Focal Micro Utopia Be Avant Garde Floorstanding Speakers

Micro Utopia Be Avant Garde

  • 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

User Reviews (2)

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VAN Sparger   Audio Enthusiast [Oct 30, 2017]

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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RATING
5
VALUE
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5
Arshad   AudioPhile [May 26, 2006]
Strength:


Rythmically Incisive
Very high resolution loudspeaker
The best tweeter around
Fabulous built

Weakness:


Very demanding of system set up.

Exposed tweeter is very easy to damage



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.

Similar Products Used: B&w CDM I NT, 9 NT,Dynaudio !.3 se
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RATING
5
VALUE
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4
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