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Nelson-Reed 1204 subwoofer


Nelson-Reed 1204 subwoofer

Nelson-Reed 1204 subwooferI was so intrigued by the Nelson-Reed 8-04/B amplifier's low-end range that I truly questioned the extra subwoofers could add enough of importance to be savvy. I wasn't right. Two of the subwoofers were given, alongside the fundamental electronic hybrid unit. Each 1204 unit contains four 12" woofers in an exceptionally strong fixed walled in area, with two looking to the front and two confronting the back. The electronic hybrid has three controls, other than the AC power switch: a design (reference 1) sidestep switch, a sound system/mono switch, and a subwoofer level control. In the sound system mode, the low frequencies are kept discrete, left from right; in mono mode, they are mixed together for taking care of to a solitary subwoofer. I won't revive whether it is critical to keep sound system distance into the LF range, but to repeat N-R's perception that there is no LF partition on simple circles regardless; the lows are combined as one, to restrict vertical trips of the cutting pointer that could make it transcend the plate surface or, more awful, dive into the aluminum base of the expert plate. There is, nonetheless, LF detachment on any remaining sign sources, and I can vouch for the way that, when the mix switch was set to Mono, there was a slight loss of LF detail. There was not, in any case, any impact on the sound system soundstage that I could hear. The point here, however, is that the 1204's hybrid permits the choice of mixing low end so a solitary woofer might be utilized whenever wanted, or until you can bear to purchase a subsequent one. Set-up Any individual who has at any point taken a stab at utilizing subwoofers realizes that they are wickedly hard to put ideally in a listening room of normal size, in light of the fact that the lower the frequencies you put into a room, the more difficulty you are probably going to have with standing waves. It took me around 10 hours of perspiring and reviling (they're weighty and cumbersome) to get the 1204s in agreeable areas, and I've had more experience doing something like this than most audiophiles. Regarding the main exhortation I can give is that you start with them right close to and past the external edges of the upper-range speakers, check either pair for staging (except if you're sure neither of your power amps transforms stage), and rephase them if essential. Then, at that point, utilize a ceaselessly factor oscillator to move throughout the low-end range, beginning from about an octave over the hybrid point, and tune in for pinnacles and plunges. There will be loads of both. Then, at that point, begin pushing the woofers toward the back room corners, evenly. What you're searching for is a mix of most extreme perfection and most grounded yield through the 20–25Hz territory. Try not to pursue best LF/upper-range balance; you can generally address that with the hybrid's equilibrium control. Two alerts: You would rather not end up with a profound plunge at around 40Hz; that is the recurrence of a bass drum and the lower part of a twofold bass' reach. Also stay away from any speaker area that gives a sharp 60Hz pinnacle; this will overstate murmur from any accessible source. (In the event that you live in Europe, it's 50Hz you need to stress over.) Practically any speaker of sufficient power (50W and then some) will do the trick to drive subwoofers, yet strong state intensifiers show improvement over cylinders, and more power or potentially more current ability will further develop LF detail and control. I utilized an Octave Research, and furthermore attempted the Threshold SA-1s (while I had the Audio Research M300s on top), and it was a shot in the dark. Sound Quality The 1204 subwoofer is professed to be level (to inside 3dB) down to an amazingly profound 16Hz. There is basically no melodic material accessible with that sort of base on it; a couple of extremely enormous line organs can create a 16Hz tone, which (indeed) is too profound to ever be heard at any rate, however is felt as a strain on the body. (Indeed, I was unable to check N-R's 16Hz case. In my 19'x24' room, everything I could manage was get the framework genuinely level down to 20Hz, which is still incredibly profound when you really hear it.) Even then, at that point, the main material with profound enough low finish to flaunt the 1204's low end actually marvelously was nonmusical stuff like trains, of which I coincidentally had two CDs close by: the two "Hints of Trains" circles from Bainbridge Record (see include record survey in this issue). Since trains are exceptionally enormous and weighty, they produce sounds which reach well down into the subsonic. The "genuine" sound of vigorously stacked steel wheels crossing a track join in a real sense shakes the earth, and there are numerous instances of that sound on these two circles. The impact was genuinely amazing! My listening room has a substantial floor, realize the framework doesn't have the ability to set that floor into vibration, yet with the 1204s in real life, it positively felt as though the floor was shaking. They delivered what was doubtlessly the most unfathomable low end I have heard in my listening room. Furthermore the nature of that bass was remarkable, as well. While it never had that incredible pulse you hear from a live line organ or twofold bass, it was very much controlled and had fantastic pitch outline. Indeed, the 1204 subwoofers coincided very well with the Sound Lab A-3 speakers, as well, utilizing a similar hybrid. I trust they (or one of them, at any rate) would be great for use with Quads, yet didn't get an opportunity to attempt that mix. ( However, in light of the fact that amazing subbass is uncommon from music accounts doesn't imply that lengthy base is squandered on them




