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Focal Sopra 2/3 vs Harbeth SHL5 Plus
The Sopras don't have the same "British Monitor" sound of Harbeth. Listen to both before you decide which one suits your taste, music genre and electronics. If detail, sound-staging and the "musician in the room" factor are your thing, the Sopras ... 
Enjoying My New Focal Sopra No2's
Toneranger....I didn't try the Simaudio 600i, so I can't comment on how it would work with the Sopra2. I have a relatively small listening room, but a huge space (cu. ft.) to fill due to a cathedral ceiling and loft above my listening area. My 700... 
Enjoying My New Focal Sopra No2's
Toneranger....just wait a few months, they’ll sound so much better you’ll think they’re different speakers. The break-in will amaze you with the added detail, smoothness, and way more of the 3D holographic magic. Wonderful speakers !!!Enjoy !!! 
Enjoying My New Focal Sopra No2's
Where there is the will to own a pair, there is a way. Definitely worth the effort.  
Good CDs Bad Recording
ahendler....NONE of the early digital recordings sound good to me today on my system.  
Enjoying My New Focal Sopra No2's
Mine are approaching the 6 month point and have really opened up compared to their new sound. I'd estimate around 400 hrs. use. Every time I listen I'm literally floored with how good they are sounding. I'm using a little bit of toe-in, but less t... 
Integrated Match to Focal Spora No. 2
I'm using a Simaudio Moon 700i with my Sopra 2's. I've heard these speakers with Naim, McIntosh and Hegel amps and I like the smooth musical sound of the 700i best. Naim was my least favorite.  
Sopra No.2 Overpriced?
Actually compared to other speakers in that price range, I think the Sopra 2's are underpriced.  Before buying mine, I've been auditioning other similar priced speakers.  I liked the Joseph Audio Perspective quite a bit until I heard the Sopra.  L... 
No mention of Audio Research in Absolute Sound
Audio Research Tube equipment was Harry's favorite on and off for the past 30 years, once he left the magazine the trend changed to Solid State equipment that was unaffordable (Solution) and even more unaffordable Magico Speakers.  Oh well !!!I've... 
Focal Sopra 2 Vs Wilson Sophia 3
My Sopra 2's are 5 months old now and finally broken in. They have about 400hrs of play and have improved dramatically since new. Im using a Simaudio 700i amp to drive them with Discovery Essential & Essence Cables. These are really great spea... 
Is it necessary to use the same cable brand and model for bi-wiring??
Yes, all cables have a "character". What might be a wonderful and expensive cable might not be the best choice for certain speakers or amplifier. Find a good dealer who is familiar with your speakers and electronics and ask for their advice. Also,... 
Is it necessary to use the same cable brand and model for bi-wiring??
You should select cables that compliment your speakers then biwire with identical cables.  
Is it necessary to use the same cable brand and model for bi-wiring??
Exactly my point.  
Is it necessary to use the same cable brand and model for bi-wiring??
Then you are using the cables as a tone control.  
Discovery Cables Plus Four vs Essence: Is there an audible difference?
I've had Essence and Essential for several years now. It replaced Signature IC and 123 Speaker Cable. The upgrade was great but expensive as I bought new from Joe. Im driving a Simaudio Amp into Focal Sopra#2 speakers. The combination sounds sweet...