Revel Ultima Salon2 loudspeaker Specifications

Sidebar 1: Specifications

Description: Four-way, reflex-loaded, floorstanding loudspeaker. Drive units: 1" (25mm) beryllium-dome tweeter, 4" (102mm) inverted titanium-dome midrange driver, 6.5" (185mm) titanium-cone midbass driver, three 8" (210mm) aluminum-cone woofers. Crossover frequencies: 150Hz, 575Hz, 2.3kHz. Frequency response: 23Hz–45kHz, ±3dB. In-room response relative to target response: ±0.5dB, 29Hz–18kHz. Listening window (on-axis) response: ±1.0dB, 26Hz–20kHz. Low-frequency extension: –3dB at 23Hz, –6dB at 20Hz, –10dB at 17Hz. Sensitivity: 86.4dB SPL/2.83V/m (4 pi anechoic). Impedance: 6 ohms nominal, 3.7 ohms minimum at 90Hz. Recommended power: not given. Controls: Tweeter Level, Low-Frequency Compensation.
Dimensions: 53.25" (1353mm) H by 14" (356mm) W by 23" (584mm) D. Shipping weight: 178 lbs (80.7kg). Adjustable combination spike/glides add 1.5" (38mm) H.
Finishes: High-gloss black or mahogany veneer.
Serial Numbers Of Units Reviewed: 0343, 0344.
Price: $22,000/pair. Approximate number of dealers: 40.
Manufacturer: Revel, 3 Oak Park Drive, Bedford, MA 01730-1413. Tel: (781) 280-0300. Fax: (781) 280-0490. Web:

Theodor's picture

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)?

JRT's picture

Take a look at what Kal Rubinson, Jim Austin, and Larry Greenhill are using as reference loudspeakers in their own systems. Kal discussed his recent change from B&W 801D in a recent column, and you can see the others' loudspeakers in associated equipment in their relatively recent reviews.

They seem to be using Revel Ultima/Ultima2 Studio2, and are not using GoldenEar Tritons.

As for you choice in amplifiers, you should know that a pair of Benchmark Media AHB2 bridged as monoblocks would play cleaner with lower noise and lower distortion across the full audible spectrum for less money than the McIntosh MC462.

Jim Austin's picture
The GoldenEar Triton Reference is a fine speaker, but speakers with powered woofers/subs are not practical for reviewers. Jim Austin, Editor Stereophile