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Studio Monitors
Studio Monitors
"Listen to your music,
not to your speakers."
> Our logistic department supplies worldwide distribution
> R&D Center
> 500m3 anechoic chamber
> Two listening rooms
> On site Corporate Headquarters
> Home audio assembly unit
> Drive unit and tweeter production area
These few words embody the philosophy of Focal-JMLab, the French manufacturer of acoustic
loudspeakers and transducers. From their very beginning on the drawing board in Research &
Development at Focal, our professional monitors are designed to deliver one thing, at any cost: the
absolute acoustic truth.
> Supply store
Founded in 1979, Focal is today comprised of two geographically separated facilities. The cabinet factory, in Bourbon-Lancy,
ensures a custom-tailored production that favours manual labour for the most complex and precise work. The second facility is
Focal’s headquarters which are based in Saint-Etienne. It combines the R&D laboratory, production and administrative departments on a 12 500m2 site, where more than two hundred people work on a common goal: the absolute finest sound.
> Focal-JMlab site map in Saint-Etienne (France),
1 2 500m2, 200 people
700 000 drivers per year
Focal established itself as an innovation leader in the pursuit of a unique principle: total control of development and production.
This enables the company to constantly progress, while being sure there’s perfect control during the manufacturing process.
Focal has registered many patents, such as the “W” composite sandwich cone or the pure Beryllium inverted dome tweeter.
These exclusive technologies have brought major progress to the professional audio world in terms of neutrality, definition and
precision in reproduced sound.
It’s fundamental for a sound engineer to entirely trust what he or she hears, either in music production, postproduction or
broadcast. Our products are designed from the start to be professional tools that exactly reproduce the sound signal, without
improving or damaging it. Focal Professional monitors guarantee the reproduction of all the micro-detail, the precise staging of
instruments and voices, with no coloration or distortion. These basic elements allow the engineer to directly access the source
equipment and electronics and ensure optimum transfer quality onto public audio equipment.
> From Jacques Mahul, CEO and founder of
Focal-JMlab, to the ICP Studio of Brussels,
we have a common goal: the absolute acoustic
truth.
> Subwoofer of the SM11-S
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They have chosen
”Forget all about my gear and toys, the most critical element in my studio is my
loudspeaker... To me, there’s no better nearfield loudspeaker than the Solo6 Be,
whatever the prices of other monitors.„
Focal Professional…
David Kutch
(Alicia Keys, Natasha Bedingfield, Al Green
Erykah Badu, Estelle, Outkast and many more...)
”The SM-11 is the first speaker that doesn´t colour the sound
at all. I can hear every 1/2dB of equalization over the
whole frequency spectra in the SM-11, it´s simply my most
valuable tool.
„
Dragan Tanaskovic
(E.S.T, In Flames, Anders Persson trio, ...)
Studio Bohus Sound (www.bohussound.com)
”I needed self-powered monitors and wanted a
set that didn’t require a subwoofer, a monitor that
had a natural top to bottom, but no hyped frequencies. I definitely get enough low end with the
Focals – the balance with the Focal Professional
monitors is perfect! With the Focal Professional
monitors you can hear everything.
„
Steve Ouimette
(“Guitar Hero ®”)
http://www.steveouimette.com
http://hub.guitarhero.com
http://www.myspace.com/steveouimette
”Focal Professional speakers have the rare quality of being very musical
sounding, while maintaining clarity and detail. Not a very easy feat to pull
off. While listening to my favorite recordings on a pair of Solo6 Be’s I heard
instruments and parts that I had not heard before. Wow. Well done, Focal,
well done. The music sounds very real, in the room. It doesn’t seem like you’re
listening out of speakers, the music fills the room. You can imagine a band in
front of you. It doesn’t seem like there are speakers between you and what
you’re listening to. Very few speakers do that.
„
Ian Boxill
(Prince, 2 Pac, Quincy Jones, …)
”The Twin6 Be monitors are the best that I’ve used in terms of studio-to-consumer
listening translation. They really translate: what I hear in the studio is what the outside
world hears, in my experience. The Twin6 Be is the first powered monitor that I’ve
heard that you don’t have to be afraid of hearing in the mid-range. You get the mids
really kicking and it’s fine. Listening back to mixes I’ve done on the NS10s through
the Focal Professional, it kind of scares me because I hear top-end distortion that
I wasn’t hearing in the NS10s, I was so used to using them, I thought I knew them.
