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Revel F208 Floor-standing Speakers Review

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Revel F208 Floor-standing Speakers Review Highlights

Best of 2014 Awards

The Revel F208 is a reference quality speaker that is reasonably priced and attainable by most. Yes, $5,000 is a large sum of money to spend on a pair of speakers, but placed on a performance per dollar asymptotic graph and the Revel F208’s are at the peak before the plateau. In other words, once reaching this level, spending more nets less and less performance gains.

Revel F208 Floor-standing Speakers Review

Revel F208 Floor-standing Speakers Highlights Summary

  • • 3 dimensional sound
  • • Excellent neutral tonal balance
  • • Smooth response
  • • Top-notch bass extension
  • • Terrific fit and finish
  • • Attainable price

Introduction to Revel F208 Floor-standing Speakers Review

Revel is part of the Harman Luxury Audio Group, which consists of JBL Synthesis, Mark Levinson, and Lexicon, names that most audiophiles immediately recognize and associate with high end performance. Revel has the habit of producing award winning speakers and the F208 is no exception. The previous generation F52 Revel Performa speaker won numerous "best of" and "hall of fame" awards. Secrets has reviewed the F52 Revel Speaker set up several times over the past years. I imagine there must have been considerable pressure to somehow outperform with the design of the F208. Well they can rest easy as there has already been high praise for the F208’s from fellow hi-fi journalists.

REVEL F208 FLOOR-STANDING SPEAKERS REVIEW SPECIFICATIONS

  • Design: 3-Way Floorstanding Tower Loudspeaker, Ported
  • Drivers: One 1 " Aluminum Dome Tweeter, One 5.25" Aluminum Cone Midrange, Two 8" Aluminum Cone Woofers
  • Low Frequency Extension: -10dB@23Hz -6dB@27 Hz -3dB@34Hz
  • Recommended Amplifier Power: 50-350
  • Sensitivity: (2.83V @ 1m) 88.5dB
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms
  • Crossover Frequencies: 270 Hz, 2,200 Hz
  • Input Connections: Dual Sets of Binding Posts
  • Dimensions: 46.5" H x 11.8" W x 14.8" D
  • Weight: 80 Pounds/each
  • Finishes: Piano Black or High Gloss Walnut
  • MSRP: $5,000/pair USD
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The F208 is a speaker that both sounds great and measures well. You can expect an engaging sound, one that pulls you into the music and does little to complain about. With its dual 8” aluminum low frequency woofers, the F208 kicks out plenty of low end bass, while remaining clean and defined. The tonal balance is neutral and the response smooth. The F208’s are some of the finest speakers designed by Revel.

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