From the Audio Files
The Revel F328Be Is Making News
Revel’s all new F328Be flagship floorstanding loudspeaker from the heralded PerformaBe Series was recently reviewed by Brian Kahn of HomeTheaterReview.com.
In summary, Kahn was more impressed with the F328Be than he was with his previous, also extremely complimentary, reviews of the F228Be and F226Be.
Here are a few of our favorite excerpts.
Regarding the listening experience
“I found listening to the Revel F328Be helped me relax and connect with the music, which is perhaps the highest praise I can give any loudspeaker. The speakers disappear into a large soundstage and are capable of resolving details at low volumes but don’t lose their composure with dynamic music at higher volumes.”
“The transition between the tweeter and midrange was noticeably more coherent than the already excellent F226Be and F228Be and more seamless from a wider variety of listening positions.”
From a particular review track, and proud dad moment
“Staying with metallic instruments for another track, I listened to Earl Hines’ version of “Birdland” (CD, RealTime Records). My son plays a low brass instrument, so I paid particular attention to the tuba, which was convincingly reproduced. The dynamics and timbre were spot-on. The piano-playing on this album is something I could listen to all day, since in addition to being enjoyable music it is incredibly well-recorded. All of this is not wasted on the F328Be, which reproduced each instrument with the proper scale, dynamics, and timbre.”
Experiencing a pop culture masterpiece
“If you could not tell by now, the F328Bes impressed me with their handling of music. So much so that when I transitioned to my multichannel evaluation, I started with the musical Hamilton (Disney+). Based on my two-channel listening, I expected the vocals and instruments to be realistically reproduced, and I was not disappointed.”
Read the whole review here.