Focal asks on its website whether the Grande Utopias are the best speakers in the world. It’s an almost impossible question to answer given audiophiles’ tastes, style, etc, but in other ways, it’s almost a simple question. I figured out my answer quite quickly, so resplendent are these extremely expensive monoliths from France.
Focal Sopra 2 floorstander using new Focal technologies for the drivers. The new Beryllium tweeter is using an acoustic chamber to reduce the distortion and to improve dynamic range and smoothness. The new W cone mid woofers and woofers are using a new suspension and motor technology to further reduce the distortion. It is positioned between Electra 1038 and Scala Utopia. It is chosen by EISA as The European High End Loudspeaker 2015 -2016.