The Focal CMS 65 in the Recording Magazine
A few excerpts of the review:
"Working with these speakers was a revelation."
"When the Focals went up, I experienced firsthand the uncompromising nature of the Focal experience."
"If I had to choose one word for these speakers, it would be "merciless"."
"Incompletely controlled plosives or sibilance on a vocal, messy or indistinct panning in a mix, poor choice of bass tone when mixed with the drums-forget it. There's nowhere to hide."
"They give you a taste (make that a very strong shot) of Focal's much-vaunted accuracy, and they make you work hard to clean up your act and create music that works well when played back anywhere from an iPod to a car to a high-end home stereo system. If that's what you're looking for - a speaker that will partner with you to make your music the best it can be - audition these speakers, preferably with music you thought was as good as it could get... and prepare to be rocked back on your heels."