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Well, I've ordered the Electra 1028 Be in low luster walnut finish. I'll report back once they arrive!
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Well, I've ordered the Electra 1028 Be in low luster walnut finish. I'll report back once they arrive!
Very nice! You and Scirica are making me very jealous. My lowly Chorus 826Vs and 706Vs just can't compete.

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Well, I've ordered the Electra 1028 Be in low luster walnut finish. I'll report back once they arrive!
Nice! Looking forward to hearing your impressions.


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Well, I've ordered the Electra 1028 Be in low luster walnut finish. I'll report back once they arrive!
Congrats on the new purchase Greg.

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Well, I've ordered the Electra 1028 Be in low luster walnut finish. I'll report back once they arrive!
Very nice. Having heard them, and owning the 1027 Be's, I can honestly say that you should be happy with them for a long time. Looking forward to your report.

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Quick question: Why does Focal's site still show the Chorus 800V series up front and center? I thought they had been discontinued along with the Chorus 700V.

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The 800 series is discontinued. The only reason i can come up with is for Focal and retailers to sale remaining inventories. I just bought brand new 816v from local shop at almost half of msrp and they had another 8 pair in store.
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I have the Chorus CC701 center hooked up to a sr6007. I think my ears are playing tricks on me. Whenever I hear the letter S spoken it sounds like ssssss almost like clipping or a lisp. I'm wondering if it's just the way the speaker sounds or an issue with something. The speaker does sound clear, direct, and very upfront. Maybe I'm focusing on it which is making it worse. Any thoughts?
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I have the Chorus CC701 center hooked up to a sr6007. I think my ears are playing tricks on me. Whenever I hear the letter S spoken it sounds like ssssss almost like clipping or a lisp. I'm wondering if it's just the way the speaker sounds or an issue with something. The speaker does sound clear, direct, and very upfront. Maybe I'm focusing on it which is making it worse. Any thoughts?
It shouldn't sound like that unless you're watching RuPaul's show on cable.
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They have arrived.
They look great! How do you like them so far?

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They have arrived.
Congrats on the new setup. They look great.
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They look great! How do you like them so far?
They are phenomenal! I am pleasantly surprised by my Anthem PVA7 and Oppo BDP-105. Of course the 1028 Be is highly efficient, but the amp and digital preamp combo sounds far better than I expected. I do intend to get a new integrated amp with analog volume control as soon as possible, though. There is far more detail and control to be obtained with a better integrated analog amp.

Overall, the Electra is nothing short of wonderful. Movies and TV are just crystal clear. Music is effortless and the response from the Electra is so fast. The bass is tight and much deeper than I expected. I thought I would need a subwoofer, but I will spare the expense and save my neighbors some headaches. The 1028 Be is well controlled into the really low 30 Hz range and fills up the room nicely.

I've got many years of blissful sound ahead of me and I'm really looking forward to it.
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They are phenomenal! I am pleasantly surprised by my Anthem PVA7 and Oppo BDP-105. Of course the 1028 Be is highly efficient, but the amp and digital preamp combo sounds far better than I expected. I do intend to get a new integrated amp with analog volume control as soon as possible, though. There is far more detail and control to be obtained with a better integrated analog amp.

Overall, the Electra is nothing short of wonderful. Movies and TV are just crystal clear. Music is effortless and the response from the Electra is so fast. The bass is tight and much deeper than I expected. I thought I would need a subwoofer, but I will spare the expense and save my neighbors some headaches. The 1028 Be is well controlled into the really low 30 Hz range and fills up the room nicely.

I've got many years of blissful sound ahead of me and I'm really looking forward to it.
Very nice. One day I hope to own a pair of Electra 1028 Be towers and a Parasound Halo A21 amp and P5 preamp.

Enjoy!

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