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Enjoying My New Focal Sopra No2's
Good to hear you like them, I alway liked the 1038Be and I am sure these are better. The Sopra 2s are on my list of speakers to hear. Do you use an active crossover? If not it would make a huge difference. I have had a pair of JL E112s in my syste... 
B&W 'New' 800 Series
I think the changes look great and I want to hear them. I wish they would have gotten away from the FTS midrange. I know they changed the material but a more traditional driver would interest me more. I found the 802 Di to be a little fatiguing an... 
Bowers and Wilkerson B&W 802 D3: an impolite Brit?
Jkalman,I have followed your threads over the years and I am curious what you are running now. I have a love hate relationship with B&W. fatigue has always been my issue and why I have not bought a pair over the years. Do the upper mids seem s... 
HiFiMan HE-1000 Headphones vs Reference Speakers ?
While I like headphones and used them in college for years (HD650, grado RS1, UE,Shure etc) they will never be a speaker replacement for me. If I need to listen quietly or when traveling they are good but given the choice I will take my HIFI rig e... 
Wilson Sophia 3 vs Sabrina
Thanks MF,I always tend to like the larger speakers better when given the option. They just seem to hit with more impact in the bass which is critical to me. I have never bought into the "speakers too big for a given room" concept. 30hz bass at a ... 
Help me decide – Revel or Focal
I just don't care for the Mark Levinson amps with the Salons which does seem counterintuitive but it is what it is for me. The whole system was a little cold. But when we changed amps they sounded better to me (more mid bass) but I tend to like a ... 
Help me decide – Revel or Focal
Nice looking room P59teitel. As always room plays a big part. I heard them in a giant room with them well away from the walls and they were softer in the bass than expected. But in a normal home's room I am sure the base is much stronger with room... 
Help me decide – Revel or Focal
I have demoed both these speakers in different rooms different systems. The revels are a lot better IMO. the focals have a little more energy in the mids but the revels are the total package. My first demo with the revels was pretty boring and the... 
SUB-WOOFER RECOMMENDS
Honesty the entire JL line is very good. Just buy what ever is in your budget. The 12" are a little better than the 10s" for max output. The E-subs are much better than you would expect for the price. They have a good driver design and the entire ... 
SUB-WOOFER RECOMMENDS
Yes you can mix and match brands with subs. I would also skip b&w and look at JL audio. 
2 Channel In Ceiling System
Thiel "PowerPoint 1.2" is and on ceiling (not in) that angles down. Looks nice and said to sound nice but thiel has really gone down hill after Jim thiel died and the company was sold. Not sure they are still being made. 
3 applications for Jl audio subs crossovers?
Audiotomb,I would give JL audio's new crossover a try if it is in your budget. It is an analog/digital hybrid and gets good review (linked below). Bryson also makes one but it only has 12db slopes (I believe) and IMO a crossover with a 24db slope ... 
Help - new house - new setup?
What was your last room like(size)? Was it small? Maybe you had a bass node that you grew to like. How far from the front and side walls are your speakers now compared to where they were in your old room?Also have you thought about trying a near-f... 
3 applications for Jl audio subs crossovers?
Two channel subs would be what I would want (and use) but only if high passing the mains. So an external crossover would be needed. Active digital is the best IMO but you don't want that...Can't see needing 3 subs for surround unless your room is ... 
Magico S1 - Dynamics and Amplifier Suggestions
"Would you believe that the best match I’ve heard for the $185,000/pair Magico Q7 is the $6495 Devialet 120? I know -- hard to fathom."It is an integrated amp with internal DAC. http://www.soundstageultra.com/index.php/features-menu/opinion-menu/494