Our friends at Stereophile recently toured Focal’s headquarters in Saint-Étienne; here’s the report…
by Jana Dagdagon
“When good Americans die, they go to Paris.”—Oscar Wilde
There is a particular art that many Americans have mastered, involving the collective lamentation of the unwelcoming nature of the French towards American tourists—whether this has been experienced firsthand or not is irrelevant—coupled with inexplicable, unwavering desire for all that the French stand for. The art, the wine, the cheese, the architecture, the haute couture—it is all of these, yes, but it is (I believe) the all-encompassing French vibe that we are drawn to.