I do use a pair of REL subs with mine, so cannot comment on the bass…
I bought a used pair. I don’t know how many hours the previous user had done burn-in. However I think it’s obvious these two (Sopra & FR20) have inherently different characters in base expression. FR20 has a kind of airy base in my impression.
duchida, You have a very good system, I am not trying to be bossy, however, there is a Loudspeaker Category on this forum ( Loudspeakers - PS Audio ). I counted five FR20 threads in that forum. Could you please use that category to post about speakers. Thanks.
Yes, yes. Got it.
Subwoofers… As in two or more.
Uchida-san, Ohayou gozaimasu. They had around 200-250 hours of use.
@NaJo Hi NaJo-san,
Are you the previous owner of the pair!?
Then, very much appreciated for clarifying the usage hours.
Also, I respect you so much for the condition of the pair.
Would be glad if you could tell what kind of music you love.
I would describe the bass on the FR20s as fast, articulate, with excellent definition, and there is a definite lack of boominess which gives the impression of less bass.
Hi Uchida-san, yes, I am the previous owner.
I like mainly Jazz of the likes of Tsuyoshi Yamamoto, Isao Suzuki, Kunihiko Sugano.
Please send me a personal message, if you like to contact me.
I think it was started in another section of the forum, not the Loudspeaker section. This thread was recently moved here.
Yes, I moved the posts here, a better home for them than the MKII thread.
Ah. Now I get it. Thank you Chops!
Another Focal problem SOLVED!
I disagree that the FR-20s are bass shy. I would not add a subwoofer(s).
I wouldn’t call the FR20’s bass shy, but I do prefer then with a pair of REL subs…
At what frequency do you set the crossover?
I prefer using subs with large standmount speakers. Isn’t there a 2-way FR5 planned?
crossover set in upper 30’s …
Yes, we are working on a stand mount speaker we’re calling aspen FR5. It’s a 2-way design with a rear mounted passive radiator using the same planar magnetic tweeter we use in the larger aspen models. We’ll keep you posted as we a cosmetic sample in or are closer to launch.
I don’t know why you responded to me. I never said the FR-20’s were bass shy, but just like every loudspeaker on the planet, they will ALWAYS benefit with subwoofers.
As I’ve said a million times, just like Paul McGowan, the loudspeakers are placed for optimal stereo imaging and staging at the listening position. The subs get placed for optimal bass at the listening position.
Subwoofers are used to tune the room, not just add bass. Hence why ALL loudspeakers benefit from the use of subwoofers, as in two or more.