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Old 10-10-2018, 12:42 PM
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It does seem odd that it takes two weeks. Wonder what freight company they're using? Did they build a wall around California already? Please make sure to let us know what you think after break-in. Keep in mind that most Focal speakers need 20-40 hours to reach their full potential.
So to answer my own question:

Florida -> California = Two weeks.
Florida + Hurricane -> California = unknown.

Lots more staring at my system in my future...
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Old 10-30-2018, 02:07 PM
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OK, everything is finally here! Took me HOURS to unpack the speakers and set them up but I am listening to music now. Needless to say that I suddenly felt ill and could not go to work...
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Old 10-30-2018, 02:15 PM
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Old 10-30-2018, 02:26 PM
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Old 10-30-2018, 03:26 PM
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Initial thoughts? Or are your ears and brain affected by your illness?
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Old 11-01-2018, 03:00 PM
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Initial thoughts? Or are your ears and brain affected by your illness?
Ha!
What an experience. While the 802 Diamonds are very capable speakers, the Focals sound completely different and I love it. I have been listening to music on B&W speakers for so many years that it's almost rediscovering my music again.
The Scalas sound clearer, airier, more natural. The mids and highs are spectacular and the bass is super low and accurate. While I enjoyed my 802's a lot, I find the Scalas easier to listen to.

I am still experimenting with placement and isolation, as well as changing some cables (switching from Kimber to Cardas) so more to come.
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CD/DVD: Oppo 205
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Power: PS Audio P12
Turntable: VPI Scout + Cadenza Bronze + VPI ADS
Phono: JE Audio HP20
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Main speakers: Focal Scala V2
Center Speaker: Focal Sopra CC
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Old 11-01-2018, 10:52 PM
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Congrats on the new speakers, they look great!!
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Old 11-11-2018, 03:09 AM
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Looks fantastic! which part of CA are you in?
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Old 11-12-2018, 11:19 AM
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Looks fantastic! which part of CA are you in?



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I am in the Bay Area, Oakland.
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Surround Processor: Mcintosh MX122
CD/DVD: Oppo 205
Amps: Mcintosh MC601, Emotiva XPS-3 (surround)
Power: PS Audio P12
Turntable: VPI Scout + Cadenza Bronze + VPI ADS
Phono: JE Audio HP20
Crossover: JL Audio CR1
Main speakers: Focal Scala V2
Center Speaker: Focal Sopra CC
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Nice, I am in Livermore about 30min out. Maybe one day we can get together.

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