High-End Performance and Look-Twice Affordability Realized: Revel Concerta2 M16 Bookshelf Loudspeakers Utilize Trickle-Down Technology to Deliver Full-Range Sound and Wide-Open Dynamics
Hair-on-end performance and look-twice affordability converge with segment-dominating results in the Revel Concerta2 M16 bookshelf loudspeakers. No Revel model better optimizes the company's multi-decade legacy of in-depth testing, progressive computer modeling tools, laser-based analysis, or novel construction techniques. You could seriously spend months auditioning other sub-$1k monitors, but we doubt you're going to find anything that delivers the wide frequency range, stunningly open dynamics, and ultra-low-distortion sound that are the specialties of a unit The Absolute Sound declares "a class-leading compact."
Refusing to take shortcuts on appearance, build, or sound in the name of mass accessibility, M16 utilizes existing principles, trickle-down technology, and the advantages that come with spending countless hours in acoustic laboratories in pursuit of sonic superiority. Such efforts extend all the way to the gorgeous form-follows-function cabinets. Devoid of any visible fasteners on the top, front, or side panels, M16's rigid, curved side walls and extensive bracing to eliminate coloration as well as contoured inner port walls that both maximizes output and minimizes sound changes at different volumes.
M16's internal components share the same goals. A one-inch aluminum-dome tweeter possess a mechanical resonance far below the operating band, preserving linearity and consistency, while the high-frequency waveguides match the midrange/tweeter's off-axis response to ensure incredible naturalism. And the 6.5-inch anodized aluminum-cone woofer touts micro-ceramic cones as well as ideal symmetry for super-low distortion, photo-finish accuracy, and unfettered cleanliness.
Backed by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, M16 supplies a level of excitement and entertainment that make any decision not to audition it the equivalent of an audio crime.
"The Concerta2 M16 is a class-leading compact. It operates at a level of refinement and excitement that belies its relatively easy affordability."
– Neil Gader, The Absolute Sound, 2019 Editors' Choice Award
"[The] entertaining M16s are among the best speakers we've heard for under $1,200."
– What Hi-Fi?
Woofers Designed with Computer-Modeling Technology
Revel engineers utilize state-of-the-art computer modeling tools during transducer design to optimize everything that affects performance. Laser-based analysis of the resulting prototypes confirms ideal symmetry, which results in lowered distortion and cleaner sound quality. And Micro-Ceramic Composite (MCC) cones insure ideal piston-like performance, eliminating resonances that would otherwise color the sound.
Revel engineers created a tweeter with a mechanical resonancewell below the operating band, ensuring linearity and consistency in the crossover region. Advanced design methodologies have allowed the tweeter/midrange crossover to be set an octave lower, thereby improving the critical system directivity.
Acoustic Lens Waveguide
Concerta2's sophisticated high-frequency waveguides match the off-axis response, or directivity, of the tweeter and the midrange throughout the crossover thereby making a clear difference between what is a mechanical reproduction and the seamless sound of real music.
Attractive, Functional Cabinets
A novel technique of cabinet construction is used to create Concerta2 enclosures. They're not only beautiful, but also have rigid, curved side walls plus extensive bracing that result in a strong and inert enclosure.
Latest-Generation Port Design
Employing a patented Constant Pressure Gradient (CPG) technology in the port design, Concerta2 ports are designed such that the inner wall of the port is contoured, allowing the change in pressure along the axis of the port from inlet to outlet duct be kept substantially constant. The approach reduces the compression, or change in sound at different volumes, present in other port designs and optimizes both the output capability and distortion.