Revel Ultima Salon2 loudspeaker Associated Equipment

Sidebar 2: Associated Equipment

Analog Sources: Linn Sondek turntable with Lingo power supply, Linn Ittok tonearm, Spectral moving-coil cartridge; Day-Sequerra Classic FM tuner.
Digital Sources: Krell KRC-28, Bryston BCD-1 CD players; Sony SCD-C555ES SACD/CD player; Slim Devices Squeezebox network music player; Bryston B-100DA D/A converter.
Preamplifiers: Krell KCT, Mark Levinson ML-7.
Power Amplifiers: Bryston 28B-SST, Mark Levinson ML-2 (both monoblocks); Mark Levinson No.334, Krell FPB-600c.
Loudspeakers: Quad ESL-989, Revel Ultima Salon1.
Cables: Digital: Wireworld Starlight coaxial. Interconnect: Krell CAST, Mark Levinson Silver, Red Rose Silver One, Totem Acoustic Sinew single-ended, Pure Silver Cable, Bryston balanced. Speaker: QED X-Tube 400, Pure Silver Cable R50 biwire double ribbon, Ultralink Excelsior 6N OFHC, Coincident Speaker Technology CST 1.
Accessories: Torus Power RM20 Isolation Unit, ATI SLM-100 Analog SPL meter. My listening room is 26' L by 13' W by 12' H, with a semicathedral ceiling, and is moderately furnished with sound-absorbing furniture. The left wall has a large bay window covered by Hunter Douglas Duette Honeycomb fabric shades. The rear of the room opens into a 25' L by 15' W by 12' H kitchen through an 8' H by 4' W doorway.—Larry Greenhill

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Could any of you please compare the REVEL Salon 2 performance and GoldenEar Triton Reference especially in the music clarity at mid and low levels (assuming both powered with McIntosh MC462)?