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Focal Alpha Evo line - new speakers

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There is also a comparison between the 50 Evo and the 60 Evo.
 
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There is also a comparison between the 50 Evo and the 60 Evo.
Tricky comparison as it's an in room compariosn, but the Evo sounds cleaner and more open to me. The original Alpha sounds messy in the upper bass and sort of... weird, in the top end. I can't quite describe it other than kind of lifeless.
 

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How about build and reliability with Focal monitors? I had a pair of Focal Spirit pro headphones a while back that developed a crack in the headband. Turned out to be a common issue and for many happened just outside the warranty period. So not a happy first experience of the Focal brand for me. There's a two year warranty on these Alpha's, which is okay but not overly long either. Is their customer support decent and would it cost a lot to get them repaired outside warranty? Not that I would be expecting issues ... :)
 
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How about build and reliability with Focal monitors? I had a pair of Focal Spirit pro headphones a while back that developed a crack in the headband. Turned out to be a common issue and for many happened just outside the warranty period. So not a happy first experience of the Focal brand for me. There's a two year warranty on these Alpha's, which is okay but not overly long either. Is their customer support decent and would it cost a lot to get them repaired outside warranty? Not that I would be expecting issues ... :)
I've owned a set of Alphas and a set of Shapes. One of the Shapes had a driver get destroyed in shipping; support was quite helpful at getting me a replacement part.
 

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Just wanted to chime in regarding the Focal Alpha 65 Evo's and see if I can offer some insight.

Hi. Just wondering what size your small room is and assume you tried turning down the bass to -6 to reduce the boom? I'm trying to decide between the 65 and 50 evos..
 
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Another Korean review; this time the Evo 65's and he takes some basic measurements fwiw.

 
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