Instead of asking which one is better, seems like it'd be a better idea to listen to both and see which you prefer since you are the one that has to live with them.
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I thought I'd get that kind of reply of which I thank you anyway. I just wanted to know if anyone had experience with both brands...unfortunately one dealer carries Focal and the other one Blaupunkt, my current car doesn't accept big speaker sizes and I don't want to start drilling it.
Any thoughts ?
I ended up with Focal speakers for my car in the front w/some JL Audio stealthboxes in the back... The Focals sounded much more balanced than anything else I heard at the dealers, but I don't recall if they carried Blaupunkt. I always thought Blaupunkt got kudos for head units, but hadn't thought of them as a speaker company in any event...
BTW, I feel like a total ninny saying "fo-kal" instead of "fo-kul." On balance, saying "JM Labs" is even easier, so I've obviously got lots to learn about marketing. Anyone know hy they decided to consolidate everything under the Focal label anyway?
I agree...the Focal is a great speaker for the car. I heard a setup last year where a truck had focal speakers powered by McIntosh. It was great until you factor in road noise...My brother-in-law also has Focal speakers in his truck. He powers them with Butler Tube Driver amps.
I used to be one of those auto-audio nuts. It's nice to have a soundsystem for solo roadtrips, but alas I don't get to do that as much these days.
Thanks a lot for all the replies, I also think that Focal is a no brainer over Blaupunkt....but now I discovered another brand, now from Sweden and at almost the same price level: DLS www.dls.se , does anybody have experience with this brand ?.
This same shop also carries Morel car speakers but they are out of my budget for now.
I have never heard Blaupunkt, but I can vouch for Focal.
My sister's husband is a car audio nut and he had them in his last car. Sounded very natural, so unlike the usual "glass tinted" car audio.
Mind you, he's a car nut in general....he had Gucci leather installed throughout at the same time.
Little G's and Focal.
Looked and sounded pretty damn cool.