Jm Lab Focal Mini Utopia Stereo Pair

VR3
VR3 Posts: 25,092
edited December 2018 in For Sale (FS) Classifieds
Great condition JM Lab (Focal) Mini Utopia Stereo Pair. Bottom shows normal wear for speakers this age, some polishing/cleaning marks. One speaker does have two notable dings, see pics. Bottoms do have wear but they are hidden when in use.

Sound is excellent! The last Utopia speaker generation with a user serviceable tweeter!

Included in the photos are the most obvious blemishes on the speakers, I would say it is a solid 7/8 out of 10, shows extremely well from a distance.

I have adequate boxes, solid foam casing.

$2500 local pick up or 4 hours one way driving, otherwise plus shipping and paypal

24"T x ’16"D x 10"W
59 pounds

Original MSRP 3500 each

6.5" Focal woofers "W Sandwich"1" Tioxid inverted tweeter
Ported through slots in the front

50Hz to 25kHz +/- 3dB.

91.5dB (2.83V/1M)
8 ohm nom

25 to 150Wpc
Point to point crossovers (stock)
Lead plate damped enclosure
WBT Binding Posts

Anigré side panels

Tauri wood panel for tweeter accents

Link to review: http://www.soundstage.com/revequip/jmlab_mini_utopia.htm


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- Not Tom

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Comments

  • ZLTFUL
    ZLTFUL Posts: 5,497
    Can you send them my way for a trial?

    Man...too many things I wanna buy showing up whilst I am too low on spare scratch...
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  • joecoulson
    joecoulson Posts: 4,944
    ZLTFUL wrote: »
    Can you send them my way for a trial?

    Man...too many things I wanna buy showing up whilst I am too low on spare scratch...

    No doubt!!
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 25,092
    Need a teleporter!
    - Not Tom

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  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 23,203
    What are you replacing them with... inquiring minds want to know.
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, Arcam AVR30, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk Audio Legend L800 with height modules Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds.

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  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 25,092
    edited December 2018
    I'm not replacing them, was curious to hear them.

    My main system is the mezzo utopia and my secondary is the Wilson cub.

    These are very similar to both of those, they are not better than either, just sound different. Phenomenal pair of speakers and don't let the 50hz bass rating fool you, they are very pleasing in 2 channel by themselves
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 25,092
    Polk special, will upgrade crossovers at dealer cost with free labor. I prefer to do it with cmr caps and duelund resistors.

    These things would rock
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • jdjohn
    jdjohn Posts: 2,240
    GLWTS Trey! I hope they sell soon so that I'm not tempted!
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  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 25,092
    edited December 2018
    Thank you sir! The utopia line is a treat for sure.

    Forgot to mention, these need approx a 30 inch stand

    I have a third one if someone wants a matching LCR 😂 but it has some damage, would hook up a Polkie for 600 plus shipping, which for the sonic performance is a steal

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    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 25,092
    edited December 2018
    Last post update

    Clarity CMR caps in the tweeter network, csa in the midbass (shunt position) with duelund resistors comes to a whopping 350 bucks for the pair!
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 25,092
    Sold on the bay!
    - Not Tom

    "No, that's silly talk. Dude, you can't possibly be this audio dumb so quit the act." - Doro