The mark of an elite subwoofer is its ability to deliver emotionally stirring bass without standing apart from your other speakers. The Revel Performa3 B112 performs this duty like a sonic ninja, producing room-shaking bass that blends in seamlessly with your system. Its 12" woofer, titanic 1,000-watt amplifier, and software-based tuning make it one of the best subs available for an audiophile-level stereo or home theater system.
The Revel Performa3 B112 combines a 12" front-firing woofer with a massive 1,000-watt RMS amplifier for incredible bass output (shown in High Gloss Walnut).
An elite performer
The B112 can shake the house, for sure. But this sub really shines by producing lifelike bass with accuracy, control, and finesse at any volume level. It can provide whisper-quiet low-end effects, as well as tirelessly pound out deep bass at high output levels with next to no distortion. You get the best of both worlds.
The B112 provides you with a high level of sound-shaping options that let you customize it for your room. Use the microphone built into your phone or tablet to measure the sub's output (this sub's owner's manual has recommendations for app options). Then connect the sub to your computer via USB, and run Revel's Low-Frequency Optimizer (LFO) software. This lets you dial-in the output settings and frequency curves to customize performance for your space.
The LFO software lets you apply up to 10 independent parametric EQ filters to get the best response based on your sub's location and the room's acoustics. If you're using multiple subs, you can calibrate each one independently to remove bass peaks and dips.
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High-tech driver construction
The B112's excellent sound is partly due to its meticulous build quality. Its driver assembly uses a combination of high-tech materials to withstand mechanical stress. A cast aluminum frame, two-layer copper voice coil, and patented surround material combine for unwavering performance during the most demanding passages.
Revel's Performa3 B112 offers a host of connection options to optimize your setup.
A host of connection options
Most subs give you an RCA input or two and call it a day. But the B112 gives audiophiles a variety of connection choices to best suit their setup. This sub features balanced (XLR) and unbalanced (RCA line-level) inputs and outputs, along with XLR and RCA high-pass output connections. The Performa3 B112 also supports "daisy chaining" in a multiple-subwoofer arrangement, delivering a high-quality signal to each connected sub.
Tested by instrument and by ear
Revel's world-class speaker design and testing facility features an anechoic chamber and the latest high-tech measurement gear. But some of their most critical test instruments are the ears of their trained listening panel. When working on a new design, Revel's engineers set up a series of controlled auditions comparing their design to several competing speakers.
Speakers under comparison sit on a rotating platform, and each model is moved into the identical position by a computer-controlled belt drive system. An acoustically transparent screen hides the speakers from the listeners to avoid visual bias. These double-blind listening tests provide an essential reality check, and help the engineers correlate measurements with what listeners actually hear and prefer.
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.