When you think of a speaker that’s going to cost you around six and a half thousand pounds, your almost certainly going to think floorstander. It’s also fairly likely that your going to think big floorstander and anyway, it had better be a good’n at that.
So when we now introduce you to the Revel Ultima Gem I expect your going to think it sound a trifle expensive for a stand mount speaker, until that is, you listened to it.
The Ultima Gem is well named, for a gem it really is. It’s difficult to find a speaker that has more openness, detail and soundstage than this well crafted unit. The sound alone is worth every penny.
But their other forte’ is their looks. As soon as you set eyes on them you know these are not going to be any ordinary run of the mill speakers. Their build is exquisite and their finish beyond reproach.
So they look a million dollars and sound fabulous, surely that’s enough? No? Then let us tell you their final party piece - they can be wall mounted! That’s right. They have been designed in such a way that they can be mounted on the wall, they are very slim in depth, and they come equipped with switchable boundary settings to make them sound at their best no matter what the position. They also feature a treble gain and attenuation to help make up for room inconsistencies.
So why would Revel go to all of this trouble to make such a high end speaker that will fit in such a strange range of places. The answer - they can also be used in surround sound for fronts and rears. Now I know that some of you will be thinking that that seems a bit frivelous, but when you think about it, how good would that be, amazing is the answer.
So there you have it. The new Revel is a real Gem!