CEDIA 2009 Day One
Two beautiful, new and special edition speakers stood out on Day 1. To celebrate their 30th Anniversary in the speaker business, Focal has introduced a special version in its Chorus line. Rather than jazz up an esoteric model, Focal adapted the "W" composite sandwich-cone woofer from their Electra and Utopia models for use in the the Chorus 826V and added a Satin Imperial Red finish to produce the Chorus 826W ($3495/pair). It is a showstopper.
Another beaut is Vienna Acoustics' Haydn Grand Special Edition ($1800/pair). Only 500 pairs will be produced of this two-way stand-mount in a striking and elegant walnut veneer. How can something so small seem so luscious!