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Old 03-21-2019, 09:45 PM
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Was very pleased with a pair of Focal 1008BeII. With your larger room you might be interested in the 1028BeII or 1038BeII. All are on closeout pricing, being replaced with the Sopia line. Easy to drive and the two larger have 91-92dB sensitivity.
Yes I have been considering the 1028 Be as a potential upgrade. How would you describe the sound of the Focal, warm, dry, lean, etc?
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Old 03-21-2019, 09:47 PM
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Yes, it would. The engineering specification for the Contour line is higher than the Focus line.
Then that makes it a serious contender. I just not wish to side step which I feel I may be doing (±) with a pair of Focus 260. The contour 30 may stretch the budget a bit but I am in no dire rush but would like to upgrade this year.
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Yes I have been considering the 1028 Be as a potential upgrade. How would you describe the sound of the Focal, warm, dry, lean, etc?
Am fairly sensitive to the 'edgy' sound of many tweeters and was worried that the Focal inverted dome would make my 'ears bleed' in long listening sessions. However, that was anything but the case. Never a problem and many, many happy hours with them. Would describe them as being 'accurate' and extended at both ends of the spectrum. The 1008BeII would be the favorite of all the speakers I've owned over many years. Accurate and extended at both ends. And, important to me, sound as good at low listening levels (<80db) as they do when 'rocking out'. That includes both the Yamaha NS-1000 & NS-1000M speakers you've mentioned, driven with the B-2 & MX-2000 amps, which, like so many speakers, fail at my preferred lower listening levels.
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Old 03-26-2019, 10:55 PM
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JBL 4429 $5000

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If I were shopping for speakers right now, I'd be giving Harbeth a long hard look....the new 30.2s

Sublimely natural and musical-sounding.
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Old 03-29-2019, 08:06 AM
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Hi Serge, do you find your futur speakers ???
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Old 03-29-2019, 10:23 AM
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If you like the 1028 be why not check out the Kanta line? Like you I really liked the 1028be, but found them to be a bit rough on the average recordings while the Kanta's have a nice detailed top end that will hold up to the early cd's neither speaker is going to overload a room with bass. Everything out there is worth a listen anymore and the real trick is finding speakers that will sound great in your room.
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Old 04-24-2019, 01:24 PM
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If you can have a look at GoldenEar. I own the triton 5’s and they sound amazing.
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