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I have had my Focus 140s on #2 stands in my system for a few days and could not be happier. I had a chance to listen to some music the past few days and enjoyed every minute of it. I listened yesterday for about 5-6 hours playing CDs from The Allman Bros (Fillmore East SACD), Pink Floyd (DSOTM SACD), Steely Dan (Everything Must Go & Aja), Donald Fagen (Morph the Cat), Dire Straits (Brothers In Arms and On Every Street), Joe Walsh (But Seriously Folks), Jeff Beck (Blow By Blow) and Diana Krall (The Girl In the Other Room SACD).
I have listened to Fillmore East many times since it being the first album I ever bought and the SACD version is the best mix I have heard to date. The SQ while playing Fillmore just fills my room (small as it is) the clarity, resolution, soundstage and bass response is just amazing out of a small monitor speaker. I can say the same for every other CD I played yesterday.
One other thing that I noticed is that after 5-6 hours of music at fairly high volumes I did not have one bit of listening fatigue. I can not say this in regard to many of the other speakers I have had in my system over the last few years. I was beginning to think it was my room and lack of acoustical treatments but the 140s changed that.
My system consists of a Anthem AVM 30 pre-pro, Boston Acoustics A7200 amp and a Consonance CD 120. All the listening I have done has been in two channel analog direct. Although not as a complex a system as some in this thread I feel it is a very solid system and with the addition of the 140s make it complete. I am waiting for the Focus 200C I bought from a friend to arrive and will be all set then.
I want to thank Dynfan (Wes) for selling me his mint pair of broken in 140s. And also thanks to AudioArchitect (Matt) for his time and advice on Dynaudio line. I had more than one conversation with Matt and wish he was my local dealer but we could not be any further away. I am on the east coast in Maine and Matt is on the west coast. So if anyone is in need of info. on the Dynaudio line and they are in the San Diego area give Matt a shout.
My SACD collection
and HRAudio.net Library
, getting larger as my wallet gets smaller ;-).
Emotiva XMC-1, Wyred 4 Sound SX-500s, ST-500, ST-250, Oppo BDP-103/105D, Panasonic TC-P60GT50 plasma, Panamax 5100EX, Salk HT2-TLs, Salk 1801b center, Salk 1801TL (surrounds) and two Rythmik F12SEs.