Originally Posted by callas01
Umm.... I've heard the Sopras with Naim 272/250 3 times and as much as I love Naim I did not like the setup with the Focals. To me they sounded kinda on the bright side. For me the only great Focal lineup is the Aria, specifically the 936s. And don't get me wrong the Sopras do a lot of things right, but sonically they don't move me. I've heard the No.1, 2 and 3s.
This is why I said high note sound in your face and quite forward but the higher midrange is not in cause here. I am just playing the devils advocate
As NQ said it is often the recording, we have not specified the source material here and just to give you an example the Focus 260 is probably not the most laidback Dynaudio in the lot and yet you found the Sopras forward wich is not a false statement at all so tells me there is a lot of factors to take into account.
You know well Steve for what ever reason I have heard the 260s with T+A and I thought they were very aggressive at first and then heard them on Octave and then Sugden and they were a whole different speakers, might have been the recording.
When I heard the 20s, the guy next to me thought they were bright and I was mmm? I told him right away you have a tube amp. which he acknowledged on the spot
Very hard to do proper assessment of a speaker since so many factors have to be taken into account.
Hard to tell nowadays what is transparent and neutral.
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