And hopefully, with a modicum of luck, I will get to hear Mike1diver setup in a few days. He is a nice guy and definitely talking straight. More audio here in TN than you could believe.
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Depending on the amount of money you are talking about, pre-owned Revel Studios, in my opinion, are definitely worth the money.
I own a set of Revel Studios, that I bought here on Audiogon. I upgraded from the F30's, which are also a good buy.
The Studios can be a little finicky on their placement, and can be a little bright, depending on your power source, and your room. But they do have high end adjustments for the tweeters. I have also experimented around until finding the right speaker cables; Audioquest Calderas, biwired, seem to work well, compared to the Audiotruth Sterlings that I was using; and that also made a huge difference.
I am using them, now,with a pair of Levinson 33H monoblocks, and a Wadia 861 cd player, and they perform wonderfully.
So my answer to your question, within reason, is "Yes".
Hope that helps.
I'm a big Revel fan, and have listened to the Salons, the Studios, and the F-30s pretty seriously. I think that each step along that price progression makes sense, i.e., that there is good reason for the Studios to cost significantly more than the F-30s. I think the price difference between the Gems and the F-30s is much harder to justify on audio-relevant (as opposed to cosmetic) grounds.
Please check my review out of these new speakers from Zu www.zucable.com We directly compaired the Druids to the Revel Salons on a complete Levinson system. These speakers are amazing! This is a truthful review to the best of my ability. I haven't stopped listening (or smiling) since we did the test.