Seems like an enormous price boost for just that tweeter. I doubt most audiophiles (who no longer have much high frequency hearing above 10khz) will even notice the difference.
I bet the cabinets and baffle have nicer finishes as well which might actually be a better reason for most people to pony up the extra cash.
Thanks for your reply to my post. I really like my Revel M105 but was hoping with a move to the M126Be
I would get better sound quality, better sound stage/image and more refinement. I don't want new speakers
just to have new speakers. 4K plus is a lot of money for very little change in SQ.
My listening room(13x20 ft.) is my living room, so eq/bass management is not an option. My wife would have my
head if I moved stuff around. What move, if any, would you recommend? I would like to stay with bookshelf speakers
and subs or maybe a small Floor-standing speaker.
I compared my Revel M105 to the $1700 BMR Monitor in my office. The BMR monitor is a huge upgrade in sound and offers a significantly fuller sound to my ears. In a medium size room the BMR monitor is awesome and makes the M105 seem meek.
In a larger listening room I have the F328Be. It's sensitivity is much higher and definitely prefer it over the BMR monitor for a big room.
I really wish they came in at a slightly more affordable price point. They sound like the ideal bookshelf. $4k is just alot of money.I don't have much time, I can add more later.
The M126be is stunning. I was totally prepared to return them if they did not seem truly worth so much money. 1 single session was all it took to make them my reference monitors.
I have the BMR's as mentioned by previous folks. BMRs are greats speakers. The m126be is notable more dynamic despite the smaller size. It is the by far the most impressive bookshelf speaker I have tried.
Completely met my personal tastes. Very vibrant but never ever harsh, brash or etched/grainy.
Capable of substantual clean effortless SPL when HPed at 80hrz. Also sound great at all volumes.
The one thing about the BMR is the super wide dispersion can be really nice, almost like a cloud of sound. It is quite nice.
The Revel is a bit better speaker overall to my tastes.
I'd be very interested in your impressions over the m105. I have the M16 and the M126be is significantly better and quite frankly the measurements don't suggest it by themselves but 10 seconds of listening did. I don't know what else to say...
A good dealer will go below $3k. Quite a bit of margin on these.I really wish they came in at a slightly more affordable price point. They sound like the ideal bookshelf. $4k is just alot of money.