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Since we are talking about Focals....what are the sound difference between arias and chorus 700 and 800 series?

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Can't wait for your review! I wanna see pics!
Will definitely be taking lots of pictures of the two setups!
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I haven't heard the current Silver series but I had heard the RS and RX series. Personally I like the Aria series more so then the MAs for music, especially the types of music you're listening to. Not to say the focals don't play rock or EDM well either, just the MAs may play those styles with a different perspective, one I'd say that's slightly more aggressive. I heard the 936s on Cambridge gear, the MAs on Denon AVR. As far as bass response, both are pretty good, I'm used to my Dynaudios so I find them both lacking just a touch, but perhaps the MAs have slightly better bass then the focals but the mids and highs on the focals pull ahead of the MAs.
Hello Callas01,

i know that this is an old thread but which Dynaudios are comparable to Focal Arias and MA Silver 8?

Thanks in Advance!
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Hello Callas01,

i know that this is an old thread but which Dynaudios are comparable to Focal Arias and MA Silver 8?

Thanks in Advance!
I'd say the Excite X34 would be in the same range of the Arias and MA Silvers. I have the Focus line speakers, more in line with the MA GX series, but focal has a large jump from the 900s to the Sopras. There's a dealer a little ways away from me and they have the Dyn X34, X14, paradigm studio 60 and Monitor 11 and the focal 905 and 936. One of the partners told me that's because they all prefer one speaker to the others, they couldn't decide on 2 so they did all 3. Haha. It all comes down to preference.

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I did, here is a thread that I started with a review - https://www.avsforum.com/forum/89-spe...ria-936-a.html

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I did, here is a thread that I started with a review - https://www.avsforum.com/forum/89-spe...ria-936-a.html
Thanks. Nice comparison and pics. Looking forward to more feedback after your weekend's critical listening
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