Revel Performa3 Be Series Loudspeaker

Slated for release in the next several months, the "Be" indicates beryllium tweeters. Harman's Todd Eichenbaum explained that all of the drivers in the new series are updated from the original performa series.

"In addition to the beryllium tweeters, the drivers are what we call a deep anodized aluminum cone. The deep anodize forms a very thick layer of aluminum oxide on both sides of the cone, which is ceramic--almost as if it were an aluminum/ceramic sandwich. This gives us very good rigidity and damping--the best of both materials."

In the photo is the F228 Be, which retails for $10,000/pair. Finishes will be based on various automotive colors including Eichenbaum's favorite: Aston Martin silver.