Revel F328Be Floorstanding Speaker Review

Revel F328Be Floorstanding Speaker Review

Revel F328Be Floorstanding Speaker Review

Assuming you've perused our surveys of Revel's F226Be and F228Be floorstanding speakers, you might have the feeling that those two models, alongside the F328Be ($16,000/pair), are basically the little, medium, and enormous emphasess of the PerformaBe floorstanding setup. While in fact right, this would be incredibly distorting reality. We expect the bigger forms of comparable speakers to have more prominent powerful reach and to have all the more low-recurrence expansion, and F328Be performs appropriately. However, there is something else to this speaker besides simply "stronger F228Be with more bass."

Allow me to move the similitudes first thing. The F328Be has a cupboard plan like the remainder of the PerformaBe floorstanding arrangement, with a level front confound, adjusted side dividers that meet in an adjusted point at the back, an angled dark plinth at the base, and a bended metallic dark top board. The bureau is broadly propped, with a sub-walled in area for the midrange driver. Similarly as with the remainder of the PerformaBe floorstanding family, the F328Be is accessible in your decision of decision of four serious shine wraps up: Black, White, Walnut, and Metallic Silver.

The five-driver, three-way speaker is genuinely huge at 50.9 inches high, 13.5 inches wide, and 17.6 inches down, and it tips the scales at powerful 112.6 pounds. Keen perusers will see that this is just five inches taller than the F228Be, however very nearly three inches further. The unobtrusive stature increment was overseen by moving the bass-reflex port from the front of the bureau. The triple eight-inch woofers need fundamentally more air than a couple of them, so the bureau has some additional profundity and a couple of back terminating ports rather than a solitary port.

Harman's Jim Garrett appropriately noticed the ports are suggestive of double fumes of a muscle vehicle. The actual drivers are likewise not quite the same as the eight-inch woofers in the F228Bes. The "B bend," the bend that shows the power factor connected with the driver's development in the two bearings, is more evenly offset with the F328Be's woofer than the F228be's. B_Curve_F228_vs_F328.jpgAdditionally, utilizing three separate woofers keeps the voice loops cooler, lessening pressure.

While the expansion of a third woofer is the most noticeable contrast, the F328Be's new tweeter is the greater story, and most will likely track down it to have a greater effect. It's a one-inch Beryllium arch tweeter with huge artistic magnets like the remainder of the PerformaBe setup, however the likeness closes there. The tweeter in the F328Be is an all-new plan found distinctly in the F328Be as of now. At the point when I got some information about the new tweeter, I was given a great deal a lot of data to incorporate here, yet I'll put forth a valiant effort to sum up it. I was told with regards to an acoustically damped, vented shaft piece that brings down mechanical reverberation recurrence and expands data transfer capacity, and an inductance adjustment ring that lessens contortion when contrasted with the earlier Beryllium tweeter.

Anyway, what's the significance here? So, the new tweeter is more unique with less mutilation than a similar measured Beryllium tweeter in the remainder of the setup. This new tweeter is joined with a 6th era, artistic covered, cast-aluminum Acoustic Lens waveguide designed to coordinate the tweeter's directivity with the directivity of the midrange driver. Scattering is diminished at lower frequencies and expanded at higher frequencies. The new tweeter likewise has a stage plug that helps scattering above 8kHz. Revel expresses that in contrast with the organization's exceptionally acclaimed Ultima 2, the F328Be's tweeter is a lot of smoother. I was fascinated by this assertion, as the PerformaBE series does not have the etched astound of the Ultima 2 and needs to beat that plan impediment.

Revel_F328Be_Exploded_View.jpgThe 5.25-inch midrange is the main driver that is continued from different models in the PerformaBe arrangement. The midrange and the eight-inch driver woofers fuse Revel's Deep Ceramic Composite ("DCC") stomach, which gives an obliged layer damping framework intended to push cone separation modes outside of the passband, permitting the driver to keep up with ideal pistonic movement all through its reach. The DCC cones are combined with a worked on engine structure for more prominent productivity, dynamic reach, and power-taking care of with diminished bending and pressure.

