RevelUltima SalonusedRevel Ultima SalonThey don't make them like this any more! Up for auction is my amazing Revel Ultima Salon loudspeakers, with Aluminum side panels and premium Heather Gray finish. Seriously well made, superbly engin...4700.00

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They don't make them like this any more! Up for auction is my amazing Revel Ultima Salon loudspeakers, with Aluminum side panels and premium Heather Gray finish. Seriously well made, superbly engineered ultra fidelity 4-way loudspeakers from a period of time not that long ago but which some refer to as the glory years of Revel, and certainly Madrigal Audio Labs & Harman Specialty Group.  

Out of the 7-driver array, the bottom cabinet houses three 8” mica and carbon filled woofers, one 6.5” mid bass driver, and one 3/4” rear-facing dome tweeter. The top cabinet houses a 4” titanium inverted dome midrange with neodymium motor structure and a 1.1” aluminum alloy dome tweeter.  

The included framed poster isn't wrong when it says "Hailed by audiophiles and reviewers alike, Revel's Ultima Series sets the standard in loudspeakers." Indeed, one could talk at length about how their on- and off-axis frequency response covers the full spectrum (24Hz-20kHz) and yields flawless in-room response or how their reproduction of the lowest registers is so weighty yet tonally accurate or how their mids and highs are so neutral yet revealing, but others have already described them much better than I can. In fact if you're looking at this listing then you probably already are familiar with these rare collector's item speakers. If not, there are many reviews online. Here is one reputable example:  

https://www.stereophile.com/floorloudspeakers/96/index.html (The Salons were Stereophile Speaker of the Year in 1999)  

The only possible downside to these loudspeakers is the 6-Ohm (with 3-Ohm minimum) impedance rating.  I have been using a Mark Levinson No. 433 (which is rated 200W into 8-Ohms, 400W into 4-Ohms) with great results but depending on how loud you like to listen your amplifier(s) may need to be somewhat up to task to get the best results with these.

This particular pair is in excellent condition, with the only real visible flaw being a small chip in the paint on the top / rear of the upper enclosure of one of the speakers (just visible in one of the photos), but you can't see it from the listening position.  

Due to their extreme weight (~250lbs each), even though I have the original boxes and packing materials (and spike feet and magnetically attached cloth grilles, though I'm not currently using them), I would prefer the buyer to pick these up in person, or meet me within about 100mi of Manchester NH for a cash transaction. If you really want me to ship them, I am open to discussing it, but be prepared to spend >$1000 for any distance of insured truck freight.  

Note: This listing is only for the Revel Salon loudspeakers, though I may be selling the matching Voice center channel speaker which has a black grille cloth and can also be seen in the photos.  I may also sell the Mark Levinson No. 502 AV Processor, however the No. 433 Triple Mono amplifier was custom modified by the designer and I'm planning on keeping it.  Check back here later for those auctions or make an offer.  Regarding the Salons however, It is looking like shipping costs will actually be in the $1500-2500 range depending on distance, so this really needs to be a 'local' transaction.


update: priced to move...

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