We present to your consideration a functioning speaker framework Totem Acoustic Kin Play.
Rehashed victor of numerous rivalries, laureate of various honors. Momentarily, it very well may be portrayed as follows - a ton of sound, the broadest exchanging abilities, very reasonable, taking into account that they are planned and made in Canada.

The framework comprises of two speakers, one of them is the expert, the other is the slave, just the expert requirements power, and the latent one is associated with it through a top notch acoustic link three meters since a long time ago, meshed, with connectors at the finishes. Acoustics permits you to associate practically any source; of the simple contributions there are: 2 x RCA (with exchanging either to a normal line input, or to a MM phono stage for interfacing a LP-player), an AUX input, carried out on a smaller than usual jack 3.5. Computerized optical information. You can likewise associate a functioning subwoofer to the speakers through a low-level result. Remote innovation is Bluetooth 4.1 with Qualcomm aptxHD support. During activity, it is feasible to change the HF and LF with the controller inside the reach from - 3dB to + 3dB.

The inherent enhancer with a drawn out force of 2x120W was grown along with the speakers, hence, this guarantees ideal cooperation between them.



The cone of the custom 5 "midrange/woofer is made of paper for great acoustics and pitch treated for support and toughness. The outcome is a strong, quick and melodic bass. The licensed vault tweeter permits the high pitch to sound definite, vaporous and exceptional normally.

By and large aspects (WxHxD) - 180x355x235 mm. Weight: dynamic - 7.2 kg, latent - 5.8 kg. Shading: matt dark. Like any self-regarding gadget, there is short out assurance ready.

Listening sources utilized: Bryston BCD-3 CD-player, Cambridge Audio 851N organization media player, Rega Planar 2 turntable, Iphone 6S. The material was paid attention to in various ways and in various characteristics. Incidentally, the ergonomics of this framework are at their best - everything is basic, clear, right. What ought to be noted. Above all else, the speakers require quality material. The best part is that they played FLAC from the Cambridge USB input. With Deezer (with the most recent firmware and establishment of the StreamMagic application, open to tuning in through the 851st became conceivable), obviously, it will be more fascinating than by means of Bluetooth, however! Everything is relative. An arrangement of aloof shelf speakers and a respectable enhancer will previously cost 2-3 times more. From kind inclinations - likely everything with the exception of weighty metal, this isn't their solid point. Jazz, traditional, blues, blues-rock, female vocals playing from a glimmer drive introduced these speakers well, I needed to pay attention to them perpetually. Arrangements from the assortments Rel Test and SPL sounded excellent.

Bowers & Wilkins 600 Series Anniversary Edition Theater 5.1 Review

Bowers & Wilkins 600 Series Anniversary Edition Theater 5.1 Review

  Bowers & Wilkins 600 Series Anniversary Edition Theater 5.1 Review

The first Bowers and Wilkins 600 Series speakers were presented a quarter century prior and they have been the organization's smash hit speaker line throughout the long term, so an update to the line is absolutely important. The 600 Series Anniversary Edition line commends six ages of designing upgrades and the offer of more than 1,000,000 units.

