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Hi unleash_me,My experience with Dynaudio is limited (read casual listening) but I can definitely comment on the Chorus and Kef. Between the two, provided everything else remains the same, my choice would be the Chorus, anyday!
But then again the caveat remains the same, it all depends on how, what and where you listen (some even consider the ??when? part also; not to mention waf, wine etc.)
All the best. Happy auditioning...
It's no surprice that one find another's findings contrary to their own in HiFi. The whole idea sometimes feels like thrive on subjective opinions afterall!i thought the image was smeared and veiled - that is the best I can say about how it sounded.
tell me what your impressions are of this speaker
hi unleash me,It's no surprice that one find another's findings contrary to their own in HiFi. The whole idea sometimes feels like thrive on subjective opinions afterall!
AFAIR the 816 sounded nice, better than the IQ9 imo. It had good imaging and impressive sound-stage. The voices were clear and the bass was tight. Infact, I felt the vocals were natural with that rare neutral touch. I don't remember correctly but believe it was driven by one of the Denon PMA/DCD-2000 or 1500 combo with Chord cables. Another better option would be to get the 807V
As they say, ymmv!
Well, i felt the same and was quite surprised that you felt they were good.the Focals were a waste of time. I don't know why they even bother to sell those speakers (Chorus 816V). No detail, muddy through the entire spectrum and constricted soundstage.
I found them very disappointing, personally.
So its 2 against 1 and why should that make you feel surprised that the 1 did not agree with your observations?...Well, i felt the same and was quite surprised that you felt they were good.
Hi marsilians,So its 2 against 1 and why should that make you feel surprised that the 1 did not agree with your observations?
Have almost no experience with the Chorus line. Had liked some electras and have only heard the micro utopia, never had the chance to hear the grand utopia. Moser all these speakers sound very different and it would be suicidal to jump into a brand since u liked the Utopias. Had heard some KEF (ref i think) years ago and i thought they were superb, but the current ones i hear are pretty pathetic.I would probably go the way of unleash_me myself. Ever since I saw and heard Focals Grande Utopia I'm sold on Focals. That's true of everyone in every area too. For instance I drink only Coke & Co. and don't drink Pepsi & Co. unless Coke & Co. is unavailable. I know some people who are the other way around.
Focals would probably end up sounding better to me just because they are Focals (we can call it mind coloration of music!!!). KEF on the other hand, a friend bought them over a year ago (costing around 3.5 lacs IIRC and brought all the way from France) and they did not sound like anything that was worth Rs. 3.5 lacs to me personally. With this personal experience behind me probably anything KEF would not sound great to my ears and sound overpriced!!!
Quite rightly said. I'm actually targeting the Grande Utopias themselves and not any other speaker in Focals. Still a bit of time to go for them though.it would be suicidal to jump into a brand since u liked the Utopias.
Dinyaar, one of the finer moments of feeling good about being in this forum! Thank god, we are all civil and sane so far! Been to lots of forums and there are few out there where this could grow into an ugly monster.We all have our preferences and that diversity of opinion makes a forum fun to be part of IMO.