The Revel F208 full range floorstanding speaker is capable of playing at very high volumes without distortion with pristine clarity. The Revel F208’s dual 8″ low-frequency drivers and 5.25″ midrange drivers feature distortion reduction mechanisms that stabilize the flux field during operation, assuring low distortion even at high listening volumes. These precision transducers utilize ribbed aluminum cones for ideal piston-like behavior that eliminates a major source of resonances that are clearly audible in most other loudspeakers. Their cast aluminum frames eliminate another source of resonances that is common in many lesser-quality loudspeakers. The F208 employs a sophisticated low-frequency port with identical flares on both ends. This greatly minimizes dynamic compression and port-generated noise. The front-firing port location also expands their installation options.
The Revel F208’s 1″ tweeter features a newly-designed motor and dome assembly that sets a new standard of transparency for speakers anywhere near the Performa3’s class. The tweeter’s integrated acoustic lens waveguide is based on a breakthrough mathematical approach that accurately matches the tweeter’s dispersion to that of the midrange transducer in the crossover region. This gives the loudspeaker very smooth sound far off-axis providing consistent sound over an exceptionally wide listening area.
The enclosure is similar to the flagship Ultima2 Series. The fully-curved enclosure is inherently stiffer than conventional box shapes and are formed with contiguous wood layers that prevent splitting. They feature strategically oriented bracing that eliminates the possibility of enclosure induced coloration. These beautiful, modern enclosures are finished in high-gloss piano black or genuine American walnut in a process that exceeds automotive finish quality. The grilles are designed to minimize sonic diffraction or veiling and provide a clean, subtle appearance.
The magnetic grille attachment method completely eliminates ugly hardware on the loudspeaker baffle, so if you decide to use the loudspeakers without grilles they will look like they were designed to be used without grilles. Owners manual. Stereophile review. Brochure.
Revel F208 DESCRIPTION
3-Way Floorstanding Tower Loudspeaker
270 Hz, 2200 Hz
Bass-reflex via Front-firing Port
Piano Black or High Gloss Walnut
HIGH-FREQUENCY DRIVE COMPONENTS
1” (2.5 cm) Aluminum Tweeter with Acoustic Lens Waveguide
Dual Sets of Binding Posts
LOW FREQUENCY EXTENSION
-10dB@23Hz, -6dB@27 Hz, -3dB@31Hz
LOW-FREQUENCY DRIVE COMPONENTS
Dual 8” (20 cm) Aluminum Cone, Cast-frame Woofers
MID-FREQUENCY DRIVE COMPONENTS
5.25” (13.3 cm) Aluminum Cone, Cast-frame Midrange
RECOMMENDED AMPLIFIER POWER
Net Weight: 80 lb (36 kg)
14.8″ (37.5 cm)
11.8″ (30 cm)
46.5″ (118.2 cm)