stevizzy

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UPGRADE TIME!! Preamp vs. Speakers???
I’m using a Simaudio 740i Integrated amplifier with a new pair of Sopra 2 speakers. Previously I had a pair of Focal 1028be2 speakers also using the 740i. The Simaudio electronics has a very musical smooth sound that matches quite well with Focal ... 
Aerial 7T to Dynaudio C2
That is very true about preference for one brand's sound over another. There's no perfect speaker that suits everyones individual taste and their personal hearing acuity.  Personally, I prefer a highly detailed sound that has a 3 dimensional sound... 
Enjoying My New Focal Sopra No2's
Now that my Sopra’s have some play time they’re breaking in quite nicely. The tweeter has smoothed out similar to my 1028’s and can not be recognized as the source of the high’s. When they were new, I could locate the tweeter and hear where it was... 
Aerial 7T to Dynaudio C2
From everyone who heard the Sopra at RMAF and didn't think they sounded good....they probably didn't sound anything like they should.They were just shipped from France for the show and were new...with no break-in time.  Shame on Focal for showing ... 
Enthusiast's Review A/B Focal Sopra 2 and Electra 1028be (II)
Recently I purchased a pair of Sopra #2's to replace my 1028be2 that I've had for about a year or so.  I listened to them several times at the local dealer using 2 different amplifiers and 2 rooms.  Amp's were Naim and Macintosh.  I won't comment ... 
How bad is the damage to my speakers?
I had a similar incident happen with a pair of B&W CM-7 Speakers using a new amplifier. Stupid mistake but those CM's are some really tough speakers and I had no damage. 
Enjoying My New Focal Sopra No2's
I'd agree about the bass lift. Compared to my previous 1028, the Sopra goes deeper but with a penalty if your room is boomy. I expect to get the sound I'm looking for, I'll need to invest in better room treatment. SO it GOES in Audio🤑🤑🤑 
What's the greatest bargain in audio racks these days?
I've got a old Target, welded steel rack with cheap plywood shelved. Rather than buy a new $3000 fancy audiophile rack, I tried isolating my electronics on Stillpoints. Even with the cheap Target Stand, the Stillpoints made a huge improvement. Sti... 
Enjoying My New Focal Sopra No2's
Hey Guys...anyone interested in starting a forum or similar to discuss setup with your Sopra's ?I'm just starting to experiment with my pair. The new base is great for experimenting with room placement but I haven't decided where to bolt them down... 
Enjoying My New Focal Sopra No2's
Just picked up my walnut Sopra 2's from Overture Audio in Delaware today. They're very nicely built compared to my 1028be. The method for coupling the speaker to the floor is infinitely better than the Electra series, especially on my carpeting. N... 
Speaker cable btw Focal Electra 1028Be & LFD amp
I've got the 1028be speakers and I originally drove them with an NAD M3 integrated amp. It worked fine but lacked the refinement the speakers deserved. Now, I'm using a Simaudio 700i which sounds just awsome but cost twice what I paid for my speak... 
Speaker cable btw Focal Electra 1028Be & LFD amp
I've got the 1028be speakers and I originally drove them with an NAD M3 integrated amp. It worked fine but lacked the refinement the speakers deserved. Now, I'm using a Simaudio 700i which sounds just awsome but cost twice what I paid for my speak... 
Focal Electra 1038Be Quality Control Issues?
I'd get yourself a sweep frequency response test recording starting out in the low 20hz range that sweeps continuously up to the high frequency range. If there is any vibration caused by the cabinet or resonance somewhere else in your home you'll ... 
Has anyone heard the Focal 1028BE ?
The 1038 has deeper bass than the 1028 but the tweeter is higher so you'll need to sit higher or further back to keep your ears within the 10degree angle recommended by Focal. They are both awesome speakers and I'd go the extra $$ f or the 1038 if... 
JM Focal 1037 BE speaker placement
Recently I got a pair of 1028be2's. My room is a cathedral ceiling with a Loft over the listening area. 9' ceiling, then open on both sides. My speakers are setup in a modified triangle with 2'10" out from the rear wall. Sidewalks are 17' away. Th...