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My Amp is a BC Acoustique EX332D. I cannot find the damping factor, but still I don’t know if a DF is better to be low or high. Naim and Musical fidelity have low DF and they are claimed to attack speakers very well. I think my Amp has a couple of output transistors (one per output) but not sure

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Well, idiot me. I had my 948 with almost no toe-in and 40cm from the back wall. Just following the “consensus” about how to place these speakers. I have now:

- placed then very close to the rear wall (10cm)
- towed them in (around 15 degrees)
- tilted them backwards (lifting the front spikes with the supplied rubber feet, around 7mm).

This has brought a big improvement, and in the order of the 3 changes I have introduced

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My Amp is a BC Acoustique EX332D. I cannot find the damping factor, but still I don’t know if a DF is better to be low or high. Naim and Musical fidelity have low DF and they are claimed to attack speakers very well. I think my Amp has a couple of output transistors (one per output) but not sure
OK, first I have to make some disclaimers: I am not an audiophile enthusiast, I am engineer that is very interested in amplifier design and designed SS hifi amps and guitars amps. I never go around and listen to every speaker and amp. I comment on this because I suspect my 913.1 is in the same class as yours. That I have done a lot of experiment and design amps around the 913.1. So you have to take that into consideration.

For med/high end speakers like ours, One important thing is the crossover. The better the speakers, the better the components used in the crossover. Better components are lower loss components. The better the components in crossover means the impedance spike and dip much sharper. It can swing up to high impedance very sudden at some frequency and impedance can dip very low and sharp at some other frequency. We called this resonance and the better the components, the higher the "Q" and the peak and dip gets sharper and more extreme. There's no other way about this. Cheap speakers use lower grade components and the Q is low and no extreme impedance swing and easier on the amp.

I found my 913.1 very sensitive to speaker cables. Even using a good amp, with subpar cable, sound doesn't come out, I lost dynamics, sound stage, 3D and clarity. I need very low loss cables to get good sound. Amp is the same way, One needs very low output impedance ( high damping factor) so the peak and dip of the speaker impedance will not affect the output signal. Amp and speaker cable work together as one far as I concern. I look at damping factor AT THE CABLE END at the input of the speaker, not just at the output of the amp. You need very high damping factor ( low output impedance) at the input of the speaker. So I look at the amp and cable as one.

First the amp, I am pretty comfortable to say any amp that has only one pair of output transistor will not work very well with my 913.1. It is a 4ohm speaker and I believe it will dip below 2ohm ( say 1ohm) at some point. One pair of output transistor just won't do it. It might not burn, but it's going to increase distortion. There is no way out of this. That's the reason why Krell, Mark Levingston type of high end amps use 10+ pair of transistors. I can assure you that's not marketing hype. For speakers that are easy to drive, you really don't need good amp.

Like the pair of Kef floor standing Uni-Q I have before, It's 8ohm and must not have very good clossover network components. It's not hard to drive. I got by with smaller cable and never complained. When I first bought the 913.1, I just hooked it up. I almost cried. Paid over 3 times the Kef and not sounding any better. Then I start using monster 12 gauge, it got better, sound started to open up a little. I add the second pair in parallel, it got better. I ended up using 3 pairs of monster 12 gauge for each speaker. At the time, I use the Acurus ( 4 pairs).

I did extensive experiment and measurement on THD ( distortion measurement) during the time I was designing my own amp. I found the monster cable is way too lossy, I had to start experiment with cable design. I am born cheap, there's no way in hell I'm willing to pay hundreds of dollars for stupid cable!!! So I use theory and experimented in cables using cheaper stuffs. I found using 5 pairs of those red/black 16 gauge cables I bought on ebay and twist them together and make one cable. It beats two pairs of 12 gauge monster cable in parallel. With my new amp, the sound really open up, When I run in monoblock mode using two amps( so I can shorten the cable to 4ft long only), the sound stage, 3D and separation almost sounded like a very high quality headphone that you hear the sound around me like in my head.

