thanks, all for the helpful input. I agree that I probably wouldn’t be happy with the bookshelf speakers. Go big, or stay home. Haha
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I will say that as far as sound quality is concerned the new BE line of speakers are really amazing sounding, you might find a prettier cabinet from other companies at the same price but you will not find better sounding speakers anywhere near their price. Once I got my 228 bes I have received nothing but compliments and wows by audio friends that come over to hear them, even from friends that thought they don't like Revel lol. They really do compete with much more expensive speakers, even at 10k they represent a value in today's market place. I am not going to be speakers shopping for a very long time ;)
thanks, Christopher! That's exactly what I was looking for. I suspect you are right about the dynamics, and the small mid woofer.
I was thinking about a set of B&W 805's that I once owned. For a smaller speaker, they are really dynamic. But, I can see your point, as evidenced by my improvements when I moved up the line to the 803N.
I'll keep an eye out for the release of the F226Be. Sounds like it may be a good option.
Hello, I have experience with both, I would say it highly depends on your music taste, the 126 disappears more than almost any speaker I have heard and its tweeter is exceptional. However, it does not have the dynamics that the 208 towers can provide even with a sub, the little six inch woofer/mid and small cabinet just can't compete. I owned 208s, now 228be and had the 126 be in my listening space for a audition. They do have a new tower coming out that is the 226 be and a be version of the 206 so it's a true three way. Good luck, Christopher