Today we received a pair of Focal’s new outdoor “Stone” speakers. These are a very unique design and feature similar high quality components found in many of Focal’s high end indoor speakers. They are designed to blend into your landscape and withstand the harshest weather conditions. With a full-size 8-inch woofer and aluminum magnesium tweeter, they present a generous full-range, very easy to listen to presentation. They are available in three finishes: grey, sand and limestone.
We have them on display and like most Focal speakers they sound amazing. So if you are tired of weeding without good sounding music, stop in and have a listen. I can already tell you I’ll find a place for them in my garden.
Our good friend and customer Brian remodeled his basement and added a home theater room for himself and his family. We worked side by side with him every step of the way. Brian did a great deal of research and visited our showroom several times to audition and compare options so to be sure he would end up with exactly what he wanted. This project actually took over a year to complete.
The anticipation of finally experiencing a movie in this room was hard to handle. Well this week, Adam and Chance worked 3 days to get all the gear installed and calibrated. I stopped by this morning and Brian gave me a demo. It was definitely worth the wait. We watched several scenes including a scene from “A Star Is Born”. It was so fun we both looked at each other and started laughing.
We have one more day of acoustic treatment panel installation and a bit more audio calibration to coincide with them and we are off to the movies. Below is a list of the main products we used to make this happen.
Vestia is Focal’s newest addition to their family of amazing speaker systems. “Vestia” was inspired by Vesta and Hestia – goddesses of the hearth and the home. The Vestia line so far offers 4 different models, including a center channel speaker. All are designed and built in their manufacturing facility in France and are offered in 3 finishes: gloss black, dark wood,and light wood (as pictured in these photos).
We will be breaking in these N°3’s over the weekend but I can already tell, having only played 2 music tracks, that Focal once again has hit a Home Run.
As usual they have a beautiful precise fit and finish, magnetic removable grills, all new leading edge driver and tweeter technologies; all adding up to an incredible value. Stop in and have a listen and hear for yourself why so many people consider Focal the finest speaker systems in the world.
Yesterday Adam and I installed this beautiful system for our new friends and customers in Gig Harbor. For this room we chose Focal’s Aria 948 speakers.
We paired it with our new Marantz Model 40 which has become one of our most popular components and for all the right reasons. It is actually a truly amazing sounding one box, class A/B amplifier, preamp and high resolution streaming device. It also includes a high quality phono input, subwoofer outputs and HDMI ARC input for smart TV’s as well.
We cabled the system with our favorite cable and interconnect company Nordost.
You can tell by the smiles it turned out awesomely.
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