PERF F30 Owner`s Mnl rev1
Revel® Performa™ F30 Loudspeaker
TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION...............................................3
ABOUT THE MANUAL AND WARRANTY.................................3
DESCRIPTION .................................................4
WOOFER ..........................................................................4
MIDRANGE .......................................................................5
TWEETER .........................................................................5
CROSSOVER NETWORK .....................................................5
CABINET ...........................................................................5
UNPACKING....................................................6
INSTALLING TOP GRILLES (OPTIONAL)..............7
PLACEMENT ...................................................8
ROOM ACOUSTICS.............................................................9
ROOM TREATMENT..........................................................10
INSTALLING SPIKES.......................................11
CONNECTIONS..............................................12
SINGLE-WIRED SYSTEM CONNECTIONS ............................13
BI-WIRED SYSTEM CONNECTIONS ....................................13
BI-AMPLIFIED SYSTEM CONNECTIONS...............................14
SYSTEM OPTIMIZATION ..................................16
CABINET CARE..............................................16
LOUDSPEAKERS AND POWER........................17
SERVICE INFORMATION..................................17
SPECIFICATIONS............................................18
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REVEL PERFORMA F30
Owner’s Manual
INTRODUCTION
Revel® leads the loudspeaker world in research, advanced
engineering techniques, and unique production processes. The
REVEL PERFORMA™ F30 loudspeaker is the perfect demonstration of Revel’s unparalleled engineering capabilities.
The Revel Performa F30 loudspeaker utilizes much of the advanced
engineering found in Revel’s famed Ultima™ loudspeakers. Each one
has an inverted magnesium/aluminum-alloy dome woofer and
midrange and an aluminum dome tweeter that achieve fully pistonic
performance to yield extraordinary freedom from coloration. We also
use our groundbreaking measurement process to seamlessly integrate
the superb transducers with the high-order crossover network to achieve
a truly full-range sound with stunning realism and superb dynamics.
As a result, the REVEL PERFORMA F30 loudspeaker sets a whole
new standard in sound quality at anywhere near its price range. Its
superior performance, assured by our ongoing research, will greatly
contribute to the enjoyment of music or film sound in your home.
Figure 1. The REVEL
PERFORMA F30
loudspeaker.
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ABOUT THE MANUAL AND WARRANTY
To begin enjoying your new loudspeakers, first read and then perform
the instructions in this owner’s manual. Maximum performance
depends on following all instructions described here, as well as those
found in the owner’s manuals of associated components in your audio
system. Save these instructions for future reference.
REVEL PERFORMA F30 loudspeakers are covered by a limited
5-year warranty, so save the bill of sale to protect your purchase
and aid in any service-related questions.
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DESCRIPTION
The REVEL PERFORMA F30 loudspeaker features a transducer
complement (see Figure 2) of one 10-inch (250 mm) woofer, a
5.25-inch (133 mm) midrange driver, and a 1-inch (25 mm) tweeter.
Figure 2. Transducer and connection locations for the REVEL
PERFORMA F30 loudspeaker.
Tweeter
Midrange
Woofer Port
Woofer
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0 +.5
-1
REVEL PERFORMA F30 Front
Install straps for
Serial Number
xxxx
+1
Front Tweeter Level (dB)
Revel
Northridge, California
Made in U.S.A.
Connectors (with
shorting straps)
single-wire operation
Tweeter
Level Control
Remove straps
for bi-wire
or bi-amp
Install straps for
single-wire operation
Low Frequency Input
High Frequency Input
REVEL PERFORMA F30 Rear
(without grilles)
Combined with an individually-optimized crossover network, this
transducer arrangement results in a superior off-axis response that
provides a large “listening window” and an uncolored in-room
response, even in the presence of strong wall reflections.
WOOFER
The 10-inch (250 mm) inverted aluminum-dome woofer features:
• True pistonic operation for increased freedom from coloration.
• Optimized and shielded magnetic circuits to minimize harmonic
distortion and prevent interference with video monitors.
• Butyl rubber surround for large, linear excursion capabilities.
• CCA (carbon composite aluminum) flat-wire voice coil on a
2–inch (50 mm) fiberglass bobbin for low mass with high
power handling.
• Vented center-pole piece for better cooling and low compression.
