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post #4921 of 6419
Just ordered my 836 v's. I thought waiting for battlefield 3 was painful. Can't wait....
post #4922 of 6419
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Originally Posted by jclif77 View Post

Just ordered my 836 v's. I thought waiting for battlefield 3 was painful. Can't wait....

Congrats on the acquisition of the 836v's. I hope they are nicer to your ears. How did it go with selling your Energy Veritas?? Any Luck?

I completely forgot that was coming out this AM! Let me know what you impressions of BF3 are. I was thinking of just waiting for MW3 but I am not sure.
post #4923 of 6419
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Originally Posted by ejusted View Post


Congrats on the acquisition of the 836v's. I hope they are nicer to your ears. How did it go with selling your Energy Veritas?? Any Luck?

I completely forgot that was coming out this AM! Let me know what you impressions of BF3 are. I was thinking of just waiting for MW3 but I am not sure.

I did sell the Energy's at a very discounted price but they had to go. I went to Overture in Delaware and did an A/B comparison between B&W CM9s and the 836's. No disrespect to B&W's admirers but they were simply dead compared to the 836's. They were very detailed but warm. They great thing about the speakers were, they were connected to an Integra DTR 50.3 which has the same audio and amplifier components as my 50.2. Can't wait! Thanks for all of your help, Focal lovers


BF3 is awesome, my eyes are blood shot red and my wife is shaking her head in shame, lol.
post #4924 of 6419
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Originally Posted by jclif77 View Post

Just ordered my 836 v's. I thought waiting for battlefield 3 was painful. Can't wait....

Sweet. Please let us know how they sound when you get them set up.
post #4925 of 6419
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Originally Posted by MIkeDuke View Post


Sweet. Please let us know how they sound when you get them set up.

Hey Mike, it will be about a week but I'll provide updates
post #4926 of 6419
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Originally Posted by jclif77 View Post

Hey Mike, it will be about a week but I'll provide updates

One long sad week. Looking forward to your thoughts. BTW I bought my Integra 80.2 at Overture.
post #4927 of 6419
Have any of you guys compared the Focal 807v's to any b&w speakers? I am on the fence about purchasing the b&w 685's and have been told that Focal's might be better suited to my taist. I am looking for a very revealing speaker with a great top end. My budget is $1,500.00 and below. These will be used soley for music as I already have a great ht system.
post #4928 of 6419
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Originally Posted by MIkeDuke View Post


One long sad week. Looking forward to your thoughts. BTW I bought my Integra 80.2 at Overture.

Sad it is, they didn't have them in stock so I have to wait 7 to 10 days...
post #4929 of 6419
I run focals in my truck krx2 components in my front and polyglass rear with alpine imprint, simply awesome!!!
post #4930 of 6419
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Originally Posted by Martycool007 View Post

Have any of you guys compared the Focal 807v's to any b&w speakers? I am on the fence about purchasing the b&w 685's and have been told that Focal's might be better suited to my taist. I am looking for a very revealing speaker with a great top end. My budget is $1,500.00 and below. These will be used soley for music as I already have a great ht system.

When I went to demo the B&W's vs Focal, Focal, hands down, was in a different class. It was explained that Focal out classes B&W in their 6,7 and 800 series. I will repeat what everyone else already says: listen for yourself if you have the chance. Another comforting idea is that everything is done in house with Focal. Good luck and good listening...
post #4931 of 6419
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Originally Posted by MIkeDuke View Post


One long sad week. Looking forward to your thoughts. BTW I bought my Integra 80.2 at Overture.

I love that place...
post #4932 of 6419
Guys, A couple of days ago i got a brand new CC700V center to complete my 3.1 setup. I already have Chorus 706V for fronts. The thing is.. when listening to multichannel audio and movies, i get the felling that the voices come through muffled or not clear enough through the center channel. as if the quality of the CC700V is not on par with the 706V. Anybody else with the same feeling? I tried different recordings and i´m not satisfied with the performance of the speaker.. Any thoughts?? Thanks!!!
post #4933 of 6419
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Originally Posted by Fedex1980 View Post

Guys, A couple of days ago i got a brand new CC700V center to complete my 3.1 setup. I already have Chorus 706V for fronts. The thing is.. when listening to multichannel audio and movies, i get the felling that the voices come through muffled or not clear enough through the center channel. as if the quality of the CC700V is not on par with the 706V. Anybody else with the same feeling? I tried different recordings and i´m not satisfied with the performance of the speaker.. Any thoughts?? Thanks!!!

The center should be matched to the fronts, so I suspect it's a placement issue rather than a speaker issue. Have you got the center angled toward the listener? Have you rerun whatever EQ package your receiver uses?
post #4934 of 6419
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Originally Posted by Fedex1980 View Post

Guys, A couple of days ago i got a brand new CC700V center to complete my 3.1 setup. I already have Chorus 706V for fronts. The thing is.. when listening to multichannel audio and movies, i get the felling that the voices come through muffled or not clear enough through the center channel. as if the quality of the CC700V is not on par with the 706V. Anybody else with the same feeling? I tried different recordings and i´m not satisfied with the performance of the speaker.. Any thoughts?? Thanks!!!

I have the CC800. These speakers need a few hours of playing time to sound their best.

Also, have you verified that you do not have the polarity reversed on the speaker connections?
post #4935 of 6419
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Originally Posted by bfreedma View Post

The center should be matched to the fronts, so I suspect it's a placement issue rather than a speaker issue. Have you got the center angled toward the listener? Have you rerun whatever EQ package your receiver uses?

Thanks guys for your answers.

