FS: JM Lab Focal Mezzo Utopia Pair

So, I said I would never sell these, and I guess it is still a true statement because I am replacing them with the exact same speaker, but they had the covers and such, so... yeah.

Easily my favorite speaker I have heard, perfect size for most peoples house. Excellent bass response to around 30hz, do not need a subwoofer for music. Huge soundstage... honestly just a phenominal speaker.

Sold new for 13k back in 1998, the current production replacement sells for north of 20k …

Weighs around 140 to 160 pounds a piece, has a top notch point to point crossover already... hand made in france…

Truly something you can pass on to your children

So these particular speakers, they are a 6-7/10 - they have some marks and dings here and there, but are overall more than acceptable from a normal viewing distance for their age.

So interesting facts about the speaker

Each enclosure is separate, you can see through it
The tweeters are still available from JM labs, atleast the diaphragm, so in the event you blow one, it is $100 and you pop them in. These are original though as the new ones are a shiny silver.

Each woofer is no longer available from Focal, but they will rebuild them at 75% of the price of a replacement. You simply pay shipping to Focal USA and they actually pay shipping to and from France as they send them by container, takes 2 to 3 months to turn around.

Again, these are original and have not been serviced.

People think the crossover is in the middle compartment, its actually on the bottom and by removing the bottom plate, it is easily accessible for service.

Anyways, fantastic set of speakers. You cant go wrong.

$3,800 + freight (pallet) or $250 for up to 400 mile delivery or meeting

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- Not Tom

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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,568
    No brainer here kids, fantastic speakers. If I was in a different position, these would be mine.
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,204
    Thanks Tony!

    First speaker I experienced where I describe their sound to people as a "presentation" versus a reproduction. You feel like you are hearing a display of art versus like a flat response reproduction from most speakers. Truly an enjoyable sound. I just couldn't pass up a set with the wood covers and such... Im OCD as they come.
    - Not Tom

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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 12,504
    I have personally seen these speakers. These are not photoshopped, they are actually real speakers that Trey has.

    Sound good too. Pristine shape.

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction.
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,204
    LOL!
    - Not Tom

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  • DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 1,679
    Did you update the xovers at all ? Also where is local? If my wifey liked me better at the moment I would try to get these. GLWYS . Peace. D
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,204
    These are stock

    Will drive 400 miles from 28088

    Better to ask for forgiveness than permission
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  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 6,595
    Wow

    Correction, the Focal Scala Evo are now $39,999.... this is a steal.

    https://overtureav.com/speakers/floor-standing/focal/focal-scala-utopia-evo-detail
    Joey's Gear:
    Current Gear:
    Torus RM15 -> Emm Labs DAC2x and TSDX Transport -> Cary SLP-05 preamp -> Boulder 2060 stereo amp (w/ Audioquest WEL Signature) -> new speakers
    Rotel RA1592 Super Integrated -> Sonus Faber Olympica 3
    Rotel RC1570 preamp -> Rotel RB1582 amp -> Focal Kanta 2

    Old Gear:
    Speakers: BW PM1 (3.5/5), CM10s2 (3.75/5), BW800D3 (5/5), Rockport Aviors (5/5), Sonus Faber Stradivari (5/5), BW 802D2 (4.5/5), Martin Logan Summits (4.25/5), Martin Logan Vantage (4/5), Sonus Faber Cremona Auditor (3.75/5), AV123 Strata Mini (3.5/5), ML Mosaic (3.25/5), Onix Ref1 (3/5), Sonus Faber Concerto (2.75/5), SF Concertino (2.5/5), Axiom M22ti (2/5), Polk LSi9 (3/5), LSi7 (2.9/5)
    Source: Squeezebox 3 -> PS Audio Digital Link III -> Cary 306/200 CDP -> Cary 306 SACD -> EMM LABS DAC2X/TSDX
    Preamplification: Rotel RC1070 -> Rogue Perseus -> Cary SLP98 -> Cary SLP98F1 -> Cary SLP05 (sold and then repurchased)
    Amplification: HK AVR330 -> Rotel RB1070 -> Rotel RB1090 -> Plinius SA102 -> Cary 211FE -> Classe M600 -> Boulder 2060
    Subwoofer: Infinity Entra2 sub -> SVS 25-31PC+ sub
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,204
    That is a hefty price tag for sure. While this one does not use the Beryllium tweeter, the tioxid is nothing to pass over, beautiful smooth and detailed highs.
    - Not Tom

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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,568
    If any of youz guys need a push, here's a review from 1998....

    https://www.stereophile.com/floorloudspeakers/273/index.html
    HT SYSTEM-
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    Tad 803 bookies
    Polk 500 surrounds
    Polk s35 center
    SVS SB-2000
    Sonos

    Music-

    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k 1403 amp
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    ERA D5 bookies

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,204
    Yep, and like I said, I am replacing them with the exact same speaker, very happy with their sound and build quality
    - Not Tom

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  • WillowWillow Posts: 9,033
    Mmmm sandwich...... technology
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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,204
    Taste like fiberglass and foam!!!
    - Not Tom

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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,204
    I may be having grills made for these by my fabricator, now that I have covers this will be easy to do...

