AudioAficionado.org  

Go Back   AudioAficionado.org > Manufacturers Forums > Focal Speakers

Focal Speakers The Spirit of Sound

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 11-12-2018, 01:22 AM
2fastdriving's Avatar
2fastdriving 2fastdriving is online now
Senior Member


 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 5,284
Default

Yikes! I don't know about lamp cord on sopras, but I think your room looks fantastic and inviting. Congratulations.
__________________
--Marc

Audio Research Ref6, GS150 / Esoteric K-01X, G-02X, E-03 / Wilson Alexia / Clearaudio Ovation with Universal Tonearm / Lyra Kleos / Transparent Reference Gen5 / PS Audio P10 Power Plant / Shunyata Alpha / HRS S3 Isolation bases / Roon, Tidal Intel NUC / GIK Acoustics panels
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 11-12-2018, 09:47 AM
mcpaf76's Avatar
mcpaf76 mcpaf76 is online now
Senior Member

 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 397
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2fastdriving View Post
Yikes! I don't know about lamp cord on sopras, but I think your room looks fantastic and inviting. Congratulations.
I was kind of exaggerating about the lamp cord my point being better speakers will always sound better then lower models even with cheap speaker cable the proportional gain with better speakers is far more noticeable than speaker cables and tweaks. I agree, that room looks amazing.
__________________
Living Room

Nad M12 preamp with BlueOS card, VPI Prime Signature Turntable, Lyra Delos Cartridge, McIntosh MC462 amplifier. Focal Sopra 3 speakers. Salamander Archetype rack, Butcher Block Acoustics base, VPI periphery ring outer clamp, Wireworld Electra 7 power cords, Silver Eclipse 7 XLRs, Audioquest Niagara 1000 power conditioner and Audioquest Oak speaker cables. Herbie's Tenderfeet, Cone and Hush Puckies isolation feet. GIK Acoustic's bass soffits and 244 bass trap Art panels room treatments. Sony XBR75X900e 4K TV and Sony UBP-X800 Blu-ray player

Spare Room/Office

Parasound Hint 6 Integrated amplifier, Dynaudio Contour 20's, Bluesound Node 2i, Audioquest Red River RCA interconnects. GIK Acoustic's Impressions Series panels

Last edited by mcpaf76; 11-12-2018 at 10:00 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 11-12-2018, 12:47 PM
Ampteks's Avatar
Ampteks Ampteks is offline
Member

 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Bay Area
Posts: 73
Default

You live and learn, and its all about the experience along the way. I do have some high hopes from what I am hearing already, I went through the master set speaker placement this weekend and they ended up pretty much where they where before I started.

With no sub and no rear port these move the rear curtains with authority. Cables are hopefully arriving this week and will have time to install them after Thanksgiving, I will let you know the results.

As they say you never know what your missing until you hear it and there is always something better out there so the hunt never ends

Mike


Quote:
Originally Posted by mcpaf76 View Post
With all you invested, particularly in the electronics, racks and speaker cables especially, why didn't you just go with Sopra 3s? Would have been a much better yield for your dollar. Could use lamp cord and almost any amp for half the price and get better sound compared to Kantas with literally any speaker cable.
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 11-12-2018, 01:11 PM
Antonmb's Avatar
Antonmb Antonmb is offline
Senior Member


 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Northwest Washington (Mt Baker foothills)
Posts: 6,325
Default

Congratulations on a great pair of speakers and a very nice room setup. Everything I’ve read indicates that the 3s are, at not quite 2/3 the price, almost the equal of the Sopras and a real bargain, perhaps only lacking the ability to play as loudly but having a bit more warmth. They should be ideal for your room. With good amplification and cables, you will have a fantastic system.
__________________
Tony
"Have you seen the stars tonight?"
________________________________
Main system: Linn Klimax Katalyst DSM; D’Agostino Momentum S250 amp & HD preamp; Rega RP10 w/Rega Aphelion; Boulder 508; Sonus Faber Amati Futura; Shunyata Denali 6000T, Alpha NR & EF power, Ztron Cobra IC & SC; Quadraspire Sunoko-Vent T, ISOAcoustics Orea footers, HRS Damping Plates; SonicTransporter i7 & Synology DS412+; Audio Desk Pro
Personal audio: Woo Audio WA6, WA7 & WA8; Auralic Aries Mini, Sonore MicroRendu & UltraRendu; AKG Q701, Shure SE535, Shure SH1540, Westone ES50 Custom, Sennheiser HD800 & HD820, MrSpeakers Aeon Flow C; Various Moon Audio dragons
2nd system: Luxman SQ-N100, Sonus Faber Minima Amator II, REL T-5, refurbished AR XA w/Nagaoka MP-200 & VPI cabling, Linn Klimax DSM Renew, Shunyata Venom PS8 w/Defender & Viper, Nordost Blue Heaven power & IC, Acoustic Zen sc, Symposium Svelte Shelves
Workshop: Vintage Yamaha CA-1010 amp & CT-1010 tuner, Martin Logan Motion 4, Squeezebox Touch, Schiit BiFrost, AZ & WW cables
Video: Sony XBR65X850C; Apple TV-4; Vienna Acoustics Schönberg L/R, Webern center & surrounds; REL T1/T2/T3 subs; Arcam AVR850; Cambridge Audio 752BD; MIT-EXP SC
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 11-12-2018, 01:45 PM
crwilli's Avatar
crwilli crwilli is online now
Racing Hoopties


