The drive units are no less exotic. Revel’s new Concerta2 loudspeaker range consists of five models. But the demonstration of Revel’s new Ultima Salon2 at last year’s CEDIA show was a different matter. Main Kef: Reference 205/2 & 202/2c, Surrounds: Kef XQ40, Velodyne Optimum 12, Integra DHC 80.3, Ayre K-5xeMP, Oppo BDP-103, Parasound Halo A31, ATI AT528nc. REVEL speakers have established themselves as a world-class reference speakers since their beginning with the world shattering REVEL Ultima Salon. On room treatment, the F280s like all of the Revel speakers is designed to have similar tonal qualities on and off-axis. Where its made makes little difference, except maybe in price. The combination of measurements and subjective listening impressions left me to no room but to give them my highest award (in the context of a small, lower cost speaker). The new F228Be speakers ring in at $10,000 for the pair, and at the top of their feature list is an all-new beryllium tweeter. If Revel speakers were made in California, no one could afford them and they might not turn out as well as they do now. Turning to sonic performance, to describe the M126Be as merely the pepped-up and spit-polished version of Revel’s nifty … ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Quoting from my own review, "Los Lobos' Kiko CD sounded big and juicy, and vocals have the sort of presence and body you'll never get with bookshelf speakers. We received the gloss black finish. Zu Audio's Omen Dirty Weekend MKII speakers are designed and made in Ogden, Utah, and these Zus like to party. I reviewed them way back in 2012, and I have fond memories of them. Magnetic grilles do away with the need for visible fasteners on the front baffle which further assists its uncluttered appearance. The ELAC Debut B6.2, at $299 a pair, is the top dog for the money. The Audiophiliac picks five of his favorite US-made speakers under $1,000. Intro The Revel Performa F226Be is a “compact” floorstanding 3-way loudspeaker from Revel’s PerformaBe lineup featuring (2) 6.5-inch midwoofers, a single 5.25-inch midrange and a 1-inch Beryllium dome tweeter on a waveguide. The company is based in Stamford, Connecticut, United States. Visit for details. One distinctive stylingcue is the rounded side panels and top panel that give the M126Be a much softeraesthetic than a box with a bunch of 90-degree corners. All the ingredients for success seem to be there. Next up, hailing from White Bear Lake, Minnesota, the $650-a-pair Magnepan MMGi speakers. Introducing the F226BE New from the Revel PerformaBe Series Discover; F328Be The New Flagship is Here Discover; Discover the World of Revel Learn more; Revel in Lincoln Revel Ultima 3D makes its debut in the all-new 2020 Lincoln Aviator. It was a natural consideration as both towers share the same cabinet shape, driver complement, and layout when given a cursory comparison. 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