Focal 1027be

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schmidtmike76

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Focal 1027be
« on: 23 Apr 2018, 12:40 pm »
Any suggestions for some isolation off of the carpet.  I would like to keep the height equal now.  I don’t believe there is a place for cones they have rubber push in feet on the bottom nothing that screws in.  Thanks Mike


schmidtmike76

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Re: Focal 1027be
« Reply #1 on: 23 Apr 2018, 12:40 pm »
Sorry for the sideways picture

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« Reply #2 on: 23 Apr 2018, 01:09 pm »
From the owner manual at Focal.com:
« Floorstanding loud-speaker systems include four decoupling spikes and four butyl cone and could be screwed, if necessary, into the four metal inserts situated on the base of the loudspeaker. »

schmidtmike76

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Re: Focal 1027be
« Reply #3 on: 23 Apr 2018, 01:29 pm »
I couldn’t get mine to unscrew?  I’ll have to go in for another look

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schmidtmike76

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« Reply #5 on: 24 Apr 2018, 12:31 pm »
Thank you Marvda1

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schmidtmike76

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Re: Focal 1027be
« Reply #7 on: 24 Apr 2018, 11:14 pm »
That site was exactly what I needed. I’m waiting for a reply back

schmidtmike76

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Re: Focal 1027be
« Reply #8 on: 22 Jul 2018, 01:13 pm »


Update.

I purchased the GAIA 2 for my focals.  They brought the speaker up from the carpet around 1 3\4 and really opened up the bottom end.  Irregardless of the price I’m very happy with the look and more importantly the improvement in sound.

I was sceptical but now a believer.  I have the carpet spikes on order but I don’t see myself using them as they will bring the speaker to high for my listening spot.  I also don’t think there needed at this point.


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Re: Focal 1027be
« Reply #9 on: 22 Jul 2018, 10:14 pm »
let me know if the sound changes with the carpet spikes ?

schmidtmike76

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Re: Focal 1027be
« Reply #10 on: 7 Aug 2018, 11:40 am »
Sorry for the sideways picture not sure why.

They just came in my dealer has them and I’ll pick them up tonight.  Throw me a pm if I forget I should get a email

My first concern is that they’ll raise the speaker to high for my close listening position.  Time will tell.  I’m about 8’ away

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« Reply #11 on: 7 Aug 2018, 06:18 pm »
I had a similar issue with the Devore Silverback's and found if you set your Speakers by adjusting the back spikes 1/4" higher than the front, thus Raking the speaker aprox.  1/4" ( forward tilt ) you can offset the height issue......I found by doing the Rake as the last adjustment, to be the final dial in......Hope it helps....

schmidtmike76

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Re: Focal 1027be
« Reply #12 on: 8 Aug 2018, 10:40 pm »
They didn’t change height all that much not enough to matter with a quick listening session. 

They are more stable with the carpet spikes I cannot deny that.



schmidtmike76

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Re: Focal 1027be
« Reply #13 on: 9 Aug 2018, 12:21 am »
I had to take the spikes out it left the speakers sounding dead and no bass.  Unfortunate really as they were more stable but the proof is in the listening. 

Update Thursday morning.  I placed them back for a fairer opportunity.  Not a reviewer here but these spikes opened up the midrange.  The mid is now the most dominant sound coming from them. The bass is definitely not as thick as I like.  The focals were never known for being a bass speaker so I need to let it go.

I’m a heavy metal fan so some thickness goes hand n hand but wow are these ever fast.  I’ve never really heard a speaker or system to keep up to double kick drums like this one. 

Still have no idea why my pics go sideways
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« Reply #14 on: 10 Aug 2018, 05:34 am »
i'm going down the rabbit hole fast.  haven't been able to install my gaias yet but got in some of the iso-pucks today and put them under my dac, transport, and tube preamp.
bass is tighter with more impact.  highs and midrange a lot clearer. sound is more analog sounding.
my problem is my mastersound compact 845 is 75 lbs so i could get 4 iso-pucks for $120 or 3 of the better orea pucks for $240.
i also have an ayre 100 lbs+  power amp that would take 6 iso-pucks at $180 or  4 of the oreas for $320

the iso-pucks come 2 ea. per box for $60, they hold 20 lbs ea. so you have to figure out if you are going to put 2 or 4 under your equipment.
if someone decides to try these and likes them and if you have an odd number left over i'll be glad to purchase them from you.