JM Labs ‘Maestro Utopia’ Loudspeaker

by admin on February 13, 2010 · 9 comments

in Loudspeakers

Review forthcoming of this new speaker from French manufacturer, Focal. US$55,000.00. Three-and-a-half-way reference loudspeaker High efficiency, high power-handling: high-fidelity at real sound level The technologies of Utopia 3: Beryllium, IAL2TM, Focus TimeTM, OPC+TM, WTM, Power FlowerTM, OPCTM, Gamma StructureTM Exclusive technologies: MDS (Magnetic Damping System), to adapt the bass to the listening room, real integrated subwoofer channel Sound personalization with adjustable bass, midrange and treble levels. 100 % Focal manufacture.

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Alberto De La Roche 02.15.10 at 1:50 pm

I’d listen them along with some Avalon, Magico, Genesis, Wilson Maxx 2 and Max 3, and in reality the diferences are very subtle. All the previous are great speakers and probably without being and expert this speakers are fast and honest in terms of image, timbre and balanced bass. Stills the bill is quite high considering the actual world economics, but the heck teher stills lots of guys with some extra bucks to invest. My taste is mor oriented to Magico and Wilson Maxx 3, more weight and oppeness among other subtelties.

admin 02.15.10 at 7:32 pm

Welcome, Alberto.

I respectfully disagree. To my ears, the Maestros are quite different from Genesis and Avalon and a world apart from Wilsons. Not subtle, at all.

Cheers, a

JimA. 03.30.10 at 1:10 am

I am very seriously considering the Maestros. But, I have not heard the Scalas yet. Is it worth the extra $25K? I know, I know it is not that simple to answer, but please go the best you can! :)

admin 03.30.10 at 5:38 am

Hi Jim:

The Maestro review will be published very shortly. Let’s discuss the differences after the review.

Suffice it to say, I loved the Scalas.

Cheers, a

JimA. 04.22.10 at 10:49 pm

Hello Admin,
I am terribly sorry to sound too impatient, but when will the review be published on the Maestro? I love both speakers, the Maestro and the Scala, but have not decided if the price difference is worth it.

admin 04.23.10 at 5:28 am

No problem, Jim.

The review is written and edited. Just needs to be setup. Soon, as they say. Best, a

JimA. 04.24.10 at 4:57 am

Thank-you for quick response. So is it safe to quote you?
“Suffice it to say, I loved the Scalas.. more than the Maestros.”….. J/K :)

admin 04.24.10 at 7:43 am




admin 05.01.10 at 2:12 pm

Review will be published Monday, May 3 at 9:00 a.m. EST.


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