Revel F328Be Floorstanding Speaker Review

The F328Bes were extremely sympathetic with respect to the two parts and room situating. I found the them simple to drive, functioning admirably with the couple of various enhancers. I didn't have any low-power tube amps in-house during my experience with the Revels, yet all of the moderate-to powerful strong state units turned out great. My generally even room likewise made for simple situating. I thought the back terminating ports might have represented a test with the front divider, however I was mixed up.

Their last position was with their backs 25 crawls from the front divider and roughly 90 inches separated, flanking my 100-inch projection screen. Like the remainder of the PerformaBe setup, the F328Bes were pardoning when it arrived at toe-in, and I wound up guiding them toward a spot somewhat behind my listening position. Likewise with the F328Be, I introduced IsoAcoustics' GAIA II feet (Crutchfield and Amazon), yet had the front feet a little lower than the backs to somewhat point the tweeter down to my listening stature. I should note here that I additionally tuned in with the stock spikes, yet found that on my second-story wood-outlined floor they decreased energy transmission to the floor.

The F328Bes were assessed in both my reference sound system just as in a multichannel design. Beginning with the sound system, I utilized a solitary pair of Kimber Select speaker links with Kimber Select jumpers to associate with a couple of McIntosh MC501 monoblocks being driven by a McIntosh C500 preamplifier. The F328Be's double restricting posts are utilitarian in nature yet practical, and accompany shorting ties on the off chance that you like to utilize them rather than jumpers or bi wiring.

A PS Audio DirectStream DAC and Network Player was my essential source part. Optical plates were played on my Oppo BDP-95 with its computerized yield taking care of the DirectStream.

Marantz's AV8805 AV Preamplifier ($4,499 at Crutchfield, Check cost at Amazon) goes about as the highlight of my multichannel framework, and enhancement for the five base-level channels is given by a Krell TAS Amplifier. Revel Performa3 C208 filled focus channel obligations, as audit tests of the recently delivered C426Be focus speaker were not yet accessible. Keep your eyes open for an audit of the C426Be later on.

An Oppo UDP-203 and a Roku Ultra are my essential multichannel sources. Throughout my listening meetings, I introduced acoustic boards in my room, however those will be the topic of conversation in a future article.

How Does the Revel F328Be Sound? 

When I had the F328Bes set up in the room, I began discussing what music from my F226Be and F228Be audits I should use for logical correlation. After I began tuning in, however, that cautious consideration went right out the window. I just didn't have any desire to pause and wound up paying attention to every one of the tracks from those audits and some more.

I'll begin with one of those extra tracks I paid attention to, "Strolling on the Moon" by Infected Mushroom (Tidal), an electronica track with heap audio effects, every one of which was definitively positioned in a three-layered soundstage into which the speakers totally vanished. This track — not certain in the event that I can call it a tune — has profound, strong, integrated bass. Is it practical? I have no clue; everything is super-handled and not the slightest bit takes after any kind of genuine instrument. In any case, I can see you it compressed my room without any indications of strain or mutilation up to volumes that were well above open to listening levels. The couple of voices that were not vigorously handled sounded fine, yet not being comfortable with the craftsman I have no clue assuming they were passed on precisely.
The Downside
My greatest protest with the F328Be stays the bureau. While it works fine and dandy, it's a similar bureau as the non-Be series speakers and falls behind the opposition in the completion of the touch focuses. I additionally saw that I could feel additional vibration from the side boards of the F328Be when playing bass-weighty music at stronger volumes than I could with the Magico A3.

Revel F328Be Floorstanding Speaker Review

The inner propping of the cupboards is intended to move the thunderous frequencies to a limited extent where the bureau is definitely not a proficient transducer, however, and I didn't see any bureau shading during my tuning in. However, taking everything into account, less bureau vibration is better. I can't resist the opportunity to contemplate whether there would be a perceptible improvement in execution with a more inactive cupboard.

Revel F328Be Compared to the Competition
Revel's own exceptionally respected Salon2 ought to likely be viewed as the F328Be's stiffest rivalry. Regardless of the Salon2 being altogether more costly ($22,000/pair) and having the advantage of its unmistakable etched perplex, there are numerous similitudes in execution.

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