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Old 08-30-2017, 06:39 PM
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Just moved from a Yaqin 100b to a Cronus Magnum.
WOW!
What a difference.
And tube rolling does make a difference.
I can change tubes and hear a difference immediately!
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Old 02-06-2018, 01:38 AM
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I'm drive my Focal Sopra 2 with TeddyPardo Integrated amplifier i80a (https://www.teddypardo.com/amplifiers/i80a.html)- no problem - very like the sound.
For HT setup (Focal Electra SR 1000 BE) I use an Anthem 1020 - amazing and immersive HT sound
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Old 02-07-2018, 06:57 PM
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Update, running the 1008be2ís with a Primaluna Dialogue Premium integrated.
Even better. 4 ohm taps.
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Old 02-08-2018, 10:40 AM
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Running Focal Sopra No2ís with McIntosh C52 Preamp and MC452 amp. Speaker cables are Nordost Heimdall 2. Sounds excellent. The Sopraís are a good match with McIntosh. Iím really, really happy .
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Old 03-05-2018, 03:05 PM
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Just received a Mark Levinson 534 to run my Sopra 3s. The bass has really improved along with the rest of the sound. Even though the sopras are fairly easy to drive I think they benefit from a high current amp.
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Old 03-09-2018, 06:17 PM
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My Sopra n2’s are driven by a Simaudio 700i, Neo260D CD player.
Currently using Discovery Essence Balanced interconnects and Essential Speaker Cables.
I’m planning to somehow use Stillpoints Ultra SS with the Sopra’s if I can figure out how to get the factory spikes out without damaging the Speakers.
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Old 03-17-2018, 09:30 PM
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My Sopra n2ís are driven by a Simaudio 700i, Neo260D CD player.
Currently using Discovery Essence Balanced interconnects and Essential Speaker Cables.
Iím planning to somehow use Stillpoints Ultra SS with the Sopraís if I can figure out how to get the factory spikes out without damaging the Speakers.
I have same issue. I'm also not willing to tip the speaker on it's side or risk cracking the glass base.
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Old 05-04-2018, 10:58 AM
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Focal 1028BE using Tidal Hi-Fi through a Moon 340i Int. Amp. This combo beat my Luxman 550ax and a PrimaLuna DiaLogue Premium HP Integrated Amplifier by a mile. The Moon with the 1028 and tidal sounds very much like the Sopra #2 and Micromega M-1 I heard twice at audio shows. In fact I am re-thinking trying to purchase the Sopra's as I am enjoying the 1028's a bunch.
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I am looking at the same combination : Moon 340i/280D with Focal 1028BE's. Are you getting any kind or brightness/harshness in the highs? What DAC are you using? Having read some comments about the hyper resolution and the tendency of the Beryllium tweeter to get bright, I am a little bit hesitant. I listen to a lot of rock, punk, metal, electronica and indie lo-fi stuff...
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Old 05-04-2018, 01:57 PM
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I am looking at the same combination : Moon 340i/280D with Focal 1028BE's. Are you getting any kind or brightness/harshness in the highs? What DAC are you using? Having read some comments about the hyper resolution and the tendency of the Beryllium tweeter to get bright, I am a little bit hesitant. I listen to a lot of rock, punk, metal, electronica and indie lo-fi stuff...
I drive my 1028BE's with a McIntosh MC252/C47 combo. Excellent resolution from top to bottom. Although it's very revealing of upstream source deficiencies, I don't consider the Beryllium tweeter to be harsh or bright. It's a great improvement over the previous generation Electra line's tweeter.
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