Speakers like the Sonus Faber Guarneri Evolution ($22k) or Amati Futura ($36k) are much more expensive
but these Focal Sopra 2’s are impressing me even more than those speakers did in the same room and environment.
These easily beat the Sonus Faber Amati that I owned, in this room, and they also edge out my all time fave, the Guarneri Evolution.
Really, and not in a subtle way.
NEVER in life have I heard speakers anywhere near this price range with such life, holographic sound and a transparency that is downright eery and spooky while reataining “weight” to the music.
WHY were these not available 2 years ago ? Could have saved me some big money (as I would not have bought and sold so much) !
How could a $13k speaker sound bigger, clearer, and have the most amazing treble performance I have ever heard from ANY speaker let alone when compared to a $22k and $36k speaker ?
The sound ? MAGIC and AMAZING no matter what I play through them.
I mean, NO MATTER what. These handle all kinds of music with ease, and they are an easy load at 91db and 8 ohm.
Even low volume listening is rich, full and so nice.
Never heard low volume listening so so pleasing and magical. Ever.
These obliterate my Dynaudio C1 Platinum that I had here before these.
In comparison, the C1’s sounded dull, lifeless and “good” but not “magical”.
The Sopras make the C1’s sound average, and that is not easy to do as the C1’s are truly magnificent speakers !
Without a comparison to the Sopra, the Dynaudios are one of the best..but when side by side..its a pretty huge difference and the Sopras win handily.
I was not prepared for the sound..but it was just “THERE”… So intimate, so delicate, so real..in fact, I never heard anything like it, ever.
I remember hearing some $50,000 Magicos a while ago and I thought “much too analytical” and “too bright and mids are not so good..sterile”.
Did not sound like music, it sounded like someone was dissecting the music, which in turn made it cool to listen to for a minute but not engaging at all.
Focal should have priced these between $30-$35,000. They are THAT good. … best I have ever owned and the best I have heard up to $40k.
These are simply amazing, and I would make these my “speaker of the year” in a nano second.