One thing, I never say damping factor of amps is everything. There are tube amps that has very low damping factor and people swear by them. It all depends on the type of speakers. Tube amps "WORK" with the speaker rather than control the speaker. I am not experience enough to comment. I can only tell you I built a single ended tube amp and tried on the 913.1, it sounded absolutely crap. Sound just did not come out. That shows me my 913.1 is NOT one of those that work with the speaker. Based on my experiment with amps and cables, I believe my speakers need to be controlled, not working together.

I could be wrong, I think you need a better amp and look into the cable. I don't believe the RCA cables at the input is important at all, only the speaker cables.

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Thanks alan for the detailed answer. I have ordered a Van Damme cable just to experiment, tough I don’t have big expectations from this change. I believe my Amp is very capable too, if you look for specs and reviews, is well regarded, although not very known (it is French). But I will find out the point if number of transistors

My focal Aria 948 I think have nothing to do with your 913.1. They have 25-30 years difference

I believe the biggest factor in sound are the speakers, and as I posted above, the placement and room interaction.

With the three changes I have made, now I am happier

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Looks they have a new pro monitor line, Shape. The Shape 40 could make for very nice computer speakers. Anyone try these yet?

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Thanks alan for the detailed answer. I have ordered a Van Damme cable just to experiment, tough I don’t have big expectations from this change. I believe my Amp is very capable too, if you look for specs and reviews, is well regarded, although not very known (it is French). But I will find out the point if number of transistors

My focal Aria 948 I think have nothing to do with your 913.1. They have 25-30 years difference

I believe the biggest factor in sound are the speakers, and as I posted above, the placement and room interaction.

With the three changes I have made, now I am happier
You really think speaker advanced in the last 20 years. I seriously question that. I can assure you other than class D amp, all the class A and class AB amps have not advance since the mid 80s when the newer faster power transistors came into the market. Even at that, it's marginal. I take a good used amp from the 80s any time of the day over any of the new not as good amps. I studied hundreds of schematics to say this. It is very questionable any class D amps can measure up to the best of the good old fashion class A or high bias class AB. Class D is just you get a lot for less.

Unless there are newer technology that I don't aware of in speakers, they still designed the same way, cone, voice coil, all the same. Improvement is incremental at best, very likely just change models just for the sake of marketing.

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I wanted to point out, as you asked, that the 948 is a different line from Focal than your 913

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You really think speaker advanced in the last 20 years. I seriously question that. I can assure you other than class D amp, all the class A and class AB amps have not advance since the mid 80s when the newer faster power transistors came into the market. Even at that, it's marginal. I take a good used amp from the 80s any time of the day over any of the new not as good amps. I studied hundreds of schematics to say this. It is very questionable any class D amps can measure up to the best of the good old fashion class A or high bias class AB. Class D is just you get a lot for less.

Unless there are newer technology that I don't aware of in speakers, they still designed the same way, cone, voice coil, all the same. Improvement is incremental at best, very likely just change models just for the sake of marketing.
In some cases, some companies have barely improved. Unfortunately you are dead wrong most of the time. Speaker technology has improved due to lots of R&D. Also, if you consider yourself an engineer, yet you believe in cables making a difference....


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Hello forum and all Focal owners!

I am about to move on from my Canton Vento 886s (bit too bright and clinical - very edgy on some female vocals) and unless I listen to anything else in the next few weeks*, I have arrowed it down to the Aria 936 and the GoldenEar Triton 3+ with the ProAc DT8 as a left-field outsider.

With trade-in, both are pretty much identically priced here in New Zealand, so it is really down to personal choice.

Much as I love the sound of the GoldenEars, I was leaning towards the Focals but I have seen some reports and pictures of shoddy quality control and pretty low-rent interior construction and materials on the Focals which frankly I was surprised by.

Those who own the Aria range - are they really that cheap and cheerful under the polished skin? Have they proven unreliable and or quick to break or fade when pushed?

Apologies if this has been covered in full earlier in the thread...it is a long one to trawl through!




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I have no cosmetic or performance issues with my 948's. use em everyday last 2 years.

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Lately I find my 948 a bit lifeless. I have tried different amps (now Roksan K3) and different positions, but never 100% satisfied

Which amp do you have, torii?

