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Magico vs Focal (M/Q/S series vs Utopia/Sopra)
nope 
Speaker of the Century Award Goes To ....
Whatever you can afford that makes you want to listen more. 
Most “disappeared” speakers.
I bought a pair of Vienna Acoustic Beethovens, rosewood finish, store demos from tweeter around 2004 and 10 years later I decided to upgrade my speakers and sold the VA's first were the R107/2, then the F52's then the salon 1's then the VA strauss... 
Digital Room Correction For Speakers
I think your spell checker was correcting Roon and replacing it with room? I know I’m a Neanderthal besides being smart phone stupid I had my roon nucleus for 6 months b4 I stumbled into the DSP eq in the program. First time I used it the warning ... 
biamping Usher BE-20's
The be-20s are probably the only speakers I’ve owned that I never considered bi amping. I had a pair of salons and wished for a refined tweeter so I bought the salon 2’s and missed the dynamics of the original because the 2’s were sucking my amp d... 
Usher Be20
Gpr does a xover and wiring upgrade for a very reasonable $500-650. Depending on options.  
Focal Electra BE series
congrats, did you consider, compare the Kanta 2 at the same price before buying? 
Opinions and recommendations on active loudspeakers
I have a decent size room so bought a pair of used dsp8000's. I heard the Kii3 at axpona and liked the modular idea. The Kef ls50 has an active version now that's supposed to sound even better than the original. It's true you're married to the amp... 
Why the fascination with subwoofers?
LOW bass is pretty cool for HT. I became obsessed with getting 20 hz extension in my 2 channel room and a couple of the big hitters couldn't give me anything below 40 hz even tho JA's measurements showed both these speakers were capable. I brought... 
Salk VS Monitor Audio
The monitor audio speakers I’ve heard were always paired with ‘affordable ‘ amplification while the Salk sounds speakers I heard at axpona sounded really musical, as good as any to me. Bass will always be affected by the room. 
Revel Ultima Salon 2
Selling the salon2 was as much a financial decision as anything. The room I heard them being driven by ml 400wpc monos was the best. I replaced them with the usher be-20dmd a speaker about twice as efficient as the revels and thought I was done bu... 
Looking for a little help for speakers I may purchase
That's why I have a basement full of speakers! every time I see a deal that seems too good to be true i dig out my wallet! I'm guessing your bedroom is 20x30'x? I'm just glad you saw them b4 me. I read those speakers like power and really come int... 
I feel bad for speaker manufacturers
the Tice clock, The realistic(radio shack) clock radio that when plugged into the same circuit caused an audible change in a reviewers hifi system so Tice runs to 'the shack' buys up all the units he can then quadrauples the price and claims he ap... 
Speaker match for Powernode 2
That thing looks sweet! It's small enough to bring with you when you demo speakers. 
Focal Kanta 2
I believe the margins depend somewhat on the models. My dealer is pretty fair with me and while he was offering silly good deals on the 102-38's he didn't have as much room with the Kanta's. I, personally wont pay more than 30% off list for any ne...