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Old 01-13-2018, 09:40 AM
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We are going to listen to the new Focal Kanta 2 soeakers.

When: Wednesday 1/17/18 at 6pm
Dinner: TBD

PM one of the members of you want to come or need more info.
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Old 01-13-2018, 02:28 PM
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I'm in!!!

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Old 01-13-2018, 02:40 PM
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Something I can afford for a change
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Old 01-13-2018, 02:40 PM
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Wish I could but I’ve got too much going on.
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Old 01-13-2018, 06:28 PM
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That's unfortunate Steve... I'm sure next time.

So far:
1. Joey V
2. George
3. Ed
4. Larry
5. Steve C
6. Kevin B
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Old 01-15-2018, 10:20 PM
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Count me in.
I just joined the site, finally got around to it.
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Old 01-16-2018, 09:57 PM
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Alright so we have around 8-9 coming tomorrow. Should be a fun night.

Steve C. Is volunteering to bring his esoteric. What a great guy
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Old 01-18-2018, 02:54 AM
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Another fun meet.

It was:
Joey (me)
George
Ed
Steve Cirica
Larry
Kevin

We listened to the Focal Kanta 2 (thanks to Clay at DFW Audioguy!) and initially we listened to Bluesound Node 2 streaming Tidal into a Mark Levinson Integrated (please refresh my memory on the model #).

Then we switched to Steve Cirica's Esoteric K03X.

Then we started to play with my Emm Labs DAC2x Dac using the Esoteric K03X as transport.

Switched back and forth several times.

Rest of the system was mid-hi range AQ cabling - SC were audioquest oak. Analog IC were audioquest wind.

I actually enjoyed the sound quite a bit.

The Kanta 2 gets my approval at $10K.
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Old 01-18-2018, 05:15 AM
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And we ate at Benihana... as per usual a good end to the evening with friends.

But they forgot our ice cream.
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Last night was a lot of fun as usual.

Had never heard Focal before last night. Came away very impressed with the Kanta.
At its price point, very competitive with its peers. Its bass was impressive.

Did not realize we were suppose to get ice cream.

Maybe next time.
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Amp: MC 601 (2), Rotel 1552 (3), Rotel 1585
Speakers: Focal Maestro EVO, HTM1D3 Center, 804D2 surrounds, B&W 805D2 in master bedroom
Video: Sony XBR 75x940e 4K HDR
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