's are in another league looks wise.. they are the first speakers that i have taken looks and thrown SQ out the window.. i'll take my chances , being that i am a happy owner of 10.1s ...
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i wouldn't even hesitate a second to get the reva's over the q150's... i think the reva's are in another league looks wise.. they are the first speakers that i have taken looks and thrown SQ out the window.. i'll take my chances , being that i am a happy owner of 10.1s ...
I don't blame you a bit. The Reva 2's are on another level. But, in the near-field the Q150's would have the advantage due to the UniQ driver. Been using the audio tool over @crutchfield and I keep coming back to the Q150's. To me, they sound very good. The Monitor Audio Gold 100's sound the best to me. Unfortunately, they are way out of my price range. The tool is somewhat helpful inmho. Too bad the R300's are not on the list. Would love to do a comparison on them as well.


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I don't blame you a bit. The Reva 2's are on another level. But, in the near-field the Q150's would have the advantage due to the UniQ driver. Been using the audio tool over @crutchfield and I keep coming back to the Q150's. To me, they sound very good. The Monitor Audio Gold 100's sound the best to me. Unfortunately, they are way out of my price range. The tool is somewhat helpful inmho. Too bad the R300's are not on the list. Would love to do a comparison on them as well.


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the q150's may well be what you need, don't get too much in a hurry though, they will be back on sale for $300 in the near future.. at least i would bet on it.. i just got a 2nd pair of emo b1s delivered.. the $229 sale .. i couldn't resist , so now i have both rigs running b1s as fronts..
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the q150's may well be what you need, don't get too much in a hurry though, they will be back on sale for $300 in the near future.. at least i would bet on it.. i just got a 2nd pair of emo b1s delivered.. the $229 sale .. i couldn't resist , so now i have both rigs running b1s as fronts..
Yeah, there is no hurry. I will wait for them to go back on sale. I am just trying to save up and buy rather than load up my CC with a bunch of debt. That has gotten my into trouble in the past. Doing my best to show restraint. But, it is getting more and more difficult to do. Still plan to make a visit to Emotiva this Spring. Plan to make a full day of it too. Congrats on the 2nd set of B1's.


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Yeah, there is no hurry. I will wait for them to go back on sale. I am just trying to save up and buy rather than load up my CC with a bunch of debt. That has gotten my into trouble in the past. Doing my best to show restraint. But, it is getting more and more difficult to do. Still plan to make a visit to Emotiva this Spring. Plan to make a full day of it too. Congrats on the 2nd set of B1's.


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yeah debt can really get in the way of a hobby like this , that's the only advantage i have on most guys around these parts, i haven't got much of a budget , but i don't owe any money , so when i get a pocket full of coin i can blow some on occasion , it's one of the best decisions i ever made , i never went into debt to buy anything , i got lucky
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Sad to say also that I would not have bought these had that Canadian dealer not been offering these for such a large discount. It was the curiosity along with the large discount that hooked me in. However, had I paid full price ($1K) I would not have been disappointed at all and would have kept them. And for $700 now with the (permanent?) price cut, they're definitely worth it, if not a bargain at that price, IMO.
I agree. The price was ridiculously low, but with the no return caveat. The reviews of these, what there are, convinced me the would do wonderfully as side surrounds. Glad I took the chance even with all the headaches with UPS.
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yeah debt can really get in the way of a hobby like this , that's the only advantage i have on most guys around these parts, i haven't got much of a budget , but i don't owe any money , so when i get a pocket full of coin i can blow some on occasion , it's one of the best decisions i ever made , i never went into debt to buy anything , i got lucky [IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG]
I learned this lesson the hard way over 30 years ago when we had to buy medical devices for our two year old daughter on a credit card. Swore I'd never have CC debt again. Learned to live below our means and save. I confess I'm now making up for some delayed gratification, but this will probably be the last system I own.

