Focal unveils 40th Collection limited editions and new models at Munich High End

posted on Friday, 10th May 2019 by Steve May

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Focal is celebrating its 40th anniversary by unveiling its 40th Collection at the High-End Show in Munich, comprising new models and special limited editions.

The French audio specialist has created two unique loudspeaker models to mark its anniversary. The Spectral 40th is a unique made in France product which combines Focal’s heritage and with its modern technological advances. With a K2 Power cone and pure Beryllium tweeter, the Spectral 40th is a high-performance 3-way bass-reflex loudspeaker in neo-retro style.

It's joined by the Scala 40th, an extremely limited edition (4 pairs only) of the high-end Scala Utopia Evo 3-way floorstanding loudspeaker. To celebrate its 40 years in business, Focal has gifted this special edition with a Black Silver finish; mirror-effect side panels combine with an elegant matte Graphic Black front panel.

The company is also celebrating with new car audio, with the F40th. This unique kit includes Flax sandwich cone speaker drivers and a pair of pure Beryllium inverted dome tweeters: Focal innovations, designed, developed and manufactured in Focal’s workshops. A 5-channel amplifier and an 8-way audio processor (DSP) for electronics complete the kit.

The combination of Beryllium and Flax, which until now could only be found in the Kanta range of hi-fi loudspeakers, is now available in an in-car audio kit.

40th Anniversary

Focal has also introduced a Solo6 Be 40th studio monitor edition active speaker. Sporting a Beryllium inverted dome tweeter and the bass/mid speaker driver composed of Focal’s ‘W’ composite sandwich cone, the iconic active studio monitor has been given a black coating and has been stamped as a special '40 year' edition.

Finally, there’s the limited edition Symphonie 40th audiophile headphones, designed to provide two listening experiences: listening at home with Utopia open-back headphones combined with the DAC and amplifier Arche; and on-the-go with Stellia closed-back headphones alongside the high-definition QPM Questyle player. These high-end sound solutions wilkl be available in the autumn, and will come in an exclusive numbered case, shrouded in a Macassar ebony veneer.

Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology journalist, who also writes for T3, TechRadar, Home Cinema Choice and ERT (amongst others).

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