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MIDRANGE
The 5.25-inch (133 mm) inverted magnesium-dome midrange
transducer features:
• True pistonic operation for increased freedom from coloration.
• Optimized and shielded magnetic circuits to minimize harmonic
distortion and prevent interference with video monitors.
• Butyl rubber surround for large, linear excursion capabilities.
• Oversized 1.5-inch (38 mm) voice coil wire on a Kapton®
bobbin for low mass with increased strength.
TWEETER
The 1-inch (25 mm) aluminum-alloy dome tweeter features:
• True pistonic operation for increased freedom from coloration.
• Underhung with copper-clad aluminum wire for low distortion.
• Ferrofluid for better power handling with reduced compression.
• Magnetically shielded to prevent interference with video monitors.
CROSSOVER NETWORK
Each REVEL PERFORMA F30 loudspeaker has an individuallyoptimized crossover network with:
• A high-order crossover at 220 Hz and 2.8 kHz to optimize the
on- and off-axis response of the system.
• Filter networks with carefully selected components for optimum
performance with low distortion across a wide dynamic range.
• Provision for bi-amplified applications via removable external
shorting straps on the gold-plated binding posts.
CABINET
The cabinet is constructed of 1-inch (25 mm) thick MDF walls
with extensive internal bracing for unshakable performance.
A rounded front baffle is sculpted to reduce diffraction, and four
cast aluminum feet adorn the cabinet for superior coupling to any
floor. The wood-veneer cabinet is available in finishes of Cherry,
Sycamore, Rose, or Black Ash.
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UNPACKING
IMPORTANT! Do not attempt to lift a REVEL PERFORMA F30
loudspeaker from its packing carton alone – use at least two strong
people to unpack the product properly. To avoid injury, use
extreme care during unpacking. Always stand as straight as possible and use your leg muscles to lift the REVEL PERFORMA F30
loudspeaker. Do not lift it while bending from the waist.
WARNING
Each REVEL PERFORMA F30 loudspeaker is packed in its own
carton with a shipping weight of 102 pounds (46.3 kg). To avoid
personal injury and possible product damage, we strongly urge you
to enlist additional help before unpacking either carton.
To unpack a loudspeaker, perform the following steps:
1. Place a REVEL PERFORMA F30 loudspeaker onto its side.
2. Open the bottom flaps. Stand the unit in the up position.
3. Open the top flaps. Take out the spike foot kit and set it aside.
Remove the top pad.
Figure 3. A REVEL
PERFORMA F30 loudspeaker
with its inner packing materials.
Warranty Card and
Owner’s Manual
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4. Lift the carton off the loudspeaker and set it aside, being careful
not to damage the cabinet. Also, remove the middle pad.
5. Grasping the cabinet on the sides, lift it up and remove the bottom pad. Use caution to avoid touching any of the transducers.
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6. Repeat steps 1 through 5 for the other loudspeaker.
NOTE: We recommend installing spikes after determining final
speaker placement (see discussion starting on next page).
After unpacking both units, carefully inspect each one for possible
damage due to shipping. If you discover any damage, immediately
contact your Revel dealer for further assistance. To move an
unpacked REVEL PERFORMA F30 loudspeaker (e.g., when
experimenting with placement), rock it side-to-side into place,
using caution to avoid touching the tweeter and midrange.
Keep all packing materials for future shipping. In the unlikely
event a product will need repair, Revel will only accept a unit in its
original shipping carton. Using any other packing materials may
result in damage to the product and is not covered by the warranty.
See Service Information on page 17 for additional details.
INSTALLING TOP GRILLES
(OPTIONAL)
If desired, install an optional top grille onto each REVEL
PERFORMA F30 loudspeaker, as shown in Figure 4 below.
Figure 4. Installing
an optional top grille.
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PLACEMENT
Sound quality is heavily dependent on the accuracy of your loudspeakers, their placement in the listening room, and the acoustics of the
room itself. Since the REVEL PERFORMA F30 loudspeakers are
extremely accurate, experimenting with their placement is the most
significant way to optimize their performance in a given environment.
The following guidelines will help you obtain the best results:
• For best stereo imaging, place the REVEL PERFORMA F30
loudspeakers at equal distances from the main listening position
and in symmetry with the room, as shown in Figure 5.
