- Written by Jim Clements
- Published on 09 September 2013
Conclusions about the Revel Performa 3 M105 Bookshelf Speakers
The Revel Performa3 M105's are a clear expression of recent technical advances from one of the world's greatest speaker companies. The benefits of this high level of research, development and implementation become obvious when reviewing the battery of bench tests I performed. These speakers have a flat frequency response curve with good dispersion qualities. They had very low distortion readings when kept within their limitations, especially in the treble.
These speakers aren't just good on the bench, either. In my listening, I found the M105's incredibly communicative with a smooth, natural frequency balance. They are designed to handle higher SPL's with little dynamic compression. This meant that the soundstage retained its width while the M105's offered up one non-fatiguing listening session after another. They also performed well on movies.
I would definitely put these on my short list of speakers to consider if my budget were even as high as $3,000. They are definitely a major contender in their class.