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    Join Date: Oct 2021

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    I'm Grahame.

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    Hi everyone my name is Grahame,
    Just a quick introduction, My musical tastes vary from Classical , Prog , jazz fusion , Funk and 80s, pretty much anything lol, I have just turned 60 so mellowing a bit hmm, I知 making more time now for music so in the process of building a new 2 channel system,
    I知 currently running an old Yamaha DSP A2 av amp which was great in its day but not doing the job I require now.
    Purchased a pair of Focal aria 926 which I thought awesome when demoed in richer sounds but not getting it with current Amp ! My main system will be streaming but get to that later,
    Any advice on what works well with these speakers welcome, be it separate or integrated ?
    Many thanks G.

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    I'm Rob.

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    Hello Grahane and welcome. So far as the Focal's are concerned and any other speaker for that matter, it's not so much whether amp and speaker work together but whether they work together in the room that they are placed. If you have had good sound with other speakers then it may not be the room that is the propblem.

    Hifi Choice reviewed that Focals and said

    "As a fan of Focal speakers, I have always been aware that they need a certain sort of source to partner them for best results; their upfront and engaging nature makes them lots of fun, but they won稚 flatter poor front ends gladly"

    Could be an interesting hunt for something suitable. Maybe Class A or Valve based. If there are other members nearby they might have something you could try.

    I was a big fan of Funk in the 70s and 80s and have moved on to mellower stuff with a Jazzy vibe, they call it Jazztronica

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    Join Date: Jan 2009

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    I'm openingabottleofwine.

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    Welcome to AoS Grahame.

    Don't worry about "mellowing" in your old age - I'm older than you but still like to listen to new acts and performances; but sad to say much of what appears today is ephemeral pap, and so discouraging. But even so, on occasion I can be surprised and delighted by something 'new'.

    I have heard Focal speakers on a couple of occasions at audio shows and thought them very good, but would hesitate to suggest a suitable amplifier to drive them.

    Welcome again

    Enjoy the Forum
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    Hello Grahame, Welcome to AOS.

    Take a look around the site and join in any chat that interests you.


    Enjoy the forum,
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    Join Date: Oct 2021

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    I'm Grahame.

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    Cheers Barry ����

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    I'm Grahame.

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    Thanks everyone

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    A massive welcome Pooly lad. Good to have you here.

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    Welcome aboard the good ship AoS. Although sometimes it痴 so surreal it could be the Yellow Submarine... Enjoy the forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex_UK View Post
    Welcome aboard the good ship AoS. Although sometimes it’s so surreal it could be the Yellow Submarine... Enjoy the forum.


    welcome grahame. enjoy the forum
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