 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Bluffton SC
Posts: 7,878
Default

Very nice room! Congratulations on your new system. Enjoy it.
__________________
Main room - Sonus Faber Stradivari, JL Audio F113v2 & CR-1 Crossover, McIntosh MC2301 Amplifiers with Stillpoint Ultra SS feet, McIntosh C1100 on Stillpoint Minis, Esoteric K-03X on Stillpoint Minis, Cybershaft Ultimate 2 OP17 on Stillpoint Minis, SilenZio v.2 Audio by -E- Media Server (running ROON), GigaFoil v4, Keces P3 with Ghent PC, 9 M Supra Cat 8+ and 0.65 M Revelation audio ethernet cables.

Other - 2 Stillpoint Apertures, GIK Bass Traps, Vicoustics Waveguide panels, Shunyata Alpha Clock 75 1.5 meter BNC, Shunyata Alpha 1.5 meter USB, WW Gold Eclipse 7 SCs, WW Silver Electra 7 PCs, WW Silver Eclipse ICs; 3 X 20 Amp Power lines, PS Audio P10 & Dectet, 3 Sound Anchor stands, Powerports and numerous Noise Harvesters. Furutech Flex 50, Cable risers, HRS dampeners

TV Room Audio - Panasonic TC-P60GT50, McIntosh MX-121, MC7106, Revel F52 & C32, B&W LM1, Sonos Connect\W4S Remedy\iFI 9V Power, WW & Kimber cables, PS Audio Dectet
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 11-12-2018, 04:20 PM
Formerly YB-2's Avatar
Formerly YB-2 Formerly YB-2 is online now
Retired


 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: NJ Shore
Posts: 5,486
Default

Great looking system. Bet it sounds as good as it looks. Terrific metal furniture & rack.

__________________
Glenn...
Audeze LCD-3 Canton Ref 9K Clearaudio SM Pro Denon DP-80 w/Lyra Kleos, Ortofon Cdza Blk & K-b, AT33R & AT150Ti Kenwood L-07M mono-blocks Mark Levinson No. 383 Oppo 203 Parasound JC3 jr PS Audio Ultimate Outlet Sony ST-J75 Stax UA-7/CF SurgeX XR-315 Woo WA6 Gen 1 WW Eclipse 8/7 Pt, Au, Ag, Mini(x2), Starlight & Nano
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 11-13-2018, 12:01 AM
ehmokey ehmokey is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 19
Default

Stunning setup. Love the color contrast. I am sure you will enjoy them for a long time.

What amplifiers did you choose to pair with your equipment?
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 11-13-2018, 11:45 PM
Ampteks's Avatar
Ampteks Ampteks is offline
Member

 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Bay Area
Posts: 73
Default

Thanks all!!

Pair of MC611's with MCD600 and C1100 on the way

Quote:
Originally Posted by ehmokey View Post
Stunning setup. Love the color contrast. I am sure you will enjoy them for a long time.

What amplifiers did you choose to pair with your equipment?
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 11-14-2018, 10:45 AM
jakegt3 jakegt3 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 106
Default

Ampteks - is that your GT3 in your avatar?
__________________
John

Main system: ARC Reference 150, ARC Reference 5SE, ARC Reference CD9, Focal Sopra No. 3, Hsu TN1220 (pair) subwoofer + Hsu 500W amp, VPI HW19 Mk 3, Sumiko Blue Point Special, McIntosh MR7084.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 11-14-2018, 08:47 PM
Ampteks's Avatar
Ampteks Ampteks is offline
Member

 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Bay Area
Posts: 73
Default

Yes 11RS White, 08RS Silver. FLT6SPD on rennlist...

Quote:
Originally Posted by jakegt3 View Post
Ampteks - is that your GT3 in your avatar?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Audioaficionado.org tested by Norton Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:41 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
©Copyright 2009-2019 AudioAficionado.org.Privately owned, All Rights Reserved.
Audio Aficionado Sponsors
AudioAficionado Subscriber
AudioAficionado Subscriber
Inspire By Dennis Had
Inspire By Dennis Had
Harmonic Resolution Systems
Harmonic Resolution Systems
Wyred4Sound
Wyred4Sound
Dragonfire Acoustics
Dragonfire Acoustics
GIK Acoustics
GIK Acoustics
Esoteric
Esoteric
AC Infinity
AC Infinity
JL Audio
JL Audio
Acoustic Sciences Corportation
Acoustic Sciences Corportation
Legend Audio & Video
Legend Audio & Video
Audio by E
Audio by E
Canton
Canton
Bryston
Bryston
WireWorld Cables
WireWorld Cables
Stillpoints
Stillpoints
Bricasti Design
Bricasti Design
Furutech
Furutech
Shunyata Research
Shunyata Research
Accuphase
Accuphase