900 Series - Flax Cone Driver
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    900 Series - Flax Cone Driver

    With all the hoopla...and rightly so...over the Sopra; I just came across the new(?) 900 series.

    I dig that Flax woven cone; makes me think of Hemp drivers, like Omega used/uses.

    Who's heard 'em?
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    Re: 900 Series - Flax Cone Driver

    This week, I was able to hear the Focal Aria 948's which use the Flax drivers and they sounded great. They sounded better than the Sonus Faber Venere S and the SF's were connected to all Mac gear including a Mac CDP, while the 948's were connected to a $2700 Sony AVR and a Sony DVDP. Of course the detail was much less with the 948's given the electronics and source but the sound was definitely more pleasing. Both sell for $5K.

    The 948's are definitely on my radar to replace my Magnepans. I am not sure about the SF's as they sounded sharp and hurt my ears with vocals at louder volumes.
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    Re: 900 Series - Flax Cone Driver

    Anybody have experience with the 900 line? I know prior Focal lines were associated with a brighter house-sound, but that they have made strides in smoothing out their tweeters around the release of the Arias.

    Iím intrigued by the 948ís for the MA252.
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    Re: 900 Series - Flax Cone Driver

    The Kanta line uses the flax drivers and I got a good listen to the 3's last week and have to say they were immediate, fast, and fun. They're on my short list.
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    Re: 900 Series - Flax Cone Driver

    Hi Steve. I also enjoyed the Kantaís when I first heard them. I canít remember if it was the 2 or 3 (I remember it was the first model released...). They were paired with a Naim Uniti Nova and were very musical.

    Iíve actually started toying with the idea of the Sopra 1ís.


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