Oh, and I thought about buying 4 B1s based on that $229 price but they were just too darn ugly for sitting out in the room. The Diamond 220s are good enough I would have been happy with 4 of them, which I could have gotten even cheaper than the B1s at open box price from Music Direct. But the Revas are in another league.
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I learned this lesson the hard way over 30 years ago when we had to buy medical devices for our two year old daughter on a credit card. Swore I'd never have CC debt again. Learned to live below our means and save. I confess I'm now making up for some delayed gratification, but this will probably be the last system I own.

Oh, and I thought about buying 4 B1s based on that $229 price but they were just too darn ugly for sitting out in the room. The Diamond 220s are good enough I would have been happy with 4 of them, which I could have gotten even cheaper than the B1s at open box price from Music Direct. But the Revas are in another league.
Yeah I got myself into some serious CC debt all due to this hobby. Made a promise to myself that I will NEVER do that again. So far I have kept it. Trying to save first, then buy. However, it is so hard to save money nowadays. Gotten my debt down to under $900. I sure as heck not going to load my CC's back up. Admitably, it is very hard to show restraint. But, much better than being stressed out over my finances.


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Yeah I got myself into some serious CC debt all due to this hobby. Made a promise to myself that I will NEVER do that again. So far I have kept it. Trying to save first, then buy. However, it is so hard to save money nowadays. Gotten my debt down to under $900. I sure as heck not going to load my CC's back up. Admitably, it is very hard to show restraint. But, much better than being stressed out over my finances.


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i'm the guy who never thought debt in any form , was a good thing...even for housing and certainly not for transportation.. i know i'm in a small minority , i didn't have any flashy toys to show off .. but i can cover a small emergency these days(water heater, stuff like that) without too much stress...your best bet is never to give in to the temptation of toys , they don't matter anyway.. that's about the only advice i can give

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I learned this lesson the hard way over 30 years ago when we had to buy medical devices for our two year old daughter on a credit card. Swore I'd never have CC debt again. Learned to live below our means and save. I confess I'm now making up for some delayed gratification, but this will probably be the last system I own.

Oh, and I thought about buying 4 B1s based on that $229 price but they were just too darn ugly for sitting out in the room. The Diamond 220s are good enough I would have been happy with 4 of them, which I could have gotten even cheaper than the B1s at open box price from Music Direct. But the Revas are in another league.
you made a good decision with the reva's .. the b1's are nice solid $300 speakers (and nice for a ht based system, great for music too if that's all the money you want to blow).. but i get the feeling those reva's are a "pride of ownership" level speaker.. and while not the overall package the bmr's must be , they certainly are a nice "poor man's version".. enjoy them.. btw i'm glad you had the funds 30 yrs ago to help out your daughter... i won't get started on health care debt , i don't like healthcare being for profit..
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i'm the guy who never thought debt in any form , was a good thing...even for housing and certainly not for transportation.. i know i'm in a small minority , i didn't have any flashy toys to show off .. but i can cover a small emergency these days(water heater, stuff like that) without too much stress...your best bet is never to give in to the temptation of toys , they don't matter anyway.. that's about the only advice i can give
It has been over a year since I have bought any new gear. So far I have kept my promise to myself. It has been rather tough to do so. Hopefully soon I will have my new gear. Only owe a little over $500 still yet. So, I am working on it w/o going into serious debt. Small steps=small gains. That is alright by me. But, if I ever win the lottery look out. There is no telling what I would own then. The sad part is, I never even play.......LOL!!!! No really, I agree Lee no need to rack up serious debt for our toys. Better to save and then buy outright. That is exactly how I plan to do it.


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It has been over a year since I have bought any new gear. So far I have kept my promise to myself. It has been rather tough to do so. Hopefully soon I will have my new gear. Only owe a little over $500 still yet. So, I am working on it w/o going into serious debt. Small steps=small gains. That is alright by me. But, if I ever win the lottery look out. There is no telling what I would own then. The sad part is, I never even play.......LOL!!!! No really, I agree Lee no need to rack up serious debt for our toys. Better to save and then buy outright. That is exactly how I plan to do it.