    May be willing to offer them at cost to an interested party
    - Not Tom

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  • Gerres26Gerres26 Posts: 347
    Damn nice speakers, i bet they sound great!
  • jonicontjonicont Posts: 201
    Wish I had a larger room. Only 50 miles away
    SDA 2BTL (LARRY'S RINGS), DREADNAUGHT, REGA P3-24 (TT-PSU),Groovetracer sub platter, Delrin platter, Origin Live Encounter tonearm, DYNAVECTOR 20X2 LOMC, Rogue Ares Magnum, WYRED 4 SOUND DAC 1, McCormack DNA 0.5 Gold, ARC LS-17se, MIT AVT MA IC'S & SPEAKER CABLES
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,204
    The room I keep them in is like 22 x 14 I think, they do not need a huge room, this is the smallest utopia tower so they are fairly easy to get good sound
    - Not Tom

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  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 9,803
    jonicont wrote: »
    Wish I had a larger room. Only 50 miles away

    I'm only 20 miles away. If you buy them I'll come over and listen to them and drink all your beer.
    Mooresville is where the warehouse is located.
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,204
    You back in NC?
    - Not Tom

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  • lightman1lightman1 Posts: 9,803
    Not yet. Soon though.
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,204
    Let me know, see ya soon
    - Not Tom

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  • jonicontjonicont Posts: 201
    VR3 wrote: »
    The room I keep them in is like 22 x 14 I think, they do not need a huge room, this is the smallest utopia tower so they are fairly easy to get good sound

    13x18 but that would put the listening position close to the back wall and block the bathroom and my vinyl storage closet
    SDA 2BTL (LARRY'S RINGS), DREADNAUGHT, REGA P3-24 (TT-PSU),Groovetracer sub platter, Delrin platter, Origin Live Encounter tonearm, DYNAVECTOR 20X2 LOMC, Rogue Ares Magnum, WYRED 4 SOUND DAC 1, McCormack DNA 0.5 Gold, ARC LS-17se, MIT AVT MA IC'S & SPEAKER CABLES
  • jonicontjonicont Posts: 201
    lightman1 wrote: »
    jonicont wrote: »
    Wish I had a larger room. Only 50 miles away

    I'm only 20 miles away. If you buy them I'll come over and listen to them and drink all your beer.
    Mooresville is where the warehouse is located.

    Usually only stock tequila but I guess I could buy some beer--down in Marvin. Anyone local is welcome to drop by
    SDA 2BTL (LARRY'S RINGS), DREADNAUGHT, REGA P3-24 (TT-PSU),Groovetracer sub platter, Delrin platter, Origin Live Encounter tonearm, DYNAVECTOR 20X2 LOMC, Rogue Ares Magnum, WYRED 4 SOUND DAC 1, McCormack DNA 0.5 Gold, ARC LS-17se, MIT AVT MA IC'S & SPEAKER CABLES
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,204
    Yeah, small spaces can be tough. When I had them in the room last I had them 6 inches or some from the back wall and about 4 ft or so from side walls, sounded fantastic
    - Not Tom

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  • WLDockWLDock Posts: 2,188
    tonyb wrote: »
    No brainer here kids, fantastic speakers. If I was in a different position, these would be mine.
    I just need to find the $3800 in my mattress or buried out back.....

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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 10,567
    WLDock wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    No brainer here kids, fantastic speakers. If I was in a different position, these would be mine.
    I just need to find the $3800 in my mattress or buried out back.....

    Just don't dig in Tonyb's yard...... that could get you new shoe's >:)
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,204
    You guys are a trip

    - Not Tom

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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,568
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    WLDock wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    No brainer here kids, fantastic speakers. If I was in a different position, these would be mine.
    I just need to find the $3800 in my mattress or buried out back.....

    Just don't dig in Tonyb's yard...... that could get you new shoe's >:)

    Dig in my yard and you might find someone else's shoes. ;)

    These speakers still here ?? Guys, these are sweet....anyone wanting to up their game, here it is. Buy these speakers, buy everyone else socks for Christmas, they'll get over it.
    HT SYSTEM-
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    Tad 803 bookies
    Polk 500 surrounds
    Polk s35 center
    SVS SB-2000
    Sonos

    Music-

    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k 1403 amp
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    ERA D5 bookies

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable
  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,204
    Alright guys, let's move these to a new home... Free delivery and setup, 500 miles

    Last bit I am selling except for. Another small Amp... Need to make room!
    - Not Tom

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  • VR3VR3 Posts: 22,204
    Hmmmm jamming on these today and they sure sound sweet
    - Not Tom

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  • haimochaimoc Posts: 1,016
    I wished I had room for these fantastic speakers.
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