Focal Maestro Utopia , need advice for AMP/PRE
this is my current setup:
acoustic zen silver reference ii XLR interconnect
Cardas Clear speaker cable
wireworld platinum usb cable
Focal Electra 1038 be II (replaced now with the Maestro)
Pass labs X350.5
Pass labs Xp10 pre
i red review , using Clasee 600 Amp to drive it
they said that this speakers need a lot of power
also Focal Dealer told me that the Maestro it's the most demanding speakers for high dumping/current from all the utopia range
finally connect the new speakers,
they are in another league compare to my Electra 1038
the sound now have "weight"
i feel that the Pass are slightly "dull"
i'm looking for more dynamic and aggressive
i asked Focal Dealer: Apex Audio and Roy Gregory (a reviewer from Hifi+) that have a lot of experience with Focal Utopia models
both not like Pass with Utopia
and both recommend Aesthetix Atlas Mono
Roy also like VTL 450 III
Apex like Accuphase A-65 (Roy think A-65 lack of power to drive the Maestro)
someone can advice or know any Maestro owner?
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