Arbors and Wilkins 600 Series Anniversary Edition System

The new 600 Series Anniversary Edition is the seventh era of the 600 Series and is contained four speaker models,: the 603 S2 floor standing speaker ($2,000 per pair); the 606 S2 stand-mounted speaker ($800 per pair); the 607 S2 reduced stand-mounted speaker ($700 per pair);, and; the HTM6 S2 focus channel ($800, each). Discretionary stands are accessible for the 606 S2 and 607 S2. Three fueled subwoofers – the ASW608, ASW610 and ASW610XP ($500, $800, and $1,500, individually) – give low-recurrence support to the series. B&W sells a couple of the 603 S2, a couple of the 607 S2, a HTM6 S2 focus, and an ASW610 sub as a bundle for $4,300.

Albeit this series is the passage level series of Bowers and Wilkins' home sound setup, its speakers truly do profit from innovation acquired from B&W's reference-grade speakers. The new speakers get hybrid innovation and parts utilized in the more costly 700 Series Signature range. The 600 Anniversary series fuses a "refined and updated" adaptation of the Decoupled Double Dome tweeter, which pushes the separation highlight 38kHz. The midrange's Continuum cone, which was first utilized in the 800 Series Diamond, vows to give further developed detail and exactness in contrast with earlier midrange drivers. The 600 Anniversary Series speakers likewise include an amended and updated hybrid plan.

Bowers & Wilkins 600 Series Anniversary Edition Theater 5.1 Review

The 600 Series Anniversary Edition speakers are accessible in four completions: white, dark, oak, and an extraordinary request red cherry. My survey tests were done in a matte dark. The vinyl wrap finish was plain yet neatly applied.

The 603 S2 is a three-way, ported plan with a slim profile highlighting a one-inch aluminum vault tweeter, a six-inch Continuum midrange driver, and two 6.5-inch paper bass cones. A discretionary plinth-style base can be introduced for extra steadiness, great to have assuming pets or more youthful audience members are near. The grilles are gotten with stowed away magnets, which consider a perfect front puzzle. The spotless astound combined with the wonderful stylish of the differentiating silver completion of the tweeter and midrange, and the dark of the two woofers on base makes for a perfect, present day look

Bowers and Wilkins 805 D4 Test

The 603 S2 tower is 41.5 inches high when mounted on its base, 7.5 inches wide, and 13.4 inches down. The plinth style base is 12.6 inches wide and 14.6 inches down, so in spite of the tight profile of the speaker, you will require some extra clear floor space to utilize the base. The 53.1-pound speaker feels pretty strong however isn't generally so idle as the likewise measured yet more-costly Revel F206/F226Be. Groves and Wilkins expresses the recurrence reaction as 48Hz to 28kHz (+/ - 3dB, with a 6 dB down mark of 28Hz). Ostensible impedance for all inactive speakers in the series is 8 Ohms, and the awareness of the 603 S2 is expressed at 88.5 dB (2.83V, 1m).

Every one of the speakers in the line highlight what seems, by all accounts, to be a similar back plate, with twofold restricting posts in the event that you need to bi-wire and B&W's recognizable dimpled and erupted port. A two-section froth bung is provided so you can to some degree or completely plug the port to tune the speaker to your listening room and the speakers' positions in that.

Bowers & Wilkins 600 Series Anniversary Edition Theater 5.1 Review

The ASW 610 sits in the ASW 600 series subwoofer arrangement. Likewise with its kin, it's a front-terminating, fixed suspension plan. The implicit Class D speaker is evaluated at 200 watts and has a recurrence reaction of 26Hz to 140 Hz (+/ - 3dB), with a 6dB down mark of 20Hz.

