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I would try two routes for the Revels which are superb speakers.

1. Solid state - Pass Labs

2. Vacuum Tube - Audio Research

McIntosh hold their value and are well made but the sound tends to be a bit on the warm side and lack some resolution. With the Salon2s you should really hear the resolution they are capable of.
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Had to get one of these Devialets: 



Great system. Been looking at the new Devialet speakers.
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I would try two routes for the Revels which are superb speakers.

1. Solid state - Pass Labs

2. Vacuum Tube - Audio Research

McIntosh hold their value and are well made but the sound tends to be a bit on the warm side and lack some resolution. With the Salon2s you should really hear the resolution they are capable of.

Cool, will try that combo. I would consider Wilson at around that price if the Sophia 3 looked decent or if I had a dedicated listening room. In Cali, at my living budget - not gonna happen for a bit tongue.gif.

Thanks for the advice.

Let's catch up again before I move. Ex BCG and McK can still be friends smile.gif
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Great system. Been looking at the new Devialet speakers.

I would be interested in hearing them they look strange.
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Devialet stuff looks super neat. I'd love one of those amps some day just for the presentation value.
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I would try two routes for the Revels which are superb speakers.

1. Solid state - Pass Labs

2. Vacuum Tube - Audio Research

McIntosh hold their value and are well made but the sound tends to be a bit on the warm side and lack some resolution. With the Salon2s you should really hear the resolution they are capable of.

I would demo a Devialet if you can.

I'm currently running a Devialet 200 with Wilson Duette speakers and the sound is very good. I was previously running Pass Labs XA-60.8 with Von Schweikert Unifield 3 speakers, and I think the Devialet is pretty damn nice. I LOVED the pass amps and my old system, but I'm not missing it. The Devialet is really impressive
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I run CyrusX plus Spendors and I thought that was expensive, you guys are nuts!

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I would demo a Devialet if you can.

I'm currently running a Devialet 200 with Wilson Duette speakers and the sound is very good. I was previously running Pass Labs XA-60.8 with Von Schweikert Unifield 3 speakers, and I think the Devialet is pretty damn nice. I LOVED the pass amps and my old system, but I'm not missing it. The Devialet is really impressive

Yeah, I've always loved the Revels through the years. This was the first time I'd heard them in awhile, so just tried with the one amp across multiple speakers, and loved the Revels the most in that range. Didn't have time to try multiple/amp speaker combos.
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Devialet stuff looks super neat. I'd love one of those amps some day just for the presentation value.

 

The sad thing is the two Devialets I have sit in an AV rack so no one gets to see them.  The remotes are lovely too but I have to control everything through my phone. 

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The sad thing is the two Devialets I have sit in an AV rack so no one gets to see them.  The remotes are lovely too but I have to control everything through my phone. 

I just want to ask, are they genuinely great? I'm talking about the Expert series, not the speakers. I've never listened to them, so just curious.

I remember around a couple of decades ago, the Japanese manufactures of receivers were in a race to lower SNR and basically put together ways to make the tech sheet look great at the consequence of actual sound.
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I just want to ask, are they genuinely great? I'm talking about the Expert series, not the speakers. I've never listened to them, so just curious.

see my post 5 posts up
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see my post 5 posts up

Alright, fair enough, double sold on an audition in a few months.
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I just want to ask, are they genuinely great? I'm talking about the Expert series, not the speakers. I've never listened to them, so just curious.

I remember around a couple of decades ago, the Japanese manufactures of receivers were in a race to lower SNR and basically put together ways to make the tech sheet look great at the consequence of actual sound.

I can't say that they are genuinely great because I am not really an audiophile. I do think it is a good deal for the sound quality you get.  It offers a very clean and pure sound.  There are other brands that offer a more lively sound (that my inexperienced ears prefer) but it's so much more work to put all the pieces together and since I only have one 42U rack, space is limited. 

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