Originally Posted by scopedude
Guys, I'm a new member here, my first post
I'm offered a pair of Focus 160 (brand new) at $1,670. Is it a good price? I know it's a discontinued model and the dealer just want to finish this model.
Yes, it's a good price. For reference, I paid $2000 for mine when I first heard they were discontinued. That was after production had stopped but while there was still inventory and they were still listed on Dynaudio's web site. In the US, Dedicated Audio cleared out the last remaining stock, and the lowest price I saw at the bitter end of the clearance was $1800. Retail price was USD $2900 when they were a current model.
Used Focus 160s are typically advertised on Audiogon and Audio Mart for $1600-1800. A few higher and lower than that. A realistic sale price for used 160s in good condition is probably around $1500. So if you can get a new pair for $1670, I would go for it. If you end up not liking them, you're only going to lose 10% or so on resale.
I think the second generation Focus offered excellent performance for the price. They should have sold like hot cakes. At first I thought their look & finish was kind of low budget, but they sounded better than they looked. And the look has grown on me over time.
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