Figure 5. Typical placement of
REVEL PERFORMA F30
loudspeakers for stereo. Note suggested room treatments due to the
primary reflection points.
Absorption Panel
R REVEL PERFORMA F30
Absorption or
Diffusion
Panel
Listening Position
(e.g., on couch)
Absorption or
Diffusion
Panel
Absorption or
Diffusion
Panel
L REVEL PERFORMA F30
Absorption Panel
• Optimum timbre and imaging precision is obtained with the
loudspeakers pointing almost directly toward the prime listening position. Some listeners prefer a wider “soundstage,” which
is achieved by reducing the toe-in angle, perhaps to the point of
aiming the loudspeakers straight ahead.
• Imaging and a sense of spaciousness will improve as the
loudspeakers are moved away from the wall behind the loudspeakers and the side walls.
NOTE: You may then need to move the listening position back to
maintain the best stereo image.
• For more bass reinforcement, try moving the loudspeakers closer
to the front wall or corners (also see Room Acoustics on next page).
NOTE: You may then need to move the listening position forward
to maintain an acceptable stereo image.
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• For best results, make sure there are no objects between the
REVEL PERFORMA F30 loudspeakers and the intended listening area (e.g., a coffee table in front of the listener will degrade
timbre and imaging). If possible, avoid placing the loudspeakers
near large objects, which can cause unwanted reflections.
• Ideally, the listening room should be acoustically neutral, neither producing any distinct echoes nor sounding completely
“dead” and lifeless (also see Room Treatment on the next page).
• After choosing a final placement, add the spikes (and covers, if
desired) as described in Installing Spikes on page 11.
ROOM ACOUSTICS
Listening rooms have a profound impact on sound quality, especially at low frequencies. In fact, a listening room can actually
dominate the sound quality below about 300 Hz. Ideally, a new
room being built from scratch would include optimized dimensional ratios to minimize the effects of standing waves.
However, most installations will be made in existing rooms. In
these cases, your only solution is to take special care in selecting
both the speaker and prime listening locations, which will pay off
in superior low frequency performance. Often the difference
between poor and excellent results is the result of relatively small
adjustments in speaker and listener placements.
The interaction of loudspeakers and rooms is quite complex, as the
loudspeaker and listener are affected by two mechanisms. First,
nearby surfaces, or boundaries, cause large peaks and dips in low
frequency response. These peaks and dips can often range 12 dB or
more. Second, the loudspeaker and listener locations interact with
the standing waves, or room modes. These standing waves, or resonances, also result in large response errors. There are no simple formulas that take both mechanisms into account. Even computer
programs that analyze one or both factors still may not provide
you with the proper speaker or listener placement values.
Here’s where real-world experience counts. We suggest consulting
your Revel dealer for help in determining the optimum loudspeaker and listener placement for your listening room.
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PLACEMENT (CONTINUED)
ROOM TREATMENT
REVEL PERFORMA F30 loudspeakers have very accurate off-axis
response, which minimizes any degradation caused by overly “live”
rooms. However, far superior performance will be achieved by
placing at least minimal acoustic treatment materials at the primary
reflection points. Ideally, special acoustic absorbers should be
placed at the first reflection points on the side and front walls
along with either absorbers or diffusers at the first reflection points
on the rear wall. Short of using acoustic treatment materials, even
simple hanging rugs can be a great help in overly bright rooms.
Carpeting the floor area between the speakers and listener and
placing irregular surfaces, such as bookcases, will also help break
up strong reflections.
Since our ears and eyes are located on the same plane, we can use a
mirror (also known as the “mirror method”) to accurately determine the most important locations (the first reflection points) for
material treatment, as follows:
1. After the loudspeakers are placed, the listener should sit in the
prime listening position.
2. A second person should slide a mirror along the walls.
3. Note the locations at which the listener can see either of the
loudspeakers. These will be the reflection points that would
require acoustic treatment materials.
Using this method, find all treatment locations for side walls, front
wall, and rear wall with side walls taking priority. Where possible,
also determine the treatment locations for first ceiling reflections.
Your Revel dealer can recommend acoustic treatment materials,
and can help determine the best plan for your room. If it is a dedicated listening room, qualified room treatment manufacturers or
even acousticians may be consulted for optimum results.
Remember, properly treated rooms provide dramatically better
results with any loudspeakers than untreated rooms.
