I remember that article. Overall, Tom Norton preferred the 208 to the Studio2 by like .1 or something.
If you read the article, you'll see that on certain selections he preferred the 206, 208 or the Studio2.
When doing an audition we all listen for certain details in different kinds of music, at least I do.
I come from the Harbeth school where you get the mids right and then go for the periphery with listening to cymbals for the delicate shimmer, air & extended decay.
Love the bottom end as much as anyone which is the area I feel the Studio could improve but still it is tight and punchy.
The Salons rule on orchestral\symphonic music no doubt but in the end of you like the Revel sound, you're 98% there no matter your pick.
As far as Atmos, maybe everyone understands this but Atmos is a totally different approach.
If you've ever written software and I have, Atmos is object-based sound design.
It can take a selected sounds, define them as a discrete object and place them wherever they want.
I've heard a really fine Atmos home theater and have Dolby Vision theaters locally which are another step visually and Atmos is the real deal.
No 5.x or 7.x system equals the immersion of Atmos.
I have a 7.4 dedicated home theater and there is no comparison to my friend's Atmos. None.
Do I want to do the work necessary for Atmos? Nope.
If I was building out my room in 2018 rather than 2007 probably so but I'm not.
Perhaps for my retirement in Belize or Bozeman.
Until then I'll just have to muddle through