Revel Previews Peforma3 Be Concept Loudspeakers at CES 2017

Revel by Harman showcased the latest version of its Performa3 F208 and M106 loudspeakers during CES 2017 in Las Vegas.


Revel by Harman designs and produces some of the best loudspeakers in the entire realm of consumer audio. To categorize Revel as a niche, high-end audiophile brand however, would be a mistake. The California company has a wide ranging line that includes home theater products, architectural speakers, outdoor speakers, and value-minded solutions like its Performa3 series

At CES 2017, the West Coast company previewed two upcoming products: the Perform3 Be concept F208Be and M106Be loudspeakers. 

The company says the concept loudspeakers feature its latest-generation Acoustic Lens Waveguides, along with Beryllium tweeters and its Deep Ceramic Composite (DCC) transducer technologies.

“The Performa3 Be concept loudspeakers bring Revel's widely acclaimed Ultima2 Series Beryllium tweeter technology to the award-winning Performa3 range,” notes Jim Garrett, director of marketing and product management, Harman. “The new loudspeakers combine the Beryllium tweeter with our most advanced waveguide and DCC transducer technology to result in unparalleled acoustic performance.”

Revel says the floorstanding F208Be features a 1-inch Beryllium dome tweeter “inspired” by its Ultima2 series of products, along with its 5th-generation Acoustic Lens Waveguide to enable the speaker to deliver, “a remarkably smooth frequency response with extension to 40kHz.” The speaker also features a single 5.25-inch DCC midrange driver and a pair of 8-inch DCC woofers that enable the speaker to accurately reproduce midrange and low frequencies. 

Previewing the M106Be two-way bookshelf loudspeaker, Revel states the speaker employs a single 6.5-inch DCC cone for low-frequency reproduction, and the same Beryllium tweeter and 5th-generation Waveguide combination. 

The company also points out the speakers also feature industrial designw that matches its Performa3 speakers, including curved side panels, rounded backs and high-frequency and boundary controls.

Revel adds the speakers incorporate magnetically attached black-cloth mesh grilles, and a choice of colors that such as a furniture-grade, high-gloss walnut wood veneer, as well as automotive-grade black, white and Beryllium metallic finishes. 

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Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob has also served as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In his personal time beyond his family, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons and Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Binda Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.