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INSTALLING SPIKES
After choosing a final placement, add spikes as follows:
1. Remove the spike feet, lock nuts, and wrench from the plastic bag.
2. Lay a REVEL PERFORMA F30 loudspeaker on its side on a
carpeted area or soft towel. Use caution to avoid touching the
tweeter and midrange. Remove the four black screws that serve
as glides and store them for future use. Start a set of spikes, as
shown in Figure 6. Be sure to thread each spike the same
amount to achieve a level placement.
REVEL PERFORMA F30
(on its side)
REVEL
Figure 6. Installing a
set of spikes on a
REVEL PERFORMA F30
loudspeaker.
Carpeted Area or
Soft Towel
Foot
Foot
Lock Nut
Spike
7⁄ 8" max.
Lock Nut
1 1⁄ 8" max.
Spike
round end
Slip
Cover
or
HARD FLOORS
Dome
Cover
spike end
CARPETED FLOORS
3. Using the supplied wrench, tighten a lock nut onto each spike.
NOTE: If the loudspeaker is to be used on a hardwood or tile floor,
use the round ends with optional supplied covers. Further adjustment of each spike may be necessary due to uneven floors.
4. Stand the REVEL PERFORMA F30 loudspeaker upright in its
final placement position. Again, use caution to avoid touching
the tweeter and midrange.
5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 for the other loudspeaker.
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CONNECTIONS
REVEL PERFORMA F30 loudspeakers can be connected to
your audio system in three different ways: single-wired, bi-wired, or
bi-amplified. Please read the following three sections before proceeding with the actual connections. Also, be sure to observe the
following points:
• Use high-quality speaker cable with a maximum total loop resistance (for each wire run) of 0.07 ohms or less. Use the chart in
Figure 7 below to determine the maximum wire gauge.
NOTE: A high loop resistance will result in mis-termination
of the filter networks, and serious degradation of sound
quality. Use high-quality connectors on the speaker cables.
Consult your Revel dealer as to specific recommendations for
your application.
• Turn off all audio system power before making any connections.
• Read the owner’s manuals that were included with your audio
components to confirm their connection procedures.
• Verify correct polarities (i.e., + to + and − to −) when making
connections. Failure to do so will cause poor imaging and
diminished bass response.
• For bi-wired or bi-amplified applications, remove the shorting
straps on the rear of each REVEL PERFORMA F30 loudspeaker (refer to Figures 9, 10, and 11 on the next three pages).
WIRE GAUGE (AWG)
LENGTH (FEET)
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Figure 7. Wire gauge versus
maximum wire run (with a
maximum loop resistance of
0.07 ohms) for less than 0.2 dB
response error.
NOTE: “Loop resistance” is the
DC resistance measured at one
end of a loudspeaker cable, with
the other ends shorted together.
SINGLE-WIRED SYSTEM CONNECTIONS
For single-wired applications, simply leave the shorting straps in
place and connect the + and - from a single amplifier channel to the
+ and – terminals on the rear of the REVEL PERFORMA F30
loudspeaker, as shown in Figure 8.
REVEL
PERFORMA
F30
Rear
Amplifier
(rear)
Connector Panel
Figure 8. How to connect the
REVEL PERFORMA F30
loudspeaker in a
single-wired system.
-.5
(one channel shown)
0 +.5
-1
+1
Front Tweeter Level (dB)
Revel
Northridge, California
Made in U.S.A.
Install straps for
single-wire operation
Serial Number
xxxx
Remove straps
for bi-wire
or bi-amp
blk
red
Install straps for
single-wire operation
Low Frequency Input
-.5
+1
Install straps for
Serial Number
xxxx
High Frequency Input
0 +.5
-1
Front Tweeter Level (dB)
Revel
Northridge, California
Made in U.S.A.
Shorting Strap
(leave both in place)
Remove straps
for bi-wire
or bi-amp
single-wire operation
Install straps for
single-wire operation
Low Frequency Input
(one channel shown)
High Frequency Input
BI-WIRED SYSTEM CONNECTIONS
A bi-wired system uses two pairs of loudspeaker wires connected to
a single amplifier channel. On the rear of the REVEL PERFORMA
F30 loudspeaker, remove the shorting straps and connect the + and
- of one pair of wires to the HIGH FREQUENCY INPUT terminals and the + and - of the other pair of wires to the LOW FREQUENCY INPUT terminals, as shown in Figure 9.
