you mean the Revel M105 I assume
I listened to the LS/50 Meta's side by side with the EVO 4.2's, although I had to return both just before the Linton's arrived. The LS/50's were growing on me until I took them and the EVO's to a friends to measure and listen to them. Switching back and forth between them and measuring them it became apparent that the LS/50's had a broad dip in the 1k to 3k range. It's not so obvious when you look at Amir's measurements but it is there, and when you can A/B them against a speaker that is a little stronger in this area you start to notice that the LS/50 sounds a little anemic in that range. Their high frequency performance is excellent though, clear as a bell, very high power handling, but at those volumes the bass is quite limited. I also needed more bass range because I wanted to use them without a sub in my library. The excellent horizontal and vertical dispersion you see in the review is apparent with the speaker- they were relatively insensitive to toe-in angle and listener height. I can't say if they imaged excellently.
I really wanted to like the Wharfedale EVO 4.2's. They seemed fast, easy, and not as vertically sensitive as you might expect from a 3-way. The bass output was prodigious and felt like it extended lower than Wharfedale claims, at least to usable levels if not equal volume. Unfortunately I felt like they sounded compressed or messy in the mid-highs when cranked up and it was really bothering me. The measurements showed a peak around 6k that might have explained it but I didn't test them with the peak lowered with DSP to see if anything else was going on. Since I wanted to be able to play them from a variety of sources I didn't want to be reliant on a DSP stage to be happy so back they went. I will say they are very nicely built for the price point. The curves are fairly nice on the eyes and they are solid feeling, heavy, have very nice binding posts, and the wood veneer looks real even if it isn't (I've seen conflicting statements, not sure). My friend definitely thought the EVO's sounded better than the LS/50's, and with DSP or maybe a crossover tweak I would probably agree with him. I really want to hear one of the KEF reference Meta towers to see if they fix that 1-3k dip when they add a bass driver. I suspect I would really like them.
I'm still listening to the Lintons but my immediate reaction is very positive. These speakers are FUN. I quickly got that feeling that you want to feed them all your favorite music that you get when you hear a good speaker. I admit I'm a little uncertain what aspect of the speaker is causing this but I will say they seem fast, dynamic, have good bass character, image well, but also lack some detail that I've been able to hear in better speakers recently. They are sufficiently full range for me to enjoy most music without a sub. I was going to say that they play cleanly at high volumes but then I looked back at Erin's data and it looks like I should be hearing some compression in the highs and distortion in the bass, so what do I know. Maybe that's the source of the "lack of detail" observation, although one of the reviews suggested they could have used a better tweeter (am I quoting Danny, oops?). Maybe the compression and treble roll off are conspiring to protect my hearing at high volumes, causing me not to feel quickly fatigued while playing around with them at high volumes. I will be continuing to critically listen to them for a while but they are looking likely for my library. Would I consider investing in Danny's crossover at this time? No frigging way. Are they better than my Snell E/III's? Not quite. The Snells still have better bass detail despite they slight bass lift and port boominess, and are a little cleaner in the highs with more convincing voicing (tonal accuracy?? looking for a term), however the Lintons are a little brighter in a good way that has me thinking it might be time to finally put my spare tweeters in my Snells as they sound a little soft to me now. Will I eventually sell the Lintons to get something better (and more expensive)? Probably yes. But for now I think I'm just going to enjoy them.