Rendezvous with French audio device maker Focal at November HiFi Show
It has been a long time since we wrote about French high-fidelity audio equipment brand Focal. Recently, we got a chance to meet once again the brand at the November HiFi Show held in Dusit Thani Manila, where it showcased its array of products, ranging from personal audio equipment to a home theater system.
Starting off with the smallest items in the bunch is the Focal Sphear’s pair of in-ear headphones that comes with 10.8mm electrodynamic drivers and a bass reflex system, clad in a minuscule housing with a stainless steel ring and grille. It also comes with silicone or memory foam tips to provide comfort and snug fit while being worn.
Adjacent to the Sphear is a winsome threesome of circumaural and on-ear headphones composed of the Listen, Spirit Professional, and the Spirit Classic. These cans from Focal share similarities with one another, having a set of features that includes a soft-touch headband, 40mm drivers/transducers, leatherette and memory foam ear cushions, and large cups for noise cancellation.
Focal Dome Flax
Moving on to the loudspeaker range, we spotted the Dome Flax satellites which can be used with Focal’s Aria 900 and car audio systems. These satellite speakers come with a composite sandwich cone made with natural flax and aluminum/magnesium inverted inverted dome tweeter. The Dome Flax satellites can be installed on a wall or ceiling, or used with a stand.
The last but not the least, we checked on the Dimension, Focal’s 5.1-channel speaker system packaged in a compact soundbar form factor. With a maximum power of 450W, the Dimension offers an ample soundstage of up to four meters and is ideal for rooms measuring over 50sqm. Focal also has a subwoofer especially made for the Dimension soundbar to let users experience a more impactful audio quality.
See the Focal Dimension in action by watching the video on top of this article.