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    Matrix Audio MA

    All three are connected to the same device, just in case :) ..
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    Focal or Klipsch?

    I do not listen with my eyes, I have several sets of speakers and amplifiers at home. Back in the 90's I brought a pair of Paradigm Esprit BP, still have them. Quite well built speakers, have them in the other house. I also have several vintage Marantz receivers (as my almost other hobby)...
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    Focal or Klipsch?

    They sound better. From what I heard and to my ears at least.
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    Focal or Klipsch?

    I would rather stick with Pass designs, and class-A if possible, not with what gives more power. Later defeats the purpose of good speakers.
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    Focal or Klipsch?

    I never heard what Klipsch sounds like, but I did listen to JBL L300 (from the same pre and ps as I have) and was very impressed with those. Thick, juicy sound with every note clear, enjoyed every second of it. The things is, as I mentioned above, they are not so easy to find, and buying without...
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    Review and Measurements of Matrix Audio Element X DAC/Streamer/Amp

    Very slow. I mean, really slow. But it does scan the NAS entirely, although takes ages. Overall same rubbish as before.
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    Review and Measurements of Matrix Audio Element X DAC/Streamer/Amp

    Eh, plug external hard drive and connect NAS, DSD will also work flawlessly - if saying so only made it so. :)
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    Review and Measurements of Matrix Audio Element X DAC/Streamer/Amp

    How does one open this unit? I mean, which screws should I untie first?
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    Focal or Klipsch?

    I also use Focal for movies (+ center CC 900, two big subs on the sides and back speakers behind) connected to Marantz 8001, they do sound softisch still. Although detailed and with good imaging. I realize some people do like this sound, I can't say I do.
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    Focal or Klipsch?

    I read some comments about CW barely audible bass, do they really need proper placement? How big is the room you have them in?
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    Focal or Klipsch?

    Made an experiment yesterday; to elevate minimum impedance I added a 1 Ohm resistor to each each speakers red pole. It somewhat changed the signature of the speakers; the lower notes (bass) became loud and tight, as if an amplifier gained more power in an instant, and the stage moved some steps...
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    Focal or Klipsch?

    Found it here (at the bottom); https://h-m-entertainment.com/focal-aria-948-review I thought speaker impedance should not dip below 80% of the nominal. Strange. That is how they increase sensitivity, by drawing more current I guess. And of course they do sound soft in at the lower end, as not...
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    Focal or Klipsch?

    I must have missed it, is 2.4?ohm listed in the specs somewhere or did you calculate it? Very interesting point!
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    Focal or Klipsch?

    I don't really play loud, as a matter of fact I never do. But just for comparison; few weeks ago I picked up in a good condition JBL L90, those are from the 90's, and what a difference did that make! They were quite fine with the original quarter of a century old caps, somewhat forward sounding...
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    Review and Measurements of Matrix Audio Element X DAC/Streamer/Amp

    I think we all have to agree at some point, that what is brought to you by the garbage makers will always remain as such. I have MA Element X, it was advertised as the most universal, the best streamer/player there is. And what do I get? - 4tb external hard drive can not be scanned in one go. In...
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    Focal or Klipsch?

    I think I have a pretty solid system - Pass Labs, but the thing with Focal's is that not every system plays well with it. In other words, it is a hit and miss choice. At least this is how I see it. I never listened to Kanta, though, so it might be an exception.
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    Focal or Klipsch?

    Is it a wooden house/floors?
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    Focal or Klipsch?

    For the movies I have Marantz SR8001, I switch the cables on the speakers, and they sound very similar. The bass is there, but it is very light. Not like any other speaker I listened to.
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    Focal or Klipsch?

    Thank you for replying. How do you like the bass, is it somewhat light when compared to other speakers of that size?
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    Focal or Klipsch?

    I heard JBL L300 (Summit) at one of my friend's houses, and really liked that sound. Very unique and present. So I think this is what horns are about. Those L300's, however, are almost impossible to find here in Europe, and I would not want to pay for them without seeing what I am getting first...
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