Revel-atory Music Experiences Await: Revel Performa F228Be Tower Loudspeakers Feature Beryllium Tweeters and Eight-Inch Drivers, Play with Wowing Dynamics and Power
Revel makes no secret of what lies behind the championship performance rendered by each of the Stereophile Class A Recommended and 2019 Product of the Year Award-winning Performa F228Be tower loudspeakers: 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. Massive, eight-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 F228Be: 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 write-home-about-it efficiency, wowing dynamics, uber-clean resolution, weight-room power, and investigative-caliber information retrieval. In other words, music experiences nothing less than revel-atory. 100% Music Direct Guaranteed.
"Classic Revel sonic virtues prevailed – unflagging dynamics, balanced tonality, and hair-raising bass response. This could be the class-leading speaker of the year."
—Neil Gader, The Absolute Sound
"Across the audio band and at any listening level, they offered remarkably transparent reproduction of music in the total time, space, and spatial domains, and my ears, brain, and mind simply loved them."
—Kalman Rubinson, Stereophile, Class A Recommended Component and 2019 Product of the Year
"Let the Revels begin: these wonderfully enjoyable speakers are able to conjure realistic scale and impact while conveying all the detail and flow of whatever's being played. With effortless dynamics, fine integration and the ability to create excellent 3D soundstage images, they deserve very serious auditioning if you're in the market at this level – and show a clean pair of heels to some more expensive rivals, too."
—Andrew Everard, Hi-Fi News, Outstanding Product review
"All in all, the Revel F228Be is a speaker that can recreate soundstages of any size, place the instruments in the correct spot, and make them sound real. The balance of coherent integration of the drivers, dynamic power delivery, and wide dispersion window work together to make for a performance that does a very good job at reproducing a wide variety of music."
—Brian Kahn, Home Theater Review, five-star review and Best of 2019 Award
"The Revel F228Be is very sure in itself, and it's almost as if it challenges the listener to find ever more challenging source material. Great recordings are rewarded with a huge sonic soundscape with three-dimensional imagery, dynamic slam and incredible finesse and detail."
—Mark Gusew, Stereonet