A high-performance 3-channel speaker with a "sound bar" look
These days, most sound bars on the market are designed to "go it alone" — they're self-contained systems with built-in amplification and connections for your TV. Think of Revel's Concerta LCR8 not so much as a sound bar, but as a high-end home theater speaker that impersonates one.
This passive loudspeaker takes the place of the front three speakers in a traditional home theater setup. Left, center, and right channels are combined into a single, sleek aluminum bar that mounts on your wall or sits on your TV stand. The LCR8 is designed to work with a home theater receiver. It's a great option for folks who want a neat, clean-looking system that can delivers enthusiast-level performance.
A scientific approach to great sound
During development, Revel's engineers evaluated the LCR8 in a variety of on- and near-wall installations, measuring the on- and off-axis response in an anechoic chamber from dozens of different listening angles. They balanced that with a series of double blind listening tests performed by a panel of experts in the company's Multichannel Listening Lab. The LCR8 consistently delivered flat frequency response across an exceptionally wide listening area. That translates to clean, accurate sound in real-world listening rooms.
Room-filling sound from a total of nine drivers
The LCR8 uses two woofers and one tweeter for each of its three channels — left, center, and right. The woofers and tweeters are both made of Micro Ceramic Composite (MCC), a proprietary material created by anodizing both sides of an aluminum core. This adds strength and stiffness, but very little weight, which is exactly what you want for accurate sound reproduction.
Build a complete Revel system
To complete your home theater system, you'll definitely want to add surround speakers. And a powered subwoofer is all-important for great home theater sound, too — this speaker plays loud and clear, but it's not designed to cover the bass frequencies by itself.
Recommended surround speakers: Revel Concerta M8
Recommended subwoofer: Revel Concerta2 B10
Who is Revel?
Revel is one of the high-performance audio companies of global electronics giant Harman International. Since 1996, Revel has used cutting-edge design tools and one-of-a-kind testing facilities to develop speakers that measure well and sound amazing. The intensive design work happens at Harman's state-of-the-art speaker R & D facility in Northridge, California.