AudioAficionado.org  

Go Back   AudioAficionado.org > Manufacturers Forums > Focal Speakers

Focal Speakers The Spirit of Sound

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old 11-27-2017, 05:08 PM
Formerly YB-2's Avatar
Formerly YB-2 Formerly YB-2 is online now
Retired

 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: NJ Shore
Posts: 6,692
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by malba2366 View Post
...the upcoming Focal f206be is what I am waiting to listen to
Do you have any additional info or a link to the F206Be? I'm not familiar with it and have not been able to find any info on the web.
__________________
Glenn...
Canton Ref 9K Cary SLP-98P & Rocket 88 Clearaudio SM Pro Denon DP-80 w/AT33R, AT-MONO3/LP, Dynavector XX2 MKII, Lyra Kleos, Ortofon Cdza Blk, K-b & OM30 Dual 701 K&K LL9226 SUT Jelco HS-25 Nordost Valhalla Oppo 203 Orsonic AV-1b Sony ST-J75, ST-A6B & TA-F6B Stax UA-7/CF Stillpoints LP1 WW 8/7 Pt, Au & Ag Yamamoto HS-2 & 4 Zu Omen DW
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11-27-2017, 05:48 PM
jayvis jayvis is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 202
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by malba2366 View Post
$9999 is MSRP on the new dark walnut (non glossy finish), the OP posted the glossy finish which has a MSRP of 13,500. When I was seriously looking at Focal I was offered 20% off by 2 local dealers (the 20% was on the Electra series...I didn't inquire about Sopra because it is more than I want to spend). Its too bad they went with the lower end driver technology on the Kantas...the upcoming Focal f206be is what I am waiting to listen to
My bad. Slip-up by the old eyes. 20% off on new items would be almost too good to pass up around here.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 11-27-2017, 09:17 PM
malba2366 malba2366 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Posts: 70
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Formerly YB-2 View Post
Do you have any additional info or a link to the F206Be? I'm not familiar with it and have not been able to find any info on the web.
I mistyped...the Revel F208be is what I was refering to. I mistyped. It is the performa series of Revel with a beryllium tweeter and supposedly new faster drivers.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 11-28-2017, 02:31 AM
For The Love of Music's Avatar
For The Love of Music For The Love of Music is offline
Ultra-Fast 69
 
Join Date: May 2017
Location: Spanish Castle Magic
Posts: 1,926
Default

I ran the 1038’s sitting on Ultra SS powered by the Mcintosh 452 which made the French sing beautifully and after I did wall treatments, just before the 1038’s sold, I was very impressed how everything came together enough so that I heard no reason not to have been happy staying put, but it was too late.

The Sopra’s are also very nice, and both are a larger sounding speaker over the Kanta, but the Kantas sounded very nice at RMAF.

Back to considering the fixed factors of your room and the variable factors of power and treatment then onto cool knobs, dials, cables and wire parallel to the budget.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 12-01-2017, 02:51 PM
ejr1953's Avatar
ejr1953 ejr1953 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Mount Airy, MD USA
Posts: 232
Default

I've enjoyed a pair of the Sopra No2s now for over two years, right after they became available in the U.S.
I compared them to the 1038/1028BE's before making the purchase and I'm glad I spent the extra amount on the Sopra's. I do agree, the Sopra's to me did sound a little "larger".
I've been driving my Sopra's with a McIntosh MC452 with a C2500 tube preamp, with all digital sources. After about 200 hours of break in, the speakers seemed to really improve, but one night, after owning them for about six months, I noticed that they seemed to really "settle in".
After years of trying new components, upgrading one at a time, I think I'm "done" for now, as I'm really happy with my system. In the past I'd enjoy an improvement, but after several months got the itch to upgrade, but not so with the Sopra's.
__________________
McIntosh C2500 pre amp, MC452 power amp, Autonomic MMS-5A server, PS Audio P15 power plant, DirectStream DAC, DirectStream CD transport, Focal Sopra No2 speakers, JL Audio F113V2 sub woofers (2), Sennheiser HD800 headphones, Dell laptop iTunes/Tidal/Roon, Wireworld cabling
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 12-02-2017, 11:24 PM
JWJW's Avatar
JWJW JWJW is online now
Bun E. Carlos

 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Snow, snow, snow......
Posts: 2,521
Default

