Two-Way, On-Wall Loudspeaker: The Revel by Harman Concerta2 S16
on-wall, two-way loudspeaker delivers an impressive combination of wide
frequency range, uncompressed dynamic range, and low distortion across the
entire audible spectrum. Revel engineers utilize state-of-the-art computer
modeling tools during driver design to optimize everything that affects
performance. Laser-based analysis of the resulting prototypes confirms ideal
symmetry, which results in lowered distortion and cleaner sound quality.
- 1" Aluminum Dome Tweeter w/ Acoustic Lens Waveguide: The
Concerta2 S16 is equipped with a 1" aluminum dome tweeter with an Acoustic
Lens Waveguide. This patented 4th generation Acoustic Lens Waveguide design
improves tweeter to woofer blend and significantly improves off-axis
response for consistent performance over a wide listening area. Unlike
previous waveguide designs, this new Acoustic Lens Waveguide design actually
increases dispersion at the highest frequencies, when compared to
conventional tweeters. The result is a noticeably improved sense of air and
detail, contributing to greater musical enjoyment.
- 6.5" Anodized Aluminum Woofer: The S16 on-wall, two-way
loudspeaker also houses a 6.5" anodized aluminum cone woofer with rubber
surround which offers ideal piston-like performance, eliminating resonances
that would otherwise color the sound. By repositioning the voice coil in the
woofer, Revel engineers discovered they could improve the symmetry of the
woofer displacement and thereby lower distortion. They also adjusted the
woofer's spider progression to greatly improve the woofer's linearity, and
as a result - lowered distortion.
High Order Crossover Network: The Concerta2 S16's high order crossover
network features carefully-selected components that contribute to its great
performance. The high order crossover network blends the tweeter and woofer
together for a smooth, natural sound. This advanced crossover network also
dramatically reduces distortion and dynamic compression for clear sound that
maintains the same quality over a very wide dynamic range. In addition, this
precision crossover network optimizes the speaker's timbral accuracy, enhancing
musical enjoyment for listeners who are anywhere in the room, not only those
seated on-axis to the loudspeakers.
Rigid, Curved Enclosure: The Concerta2 S16 speaker enclosure is
not only beautiful, but also rigid, with curved 1"-thick side walls and extensive
that result in a strong and inert enclosure. This ensures that the enclosure
does not contribute coloration to the sound. A cloth magnetic grille eliminates
unattractive hardware on the baffle and also minimizes diffraction and veiling.
The speaker enclosure is available in a high gloss black or white finish.
Binding Post Terminals: The S16 on-wall speaker features
gold-plated binding-posts that provide secure connection for speaker cables
terminated with banana plugs (single or dual), spade-lugs, pin-connectors, or bare
wire (up to 10AWG). You will need to remove the binding post's rubber inserts in
order to use banana plugs.
Wall-Mount Bracket: Built-in mounting keyholes on the rear
of the S16 loudspeaker are designed to be used with the supplied wall-mount
bracket (mounting screws not included). When used as a Surround or Surround Back
speaker, the ideal mounting height is located at 10°
to 15° above the primary listener's ears.
The loudspeaker's radiation pattern is optimized for use at 90°
to the sides of the primary listening area, or placed directly behind the main
listening area when being used as a Surround or Surround Back speaker.
Applications: By truly being a multi-use speaker the S16 is capable of
acting as a LCR, Surround, or Surround Back speaker depending on your specific
home theater setup.
Position-Independent, Double-Blind Listening Tests: Every
Revel by Harman loudspeaker is compared head-to-head with competitors' models in
a position-independent, double-blind listening facility. True research-quality
processes assure the validity of the listening tests, which employ the latest
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