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Old 09-02-2015, 10:56 PM
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Thanks to everyone for your input. I have no doubt the 7T's are remarkable speakers. I really did not read any overall negative reviews, and in fact rare was it to read even a negative nit. There were a couple that didn't find the 7T's overall presentation to be their proverbial "cup of tea", but still not negative reviews. Mostly though, it was rave reviews all around. What's the problem? I did not have a chance to hear them.

Conversely I spent several hours auditioning the Focal 1038be's and from the first listen I was smitten. They present music in a very lively, fast, dynamic manner that for me became addictive. I also have always liked high efficiency 8 ohm speakers and the big Electras offer that with a 93 db rating.

So bottom line for me to select speakers I've never heard over ones I found to out perform speakers like Wilson Sabrina's, Sonus Faber Olympica 3's, B&W 803, and to my ears even the classic 802's would have been quite the gamble.

I'll be sure and post my thoughts on the Focals after delivery and I have had a chance to break them in a bit in my home. I'm looking forward to that new speaker break in!
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Old 09-03-2015, 02:06 AM
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Im sure you have a great speaker incoming!
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Old 09-04-2015, 01:05 AM
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Im sure you have a great speaker incoming!
He does! My buddy bought the 1038.

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Conversely I spent several hours auditioning the Focal 1038be's and from the first listen I was smitten. They present music in a very lively, fast, dynamic manner that for me became addictive. I also have always liked high efficiency 8 ohm speakers and the big Electras offer that with a 93 db rating.
Congrats. Pretty much exactly the reasons I went with the Electra.
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Old 09-08-2015, 06:10 PM
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You will love the 1038's, I know I do!
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Old 09-08-2015, 11:03 PM
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Make sure you give the Be tweeters minimum 500 hours of break in time.
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Old 09-08-2015, 11:49 PM
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Congrats Kevin!
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Old 09-09-2015, 12:12 AM
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Thanks guys! They ship tomorrow so I should have them up and running early to mid next week. I will post first impressions.
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