Honest opinions on my two picks of loudspeakers


So I wanted to see what most of you thought or what your pick would be between the Revel Salon 2 towers and the McIntosh XR100's I'm torn between both with looks and performances with my choice leaning more toward Mac since I'd be powering them with the 452 and the whole matching thing, but I will also be pushing these quite hard at times (rock-metal) and I want a well built power capable speaker for the long haul..I was considering Wilson's as well and have not cut them out just wanted some respectable opinions on my two narrowed down choices we all are familiar with pricing and these two options have a considerable difference between the two so I'm torn which is the better bang for my bucks!! 

Thanks all..
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"I like it extremely loud"

Using speakers with a lower sensitivity rating in that scenario is just asking for trouble.

Agree with tomic601


Thanks @mijostyn, since growing up in a household of hippies and loud music I always recalled McIntosh being revered as one of the best..didn't Woodstock use a wall of them? Anyhow I appreciate your opinion and I do like the look of the Revels for what it's worth. 
Thanks @elizabeth..same response really that I gave mijostyn I always thought they were top of the line? I also always knew they're stuff was expensive but well worth the cost for what you got quality wise no? Wilson's are also up there in price as well which I may revert back to from what I'm hearing about them..anyone have anything to add on the wilson Yvette or Sasha's?
You will need all of that power for the Revels.  Keep in mind that you can blow any speaker if you crank it loud enough.  1 watt of distortion can do it.