Revel Performa F208

Anyone had experience with these? I have been watching some on CL for a while now and they are just calling me. They would slot right in where the 705’s are now
2ch: PS Audio Stellar Gain pre, 4 x Linn LK240 monoblocks ( bi-amping) Elac Adante AF-61's, SVS SB16 Ultra Subwoofer, Cambridge Audio CXN v2, Rega Planar 2 with Canaro 2 subplatter, dual belt pulley and upgraded bearing, Rega Ania MC cart, Vincent PHO 701 Phono pre with Mullard NOS 12au7, Audioquest Niagara 1000, AQ Thunder, AQ red river XLR's and Victoria IC's, Wireworld Stratus and Aurora power cables, Atlas EOS power cable, Denon 2910 (as transport) Sony CPD355 Jukebox cd

5.1: Marantz sr5003 (feeding mains through HT bypass) Sonus Faber solo center, AQ Carbon HDMI's, Sony XBRx900E, Xbox One S as 4k player, Definitive Technology SM350's surrounds, Tivo Bolt, Harmony Elite remote

Other gear: Totem Rainmakers (not hooked up) Sonos play 5 and play 1's x 2, Audio Technica TT and Edifier active speakers in kids room, JVC XM448 minidisc rack mount, Sony minidisc walkman, Project Debut III (currently not working), Samsung 46, and 2 x32" tvs, Samsung Soundbar, Okki Nokki LP cleaner, Second Harmony remote setup for bedroom, etc etc

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  • DSkipDSkip Posts: 15,345
    Not a fan. I would rather have the Polks.
    audiothesis.com/

    Speakers: Harbeth: 30.2, SHL5+; Usher: Be-10, T-515; Rosso Fiorentino: Elba, Pienza, Certaldo, Fiesole, Volterra; Polk: T50, Signature S15, RTA 15tl, RTi12; Sonner Audio Allegro Unum, Legato Unum, Legato Semis, Legato Duo; Emerald Physics CS-2.8; Klipsch KLF-20
    Preamps: Shuguang S200MK, Dayens Ampino, Parasound P5
    Amps: Shuguang S845MK, Dayens Ampino Monoblocks, Parasound A23
    Integrateds: Triode Corporation TRV-88SER, MastersounD: BoX, Dueventi, Compact 845, Evolution 845; North Star Design Blue Diamond
    Sources: AURALiC Aries, Denon HEOS Link, North Star Design: Magnifico, Supremo, Incanto, Intenso, Venti
    Cabling: Wireworld
    TV: Sony XBR-75X940C
  • mrlorenmrloren Posts: 1,702
    When I was a kid my parents told me to turn it down. Now I'm an adult and my kids tell me to turn it down.

    Family Room:
    Samsung UN60H,
    Denon AVR-X4400H, Emotiva XPA3 GEN3
    Oppo BDP-93,Sony UBP-X800BM, Sony DVP-NS3100ES, WD Live HUB.
    Main: Polk Signature S60
    Center: Polk CSi-A6
    Front High/Rear High In-Ceiling Polk 80F/X RT
    Surrounds: Polk S15
    Sub: HSU VTF3-MK5

    Bed Room;
    Sony KDF-E42A10,
    Marantz SR5010, BDP-S270
    Main: Polk Signature S20
    Center: Polk Signature S35
    Rear: Polk R15
    Sub: HSU STF-2

    Working Warehouse;
    Sony 2100ES
    4 Polk RTi4 about 15' up the wall
    Old sony 12" Sub
    Mini tower PC with 400GB of music
  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 1,798
    Different ones. But yeah those look nice.
    2ch: PS Audio Stellar Gain pre, 4 x Linn LK240 monoblocks ( bi-amping) Elac Adante AF-61's, SVS SB16 Ultra Subwoofer, Cambridge Audio CXN v2, Rega Planar 2 with Canaro 2 subplatter, dual belt pulley and upgraded bearing, Rega Ania MC cart, Vincent PHO 701 Phono pre with Mullard NOS 12au7, Audioquest Niagara 1000, AQ Thunder, AQ red river XLR's and Victoria IC's, Wireworld Stratus and Aurora power cables, Atlas EOS power cable, Denon 2910 (as transport) Sony CPD355 Jukebox cd

    5.1: Marantz sr5003 (feeding mains through HT bypass) Sonus Faber solo center, AQ Carbon HDMI's, Sony XBRx900E, Xbox One S as 4k player, Definitive Technology SM350's surrounds, Tivo Bolt, Harmony Elite remote

    Other gear: Totem Rainmakers (not hooked up) Sonos play 5 and play 1's x 2, Audio Technica TT and Edifier active speakers in kids room, JVC XM448 minidisc rack mount, Sony minidisc walkman, Project Debut III (currently not working), Samsung 46, and 2 x32" tvs, Samsung Soundbar, Okki Nokki LP cleaner, Second Harmony remote setup for bedroom, etc etc
  • mantismantis Posts: 15,195
    I have plenty of experience as I sold them when they first came out and think they are fantastic sounding speakers.
    They are smooth up top with a beautiful clear warm top end. The mid bass is clean and inviting. The bass hits hard but is quick and accurate. I see no reason to not own these wonderful speakers.
    Dan
    My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 30,572
    Always liked Revel speakers myself though I haven't heard this particular model yet.
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • Gerres26Gerres26 Posts: 385
    I was just reading some reviews on those f208s just the other day. They seem pretty well received for the most part as being a very balanced speaker.