Check with your Revel dealer for recommendations and possible
benefits for your application.
CAUTION: Failure to remove the shorting straps when bi-wiring
may damage some amplifiers.
REVEL
PERFORMA
F30
Rear
Amplifier
(rear)
Connector Panel
Figure 9. How to connect the
REVEL PERFORMA F30
loudspeaker in a
bi-wired system.
-.5
(one channel shown)
0 +.5
-1
Front Tweeter Level (dB)
Revel
Northridge, California
Made in U.S.A.
Serial Number
xxxx
Install straps for
single-wire operation
blk
red
Low Frequency Input
-.5
Remove straps
for bi-wire
or bi-amp
High Frequency Input
Shorting Straps Removed
0 +.5
-1
+1
Front Tweeter Level (dB)
Revel
Northridge, California
Made in U.S.A.
Install straps for
Serial Number
xxxx
+1
single-wire operation
Remove straps
for bi-wire
or bi-amp
Install straps for
single-wire operation
Low Frequency Input
High Frequency Input
(one channel shown)
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CONNECTIONS (CONTINUED)
BI-AMPLIFIED SYSTEM CONNECTIONS
A bi-amplified system may provide increased sonic performance,
with independent amplifier channels separately driving each set of
high- and low-frequency transducers. You can connect REVEL
PERFORMA F30 loudspeakers in a vertical or horizontal biamplified system without requiring an extra electronic crossover.
VERTICAL BI-AMPLIFIED SYSTEM
Using two identical amplifier channels, remove the shorting straps
from the rear panel; then connect the REVEL PERFORMA F30
loudspeakers, as shown in Figure 10.
CAUTION: Failure to remove the shorting straps when
bi-amplifying may damage some amplifiers.
NOTE: When using two dissimilar amplifiers, connect the REVEL
PERFORMA F30 loudspeakers in a horizontal bi-amplified system (see
next section).
REVEL
PERFORMA
F30
Rear
Figure 10. How to connect the
REVEL PERFORMA F30
loudspeaker in a vertical biamplified system.
Pre-Amplifier
OUTPUT
(rear)
OUTPUT
(one channel shown)
(Optional “Y” Adaptor)
-.5
0 +.5
-1
Install straps for
Serial Number
xxxx
+1
Front Tweeter Level (dB)
Revel
Northridge, California
Made in U.S.A.
single-wire operation
INPUT
Connector
Panel
Remove straps
for bi-wire
or bi-amp
Ch.1
Amplifier
(rear)
Install straps for
single-wire operation
Low Frequency Input
INPUT
High Frequency Input
-.5
0 +.5
-1
Front Tweeter Level (dB)
Revel
Northridge, California
Made in U.S.A.
Serial Number
xxxx
+1
Install straps for
single-wire operation
blk
Remove straps
for bi-wire
or bi-amp
red
Low Frequency Input
High Frequency Input
(one channel shown)
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Shorting Straps Removed
Ch.2
HORIZONTAL BI-AMPLIFIED SYSTEM
Using two amplifier channels, remove the shorting straps from
the rear panel; then connect each REVEL PERFORMA F30 loudspeaker, as shown in Figure 11.
CAUTION: Failure to remove the shorting straps when
bi-amplifying may damage some amplifiers.
REVEL
PERFORMA
F30
Rear
Pre-Amplifier
OUTPUT
Figure 11. How to connect the
REVEL PERFORMA F30
loudspeaker in a horizontal
bi-amplified system.
(rear)
OUTPUT
(one channel shown)
(Optional “Y” Adaptor)
Amplifier
(rear)
-.5
Install straps for
Serial Number
xxxx
Connector
Panel
0 +.5
-1
+1
Front Tweeter Level (dB)
Revel
Northridge, California
Made in U.S.A.
single-wire operation
INPUT
Remove straps
for bi-wire
or bi-amp
Install straps for
single-wire operation
Low Frequency Input
High Frequency Input
-.5
0 +.5
-1
Serial Number
xxxx
+1
(one channel shown –
use for high frequencies)
Front Tweeter Level (dB)
Revel
Northridge, California
Made in U.S.A.
