High End 2016 Hot Product
Focals impressive (and impressively room-friendly) Sopra series has expanded.
The floorstanding No.2 (right, 12,000/pair) has been joined by the larger No.3 (18,000/pair) with a pair of 8 1/2" (210mm) bass drivers in place of the 2s 7" (180mm) units. Despite a paper spec that appears almost identical (and quite possibly mistaken) the company assures us that the larger speaker adds around 10Hz to the bottom-end bandwidth -- yet short of standing the 2 and 3 side by side, its hard to tell them apart.
Given that the No.3 is 2 wider and nearly 3 taller, thats testimony to a particularly neat styling job. The range of colors continues to expand too. Although the No.3 here sports a veneer finish, there was a fabulous Mustang Blue No.2 elsewhere in the display.
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