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mtrot 09-20-2019 06:29 PM

New Revel Performa Be models announced!
 
At RMAF, Harman announced multiple new Performa Be series models, of which I am most interested in the F328Be big brother to the F228Be and the new center channel speaker.

But, my question is, with the decreasing prices at which one can purchase used Ultima 2 models, would you fork over the money for these new Be models or try to snag an Ultima 2?

For the price you would likely pay for the new F328BE, you might be able to find a nice used Salon Ultima 2. Similarly, a Voice 2 might be available for close to the price of the new Be center channel speaker. One advantage of the new Be center is that it is not so tall, so as to be able to more easily fit into common home theater shelves and cabinets.

Thoughts?

Mikado463 09-20-2019 07:42 PM

valid questions Marc, as an owner of a pair of Studio 2's I know of their virtues. So, let your wallet, ears and heart be your guide........

Kal Rubinson 09-20-2019 09:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Mikado463 (Post 980260)
valid questions Marc, as an owner of a pair of Studio 2's I know of their virtues. So, let your wallet, ears and heart be your guide........

Yes. After reviewing the f228Be (very favorably), I bought 3 Ultima Studio2s.

mtrot 09-20-2019 10:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Kal Rubinson (Post 980277)
Yes. After reviewing the f228Be (very favorably), I bought 3 Ultima Studio2s.

Thanks, how well did you compare Studio to Salon, with respect to vocals and mid range performance? I ask because the Salon has that extra mid driver that the Studio does not have.

My room can probably take the Salon, but that tweeter is really high above ear level, for sitting about 10 feet away! Not sure if that is a concern.

Kal Rubinson 09-21-2019 09:43 AM

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Originally Posted by mtrot (Post 980278)
Thanks, how well did you compare Studio to Salon, with respect to vocals and mid range performance? I ask because the Salon has that extra mid driver that the Studio does not have.

Only briefly because I had already discounted the Salons due to their height for my room: They would block the view.

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My room can probably take the Salon, but that tweeter is really high above ear level, for sitting about 10 feet away! Not sure if that is a concern.
I do not think so. I sit almost 12 feet away and a modest downward tilt would take care of that.

Mikado463 09-21-2019 05:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Kal Rubinson (Post 980277)
Yes. After reviewing the f228Be (very favorably), I bought 3 Ultima Studio2s.

Kal, question, do you listen with the grills on or off ?

Kal Rubinson 09-21-2019 06:31 PM

On.

Mikado463 09-21-2019 07:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Kal Rubinson (Post 980369)
On.

gotcha, for me it's a 'mood thing', sometimes I just 'wanna see the drivers'

I've tried to discern a difference , but to no avail ........

Kal Rubinson 09-22-2019 09:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Mikado463 (Post 980379)
gotcha, for me it's a 'mood thing', sometimes I just 'wanna see the drivers'

For me, it's doing what I can to support the illusion that there are no speakers.

tripitz 07-22-2020 07:31 PM

Anyone have a chance to audition the new lineup? Thoughts? I own f208s and absolutely love them. Auditioned B&W 802/3 d3s this week and couldn't pull the trigger. I was going to potentially pick up a used set of Salon 2s and they sold at the dealer before I could make it there. Potentially very interested in the 328be. Hoping to audition them later this week.


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