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TSjoshuachew
post May 20 2014, 12:53 AM

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QUOTE(munak991 @ May 20 2014, 12:43 AM)
Yea... looking at Dome, Looking at bird, but end up buying China made speaker..
A bookshelf cost so much.... i end up buying Active speaker and Active Amp.
The entire setup is about your bookshelf lulz
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But I need to get a new amp for them. Any recommendations?
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post May 20 2014, 01:41 AM

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QUOTE(joshuachew @ May 20 2014, 12:53 AM)
But I need to get a new amp for them. Any recommendations?
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Since you got high budget quota,
Go for Audio Research, you wont go wrong with it...

http://www.audioresearch.com/en-us/products
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post May 20 2014, 01:47 AM

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QUOTE(joshuachew @ May 18 2014, 04:30 PM)
Thanks. After burning in and listening to the speakers for a few days.
Wow. The midrange and the treble is seriously something special. It's just so smooth. How the midrange blends with the highs is just beautiful. The treble extends very well but is oh so smooth. That beryllium tweeter is really amazing. Apparently it's trickle down technology from their higher end Utopia series.
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Wait, 908 Diamond is Berylium meh?
I see the spec sheet is stated Aluminium Magnesium Tweeter, i thought Be only available for Diablo Utopia range?

And you should really considering buying a Subwoofer.
after using 1/2 year of Active Monitor... i felt lack of <60hz dont even sound good for jazz and pop....
Not to forget Trance and Dance a definite need of Sub..

This post has been edited by munak991: May 20 2014, 01:51 AM
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post May 20 2014, 10:40 AM

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QUOTE(munak991 @ May 20 2014, 01:47 AM)
Wait, 908 Diamond is Berylium meh?
I see the spec sheet is stated Aluminium Magnesium Tweeter, i thought Be only available for Diablo Utopia range?

And you should really considering buying a Subwoofer.
after using 1/2 year of Active Monitor... i felt lack of <60hz dont even sound good for jazz and pop....
Not to forget Trance and Dance a definite need of Sub..
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908 is using magnesium, it yields 90% of the performance of the Be drivers.
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post May 22 2014, 06:41 AM

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QUOTE(munak991 @ Apr 28 2014, 07:27 PM)
Focal spirit one price tag can get a lot better headphone already.
Once I put on, I find uhhhhh is this good headphone??
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Just tried Focal Spirit Pro and Solo 6 BE in Singapore few days ago.
The headphone is really quite decent at its price. The unique sound signature is really quite "France", very beautiful mid and treble, smooth, soft and clean. The quantity of bass is not really a lot but still acceptable for me. As a close back and foldable headphone at its price range, I would say it's quite competitive. But of course if to compare to home units, there are a lot more better. It's quite easy to drive, tested using ibasso dx90 with build in headphone amp. So, I would recommend it for portable use.

Solo 6BE has really really impressive bass. Couldn't hold the impact biggrin.gif
Treble part seems to be a little bit too bright for me when listening to Matsuri-Kitaro. Might due to it's still new, or cable, power source? not so sure.
But I would say, it's really worth the price. So wanted to grab it home tongue.gif
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post May 22 2014, 08:46 AM

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QUOTE(munak991 @ May 20 2014, 01:47 AM)
Wait, 908 Diamond is Berylium meh?
I see the spec sheet is stated Aluminium Magnesium Tweeter, i thought Be only available for Diablo Utopia range?
Only Utopia and Electra series are using BE.

Once you listen to BE before, it is kind of easy to tell if any speakers are using BE due to thier realistic sharp signature. thumbup.gif

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QUOTE(chanhin @ May 22 2014, 08:46 AM)
Only Utopia and Electra series are using BE.

Once you listen to BE before, it is kind of easy to tell if any speakers are using BE due to thier realistic sharp signature.  thumbup.gif
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I heard BE distort at certain high volume. most BE user said that at forum
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post Jun 8 2014, 11:48 AM

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QUOTE(joshuachew @ May 19 2014, 11:38 PM)
Rm12,800 with taxes and shipping.
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If I may ask, where do you buy with such an overpriced figure? blink.gif
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post Jul 2 2014, 01:10 AM

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Focal Spirit Professional
A close back headphone with most elegant and beautiful sound, so poisonous especially for female vocal. It has the typical French sound. Can imagine yourself having a French meal with a glass of wine when listening to it.
Apart from the killing sound, it has a very attractive outlook with fine build quality. Convenient for outing as it is not too bulky and foldable. It comes with a straight cable that has microphone and a coiled cable purely for music appreciation or monitoring. Cable is detachable.

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post Aug 23 2014, 01:13 PM

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Any Hifi gathering ?
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post Jan 24 2016, 10:15 AM

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post May 13 2016, 02:04 AM

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Ya, I am looking at Focal Scala V2. You got sell meh?
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post Jul 10 2016, 05:29 PM

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I have a focal XS Book for sale

https://forum.lowyat.net/index.php?showtopic=3997769&hl=
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post Jul 26 2016, 02:19 PM

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The set up is complete!!

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post Jul 27 2016, 04:39 PM

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Wah dude, you are the man.
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post Jul 29 2016, 03:19 PM

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Where to get the Amplifier?

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post Sep 2 2016, 11:15 AM

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i ve jmlab electra 936
liquidgal
post Oct 16 2016, 06:05 PM

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Focal Elear
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This headphone has received a lot of good review. Tyll Hertsens from Inner Fidelity even claimed that it is "the best sub-$1000 headphone on the planet."
Is it true? I'm quite curious.

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~First Impression~

Amp: Audio-GD HE-9 (custom made)
DAC: Audio-GD Master-7
Source: Musical Paradise MP-Berry mk2 (with Rune Audio)

I received my Elear 2 days ago. It's still new and just burned-in for 12 hours, but I can already feel the potential of the world first open-backed, full-range drivers with aluminium/magnesium ’M’-shaped domes.

Lively ambiance, solid imaging, stunning dynamic, superb PRaT...
Overall sound signature is more to warm side, but it doesn't sound soft or mellow. It's also not a bassy headphone, but the impact of music is so real, punchy and tight.

Please don't forget the Elear was just out of box. I'm quite sure that the smoothness and sound stage will be improved after burn-in for 200 hours.

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~Comparison with HD800 & HE-560~

HD800 overall sounds brighter. It has more spacious sound stage, better resolution, transparency and details. It can perform orchestra and symphony very well. Elear is another signature. Treble is darker and mids is fuller.

HD800 still the king of sound stage and details, but the kick of Elear is very lively and solid, like in front of your face. In comparison, imaging of HD800 is more backward and separate to left and right.

HiFiMAN HE-560 is another competitor around this price range. It has the smoothness and airiness of typical HiFiMan house sound. Sound stage is wider and more backward than Elear. Compare with Elear, the treble is more extended but might sound a bit bright. Mids wise, Elear is more lush and forward and HE-560 is more flater.

HD800 is still my favourite for orchestra and HE-560 is fantastic for chamber music and newage, but both of them are super difficult to be driven well. They will sound bright, thin and harsh if not pairing with a proper amp.

However, the 80ohm Elear is much easier to drive. It will sound "listenable" even just pair with a DAP. I like the lively sounding very much. I really enjoy it especially for vocal, jazz and acoustic music.

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post May 19 2018, 04:48 PM

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Any focal spirit one user here?

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