With the Focal Professional there wasn’t a learning curve, it actually spooked me
at first.
„
Jeff Juliano
(James Blunt, John Butler, …)
http://www.myspace.com/jeffjuliano
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Exclusive
technologies
Focal Professional monitors reveal the slightest detail and ensure a better transfer quality than other
monitors. How do they achieve this?
> Interferometry analysis
Inverted dome tweeter
The inverted dome tweeter - a Focal hallmark - is perhaps the perfect transducer. This design permits very high-efficiency,
precision and energy.
The particular advantage of the inverted dome tweeter is the optimization of the mechanical coupling between the voice coil and
the dome. The voice coil is fixed at mid-height on the dome and uniformly moves the cone entire surface. The positive dome is
only joined at its edge, causing it to be inactive beyond 16kHz for a flexible surface. The inverted dome directly radiates into the
air, with maximum efficiency, which is translated by an extremely precise soundstage. The dome’s response curve is clearly more
linear than that of any positive dome. It provides better space dispersion and very low directivity, contrary to ribbon tweeters.
“W” composite sandwich cone
The “W” composite sandwich cone permits total optimization of the frequency response curve, thanks to the
total control of three key parameters: lightness, rigidity and damping. At Focal, the letter “W” means Glass/
Glass, as it usually has two sheets of woven glass tissue that are “sandwiched” onto the structural foam
core. The glass tissue benefits from the incredibly fine weaving of very long fibres. This choice offers a mass
and a size clearly inferior to those in Aramid fibers or other Kevlar® fabrics, which generate coloration in
the midrange. It’s also important to note that the molecular bond between the resin and the glass is greater
than that obtained with Aramid fibres. The cone structure is more homogeneous and its behavior in flex is
much more superior.
The inverted dome tweeter offers unequalled dynamics, enabling sound engineers to very precisely control compression. The
image precision (height, width and depth) is outstanding and makes the positioning of each element very easy, as well as allows
one to exactly assess the reverb tails.
1 > Classic dome
2 > Inverted dome
These unique characteristics of lightness and rigidity provide control of the signal transmission speed inside the material. Adjusting the thickness of
the structural foam allows a very precise control of the “W” cone’s damping. The variation of the number of glass fibre sheets and the thickness
of the central foam can easily optimize the cone’s behaviour according to the desired frequency range.
When listening, the sound of the “W” cone is entirely transparent, has an excellent phase response and has a very low distortion rate (rigidity 20
times higher than Kevlar® or Aramid fibre).
Beryllium
Due to its incredible rigidity, Beryllium represents the ultimate material for a tweeter dome.
Focal, after two years of research and development, produced a world first: a pure Beryllium
inverted dome, able to cover more than five octaves (1000Hz - 40kHz).
You may ask yourself why do we strive for an extended response at 40kHz, if the human ear can
only hear up to 20kHz? If you can extend frequency response, you will improve the perception
of transients and other micro details.
> Comparison of Beryllium with Titanium and
Aluminum. Beryllium is the lightest, the most
resistant and has the highest sound speed.
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As well, the linearity of the speaker’s response curve is mainly a function of three opposite
parameters: lightness, rigidity and damping. To this day, only one material permits a joining of
these parameters: Beryllium. For domes with identical masses, Beryllium is seven times more
rigid than Titanium or Aluminum, the latter two well known for their rigidity. This results in a
sound wave propagation three times faster than Titanium and two and a half times faster than
Aluminum. In the end, the linearity of the frequency response curve, the acoustic transparency and the impulse response of the Beryllium tweeter are maximized and offer near-perfect
sound.
> "W" composite sandwich cone mounting
> "W" composite sandwich cone
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> SM11-R
> SM11-C
SM11
line
The SM11 line integrates some of the greatest Focal innovations. The pure Beryllium inverted dome
TBU tweeter and the “W” composite sandwich cone woofers and subwoofers ensure a signal-sound
restitution without compromise. The very high-quality 24 bits/96kHz DSP converts the signal with
outstanding transparency. It offers the possibility to work with these tools in digital mode via the
AES input, or in analog version thanks to dedicated XLR connectors. The supplied Focal Manager
software permits optimum acoustic integration of the system, according to the studio characteristics
and the monitor positioning. Perfect transparency, dynamics, neutrality, details and sound image
are Focal Professional reference key points, daily used in the most famous studios.