Setting Up the Bowers and Wilkins 600 Series Anniversary Edition Theater System

The speakers showed up safely pressed in cardboard boxes with clear guidelines outwardly, which made unpacking them a breeze. I introduced the base plinths in only a couple of moments with the four included bolts and included Allen wrench. The speakers accompany sets of straightforward spikes for covered floors and adjusted plastic feet for hard surfaces. The included manuals give clear, simple to-adhere to directions and arrangement counsel.

Groves and Wilkins 600 Series Anniversary Edition speakers commend 25 years of creation with the guarantee of better execution.

I paid attention to the 603 S2s and 607 S2s in both sound system and multi-channel setups. Beginning with the sound system, I involved the Naim Uniti Atom across the board music player (investigated here), associating everything with Austere cabling. I had a couple of SVS SB-2000 Pro subwoofers (evaluated here) currently set up in the room, so I attempted those with the 607 S2's until I got the B&W ASW 610 in from the carport and unpacked. The ASW 610 doesn't accompany an App or any kind of room remedy programming, yet gives a back-board controls to both line and speaker volume, low-pass recurrence cutoff (counting a change to withdraw), bass augmentation, leveling, and stage switches. I wound up with the evening out change set to "A" and bass expansion set to "C."

Following a couple of long periods of two-channel listening I moved the speakers into my theater room where I associated them to my Krell TAS Amplifier (checked on here) and Marantz AV8805 AV Preamplifier(reviewed here). Oppo's UDP-203 (explored here) and a Roku Ultra (most recent model looked into here) were my essential sources. The HTM6 S2 sat on top of a low hardware rack and the ASW 610 was situated right inside the right-channel 603 S2.

Bowers & Wilkins 600 Series Anniversary Edition Theater 5.1 Review

How Does the Bowers and Wilkins 600 Series Anniversary Edition Theater System Sound?

Joss Stone's "Chokin Kind" from The Soul Sessions (Tidal, Virgin) can rapidly uncover issues in the upper midrange and high pitch, however the 603 S2s dealt with themselves well overall. Stone's voice can be difficult to replicate neatly, and the 603 S2s did as such with just a sprinkle of hardness at higher volumes. Up until this point, the new tweeter was looking great so far.

The drums on this track give a strong establishment without being overwhelming, and the B&Ws worked effectively of depicting them with poise, never degenerating into the kind of one-note bass that can torment lesser ported speakers. I viewed the elements as great even at volumes stronger than I could serenely pay attention to

Bowers & Wilkins 600 Series Anniversary Edition Theater 5.1 Review

The Downside

The 600 Series Anniversary Edition truly does a ton right, however there were a couple of things I might want to see enhanced. The style are somewhat plain, however I think the spotless lines function admirably with the white or dark completions. The attractive barbecue of one of the example speakers tumbled off like clockwork, however since it was just one of five speakers to play out this unconstrained striptease, it very well may be an irregularity. As the 600 Anniversary Series Theater is moderately minimized, a few proprietors may be leaned to put them in more tight quarters. However, the back port plan could be tricky in restricted spaces.

The ASW subwoofer series is inadequate with regards to certain elements usually found in numerous contenders that assistance easily of arrangement. The ASW series does not have any kind of auto-EQ or room remedy, which won't be an issue for the people who are additionally utilizing an advanced collector or preamp with room amendment, yet could be an issue for those involving it in a two-channel framework. I have become ruined by subwoofers with application controlled arrangement, which makes subwoofer arrangement a lot simpler and quicker.

How Does the Bowers and Wilkins 600 Series Anniversary Edition Theater Compare to the Competition?

There are a few contending speaker setups that give comparable choices: Focal's Chora line, SVS Sound's Prime Pinnacle line, and the Paradigm Premier line. I have just heard the Focal Chora (the stand-mounted 806) and it would presumably be tantamount to the B&W 606 S2 in execution. While I have not heard the SVS or Paradigm speakers, I have heard beneficial things about them from my partners. All have numerous speaker choices that would take into account a likewise designed and estimated 5.1 framework.

