A superb center channel speaker
When you're watching movies, a great center channel speaker is crucial to the experience — it makes dialogue more audible and enhances the impact of music and sound effects. Revel's C426Be is a home theater powerhouse with a high-performance 3-way design that does all of those jobs extremely well. It can handle up to 300 watts of power, and comes with long and short sets of adjustable feet that let you aim it for best results.
The C426Be is built around exceptional driver technology. The "Be" in the speaker's name refers to its 1" beryllium tweeter. Beryllium is a rare earth metal that offers exceptional stiffness and damping properties that aluminum and even titanium tweeters can't match — speaker designers love to use it in high-end designs like this one.
The speaker's 5-1/4" midrange and four 6-1/2" woofers are made from aluminum cones that are sandwiched in a coarse ceramic coating. This Deep Ceramic Composite coating improves damping and helps the driver array deliver optimized mid- and low-frequency performance. The midrange and woofers are held in cast aluminum frames that help to reduce unwanted resonance.
Clever cabinet design
The C426Be's cabinet features curved top and bottom walls built from a series of laminated wood layers. These curved walls are inherently stiffer than conventional box shapes, and are reinforced by extensive internal bracing that eliminate enclosure-induced colorations. The enclosure features two rear-firing flared ports.
The effect of all this advanced design can be seen in the speaker's impressive frequency response (38-40,000 Hz) and heard in its extremely detailed and accurate soundstage.
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.