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  • PSOVLSK
    PSOVLSK Posts: 5,116
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    I'm impressed you could stop yourself after one speaker. I would have destroyed my back just to hear the pair. I have no self control.

    You overlooked his follow up post where he admitted that he’s just like the rest of us and couldn’t resist hauling the 2nd speaker upstairs😁
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  • stangman67
    stangman67 Posts: 2,211
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    Guilty as charged! Absolutely zero self control
    2 Channel in my home attic/bar/man cave

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  • Toolfan66
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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,663
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    I like the look of the flax drivers. I have the little baby 4" ones in my Shape 40 monitors:
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  • stangman67
    stangman67 Posts: 2,211
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    The eagle has landed! I need to drink some beer and recharge before I put this 100 pound box up three flights of stairs to the attic

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    2 Channel in my home attic/bar/man cave

    2 Channel Focal Kanta 3 I Modwright SWL9.0 Anniversary Pre I Modwright PH9.0X I Modwright KWA-150SE I VPI Prime Signature w/ Soundsmith Zephyr MIMC I Lumin U2 Mini I North Star Designs Intenso DAC I Audience OHNO ICs/Audience Furutech FP-S55N and FP-S032N Power Cables/Acoustic Zen Satori I Isotek Sirius
  • TEAforONE
    TEAforONE Posts: 1,019
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    stangman67 wrote: »
    The eagle has landed! I need to drink some beer and recharge before I put this 100 pound box up three flights of stairs to the attic

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    I’d help you,but that’s kind of heavy.
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  • WLDock
    WLDock Posts: 3,073
    edited January 2022
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    stangman67 wrote: »
    I couldn’t resist. I man handled the other one upstairs too lol

    OK wait...I know these have some heft and the boxes look pretty large. I had to look it up.

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    You're a bad man!

    Nice!
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  • stangman67
    stangman67 Posts: 2,211
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    That’s the kanta 2 specs, the 3’s are 101 pounds, 116 with packaging! So in short I am crazy
    2 Channel in my home attic/bar/man cave

    2 Channel Focal Kanta 3 I Modwright SWL9.0 Anniversary Pre I Modwright PH9.0X I Modwright KWA-150SE I VPI Prime Signature w/ Soundsmith Zephyr MIMC I Lumin U2 Mini I North Star Designs Intenso DAC I Audience OHNO ICs/Audience Furutech FP-S55N and FP-S032N Power Cables/Acoustic Zen Satori I Isotek Sirius
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,663
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    Looks great, enjoy!
  • TEAforONE
    TEAforONE Posts: 1,019
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    Very neat! Nice job with everything!
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  • oldrocker
    oldrocker Posts: 2,590
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    The BEASTS have been unleashed B)

    Nice!!!

  • jbreezy5
    jbreezy5 Posts: 1,141
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    stangman67 wrote: »
    First impressions have me feeling like a kid on Christmas. So easy to listen to, which was my main concern. No harshness to speak of in my room

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    I heard the beryllium tweeter on the Sopra No. 2, danged if it isn’t the most delicate and open-sounding dome-type tweeter I’ve heard. Approaches ribbons in that regard, imo.

    Kevin Deal did a video where he drops the Focal. beryllium tweeter dome, and it floats/flutters slowly to the ground like a leaf in the wind. Cool!
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  • guyincognito
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    Very cool. Well done man.
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  • stangman67
    stangman67 Posts: 2,211
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    Spent many hours listening tonight, until I got the text from the wife "Please turn it down" lol. Been a long time since I shut it down after bed time!
    2 Channel in my home attic/bar/man cave

    2 Channel Focal Kanta 3 I Modwright SWL9.0 Anniversary Pre I Modwright PH9.0X I Modwright KWA-150SE I VPI Prime Signature w/ Soundsmith Zephyr MIMC I Lumin U2 Mini I North Star Designs Intenso DAC I Audience OHNO ICs/Audience Furutech FP-S55N and FP-S032N Power Cables/Acoustic Zen Satori I Isotek Sirius
  • ZLTFUL
    ZLTFUL Posts: 5,640
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    Focal makes some good lookin' bling, that's for sure.
    And that ModWright wouldn't get kicked outta bed either...if ya know what I'm sayin'...

