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History & Vision
Dear Friends,
When starting my first design and development of loudspeaker about 15 years ago in a small workshop, I would
have never imagined it would evolve into industrial production of wide range of speakers present in dozens of
countries on four continents.
We’ve gone trough great challenges to achieve ambitious goals and here we are, so let me explain how it all started.
Our story began in early 90’s when I was 12 year-old boy passionate for sound and music. Starting with guitar lessons and DJ animation for events, I got a strong feeling for music and accumulated knowledge about deepness of
sound quality.
Burning with enthusiasm and being self-educated I started to learn and undesrtand how it works and began to
build my first acoustic cabinet with eletronics at the age of 17. That encouraged me to deepen my knowledge by
studying electronics and then electromechanic industrial engineering, meanwhile pursuing my passion for music at
the mixing desk on gigs.
Using self-made speakers and amps I gained plenty of valuable and relevant experience for a professional. Useful
feedback from rental industry regarding my own ideas on design, development, performances of reliable professional and powerful sound systems boost me to move forward in creating my own brand.
Individual passion turned into teamwork.
AUDIOFOCUS was born.
Thanks to our field experience and knowledge we had the aim to develop high quality and reliable cabinets for
professional market. The main idea was to have excellent protection system, use only European components, have
R&D and manufacturing in Belgium while maintaining very tight relationship with our partners.
AUDIOFOCUS is above all a matter of passion and that remains unchanged since we started.
Xavier Marchal
Co-founder and developer
Research
Launch of a project requires extensive know-how, experience and support of design software that we consider as
R&D tools.
From the very start, AUDIOFOCUS has been using CAD simulations while launching new projects and creating
prototypes to validate the theories.
Currently we are using electronic design software, 2D, 3D drawing software, a number of software lab types to
measure distortion, spl, phase, and all the physical data necessary to improve the projects and create an uncompromising product.
Development
The key principle of AUDIOFOCUS philosophy is creating no compromise audio systems in terms of long term reliability, performance and quality – the details that make a difference.
Each system is prototyped at our company production facilities and tested in our destroying room where we can
increase the temperature up to 50°c to check thermal resistance of our products.
After a system has been designed and tested, we collaborate with beta-testers who use it on stage and give us
feedback on improvements to make. Then the product is 90% ready and is sent again into the destroying room to
test its limits.
The final stage is fine tuning such as ergonomics and audio adjustment.
Passion
AUDIOFOCUS aspires to improve the world’s sound restitution by providing an alternative to top brand products
but remaining in the segment of high-end loudspeakers at a reasonable price and with higher return on investment.
Our team is always available to support you with all the critical information necessary for any types of projects, so
that you are able to make an optimal selection of AUDIOFOCUS products for any type of sound application.
In order to disseminate knowledge among our partners on how to handle the AUDIOFOCUS systems at various
kinds of projects, our company regularly holds training sessions and seminars. Taking place both locally and internationally, they are aimed at boosting partners’ confidence in their work with the AUDIOFOCUS products and delivering quality performance at memorable events.
Technology
The weakest element in the majority of speakers is the voice coil that dissipates a lot of energy. After meticulous
research on transducer’s efficiency we decided to design our own protection systems and so the Proportional Protection System (PPS) was born.
A crucial difference between the PPS and competitors’ protection systems is that PPS works on LF and HF transducers in a very smooth way and doesn’t need any component replacement. Besides, PPS matches perfectly the
transducers’ thermal dissipation.
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ARES 8
Line array
THE MOST PROFITABLE
LINE ARRAY EXISTING
TODAY ON THE MARKET
ARES 8 line array system is suitable for a wide range of sound
reinforcement applications from
small scale concerts to theaters
where sound quality is crucial.
AUDIOFOCUS ARES 8 offers all
the benefits of real line array respecting all WST criteria.
Dual 8’’
handles low-mid frequency range while a 1,4’’ exit
compression driver coupled to a
waveguide provides smooth top
end.
With this compact and lightweight
cabinet a single operator is capable
to set up individually the system of
8 elements only in ten minutes due
to smart and handy rigging.
ARES 8 is available in 3 versions to ensure versatility of choice
Bi-amp
The bi-amplified version can be
managed with Lake, XTA, Matrix
Media or Q-Sys but we recommend
amplifiers with
custom presets especially developed for AUDIOFOCUS ARES 8.
Plug & Play version is compact,
wide dispersion, two-way line
array that offers the highest performance in its category.
It is equipped with
Class D module amplifier and
DSP treatment with four clever
presets.
For more customised needs a
Fine tuning version is equipped
with an RS485 interface module
working with Armonia software
for remote control and monitoring amplifiers.
Armonia constitutes series of
new and unique tools for system
designers and sound engineers
who want to significantly boost
sonic performance and system
reliability.
