Revel F208's low-frequency and midrange transducers feature distortion reduction mechanisms that stabilize the flux field during operation, assuring low distortion even at high listening volumes. These precision transducers utilize ribbed aluminum cones for ideal piston-like behavior that eliminates a major source of resonances that are clearly audible in most other loudspeakers. Their cast aluminum frames eliminate another source of resonances that is common in many lesser-quality loudspeakers.
These loudspeakers employ a sophisticated fluid-model designed low-frequency port with identical flares on both ends. This greatly minimizes dynamic compression and port-generated noise, assuring low-distortion low-frequency performance. The front-firing port location expands the speakers’ installation options.
The F208 tweeter has been created around a newly-designed motor and dome assembly that sets a new standard of transparency for speakers anywhere near the Performa3’s class. The tweeter’s integrated acoustic lens waveguide is based on a breakthrough mathematical approach that accurately matches the tweeter’s dispersion to that of the midrange transducer in the crossover region.
This gives the loudspeaker very smooth sound far off-axis – an important contributor to overall sound quality, providing consistent sound over an exceptionally wide listening area. In fact, this new waveguide actually increases the tweeter’s dispersion at higher frequencies.
The F208 is housed in enclosures that are similar to our flagship Ultima2 Series. These fully-curved enclosures are inherently stiffer than conventional box shapes and are formed with contiguous wood layers that prevent splitting. They feature strategically-oriented bracing that eliminates the possibility of enclosure-induced coloration.
These beautiful, modern enclosures are finished in high-gloss piano black or genuine American walnut in a process (developed and overseen by Italian luxury cabinet makers) that exceeds automotive finish quality.
Transducers feature motor-system distortion-reduction mechanisms that stabilize the flux field during operation
Ribbed aluminum cones achieve piston like behavior eliminating major sources of resonance
New waveguides provide consistent sound over a wide listening area
Enclosures created by Italian luxury cabinetmakers
Fluid-model port designs keep distortion low
Advanced crossovers optimize timbre accuracy both on axis and throughout the room
Revel Performa3 F208
Net Weight 80 lb (36 kg) Crossover Frequencies 270 Hz, 2200 Hz Enclosure Type Bass-reflex via Front-firing Port Finishes Piano Black or High Gloss Walnut High-frequency Driver Components 1” (2.5 cm) Aluminum Tweeter with Acoustic Lens Waveguide Nominal Impedance 8 ohms Input Connections Dual Sets of Binding Posts Low Frequency Extension -10dB@23Hz, -6dB@27 Hz, -3dB@31Hz Low-frequency Driver Components Dual 8” (20 cm) Aluminum Cone, Cast-frame Woofers Mid-frequency Driver Components 5.25” (13.3 cm) Aluminum Cone, Cast-frame Midrange Recommended Amplifier Power 50-350 Sensitivity 88.5dB Dimensions (H x W x D) 46.6" x 13.5" x 14.8" (1182.5mm x 341.8mm x 375.3mm)