Who really designed Revel Ultima-line..?


I've been gathering info about the new Ultima2-line, as I hope to accuire a pair soon. I owned the original Ultima Studio some years ago which I liked very much.

Whenever Revel are mentioned anywhere on the net or in the press, almost always is Kevin Voecks mentioned as the designer.

But is he really..?

Read this post from sistercompany JBL's designer Greg Timbers.



"Revel product, specifically the Ultima original and current new models are and always have been designed by Mark Glazer. He began life with Infinity and moved to Revel shortly after it started up. Kevin is Director of Marketing and is involved with final voicing decisions and many other aspects of the product definition, but the acoustic engineering is done solely by Mark."

Isn't it a bit sad that the real designer never gets mentioned in any of the fantastic reviews that Revel constantly gets..?
I mean, when say a Thiel gets reviewed, Jim Thiel is always noted..if it's a Wilson, then Dave Wilson gets due credit..

Is this important..? I think so. This is Revel Speakers, ranked by many as the worlds finest. Give the credit to the guy who really deserves it.
Interesting post and I agree with giving credit to all involved; however, what we hear from companies, especially enormous ones like Revel(Harman) is precisely what they feel is most appropriate for their overall marketing statagy, nothing less or more.
A special,respectful & fond comment on Greg Timbers.
In the 1980's He developed the concept for the JBL 250Ti speakers, and refined it to the finished product- an exceptional 4 way, 4 driver floorstander with the tweeter about 50 inches off the floor and a sophisticated crossover with an overall emphasis on coherence and dynamics.
His overall concept has not only stood the test of time but the overall driver # and presentation remains a de facto standard for outstanding designs of today(even though the bass often uses a number of smaller drivers than the heroic 14 inch one with the 20 pound magnet in the 250Ti).
Even the Salon is virtually a refined copy with an idential driver complement & layout. B&Ws flagship Nautilus also uses the 4 driver design even though the 800 series uses 3.
I still use the 250s with a Spectral/MIT reference system. The speakers have never failed to impress as they revealed even small refinements in sound i.e. the polarity factor in AC enacoms! With cabinet "constuction" improved to todays much improved standards, isolation of the crossover, and currently available crossover and wiring components I firmly believe the overall speaker design would be very competitive today-25 years later!