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Revel Concerta F12 V Paradigm Studio 60 V PSB Imagine T

Just wondering if Kal or anyone else has auditioned the 3 and how they compare to each other... I plan to buy one of the 3 to pair with my Benchmark DAC1/Emotiva XPA-2 setup.. I've heard the Revels and really like them... Never heard the PSB or Paradigms... and I won't be able to audition any of them here in Jamaica before buying...

So do I play it safe and buy the Revels?

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Re: Revel Concerta F12 V Paradigm Studio 60 V PSB Imagine T

I have auditioned and reviewed all three, although not side-by-side.
http://stereophile.com/floorloudspeakers/paradigm_reference_studio_60_v5_loudspeaker

http://stereophile.com/floorloudspeakers/psb_imagine_t_loudspeaker

http://stereophile.com/floorloudspeakers/706revel

The Revels would, indeed, be the safe choice because you have heard and liked them. To take a chance on one of the others, you should consider what, if anything, you disliked about the Revels and see if that failing is addressed by one of the others. It would still be a bigger gamble.

Kal

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Re: Revel Concerta F12 V Paradigm Studio 60 V PSB Imagine T


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I have auditioned and reviewed all three, although not side-by-side.
http://stereophile.com/floorloudspeakers/paradigm_reference_studio_60_v5_loudspeaker

http://stereophile.com/floorloudspeakers/psb_imagine_t_loudspeaker

http://stereophile.com/floorloudspeakers/706revel

The Revels would, indeed, be the safe choice because you have heard and liked them. To take a chance on one of the others, you should consider what, if anything, you disliked about the Revels and see if that failing is addressed by one of the others. It would still be a bigger gamble.

Kal

Thanks for the response Kal. I actually don't have any issues with the Revel (other than that the Paradigm and PSB look a lot nicer - a relatively minor consideration though)...

I know my tastes (and definitely my equipment and room) are possibly different from yours, but I'm curious if you had a favourite among the three speakers?

Also I know the reviews were far apart, but do you remember how the bass of the Revels compared to the Paradigms? One of my goals is full range sound...

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Re: Revel Concerta F12 V Paradigm Studio 60 V PSB Imagine T

From memory, the bass on the Revels was the most extended but a better index of this would be JA's measurements since these are objective and not specific to my room setup. At the time I reviewed the Revels, I liked them so much I wanted to buy them and would have done so if not deterred by their height: An F12 in the center would not quite clear the lower edge of my display.

FWIW, I have still retained the Studio 60/3 in that system.

Kal

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From memory, the bass on the Revels was the most extended but a better index of this would be JA's measurements since these are objective and not specific to my room setup. At the time I reviewed the Revels, I liked them so much I wanted to buy them and would have done so if not deterred by their height: An F12 in the center would not quite clear the lower edge of my display.

FWIW, I have still retained the Studio 60/3 in that system.

Kal

Thanks again Kal... Looks like the Revel is my best option...

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