Revel Subs Revisited

We reported on the news Revel subs in our pre-CEDIA entries, but nothing in the photo there gave an idea of the size of the Revel Ultima Rhythm2, shown here with Revel's Kevin Voecks. This 225 lb. monster will also sell for $10,000 when it debuts later this year.

The smaller Revel Performa B150 will sell for $4000 when it appears at about the same time. One downside to the latter is that it has droppped the three-band parametric EQ that graces the current Revel Performa B15a. The philosophy behind the omission is that EQ for the subwoofer alone does not cure problems above the subwoofer range. And full-range EQ is now far more widely available, and cheaper, than it was when the B15a was released about eight years ago. Still, in my experience sub-based EQ is better than none at all, and avoids EQ elsewhere--which many audiophiles prefer to avoid.

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