CEDIA EXPO, INDIANAPOLIS, IN, September 10, 2004 — Revel is exhibiting the Performa range of loudspeakers. Designed for use in stereo or multi-channel applications, the new Performa models consist of the F32, M22, and C32 loudspeakers. The Performa models benefit from the latest innovations in transducer technology as well as the employment of Revel’s vast engineering resources. The result is a series of loudspeakers that realistically and accurately reproduce the signal source with minimal distortion and coloration.
The Heart of the Performa Range: Advanced Drivers
At the heart of the Performa range are advanced transducers that employ two high-grade Neodymium magnets — one “top” and one “bottom” magnet with opposite polarity. The magnet material is placed at the center of the motor structure, inside the voice coil. This magnetic configuration improves magnetic shielding and reduces extraneous magnetic fields. Inside the motor, a specially designed shield cup secures an aluminum flux stabilization ring (except the C32 midrange driver), which minimizes the modulation of the motor’s static gap-flux field, greatly reducing distortion. Combined with a copper cup in the motor gap, distortions are reduced even further. To dissipate heat readily, the steel shield cup is black-plated, which aids heat transfer from the transducer. A specially designed vent hole in the motor’s pole and small holes in the shield cup also aid in removing heat from the motor’s structure, allowing for high power handling. In addition, special deep-anodized aluminum material is utilized throughout to reduce mid-band distortions. The domes are designed to be slightly larger than the voice coil diameter, so they can be attached directly to the coil, while the spider is made from a high-strength Nomex blend, with geometry optimized for increased linearity. The new Performa transducers produce smoother frequency response and have a unique appearance.
Three Models, Three Color Options, Three Applications
The F32 is a three-way, full range speaker featuring four transducers: two 6.5-inch woofers, a 5-inch mid-range, and 1-inch tweeter. Together, the F32 transducers provide extremely wide frequency response with very low distortion and high output capability. The F32 rear panel also includes dual inputs for bi-amping or bi-wiring.
The M22 is a two-way monitor featuring a 6.5-inch aluminum woofer and 1-inch tweeter. Together, they produce an expansive sound with low distortion that belies the M22’s compact dimensions. Threaded inserts in the enclosure accept the optional M20 stand. The rear panel includes a switch for placement on a stand, or flush mounting in a cabinet or wall.
The C32 is a true three-way center speaker and the perfect companion to F32 and M22. It is also suited in systems that require horizontally oriented speakers. The C32 consists of two 5.25-inch woofers, a 3.5-inch mid-range, and 1-inch tweeter. The rear panel includes a switch for placement above a video monitor, below a projection screen, or flush mounting in a cabinet or wall. An optional C32 stand is also available.
The new Performa speakers can be employed in stereo, as an LCR array, or in a multi-channel setup, and are available in three elegant wood veneers: Maple, Cherry, and Black Ash. When combined with the Revel Performa B15 Subwoofer, an LCR array of the Performa C32 and two F32 loudspeakers, with an additional two or four M22 loudspeakers for the surrounds, make a perfect 5.1 or 7.1-channel surround sound solution for critical listening environments.
Features common to all three Performa models include:
High-performance, aluminum-alloy drivers
Magnetic shielding for mounting near a video monitor
Individual hand-tuning to match within a fraction of a decibel of the reference standard, providing a very high level of unit-to-unit consistency
Radiused baffle edges to minimize diffraction and maximize treble dispersion
Sophisticated internal bracing to reduce audible colorations introduced by unwanted cabinet vibration
Tweeter output level control for fine-tuning
Revel has quickly become a premier manufacturer of high performance speakers for the home market since its launch in 1996. Known for its incomparable sound quality, innovative design, and state-of-the-art engineering, all Revel speakers benefit from Harman International’s impressive research, design, and development facilities.
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Revel is exhibiting at booth #347 during the CEDIA Expo 2004 in Indianapolis, IN.