Focal Utopia Loaner Program

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  1. purr1n

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    We've already kicked this off in SoCal. (Just easier to hand off in person).
    • Limited to 7 additional people to pre-existing list for first run. Will will have multiple runs.
    • 5 days. 1st day to receive. 5th day to send to next person on the list. It is your responsibility to contact the next person in line ahead of time. Let's keep this moving.
    • Please insure $1800 for shipping. We will self insure the rest.
    • Tracking with signature for shipping.
    • YOU ARE EXPRESSLY FORBIDDEN FROM LOANING THIS ITEM OUT TO ANYONE WHO IS NOT ON THE LIST, but feel free to invite a butt-buddy over to your place for extended listening.

    Run #1
    1. @Clemmaster
    2. @Jh4db536
    3. @Wfojas
    4. @PTS
    5. @ultrabike
    6. @Bill-P
    7. @zerodeefex
    8. @foo_me
    9. @philipmorgan
    10. @Hands
    11. @jacq
    12. @Colgin
    13. @sphinxvc

    Run # 2

    TBD
     
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    I'd like in on this :)
     
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    I'd like join if possible.
     
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    Oh yes, I'd absolutely like to be on the list.
     
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    Me please.
     
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    Oh, absolutely! Thanks very much, Marv!!
     
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    This is SBAF right here. Utopia loaner |\/|
     
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    Me please. NYC.
     
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    Me too!
    Thank you!
     
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    Updated. Loaner list is closed for this run.
     
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    Wait, wasn't this the headphone that at the end of the mini meet, @Marvey offered anyone to start the loaner tour.. and people kinda looked at each other for a couple of minutes before @Clemmaster decided to take it?
     
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    You guys all need to speak up. Somebody could have told me the stock Mutec 3+ USB with the 1.10 firmware was all warm and bloomy way ahead of time. :)
     
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    IF this were the universal/sole conclusion of stock Mutec3+USB wouldn't it make the Jotunheim sound like a Black Widow and thus be suitable for every headphone under the sun including the Utopia?
    :)
     
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    Not at all! There's a common belief that making things sound warm and bloomy increases the Gaurav factor, but this is not always the case. Many Chi-Fi tube amps take this warm and bloomy approach only to fail miserably and result in lower concentrations of measured Gauravidians.
     
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    Great....the G-factor is for real looks like! This is too funny!
     
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    And here I am thinking India only had the Aryans and Dravidians to contend with...revisionist history, only at SBAF.:)
     
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    If and when there is a second run add me to the list.
     
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    I was given an Elear at the meet. I shall return an Elear.

    :rolleyes:
     
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    Bummer, I was kinda looking forward to reading all the essays everyone was supposed to write, begging to be put on the list...
     
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    Alright, the Neutrik 4-pin XLR connectors are waiting for me in the mailbox.

    those are the models I got:
    - Neutrik NC4MX-B.
    - Neutrik NC4FXX-B

    If I don't hear any complaint about the quality / color / smell of these plugs, they will be installed on the loaner's cable.

    Speak now or forever STFU.
     
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