Incoming! Finally, the French are coming!

Joey_V
Joey_V Posts: 8,480
edited April 2018 in 2 Channel Audio
Anyway, after a period of waiting, the units are ready for shipment and have shipped as of 2 days ago. I think the seller went above and beyond and really packed them well.

I hope it works out.

I've always wanted to try the French out.... now I have a cosmopolitan house.

And @mrbiron .... these will not burn/burst into flames!

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  • mikeyb128
    mikeyb128 Posts: 2,885
    Are we talking the Kanta?
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  • voltz
    voltz Posts: 5,384
    I am French and your scaring me! what are you talking about? Speakers? what are french speakers? French Wine?

    These wine colored Glasses That I'm looking thru show only the beauty and they hide all the truth!
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  • mrbiron
    mrbiron Posts: 5,711
    Hahaha.....look at all that combustible cardboard! ;)

    Thems is pretty. Have fun.
    Where’s the KABOOM?!?! There’s supposed to be an Earth shattering KABOOM!!!
  • voltz
    voltz Posts: 5,384
    edited April 2018
    wait a minute you didnt have pics when i logged on :)

    Now you are trying to make me out to be re-a-something!

    Hope you bring your DAC to the Fight via my setup room or i have to CALL YOU OUT TO BE A POSER ;)
    don't let me down Brother. I will see you in a few weeks!
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  • mikeyb128
    mikeyb128 Posts: 2,885
    There weren’t any pics for me either!

    Kids play room speakers have arrived!
    2 channel:
    Bryston 4B3, Bryston BDA3, Cary SLP05, Shanling CDT1000SE with parts conneXion level 2 mods, Nottingham analogue ace space 294, soundsmith Carmen MKii, Zu DL103 MKii, Ortofon MC 20 MKii, Dynavector XX2 MKii, Rogue Audio Ares, Core power technologies balanced power conditioner, Akiko Corelli power conditioner with Akiko Audio HQ power cable, Nordost heimdall 2, Frey 2, interconnects, speaker and power cables, Focal Electra 1028 BE 2, Auralic Aries Femto, Black diamond racing cones, ingress audio level 1 roller blocks, JL Audio E110 with Auralic subdude, Primacoustics room treatments.
    Theater:
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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 24,898
    edited April 2018
    In order to get the best out of a French loudspeaker, make sure they are set up in the proper "Maginot-line" configuration. If you don't the soundstage can be disorganized, scattered and then just collapse.
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  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 8,480
    I definitely look forward to the French...

    My wife has been asking what’s coming as the gameroom is speaker-less... I’ve tried to explain it in as few words as possible.

    I don’t like getting in trouble
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  • rpf65
    rpf65 Posts: 2,127
    Joey_V wrote: »
    I definitely look forward to the French...

    My wife has been asking what’s coming as the gameroom is speaker-less... I’ve tried to explain it in as few words as possible.

    I don’t like getting in trouble

    You actually typed this????
  • CH46E
    CH46E Posts: 3,422
    So.... what speakers are they? Cant wait to see pics and hear what you have to say about them.

    Many moons ago i sold Focal car audio for CarToys in Colorado. Always loved them. Their kevlar K series were outstanding.

    Always wanted to give some JM Labs/Focal home audio a try.

    Hope you give you goose bumps!
  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 8,480
    edited April 2018
    rpf65 wrote: »
    Joey_V wrote: »
    I definitely look forward to the French...

    My wife has been asking what’s coming as the gameroom is speaker-less... I’ve tried to explain it in as few words as possible.

    I don’t like getting in trouble

    You actually typed this????

    Yes.

    I have learned to be like a ninja, I deflect and avoid. If I stay on an audio topic for too long, I can get in trouble. If I change the subject quickly then things go smoothly.

    :)
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  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 8,480
    CH46E wrote: »
    So.... what speakers are they? Cant wait to see pics and hear what you have to say about them.

    Many moons ago i sold Focal car audio for CarToys in Colorado. Always loved them. Their kevlar K series were outstanding.

    Always wanted to give some JM Labs/Focal home audio a try.

    Hope you give you goose bumps!

    Focal Kanta 2

    Well reviewed and looks pretty cool, I hope it passes WAF
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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,469
    What color did you get? That will determine the WAF.

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  • Viking64
    Viking64 Posts: 6,584
    Ouvre la boite! Ouvre la boite!*

    *Inspired by a Monty Python skit and translated to proper language to fit the theme of this thread.
  • kharp1
    kharp1 Posts: 3,453
    Ah, the "freedom" speakers. :)
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 24,898
    Focals are quite popular in their native land. They recently celebrated “Focal Day” on the streets of Paris, highlighted by the raising of the company’s flag on the Eifel Tower..

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  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 49,578
    John conveniently forgets that France once ruled England and had colonies all over the world. During WWII the French resistance helped win the war. They also gave us the Statue of Liberty. You might want to show a bit more respect to a great nation of people.
    Political Correctness'.........defined

    "A doctrine fostered by a delusional, illogical minority and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a t-u-r-d by the clean end."


