Please help me know if these are some original Focal Utopia tweeters


Noctis

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So I have a set of utopia be no.6 but one of the tweeters got damaged (a little dent on the cone) so I paid $1200 for two brand new replacements. But here’s the thing when you see them from front the are identical, but from the back....

20216

This is the original I got with the set. And this is the replacement
20217
 

mio

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i own set pair of these,
mine are 1;1 identicall.
when u put some music with them do they play same ?
can u listen 1 by 1?
 

whitedragon551

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First and foremost a dent on the cone wont do much. You wont hear a difference unless there is more damage than just to the cone. Also call Focal with the serial number to confirm they are legit.
 
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Noctis

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Feb 1, 2020
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Texas
i own set pair of these,
mine are 1;1 identicall.
when u put some music with them do they play same ?
can u listen 1 by 1?
Yeah I compared the other not damaged on perfect condition tweeter that came with my utopia no 6. With this “replacement” I did all kind of tests like switching the balance left and right, with all kinds of music and I even disconnected the mids from the cross over to only focus on the tweeters, and no matter what, the one that came with my utopia set with the “made in France” mark always sounded better, sharper, cleaner and the super high frequencies sounded better also. So I contacted directly to focal and they said it was and authentic product. So I was going crazy not knowing what was wrong I even did a “break in” for 40 hours at mid volume. And it was the freaking same. So I had to dig online to see what was happening and the short answer is I got scammed. It was actually a Legit focal beryllium tweeter but from a much cheaper set of speakers from focal called 165w-rc. So basically First one is called TBe, second one is called TB 872. On the spec sheets provided by Focal the both seem very similar but the TBes are double the price. But for a really good reason the TBe are superior in every way. So I just asked for a refund on eBay because on the item description clearly said MODEL TBE. So be wary!!! I don’t even know if I’m getting my money back
 

mio

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make a RMA REQUEST?
to me it doesnt sound right, may be its clone ? yes they screwed u make a return request or something, i own TBE models,
 

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