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In planning my 12'(wide)x22'(long)x8'(ceilings) HT/Music Room, the Revel Studios I have recently fallen in love with would only have at most 1.5 feet between each speaker and the side walls (22') to avoid being in front of my 92" screen. In the planned position they would be 9' apart from each other and perhaps 2' from screen wall. They would then fall about 9-10' from primary listening position.


Question: Is this enough space for these speakers to live in and perform well? I do not want to invest this kind of money in these speakers if they are not going to work in my space.


If the Studios won't succeed in this space would the F50 or F35 do better?


I love the Revel sound and plan on using the Voice center with stand, and S30s for rear and side surrounds.


Being a dedicated Music and HT room I plan on doing some acoustical treatments where necessary.


You can view photos of the room here .


Thanks!
 

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Hi Eric,

The quick ans. would be no. I'm not familiar with the speakers on a personal level but many speakers fall into the catagory of "needs room to breathe";others require more than 12ft. seating distance.

As I recollect the Salons are 15k or there abouts. There are plenty of deaers and or the mfg. to help ans.why not(if nesc).

Now if I was getting some hot price I'd be tempted and would "make do". Also if you are planing on a sub,main speaker placement becomes less critical.--- In a 2ch only system I would listen to all the unbiased help--before purchase; that I could get. Geo
 

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Thanks! I will be using a Revel B15 sub in system as well, which I plan on using in 2ch mode as well. I can get a used pair of Studios for
 

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Yes, I got my Studios and Salons mixed up. Both great speakers and both pricy.I do know from reading the review the NHT 3.3's, they are designed to be placed against the back wall. I'm sure there are other designs that work that way,I just don't remember. Generally,the bigger and pricier speakers all have a demanding focal point. AND to get the best sound much fiddling is rewarded. i.e. The big Dunlevys have a focal point that is 15 ft. from the speaker. (SO as to allow the sound from each driver to reach the listeners' ear simultaneously.

I have Montana EPS's that I didn't have to fiddle with to much (couple of days/give or take).They are 29in. from the sides and 41 from the back wall. Just the right toe in is critical.

I don't use a sub but I would guess a sub placement would be more difficult. Geo.
 

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Elmitz, I have a very similar setup with the Revel Studios & Voice in a 12' wide room. It was a challenge but I was able to create an awesome Home Theater and 2 channel system. The biggest problem I faced, was getting depth in the sound stage which really only affected my 2 channel listening.


My recommendation for a room this tight, to either use a projector or flat screen. Using a RPTV in between my soundstage created the biggest problems for me.


Check out my Gallery for images of my Theater/Family room.


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