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that's the smart play .. it's easy to get sidetracked , just keep plugging along .. it's never easy to do the smart thing , that's 1 reason the banks own us ... i remember my grandparents actually living *within* their means and always having a bit of money for a rainy day (or to buy the grand kids a present).. then i watched my dad leave a million bucks at the Indian casinos.. and die broke..best of luck it isn't easy , but if you get in the habit of being "cheap" it can work...
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I have a Marantz PM-14S1 powering my speakers.

Wow. That's a really high quality amplifier and was Marantz's flagship amp when it came out. It costs way more than the Diamond 225s and the Reva-2s combined. I'm driving my 3.0 setup with a modest Marantz SR5012 receiver (which I got heavily discounted). For 2 channel music listening, I run it solely in 'analog direct' or 'pure direct' mode. For movies and TV/streaming, I let the receiver's internal processing convert the multi-channel (usually 5.1) to 3.0, and have all the speakers set up as 'Large' (i.e. no crossover). IMO, there's no need to use the receiver's crossover settings, as the speaker's internal crossovers should be designed to optimally 'filter' a full range signal for each speaker.
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Wow. That's a really high quality amplifier and was Marantz's flagship amp when it came out. It costs way more than the Diamond 225s and the Reva-2s combined. I'm driving my 3.0 setup with a modest Marantz SR5012 receiver (which I got heavily discounted). For 2 channel music listening, I run it solely in 'analog direct' or 'pure direct' mode. For movies and TV/streaming, I let the receiver's internal processing convert the multi-channel (usually 5.1) to 3.0, and have all the speakers set up as 'Large' (i.e. no crossover). IMO, there's no need to use the receiver's crossover settings, as the speaker's internal crossovers should be designed to optimally 'filter' a full range signal for each speaker.
You would be surprised how well the Diamond's scale with my amp. They really are great speakers.
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that's the smart play .. it's easy to get sidetracked , just keep plugging along .. it's never easy to do the smart thing , that's 1 reason the banks own us ... i remember my grandparents actually living *within* their means and always having a bit of money for a rainy day (or to buy the grand kids a present).. then i watched my dad leave a million bucks at the Indian casinos.. and die broke..best of luck it isn't easy , but if you get in the habit of being "cheap" it can work...
Lee I am truly sorry to hear about your Dad. My Mom, Step-Dad, and my Grandparents were all good with managing money. The first lesson was living within your means. Then, the ole "want" vs. "needs". In fact, my Step-Dad used to always say it is not how much money you have, but rather how much you save that matters. My Grandma always preached saving for a rainy day. I have decided to scale back my spending and have stuck to it. I agree it is very hard to do. BTW, I am a huge el cheapo. I am all about saving money. Sounds like to me you have a good head on your shoulders. Nothing wrong w/that at all.


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After living with the Reva-2s a couple days as 2 channel mains, today I set them up as my side surrounds and then re-ran Audyssey in my AVR. I did just a three position analysis as I'm using the Mult-EQ app and hoping they come out with the option to switch off the 20hz three db roll off soon (I use the curve editor to try to compensate for that, but still...). As usual, Audyssey identified the BMRs as Large, but the Reva-2s, as expected, were identified as Small along with the Diamond 220s that are my rear surrounds now. However, it DID set the crossover for the Reva-2s at 40hz, while the Diamonds were set at 60 hz. I manually set the BMR to small, with a 60 hz crossover (what I've found sounds best to me) and raised the Reva-2s to 60 hz as well.

Well, I was certainly right, the addition of both sets of Wharfedales significantly UPS the quality of surround music from what I had before. The sound from this is simply killer. Listening to DSOTM 5.1 mix (24/96 files) is amazing. I can't even analyze this, I just get lost in the music. @RWetmore , thanks for talking the Revas up (as well as mentioning the killer deal you got) which got me looking in their direction in the first place.

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After living with the Reva-2s a couple days as 2 channel mains, today I set them up as my side surrounds and then re-ran Audyssey in my AVR. I did just a three position analysis as I'm using the Mult-EQ app and hoping they come out with the option to switch off the 20hz three db roll off soon (I use the curve editor to try to compensate for that, but still...). As usual, Audyssey identified the BMRs as Large, but the Reva-2s, as expected, were identified as Small along with the Diamond 220s that are my rear surrounds now. However, it DID set the crossover for the Reva-2s at 40hz, while the Diamonds were set at 60 hz. I manually set the BMR to small, with a 60 hz crossover (what I've found sounds best to me) and raised the Reva-2s to 60 hz as well.

