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Re: Weird question.
ClubNeon #316853 07/27/10 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted By: ClubNeon
I'm with the Doctor, Revel.


Yup, that is exactly what I would get. grin cool


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Re: Weird question.
ClubNeon #316858 07/27/10 01:45 PM
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Really though. After reading everything I could get my eyes on about Revel, and just wondering what body parts I could sell to afford set from any of their ranges. I started seeing mentions of Axiom. It impressed me how many of their design philosophies were the same, except where Revel spared no expense to deliver a design well into the realm of diminishing returns, it seems that Axiom took the more pragmatic approach.

We see what I ended up buying. And I still have all my organs.


Revel is just one of the many brands made by Harman International. It just happens to be their "high-end", no cutting of corners option. Harman employs the same methodology and research philosophies as Axiom (based on the works of Toole et al) but on a much larger budget and scale. They also conduct extensive controlled double blind testings of their products set up by Dr. Olive.

The Infinity and JBL brands are more in line with Axiom. Infinity more so.


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Re: Weird question.
BlueJays1 #316862 07/27/10 02:00 PM
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Actually, there was a step in between my research of Revel, and buying Axioms, it was researching JBL's product line. I came pretty close to buying the L series, but while trying to get over the look of all the silver accents, I found Axiom.

I also knew of Infinity. There was a local seller who carried their stuff years ago. I didn't like them then; reading their product information of today still left me cold. Their marketing is a little too hyperbolic, their design claims a little too dubious as to their actual acoustical improvements. Not at all Axiom-like, at least from a marketing standpoint.


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Re: Weird question.
ClubNeon #316870 07/27/10 03:13 PM
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Never heard Revel. They do look purdy though...

A friend of mine has a set of Hush Puppies. Most hideous looking beasts I've ever seen. I wasn't terribly impressed with how they sound either.

I needed a second set of speakers a couple years back, looked at many and ended up with Wharfedale Opus 2-2 in piano black. I've been very happy with and have not heard anything, or seen anything I'd rather have yet.

Re: Weird question.
michael_d #316871 07/27/10 03:22 PM
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For every pro there's a con, I guess. To me the Revel's just looked like so much plastic.

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CatBrat #316873 07/27/10 03:43 PM
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Yes, lovely, smooth, shiny plastic. smile I'd even forgo the optional wood veneer, and get the all black model. The whole enclosure's shape is defined by physical requirements to account for some measurement. It just isn't possible to get wood to meet those demands.

They do have other lines if you like wooden crates. wink


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Re: Weird question.
ClubNeon #316893 07/27/10 04:59 PM
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My high school had a bunch of Performas.


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pmbuko #316894 07/27/10 05:12 PM
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Lucky! My high school has Bose. frown (And I broke one having my Music History teacher play a mix of Nine Inch Nails and Whitney Houston I had made--I called it "I Will Always Love Pain.")


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ClubNeon #316896 07/27/10 05:23 PM
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Not that kind of Performa, though. These kind.


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pmbuko #316898 07/27/10 05:25 PM
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Oh, in that case my high school had a bunch of PS/2s. (Not the Sony kind without the slash.)


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