Since speaker manufacturers typically replace a particular model in their line after 3 years, you could say that 1 human year equals about 25 speaker years. That means Revel's original Salon lasted to the ripe old age of 200 - or 8 years to you and me. The engineers behind the Salon didn't want to create a new model just for the sake of creating a new model.
Rumors that Pioneer would end production of plasma TV panels and begin buying them from other companies raised eyebrows in the electronics industry this week. But according to Russ Johnston, Pioneer's executive vice president of product planning and marketing, those who see Pioneer's move as a bellwether of plasma's demise will have to save their schadenfreude for another day.
I've heard too many speakers. After 10 years of reviewing them, it's hard for me to remember what it was like to be surprised . . . astounded . . . amazed by a really good speaker. However, over the past couple of months, I've gotten a taste of what it was like when I first heard good speakers— when I first experienced broad soundstaging, precise imaging, and a neutral, natural tonal balance.