I haven't ever heard Revels but I wondered if I'd dislike them due to excessive "neutrality" which I consider to be a fault of my Infinity Intermezzos (i.e. "clinical" or "sterile" sound)\n\nI've heard Salon's quite a few times and they've never sounded 'sterile'. Tonally they are a well balanced speaker with a pristine treble. \n\nAll I know is I liked my B&Ws better than my Infinitys for music and that's what I attributed the difference to.\n\nMost B&W's are tilted slightly to the warm side of neutrality, although the new continuum series depart from that formula to some extent. IMO the new 700 series is really outstanding. Perhaps slightly bright in the treble but outstanding detail and resolution.