Install straps for
single-wire operation
blk
Remove straps
for bi-wire
or bi-amp
red
Low Frequency Input
High Frequency Input
Shorting Straps Removed
Amplifier
(rear)
INPUT
(one channel shown –
use for low frequencies)
NOTE: If the “gain factor” of the two amplifier channels is not identical, a means of adjusting the input level of at least one of the channels
is required. Consult your Revel dealer for specific recommendations.
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SYSTEM OPTIMIZATION
1. After connecting the REVEL PERFORMA F30 loudspeakers,
initially set the TWEETER LEVEL CONTROL on both rear
panels to the “0” position, as shown in Figure 12.
REVEL
PERFORMA
F30
Rear
Set Tweeter
Level Control
To “0”
-.5
0 +.5
-1
Revel
Northridge, California
Made in U.S.A.
Front Tweeter Level (dB)
Serial Number
xxxx
Low Frequency Input
+1
Remove straps
for bi-wire
or bi-amp
High Frequency Input
Connector
Panel
-.5
0 +.5
-1
Install straps for
Serial Number
xxxx
+1
Front Tweeter Level (dB)
Revel
Northridge, California
Made in U.S.A.
single-wire operation
Remove straps
for bi-wire
or bi-amp
Install straps for
single-wire operation
Low Frequency Input
High Frequency Input
2. Turn on the system power and play a favorite piece of music.
Slowly increase the volume to a comfortable level and listen
from your main listening position. If desired, experiment with
placement (see page 8) to achieve the best overall tonal balance,
image specificity, and spaciousness.
3. You may also wish to further adjust each TWEETER LEVEL
CONTROL. Varying the control will change the high frequency
balance and timbre. Differences in room acoustics often demand
different level control settings.
NOTE: Set the controls the same on both left and right channels.
CABINET CARE
Each cabinet for the REVEL PERFORMA F30 loudspeaker has a
wood veneer finish and does not require any routine maintenance.
Occasionally, use a soft cloth, dampened with household furniture
polish, to remove any fingerprints or dust. Clean the grille by gentle vacuuming.
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Figure 12. Location of the
TWEETER LEVEL
CONTROL and its initial setting
for the REVEL PERFORMA
F30 loudspeaker.
LOUDSPEAKERS AND POWER
REVEL PERFORMA F30 loudspeakers use high-order crossovers
with steep cut-offs to eliminate damage caused by “out of band”
frequencies. Using this approach, in combination with carefully
selected components and transducers, gives us confidence that a
REVEL PERFORMA F30 loudspeaker will not fail, even under
extreme conditions. However, there is a limit to how loud any
speaker can play continuously. A good rule of thumb is to avoid
playing the system at volume levels beyond where the sound is
“clean.” If the sound becomes distorted or strained, reduce the
volume level immediately to avoid damage.
If you are unsure of the suitability of current or planned amplifier
components, please ask your Revel dealer to review them before
connecting your REVEL PERFORMA F30 loudspeakers.
SERVICE INFORMATION
In the unlikely event that your Revel component requires service,
please contact your Revel dealer for immediate assistance. They
will determine if it can be serviced locally or requires shipment to
our factory or other service repair facility.
IMPORTANT: If factory service is required, please obtain a
return authorization number before shipping the defective unit
to us. Call the Revel Service Department at 1-818-830-8777 on
any business day, from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. PST.
• In order to repair the unit quickly, please provide us with the
product’s serial number and detailed information about the
problem the unit is experiencing, especially if it is intermittent.
• If applicable, include a copy of the original bill of sale to verify
the unit’s warranty coverage.
IMPORTANT: Be sure to pack each unit to be returned in its
original packing carton and mark the return authorization
number(s) on the outer carton(s) for identification.
Your Revel dealer can order a new set of shipping materials if you
no longer have the original cartons. Since there will be a charge for
this service, we strongly recommend saving all packing materials.
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SPECIFICATIONS
Revel utilizes proprietary measurement methods in the design and
specification of our loudspeakers. Our research has developed a
series of tests that represent a great leap forward in making measurements that dramatically contribute to our goal of accurately
reproducing music or film.
Sensitivity:
87 dB SPL, with 2.83 Vrms @ 1 m
(4 pi anechoic)
Sensitivity provides an indication of how much amplifier power is
required for the loudspeaker to play at satisfactory volume levels.