Well, I was certainly right, the addition of both sets of Wharfedales significantly UPS the quality of surround music from what I had before. The sound from this is simply killer. Listening to DSOTM 5.1 mix (24/96 files) is amazing. I can't even analyze this, I just get lost in the music. @RWetmore , thanks for talking the Revas up (as well as mentioning the killer deal you got) which got me looking in their direction in the first place.
i am a potential reva convert myself.. i think a combo of the local dyn dealer being a tool and the recent reva reviews here have me convinced to try them as my mainly music set up ...
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0316H tweeter

Hello, got a pair of Atlantic 400 and the 0316 H tweeter burned out in one of them. Anyone know or have one of these they would be willing to sell? Seems this was a common model that was used in a few of their models.

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After living with the Reva-2s a couple days as 2 channel mains, today I set them up as my side surrounds and then re-ran Audyssey in my AVR. I did just a three position analysis as I'm using the Mult-EQ app and hoping they come out with the option to switch off the 20hz three db roll off soon (I use the curve editor to try to compensate for that, but still...). As usual, Audyssey identified the BMRs as Large, but the Reva-2s, as expected, were identified as Small along with the Diamond 220s that are my rear surrounds now. However, it DID set the crossover for the Reva-2s at 40hz, while the Diamonds were set at 60 hz. I manually set the BMR to small, with a 60 hz crossover (what I've found sounds best to me) and raised the Reva-2s to 60 hz as well.
I had meant to mention in this that the speakers I had been using as side surrounds (a set of Atlantic Technology 251s that I think are almost 20 years old now, and are an MTM with 2 4 inch "woofers" with a supposed frequency response of 50Hz~ 20kHz) Audyssey set the crossover at 100Hz. The in room response of the Reva-2s, at the exact same locations, are obviously significantly better even though the official spec of the speaker is not that much lower (48Hz ~ 20kHz).

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I had meant to mention in this that the speakers I had been using as side surrounds (a set of Atlantic Technology 251s that I think are almost 20 years old now, and are an MTM with 2 4 inch "woofers" with a supposed frequency response of 50Hz~ 20kHz) Audyssey set the crossover at 100Hz. The in room response of the Reva-2s, at the exact same locations, are obviously significantly better even though the official spec of the speaker is not that much lower (48Hz ~ 20kHz).

Boom shaka laka, boom.
@BluesDaddy56 , @RWetmore , and @Lp85253 you guys have me wanting the Reva 2's very badly. That has totally changed my plans. If I do get the Reva 2's that will also leave me with the 225's. Not a bad combination right here at my desktop. Looks like my plans are sealed! This stuff is contagious......LOL!!!!


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@BluesDaddy56 , @RWetmore , and @Lp85253 you guys have me wanting the Reva 2's very badly. That has totally changed my plans. If I do get the Reva 2's that will also leave me with the 225's. Not a bad combination right here at my desktop. Looks like my plans are sealed! This stuff is contagious......LOL!!!!


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Oooh, you might want to wait until the Elysians come out. By no means "budget", but who knows what you might be able to get them for after six months or so on the market. Just based on Wharfedale's track record, these could be exceptional speakers utilizing carbon fiber cones and AMT tweeters. https://www.whathifi.com/news/wharfe...tol-hi-fi-show. If the pricing holds (and exchange rate doesn't fluctuate too much) £2000 is about $2600 for the stand monitor.
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Oooh, you might want to wait until the Elysians come out. By no means "budget", but who knows what you might be able to get them for after six months or so on the market. Just based on Wharfedale's track record, these could be exceptional speakers utilizing carbon fiber cones and AMT tweeters. https://www.whathifi.com/news/wharfe...tol-hi-fi-show. If the pricing holds (and exchange rate doesn't fluctuate too much) £2000 is about $2600 for the stand monitor.
Initially a standmounter AND a floor stander? If that is a pic of both, then the Elysian standmounter is no doubt a 3-way design employing a ribbon tweeter. It is kind of large too. However, I am certainly interested. The Reva 2's and the 225's will easily hold me over until I can save up for something like the Elysian standmounter. Of course, there is a lot of stiff competition in the $2600 range.

