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.
Say hello to Vestia, the new line of loudspeakers from Focal. The Vestia is the replacement for the popular Chora line. An improved ‘M’-shaped aluminum/magnesium tweeter provides a large soundstage with amazing detail. The tried and true Slatefiber cone gets an improved bass-flex port design allowing for better bass extension. Available finishes are Black High Gloss, Dark Wood, and Light Wood. Come in and listen to these impressive speakers now on display.
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.
Matt flew to Boise and then drove to Twin Falls to install and calibrate this system for our new customer Norm. For the last couple months I have been working with Norm, putting together a system that would match exactly what he communicated he wanted. Norm has owned some pretty decent gear over the years but had heard all the buzz on Focal Sopra no3.
After many phone conversations, texts and emails he decided on starting with two pair of these bad boys along with Focal’s matching center channel speaker. As you can probably tell, Norm likes to feel his bass. He has tried several subwoofer systems over the years and ended up with 2 JBL twin 18 inch pro concert level sub cabinets. To isolate the center speaker from these massive woofers, Norm had purchased 4 very large dampeners that are normally used in the aerospace industry. So potential problem solved.
We moved onto upgrading his electronics and chose Anthem’s AVM 70 and MCA 525 gen2 amplifier so that we would have plenty of clean power and quality processing. Anthem’s beautiful room correction was able to harness this beast of a system and control the sound stage at all volume levels. All cabling including speaker cable, power cords, balanced interconnects and line conditioning were from our good friends at Nordost.
Norm actually hasn’t listened to his system yet! He’s debuting his system tonight and going over some of his favorite recordings. He promised to call me Saturday and let me know what he thinks. I have a feeling I’ll get a very excited call from him tonight.