i auditioned both the imagines and the focal 826 (which i believe are slightly larger than, but have the same drivers as the 726) my choice would be the imagines, which are the kind of giant-killer you need to spend a lot more to significantly improve upon. the focals do many things well--they have that extremely detailed, transparent high end--but i had some issues with the low end, both in terms of its limited depth and lack of tightness. the imagines, on the other hand, were really well integrated, with a ton of midrange energy (oomphier than the focals). as you suggest, compared to that focal tweeter, the psb might sound softer (it's not a hyper-analytic presentation), but ultimately you might find that less fatiguing and more musical. if you can swing it, the psb synchrony are even better.
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