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Revel Concerta 5.1 Speaker System

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Revel Concerta

Introduction

Revel is the upscale speaker division of Harman International, which includes Infinity, Harmon Kardon, JBL and Lexicon. Revel has been making speakers since 1996 and makes the Ultima2 (~ $26K/pair) and Performa series from which the Concerta gets its lineage. The chief designer of these speakers is Kevin Voecks who also has had a hand in developing speakers for Snell and Mirage. With an audio testing facility built by Harman International in California, all Revel speakers go through a rigorous testing process for voicing and timbral accuracy. The Concerta series allows the rest of us “common folk” to be able to step up to high performance sound without busting our budget. The following review is on the F12 towers, C12 center, S12 surrounds and two B120 wireless subwoofers.

Specifications

  • F12 Towers
  • Design: Three-way
  • MFR: 52 Hz - 20 kHz, - 3 dB
  • Sensitivity: 90.5dB SPL with 2.83V @ 1m
  • Nominal Impedance: 6 Ohms
  • Crossover Frequencies: 575 Hz, 3 kHz
  • Dimensions: 42.3" H x 9.75" W x 14.3" D height: 42.3" (107.4cm) including feet
  • Weight: 62.6 Pounds/each
  • MSRP: $1,498/pair USA
  • C12 Center Channel
  • Design: Three-way
  • MFR: 85 Hz - 15 kHz ± 1.5 dB
  • Sensitivity: 90dB SPL with 2.83V @ 1
  • Nominal Impedance: 6 Ohms
  • Crossover Frequencies: 500 Hz, 2.8 kHz,
  • Low Frequency: -3dB @ 70 Hz, -6dB @ 59 Hz.
  • Dimensions: 9.1" H x 20.9" W x 10.1" D
  • Weight: 32 Pounds
  • MSRP: $599 USA
  • S12 Surround Speakers
  • Design: Two-way
  • MFR: 72 Hz - 20 kHz ± 3 dB
  • Sensitivity: 87dB SPL with 2.83V @ 1m Impedance 8 Ohms (nominal)
  • Crossover Frequency: 2.5 kHz
  • Low Frequency:  -3dB @ 78 Hz, -6dB @ 70 Hz, and -10 dB @ 60 Hz
  • Dimensions: 11.8" H x 13.3" W x 7" D
  • Weight: 12.3 Pounds/each
  • MSRP: $998/pair USA
  • B120 Subwoofer
  • Design: Sealed
  • Power Amplifier: 250 Watts RMS
  • MFR: Down 3 dB at 36 Hz
  • Dimensions: 17.75" H x 14.75" W x 14" D
  • Weight: 51 Pounds
  • MSRP: $999 USA (Optional TX1 transmitter: $120)
  • Revel Speakers