C208

Performa3 center channel loudspeakers feature flexible placement options and sleek designs, allowing them to blend-in with your existing décor. They deliver an impressive combination of uncompressed dynamic range and low distortion across the entire audible spectrum.

Read More Find a Dealer

C208

Revel C208 low-frequency transducers and midrange transducer feature distortion reduction mechanisms that stabilize the flux field during operation, assuring low distortion even at high listening volumes. These precision transducers utilize ribbed aluminum cones for ideal piston-like behavior that eliminates a major source of resonances that are clearly audible in most other loudspeakers. Their cast aluminum frames eliminate another source of resonances that is common in many lesser-quality loudspeakers.
The C208 tweeter has been created around a newly-designed motor and dome assembly that sets a new standard of transparency for the Performa3 category. The tweeter’s integrated acoustic lens waveguide is based on a breakthrough mathematical approach that accurately matches the tweeter’s dispersion to that of the midrange transducer in the crossover region. This gives the loudspeaker very smooth sound far off-axis – an important contributor to overall sound quality, providing consistent sound over an exceptionally wide listening area. In fact, this new waveguide actually increases the tweeter’s dispersion at higher frequencies.
The C208 are housed in enclosures that are similar to our flagship Ultima2 Series. These fully-curved enclosures feature sleek curved tops and bottoms, which are inherently stiffer than conventional box shapes and are formed with contiguous wood layers that prevent splitting. They feature strategically-oriented bracing that eliminates the possibility of enclosure-induced coloration. These beautiful, modern enclosures are finished in high-gloss piano black, or genuine American walnut in a process (developed and overseen by Italian luxury cabinet makers) that exceeds automotive finish quality.
The loudspeaker grilles are designed to minimize sonic diffraction or veiling and provide a clean, subtle appearance. The magnetic grille attachment method completely eliminates ugly hardware on the loudspeaker baffle, so if you decide to use the loudspeakers without grilles they will look like they were designed to be used without grilles.
To learn more about the C208 center channel loudspeakers, please read the Owner's Manual located in the downloads section.


Highlights

Transducers feature motor-system distortion-reduction mechanisms that stabilize the flux field during operation

Ribbed aluminum cones achieve piston like behavior eliminating major sources of resonance

New waveguides provide consistent sound over a wide listening area

Enclosures created by Italian luxury cabinetmakers

Fluid-model port designs keep distortion low

Advanced crossovers optimize timbre accuracy both on axis and throughout the room

Part of the Series
Learn More

Specifications

Print Specifications

Description

3-way Center Channel Loudspeaker

Crossover Frequencies

375 Hz, 2450 kHz

Enclosure Type

Sealed

Finishes

Piano Black or High Gloss Walnut

High-frequency Drive Components

1” (2.5 cm) Aluminum Tweeter with Acoustic Lens Waveguide

Nominal Impedance

8 Ohms

Input Connections

Dual Sets of Binding Posts

Low Frequency Extension

-10dB@34Hz -6dB@41Hz -3dB@50Hz

Low-frequency Drive Components

Dual 8” (20 cm) Aluminum Cone, Cast-frame Woofers

Mid-frequency Drive Components

4" (10 cm) Aluminum Cone, Cast-frame Midrange

Recommended Amplifier Power

50-350

Sensitivity

89dB

Weight

Net Weight: 52 lb (23 kg) Note: Optional stand adds 15 lb (7 kg) in weight.

Depth

13.8" (35 cm)

Width

28.9" (73.5 cm)

Height

11.8" (30 cm) Note: Optional stand adds 10.8" (27.5 cm) in height.

Awards & Reviews

2015

Stereophile Editor's Choice 2014

Stereophile

2015

Golden Ear Award

The Absolute Sound

2014

Review and "Highly Commended" Award 2014

Hi-Fi News

2014

Review and Award for Outstanding Product

Hi-Fi News

2014

Visual Grand Prix Award 2014 (Loudspeaker System ¥500K - ¥1M/pr Category)

Ongen Publishing - Stereo Sound

2014

Best Mid-priced Floorstanding Speaker

Secrets of Home Theater and Hi Fi

2014

Best Home Theater System

Secrets of Home Theater and Hi Fi

2014

HT System Reviewed - Top Pick

Sound and Vision

2014

Recommended Reference Component Award and Review

Soundstage HiFi

2014

Recommended Component Award

Stereophile

2014

Recommended Component Award

Stereophile

2014

Stereophile Product of the Year Finalist 2014

Stereophile

2014

Stereophile Product of the Year Finalist 2014

Stereophile

2014

Floorstanding Loudspeakers Editor's Choice

The Absolute Sound Editor's Choice

2014

Bookshelf Loudspeakers Editor's Choice

The Absolute Sound Editor's Choice

2013

The Audio Excellence Award 2014 (Category Award Compact Loudspeaker Category)

Ongen Publishing - Stereo Sound

2013

The Audio Excellence Award 2014 (Category Award Mid & Large Loudspeaker Category)

Ongen Publishing - Stereo Sound

2013

Bookshelf Loudspeakers Best Bookshelf Loudspeaker

Secrets of Home Theater and Hi Fi

2013

Bookshelf Loudspeakers - Best of 2013

Secrets of Home Theater and Hi Fi

Related products

F208

3-Way Floorstanding Tower Loudspeaker

Learn More

M106

2-Way Bookshelf Monitor Loudspeaker

Learn More

S206

2-Way Surround Loudspeaker

Learn More

B112

1000-watt Powered Subwoofer

Learn More