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  • mikeyb128
    mikeyb128 Posts: 2,885
    I was ignoring the poor taste in jokes on this one!

    Congrats on the Focals Joey. I’m addicted to mine!
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    Theater:
    Focal Aria 926,905,CC900, SVS PB ultra x2. Pioneer Elite SC85, Oppo BDP93, Panamax M5400PM, Minix neox6, Nordost Blue heaven LS power cables.

  • Viking64
    Viking64 Posts: 6,584
    Boy, some people really need to go to their "safe place".
  • lightman1
    lightman1 Posts: 10,775
    Viking64 wrote: »
    Boy, some people really need to go to their "safe place".
    Mikeyb128 is French-Canadian....dig it?

  • Viking64
    Viking64 Posts: 6,584
    lightman1 wrote: »
    Mikeyb128 is French-Canadian....dig it?
    So am I.
  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,897
    lightman1 wrote: »
    Viking64 wrote: »
    Boy, some people really need to go to their "safe place".
    Mikeyb128 is French-Canadian....dig it?

    I call B.S., he's a transplanted Irishman with a yankin' for beer and potatoes. :)
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  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,897
    Looking forward to the review Joey, what's in the cards for front end electronics for these ?
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    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Polk Sig. 20's
    Polk FX500 surrounds

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    Grant Fidelity tube dac
    B&k 1420
    lsi 9's
  • mikeyb128
    mikeyb128 Posts: 2,885
    Viking64 wrote: »
    Boy, some people really need to go to their "safe place".

    I bet my safe place is safer than your safe place.
    2 channel:
    Bryston 4B3, Bryston BDA3, Cary SLP05, Shanling CDT1000SE with parts conneXion level 2 mods, Nottingham analogue ace space 294, soundsmith Carmen MKii, Zu DL103 MKii, Ortofon MC 20 MKii, Dynavector XX2 MKii, Rogue Audio Ares, Core power technologies balanced power conditioner, Akiko Corelli power conditioner with Akiko Audio HQ power cable, Nordost heimdall 2, Frey 2, interconnects, speaker and power cables, Focal Electra 1028 BE 2, Auralic Aries Femto, Black diamond racing cones, ingress audio level 1 roller blocks, JL Audio E110 with Auralic subdude, Primacoustics room treatments.
    Theater:
    Focal Aria 926,905,CC900, SVS PB ultra x2. Pioneer Elite SC85, Oppo BDP93, Panamax M5400PM, Minix neox6, Nordost Blue heaven LS power cables.

  • stangman67
    stangman67 Posts: 2,161
    I bet you'll love em. Can't get enough of my arias
    2 Channel in my home attic/bar/man cave

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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,469
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    mikeyb128 wrote: »
    I bet my safe place is safer than your safe place.

  • Viking64
    Viking64 Posts: 6,584
    mikeyb128 wrote: »
    I bet my safe place is safer than your safe place.

    Dat eez a good ting, dare, no? :p
  • mikeyb128
    mikeyb128 Posts: 2,885
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    2 channel:
    Bryston 4B3, Bryston BDA3, Cary SLP05, Shanling CDT1000SE with parts conneXion level 2 mods, Nottingham analogue ace space 294, soundsmith Carmen MKii, Zu DL103 MKii, Ortofon MC 20 MKii, Dynavector XX2 MKii, Rogue Audio Ares, Core power technologies balanced power conditioner, Akiko Corelli power conditioner with Akiko Audio HQ power cable, Nordost heimdall 2, Frey 2, interconnects, speaker and power cables, Focal Electra 1028 BE 2, Auralic Aries Femto, Black diamond racing cones, ingress audio level 1 roller blocks, JL Audio E110 with Auralic subdude, Primacoustics room treatments.
    Theater:
    Focal Aria 926,905,CC900, SVS PB ultra x2. Pioneer Elite SC85, Oppo BDP93, Panamax M5400PM, Minix neox6, Nordost Blue heaven LS power cables.

  • lightman1
    lightman1 Posts: 10,775
    edited April 2018
  • Joey_V
    Joey_V Posts: 8,480
    edited April 2018
    tonyb wrote: »
    Looking forward to the review Joey, what's in the cards for front end electronics for these ?

    My goal is warmer but still good for
    The kids

    Parasound JC1 stack is what I’m aiming for. Will that happen? Only 1 person knows.

    And that ain’t me.

    That’s Melissa, CEO CFO CIA Exexutive Chairman
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  • marvda1
    marvda1 Posts: 4,824
    Joey_V wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    Looking forward to the review Joey, what's in the cards for front end electronics for these ?

    My goal is warmer but still good for
    The kids

    Parasound JC1 stack is what I’m aiming for. Will that happen? Only 1 person knows.

    And that ain’t me.

    That’s Melissa, CEO CFO CIA Exexutive Chairman

    have you thought about the new parasound amp coming out?
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