GradientRevolutionGradient RevolutionOriginal owner black Gradient Revolutions. Consistently win best of show awards, an iconic speaker design that produces near perfect sound in any room thanks to the cardoid coax and rotatable dipol...2400.00

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Original owner black Gradient Revolutions. Consistently win best of show awards, an iconic speaker design that produces near perfect sound in any room thanks to the cardoid coax and rotatable dipole woofers. This pair has 4 new woofers, services was performed 1 yr ago. Paypal add 3%  
--  Enjoy the Music   The Revolutions have open-baffle, dipole bass and a coaxial mid/tweeter that is enclosed in a unique way, so it directs 98% of their sound towards the listener, minimizing room interactions.   The bass in this room was perfect... impactful, but not boomy, and fast. There is a section in "The Real Blues" where Ray Brown plays a fast run down to the low E, slapping the strings all the way. This tight combination of high frequency and low frequency information is a mess unless the bass is lightning quick, and I didn't hear it played better on any system at the show.

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Robert E Green

I suppose it’s clear that I really like these speakers, but my admiration goes far beyond simply liking how they sound. To me this design represents a fundamental improvement over most others by directly and successfully treating the problems of room and speaker interaction. In my experience, the resulting immersion in the originally recorded soundfield is otherwise only available in “near-field” listening. Anyone with serious audio interests ought to listen carefully to the Gradient Revolution for the pleasure of it, and also to hear what is possible when a speaker can “ignore” the room around it. You can spend far more money, but you are unlikely to find a speaker (without any special signal processing) that does anywhere near as good a job of taking you to the concert hall. And that is where you want to go, isn’t it?

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Part Time Audiophile

Nice story, yes, but what you should take away from that is that these “bass systems” are fast. Another thing: dipole bass, as Tim explains it, puts 2/3 less energy into the room for a given SPL — which makes it easier to avoid over-loading (i.e., booming), and would go a long way to explain the stunningly good bass in the Waldorf room all three days of the show. So — want 20Hz? Gradient’s got it, no sweat, all day long — and with no room correction. 

The sound in the Gradient room, with everything running, was quite simply unrivaled at this show.

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