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  • stangman67
    stangman67 Posts: 2,211
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    I know I know, only as good as the iphone mic and computer speakers but damn. This song really makes a good set of speakers shine

    https://youtu.be/MZNOkFbmufM
    2 Channel in my home attic/bar/man cave

    2 Channel Focal Kanta 3 I Modwright SWL9.0 Anniversary Pre I Modwright PH9.0X I Modwright KWA-150SE I VPI Prime Signature w/ Soundsmith Zephyr MIMC I Lumin U2 Mini I North Star Designs Intenso DAC I Audience OHNO ICs/Audience Furutech FP-S55N and FP-S032N Power Cables/Acoustic Zen Satori I Isotek Sirius
  • motorstereo
    motorstereo Posts: 2,060
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    Having just brought down a pair of 115lb speakers from my upstairs room I can appreciate the misery you went through to get those beauties up there. I also know how tough it is to bring a 94lb amp up 3 flights of stairs. At 66 now I know I'd have to stop somewhere and wouldn't be able to do it in one shot like I used to.
    I'm also betting lugging the kegs upstairs have something to do with keeping you in shape for those heavy equipment moves.
    Great looking room and I bet it sounds just as nice as it looks.
  • Gardenstater
    Gardenstater Posts: 4,214
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    Nice. See how it sounds with a few blankets draped over the TV screen. That's a pretty large reflective surface right there. I'm hearing lots of reverb.
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  • stangman67
    stangman67 Posts: 2,211
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    I'll give it a shot, but I suspect any weirdness you are hearing has more to do with the low ceilings and angled back wall behind the listening position. I have panels to mount on the angle behind me to help out with any interaction/reflections. That is a project for this weekend
    2 Channel in my home attic/bar/man cave

    2 Channel Focal Kanta 3 I Modwright SWL9.0 Anniversary Pre I Modwright PH9.0X I Modwright KWA-150SE I VPI Prime Signature w/ Soundsmith Zephyr MIMC I Lumin U2 Mini I North Star Designs Intenso DAC I Audience OHNO ICs/Audience Furutech FP-S55N and FP-S032N Power Cables/Acoustic Zen Satori I Isotek Sirius
  • stangman67
    stangman67 Posts: 2,211
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    Clipdat wrote: »
    I like the look of the flax drivers. I have the little baby 4" ones in my Shape 40 monitors:
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    Those are expensive little guys! Bet they sound great. Would be awesome in my stateroom on the ship B)
    2 Channel in my home attic/bar/man cave

    2 Channel Focal Kanta 3 I Modwright SWL9.0 Anniversary Pre I Modwright PH9.0X I Modwright KWA-150SE I VPI Prime Signature w/ Soundsmith Zephyr MIMC I Lumin U2 Mini I North Star Designs Intenso DAC I Audience OHNO ICs/Audience Furutech FP-S55N and FP-S032N Power Cables/Acoustic Zen Satori I Isotek Sirius
  • BlueBirdMusic
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    stangman67 wrote: »
    I know I know, only as good as the iphone mic and computer speakers but damn. This song really makes a good set of speakers shine

    https://youtu.be/MZNOkFbmufM

    One more look and listen.

    I'm surprised you have come out of that room.
    They look GREAT!
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  • sgmsmg
    sgmsmg Posts: 542
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    Congrats on the speakers!. Like others have said they look great as well as the room. I can only imagine how they sound.
    Is the amp running normally now?
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  • stangman67
    stangman67 Posts: 2,211
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    Yup amp is nice and cool to the touch, and even between the channels. Dan re biased both channels and replaced some output transistors that were under stress from the bias issues on the right side. Good as new, all on TMR’s tab, so I am a happy camper
    2 Channel in my home attic/bar/man cave

    2 Channel Focal Kanta 3 I Modwright SWL9.0 Anniversary Pre I Modwright PH9.0X I Modwright KWA-150SE I VPI Prime Signature w/ Soundsmith Zephyr MIMC I Lumin U2 Mini I North Star Designs Intenso DAC I Audience OHNO ICs/Audience Furutech FP-S55N and FP-S032N Power Cables/Acoustic Zen Satori I Isotek Sirius
  • erniejade
    erniejade Posts: 6,321
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    Beautiful looking and sounding even on my computer speakers. Congrats!!
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  • Kex
    Kex Posts: 4,943
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    stangman67 wrote: »
    I know I know, only as good as the iphone mic and computer speakers but damn. This song really makes a good set of speakers shine.

    The musicality translated admirably, in spite of the technical limitations! 👏 😎
    Alea jacta est!
  • steveinaz
    steveinaz Posts: 19,529
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    Love the ManCave, nicely done!
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  • stangman67
    stangman67 Posts: 2,211
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    Thanks everyone! I’m really happy with how it turned out. Been jamming all morning/mounting acoustic panels, which is exponentially more difficult on angled ceiling walls
    2 Channel in my home attic/bar/man cave

    2 Channel Focal Kanta 3 I Modwright SWL9.0 Anniversary Pre I Modwright PH9.0X I Modwright KWA-150SE I VPI Prime Signature w/ Soundsmith Zephyr MIMC I Lumin U2 Mini I North Star Designs Intenso DAC I Audience OHNO ICs/Audience Furutech FP-S55N and FP-S032N Power Cables/Acoustic Zen Satori I Isotek Sirius
  • maxward
    maxward Posts: 1,535
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    I’m sure it is!