HARMAN Luxury Audio Group, headquartered in Northridge, California, offers advanced high-performance audio systems with award-winning products from JBL, Mark Levinson, Revel, and ARCAM, delivering pure, uncompromised sound.
HARMAN Luxury Audio Group introduces the PerformaBe Architectural Series, featuring advanced Acoustic Lens waveguides and patented Revel DNA, allowing for mixed performance in various systems.
The Revel PerformaBe Loudspeaker Line with the new Architectural Series provides audiophiles and home theater enthusiasts with a premium audio solution that combines high-quality components, advanced technology, and versatile installation options for an exceptional listening experience.
HARMAN Luxury Audio Group today announced the latest addition to the Revel PerformaBe line of loudspeakers: the PerformaBe Architectural Series. These high-end architectural loudspeakers utilize the same beryllium dome tweeters, advanced Acoustic Lens waveguides, and patented Revel DNA for which the PerformaBe line is known. The result is a shared sonic signature that allows PerformaBe architectural, floorstanding, and bookshelf loudspeakers to be mixed in a system. The Architectural Series will make its debut in booth 2512 at CEDIA Expo 2023, taking place Sept. 7-9 in Denver, Colorado.
“For two-channel hi-fi, home theaters, and whole-home audio distribution, our new Revel flagship architectural loudspeaker series is designed to deliver the renowned PerformaBe sound in a custom installation solution,” said Jim Garrett, Senior Director, Product Strategy and Planning, HARMAN Luxury Audio Group. “And since all PerformaBe speakers utilize the same patented technology, architectural, floorstanding, and bookshelf loudspeakers can be mixed and matched in a single system without sacrificing audio quality.”
The PerformaBe Architectural Series consists of three in-wall models — the 2-way 6.5-inch W126Be, 2-way dual 6.5-inch W226Be, and 3-way dual 8-inch W228Be — and one in-ceiling model: the 2-way 8-inch C128Be. At the heart of the speakers’ pristine sound lies a 1-inch beryllium tweeter driven by a powerful ferrite motor assembly. The tweeter and ceramic-coated, cast-aluminum Acoustic Lens waveguide seamlessly integrate with the directivity of the speakers’ Deep Ceramic Composite (DCC™) aluminum woofer and mid-frequency driver cones for greater bandwidth, less compression, improved dynamic range, reduced distortion, and increased power handling. A high-order crossover design allows the smallest nuances and details from music to be heard and includes a high-frequency attenuation switch to further tailor the sound to the room.
The W126Be is an in-wall version of the M126Be bookshelf loudspeaker and shares the same 6.5-inch 2-way design as its in-room counterpart. With a compact footprint, the W126Be works equally as well as a two-channel hi-fi music loudspeaker or as a surround channel loudspeaker in a system with its larger siblings. Stepping up in the range, the W226Be is a dual 6.5-inch 2-way LCR version of the smaller W126Be, making it the ideal solution for front channel usage in a custom-installed home theater system, or as an in-wall center channel companion to the F226Be or M126Be in-room loudspeakers. The C128Be 8-inch 2-way in-ceiling model offers a solution for impeccable high-resolution sound in a whole-home distributed audio system, or it can be deployed as an in-ceiling surround or height channel in a custom installed home theater system.
The largest model in the range — the W228Be — shares an identical dual 8-inch 3-way driver configuration with the award-winning F228Be floorstanding loudspeaker, but with the tweeter and midrange drivers mounted on a rotatable module located in the center of the baffle between the two woofers. This allows the W228Be to be used either vertically as a main channel loudspeaker, or horizontally as a center channel when the tweeter/midrange module is positioned for such use. This flexibility makes the W228Be ideal for use as an in-wall LCR system, or as a perfectly matched in-wall center channel when paired with either the F228Be or F328Be floorstanding loudspeakers.
The W126Be, W226Be, W228Be, and C12Be are each available with an optional integrated back box enclosure for consistent performance and reduced noise ingress into adjacent spaces. The loudspeakers feature a patented Cat Claw mounting system that makes installation far easier than traditional dog leg designs, and mounting depths that fit within standard 4-inch wall and 6-inch ceiling stud bays. Preconstruction brackets are available for all models as well.