Focal XS 2.1 or AudioEngine A5

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Naty

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I am going to purchase speakers for IPOD and computer.

I have shortlisted AudioEngine A5 and Focal XS 2.1.

I would like to know which one is better.
 

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How much does the focal system cost in India ?

I think for its price you can for an audioengine A5 presently and add a capable 8 or 10 inch subwoofer down the line.The focal subwoofer has a 6.5 inch driver i would tend to believe one atleast needs a 8 inch driver. The 6.5 inch on the focal might be more to add some bass to their satellites and not a real subwoofer.

I would say go for the audioengines and later down the line add a subwoofer to them and have a full fledged capable system rather than going for satellite & 6.5 inch woofer combination.
 

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Thanks for your reply.

The Focal XS 2.1 costs 42K, Pro FX will also give me 13% discount on this.

Which subwoofer will be perfect for AudioEngine A5, is AudioEngine S8 best for it.

Naty
 

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Thanks for your reply.

The Focal XS 2.1 costs 42K, Pro FX will also give me 13% discount on this.

Which subwoofer will be perfect for AudioEngine A5, is AudioEngine S8 best for it.

Naty

I am currently using the audioengine S8 with my audioengines A5 and i listen to mostly psytrance which has a constant bassline. I am quite happy with it. But you can mate them with any subwoofer generally.

Although the focal looks really nice since its meant to complement a mac, i dont think its worth the price even the review said it did not sound all that great.
 
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