Stopped by a dealer this afternoon and listened to a pair of Sopra No. 2's.
VERY impressed. They sounded wonderful.
__________________
McIntosh Labs
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 12-03-2017, 08:45 AM
JWJW's Avatar
JWJW JWJW is online now
Bun E. Carlos

 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Snow, snow, snow......
Posts: 2,521
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ejr1953 View Post
I've enjoyed a pair of the Sopra No2s now for over two years, right after they became available in the U.S.
I compared them to the 1038/1028BE's before making the purchase and I'm glad I spent the extra amount on the Sopra's. I do agree, the Sopra's to me did sound a little "larger".
I've been driving my Sopra's with a McIntosh MC452 with a C2500 tube preamp, with all digital sources. After about 200 hours of break in, the speakers seemed to really improve, but one night, after owning them for about six months, I noticed that they seemed to really "settle in".
After years of trying new components, upgrading one at a time, I think I'm "done" for now, as I'm really happy with my system. In the past I'd enjoy an improvement, but after several months got the itch to upgrade, but not so with the Sopra's.
I heard a 2 demo yesterday on a 452/2600 combo.....it sounded incredible. If the 2's are this good, I can't even imagine how the 3's sound! Wow!
I'm trying to figure out a way to swing $$$ a pair of 2's!
__________________
McIntosh Labs
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 12-03-2017, 11:54 AM
ejr1953's Avatar
ejr1953 ejr1953 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Mount Airy, MD USA
Posts: 232
Default My Guy Has Been Asking Me to Upgrade to the Sopra3's

Quote:
Originally Posted by JWJW View Post
I heard a 2 demo yesterday on a 452/2600 combo.....it sounded incredible. If the 2's are this good, I can't even imagine how the 3's sound! Wow!
I'm trying to figure out a way to swing $$$ a pair of 2's!
I suspect the main difference between the Sopra No2's and No3's is more bass...and $6000!

I find the bass that the Sopra No2's have is excellent, but not very deep in the lower registers...so I have them paired with a pair of JL Audio F113V2 sub woofers. So, not much motivation on my part to think about upgrading to the Sopra No3's.
__________________
McIntosh C2500 pre amp, MC452 power amp, Autonomic MMS-5A server, PS Audio P15 power plant, DirectStream DAC, DirectStream CD transport, Focal Sopra No2 speakers, JL Audio F113V2 sub woofers (2), Sennheiser HD800 headphones, Dell laptop iTunes/Tidal/Roon, Wireworld cabling
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 12-03-2017, 02:08 PM
Questortapes74's Avatar
Questortapes74 Questortapes74 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Huntsville Alabama
Posts: 767
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JWJW View Post
Stopped by a dealer this afternoon and listened to a pair of Sopra No. 2's.
VERY impressed. They sounded wonderful.
Excellent. They will sound exceptional with your MA9000. I was able to audition a similar setup with the MCT450 and the MA8000 about a year and a half ago. What finish are you considering?
__________________
"And I may just waste away from doing nothing" --- Steven Wilson
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 12-03-2017, 06:48 PM
JWJW's Avatar
JWJW JWJW is online now
Bun E. Carlos

 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Snow, snow, snow......
Posts: 2,521
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Questortapes74 View Post
Excellent. They will sound exceptional with your MA9000. I was able to audition a similar setup with the MCT450 and the MA8000 about a year and a half ago. What finish are you considering?
Red......or orange.
__________________
McIntosh Labs
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Audioaficionado.org tested by Norton Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:56 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
©Copyright 2009-2021 AudioAficionado.org.Privately owned, All Rights Reserved.
Audio Aficionado Sponsors
AudioAficionado Subscriber
AudioAficionado Subscriber
Inspire By Dennis Had
Inspire By Dennis Had
Harmonic Resolution Systems
Harmonic Resolution Systems
Wyred4Sound
Wyred4Sound
Dragonfire Acoustics
Dragonfire Acoustics
GIK Acoustics
GIK Acoustics
Esoteric
Esoteric
AC Infinity
AC Infinity
JL Audio
JL Audio
Add Powr
Add Powr
Legend Audio & Video
Legend Audio & Video
Audio by E
Audio by E
Canton
Canton
Bryston
Bryston
WireWorld Cables
WireWorld Cables
Stillpoints
Stillpoints
Bricasti Design
Bricasti Design
Furutech
Furutech
Shunyata Research
Shunyata Research
Accuphase
Accuphase