About that beauty tax...I absolutely agree that the more expensive the speaker (in general, not just Revel) the better the components, and ergo the sound. However, I only want to pay for the sound quality, not the aesthetics. Revel makes an absolutely stunning floorstanding speaker above the Concerta2 line and the price reflects that. If I could get an ugly Performa or even Ultima speaker for example without paying for the 'beauty tax' for a lack of a better word, I would absolutely do that.
Does that make sense?
Have you considered Revel b-stock? These are functionally perfect with some blemish but at a significant discount. Ask Rex about this. You may be surprised.
The other angle is to buy used where the probability of better price because of a few dings goes up.
Both of these approaches can take a while but the wait can pay big sonic dividends.