Aural Addict wrote:Most people will say what they own... I'm no different. Considering my speakers are the best sounding I've heard, and they are entry level for Focal, I really wish I could hear some Utopias.....!
I've listend to the three top Focal speakers with a range of amplification and never could take to the treble. To my ears it always sounds 'hi-fi-ish' if I can coin a term. Their cheaper models though I could happily live with. Interestingly when Wilson Audio uses tweeters made by Focal in their statement speakers I don't hear this 'hi-fi-ish' effect so maybe Focal are doing something odd with their crossover designs or maybe they've figured that just about all their customers who have enough cash for their top models are middle aged men with diminished treble hearing and they're deliberately compensating for that ? Just a guess but I'm sure a number of high end moving coil manufactures are up to the same trick.
And yes, my favourite speakers are still my own.