@bfreedma the center channel is in the same place where i had my Monitor Audio BR Center which sounded fine. it´s not aimed at the listening position, actuallly sits in a open cabinet below my lcd screen. I ran Audyssey MulteqXT several times. What´s strange is that whith Audyssey engaged the receiver has to make a lot of adjustments to the Eq curve. both in high and low frequencies. i´m talking big changes -6db -4.5db + 3db +4db not just small +0.5db adjustments...

@MUDCAT45 i´m pretty sure that polarity is set OK. but i´ll doublecheck..

Thanks!
post #4936 of 6419
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Originally Posted by Fedex1980 View Post

Thanks guys for your answers.

@bfreedma the center channel is in the same place where i had my Monitor Audio BR Center which sounded fine. it´s not aimed at the listening position, actuallly sits in a open cabinet below my lcd screen. I ran Audyssey MulteqXT several times. What´s strange is that whith Audyssey engaged the receiver has to make a lot of adjustments to the Eq curve. both in high and low frequencies. i´m talking big changes -6db -4.5db + 3db +4db not just small +0.5db adjustments...

@MUDCAT45 i´m pretty sure that polarity is set OK. but i´ll doublecheck..

Thanks!

Did the CC800 that you brought home have the same problem as the CC700?
post #4937 of 6419
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Originally Posted by MUDCAT45 View Post

Did the CC800 that you brought home have the same problem as the CC700?

MUDCAT45 believe it or not i ended returning the 800 combo without actually listening to the CC800. The acrylic finish on the 800 series drove me crazy. I prefered the matte finish of the 700, although sonically i preferred the 800 series (not a night and day difference).
post #4938 of 6419
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Originally Posted by Fedex1980 View Post


MUDCAT45 believe it or not i ended returning the 800 combo without actually listening to the CC800. The acrylic finish on the 800 series drove me crazy. I prefered the matte finish of the 700, although sonically i preferred the 800 series (not a night and day difference).

What about the acrylic that was so bad that it made you return it? When I think of acrylic, I think of a woman's finger nail...
post #4939 of 6419
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Originally Posted by jclif77 View Post

What about the acrylic that was so bad that it made you return it? When I think of acrylic, I think of a woman's finger nail...

According to Focal "...For the first time, these speakers employ a covering in acrylic, which the mirror luster gives a depth in the black finish never seen before on a speaker, not even with a true piano black lacquer.."

What they omit to mention is that this acrylic is susceptible to micro scratches and scuffs, no matter how gently you clean them with the softest of microfiber cloths.. I live in an apartment where dust is a problem.. so i need to dust off my equipment on almost a daily basis. As soon as i cleaned the speaker for the first time with the included cloth it started showing very tiny micro scratches... call me anal, but i like to keep my audio equipment in mint condition.. I can´t imagine what they would look like 6 months / 1 year from now..

That´s what bothered me of the speakers and made me exchange them.
post #4940 of 6419
Well that's not good...
post #4941 of 6419
Anyone who has the Focal Chorus 714V or 716V or 726V??

I need some advises!

Thanks!
post #4942 of 6419
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Originally Posted by Fedex1980 View Post

According to Focal "...For the first time, these speakers employ a covering in acrylic, which the mirror luster gives a depth in the black finish never seen before on a speaker, not even with a true piano black lacquer.."

What they omit to mention is that this acrylic is susceptible to micro scratches and scuffs, no matter how gently you clean them with the softest of microfiber cloths.. I live in an apartment where dust is a problem.. so i need to dust off my equipment on almost a daily basis. As soon as i cleaned the speaker for the first time with the included cloth it started showing very tiny micro scratches... call me anal, but i like to keep my audio equipment in mint condition.. I can´t imagine what they would look like 6 months / 1 year from now..

That´s what bothered me of the speakers and made me exchange them.

Just thinking out loud here but what about using compressed air cans to clean them?
post #4943 of 6419
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Originally Posted by drewTT View Post


Just thinking out loud here but what about using compressed air cans to clean them?

that's what I was thinking too. There has to be a way to clean it without destroying the finish. Do dealers have to order the speakers from the main warehouse in France? I ordered a pair on the 25th and they still haven't arrived yet.
post #4944 of 6419
My dealer told me the Focals ship from Canada into the U.S.

However, I noticed that Audio Plus Services seems to be a U.S. distributor based in NY. http://www.audioplusservices.com/
post #4945 of 6419
I am still going back and forth trying to decide between the 816 and 826. Just need to sell the rest of my current speakers and it's on...

Actually, ran across a mint pair of 816s localy but the seller misrepresented them in the ad. Said they were ebony while in fact they were the moka color. The price is very good though. Anyone local in socal should check ebay for them...
post #4946 of 6419
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Originally Posted by drewTT View Post

My dealer told me the Focals ship from Canada into the U.S.

However, I noticed that Audio Plus Services seems to be a U.S. distributor based in NY. http://www.audioplusservices.com/

I ordered it from a store
post #4947 of 6419
Anyone could help me with the Focal Chorus 716v?

I want to buy a pair but nobody has a demo to audit it... It makes really hard to make a decision.
post #4948 of 6419
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Originally Posted by jclif77 View Post

I ordered it from a store

Sure, the store will then order it from the distributor, most likely the one I mentioned above. Most dealers down here don't keep stock on hand.
post #4949 of 6419
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Originally Posted by drewTT View Post


Sure, the store will then order it from the distributor, most likely the one I mentioned above. Most dealers down here don't keep stock on hand.

Ok, thanks Drew
post #4950 of 6419
I absolutely love my 826W Limited Editions. I was considering them or getting into the electra series, but after speaking with the rep it sounds like the 826W's are the best value in the electra and chorus lines.

Diamond White finish is amazing btw.
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