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Focal Elegia - what do you think?

Discussion in 'Headphones (full-size)' started by Hoegaardener70, Sep 29, 2018.
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  1. Hoegaardener70
    Hi! After a very long decision making process, I just now decided to buy the Focal Clear and not the Utopia. Decisive factors were of course price and the fact that I can reuse existing 3.5mm connector cables. I now found some rumors of a new closed headphone by Focal called Elegia (on a German website). Does anybody know anything more specific about this model and how it will compare to the clear/utopia? From its price, the product sits between the elear and clear (EUR899). Here the specs:

    • Typ: Geschlossener Kopfhörer (type: closed headphones)
    • Impedanz: 35 Ohms
    • Empfindlichkeit: 105 dB SPL / 1 mW @ 1 kHz
    • THD: 0.1 % @ 1 kHz / 100 dB SPL
    • Frequenzbereich: 5 Hz-23 kHz (frequency range)
    • Treiber: 40 mm ‚M‘-Form Aluminium/ Magnesium Membran (driver specification)
    • Gewicht: 430 g (weight)
    • Zubehör: 1.2 m asymmetrisch 3.5 mm Klinkenstecker, 3.5 mm auf 6.35 mm Stereo-Klinken-Adapter, Hartschalen-Transportcase 250 x 240 x 120 mm (accessoires)
    What are you guys thinking? Holding off the clear for now?
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2018
  2. up late
    someone posted a link to that web page in the clear thread. it's premature to expect any meaningful comments or impressions at this stage. you might have something to go on once canjam @ rmaf 2018 gets underway.
     
  3. waveSounds
    This was one of the pictures associated with it:

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    Whether there's any truth in it? I'd like to hope so. Although the lack of other information available on the tinternet, anywhere, is not reassuring. Unless someone in the ecom department messed up and loaded this prematurely...
     
  4. Zulkr9
    Looks like a closed back version of the clear ?
     
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  5. waveSounds
    More likely a closed Elear if we're going on the rumour of pricing around €1000.
     
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  6. Hoegaardener70
    That’s what I’d say as well. But I am hoping it would lean towards the clear
     
  7. Beagle
    Probably, given the name Elegia.
     
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  8. Hoegaardener70
    Yes, otherwise

    Yes, otherwise, it would have been Closaria :)
     
  9. SilverEars
    Or Clostopia. Well, the ia follows Utopia

    I guess they want to express it's part of the family, and want to express the geneology with the name in some form

     
  10. Beagle
    Utogia, or Clegia.
     
  11. SilverEars
    Maybe 'gia is their attachment for Closed. So far there are two attachment variations for their naming scheme. 'ia and 'lear, with ignoring 'lex for Massdrop.
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2018
  12. Blinxat
    they removed it from the website. Probably launched at RMAF
     
  13. dieslemat
    I briefly saw a pricing of 899 gbp
     
  14. alota
    better name was claustrophobia due the fact that is closed can
     
  15. TSAVAlan
    That is a neato looking thing, if only I had the ability to talk about... Maybe when October 5th rolls around...
     
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