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Old 08-28-2017, 04:17 PM
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Default 100-200 Hour Break In/At Six Months Were "Awesome"

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@ejr1953 --- I agree that these Sopra #3's take some time to break in. I especially enjoy the midrange and mid-bass sound reproduction of the entire Sopra product line. Do you find that in your experience with your Sopra's?

@Blueoak --- I have really come to enjoy Focal over the years, but I enjoy and appreciate many brands. However if you have an interest in Focal specifically, I would encourage you to audition them and perhaps start with the Sopra product line. If you end up taking a listen, let me know what you think.

All the best!!!
@Questortapes, when I received my Sopra's I queued up several days worth of varied music on my computer, running Roon, at a really low volume, then each day upped the volume a tiny bit, after around 200 hours still not at a "normal" listening level, but I thought that breaking these in "gently" would pay off. After around 200 hours I started listening to some of my favorite albums and was immediately awestruck!

It took quite some time to get the toe in "just right", the room is not the best with its acoustics, especially the bass response, but when I got the positions "just right", the Sopra's had the "performer in the room" presentation I'd never experienced with any other loudspeakers.

When I got the Sopra's "dialed in", I ordered a pair of JL Audio F113V2 sub woofers...and "all bets were off". The bass that the Sopra's had was good, but I've used subs now for years and find they add a dimension that side speakers can't add. But my "man cave" had terrible acoustics in the low registers, adding a single low bass note to the music, regardless of what the bass player was playing!

Long-story-short, I got the bass under control with Room EQ Wizard and a calibration microphone, to help tune the subs and position the 10 bass traps in the room.

Fast forward to the Sopra's six month anniversary, I had a weekend where I hung out for long stretches in the "man cave" enjoying several hours of music each day and it hit me that this system had really "settled down", the Sopra's really seemed to "relax".

For a guy who is oftentimes looking to change this-that-or-the-other, no plans to look at other speakers!
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Old 10-07-2017, 02:05 PM
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My Sopra 3's also in white. Luckily I had room to pull them away from back wall, I feel they really benefit from the space around them a lot.
These might be some of the best looking tower speakers around. Really like these. Well done man!
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These might be some of the best looking tower speakers around. Really like these. Well done man!
Those really do look "Awesome".




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I agree the looks of them pulled me in, but they sound every bit as great!
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Old 03-06-2018, 12:53 AM
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Angry My Sopra n2 setup in a difficult room.

OK....so how do I post a picture of my system? I see no link and when I tried to drag a picture into my text, all I got was a link to something in cyberspace.
I'm an audiophile, not a computer expert and I've had a lot of difficulty using this forum so far.
Does it have to be this complicated to post, read, and reply to threads?

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Old 03-06-2018, 01:05 AM
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I agree the looks of them pulled me in, but they sound every bit as great!
I've got the Walnut Sopra n2's which seem to be a rarity for whatever reasons among Sopra Owners.
I like the contrast between the front baffle and the walnut. The painted colors, although a personal choice seem a bit cheap looking (painted) vs. the wood veneer.

I'd pick either black or red if the walnut wasn't available but I really love the Walnut and Black baffle.
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OK....so how do I post a picture of my system? I see no link and when I tried to drag a picture into my text, all I got was a link to something in cyberspace.
I'm an audiophile, not a computer expert and I've had a lot of difficulty using this forum so far.
Does it have to be this complicated to post, read, and reply to threads?

Steve

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Need to be a 'subscriber' in order to post pic's. Even pic's of speakers as good as the Sopra.
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Geeze, I sign up twice to get my lost password and new username but I can’t post pictures.
That’s not any fun.

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Old 03-09-2018, 03:30 PM
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OK...So, how does one become a “subscriber” ???
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i am sure Ivan will come with a link , so that you can become a subscriber.
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