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Old 11-14-2018, 09:49 PM
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To get this thread going again-
Some discussion about the Kanta 3's vs. the Sopra 3's: I've been a Kanta 3 owner since last (early) October, only a few weeks after they were introduced in the U.S. I had the opportunity to hear both models on Mac gear at my dealer. I could not justify the difference in price, especially since I got the Kanta 3's under 10K. I could have gotten close to the same discount percentage off the Sopra's. There was not enough difference to justify the cost difference. In fact, in one very important category to me, I found the Kanta 3's warmer with no loss in detail. At home I'm using them with Primaluna amp/ preamp (amp with upgrated KT88 power tubes) and one important note- these things take a LONG time to break in, at least 150 hours, maybe 200 hours, and they quite noticably change character in the warmth department. They are amazing speakers from top to bottom and have no distinguishable lack throughout the frequency spectrum. The top end, obviously with their Berillium tweeter is well known. I am a basshead, and subwoofers are not needed, although I may turn them on at low levels at night to add a little "bass boost". These must be auditioned with a really good source and amplification for anyone looking +/- 10K for a pair of speakers. Amazing.
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Old 05-09-2020, 10:11 AM
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I liked these Kanta 3's speakers more than the raved Yamaha ns 5000's. I heard them with the new Mark Levinson No 585.5 Integrated amp..match made in Audio Heaven!
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To get this thread going again-
Some discussion about the Kanta 3's vs. the Sopra 3's: I've been a Kanta 3 owner since last (early) October, only a few weeks after they were introduced in the U.S. I had the opportunity to hear both models on Mac gear at my dealer. I could not justify the difference in price, especially since I got the Kanta 3's under 10K. I could have gotten close to the same discount percentage off the Sopra's. There was not enough difference to justify the cost difference. In fact, in one very important category to me, I found the Kanta 3's warmer with no loss in detail. At home I'm using them with Primaluna amp/ preamp (amp with upgrated KT88 power tubes) and one important note- these things take a LONG time to break in, at least 150 hours, maybe 200 hours, and they quite noticably change character in the warmth department. They are amazing speakers from top to bottom and have no distinguishable lack throughout the frequency spectrum. The top end, obviously with their Berillium tweeter is well known. I am a basshead, and subwoofers are not needed, although I may turn them on at low levels at night to add a little "bass boost". These must be auditioned with a really good source and amplification for anyone looking +/- 10K for a pair of speakers. Amazing.

Interesting. The biggest improvement going from the Kanta to the Sopra is bass performance. I am surprised you prefer the Kanta in that respect, but the cost factor was obviously a factor in your decision. And warmer and more detailed than the Sopra? Hmmmm...
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Old 07-12-2020, 05:33 PM
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@ garpt.
Hi, I am somewhat new to audioaficionado. Iíve read all the threads on amps in the McIntosh forum. I also bought the Focal Kanta 2ís and had them for a year and traded them in for Kanta 3ís last october. I also had demoed in my home with the Kanta 3ís the PrimaLuna Evo 400 preamp. However, Iím still amazed at the sound I hear every day when I listen to music. I use a turntable and also a bluesound node 2i. Iím Glad to hear that you are enjoying them.
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@ garpt.
Hi, I am somewhat new to audioaficionado. Iíve read all the threads on amps in the McIntosh forum. I also bought the Focal Kanta 2ís and had them for a year and traded them in for Kanta 3ís last october. I also had demoed in my home with the Kanta 3ís the PrimaLuna Evo 400 preamp. However, Iím still amazed at the sound I hear every day when I listen to music. I use a turntable and also a bluesound node 2i. Iím Glad to hear that you are enjoying them.
How many soft is your room?
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