Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops;
then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.
Yesterday Ian and I became the proud parents of a pair of Revel Concerta F12 loudspeakers. Wednesday I made an appointment at Natural Sound, and accordingly we presented ourselves there at 4:00 to give the speakers another listen. I felt gratified that Ian’s jaw metaphorically dropped as we listened to the speaker test CD he had compiled. We compared them to a pair of B&W; speakers that performed well but lacked the bass we needed. After some discussion of various merits of the speakers — the salesman got into details about audio filters and all sorts of digital signal processing stuff that made me glad at least Ian knew what he was talking about — we filled out the adoption paperwork, passed our credit card over the counter for a quick swipe, and paraded outside to load up the car with two huge, heavy speaker boxes.
Ian drove home very, very carefully.
The rest of the evening we spent setting the speakers up and marveling over their clarity, power, and overall delightful sound. More discerning ears than ours have sung the praises of these Revel speakers, particularly their exceptional quality for the price. Not exactly a lovely piece of home decor, Ian and I agreed that the fantastic sound quality more than made up for their plain boxiness. We watched some DVDs last night and put some CDs on this morning, and through it all continue to marvel at the difference quality speakers make.