SM11-L / SM11-R / SM11-C
The SM11-L / SM11-R / SM11-C monitors are equipped with an asymmetrical cabinet design, favouring a fantastic image precision in a stereo or multichannel configuration. The very extended frequency response (34Hz-40kHz at -3dB) guarantees perfect
control of the entire audio signal. This feature is essential to the optimization of the mixes dedicated to supports like SACD or any
other project where perfection is essential. The 1" pure Beryllium TBU tweeter achieves an unmatchable detail level and delivers
great precision, width and depth to the sound image. The 6.5" “W” composite sandwich midrange offers unmatched neutrality
and transparency. The tweeter-woofer coupling guarantees a voicing that will immediately reveal the slightest anomalies. The
11" woofer and the passive radiator reproduce the bass register with an incredible degree of control, thanks to the absence of a
port. The bottom of the audio spectrum is then totally revealed, without a subwoofer. A total SPL of 118dB allows unprecedented
headroom for recording, mixing and mastering in almost any situation, without risk of compression.
SM11-S
The SM11-S subwoofer is equipped with a 15" (40cm) speaker able to reproduce a signal up to 20Hz. Its large back port
frees it from any audible distortions as well as dynamic compression. Sound engineers often have difficulties to hear all
information in the sub-bass, which they can nevertheless very precisely measure, hence the reason for this
unrivalled subwoofer.
> SM11-S
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SM6
line
Solo6 Be
The SM6 line is the reference analog series from Focal Professional. It was created for studios in
search of monitors that reveal all information in the audio spectrum, without any masking effect. It
integrates the best of Focal technologies (“W” composite sandwich cone, pure Beryllium inverted
dome tweeter) and offers an unprecedented performance/cost ratio. The Solo6 Be and Twin6 Be
monitors stand out in this segment due to their unparalleled transparency, degree of definition and
precise sound image. The Solo6 Be and Twin6 Be convey a midbass and bass, which are always
controlled for extremely precise measurement of compression. These monitors have been enthusiastically reviewed and the Twin6 Be has been awarded “Best Monitor” in all price categories by
the magazine Future Music.
The Solo6 Be monitor will surprise you in the very first minutes you spend with it, partly due to its size/extended bass response
(40Hz - 40kHz (+/- 2dB)). The 6.5" (16,5cm) “W” composite sandwich mid-woofer combines neutrality in the midrange, fullness
in the midbass register and bass control. Its compactness and the choice of a large front laminar port guarantee easy integration
in studios that need a near field monitor without any acoustic compromise. The user settings on the back of the Solo6 Be, combined with its compactness, make it easy to carry and to adjust according to the acoustics of each studio.
Twin6 Be
The Twin6 Be is the best seller of the Focal Professional range and the most versatile work tool of the SM6 line. It represents
the only necessary solution for recording, mixing and mastering. The image precision, treble definition as well as midrange
neutrality are at the heart of its reputation. The excellent articulation of the bass and midbass registers, even at very high sound
levels, makes it an unavoidable reference for engineers who require absolute transparency. Furthermore, the design of the Twin6
Be permits a high SPL while at the same time offering a stable tonal balance. One of the two 6.5" (16,5cm) woofers works in
large band (midrange – bass) whereas the other reproduces from 40 to 150Hz. This creates a bass that preserves all the signal
dynamics, without any masking effect in the midrange, thereby keeping all its neutrality and transparency. Additional control of
the bass register is accomplished by fine-tuning on the control plate on the back of the Twin6 Be in order to obtain a perfect
mirror configuration with its mate. The Twin6 Be can be installed vertically or horizontally to respond to the space requirements
of each studio.
Sub6
The Sub6 is a large volume cabinet design, equipped with an 11" (27cm) woofer and a rear laminar port. This configuration
guarantees bass linearity whatever the intended SPL. The control board is extremely versatile, with connectivity which allows a
2.1, 2.2 and multichannel use via the L/R inputs and outputs and the LFE. The numerous settings such as the high-pass crossover dedicated to monitors, the adjustable phase and level control provide optimum coupling with the Solo6 Be and the Twin6
Be monitors. And finally, a small, but important point: the footswitch input. It enables one to connect a pedal to deactivate the
subwoofer and the high-pass crossovers on the outputs that supply the monitors. This simplifies and greatly improves control
during the different stages in monitoring.
