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Old 06-06-2018, 02:03 PM
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Lew, it's been too long since I heard by 800D2's, so I don't recall all of the differences. However, I have one song in particular that I love, and that serves well for hearing differences in equipment. It's Mark Knopfler's "Our Shangri-La" off his Shangri-La CD. I have it in 24 bit, I don't recall the sampling rate. For me, it was hard to hear as separate voices when he sings the chorus in harmony with himself. That was with my 800D2's and ATI 6007 amp, with Bel Canto 2.7 DAC directly feeding the amplifier. The first improvement I heard was when I introduced the ML No. 536 amps: some separation. Next was the No. 523 preamp (DAC -> 523 preamp -> 536 amp): significantly more separation. Lastly I bought the Revel Salon2's: a whole new level of separation to the extent that I hear two very distinct voices. You'll have to excuse my inept description, but the difference is profound and greatly impacts my enjoyment. I loved my 800D2's and listened to them extensively, with glee! But the Revels are my preference between these two.
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Old 06-07-2018, 10:22 AM
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I enjoy that album which I also have, but just as a red book release. I enjoy pretty much all of Knopfler's music and consider him one of the most thoughtful and tasty artists extent.

I'm sure I'd like the B&Ws, well I did actually! I don't know that the Revels perform on a different level but they are so well suited to my taste and budget that it's hard to see changing them out at this point for anything else I might be able to justify.
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Old 06-07-2018, 03:46 PM
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I have the Revel salon1 that I love.
Even more since I fed them with Mc 611
Many friends who have Wilson What pupey and Sacha come to my house and go home upset and even troubled in their head, and I'm proud of it. Hi hi hi
Revel Salon 1 ...yes yes yes
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Old 06-07-2018, 09:10 PM
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I enjoy that album which I also have, but just as a red book release. I enjoy pretty much all of Knopfler's music and consider him one of the most thoughtful and tasty artists extent.

I'm sure I'd like the B&Ws, well I did actually! I don't know that the Revels perform on a different level but they are so well suited to my taste and budget that it's hard to see changing them out at this point for anything else I might be able to justify.
Iím not certain by your response if you perceived I was conveying an opinion that the Salon2ís are on a different level as the 800D2ís; if so, please allow me to clarify - I consider them to be peers and not a lot of difference. Either is good enough to satisfy me.

Iíve heard others that were equally splendid: Wilson, Sonus-Faber, Paradigm, Thiel. Frankly, there are a lot of great speakers to choose from. Iíve found the room to be a difference maker more than anything other than speakers. We are fortunate to have two dealers that Iím aware of in SE Michigan who have listening rooms that allow their wares to sing! It tempts me to build a new home so that I might have a similar in-home experience. Iím still thinking that through.
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Old 06-08-2018, 10:29 PM
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Iím not certain by your response if you perceived I was conveying an opinion that the Salon2ís are on a different level as the 800D2ís; if so, please allow me to clarify - I consider them to be peers and not a lot of difference. Either is good enough to satisfy me.
I understood you We're on the same page here. I especially agree about the importance of the room.
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Hello .... I am in the process of considering this method for a pair of Alesis Two monitors.... did this project get finished and what were the results sounding like ?

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Old 07-12-2022, 08:33 PM
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Late to the party! I have a pair powered by a Luxman M- 900u. They replaced my beloved B&W 801 Matrix S3. I heard them in a good demo room next to a pair of 800Dís and Wilson Sashas. The overall balance and an amazing deal won me over, but they all sang a great song. However my old listening space was a huge octagon with lots of windows and while they were nice I always felt there was something really missing. Then we moved to a place with a real back wall, very little glass and a much more space for setting them up right. Oh my. A year later and I am still amazed at how wonderful they sound. Tell me about the importance of the roomÖ.it is critical with these beauties. I will never sell mine. In fact just bought a complete set of spare drivers!
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My question is this, why do these speakers not get a whole lot of respect?
"Made in China" says it all for me. Support your friends.
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Old 07-13-2022, 12:31 PM
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Yes, I still enjoy my Revel Salon 2's. I have 200 w per channel, but still I want to hear them with even more power.
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Old 07-13-2022, 02:01 PM
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"Made in China" says it all for me. Support your friends.
Mine were made in the USA. And then they moved assembly to Mexico. Meanwhile Meanwhile I donít quite understand the OP. As far as Iím aware they get plenty of respect.
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