    Not to steal the thread but does anyone have any experience with Dynaudio Contour s5.4 speakers? There is a set semi local and they look rather intriguing.
  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,784
    A friend of mine has a pair of Revels. Mantis pretty much explained how I feel about them. I find them to have a lack of soundstage and 3D imaging though, It could have been setup issues. I would take the 705’s over my buddies Revels. If Polk could get their quality control under wraps. I had an issue with 2 pairs. Gorgeous build, and sounded great with MIT magnums on them, they just disappeared with that combo. Wish I kept them.
    2 channel:
    Bryston 4B3, Bryston BDA3, Cary SLP05, Shanling CDT1000SE with parts conneXion level 2 mods, Nottingham analogue ace space 294, soundsmith Carmen MKii, Zu DL103 MKii, Ortofon MC 20 MKii, Dynavector XX2 MKii, Rogue Audio Ares, Core power technologies balanced power conditioner, Akiko Corelli power conditioner with Akiko Audio HQ power cable, Nordost heimdall 2, Frey 2, interconnects, speaker and power cables, Focal Electra 1028 BE 2, Auralic Aries Femto, Black diamond racing cones, ingress audio level 1 roller blocks, JL Audio E110 with Auralic subdude, Primacoustics room treatments.
    Theater:
    Focal Aria 926,905,CC900, SVS PB ultra x2. Pioneer Elite SC85, Oppo BDP93, Panamax M5400PM, Minix neox6, Nordost Blue heaven LS power cables.

  • mantismantis Posts: 15,195
    Gerres26 wrote: »
    I was just reading some reviews on those f208s just the other day. They seem pretty well received for the most part as being a very balanced speaker.

    Not to steal the thread but does anyone have any experience with Dynaudio Contour s5.4 speakers? There is a set semi local and they look rather intriguing.
    Gerres26 wrote: »
    I was just reading some reviews on those f208s just the other day. They seem pretty well received for the most part as being a very balanced speaker.

    Not to steal the thread but does anyone have any experience with Dynaudio Contour s5.4 speakers? There is a set semi local and they look rather intriguing.
    Gerres26 wrote: »
    I was just reading some reviews on those f208s just the other day. They seem pretty well received for the most part as being a very balanced speaker.

    Not to steal the thread but does anyone have any experience with Dynaudio Contour s5.4 speakers? There is a set semi local and they look rather intriguing.
    yes I do. The Contour series speakers are probably arguably the best in class. You will not find many speakers in that retail price area that outperforms them for anything. The Entire Contour series is hands down a superior line of speakers from all the years they have been making them. The S5.4's are simply put AMAZING
    Dan
    My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.
  • verbverb Posts: 4,795
    The guy I bought my MAC from recently had a pair of Revels. Very similar to the set posted in the CL ad above. He played some tunes on em for me. Very detailed presentation, IMO, but maybe a bit lacking (for my taste) in the lower bass regions, but overall very nice sounding pair.

    And quite a nice looking statement piece! :smile:
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Rega RP1 TT, VTL 2.5 Preamplifier, Enlightened Audio Designs CD Transport, Northstar Designs DAC, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, Wireworld Oasis 8 RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Marantz CD-1 transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, SVS SB12 Plus Subwoofer, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Tjoeb 99 tube CD player (modified Marantz CD-38), Project BoxE Bluetooth Streamer, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • Gerres26Gerres26 Posts: 385
    mantis wrote: »
    yes I do. The Contour series speakers are probably arguably the best in class. You will not find many speakers in that retail price area that outperforms them for anything. The Entire Contour series is hands down a superior line of speakers from all the years they have been making them. The S5.4's are simply put AMAZING

    Well then...I'll have to look into them if they're still available. They looked nice but i know nothing about dynaudio so i wasn't sure about them.
  • mantismantis Posts: 15,195
    Gerres26 wrote: »
    mantis wrote: »
    yes I do. The Contour series speakers are probably arguably the best in class. You will not find many speakers in that retail price area that outperforms them for anything. The Entire Contour series is hands down a superior line of speakers from all the years they have been making them. The S5.4's are simply put AMAZING

    Well then...I'll have to look into them if they're still available. They looked nice but i know nothing about dynaudio so i wasn't sure about them.
    You need to experience Dynaudio if you never have or know nothing about them. Think about the detail of B&W, then think of punch of Def Tech, then filter in some Vienna Acoustics finesse with a touch of Martin Logan Depth. Then better all those ideas and memories and you end up with Dynaudio.

    Dan
    My personal quest is to save to world of bad audio, one thread at a time.
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