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I have 2 nad 275bee amps bridged with the marantz avr. I feel like upgrading the marantz avr...but im still really happy...been listening to alot of tidal mqa.

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I think your marantz will be good enough as pre-amp. I use my AVR Yamaha in Pure Direct mode to the AV input of the Roksan (Bypass) and it sounds the same as using the Roksan pre-amp section fed by an Oppo 203

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One quick comment for Aria owners, if you are shopping for an integrated amp give Yamaha AS series a try. You will not be disapointed. If you can stretch it go for the A-S2100. Stunning, and it handles low impedance dip very very well...... I think i found my Grahal.
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One quick comment for Aria owners, if you are shopping for an integrated amp give Yamaha AS series a try. You will not be disapointed. If you can stretch it go for the A-S2100. Stunning, and it handles low impedance dip very very well...... I think i found my Grahal.

Thanks for the tip. In my journey I have tried 3 amps. The first one was my AVR Yamaha 2070, the sound was ok but a bit thin, digital and also bright. Focal Aria 948 are bright also. Then I tried a BC Acoustique ex332 (120w), also French, and the bass and soundstage improved dramatically, bout sound was still bright on the highs, very detailed but not smooth, and mid-range somewhat covered by low freqs. Now I am using a Roksan K3 (140w), very sweet, warmer, though less detailed. Still looking how to improve. I miss the mid-range that my previous Focal 726s gave

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Thanks for the tip. In my journey I have tried 3 amps. The first one was my AVR Yamaha 2070, the sound was ok but a bit thin, digital and also bright. Focal Aria 948 are bright also. Then I tried a BC Acoustique ex332 (120w), also French, and the bass and soundstage improved dramatically, bout sound was still bright on the highs, very detailed but not smooth, and mid-range somewhat covered by low freqs. Now I am using a Roksan K3 (140w), very sweet, warmer, though less detailed. Still looking how to improve. I miss the mid-range that my previous Focal 726s gave
My previous amps were like you the 332 and moved up to the 362D. I gave up on BC acoustic because of 3 failed units. I can't recommend enough the Yamaha AS line. Specifically the 2100.

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I have no cosmetic or performance issues with my 948's. use em everyday last 2 years.
Comforting! I confess I was disappointed by the pictures earlier in this thread showing the cheap and nasty wood-screw mounting used for the drivers as well as the very poor installation of the damping.

My Monitor Audio Silver RX6s look to be better built and they were a quarter of the price and made in China...

Strange that they would cheap out so much on the cabinet.

That said, I can't imagine the GoldenEars are any better, but then they make a selling point of the fact that they save on the cabinet and materials to make the most of the components, so it bothers me less!

The ProAc DT8s I have been looking at are impeccable build and finish in comparison...

At the end of the day of course it is the sound that really matters, but I can't help feel like the build doesn't match the price-point for these and I don't want to be relying on warranty complaints to get them 100%

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I dont like shiny speakers. so the leather ish front and dull veneers on side are just what I was looking for. flat top of glass is nice also. its a great speaker under 5k group imo.

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The 948 don’t look cheap at all, they are very well built, and the finish in black gloss is superb, as the front leather. No cosmetic complains at all!

In fact I was about to buy the MA Silver 10 and their finishing was much poorer
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I dont like shiny speakers. so the leather ish front and dull veneers on side are just what I was looking for. flat top of glass is nice also. its a great speaker under 5k group imo.
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The 948 don’t look cheap at all, they are very well built, and the finish in black gloss is superb, as the front leather. No cosmetic complains at all!

In fact I was about to buy the MA Silver 10 and their finishing was much poorer
Thanks for the feedback guys - really appreciated.

To be clear, I think they look great and the external finishing is really good! My concerns were more under the hood - not sure if you have seen pictures earlier on this thread or on other forums, but it seems like quality control is lacking on the interior wadding and cable runs (dampening blocking ports and wires rattling) as well as people reporting air leaks on the top panel and the cheap/poor fixing of the drivers to the chassis.

