Focal Cobalt 820 Floorstanding Speakers

4.32/5 (25 Reviews) MSRP : $2500.00


Product Description

3-way floorstanding column, bass reflex, front port


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Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by weeman a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: July 19, 2002

Bottom Line:   
If you have high resolution hifi, you would be better off with alot of other speakers.
These work best with dark-sounding stuff.
If you use highend stuff then you have to dampen your setup with copper-cables.
I gave it a try, but it wasent really great...

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Luicifer 666 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 24, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Hi

Jesus Christ from Heaven must nail by his ears on the cross.
Otherwise it´s inexplicable what this guy heard. I would agree
with him if he had the speaker just for one week because the
first time the JM Labs sounds awful for the money, that´s true.
But like the frog after a kiss changed to a prince the cobalts
changed to a teriffic and magical 3D soundstage after, and this
is a little bit boring, 200 and more hours of listening.
I drive them with a AVM Evolution A2 Amplifier and DNM Solid Core
speakercable. AVM is a small german manufactory that build this
High End Amp for a bargain price. Paid for a demonstration model
$ 1.250 and grap also the JM Labs for about 1.300 bugs :-).

So Jesus Christ from heaven go to hell or just take a listen
before you paid $ 1.400 for something you don´t like!

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Luicifer 666 a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 24, 2002

Bottom Line:   
Hi

Jesus Christ from Heaven must nail by his ears on the cross.
Otherwise it´s inexplicable what this guy heard. I would agree
with him if he had the speaker just for one week because the
first time the JM Labs sounds awful for the money, that´s true.
But like the frog after a kiss changed to a prince the cobalts
changed to a teriffic and magical 3D soundstage after, and this
is a little bit boring, 200 and more hours of listening.
I drive them with a AVM Evolution A2 Amplifier and DNM Solid Core
speakercable. AVM is a small german manufactory that build this
High End Amp for a bargain price. Paid for a demonstration model
$ 1.250 and grap also the JM Labs for about 1.300 bugs :-).

So Jesus Christ from heaven go to hell and listen to JBL, Infinity or
other boomie suckers

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by MarceloSQ a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: May 19, 2002

Bottom Line:   
I had the lucky opportunity to hear ths model along with the newer (and similarly priced) Cobalt 816. Let me tell you I chose the old 820. They performed wonderful at the store showroom, even when pushed with mid-fi electronics, as the vendor told me. Well, he was right: they sounded perfect when installed in my audio room. This model features the same titanium inverted dome of the higher-class Electra line (which unfortunately does not appear in the curren Cobalt 800 series). They have excellent mid and high response, you can clearly define any instrument in a chamber orchestra, for instance. Bass is authoritative: place the speakers carefully if you don´t want to be unpleased with room boominess. By the way, room acoustics is crucial -of course not only for this model, but to any speaker- since you can get harsh mid and high sounds if you let soundwaves ¨fly free¨ and bounce against your naked walls. Perhaps the reviewer that came down from heaven suffers this glass-room echoic syndrom.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Price Paid:    $2400.00

Purchased At:   official JMLab deale



Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by jesus christ a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: January 18, 2002

Bottom Line:   
This speaker stinks!
The highs are very harsh on your ears, you get tired of listning to the music!
Middle to low end are almost nonexistent, or very drawn back.
Lows are "muddy" and not very welldefined.
I have tried this speaker with alot of different equitment, but have found out that this is just the nature of this speaker!

I feel sorry for the idiots who have bought this speaker. I was one of them!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1999

Price Paid:    $1400.00




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