I note that the Focal Chora subwoofer is more like the B&W ASW line, in that it is a fixed suspension plan with manual back-board controls. The Paradigm subwoofers are ported and the SVS Subwoofers can be had in either ported or fixed designs. SVS Sound and Paradigm subwoofers both accompany application control and Paradigm has Anthem Room Correction worked in.


The B&W 600 Series Anniversary Edition Theater framework gives a great deal of execution to its somewhat humble cost. I was agreeably astonished by the expansion in execution from the last 600 series speaker framework I explored. Typically "better than ever" is a little steady change, here it was promptly clear. There was less tinge than the B&W 683's I surveyed before, more goal in lower levels, and more unique reach.

The 603 S2s give strong execution all alone or as a component of a bigger framework. The 607 S2s would be really great for a little room or office, however and, after its all said and done, I would need to have a subwoofer handle the lower frequencies, as that would both increment the powerful reach and give better definition beneath around 50 Hz.

The blend of the parts made for a framework that was proficient and fulfilling with both music and films the same. When paying attention to natural music through the situation, it just sounded right. There was great equilibrium start to finish with no excessive shading pointing out itself. For the people who need more goal or dynamic reach, there is consistently the B&W 700 Series, yet the 600 Series gives great execution at a reasonable value, making it simple to suggest for tryout

Revel F328Be Review


Revel F328Be 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 just the little, medium, and huge emphasess of the PerformaBe floorstanding arrangement. While actually right, this would be enormously distorting reality. We expect the bigger forms of comparable speakers to have more prominent unique reach and to have all the more low-recurrence augmentation, and F328Be performs appropriately. In any case, 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 confuse, adjusted side dividers that meet in an adjusted point at the back, a sloped dark plinth at the base, and a bended metallic dark top board. The bureau is widely propped, with a sub-nook for the midrange driver. Likewise 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 enormous at 50.9 inches high, 13.5 inches wide, and 17.6 inches down, and it tips the scales at powerful 112.6 pounds. Sharp perusers will see that this is just five inches taller than the F228Be, however very nearly three inches further. The unassuming stature increment was overseen by moving the bass-reflex port from the front of the bureau. The triple eight-inch woofers need altogether 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.

We suitably noticed the ports are suggestive of double fumes of a muscle vehicle. The actual drivers are additionally unique in relation to 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 headings, 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 apparent distinction, the F328Be's new tweeter is the greater story, and most will presumably track down it to have a greater effect. It's a one-inch Beryllium arch tweeter with enormous ceramic magnets like the remainder of the PerformaBe arrangement, however the closeness closes there. The tweeter in the F328Be is an all-new plan found distinctly in the F328Be right now. At the point when I got some information about the new tweeter, I was furnished with immeasurably an excessive amount 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 transmission, and an inductance tweak ring that diminishes contortion when contrasted with the earlier Beryllium tweeter.

All in all, what's the significance here? To put it plainly, the new tweeter is more unique with less bending than a similar estimated Beryllium tweeter in the remainder of the setup. This new tweeter is joined with a 6th era, fired 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 profoundly acclaimed Ultima 2, the F328Be's tweeter is a lot of smoother. I was fascinated by this assertion, as the PerformaBE series comes up short on the etched bewilder of the Ultima 2 and needs to beat that plan limit.

Revel F328Be Review

Revel_F328Be_Exploded_View.jpgThe 5.25-inch midrange is the main driver that is continued from different models in the PerformaBe setup. The midrange and the eight-inch driver woofers fuse Revel's Deep Ceramic Composite ("DCC") stomach, which gives a compelled 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 effectiveness, dynamic reach, and power-taking care of with decreased contortion and pressure.

The F328Be's expressed recurrence scope of 26Hz to 40kHz (- 6dB) (- 3dB at 35Hz) has all the earmarks of being extremely moderate, particularly when contrasted with appraisals of other Revel speakers. I asked with regards to this and was informed that Revel is utilizing an alternate estimation framework than with prior series speakers and that the anechoic chamber was recalibrated decently as of late to give more precise outcomes. The F328Be's ostensible impedance is determined at 8 ohms, and awareness is expressed at 91 dB/w/m.

