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Focal XS vs Focal CMS50
Old 13th November 2009
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Focal XS vs Focal CMS50

I bought a pair of Focal XS the other day with the curious idea that they would make for good mixing monitors. They do sound great, but I am also curious if upgrading to the CMS50 would make a huge difference? Anyone have experience with the comparison?

I ask because I have no where around me where I can try the CMS50 without ordering them, and I have 14 days to return my Focal XS if I want to upgrade.

Thanks in advance.

p.s. this is my first post!!!
Old 14th November 2009
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anyone?

anyone?
Old 10th January 2010
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bump for this topic, because I know that the XS is for listening to music only, not mixing....AND I know that you can mix on anything, but would this set be decent compared to the CMS50 or no?

I'm thinking no, but I did "mix" on an old set of Boston gateway computer 2.1's and got pretty good results sheh
Old 22nd February 2010
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I know this thread is a little old but I am also looking at the CMS50 and thought abought geting both the XS & the 50's to listen how the mix came out on the 50. I figured you can get both for the same price as the CMS65 and add the sub to the 50 later if I feel I need it. My room is small but treated 10'x 12' I do not know there are to many choices sometimes.

Ray
Old 6th April 2011
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bump in case anyone has any thoughts.

UL
Old 1st October 2011
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Focal XS System is an awesome USB/Ipod set up. But I would not use it for mixing. I have a XS setup in my Bedroom - I use for just having a good music listening system. I also will reference some of my mixes = just to see how they translate into a real world setting. By far the best small Ipod system I have heard.
Old 3rd October 2011
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Quote:
Originally Posted by NeilYoung View Post
I bought a pair of Focal XS the other day with the curious idea that they would make for good mixing monitors. They do sound great, but I am also curious if upgrading to the CMS50 would make a huge difference? Anyone have experience with the comparison?

I ask because I have no where around me where I can try the CMS50 without ordering them, and I have 14 days to return my Focal XS if I want to upgrade.

Thanks in advance.

p.s. this is my first post!!!



Hi

In which country are you located?
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