Description

Revel Performa F228Be stereo speakers with dual REL T9i Red subwoofers driven by Amplifier: Benchmark AHB2 amplifier (Class A, AB, H)
Digital Analog Convertor: Benchmark DAC3 HGC
Processor: miniDSP SHD with DIRAC Live
Power conditioned by Deepcore 1800 and EQUI=CORE 1100.
Analog Source: Clearaudio Concept Wood Turntable Verify CF Concept MC
Phono Preamp: McIntosh MP100
Digital Source: Technics SL G-700 SACD Player/Streamer
Speaker Cables: Benchmark Canare Star-Quad 11AWG
Isolation Devices: Townshend Audio Seismic Podiums, Platforms, Pods
Power Cables: MIT Z Cord II
bFly Audio PG1+MK2 Turntable weight
IntegrityHiFi TRU-KLEEN, TRU-SWEEP, TRU-LIFT
SPEC Corp AP-UDI


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Room Details

Dimensions: 31’ × 25’  X large
Ceiling: 13’


Components Toggle details

    • Benchmark AHB2
    Solid State Amplifier
    • Benchmark DAC3 HGC
    DAC
    • miniDSP Microphone Kit w Dirac
    miniDSP SHD (“Streaming High Definition”) digital audio processor incorporating Dirac Live®.
    • SPEC Corporation AP-UD1

    This is a lacquer-encased aluminum turntable disc that is very smooth, completely stiff, and is medium thickness (about 2.5 mm). The finish is impeccable on this disc, and the lacquer coating has a very unique hard/soft texture to the feeling of the surface; like an extremely dense, hard rubber if I was pressed to describe it.

    • McIntosh MP100
    Phone MM/MC Preamplifier
    • Technics SL-G700
    SACD Player Streaming device
    • Revel Performa F228Be
    Three way speaker
    • REL Acoustics T9i
    Red limited edition
    • Thiel Audio 1.5
    CS1.5 Speaker pair
    • Benchmark cables
    Banana to NL2/NL4
    • Core Power Technologies Deep Core
    Front End Power filter
    • Core Power Technologies EQUI=CORE 1200
    Balancing Conditioner
    • Townshend Audio Townshend Seismic Podium
    Speaker Podiums
    • Townsend Audio Co. Platform
    Isolation for turntable
    • Townshend Audio Seismic Isolation Pods
    Isolation for components
    • Infinityhifi TRU-SWEEP
    Record cleaner
    • Infinityhifi TRU-KLEEN
    Stylus cleaner
    • Integrity HiFi Tru-Lift
    Auto lift of tone arm at end of play

Comments 15

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Good to hear, I love my 2.3s but always enjoy hearing about a Thiel owner finding a better speaker for their room.  Enjoy the music!

thosb

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thosb I reluctantly moved the Thiels mainly because of the size of the room. The Revels are best in this space. When compared using same source material and chain of components the Thiels are surprisingly very musical and dynamic with the only obvious difference being the mid range which the Revels bring to make the experience unforgettable!

skurra

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Oh No!  In with the Revels, out with the Thiels?!?  Say it ain't so?

Seriously, as Thiel owner, knowing someday I will likely do the same, how do they compare?  If I recall frozentundra also went from Thiels to Revels.

thosb

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Thank you chicagoblue1977 for your kind comments!

skurra

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Very cool room and gear. Love the Black Hills.

chicagoblue1977

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Appreciate your kind comments - easily the highest compliment that I ever received! Thanks, Shankar

skurra

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Beautiful!  Always love to see Thiels still being played, mixed in with other more modern gear.  And the overall room looks wonderful, nice mix of real living and hifi.

thosb

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Thanks rhljazz!

skurra

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Love your room and furnishings.  Looks like a great place to relax to some good tunes.  Interesting choice between speakers and amplification as both reputed to be on the analytical side of reproduction.  Then again, there are no absolutes.

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Thanks Jazzman7!

skurra

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Kudos!  Love both your room and setup ... especially the combination of Thiel speakers and Rel subwoofers ... not to mention the Benchmark amplification.

jazzman7

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Thank you redwoodaudio!

skurra

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Beautiful room.  I'd imagine the acoustics are pretty good.

redwoodaudio

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Hello,
I have Thiel CS1.5s and could not find it on drop down menu options.

Thanks,

S

skurra

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What's a Thiel Audio CS pre as listed?

Never heard of it before as a Thiel owner.  Thanks!

linnie01

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