Born in 1979 in Saint-Etienne in France, this year Focal celebrates its 40th anniversary.
In tribute to four decades of passion, innovation and excellence in the High-Fidelity sector, the French brand has developed some special products, which it presented during the 2019 edition of the High-End exhibition in Munich.
The speaker driver and Hi-Fi loudspeaker have always been at the heart of Focal, so no surprise then that it has created two unique loudspeaker models to mark its anniversary.
Spectral 40th is a made in France product which has been created to embody Focal’s heritage and technological advances. With its loudspeakers equipped with the K2 Power cone and its pure Beryllium tweeter, Spectral 40th is a high-performance three-way bass-reflex loudspeaker with an eye-catching neo-retro style.
Scala 40this a very limited edition (just four pairs) of the high-end Scala Utopia Evo 3-way floor-standing loudspeaker. To celebrate its 40 years in business, Focal has chosen to adorn this product with a Black Silver finish. The mirror effect of the side panels combined with the matte Graphic Black front panel are in place to give an elegant and modern look.
Focal has also created new loudspeakers for creative types, designed to delight composers, sound engineers and musicians. The Solo6 Be active studio monitor has been given a black coating and has been stamped as a special ’40 year’ edition. It’s designed to be timeless, elegant and discreet, designed, developed and made in France.
Behind this brand new finish, Solo6 Be 40th continues to deliver transparency as well as a high-quality degree of definition and precision of stereo image for its price category. It manages to do this thanks to the Beryllium inverted dome tweeter and the bass/mid speaker driver composed of the company’s ‘W’ composite sandwich cone.
Audiophile headphones get a look in as well with the Symphonie 40th. Again a limited run, this very high-end special-edition collector’s case has been designed to provide two listening experiences: intimate listening at home with Utopia open-back headphones combined with the DAC & amplifier Arche; and on-the-go listening with Stellia closed-back headphones alongside the high-definition QPM Questyle player.
These sound solutions come in an exclusive numbered case, shrouded in a Macassar ebony veneer.
Availability: Spectral 40th – June 2019, Scala 40th – June 2019 and Symphonie 40th – Autumn 2019.