Hey all, so I'm in the process of updating my LCR and will be auditioning some Revel speakers next week and I have a few questions before the appointment.
My budget for the upgrade is $5K and I'm upgrading from an Andrew Jones Pioneer 5.0 which has served me really well. I'm really new to Hi Fi speakers so my tastes are still being developed. I'm hoping that I can find speakers that I'll be happy with for the next 20+ years. I don't currently have a sub but that will be added down the road since I'm moving to a loft where a sub may be possible without being a bad neighbor. Use case will be 80% HT 20% music.
I've auditioned some other brands thus far (Paradigm Premier, Klipsch RP, Martin Logan ElectroMotion, Definitive Technology BP, ELAC Debut 2.0 and Uni-Fi Slim) but nothing has really impressed me so I'm hoping I'm in for a treat with Revel.
Now, the only Revel model the dealer has in his shop are the Performa3 F208's but I'm hoping I can still get an accurate feel for the Revel Sound with these.
Now, among Revel's line of speakers I would consider the following for my front stage in no particular order:
1. Performa3 F206 for LR, Performa3 C205 for C
2. Performa3 M106 for LR, Performa3 C205 for C
3. Concerta2 F36 for LR, Concerta2 C25 for C
4. Performa3 F208's for LR, and wait to get a Performa3 C208 down the line when I have a bigger space
5. PerformaBe M126Be for LR, and wait to get a PerformaBe center down the line
Would auditioning just the F208's still be of use in trying to gauge the performance of the above possible configs? Is their a noticeable difference between these lines as you move up? Since I'll be adding a sub down the road should I just bite the dust and get the higher model PerformaBe bookshelfs or would a Concerta2 or Performa3 tower with a sub still be preferred?
I know this is a really open ended question but thanks in advance for anyone who wants to chime in