S3 Mark II vs Scala Utopia V2


I just came across this showdown from a good friend of mine. He showed me some auctions that are selling each of these speakers for the exact same price for people who heard both of them what do you think about the showdown? Which direction would you go?
smodtactical

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Smodtactical, personally we would still recommend the Persona 9H over either of these, as you are getting a speaker with room correction and deeper bass.

However, the Focals sound much more vibrant then the Magicos.

The newer and much larger Grande Utopia Evo 3 were souning spectacular at Axpona however, that was on Naim statement gear which costs $300k.

In our past demos of the non Evo 3 systems that image was not as defined, the newer Focals image way better than the older series.

So if you want a more vibrant sound with a very smooth yet detailed top end Focal.


If you want a more laid back perspective the Magicos.

If you want a speaker which has greater detail with a more precise image and deeper bass just pony up for the Persona 9H which in your country of Canada should be a great deal cheaper than the states.

Happy hunting. 

Dave and Troy
Audio Doctor NJ Paradigm dealers