Hi everyone, I'm a newbie to TAS's forums. I was hoping I could solicit your advice as well as the advice of the editors of TAS on my question below:
Specifically, I am considering the Revel Salon 2s and was hoping for some advice on what brand/model of amp you would recommend matching with the Salon 2 based on your particular listening experience. I saw that TAS (in the latest issue) highly recommended Spectral electronics (DMA 360 IIs and DMC - 30) to drive the Salon 2s but I'm not sure if this recommedation was based upon (i) TAS critically listening to many permutations of gear with the Salon 2s and concluding that the Spectral gear was the best complement to the Salon 2s based on their listening experience, OR (ii) if TAS's recommendation was more theoretical in nature (i.e. TAS didn't actually listen to Salon 2s with the Spectral gear but concluded that based on past experience listening to the Spectral gear and Salon 2s in independent settings the particular attributes of the Salon 2s and Spectral gear would "theoretically" work well together).
Notwithstanding TAS's recomendation, it seems like many Salon 2 owners have matched the Salon 2s with Levinson electronics, and to this end, I wonder if anyone on this forum has had the opportunity to compare the Spectral gear driving the Salon 2s vs. Levinson gear (in particular the 532 amp) driving the Salon 2s? TAS Editors, based on your subjective listening experience, would you recommend similarly priced Spectral electronics over Levinson electronics to drive the Salon 2s?
Thanks in advance to all!