> Twin6 Be
> Solo6 Be
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Performance
SM11 L-R
SM11 C
SM11 S
Performance
Solo6 Be
Twin6 Be
Sub6
40Hz - 40kHz (+/- 2dB)
40Hz - 40kHz (+/- 2dB)
30Hz - 250Hz (+/- 2dB)
113dB SPL (peak @ 1m)
115dB SPL (peak @ 1m)
116dB SPL (peak @ 1m)
Electronically balanced / 10kΩ
XLR
Adjustable, +4dBu or -10dBV
Electronically balanced / 10kΩ
XLR
Adjustable, +4dBu or -10dBV
Right, left, LFE
Electronically balanced / 10kΩ
XLR 3 points socket
Adjustable, + 4dBu or -10dBV
• Frequency response
34Hz - 40kHz (+/-2dB)
34Hz - 40kHz (+/-2dB)
20Hz - 250Hz (+/- 2dB)
• Frequency response
• Maximum SPL
118dB SPL (peak @ 1m)
118dB SPL (peak @ 1m)
125dB SPL (peak @ 1m)
• Maximum SPL
Electronic section
Electronic section
• Inputs
Type / Impedance
Connector
Sensitivity
• Outputs (towards speakers)
Type / Impedance
Connector
• Analog input
Type / Impedance
Connector
Sensitivity
A/D Converter
Electronically balanced/ 10kΩ
XLR
Adjustable, + 4dBu or -10dBV
24 bits resolution
96kHz sampling rate
Electronically balanced/ 10kΩ
XLR
Adjustable, + 4dBu or -10dBV
24 bits resolution
96kHz sampling rate
Electronically balanced/ 10kΩ
XLR
Adjustable, + 4dBu or -10dBV
24 bits resolution
96kHz sampling rate
• Digital input
Format
Connector
Sampling rates
AES (110 Ohms with transformer)
XLR
44.1 - 48 - 88.2 or 96kHz (automatic detection)
AES (110 Ohms with transformer)
XLR
44.1 - 48 - 88.2 or 96kHz (automatic detection)
AES (110 Ohms with transformer)
XLR
44.1 ; 48 ; 88.2 or 96kHz (automatic detection)
• Internal section
Processing
D/A Converter
Internal DSP
24 bits resolution
96kHz sampling rate
Internal DSP
24 bits resolution
96kHz sampling rate
Internal DSP
24 bits resolution
96kHz sampling rate
• Woofer
• Midrange
• Treble
• Dynamic range
> 110dB
> 110dB
> 110dB
• LF stage
• MF stage
• HF stage
• Signal internal treatment and
functions
Class D / 250Wrms
Class D / 150Wrms
Class AB / 100Wrms
Class D / 250Wrms
Class D / 150Wrms
Class AB / 100Wrms
• System control
Connection types
Serial RS-232 (PC/Mac)
MIDI
Serial RS-232 (PC/Mac)
MIDI
Serial RS-232 (PC/Mac)
MIDI
• Power supply
Mains voltage
230V (3.15A fuse rating)
115V (6.3A fuse rating)
IEC inlet and detachable power cord
230V (3.15A fuse rating)
115V (6.3A fuse rating)
IEC inlet and detachable power cord
230V (6.3A fuse rating)
115V (10A fuse rating)
IEC inlet and detachable power cord
• Power supply
•User controls and indicators
Hardware controls
Analog input sensitivity switch
Left / Right AES channel selection switch
System control source (Interface) switch
Output level, Sweet Spot, “Shelving” EQ , General EQ,
Presets, Delays
Analog input sensitivity switch
Left / Right AES channel selection switch
System control source (Interface) switch
Output level, Sweet Spot, “Shelving” EQ , General EQ,
Presets, Delays
Analog input sensitivity switch
Left / Right AES channel selection switch
System control source (Interface) switch
Output level, Polarity, input (LFE/2.1), General EQ,
Presets, Delays
Power on LED, Infra-Red reception LED
Power on LED, Infra-Red reception LED
Power on/off LED
• Woofer
“W” cone, long excursion
Focal 11W5551B, 105/8" (27cm) driver
“W” cone, long excursion
Focal 11W5551B, 105/8” (27cm) driver
“W” cone, very long excursion
Focal 15W9753, 16" (40,6cm)
• Passive radiator
“W” piston,extra wide surround Focal 11WPP51
105/8" (27cm) radiator
“W” piston,extra wide surround Focal 11WPP51
105/8" (27cm) radiator
• Midrange
