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  • pitdogg2
    pitdogg2 Posts: 24,680
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    3m velcro. They have those stick on velcro strips that up can remove later with no harm to the paint. They work good.
  • stangman67
    stangman67 Posts: 2,211
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    I tried velcro and it was a major fail. The mounting surfaces are not flat so could not get contact on all 4 sides, so all I succeeded in doing was pull paint off the wall.

    I bought some fasteners like this and they are working very well. Just tedious

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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
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,662
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    stangman67 wrote: »
    Those are expensive little guys! Bet they sound great. Would be awesome in my stateroom on the ship B)

    I love them for nearfield desktop listening along with a Rythmik L12, no complaints.
  • WagnerRC
    WagnerRC Posts: 2,140
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    Very nice. Congrats. And I love you Rainier Beer Decor. Sweet!
  • WLDock
    WLDock Posts: 3,073
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    stangman67 wrote: »
    That’s the kanta 2 specs, the 3’s are 101 pounds, 116 with packaging! So in short I am crazy
    Man, don't do that again... even if someone paid you!

    Sounding nice! Now you got me wanting to go listen to some Focals.... its been awhile.
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  • muncybob
    muncybob Posts: 2,983
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    It sounds good on the vid, must be something else in person!2 Who's the artist?
    Yep, my name really is Bob.
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  • Hermitism
    Hermitism Posts: 4,210
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    muncybob wrote: »
    It sounds good on the vid, must be something else in person!2 Who's the artist?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjLlZRWhPNA
  • smglbrth
    smglbrth Posts: 1,465
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    Those look super sweet, congrats! It's always nice to get a "new to you" pair of speakers!
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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,662
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    Are you using them with your sub or just on their own for now?
  • stangman67
    stangman67 Posts: 2,211
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    Clipdat wrote: »
    Are you using them with your sub or just on their own for now?

    No sub. My old ht sub is gone. These won’t need a sub, I dislike running a sub with my 2 channel setup. So buying the 3’s over the 2’s was a decision based on that

    2 Channel in my home attic/bar/man cave

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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 12,662
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    Cool! Seems like you've come full circle now and are back to Focals!
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  • stangman67
    stangman67 Posts: 2,211
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    Yup I was gonna post that. Went from LSIM703’s to those arias and then from LSIM707’s to the kantas!
    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: 12,662
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    I bet the tweeter in the Kanta is a lot different than the Aria!

    I heard the Kanta's beryllium tweeter in this setup and it was pretty spectacular. Tons of clarity and nuance with vocals.
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  • stangman67
    stangman67 Posts: 2,211
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    They are most certainly different. Both significantly easier to listen to than Focal’s reputation would lead you to believe. The BE in the few hours I have listened to, are open, incredibly detailed and a joy to listen to. The Aria’s tweeters were certainly less detailed and overall warmer but still very very good.
    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
    edited January 2022
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    I would like to caveat that those opinions are limited to years between listening experiences and completely different electronics and rooms
    Post edited by stangman67 on
    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
  • gudnoyez
    gudnoyez Posts: 8,078
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    Nice speakers Enjoy!
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  • kevhed72
    kevhed72 Posts: 4,969
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    I have had only monitors in my room for awhile now, mainly because of (perceived) better imaging and ease if movement/resale. Those speakers are beautiful and are making me want to explore full range again.
  • stangman67
    stangman67 Posts: 2,211
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    Another taste of the focals. Once again, crappy phone mic but….

    Knopfler and James Taylor together are just so good

    https://youtu.be/0NQNRNCPilI
    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
    edited May 2022
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    Double
    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
  • Geoff4rfc
    Geoff4rfc Posts: 2,166
    edited July 2023
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    Over a year late to the party here, but Mr Scott shared this thread with me as I'm searching for a 2ch upgrade and just now looking at Focals.

    This thread has been very educational and now has me looking at the Kanta over the 948's.

    By the way, and I realize it's way to late to warn you but, you DO realize your music is suffering heavily because of the WA Husky and Seattle Sea Chicken stuff you have in there.....the ONLY thing that may save it is the Rainier Beer sign....

    Dude, I've been a Texan living Tacoma (Ruston) WA for 38 years and taking way too much flack for flying my Cowboy gear...it's cool though. I've been a Texan back in Texas for two years now so all is well lol.

    It was a great experience living in the Northwest.......and now, someone bring me a bucket of Lonestars....woodja???
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  • PSOVLSK
    PSOVLSK Posts: 5,116
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    I’d also recommend you listen to some Rosso Fiorentino.
    Things work out best for those who make the best of the way things work out.-John Wooden
  • Willow
    Willow Posts: 10,894
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    Just Wow! Congrats and enjoy your new speakers and amp.
  • GlennDog
    GlennDog Posts: 3,100
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    PSOVLSK wrote: »
    I’d also recommend you listen to some Rosso Fiorentino.

    Gotta get my ears on 'em ... I wish Skip wasn't 1/2 way across the country
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