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Anyone use the Focus 110A? Seems very affordable especially with it being powered. But not sure if they really are up to snuff sound wise. Would use them as bookshelves at the office for a while then as surround for HT with Focus 340.
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Or maybe Borderdog could render his services and redo my Rosewood SCX in Black Lacquer, or better yet Mocca!
I could do your center in black lacquer quite easily, but the Mocha would be out of the question because they are such different woods. Rosewood is a heavy grained wood and in no way even close to the Dyn Mocha finish which is based on Birdseye Maple which is very tight-grained.
I do have a friend's Birdseye Maple Confidence Center which could easily be converted to Mocha.

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Anyone use the Focus 110A? Seems very affordable especially with it being powered. But not sure if they really are up to snuff sound wise. Would use them as bookshelves at the office for a while then as surround for HT with Focus 340.
My dealer used to carry the 110A all the time and it always sounded great. For your office I think you'd really enjoy them. As surrounds... You'd have to run a pretty long RCA cable and also have an outlet nearby. Otherwise I think they'd do great.

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Borderdog: I will give you call, as black lacquer would work, the setup doesn't look bad as is, but black would mate better with the Moccas. Also the stand design you sent me looks good except only two shelfs in center and then one on each side for Amps.
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Anyone use the Focus 110A? Seems very affordable especially with it being powered. But not sure if they really are up to snuff sound wise. Would use them as bookshelves at the office for a while then as surround for HT with Focus 340.
I've had a pair of 110A's for a few years now as my main listening setup. They're great, sound much bigger than their size would indicate, and can handle anything I've thrown at them. The level and filter settings on the back are adequate for dialing in the sound to your room. I do pair them with a sub because they don't have the low end grunt, but easily they are the best pair of monitors I've owned. Definitely worth picking up if a good used pair shows up for sale.
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Here's a couple of pics I snapped last night of my 110A's as I was trial fitting them on new custom stands I made for them from aluminum plate & extrusion. I think they turned out pretty nice, and beefy as hell.


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Here's a couple of pics I snapped last night of my 110A's as I was trial fitting them on new custom stands I made for them from aluminum plate & extrusion. I think they turned out pretty nice, and beefy as hell.
Those stands look great!
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Hi Don

Redid the grill cloths on my Contours a few years ago and the best alternative, actually I prefer it over using glue, is Seamstress Fusible Tape, you use an iron, works like a charm.
Hi Rob,

could you please share how do did that? I've been practicing to redo the grill cloth for my Special Twenty Fives, but so far the results are nowhere near as good as I want it to be. The cloth I have is thicker than what Dynaudio uses, but looks similar from a small distance.

I use a strong glue, fold at the corners and make a 45 degree cut, so that I don't get the cloth layers stacked on top each other at the corners. But this is pretty darn difficult to do neatly...
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Went to my dealer last week. Turns out they won't get any Contour LE for auditioning, too bad. Would really like to hear them to compare with other lines as I am looking to upgrade to floorstanding speakers.

In regards to the Fokus XD line the guy there said something I read somewhere, maybe it was in this forum.
Went something like this:
The new Focus XD line is on par with or even better than confidence line. Not driver vs driver, but entire setup vs setup.
He said it was due to the fact that Dynaudio could tailor the amps for each driver and didn't have to make something where it should sound "good" on a lot of different amps and setups as might be with the "traditional" speakers. He used an analogy something like iPhone vs Andriod (iPhones seemingly running smoother as it doenst have to work with every program out there).

I am very sceptical about this though, some alarm bells ringing, I mean, it is not like active speakers are an invention of Dynaudio (also typical sales speech, read what he said almost word for word somewhere online).
Alas, before Christmas they should have the 400XD and I will compare those to C1 and probably Contour S 3.4 in their listening room.

Another thing I've noted about the XD's and something the dealer also talked about is the ability to turn +1dB or -1dB treble on the back of these speakers, which he said is not "just" turning it up and down but also something about changing the phase, to optimize to the room. Same goes with the ability to set each speaker to "corner, wall or neutral". I can't figure out if I like this or I feel they go away from the pure sound they I normally think of when thinking Dynaudio.
I've heard both the Focus XD200 and 400 up close and personal. I was really impressed by them, being a Special Twenty Five owner. In a number of ways I though the XD200 sounded better and smoother than my Rotel driven S25's. Since the Focus XD takes a digital signal and only converts that to analog right before the drivers, all amplification can be fully driver-optimised. It's definitely not just another active system. It's a new take on sound reproduction in a digitized world. If you can, I'd definitely seriously audition them before spending money on a complete set based on higher-end labeled speakers, like Contours. When going the XD-route, you'll have to re-evaluate how to build your system, since traditional laws of pre/amp combinations no longer apply.

You can read more about my experience with them here:
Dynaudio Owner's Thread

Hope this helps.
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