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.