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Old 07-11-2013, 09:36 PM
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I decided it was time for a change. Been listening to Infinity Enterlude IL50's and Infinity surrounds for 11yrs.! Actually found the receipt. So, I have on order the Focal 726V's and there center speaker CC701. Have not been using a separate sub due to the powered woofers in the IL50, lots of bass. But with the 726V's I will be using a BA RPS1000 sub. I run a Marantz NR1603 and power the fronts with an Emotiva UPA-200. Looking forward to the change. The Infinities have served their time well but I am hoping this will be enough of an upgrade to make it worth while. What do you think?
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I decided it was time for a change. Been listening to Infinity Enterlude IL50's and Infinity surrounds for 11yrs.! Actually found the receipt. So, I have on order the Focal 726V's and there center speaker CC701. Have not been using a separate sub due to the powered woofers in the IL50, lots of bass. But with the 726V's I will be using a BA RPS1000 sub. I run a Marantz NR1603 and power the fronts with an Emotiva UPA-200. Looking forward to the change. The Infinities have served their time well but I am hoping this will be enough of an upgrade to make it worth while. What do you think?
The focal 700 series is very good for the money.
Good choice with the 726s.
I would run Audyssey then not use it- just to check distances and what it thinks of the crossover points, unless you desperately need it. Sucks the life of every system IMHO.

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Has anyone heard the new Aria series of speakers from Focal: Aria 900 - Focal







Some reviews:

Focal Aria 948 | The Ear

Focal Aria 906 review from the experts at whathifi.com
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Old 01-06-2014, 03:30 AM
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Has anyone heard the new Aria series of speakers from Focal: Aria 900 - Focal Some reviews: Focal Aria 948 | The Ear Focal Aria 906 review from the experts at whathifi.com
Truly tremendous. And such a bonus when you look at the price. Folks pay 2-4 times more for speakers that don't sound as good as these guys.

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Has anyone heard the new Aria series of speakers from Focal: Aria 900 - Focal



Some reviews:

Focal Aria 948 | The Ear

Focal Aria 906 review from the experts at whathifi.com
A patient of mine went to the hi-fi shop to buy to pair of B&W 803D, he left with an order of these Focals.
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Sensitivity (2.83V / 1m) 92.5dB
Nominal impedance 8 Ohms
Minimum impedance 2.5 Ohms

Rather annoying for tube amps lovers.
Is that so tough to build a speaker with a flat impedance ?
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Sensitivity (2.83V / 1m) 92.5dB Nominal impedance 8 Ohms Minimum impedance 2.5 Ohms Rather annoying for tube amps lovers. Is that so tough to build a speaker with a flat impedance ?
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