This system has been ever evolving for nearly 20 years!  I liked the focals so much I went ahead and moved the 926s to the surround position!  The Scalas are some of the finest speakers I have ever heard...ever!  I've heard and had a lot of speakers in this system over the years, and at this point I'm not sure how I could do much better.

The only items left in the chain that could use some immediate help are the phonostage, amplifier (I need one for the surround speakers and maybe an upgrade for the mains), and cables perhaps...

Would love any ideas on how to maximize the remaining rig!

Room Details

Dimensions: 18’ × 17’  Medium
Ceiling: 8’

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    • Focal Scala Utopia
    • Classe Model 15
    • Classe CT-SSP
    • MIT Digital
    • Logitech Squeezebox
    Boulder modified, military spec linear power supply and upgraded coaxial output stage with vampire coax connector.
    • Scheu Analog Classic
    • Thorens Phono Preamp
    • JM Labs Electra CC-900
    • JM Labs Electra 926
    • Audio Physic Luna
    Stereo Subwoofers, flat to subsonic
    • MIT MH-750 spk
    • Ortofon Black

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Hello Ben

I decided to purchase the Sopras and picked them up Tuesday from my local dealer. They are very nice. Great transparency and speed, 


Do you have an opinion on the Focal Sopra No.1 monitors?

I am torn between them and a set of Joseph Audio Pulsars. I am concerned about the limited bass supposedly out of the Focal Sopras, but my room is small (11 x 15, 9 foot ceiling), and I will be matching it up with a JL Audio Fathom f113 subwoofer.