The KEF R3's and/or the B&W 705 S2's just to name a few. I am sure Dyn Audio has something as well. Thanks for the info and the link. Just wished there was more info on the new Elysian Series. BTW, Jon Lane is coming out w/an "L Series" standmounter in the very near future. It should punch way out of its respective price range just like the A2.4's do. Interesting times!


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Oooh, you might want to wait until the Elysians come out. By no means "budget", but who knows what you might be able to get them for after six months or so on the market. Just based on Wharfedale's track record, these could be exceptional speakers utilizing carbon fiber cones and AMT tweeters. https://www.whathifi.com/news/wharfe...tol-hi-fi-show. If the pricing holds (and exchange rate doesn't fluctuate too much) £2000 is about $2600 for the stand monitor.
I can see the 85th Denton in that pic and it looks minuscule! Those 3-way standmounts must be huge. They might be a good BMR alternative for some folks.

I'm just waiting for that Denton to fall in price like the 80th did after about a year on the market. The 80th goes for $400 new, so I'd expect the 85th to eventually get down to about ~$500ish one of these days. The 85th looks to be a good AA+ alternative as well (offset tweeters and all!!)

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I can see the 85th Denton in that pic and it looks minuscule! Those 3-way standmounts must be huge. They might be a good BMR alternative for some folks.

I'm just waiting for that Denton to fall in price like the 80th did after about a year on the market. The 80th goes for $400 new, so I'd expect the 85th to eventually get down to about ~$500ish one of these days. The 85th looks to be a good AA+ alternative as well (offset tweeters and all!!)
I initially thought about getting 4 Denton 80s, but the size wouldn't work for where I have to put my rear surrounds and then the Reva-2s I got weren't much more, so I opted for a pair of Reva-2s and a pair of Diamond 220s. I was thinking the same thing about the Elysian stand monitors being in the league with the BMRs, though they'll cost more (at least at the current price of the BMRs, they probably will be going up when ordering is opened up again).

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I initially thought about getting 4 Denton 80s, but the size wouldn't work for where I have to put my rear surrounds and then the Reva-2s I got weren't much more, so I opted for a pair of Reva-2s and a pair of Diamond 220s. I was thinking the same thing about the Elysian stand monitors being in the league with the BMRs, though they'll cost more (at least at the current price of the BMRs, they probably will be going up when ordering is opened up again).
Wow that dealer must really want to get rid of his Reva 2 inventory. Check out his new price.Just bought myself a pair last week.Wish now i had waited.
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Wow that dealer must really want to get rid of his Reva 2 inventory. Check out his new price.Just bought myself a pair last week.Wish now i had waited.
Wow. They've got "make an offer", which I did when I bought them and they countered with an offer that essentially split the difference. The price now, with shipping, will be just a little less than I paid. Almost makes me wish I needed, or had room, for another pair.

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Wow. They've got "make an offer", which I did when I bought them and they countered with an offer that essentially split the difference. The price now, with shipping, will be just a little less than I paid. Almost makes me wish I needed, or had room, for another pair.
Yes i did the make a offer too, but since they were already much less than anyone else only asked for twenty off.Oh well, still think I got a great deal.Just picked them up at UPS this morning,can't wait try them out.Already have and love the Denton 80th.
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Yes i did the make a offer too, but since they were already much less than anyone else only asked for twenty off.Oh well, still think I got a great deal.Just picked them up at UPS this morning,can't wait try them out.Already have and love the Denton 80th.
Awesome sauce! Don't forget the pics......LOL!!! We all love looking at speaker porn. No really, if you don't mind take a few pics for all of us to see. I also liked the Dentons, but kept the 220's instead. Soon, I will have the 225's. Looking forward to it.


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