The Revel F226Be joins our award-winning PerformaBe series as a compact floorstanding loudspeaker. As part of the PerformaBe loudspeaker line, the Revel F226Be includes a 1-inch (25mm) beryllium tweeter driven by massive 85mm dual ceramic magnets. The powerful tweeter and 5th-generation ceramic-coated, cast-aluminum Acoustic Lens waveguide seamlessly integrate with the directivity of the companion midrange driver resulting in greater efficiency, improved dynamic range, reduced distortion, and increased power handling compared to aluminum or titanium tweeters.
Beryllium – Element 4 on the Periodic Table – is a rare earth metal that is renowned for its remarkable physical properties that make it the ideal material for a high-frequency transducer. Compared to aluminum and titanium tweeter diaphragms, Beryllium offers 4.5 times the stiffness and three times more damping, and does so at only half of the weight. Beryllium tweeters are the centerpiece of the Revel PerformaBe loudspeaker series.
The Revel F226Be’s 5.25-inch (130mm) midrange and dual 6.5-inch (165mm) aluminum cone woofers utilize Deep Ceramic Composite (DCC) cones for improved performance. DCC is a plasma electrolytic oxidation process that uses a plasma discharge to create a coarse ceramic coating on both sides of the aluminum core. The deep ceramic layers sandwiching the aluminum core provide constrained layer damping that push cone breakup modes outside of the passband allowing the driver to maintain ideal pistonic motion throughout its range. DCC cones combine with optimized motor magnetics to deliver improved mid- and low-frequency performance.
PerformaBe crossover networks utilize all film capacitors and air core inductors in the midrange and tweeter circuits. These premium components allow Revel’s world-class engineers to extract nuances and details from music that would otherwise be lost. Combined with traditional Revel high-order crossover slopes and proprietary Acoustic Lens waveguide geometry, transducer integration is seamless.
“The F226Be provides a natural, balanced presentation that will let you extract loads of detail from your system to create an enveloping listening experience. I am very glad I did not dismiss these speakers as only being the smaller version of a speaker I had already reviewed, as they are truly deserving of their own attention.”
– Brian Kahn, Home Theater Review, five-star review
“With the pair of Revel B110V2 subwoofers fired up and crossed over to the F226Be towers at 90 Hz, the sound was transformed. Percussion remained tight and crisp, but now also had power and depth as the drum strokes energized the room and reverberated into it.”
– Thomas Norton, Sound & Vision, Top Pick review
|Type||3-way dual 6.5″ floorstanding loudspeaker|
|Low-frequency transducer||Two 6.5″ (165mm) Deep Ceramic Composite aluminum cones, with cast frames|
|Midrange transducer||5-1/4″ (130mm) Deep Ceramic Composite aluminum cone, with cast frame|
|High-frequency transducer||1″ (25mm) Beryllium dome, with acoustic lens waveguide|
|Recommended amplifier power range||50 – 200 Watts RMS|
|Frequency response||44 Hz – 40 kHz (-6dB)|
|Low-frequency extension||33Hz (–10dB); 36Hz (–6dB); 48Hz (–3dB)|
|Nominal impedance||8 ohms|
|Sensitivity (2.83V/1m)||90 dB|
|Crossover frequencies||260Hz; 2.1kHz|
|Enclosure type||Bass-reflex via front-mounted port|
|Inputs||Dual gold-plated binding posts with shorting straps|
|Available high-gloss finishes||Black, White, Metallic Silver, and Walnut|
|Dimensions – with grille (H x W x D)||41.3” x 9.8” x 13.7” (1050mm x 249mm x 347mm)|
|Cabinet Weight||58.0 lb (26.4 Kg)|
|Grille Weight||0.8 lb (0.4 Kg)|