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A five-driver, three-way design, the Performa F52 includes a trio of high performance 6½-inch woofers that incorporate our exclusive Organic Ceramic Composite cone technology, which provides the ultimate combination of rigidity and lightness. Featuring butyl surrounds and high strength magnetic motor structures, together these woofers provide the deep bass response commonly associated with a much larger single driver, along with low distortion and wide frequency response, allowing a much narrower cabinet profile. The 5¼-inch OCC cone midrange driver is similarly equipped, and is housed in its own sub-enclosure within the F52’s elegant cabinet, which is constructed of thick and acoustically inert MDF and features substantial internal bracing for added rigidity.
The F52 tweeter assembly features a proprietary 1-inch aluminum dome tweeter housed in an integrated Constant Acoustic Impedance waveguide, which provides both optimum acoustic loading as well as optimized horizontal and vertical dispersion. The result is a virtually seamless transition from the midrange to the treble frequencies that also provides virtual acoustic invisibility, where the tweeter itself cannot be localized as an individual driver.
As with other Performa models, each F52 is individually calibrated during production and hand-tuned to within a fraction of a decibel to the production reference standard, assuring unparalleled unit-to-unit consistency. Three physically separated high order, steep slope crossovers each feature tight tolerance components, and two pairs of inputs on the rear panel allow for bi-wiring or bi-amping, while a precision tweeter adjustment allows fine tuning of the high frequency balance in exact ½ dB increments. The Performa F52 is available in your choice of elegant wood veneer finishes – cherry or black ash.
|Description||Performa Series, 3-Way Floorstanding Loudspeaker|
|Frequency Response||In-room response; ±0.5 dB from 33 Hz to 18 kHz In-room response relative to target response; ±0.5 dB from 31 Hz to 20 kHz First reflections response; ±0.5 dB from 33 Hz to 17 kHz Listening window response; ±1.0 dB from 32 Hz to 18 kHz Low frequency extension; –10 dB @ 23 Hz Bandwidth -6 dB @ 25 Hz and 45 KHz|
|Sensitivity (2.83V @ 1m)||87.5 dB SPL, with 2.83 V rms @ 1 m (4 pi anechoic)|
|Nominal Impedance||6.5 ohms (nominal), 3.5 ohms (minimum @ 373 Hz)|
|Crossover Frequencies (Hz)||3-way, high-order, acoustic response @ 200 Hz and 2.3 kHz|
|High-frequency Drive Components||1" (2.5 cm) aluminum tweeter|
|Mid-frequency Drive Components||5 ¼" (13.3 cm) micro-ceramic composite (MCC) cone midrange|
|Low-frequency Drive Components||Three 6 ½" (16.5 cm) micro-ceramic composite (MCC) cone woofers|
|Height||Dimensions (H x W x D): 43.9" x 9.5" x 17.5" (111.6 cm x 24.1 cm x 44.5 cm)|
|Weight||Weight: 74.9 lb (39.8 kg) / Shipping weight: 87.7 lb (39.8 kg)|
|Finishes||Black ash or natural cherry finish|
2012 "Editors' Choice" Award, The Absolute Sound
2011 "Best 25 Audiophile Speakers of All Time List", Ranked #16, AudiophileReview.com
2009 "Best Floor standing Loudpeakers of the Year" Award, The Absolute Sound
2009 "Editor’s Choice" Award, The Absolute Sound
2008 Review by Andrew Robinson, HomeTheaterReview.com
2006 Review by Thomas J. Norton, UltimateAVmag.com
2006 "Revel Performa System" Review by Roger Maycock, HomeTheater.com
2006 "Editor’s Choice" Award, The Absolute Sound
2006 "Best of" Award and "Revel Performa System" Review by Sumit Chawla, Secrets of HT & HiFi