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Revel F328Be's Have Arrived! / Contradicting Specs?
Yes good speakers for sure. I am surprised I don’t hear more buzz about them and I think they out perform everything I have heard in their price range.  
Revel F328Be's Have Arrived! / Contradicting Specs?
Ok thanks for the video I missed that one, I will watch it in a bit. I ended up demoing the 328be tonight on a McIntosh MC462 and C49 preamp. First track I pulled up was Chris Jones “No Sanctuary” and I thought wow sounds like there is a sub on...... 
What are Your Favorite Tweeters?
Revels beryllium tweeter are up there for some of the best domes. For me Magnepans full ribbons take it.  
All NEW Paradigm FOUNDER SERIES...Could they be Paradigm's best speakers yet ?
I heard the bookshelf speaker for a few songs. It seemed like a nice speaker for the money but I did not feel like it played out of it’s price range. I don’t expect these to be a “game changer” just another speaker.  
Revel F328Be's Have Arrived! / Contradicting Specs?
Little bit of an old thread but I plan to demo the 328be in the next few weeks (also at Xtend). I am really only interested in the 228be and would be running them off a McIntosh MC462 with two JL E112s subs high pass at most likely 60hz. I have no... 
Can you get proper imaging if speakers are not the same distance from center?
No you can’t but who cares. If the music connects with you all is well. 
KEF reference line revamp ??
Might just be a running change.  
Klipsch Cornwall IV
Worse case if you don’t have a dealer Music Direct and Crutchfield both sell them and have 60 day return policies. They are pretty different so you will know pretty quick if they are for you or not. 
Klipsch Cornwall IV
I have demoed them twice at the local dealer on a McIntosh 7200. I do not get the hype and thought they were kind of meh. They seemed pretty average to me. I felt like the leading edge of the bass was pretty soft and ill defined. We moved them aro... 
Subwoofer Decisions - REL/Rythmik, Pair/Single, Paper/Aluminum Driver, etc.
The a crossover with high pass is the most important part. With a good crossover you can greatly improve your sound. With just a low pass you are just extending the bass (which is fine too...but not as good). Two subs will be much better. One sub ... 
A bit of an epiphany...with humble embarrassment
Good to hear. Another thing to try that is free is toe in. Different angles of toe make a huge difference. Sometimes more than the difference between amps.  
Is louder better?
I find louder better as long as I stay below 90db.  
3D lifelike sound and impeccable measurements - mutually exclusive???
Revel Salon 2 is the best measuring speaker I have seen. I happen to think it sound pretty good too.   
Looking for speaker advice-$10-20k
The only speakers I have heard on your list are the Totem Wind and the Olympica III. I like the Olympica a good bit better. The demos were too far apart for me to give detailed comments but I feel the nova is as good as anything in its price range... 
Sonus Faber Olympica III, Olympica III Nova
Nova III is a real nice speaker, looks as nice as it sounds too. When you used subs did you use an active crossover (high pass)? Makes a big difference.