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Old 11-10-2018, 01:52 PM
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Congratulations on your new speakers , they look great as do the listening space / room.
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Old 11-10-2018, 05:56 PM
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very nice speakers. Congrats!


I had Wilson Sasha2, Raidho 3.1, B&W 800d3 and others but Focal with the greats berylium tweeter is always in my head.

sorry for a question: Sopra 2 -3 or Kanta 2 - 3?

I use Pass Xa160.8....

thank you at all
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Old 11-10-2018, 07:18 PM
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Yes correct choice indeed! Very nice congrats...

Can we get a review please thanks!
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Old 11-10-2018, 09:15 PM
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Looks great, the rooms awesome.
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The aluminum base is 15"x20.5"

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Congrats! Any chance you can provide the measurement of the base of the speakers? I'm not sure what they refer to in the spec on focal site for the measurements. It can help me grately.

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Old 11-11-2018, 03:05 AM
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Thanks all for the kind words on the decor.

I have them temporary wired with belden cable, and they sound a little bright which is typical for this cable. The Shunyata Alpha cables will be here next week and i'm salivating...
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Old 11-11-2018, 08:05 AM
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Hallo,

anyone can me say if the Sopra 2 / 3 is so better/superior vs the Kanta 2/ 3 ?

thank you again
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anyone can me say if the Sopra 2 / 3 is so better/superior vs the Kanta 2/ 3 ?

thank you again
Yes, with looks and performance. Proportional to price, as expected.
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With all you invested, particularly in the electronics, racks and speaker cables especially, why didn't you just go with Sopra 3s? Would have been a much better yield for your dollar. Could use lamp cord and almost any amp for half the price and get better sound compared to Kantas with literally any speaker cable.
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With all you invested, particularly in the electronics, racks and speaker cables especially, why didn't you just go with Sopra 3s? Would have been a much better yield for your dollar. Could use lamp cord and almost any amp for half the price and get better sound compared to Kantas with literally any speaker cable.
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