Suggest your most desired MSRP $1,500-$3,000 Stand Mount for a Shootout.

We are gathering a list of eight speakers to compare in two live events in

June 2022. Post covid we hope!


Trying to gather models which are not readily available for audition.


Please submit your One suggestion here. 

I will begin with my One -KLH Model 5. MRSP $2,000.


Thanks for the help!


@dayglow @juanmanuelfangioii Focal, like Davis Acoustics and Triangle only build their high-end speakers in France. The low end speakers are built in China. I don't have specific sources, but I watched a bunch of interviews with Davis Acoustics. Davis is definetely one of the most transparent companies. They basically implied that entry-level speakers are built to a price and have to be outsourced to China. I'm fairly certain that the Davis Acoustics Courbet 3 is built in France. Focal is much less transparent. 

Moreover, French companies are known to lie about the "Made in France" label. American companies as well and so on...

It's evident that China has some of the highest standards for manufacturing, even higher than the USA for specific things like electronics and tools. But Chinese workers have worse working conditions (I would argue that American workers have pretty abysmal working conditions as demonstrated by the Frito-Lay strike but American salaries are higher so all is justified). 

@kokakolia some companies in China do treat their workers well. I know this first hand. 

Anyway not to worried about Focal and their low end stuff. I only own QLN and Sonner. Way above these price points. I do not care for the Focal sound and Sf was short lived in my house also. Sf sound was not my thing, not a good match for my gear at the time. 

Have a great day.




@kokakolia, I’m going to leave this here for you:


Kevin is a major US Focal dealer. The speaker he is speaking about was the entry level a couple of years ago before being replaced with the Chora line. He literally says it’s made in France and he visited the factory. Are you implying they make the drivers in France and then send them to China to be assembled into a finished speaker? I suppose that’s possible but I’d need proof to believe it as I fail to see how that could save them much money.

Anyway, it doesn’t much matter to me which of us has the right of it in the end :) I do agree that companies should be transparent about origin though. Some folks do care.

@prighello for whatever reason this @kokakolia is not a Focal fan (neither am I but I will not speak ill of them) and wants to cast dispersions that they are made in China.

I am guessing he has some affiliation with this OGY line, if not it is an affliction.

It's possible Focal could have drivers/cabinets/crossovers/binding posts ect. made in China for lower end models then they assembled in France which could make it legal to claim "Made in France"