Focal Micro Utopia Be Avant Garde Floorstanding Speakers

5/5 (2 Reviews) MSRP : $8500.00

Product Description

  • 2-way bass-reflex stand mounted speaker
  • Frequency response (+/- 3dB) 50Hz - 40kHz
  • Efficiency (2,8V/1 m) 89dB
  • Nominal impedance 8 ohms
  • Crossover frequencies 2500Hz at 24dB/octave

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by VAN Sparger a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: October 30, 2017

Bottom Line:   
Beautiful speakers - no question about that. System matching to get the best out of them is critical. They will frustrate you if you don't have the right placement, cables, amplification, source,... Very non-forgiving, but if you get it right, this is the best monitor you will ever ever ever hear. The BE edition only makes it better. I'm using a Plinius Sa-102, but it will probably respond better to a higher wattage tube amplifier. Again, do not skimp on the peripherals.

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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 Arshad a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: May 26, 2006

Bottom Line:   

The first thing that hits you is the built quality. Absolutley stunning. Next is the heft when you pick it up . Reassuring. Plug and play, forget it . this baby needs careful set up and system matching to show what it can really do . Its very critical ot stands , your choice of amp and cables. the thing i found it most sensitive to was the quality of power. Feed it a dedicated line using appropriate power conditioners and cords and you reap huge drewards. It reflects any change in your set up , which i find very satisfying.

The beryllium tweeter is a miniature masterpiece. Its got the best attributes of an electrostat with a touch of ribbon thrown in. Great transperency and focus, absolute ease and melt in your ears highs.I drive them with a jadis da88s 60 watt class A amp and wadia 861 front end . Get it right and this baby sings. Great top to bottom coherence and depth of image.It reveals the musical structure by opening up the upper mids in a most vibrant way. The bass is well matched to its bandwidth and i find it unnessecary to use a sub in my room for normal music programme.Rythmically it can unravel intervoven strands with absolute ease revealing harmonics which are glossed over by lesser designs. All in all a great speaker. Maybe even the best stanmount around.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2005

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