Wharfedale Reva 2 Bookshelf Speakers ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️½
List Price: $999.00
My review sample Reva 2 speakers comes in beautifully crafted cabinets in many layers of hand finished lacquer in high gloss piano rosewood.
Absolutely beautiful and top quality, aesthetically pleasing to look at it, also I’m afraid of touching with my bare hands because I do not want to put finger prints all over the beautiful cabinets (white gloves included).
Very well done Wharfedale because my significant other said Reva 2 is most beautiful speaker ever come to my listening room, Also Thanks for not up-charging high quality glossy piano finished cabinets because many manufacturers will add a few hundred dollars for such high quality. In this price point most bookshelf speakers have lesser quality of craftsmanship. I do like the look and build quality of Reva 2 speakers “Solid Five Stars” for build quality.
Out of the box sounded a little muffle but it goes away after a day of playing time, I let them break in for 5 days straight streaming Pandora 24 hour non stop. After 100+ Hours of playing time I sit down and started serious listening section with my music selection by playing Heavy Metal, Jazz, Soul, Pop and many different genre of music.
Overall sound is very good, most standout sound quality is midrange, as far as I have experience with many other speakers in this price range Reva 2 is one of the best in class for that part of music. Tonally accurate, correct timing and presence of richness in overall musical range with 3D like sound stage in my system, definitely must audition against SonusFaber Venere 1.5 and or many other similarly priced bookshelf speakers.
Highs are detail, accurate with good extension, convincingly good, true to source but I would love a little more spacious instrumental notes but I can love for what it is because midrange so good that sometimes I think of Reva 2 as Harbeth P3ESR for budget conscious audiophiles, Bass response is truly good for the size as well, nice and tight quality bass response from 5” drivers but subwoofer is a must for the people who craves deeper bass notes.
These speakers are easier to place in the room, it can even put in the bookshelf thanks to ‘Slot-Loaded Distributed Port’ or I call it “down firing port”, which I think is really great design that I can place them pretty much anywhere as I wish and sonically pleasing to listen to but may sound dark with some recording, so carefully paring with associated equipments will results in very fine sounding pair of audiophile grade musical speakers for the people with smaller room to enjoy their music. I can listen Reva 2 speakers for many hours without getting fatigue and not genre sensitive speakers because I can throw any type of music and it will sound great with all kinds of music.
Reva 2 is sonically pleasing and truly worth recommending to a friend.
Pros: High End Quality Finished, Musical Midrange, Good Bass Response.
Cons: Need A Little More Punch.
YouTube Sound Demo.
Speakers: KEF LS50, KEF R300.
Analog: Denon DP47F w/DL-301mk2.
Digital: Marantz UD-7007 SACD/HiRes Player.
Pre & Power Amp: Parasound Halo P5 & Halo A21.
Cables: AudioQuest Gibraltar 72 DBS, King Cobra, Big Sur & Diamondback XLR & RCA Cables.
Power: PS Audio Detect Power Center, PerfectWave AC-12 & Oyaide BlackMamba-∑ AC Cables.
20Amp AC line.