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Focal Alpha 50 vs. Adam T5V/T7V

renaudrenaud

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@renaudrenaud recently replaced his ELAC DBR-62 + powerful and clean TPA3255 cards by a pair of Focal Alpha 50 in his living room.
Nuff said.

Well, it's true. I gave the Elac to my cousin so I just have the Alpha 50 in the living room.

I like them very very much, but it's just a biased opinion, French guy liking a product from a French company, and really low price for a pair of speakers.

I like the idea I paid just for the components, not the the look. Don't care the look.

I've put lot of stickers in the side of the speakers to degrade their look and I like the fact they now look like toys (and ugly).

I don't care a lot of plenty of things and especially I don't care if you prefer the Adam or something else. :facepalm:

Finally I prefer to spend my money on old things I like to repair or component for things I like to build with my wife.

Err... And because this website I have to buy each month a product from Topping.
 

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Why did you guys choose the Alpha 50s over the Alpha 50 Evos?
Probably because Alpha Evo is a just released product. Also, @daftcombo does not own the Alpha 50.
@renaudrenaud recently replaced his ELAC DBR-62 + powerful and clean TPA3255 cards by a pair of Focal Alpha 50 in his living room.
Nuff said.
Hum, I thought it was temporary the time you get your Elac back, @renaudrenaud (?)
 
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@renaudrenaud @daftcombo Why did you guys choose the Alpha 50s over the Alpha 50 Evos?

I have not heard the Alpha 50 Evo yet, just the Alpha 50 at Renaud's.

I have had a pair of JBL 305p MKII at home, thought it was ok, and advised Renaud to buy a pair as they are dirt cheap. But he hates them, and I also sold my pair after I bought a much better pair of Genelec 8030C.

I can't comment on the T5V nor T7V, except that I saw them in a store and they look much better in person than on pictures.

Hum, I thought it was temporary the time you get your Elac back, @renaudrenaud (?)

Renaud likes to have the amplification inside the speakers. It leaves more room on his desk to put turntables.
 

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I would guess for two reasons, 8" woofers are for two ways a bigger compromise in the important mid region and Focal makes wide directivity designs where a 8" driver would beam too much compared to the wide directivity tweeter designs they use.
 

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The look of the Evo line is much better than the look of the oldest line IMHO. De gustibus...

But I'd be glad to see someone measure the new ones to see if it is not better to get the oldest still.
 
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