- 86 posts total
- 86 posts total
I am looking to replace my current speakers. I also suffer from tinnitus. So far, I have been very impressed by the Focal Scala. They had a great natural high and mid range (not harsh or over detailed) Weakness (maybe not the correct word) was in the bass. They had sufficient bass but the character of the bass was somehow different than I was used to. Very wide sound stage. I also auditioned Sonos Faber. Very nice but too polite if your listening taste runs to rock. You might want to give the Focal’s an audition at some point as they will check a lot of your boxes.
Like with Headphones, the plethora of incredible stuff out there at ANY price point let alone in the 10-20k range, is staggering. How to choose. (first world problems). I recently visited my local shop (Speaker Shop, Buffalo NY) intent on listening to and planning to likely buy the Golden Ear 1R's Fine speaker, but just didn't speak to me. Then they set up Sonus Faber Olympica Nova series. First the smallest ones (Nova ii at 10k) Stunning, Stopped me in my tracks. Open, huge landscape, lots of detail, smooth Switched to my own smaller amps (40/80 at 8 and 4 ohm) Sounded damn close to the 5k Macintosh Integrated they had set up Brought them home. Same experience. NOT set up sensitive, Put em roughly where I thought they should be, a little toe in Fabulous. Moved them a little wider. Fabulous. Even my wife and adult daughter admitted (knowing the risk of justifying keeping them) they were lovely to behold and sounded even better. Two rooms away my daughter later shouted to me - "those are great, i can tell the difference from here" And very kind with the WAF factor, they are simply gorgeous to look at. But no doubt a great many other fabulous speakers out there. In this price range, I wouldn't ignore an audition of the Sabrina's, they are pretty amazing But I've ordered the Sonus Faber's in one size up (two woofers instead of one) at about 13k.
I love the audio vector speakers but I do find them a little bit edgy and bright not much though. I finally settled on the monitor audio Platinum 200s ll, the speakers are very neutral natural and warm sounding and that AMT tweeter is very sweet, didn't find them to have the little problem that the audio vector did. Check them out