Setting Up the F328Be

Revel_PerformaBe_F328Be_RearDetail_Walnut_Web.jpgThe pair of F328Bes showed up in street cases that housed customary cardboard boxes like those utilized for other Revel speakers. While these cases might be difficult to store, they give additional insurance during delivery and seem pretty cool.

The F328Bes were exceptionally lenient concerning 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 moderately balanced 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 creeps from the front divider and around 90 inches separated, flanking my 100-inch projection screen. Like the remainder of the PerformaBe setup, the F328Bes were excusing when it reached toe-in, and I wound up directing them toward a spot marginally behind my listening position. Likewise with the F328Be, I introduced IsoAcoustics' GAIA II feet (Crutchfield and Amazon), however had the front feet a little lower than the backs to marginally point the tweeter down to my listening tallness. I should note here that I likewise tuned in with the stock spikes, yet found that on my second-story wood-outlined floor they diminished 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 useful, and accompany shorting lashes assuming 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 focal point 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. Over the span of my listening meetings, I introduced acoustic boards in my room, yet 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 consistent examination. After I began tuning in, however, that cautious pondering went right out the window. I essentially didn't have any desire to pause and wound up paying attention to every one of the tracks from those surveys 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 horde audio cues, every one of which was definitively positioned in a three-layered soundstage into which the speakers totally vanished. This track — not certain assuming that I can call it a melody — has profound, strong, orchestrated bass.

 Is it sensible? I have no clue; everything is super-handled and not the slightest bit takes after any kind of genuine instrument. However, I can see you it compressed my room without any indications of strain or twisting up to volumes that were well above open to listening levels. The couple of voices that were not intensely handled sounded fine, yet not being comfortable with the craftsman I have no clue assuming they were passed on precisely.

The Downside

My greatest grumbling 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 likewise 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.

The inside propping of the cupboards is intended to move the full frequencies to a limited extent where the bureau is definitely not an effective transducer, however, and I didn't see any bureau shading during my tuning in. Be that as it may, 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 profoundly respected Salon2 ought to most likely be viewed as the F328Be's stiffest contest. Regardless of the Salon2 being fundamentally more costly ($22,000/pair) 


Price: $8,800

Revel F328Be General Specifications

Type 3-way triple 8" floorstanding loudspeaker

Low-frequency transducer Three 8" (200mm) Deep Ceramic Composite aluminum cones, with cast frames

Midrange transducer 5-1/4" (130mm) Deep Ceramic Composite aluminum cone, with cast frame

High-frequency transducer 1" (25mm) Beryllium dome, with acoustic lens waveguide

Recommended amplifier power range 50 – 300 watts

Frequency response 26Hz - 40kHz (-6dB)

Low-frequency extension 24Hz (-10dB); 26Hz (-6dB); 35Hz (-3dB)

Nominal impedance 8 ohms

Sensitivity (2.83V/1m) 91 dB

Crossover frequencies 240Hz; 2.1kHz

Enclosure type Bass-reflex via dual rear-mounted ports

Inputs Dual gold-plated binding posts with shorting straps

Available high-gloss finishes Black, White, Metallic Silver, and Walnut

Dimensions with base and grille (H x W x D) 50.9" x 13.5 " x 17.6" (1294mm x 341.3mm x 448.5mm)

Product Weight 112.6 lbs (51kg)

Klipsch R-28PF Active Floorstanding Speaker Review+

Klipsch R-28PF Active Floorstanding Speaker Review

Klipsch's new R-28PF speaker bundle goes above and beyond: retailing for $1,200/pair (yet with road costs nearer to $900/pair), this bundle joins a couple of fueled pinnacle speakers with straightforward preamp usefulness worked in to take out the requirement for the sound recipient by and large

The Hookup

Klipsch-R-28PF-back.jpgThe Hookup

Tipping the scales at a little north of 56 pounds each, these speakers most certainly aren't light, yet they were as yet reasonable to heft around and set up without assistance. The R-28PF stands 42 inches tall, and its bureau is a bass-reflex plan with a front-terminating port. Midrange and bass obligations are taken care of by two eight-inch copper turned woofers; and, in longstanding Klipsch design, a one-inch aluminum tweeter is set in the organization's protected Tractrix Horn. All out power is 260 watts; in every speaker, 20 watts go to the tweeter and 110 watts go to the woofers.

