Grande Ambitions Review

French loudspeaker specialist Focal has unveiled its most sophisticated loudspeakers yet – the Grande Utopia EM Evo and Stella Utopia EM Evo. However, you’ll need some deep pockets (and a big room) to experience them. The EM Evo, for example, stands over 6 feet tall and weighs in at some 265kg with its five drivers including an 11-inch bass unit. Focal, though, has packed all its latest technologies into the ‘speakers with its proprietary tuned mass damping for the mid-range unit to reduce distortion,a revised cabinet and a reinforced acoustic structure featuring machined aluminium parts. Focal also says particular attention has been paid to the crossover to maximise precision.

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