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The Revelator family of drivers - tweeters, midwoofers, and subwoofers - has represented the Scan-Speak’s top-of-the-line collection for nearly two decades. It has consistently provided the best sounding products that money can buy.
The most recent generation of Revelator tweeters was introduced just a few years ago. The large roll surround technology represented a breakthrough in overall performance, with outstanding off-axis response, high output capability and low resonance frequency. Additional enhancements have been made to reduce distortion and power compression, such as large neodymium magnet systems for high sensitivity, and a careful design to optimise airflow in the chambers.
The new tweeter series consists of a popular dome design, which has since been attempted to be copied by other loudspeaker manufacturers. But no one has ever been as successful as the original Scan Speak design! The Revelator tweeter series also consists of the revolutionary ring radiator design, which put an end to some of the design trade-offs in dome designs. The ring radiator still offers unrivalled performance.
The Revelator series of midwoofers was introduced just before the the tweeters. The sliced paper cone technology represented a breakthrough in midrange clarity and overall smooth frequency response characteristics. The slices are filled with damping glue, which dramatically reduce break-up modes in the diaphragm.
The design of the Revelator sliced diaphragm has also been attempted to be copied. The lack of an application of damping to other designs keeps the copycats from providing a quality driver.
The Revelator series of woofers and subwoofers is the most recent addition to the series. Generally, it series provides much more cone excursion than previously available, a much more powerful magnet system, and 2" voice coils with high power handling.
Among other features, the subwoofer design utilises a strong and stiff aluminium cone design, resulting in an impressive transient response. The output is exceptionally true-to-life, with an earthshaking bass that challenges the listener to tell the difference between the real thing and its reproduction.