Nothing Less Than Revel-atory: Revel Performa F226Be Tower Speakers Play with Size-Belying Power and Startling Efficiency, Feature Two 6.25-Inch Woofers and Beryllium Tweeter
Size-belying power and equipment-friendly efficiency: The Revel Performa F226Be tower speakers share all the aspects of its multi-award-winning bigger brother, F228Be, save for a more room-friendly compact size and slightly smaller woofer complement. Chief among the mirror properties is a one-inch beryllium tweeter that delivers prodigious amounts of extension, air, neutrality, and detail. Each is driven by immense 3.4-inch dual ceramic magnets and mated to a fifth-generation, ceramic-coated, cast-aluminum Acoustic Lens waveguide seamlessly integrated with its companion 5.25-inch midrange driver's directivity.
For the low end, large, 6.25-inch, dual deep ceramic composite aluminum-cone bass drivers with cast frames furnish smooth, room-filling bass. High-order crossovers replete with film capacitors and air-core inductors lend F228Be class-leading coherency.
While extremely technical, such material and engineering obsessiveness explains the beauty behind Performa F226Be: Revel got all of the hard parts, exacting details, and critical tests out of the way so this premium three-way design arrives ready to impress from the start. You'll witness head-turning dynamics, uber-clean resolution, startling impact, and investigative-caliber information retrieval. In other words, music experiences nothing less than revel-atory. 100% Music Direct Guaranteed.
"The F226Be provides a natural, balanced presentation that will let you extract loads of detail from your system to create an enveloping listening experience. I am very glad I did not dismiss these speakers as only being the smaller version of a speaker I had already reviewed, as they are truly deserving of their own attention."
– Brian Kahn, Home Theater Review, five-star review
"With the pair of Revel B110V2 subwoofers fired up and crossed over to the F226Be towers at 90 Hz, the sound was transformed. Percussion remained tight and crisp, but now also had power and depth as the drum strokes energized the room and reverberated into it."
– Thomas Norton, Sound & Vision, Top Pick review