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  1. Oh, of note to people using these fine speakers to connect them to a poppy AVR :) Audyssey reports that the speakers are out of polarity. ie, that the black and red connections are reversed. most internet advice for this problem - generally speaking, is check the connections, if all is good, ignore Audyssey. Focal does not suggest doing that. They say to switch the black and red so Audyssey seeing them how they want to see them. This way Audyssey calibrates correct. Once the beepy beepy process is over, switch the wiring back to the correct way. http
  2. she was enjoying the trend of stuff getting smaller pix of old setup:
  3. ok.. these suckers are much bigger than i remembered seeing them in a show room. Much wife anger. I'm going to play around with the wireless for the second sub (which used to also be up front) The TV is going to have to move to the right (and the AV stand) to get the left speaker from the wall. ugh.. not a fun weekend! That said, with the less than ideal placement (holy cow.. so close to the left wall! and they should be more forward) they sound pretty darn good. imaging is great and much better (and well blended base.) But 10K better? no - but that was t
  4. @GregWormald I guess that makes me the frugal one :) I got the Gaia feet today and made some room for my "old" (1 year old) speakers. I tried to buy off the wife with a new OLED in the bedroom.. but that just resulted in more grumpy sounds from her. Thoughts on what breaking in sound i should play? I under and the focals likes a slow break in (vs blast loud - which isn't an option anyway.)
  5. I better like it.. or i'm going to be grumpy for many years. (But that hasn't stopped me from being grumpy about other stuff i bought. Mostly super costly cables.) It did sound amazing at a show room (pre covid.) I normally find most upgrades i make have little to zero impact. I *hope* this is a little more than little. The biggest impact to quality should be speakers and source. I'm replacing both. (Sopra 2 and Rockna wavedream) They should look cool at least. I'm still confused of the over 300lb shipping weight tho...
  6. Thanks for the info Greg. Any users of the Sopra 2 (or 3) have any input? These are pretty popular speakers. (some how at this price point...)
  7. Hi Crew, I have my new Focal Sopra 2 coming this week. (holy cow, why is the shipping weight so much. 309lb!) (The wife calls them Daleks - and is already unhappy. She has no idea how much they cost. I'll keep it that way.) I want to make sure I'm setting it up as best i can. (Note, i'm in a small NYC apt and this is a setup for music / movie and gaming. it totally isn't an ideal room. ) I should be able to get them about 3 feet off the wall (measured from the front of the speaker.) ~5 feet off the left wall I got gaia feet. From what i read replac
  8. i'm not a fan of digital domain volume change... i'd also rather use this: :D
  9. It is a shame they didn't upgrade the dream to use the same pre as the wavelight. The wavelight's pre is analog, but the wavedream's is in the digital domain. better.. would be to just not have a pre-amp at all.
  10. question to rockna users. (i'm still waiting on mine) How does one disable the pre? Set the volume to 100? bypass option setting? Thank!
  11. @ds2k what amp? for the fuse... but i'm not sure how useful that would be to be as you guys are likely not using the same power as the US.
  12. Any one play around with changing the fuses in the Rocka? IMO this is a extra level of crazy (higher than cables).. but it would be interesting to hear others feed back. :) The wavedream has a 5x20mm fuse, but i'm not clear on the amps
  13. @ds2k Nice! I'm sure it will sound amazing! Why did you go with the Wavedream net vs the wavelight server. It is my understanding they are pretty much the same sans the optical drive. Of course, if an optical drive is what you use, then that is perfect :) What are you feeding your DAC now?
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