Revel Performa F52, C52, S30 and Concerta B120 Speaker System
In 1996 an announcement was made about a new speaker company being formed under the very large umbrella of the Harman brand. One could say a perfect storm was created when Harman committed their considerable resources, and Kevin Voecks; a protégé of legendary audio engineer Dr. Floyd Toole, was brought on as Head Engineer. Harman wanted a speaker brand to match the quality of its Levinson electronics. These speakers would be designed using pure science and only released to market when proven to out-perform the competition in double-blind listening tests. We know that brand today as Revel.
Revel currently offers three product lines, Concerta, Performa and Ultima2. I have been afforded the opportunity to sample the Performa models for this review. Covering the main speaker duties is the F52 tower. The center channel is the C52, and the surround positions are filled by the S30 multi-pole. The B15a subwoofer was not available to me so Revel sent me two Concerta B120 subs instead with their slick TX-1 wireless transmitter.
Audio Video Experience just updated the Game Room for all our fans of 3D technology. The Epson Pro Cinema 6010 is an affordable way to bring stunning video and mind blowing 3D into your home.
For those of you asking, what’s the difference between a 3D Flat Screen and a 3D Projection system don’t hesitate to come down for the demo. We have both systems active in the same room for a real world comparison.
The Epson is also getting some rave reviews as seen here:
You can see pictures of the projector and read the blogs from CEDIA here:
Home Theater Spot Archive
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From Residential Systems Oct, 2011 pg. 38
Audio Video Experience, Hampton Falls, NH
How are you pitching projectors to clients that may resist the
idea of using a projector as the centerpiece of their system?
At Audio Video Experience, we create an ultimate video
experience by exceeding the customer’s wildest dreams. First,
we provide a “wow” factor in our media room by demonstrating
how well a 100-inch diagonal Vutec screen looks with
today’s $2,000-3,000 1080p projector. We use Blu-ray or HD
content in a room with plenty of light. Without dimming the
lights, the reaction we receive is great. Then we dim the lights
and shades and the image “pops” off the screen—wow, 100-inch
HD video for under $5,000 professionally installed!
Our next demonstration is our dedicated home theater featuring
a 2.35:1 Vision X auto-masking SoundScreen with an anamorphic
lens. We start our demonstration with 2.35:1 content
in 1.78.1 mode with the masking down providing the customer
a visual of a 100-inch screen in an acoustically treated room,
with a look and feel of the traditional theater, with beautiful
millwork, accent lighting, fiber optic ceiling, and referencequality
electronics, speakers, and projector. The customer is
blown away. At that point, we immerse them by raising the
masking panels and putting the movie into 2:35.1. They now
feel like they are in the local cinema, except now it sounds better,
and the picture is brighter.
Our ultimate viewing experience is something that can be
replicated in the client’s home, and we offer many budget price
points. We always exceed the expectations of our client and
fulfill many years of family enjoyment.
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Over the past few months everyone has raved about the new addition to the Jade and Diamond lines of Wharfedale Speakers. We have these gems on display in our showroom, come on down and listen to what decades of engineering and precision manufacturing can do!
Check out some of the reviews here:
Wharfedale Diamond 10 5.1-Channel Speaker System
First Listen: Wharfedale Diamond 10 5.1-Channel Speaker System
For the budget conscious shopper we also have this:
Wharfedale DX-1 HTiB system
When you are watching something, anything, and the audio is not good, the first thing most people say is that the picture looks bad. The image itself could be perfect, but because something feels wrong with the experience the brain will place the blame on what it can see, the picture. Talk to a system designer about making sure the audio you are enjoying matches the quality of your screen, or if indeed the picture needs help. The soundtrack to any program is half of what you are enjoying; for some people it is even more, so take a moment and look at the options in home theater electronics and speakers. You will hear a world of difference and you will love it.