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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.

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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.

Greg, congrats on the 1028's.
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In May I decided to sell my B&W CM7 speakers so I started to audition something a few steps up. At first I was gonna stay in the B&W series so I listened to the new CM10, 804D and the Focal1028. I tried to talk myself into just getting the CM10 but after I took my own amp to the store to demo them again, I was hooked on the Focal's. I bought a pair in some new black wood, but it wasn't the shiny Piano Black you normally see in the literature. They also have a new brown color not shown in their literature. My findings about the speakers were exactly like yours.

I was using a NAD M-3 Integrated Amp with a Cambridge 840C and a Bryston BDA-1 DAC. A month down the road I decided to listen to a few other CD Players/Transports and I found all quite different on these speakers. They (speakers) are so clear, detailed and musical the differences were quite dramatic. I ended up with a new Simaudio Neo260D, fed into the Bryston DAC. To be honest, I haven't tried the built-in DAC on the Neo yet so I'm not sure if it will outperform the Bryston. Also, I have an Oppo which I tried into the Bryston DAC, but sadly it didn't cut the mustard, sonically. I use it for everything else, but definately not 2-ch HighEnd Sound.

Last month I decided to "try" a new amp. Well, once I heard a top shelf amp with these speakers, the "try" instantly turned to "keep". I ended up with a Simaudio 740i. It's a very nice match with the Focal Sound. The amp really opened up a window on the sound these speakers are capable of producing.
It's a beautiful speaker and one you will find rewards you immensely with every upgrade further up the line. I'm hearing spatial effects, subtle detail and even extra singers on familiar songs I never heard before. You're in for a fun and learning experience with your speakers.

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