The R-28PF's association board highlights optical advanced, USB, and RCA line-level contributions, just as an implicit phono stage that acknowledges a MM phono input so you can plug your turntable straightforwardly into the speaker. A subwoofer yield is accessible, and Bluetooth with aptX is likewise underlying. An included four-pin speaker link interfaces the left and right speakers together to convey the sound sign from the preamp housed in the passed on speaker to the right speaker

Klipsch-R-28PF-remote.jpgKlipsch incorporates a straightforward remote with volume control/quiet, play/stop, the capacity to straightforwardly change the sub level, and committed buttons for each source, including Bluetooth


I don't regularly involve my telephone much for sound tuning in, as I have different media sources accessible. However, for this situation, I chose to start my survey by exploiting the speakers' inherent Bluetooth. Here, I explored different avenues regarding two or three forms of a similar melody to perceive how the speaker would respond. First up was the MP3 variant put away on my telephone. Michael's voice was smooth yet appeared to be disregarded. I was unable to hear a significant part of the nasally surface that I ordinarily hear.


Actually, I honestly love '80s rock. The huge hair groups were probably the best thing that emerged from the music from that time, and perhaps the most awesome aspect of "Beat It" is that it highlights guitars from not one but rather two of my cherished guitar legends. The cadence track was performed by Steve Lukather of Toto distinction, and the performance was performed by Eddie Van Halen. I haven't audited a speaker with horn-stacked tweeters in some time, and I felt that Eddie Van Halen's solo going through the R-28PF's tweeters would be a decent test. From the outset, the guitar solo sounded somewhat muffled and meager, while Lukather's power harmonies were everything except. Ordinarily sharp, splendid, and a crunchy metallic, here they sounded muddied and dull. Generally, it resembled there was a film overlaid on top of the music.


Price: $600

Klipsch R-28PF  Specifications

SYSTEM DESCRIPTION   /  Powered Floorstanding Speakers (pair)


MAX OUTPUT   /   114dB @ 1M


260W Total System Power (520W Peak) Bi-Amplified

Tweeter: 20W per channel cont. @ <1% THD+N

Woofers: 110W per channel cont. @ <1% THD+N

HIGH FREQUENCY DRIVER 1” (2.54cm) Aluminum diaphragm tweeter mated to

90° x 90° square Tractrix® Horn

LOW FREQUENCY  /   DRIVER Dual 8” (10.2cm) copper spun magnetically shielded IMG woofer

CROSSOVER FREQUENCY   /  1700 Hz (active)


ENCLOSURE TYPE   /  Bass-reflex via front-firing port


• Bluetooth® wireless technology

• Phono/Line analog (with switch and ground screw terminal)

• 3.5mm analog mini jack

• USB digital

• Optical digital

OUTPUTS Single RCA line level output for connection to subwoofer


HEIGHT, WIDTH, DEPTH 42” (106.6cm), 9.5” (24.1cm), 15.7” (39.8cm)

WEIGHT   /  56.67lbs (25.68kg)

FINISH   /  Brushed black polymer veneer

VOLTAGE   /  100V-120V / 220-240V selectable 50/60Hz internal power supply

with region specific power cords


• Remote control (with 2 x AAA batteries)

• Magnetic grille

• 5M speaker wire with 4-wire connector

• 1.8M power cord (region specific)

• 2M 3.5mm aux cable

• 3M optical cable