This conservatively-rated specification indicates moderate sensitivity
and denotes that a REVEL PERFORMA F30 loudspeaker does not
require huge amplifiers to achieve realistic levels in all but the
largest rooms.
Impedance:
6 ohms (nominal), 3 ohms (minimum)
Impedance indicates whether the speaker system presents a
“hard” or “easy” load on the amplifier. A minimum impedance
value of 3 ohms, together with moderate phase angles, signifies
that any competently-designed amplifier can easily drive a
REVEL PERFORMA F30 loudspeaker.
Filters (Crossover):
3-way, 24 dB per octave, (4th-order) acoustic
response at 220 Hz and 2.8 kHz
The steep filter slopes ensure good acoustical behavior in the crossover regions, with a minimum of acoustical interference, along with
low distortion and wide dynamic range. The filters feature specially
selected components. Woofer and tweeter filter boards are physically
independent and include a provision for bi-amping or bi-wiring.
Frequency Responses:
In-Room Response;
+ 1 dB from 33 Hz to 16 kHz
In-room response is a breakthrough measurement that, in a single
curve, closely correlates to sound quality and has been a goal of
loudspeaker engineers for years. Research, and simple observation,
reveals that ubiquitous “on-axis” response curves often cannot distinguish between two loudspeakers with radically different sound quality. This specification for the REVEL PERFORMA F30 loudspeaker is even more powerful when it is taken in context with the other
measurements presented here.
In-Room Response Relative to Target Response;
+ 0.75 dB from 34 Hz to 20 kHz
A target response is the ideal response goal and is not flat at the frequency extremes and is used when the ideal reference is not a “flat”
line. A target response must be tailored to the loudspeaker’s intended
application and takes into account the acoustic impact of the loudspeaker’s location, such as freestanding, or placement near a wall.
First-Reflections Response;
+ 1 dB from 33 Hz to 15 kHz
First reflections response is a measure of the response a listener
hears that is contributed by the first reflections from the walls,
floor, and ceiling. This superb specification indicates that REVEL
PERFORMA F30 loudspeaker will remain accurate, even in the
presence of strong reflections.
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Frequency Responses:
(continued)
Listening Window Response;
+ 1.5 dB from 31 Hz to 16 kHz
This improved “on-axis” measurement reduces the visual confusion
of inaudible local interference, yet still retains full accuracy without
using “spectral smoothing” which results in significant data loss.
Low Frequency Extension;
-10 dB @ 20 Hz, -6 dB @ 24 Hz, and
-3 dB @ 30 Hz
Studies have shown that the -10 dB low frequency extension specification is the one that best correlates to controlled listening tests.
At low frequencies, most loudspeaker/room combinations will
exhibit significant “room gain”, which is an increasing rise in level
as frequencies decrease. In addition, the -10 dB specification reflects
the steepness (i.e., order) of the low-frequency roll-off, which is not
significantly indicated in -3 dB specifications.
45 1⁄ 4"H x 14 3 ⁄ 8"W x 15 15⁄ 16" D (no top grille)
1,149 mm H x 366 mm W x 405 mm D
(includes feet – see Figure 13 below)
Dimensions:
46"H x 14 3 ⁄ 8"W x 16 7⁄ 16" D (with top grille)
1,168 mm H x 366 mm W x 417 mm D
(includes feet and spikes – see Figure 13 below)
Weight:
90 lb. (41 kg) net (without packing)
Revel, a division of Madrigal Audio Laboratories, constantly strives to update and improve existing products, as
well as create new ones. Therefore the specifications and construction details in this and related Revel publications
are subject to change without notice. Kapton is a registered trademark of the E.I. du Pont de Nemours Company.
Performa and Ultima are trademarks and Revel is a registered trademark of Harman International Industries, Inc.
© Harman International, 2000.
14-3 ⁄4" (375 mm)
12" (305 mm)
13-1⁄2" (343 mm)
Figure 13. Overall dimensions
for the REVEL PERFORMA
F30 loudspeaker
(without top grille).
REVEL
44"
(1118 mm)
45-1⁄4"
(1149 mm)
46"
(1168 mm)
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14-11⁄ 16" (373 mm)
2" (51 mm)
14-3 ⁄ 8" (366 mm)
15-15 ⁄ 16" (405 mm)
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