Plug & play
Fine tuning
Technical Data
Drivers
Frequency range
Power capacity (Wrms)
Peak power
Impedance
Dispersion (h x v)
Sensitivity 1W / 1m
SPL max / 1m
Rigging angles
Qty of angles
Dimensions (h x w x d)
Weight
Finish
Material
Compatibility
Accessories
2 x 8’’ LF/MF Faital Pro & 1 x 1,4’’ Neo driver 1 x
3’’ HF voice coil & Titanium diaphragm
70 Hz - 19,5 kHz
420 W (LF) / 100 W (HF)
540 W (LF) / 200 W (HF)
4Ω LF - 8Ω HF (bi-amped)
110° x 7,5° (average)
98 dB (low) - 110 dB (high)
132 dB (bi-amped) // 133 dB (active)
Linear & Logarithmic
20 x 0,5° steps
250 x 645 x 400 mm (including pins)
29 kg (bi-amped) // 30 kg (active)
High resistant water based black paint
First grade birch plywood 15 & 24 mm
Powersoft, Ease Focus & Armonia
Rigging frame, Over-hat, T-Yoke,
protective cover, flight-cases
Since the start of AUDIOFOCUS,
our aim has been to maintain
tight relationship with our partners and provide them with the
best support possible.
Working hard on special requests
or helping customers configure
their systems, all our team is
within easy reach.
ARES 8 line array system is listed
in Ease Focus database.
To achieve the best result on
complex sound system projects
with numerous line arrays we can
offer our support with simulation
software such as Ease Focus 3
or CAD programs.
Dimensions (250 x 645 x 400 mm)
Directivities (110° x 7,5° (average))
Easy stacking (floor position uses)
Smart and handy rigging
One single operator can set up individually
the system of 8 elements only in ten minutes
From 0 to 10° with 0.5° step (magnetic pin)
(linear and/or logarithmic curvatures)
ARES 8 systems can be flown, groundstacked or pole-mounted on subs
For ø 35mm stand
B18
Flying bass
COMPACT HIGH
POWER BASS
The B18a is a self-powered flying bass, lowering the combined system
operating range down to 55 Hz. Its compact size and integrated rigging
makes it extremely well suited for flown coupled configurations with
ARES 8 line array system.
RS485 option can be implemented to ensure control, corrections and
diagnosis of the B18a. By making a daisy chain with ARES 8 line array
system, the complete set is under control with Armonia software.
It can be used on floor or rigged depending on user’s need with 4 versatile presets.
The B18a features one 18’’ transducer in AF design enclosure. The cabinet is made of first grade baltic birch plywood.
B18 is available in Passive, Plug & Play and Fine tuning versions
Technical Data
B18a
Description
Low frequency limit (-6dB)
Maximum SPL
RMS power handling
Transducers
Self-powered flying bass
55-100 Hz ([Bass 100 Hz] preset)
131 dB (1)
700 W
1 x 18’’ neodymium, weather-resistant,
T-line & reflex radiation
Balanced 1 x IN, 1 X OUT Neutrik XLR
1 x IN, 1 x OUT Neutrik Powercon
510 x 650 x 705 mm (incl. pins)
55 kg / 121 lb
Baltic birch plywood
Highly resistant water based black paint
Steel grill
M20 + 35 mm standard flange
Connectors
Dimensions (h x w x d)
Weight
Cabinet
Finish
Front
Mounting accessoires
(1) Peak SPL is calculated on built-in amplifier’s peak output voltage
limit, perfectly matched with specific B18a driver
MTsub218
MKII
THE MOST EFFICIENT
SUBWOOFER EXISTING
TODAY ON THE MARKET
MTsub218 MKII is a powerful
state-of-the-art subwoofer designed for a wide range of sound
reinforcement applications from
outdoor events and concert halls
to theatres where high-end sound
quality and return on investment
are crucial.
Dual 18’’
offers efficiency of
106dBspl 1W/1m 2pisr and a wide
bandwidth 40-110 Hz @-3dBspl.
Power handling of MTsub218 MKII
sub bass is 1400Wrms and active
version is capable to reach 2000
Wrms due to its internal high quality Digital amplifier.
The design of this subwoofer is
absolutely unique and has been
made by our R&D department to
ensure an exceptional sensitivity.
Thanks to this specific principle,
MTSub218 MKII has a more
powerful throw than competitors.
MTsub218 MKII is available in three versions to provide versatility
Passive
The passive version can be
managed with Lake, XTA, Matrix
Media or Q-Sys but we recommend
amplifiers with
custom presets especially
prepared for AUDIOFOCUS
MTsub218 MKII.
Plug & play
Plug & Play version offers to the
user a full secured and easy to
setup subwoofer.
