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post #6481 of 6487 Old 06-05-2014, 10:26 PM
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It sounds great to me. For example, in older systems I've had, even with speakers that were same drivers and timbre matched, when voice would pan from left to center, i could hear the transition. I would attribute this more to the crossovers in the speakers. I don't get this issue with the focals. They blend perfectly.

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Does anybody know what kind of insulation do they use inside in the  focal aria range of speakers or in the chorus 800 series. Rock wool,. glass wool , or some other kind ? 

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I've got Focal 716V 2.5-way towers, matching center, and older JMLab Tantal 507 bookshelf rears, powered by a Denon X2000. I have a Rythmik FV15HP sub on the way. Any advice on where to set the crossover point between the speakers and sub?

I figured I'd start with the textbook 80hz "small" speaker setting, but obviously my speakers (even the rears) can go a lot lower than that. To be clear, this is for home theater. For music (I listen to a lot of classical, especially solo and chamber) I'm guessing I'll prefer to let the towers do their stereo thing via the "pure direct" mode and turn off the sub.

Of course there'll be some classical music (organ, and even orchestral) where I'll want the sub to supplement the towers, in a perfect world I'd have two crossover settings, maybe an 80hz one for home theater and a 40hz one for music where I want the sub, but I don't think the Denon will allow me to store two different crossover settings (by all means correct me if I'm mistaken).

And yes, I know it's minor sacrilege to at least some here to power these speakers with this AVR, or to reduce these speakers to a "small" home theater role, but it is what it is--feedback welcome given my constraints, as opposed to a perfect world in which I had dedicated movie and music systems or a much more expensive AVR. Thanks!
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I've got Focal 716V 2.5-way towers, matching center, and older JMLab Tantal 507 bookshelf rears, powered by a Denon X2000. I have a Rythmik FV15HP sub on the way. Any advice on where to set the crossover point between the speakers and sub?

I figured I'd start with the textbook 80hz "small" speaker setting, but obviously my speakers (even the rears) can go a lot lower than that. To be clear, this is for home theater. For music (I listen to a lot of classical, especially solo and chamber) I'm guessing I'll prefer to let the towers do their stereo thing via the "pure direct" mode and turn off the sub.

Of course there'll be some classical music (organ, and even orchestral) where I'll want the sub to supplement the towers, in a perfect world I'd have two crossover settings, maybe an 80hz one for home theater and a 40hz one for music where I want the sub, but I don't think the Denon will allow me to store two different crossover settings (by all means correct me if I'm mistaken).

And yes, I know it's minor sacrilege to at least some here to power these speakers with this AVR, or to reduce these speakers to a "small" home theater role, but it is what it is--feedback welcome given my constraints, as opposed to a perfect world in which I had dedicated movie and music systems or a much more expensive AVR. Thanks!
Okay, so my towers are rated to 50 hz, my center is rated to 61 hz, and my surrounds are rated to 62 hz (which surprises me, they feel like they hit fairly low, in a large space without corner loading). So I'm thinking the standard 80 hz crossover to the sub is probably the best choice, though I could perhaps go as low as 60 hz to let the towers do their thing more on music.
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Just got finished listening to the Electra 1000Be2 and WOW they were awesome. Driven buy a 16K Devailet amp. Pretty sure I want to pull the trigger on the Electra's but someone is really pushing me to listen to the Aerial 7T's before I make a purchase.

Now it's time to shop for best price on the Electra and also need to figure out what pre/dac/amp combo to go with.
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Hi all, new to Focal nirvana and seeking advice. I bought Chorus 816V with a CC700 center channel and i'm wondering if there is a notable difference with the CC800V center channel and if it's worth the trade. The stuff in my sig is my previous setup which is all on sale (only the speakers, not the sub or avr).

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Hi all, new to Focal nirvana and seeking advice. I bought Chorus 816V with a CC700 center channel and i'm wondering if there is a notable difference with the CC800V center channel and if it's worth the trade. The stuff in my sig is my previous setup which is all on sale (only the speakers, not the sub or avr).
I only have the 700 series so I can't give you a comparison, but I wouldn't expect a big difference in sound. I find the CC700 a bit lacking in bass and the CC800V has a bigger enclosure (still sealed though), so that may be a plus. Otherwise the specs are very similar, so it's probably more a matter of aesthetics than sound.

All assuming it's the new (2013) CC700 you have!
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