I've seen some good deals on these at around $2,000 (such as music direct).
Haven't been able to find out much about these speakers.
I'm in a bit of a rush and would like to get a speaker as soon as possible.
I've had Paradigm titans for years and they are very good for their cost. I'm looking to upgrade the entire system (I'll buy a new receiver, probably a 5.1 one).
In the meantime I've heard the B&W CM5 which were good but not enough of an upgrade for me.
Your assistance is greatly appreciated.
No matter high how of quality the drivers used are, a 6.5" 2 way is still limited by the capabilities of a 6.5" woofer matched to a (in this case) dome tweeter. A speaker with multiple cheaper drivers, or a larger woofer will easily surpass this speaker as soon as the volume knob gets turned slightly in distortion performance, and a 3 way with a smaller mid will have a far better power response. It is just a lot of money to pay for a limited design when there is so many more capable speakers available for less.
Could I trouble you to offer some options for capable speakers for less?
I've heard the B&W CM5 which were pretty good but I was looking for more. Trying to find a place to listen to paradigm studios and PSB synchrony one B
If you have the ability to go up in budget, the first one is a true reference speaker in just about every way
Street price on these is a lot less then $3k, AVS is a dealer
A few just under $2k
A few budget options
(there is a "right" version also)
There's other options out there of course, but that should give you an idea getting more for your money.
That's a great deal! They are pro speakers so you cant find them at a hifi dealer, these speakers are literally used to mix THX approved sound tracks.
Getting them at that price, you might not have much issue selling them if for some reason they dont fit your needs.
Can I listen to them anywhere?
Thanks again! I really appreciate all the answers.
If I were in your shoes, I would buy the Ascend Acoustics Sierra-1's with the NRT tweeter as they will be a huge step up from those B&W CM's, or those Focals, or even those JBL's, plus you can get the Sierra-1's for between $900 and $1,200 depending on options. They are comparable to bookshelf speakers costing over $3k to $4k. I would pair them with a used Denon AVR-3310 or similar.
How do you figure that? Especially compared to the JBL's. You're joking right...
Now take the JBL, here we take a high power (2" voice coil) dedicated 5.25" midrange, and directivity match it to a 1" dome in a waveguide (sierra shows issues at 45 degrees), and we unload the bass requirements at 250hz to a high quality 12" JBL woofer. This greatly reduces both bass and midrange distortion, and improves total dynamic capability. Top to bottom it is a more advanced and superior design. Those features make it superior then a large majority of monitor sized HiFi speakers, price not considered.
This would also be a way to use one as a center channel
I don't know if you are still considering the Focal 1007 s but I just purchased a pair and received them yesterday. First impressions are very good. Awesome looking speakers and sounded good to me straight out of the box. Obviously still running them in. If you are still in the market let me know and I will will give you an updated report after auditioning them for a while.
Had these speakers for a month now and have used them with multiple amplifiers and subwoofers. First off I am very happy with these speakers, they image well, are non-fatiguing, smooth sounding speakers and look great. I first paired them with a Velodyne 12" subwoofer I've have had for several years and never felt they blended well together, mostly due to the subs inability to articulate the higher registers of the low frequency band. Was also running these with an Adcom GFA 5500 and a Sunfire Symphonic Reference preamp. I returned to Music Direct with credit card in hand and ordered a Rel T-5 sub and a Yamaha A-S2000 integrated amp along with a Marantz 7004 network player. This little system seems to be very well matched. The Rel is an awesome little sub and is so musical, the Yamaha seems to grab a hold of the Focals better than the Adcom and although not quite as bright is smoother, definitely more bass control and I really like using the Marantz with my ipad. If I were to rate this system on a scale of 1 to 10 I would give it an 8 or 8 1/2. Also considered speakers from PSB because of some patio speakers I have that sound amazing so for around the same cost you could go with the PSB Syncrony 1 ($2300) or maybe the the Imagine T ($2000) small tower speakers. All in all I give 2 enthusiastic thumbs ups to all of these pieces of gear.