The perfect matching between module and transducers gives high damping, punch
and deep reproduction of the
sound.
The internal DSP treatment is
managed with 4 clever preset
including cardio mode.
Fine tuning
For more customised needs a
Fine tuning version is equipped
with an RS485 interface module
working with Armonia software for
remote control and monitoring
amplifiers.
Armonia constitutes series of
new and unique tools for system
designers and sound engineers
who want to significantly boost
sonic performance and system
reliability.
Cardioid effect
Cardioid setup offers high level of rear
wave rejection (up to 24 dB spl)
Configurations (ARES 8 & MTsub218 MKII)
35
M20
Coupling effect between MTsub’s
offers a light cardioid effect
Technical Data
MTsub218 MKII (passive)
MTsub218a MKII (active)
Type
Drivers
Vented & AF design
2 x 18’’ woofer & 3’’ voice coil custom made
in Italy
45 Hz- 250 Hz
1.400 W
2.000 W
2.500 W
4Ω
Omni
106 dB spl 2 Pi sr
139 dB
141 dB
40-110 Hz 4th order Butterworth
2 x Speakon linked
605 x 1200 x 800 mm (including feet)
90 kg / 198 lb
Highly resistant water based black paint
First grade birch plywood 15 & 24 mm
M20 + 35 mm standard flange
Over-hat, T-yoke, protective cover, magnetic
wheel plate, wheels with lock system
Vented & AF design
2 x 18’’ woofer & 3’’ voice coil custom made
in Italy
40 Hz-110 Hz
2.000 W
3.000 W
4000 W
10 kΩ
Cardioid preset
106 dB spl 2 Pi sr
140 dB
142 dB
35-110 Hz
4 presets
1IN, 1OUT XLR
605 x 1200 x 800 mm (including feet)
91 kg / 200 lb
Highly resistant water based black paint
First grade birch plywood 15 & 24 mm
M20 + 35 mm standard flange
Powersoft & Armonia software
Over-hat, T-yoke, protective cover, magnetic
wheel plate, wheels with lock system
Frequency range (1)
Power handling (2)
Maximum power handling (3)
Peak power (4)
Nominal Impedance
Directivity path
Sensitivity (5)
SPL Program (6)
SPL Peak (7)
Crossover frequency
Presets
Line Connectors
Power Connectors
Dimensions (h x w x d)
Weight
Finish
Material
Mounting accessories
Compatibility
Accessories
(1) (2) (3) (4) Within ± 3dB
Two hours test nominal program power using a 30 Hz-300 Hz band pink noise test signal
Two hours according to our standard close to AES standard. Program power rating is measured globally using a 30 Hz-300 Hz band pink noise test signal with 50% duty cycle (applied for 2 hours)
The peak power rating represents the maximum permitted instantaneous peak level over a maxi
mum period of 10 ms which will be withstood by the bass section without damage and 2 ms which will be withstood by the high section without damage
(5) (6) (7) Average axial sensitivity @ 1 W / 1m 2 Pi sr
Average maximum axial spl @full power
Crest transient spl @ full power
Niclas Ruehl
Niclas Ruehl
Niclas Ruehl
Niclas Ruehl
FR-X 12a / FR-X 15a
Constant curvature enclosure
Optimised for medium throw applications where clarity and
high SPL is crucial.
The FR-X range (constant curvature) features compact 2-way
self-powered bass-reflex enclosures loaded with neodymium
speakers and ferrite compression drivers coupled
to a versatile AF horns.
Operating over nominal frequencies from 50 Hz to 20 kHz,
model dependent, the rotatable AF horn generates a 80° x 30°
asymmetric directivity pattern.
Technical Data
FR-X 12a
FR-X 15a
Description
Usable bandwith (-6dB)
Maximum SPL Peak / 1m
Coverage angle (-6 dB)
Transducers
2-way, vented self-powered FOH system
55 Hz - 20kHz ([Extended] preset)
133 dB (1)
80° x 30°, «VERH-II» Rotating system (2)
LF: 1 x 12’’, neodymium, weather-resistant
HF: 1 x 1,4’’, ferrite, compression driver, AF
versatile horn
10 KΩ balanced
1700 W (3)
Balanced 1 x IN, 1 X OUT Neutrik© XLR
1 x IN, 1 x OUT Neutrik© Powercon
H coupling bars + standard cargo
604 x 382 x 437 mm (incl. feet) / 22,5°
33 Kg / 73 lb
Baltic birch plywood
Highly resistant water based black paint
Steel removable grill on magnets
d35 steel flange
2-way, vented self-powered FOH system
50 Hz - 20kHz ([Extended] preset)
139 dB (1)
80° x 30°, «VERH-II» Rotating system (2)
LF: 1 x 15’’, neodymium, weather-resistant
HF: 1 x 1,4’’, ferrite, compression driver, AF
versatile horn
10 KΩ balanced
2200 W (3)
Balanced 1 x IN, 1 X OUT Neutrik© XLR
1 x IN, 1 x OUT Neutrik© Powercon
H coupling bars + standard cargo
680 x 429 x 437 mm (incl. feet) / 22,5°
35 Kg / 77 lb
Baltic birch plywood
Highly resistant water based black paint
Steel removable grill on magnets
d35 steel flange
Input impedance
RMS power handling
Connectors
Rigging components
Dimensions (h x w x d)
Weight
Cabinet
Finish
Front
Mounting accessoires
(1) Peak SPL is calculated on built-in amplifier’s peak output voltage limit, perfectly matched with specific FR-X driver.
