Originally Posted by SuperPoser
I'm a long time Focal fan with a review and a question.
Old system: 4x Chorus 716S (L, R, SL, SR), 1x Chorus CC700S, and 2x Chorus 706S (RL, RR). I have loved these speakers since 2004. But due to a late night collision, I trashed a 716S grill... (Whoops!)
I was able to leverage the unsightly grill-less 716S and convinced my wife we needed new speakers (at least for the fronts).
I picked up a set of Electra 1027S to replace the two fronts and wow!!! The upgrade is incredible for 2channel! Better highs, mids, and lows! I can easily hear each individual instrument where before with the Chorus 716S's the background instruments seemed to be covered up by the louder instrument.
I was told these required about 100 hours of burn in, but I noticed a nice improvement in about half that time.
I did audition the 1007Be which was very nice, but for about the same price and the purpose of also playing movies, I like the 1027S better.
In movies, I haven't noticed as much of an improvement which leads to my question:
The Electra CC1000S is next to nowhere for sale... I am sure the Be version would be awesome, but that is very pricy.
How does the Profile line compare to the Electra S line? I am fairly sure the 6.5" and 3" W-Cone speakers are the same, but are they the same tweeters?
Another possibility is the Chorus 800W which I again think uses the same 6.5" W-Cone, but I am not sure about the tweeter, nor the quality of the crossover or enclosure.
If anyone has experience with the various center channels, please let me know. I'm trying to determine what would be worth the upgrade from the Chorus CC700S.
Here are my electronics:
Denon DVD-3910 from the Upgrade Company (I use the 2ch and 6ch outs) (I purchased this used, it was already upgraded)
Samsung Bluray Disk Player (I use HDMI into the Anthem for audio)