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End of the weekend at Craigs

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Very very very good weekend for me
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Nuff said

edit.......sorry for the piss poor macro shot:dunno:

 
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No the IAL tweeter is one below Utopia range, but damn good all the same (Unless your MIB) lol!

 

Craig

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Start of a new week. Gonna be a good one

No visit to Mr C's, he's a bit far away, but a recent couple of visits to a local dealer had me choosing between these and 805S. With the JVC, I preferred the 805S (Tony, bite your tongue;))...... with the in-house Bel Canto the Focal.

Either way, they're a quantum leap from the Contours with both amps, and that was the primary issue.

Once I know which amp I will keep - sometime in the next 6 months, ideally - then I will take a long home demo of the 805S and chose between them.

Til then, I'll be rummaging through the CD shelves and hopefully less staring at this screen: you really cannot beat the 'ooohh. never heard that before' sensation of new speakers

Cheers, Craig

 

ray70

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Which model Focals are those Craig? As someone who also made the change from 1.3IIs to Focal Bes, I appreciate where you're coming from. I bet your system is a lot more musical now.

 

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Very nice indeed. :dude:

Shame about the fuzzy photo though!
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Come on Craig! Get us some proper shots!

 

Craig

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ray70 wrote:

Which model Focals are those Craig? As someone who also made the change from 1.3IIs to Focal Bes, I appreciate where you're coming from. I bet your system is a lot more musical now.
1007, Ray. You've got 1027's, right?

Jezzer, I know I know. The piece of crap Olympus I've (still) got stubbornly refuses to take any indoor pictures with more quality than a phone-camera. I'm on it

For those who followed my demo's, or knew of the results,I can say that not withstanding my two-demo preference for the 805S, things are going very well so far with the 1007s.

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ray70

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Craig wrote:

1007, Ray. You've got 1027's, right?
Yeah, I got the 1027s. Don't tell my wife there's a standmount version of them though as it would be
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Spent quite a lot of time at Mr C's last week listening to a Bel Canto Pre and Power going in to the Focal 1027bes. There's definitely a synergy between Focals and BC IMO.

 

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Glad they reached you OK. When you suss them out let me know how they react backed up to the wall and by how much they better my Totem Arros.

Chris

 

Craig

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Alvolake wrote:

Glad they reached you OK. When you suss them out let me know how they react backed up to the wall and by how much they better my Totem Arros.Chris
Hi Chris. Thanks once again for your help in getting hold of these. I'll shuffle my room about in due course and get em next to to the rear wall....they're not there at present.

I'll put a review in the reviews section in due course, but in short, so far they're very good
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(I am working from home today )

 

Craig

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For the benefit of Jezzer......and to get a namecheck in for the much missed Stereo MC's...........

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to the right

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check my new ride out, it's alright

(It's hard to believe, but they are taken on a Olympus 7 megapixel camera. If anyone tells you that megapixel's are more important than the lens or the software, give them a whacking great slap round the head)

 

Craig

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I am really happy with it Frank

In one of those 'when will they arrive' moments I only had a few days with it 'alone' before the speakers came along and changed everything. Dyn's are still here so can make some comparison, through the Sony CDP has now left the nest and is heading t'ward a new loving home.

Day one, to be honest, i was a little underwhelmed, and then over a three day period it came on song and I started to appreciate the talent.

Especially the bass. Lordy.

I'm still the last guy to say 'source first' butI think it's a very good player.

Current (i.e. weekend and today) issues regarding detail are a bit harder to pin down, as it is as much / way more the speakers than the CDP that are delivering the goodies.

 

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