(2) «VERH-II» system to change directivity in less than 1 min without tools.
(3) RMS power is given by the RMS power handing of the specific FR-X driver.
technology
Traditional coupling of two sources (cabinets) placed next
to each other creates an inconsistency known as comb-filtering.
Because drivers in the cabinets are at different distances from
the listener, peaks and troughs become evident with some
frequencies arriving in phase and others out of phase.
This is the comb effect.
Very Easy Rotatable
Very
Horn
Easy Rotatable Horn
< 1min
< 1min
Rotating horn ‘‘VERH-II’’
Thanks to the rotating horn,
FR-X cabinets can be combined
with different angles to perfectly
match the audience.
The AUDIOFOCUS proprietary X-COMB (Cross-comb) technology makes use of our specific horn,
carefully calculated psychoacoustic features and unique DSP treatment to eliminate comb-filtering and create
coherent wavefront at any location.
22,
5°
22,5°
22,5°
5°
22,
Olivier Gilgean
CM 12a / CM 15a
Coaxial monitors
CM 12 and CM 15 are coaxially constructed 2-way self-powered systems. Designed in consultation with rental
companies​,​the CM range addresses the need for strong, ultra compact wedges with a cut-​off of low end frequencies.
The improved phase response (45° from 100 Hz to 18 kHz) eliminates feedback.
Wether pole mounted or arrayed, the proprietary AUDIOFOCUS technology in the CM 12a and CM 15a cabinets
make them highly versatile units in your professional sound reinforcement inventory for stage monitoring and FOH
applications.
Technical Data
CM 12a
Description
Usable bandwith (-6dB)
Maximum SPL Peak / 1m
Coverage angle (-6 dB)
Transducers
2-way, vented self-powered Coaxial Monitor
65 Hz - 20 kHz ([Extended] preset)
133 dB (1)
70° x 50°, «VERS» Rotating system (2)
LF: 1 x 12’’, neodymium, weather-resistant,
HF: 1 x 1,4’’, ferrite, compression driver, AF
versatile horn
10 kΩ balanced
1000 W (3)
35° from vertical
Balanced 1 x IN, 1 X OUT Neutrik© XLR
1 x IN, 1 x OUT Neutrik© Powercon
335 x 460 x 460 mm (incl. feet)
19 kg / 44 lb
Baltic birch plywood
Highly resistant water based black paint
Steel removable grill on magnets
Tiltable flange (+/- 13,5°, 4,5° step) + M8 nuts
Input impedance
RMS power handling
Wedge angle
Connectors
Dimensions (h x w x d)
Weight
Cabinet
Finish
Front
Mounting accessoires
CM 15a
2-way, vented self-powered Coaxial Monitor
55 Hz - 20 kHz ([Extended] preset)
137 dB (1)
80° x 60°, «VERS» Rotating system (2)
LF: 1 x 15’’, neodymium, weather-resistant,
HF: 1 x 1,4’’, ferrite, compression driver, AF
versatile horn
10 kΩ balanced
1200 W (3)
35° from vertical
Balanced 1 x IN, 1 X OUT Neutrik© XLR
1 x IN, 1 x OUT Neutrik© Powercon
335 x 530 x 530 mm (incl. feet)
21,5 kg / 46 lb
Baltic birch plywood
Highly resistant water based black paint
Steel removable grill on magnets
Tiltable flange (+/- 13,5°, 4,5° step) + M8 nuts
(1) Peak SPL is calculated on built-in amplifier’s peak output voltage limit, perfectly matched with specific CM series
coax driver.
(2) «VERS» system to change directivity in less than 30 sec without tools.
(3) RMS power is given by the RMS power handing of the specific CM series coax driver.
A REAL RETURN ON INVESTMENT
QUALITY
POWER
VERSATILITY
WARRANTY
Made in Belgium
Rue du Polissou 17
B-5590 Achene, Belgium
Tel: +32 83 21 80 55
sales@audiofocus.eu
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