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People are raving about the Taksims. I'm curious to hear them to see if they have improved on the frequency response of their two-ways. I auditioned the De Capos a couple times and thought they had a forward & shouty midrange balance and rough treble. They seemed to need a soft, ripe sounding tube amp to compensate. The Grand Veenas were fuller and more neutral.

I have a love-hate relationship with crossover-less designs, especially two-ways with a directly connected mid-woofer. I owned Wilson Benesch Vertex speakers for a couple years, they have a directly connected mid-woofer that goes all the way up to 5 KHz, with just a cap on the tweeter. They make them as flat as they can by mechanical & acoustical design, but there's no getting around the lack of baffle step compensation that's normally built into the crossover of speakers like this. There were aspects I loved about the sound, especially at first, but after the initial wow factor wore off their flawed frequency response became less live-able.

Over the years I've auditioned the W-B Arc, Ref 3A De Capo, the Element Fire, and some single driver speakers at shows. I think there might be a common signature of crossover-less/minimal crossover speakers: immediacy, better than average dynamics for their size, fast transient response, usually better than average transparency and soundstaging as well. But I think they all sacrifice neutrality.

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I don't really like the sound of the Ikon 6 if I am honest, in comparison with the 2/6 they are a bit boring (it's thight but no punch or warmth), and not as clear as Dynaudio. But tomorrow I get my Focus set, I will post how they sound
Well in comparisons they might be a tad brighter than the Focus, they are more on the lines of the DM line, your Focus will be a much better speaker if you ask me... Now I am hugely curious to hear the new Emit line considering they are a blend of the DM/Excite and Focus lines and have gotten fantastic reviews from everyone that has reviewed them..... Ironically I had a pair of Dali Ikon 1 MKII and Ikon 2 along with a pair of Focus 160, and their wasn't any comparisons, the Focus out shined them in many ways.

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People are raving about the Taksims. I'm curious to hear them to see if they have improved on the frequency response of their two-ways. I auditioned the De Capos a couple times and thought they had a forward & shouty midrange balance and rough treble. They seemed to need a soft, ripe sounding tube amp to compensate. The Grand Veenas were fuller and more neutral.

I have a love-hate relationship with crossover-less designs, especially two-ways with a directly connected mid-woofer. I owned Wilson Benesch Vertex speakers for a couple years, they have a directly connected mid-woofer that goes all the way up to 5 KHz, with just a cap on the tweeter. They make them as flat as they can by mechanical & acoustical design, but there's no getting around the lack of baffle step compensation that's normally built into the crossover of speakers like this. There were aspects I loved about the sound, especially at first, but after the initial wow factor wore off their flawed frequency response became less live-able.

Over the years I've auditioned the W-B Arc, Ref 3A De Capo, the Element Fire, and some single driver speakers at shows. I think there might be a common signature of crossover-less/minimal crossover speakers: immediacy, better than average dynamics for their size, fast transient response, usually better than average transparency and soundstaging as well. But I think they all sacrifice neutrality.
I have about a week and a half left on my demo, i have been listening to them every day, right now I am leaning towards keeping them, it is such a good price...my mind may change after that time, but I doubt it. Lucky for me, i have the xd 600's in my home theater still, if I feel like swapping them, i already know that they work good in the 2 channel room. I would love to hear the reference 3a reflector(moniter) personally.
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Does anyone know a dealer who is selling Focus 340's in either rosewood or walnut finish, please pm me. Thanks!
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Previous Dynaudio owner here, thinking about coming back to the fold after a decade or so. I loved my previous Contour stereo setup. Also, the Danish style has a nice WAF I can't get elsewhere.

I have a mid-sized basement home theater and I've been considering an upgrade. The new Contour series caught my eye for a 5.1 setup. Am I correct in thinking they will be available in October?

I was considering Dolby Atmos for my upgrade as well but it doesn't look like Dynaudio is doing anything there, right?

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Does anyone know a dealer who is selling Focus 340's in either rosewood or walnut finish, please pm me. Thanks!
Does it have to be a dealer? Now that I have C4's my 340's (Rosewood) are just sitting... I also have a 210C...
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Does anyone know a dealer who is selling Focus 340's in either rosewood or walnut finish, please pm me. Thanks!
Does it have to be a dealer? Now that I have C4's my 340's (Rosewood) are just sitting... I also have a 210C...
What about the 260s?
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Does it have to be a dealer? Now that I have C4's my 340's (Rosewood) are just sitting... I also have a 210C...
It does not. But I just thought it would be safer / easier to buy from a dealer. I tried to pm you but I cannot because I am a new member. I just need 340's. How much do you want for the speakers? and what condition are they in?

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Does anyone know a dealer who is selling Focus 340's in either rosewood or walnut finish, please pm me. Thanks!
There are currently a set of 369s on audiogon
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There are currently a set of 360s on audiogon
Wow, that's a good price too, I wouldn't sell my 340's that cheap...
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Thanks. I saw that add as well. I thought 360 was an older version so I did not really considered that at this point. For those who have listened both 360 and 340, are there any difference from sonic quality perspective? Thanks
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Thanks. I saw that add as well. I thought 360 was an older version so I did not really considered that at this point. For those who have listened both 360 and 340, are there any difference from sonic quality perspective? Thanks
I've heard the 220 and 110A from the old line and the 160-380 in the newer line. The 220 v the 260 I can tell you the 220 was a little boomier, warmer and not as transparent. The 260s are more neutral, the topend sounds freer and the speakers seem easier to power where the 220s feel not as easily responsive to the power coming in, feeling like you had to turn the dial more to get better response.

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Thanks. I saw that add as well. I thought 360 was an older version so I did not really considered that at this point. For those who have listened both 360 and 340, are there any difference from sonic quality perspective? Thanks
I had the Focus 140 and 160 side-by-side. The 140s definitely had a more veiled sound, as if there was some sort of diffusion barrier between the speaker and me. The 160s brought highs across much more clearly, and had what seemed like tighter bass. I imagine the differences between the 220 and 260, and 360 and 380, follow similar trends.

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