KJ West One - Connoisseurs of Sound - Est. 1965
KJ West One - Connoisseurs of Sound - Est. 1965

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Focal Grande Utopia EM Loudspeakers (Ex-Demo)

Ex-Demo / Pre-Owned

RRP - £129,999 / Our Price - SOLD
 

We are now considering offers in excess of £50,000 (+VAT) for our demonstration pair of Focal Grande Utopia EM loudspeakers. They are in mint condition and come with the original accessories and crates. These speakers have been cared for very well in our high-end showroom environment and only handled by experienced members of staff. They have NOT been loaned out or transported to and from other venues.

These speakers were originally purchased from Focal in February 2013.

This is a very rare opportunity to get one of the world's best loudspeakers at a great price. This is the only pair on demonstration in the country at the moment, so you wont find another deal like it. 

The Grande Utopia EMs are the most accomplished concept by Focal, they are the company's technological and musical reference. After the “W” cones and the pure Beryllium tweeter of the previous models that had marked a technological advance, the Grande Utopia EM adopts an Electro-Magnet woofer (EM) with a force that cannot be compared to classical technologies. Superlative performance, unique style: the Grande Utopia EM is not only a technological monument, it's above all an acoustic sculpture and one of the best high fidelity speakers in the world.

This has been our reference speaker at KJ West One for many years, what it is capable of is quite remarkable. When paired with a high quality source and amplification the Grandes are able to give a stunningly realistic sound that only a select number of audiophiles would have been able to experience. As audiophilia.com said upon reviewing these speakers "for those passionate audiophiles who can afford the Grandes, listen at your peril. You won’t be leaving without them."

Roy Gregory of HiFi+ magazine put the realism of these speakers into words brilliantly when he reviewed them-  

"Having composers conduct their own works is seldom a recipe for success, but Polski Radio’s live concert SACD of Gorecki leading the National Polish Rado S.O. in his own Third Symphony is a stunning exception to that rule. It’s a vast and stentorian work of three slow movements that might easily become sprawling and ponderous. Indeed, on many a system and despite the perfectly poised performance with its incredible control of tension through tempo, the sheer weight of low-frequency information simply overloads the speakers’ ability to resolve and differentiate pitch, pace, and texture.

Never on the Grandes! Even the slow and low bowed entry is picked out perfectly, the individual bars and phrases distinct, the measured increase in intensity and tension, the resulting anticipation of the cello entry, the inevitable arrival of the rest of the orchestra, building and building to the shattering climax built around the solo soprano part—it lives, it pulses, it breathes, drawing you into, immersing you in the sheer majesty of the music and the playing."

If somebody is also looking for a world class amplifier to pair with these speakers, we would accept offers for the Naim Statement amplifier aswell. 

If you are interested in this pair, please do get in touch, we highly recommend you come in and experience them for yourself. 

If you have any other questions regarding these speakers, please contact Lewis at lewis@kjwestone.co.uk

Ex-Demo / Pre-Owned range

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