I guess my concern was that they have a veneer of quality but that it doesn't run to the bone.
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Focal 7.1.4 Atmos Setup with outdoor speakers

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I have had a 5.1 Setup with Focal powered monitors for about the last 10 years. I finally decided to jump into Dolby Atmos and I wanted to keep my front L/C/Rs the Twin6 Be but it wasn't financially feasible to buy 6 more Solo6 speakers for the other channels.

I am selling my pair of Solo6s and I decided to try using the Chorus 706v outdoor speakers at the surround positions. I purchased these without a audition, but it seemed like it was my best bet to match with my Focal monitors. I also purchased a Pioneer LX 901 receiver to drive all 8 of the surround speakers.

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Pardon the mess, the room still has some work to be done to get it cleaned up. Also I think I will end up moving the front tops a bit closer to the listening position.

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Here is the side surround, back top, and rear surround tucked into the bar. A 7.1 setup was clearly not intended for this room, but it works.. Also the speakers are weather resistant so they should hold up to having martinis spilled on them

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Anyway the sound is spectacular. I know my install needs so help, but I will get it cleaned up a bit over time. I am very happy with the 706v OD speakers and the panning transitions with fronts are superb.
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I did not know these outdoor Focals, very nice set up!

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Recent Focal owner here.

Picked up a pair of Sopra 2 second hand. They are being driven by a Parasound A31, sourced through an Anthem AVM60. So far I love them!

EDIT: who knows why my pic posted upside down, but I have better things to do than figure it out. For all interested though, no, they are not mounted to the ceiling.
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Hi guys, I have been on AVS for quite a while now, but on the Dynaudio thread. I have been using Dyns for quite a few years, but an opportunity came up to get a pair of Sopra 1s at a real good price...so after a few weeks of home demo,i traded in my special 40s,and now am a happy Sopra owner. I use Naim gear to drive them, which works real well to my ears. I will include the only pic I can find on my thumb drive at the moment.
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Anyone know the differences with the Electra centers?

I have the original CC 1000 and I’m going to be picking up the SR 1000 surrounds and I wondered if I should upgrade the center to the cc1008.

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Bass question: if I set my front speakers (Aria 948) as Large, I get more bass than setting them as Small with crossover at 60hz (and at 80hz even more difference).

This means, I guess, that my speakers can go low. However the consensus (almost a Law) is to set them as Large. Why should I follow this rule?

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Bass question: if I set my front speakers (Aria 948) as Large, I get more bass than setting them as Small with crossover at 60hz (and at 80hz even more difference).

This means, I guess, that my speakers can go low. However the consensus (almost a Law) is to set them as Large. Why should I follow this rule?
If you are getting more bass running the speakers large rather then having them crossover to the subwoofer that generally means that the subwoofer is not integrating well or the levels are not matched with the mains.

If you can choose a crossover point I would pick 40hz for your 948s while watching movies and probably run them as large for stereo listening depending on the material you like.

Most people set them as large because they have good bass output and can play at a fairly high level so the subwoofer is less necessary. For me I would still run them as small with a crossover in the 40-60hz range assuming that you have a very capable subwoofer.
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Need a center for my Focal Aria 936

I bought my 936 speakers about a year ago and I've never been satisfied with how they sounded in my home compared to the stereo room where I bought them. I tried all kinds of things to improve quality and I was using an NAD 150W to power them, but they didn't sound great unless I turned the volume up so high that my dogs would run into the other room.
After many suggestions, I decided to ditch the 2-channel experiment and go back to multi-channel. I'm looking for a center channel speaker to go with what I have but there doesn't seem to be many options? Is anyone using Focal in multi-channel? Any suggestions on a center speaker that's affordable?

Thanks!

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I use Focal multichannel system. As Front speakers I have Arias 948, but for the rest I am using the chorus line (because I replaced the 726 by the 948). As Center I use CC700 and as surround I use 705.

The sound in multichannel for music is ok (DSP “9ch Stereo”), very immersive, no big difference in timbre, but I still prefer to get them sound good only in Stereo, what is what I am still pursuing

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