Thanks for the kind words!I liked the F36 speakers so much that I then purchased a pair of the new F228Be speakers as part of a 5.1 home theater system. I bought a C 208 for the center channel and the remainder of the speakers are also from the Performa 3 series. Since all of the speakers have similar timbre and sound, mixing speakers from different lines was not a problem for me.
The F228Be speakers, along with the various other 5.1 speakers, arrived this past Monday. I am very happy with them and have started trying a wide range of music and movies in order to hear what they can do. I can't wait for the weekend to arrive.
Various messages in the AVS Forum contributed to my eventual decision. I want to especially thank both Kal Rubinson and DonH50 for the information, interaction and help that they provided as I went about the process of determining what to purchase. Kal, your Music In The Round column in Stereophile has been very informative and continues to expand my knowledge of multichannel music options, recordings of interest, and various other hardware and software solutions. I am still catching up on some of the older articles and in general find them to be useful.
The ability to mix and match up and down the Revel line is indeed a great blessing and not found in a lot of other manufacturer's products IME/IMO. Probably intentionally to provide a reason to upgrade. The improvements going up the Revel line are a bit more subtle, though I will say comparing my Salon2's to my F206's, while the lineage is apparent, you aren't going to mistake one for the other.
I went with a C206 center for the family room but man that thing looks small... I suspect a C208 is in my future but I haven't even finished setting up the system yet (had the sub a week now, too many other things going on).
Kal is definitely a great guy!