A better look at the M16 tweeter's acoustic lens and waveguide (shown in High Gloss White)
Small but mighty
You just landed on one of the best-sounding bookshelf speakers available in the under-$1000/pair price range. The Concerta2 series is Revel's value line, but it shares much of the design and materials of Revel's costlier Performa3 models. Matched with Revel's optional speaker stand, the M16 can bring you closer to your favorite music.
A speaker that lets the music speak for itself
The sound qualities you expect from Revel — clarity, accuracy, and uncompressed dynamics — are all right here. The M16's big sound belies its small size. And it can pull off a convincing disappearing act — it's difficult to pinpoint where the sound is coming from. This seamless, spacious soundstage gives a realistic sense of presence to both music and movie soundtracks.
Custom-designed drivers reduce bad vibrations
Revel designs and builds every driver that goes into their speakers. The M16's 6-1/2" woofer uses an aluminum cone that's coated on both sides with a micro-ceramic composite compound. This stiffens the cone to help it move in a more piston-like fashion, and also reduces resonances that can color the sound.
The M16's 1" aluminum dome tweeter sits in Revel's concave Acoustic Lens waveguide, which increases the tweeter's dispersion at higher frequencies, and also helps create a more seamless match between the tweeter and the woofer just below it. The result is very smooth, consistent sound both on-axis and off-axis, creating a larger sweet spot.
An advanced cabinet forms a solid foundation
The Concerta2 cabinet isn't quite as sophisticated as those on Revel's pricier Performa3 models, but its design and execution are more advanced than you typically find in this price range. The curved side walls create a stiff enclosure that forms a solid foundation for Revel's custom-designed drivers, as well as contributing to the M16's sleek looks.
The M16's grille attaches magnetically, so there's no ugly hardware on the front baffle of the speaker if you decide to leave the grille off.
Tested by instrument and by ear
Revel's world-class speaker design and testing facility features an anechoic chamber and the latest high-tech measurement gear. But some of their most critical test instruments are the ears of their trained listening panel. When working on a new design, Revel's engineers set up a series of controlled auditions comparing their design to several competing speakers.
Speakers under comparison sit on a rotating platform, and each model is moved into the identical position by a computer-controlled belt drive system. An acoustically transparent screen hides the speakers from the listeners to avoid visual bias. These double-blind listening tests provide an essential reality check, and help the engineers correlate measurements with what listeners actually hear and prefer.
Build a complete Revel system
A pair of M16s can fill your room with vivid stereo sound. If you're interested in a voice-matched surround sound system, check out these other models from Revel's Concerta2 series:
Center channel: Concerta2 C25
Subwoofer: Concerta2 B10
Floor-standing speaker: Concerta2 F35
Who is Revel?
Revel is one of the high-performance audio companies of global electronics giant Harman International. Since 1996, Revel has used cutting-edge design tools and one-of-a-kind testing facilities to develop speakers that measure well and sound amazing. The intensive design work happens at Harman's state-of-the-art speaker R & D facility in Northridge, California.