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    Re: Focal Sopra No. 2 Review

    Quote Originally Posted by CPP View Post
    I got to hear the Sopra 2 and 1 at my dealer yesterday. The speakers were powered by the Cary SLI-80 tube integrated running in Triode mode (40watts) .I was never a Focal person (except the out of my league Utopia line but these are special. The stand mounted and floor mount speakers demonstrated tight and defining bass not boomy. A pleasant midrange and the top end is not harsh like those focal speakers I had heard in the past. I asked and the speakers have about 200 hours on them. To sum up my experience, rich, clean and transparent . The 1's play a lot bigger than they are.
    Chris, I heard the Sopra 1's at RMAF multiple times,with Naim electronics, they were simply amazing!! I could have stayed in that room all day. So musical, and my foot was tapping the whole time.
    These little Focals are a speaker that I could easily live with for a long time, they're so much fun!!
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    Re: Focal Sopra No. 2 Review

    Mark - good post. There seems to be a mental block towards great standmount speakers. I've had a pair of Sopra 1's for months, but everyone wants the 2's (or to wait for the 3's - which will be summer at the earliest). The 1's are magical and musical.


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    Re: Focal Sopra No. 2 Review

    I have to ask; are these equipped with totally different drivers from lets say the Grande EM Utopia? If yes, that must mean that the will upgrade their flagship speaker soon or? Could these be matched with some good subs?

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    Re: Focal Sopra No. 2 Review

    Quote Originally Posted by akatora View Post
    I have to ask; are these equipped with totally different drivers from lets say the Grande EM Utopia? If yes, that must mean that the will upgrade their flagship speaker soon or? Could these be matched with some good subs?
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    Re: Focal Sopra No. 2 Review

    Mike to the rescue ;D

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    Re: Focal Sopra No. 2 Review

    Sopra 1 + 2 sounds in european buildings amazing with a lot of tube amps yes. Have heard them with Naim SU, SN with HDX and NAC 272 / XPS with NAP 200 sounds good yes but not realy magical.


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