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Old 01-06-2014, 08:29 PM
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Thx for the feedback guys Any others who have heard these or planning to?
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Thx for the feedback guys Any others who have heard these or planning to?
How about you? Have you heard them?

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Nope. I read a review which was positive on them and I was just curious about them which is why I queried if anyone had heard them to solicit additional feedback. I may seek out an audition and if I hear them, I will certainly report back with my listening impressions.
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Praise be for opening this forum. Finally we can get our utopia talk on. I personally think the Grande Utopia is the most interesting speaker being made today.
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It sounds pretty darn good, too...
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Praise be for opening this forum. Finally we can get our utopia talk on. I personally think the Grande Utopia is the most interesting speaker being made today.
The Focal grande & VAC room @ CES certainly got amazing reviews by the press
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Nope. I read a review which was positive on them and I was just curious about them which is why I queried if anyone had heard them to solicit additional feedback. I may seek out an audition and if I hear them, I will certainly report back with my listening impressions.
I've had my 948's in-house for about 2 months now. I've been living with a pair of Linn 5140's as my mains for over 15 years and I was always missing that kick in the gut low end that the Linn's just never provided. For me the 948's deliver phenomenal sound for the price and much closer to a truly dynamic full range speaker.

Ironic as it seems, with my system clearly sounding better than ever, I now want to upgrade the rest of my system! Looking at replacing my Proceed Amp5 with a McIntosh MC207, then down the line either the MX-121, 151, or 160?? to replace my Anthem MRX. In the meantime, I respect these speakers enough that I'm finally doing a proper acoustical treatment to my room. I expect that room treatment alone will really get me closer to audio nirvana.
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Focal Loudspeaker Forum now




Many years ago ,focal was providing loudspeakers units for both professionnal or consumer market ,Jm lab designed the cabinet as well.

The cottage industry in France until the 90's used Focal loudspeakers' kit units to design their own commercial product...

It was the golden age

this company remains independant not he case for the other french high end loudspeaker product maker like Cabasse or Triangle....(japanese, Chinese)

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So cool Raymond ! Vive le France I've had my Sopra 3's for a month or so now and I really dig them. Have been switching between a mcintosh mc2000 and a modified 2255 and I like the 2255 better. Not as musical but way more "oomph." I will be switching amps to a 452 here shortly, excited to get used to the difference!
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