“W” cone Focal 6W0451, 61/2" (16.5cm) driver unit
with push-pull Neodynium magnet
“W” cone Focal 6W0451, 61/2" (16.5cm) driver unit
with push-pull Neodynium magnet
• Treble
Focal TBUSM11 pure Beryllium dome tweeter
with Focus Ring magnet
Focal TBUSM11 pure Beryllium dome tweeter
with Focus Ring magnet
• Shielding
Integral through cancellation magnets /
cans or by magnet design
Integral through cancellation magnets / cans or by
magnet design
• Construction
71/2" (19mm) and 913/16" (25mm) MDF panels
with internal braces
71/2" (19mm) and 913/16" (25mm) MDF panels
with internal braces
13/16" (30mm) MDF panels with internal braces
• Finish
Slate grey metallic lacquer on side panels
Dark red veneer on top / bottom,
corners in stained solid wood
Slate grey metallic lacquer on side panels
Dark red veneer on top / bottom,
corners in stained solid wood
Slate grey metallic lacquer on side panels
Dark red veneer on top / bottom,
corners in stained solid wood
• Dimensions (HxLxD)
135/16 x 181/8 x 133/4”(338mm x 460mm x 350mm)
135/16 x 235/8 x 133/8”(338mm x 600mm x 340mm)
1911/16x207/8x 231/4" (500mm x 530mm x 590mm)
• Weight
55lb (25kg)
61.7lb (28kg)
121lb (55kg)
Software controls
• Indicators
Right, left
Electronically balanced / 50 Ohms
XLR 3 points plug
150Wrms, BASH® technology
100Wrms, class AB
150Wrms, BASH® technology
150Wrms, BASH® technology
100Wrms, class AB
Subwoofer section
Mono right/left summation
LFE + mono low-pass
24dB / octave
Phase adjustment
Polarity selection switch
Switch high-pass filter, cut-off frequency selection
Speaker section
24dB / octave
Local supply
230V (1.6A fuse rating)
115V (3.5A fuse rating)
IEC inlet and detachable power cord
230V (2A fuse)
115V (4A fuse)
IEC inlet and detachable power cord
230V (1.6A fuse) or 115V (3.15A fuse)
Removable CEI supply wire
IEC inlet and detachable power cord
• User controls and indicators
Input sensitivity selection switch
Adjustable tweeter and woofer levels by potentiometers
On/off switch, voltage selector
Input sensitivity selector
Midrange driver selector (right/left)
Adjustable tweeter and woofer levels
by potentiometers
On/off switch, voltage selector
Adjustable subwoofer level
Low-pass cut-off frequency setting
Phase adjustment
Polarity adjustment
Subwoofer switch (mute)
2.1 “Bypass” (external remote control)
High-pass frequency selection
Releasable high-pass
• Light indicator
Power On LED
Power On LED
Power On LED
Subwoofer switch(mute)
Released high-pass
• Woofer
6W4370B, 61/2" (16.5cm) Focal “W”
composite sandwich cone drivers
6W4370B, two 61/2" (16.5cm) Focal “W”
composite sandwich cone drivers
11W7670, 105/8" (27cm) Focal “W”
composite sandwich cone driver
• Treble
TB871, Focal pure Beryllium inverted dome tweeter
TB871, Focal Beryllium inverted dome tweeter
• Shielding
Integral through cancellation magnets /
cans or by magnet design
Integral through cancellation magnets /
cans or by magnet design
• Construction
71/2" (19mm) MDF panels
71/2" (19mm) MDF panels
• Finish
Dark red natural veneering side panels, black body
Dark red natural veneering side panels, black body
Dark red natural veneering side panels, black body
• Dimensions (HxLxD)
13 x 97/16 x 117/16"(330mm x 240mm x 290mm)
913/16 x 1911/16 x 133/8" (250mm x 500mm x 340mm)
1415/16 x 139/16 x 175/16" (380mm x 344mm x 440mm)
• Weight
24.2lb (11kg)
30.8lb (14kg)
50.7lb (23kg)
Connection
Transducers
Transducers
Cabinetwork
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350Wrms, BASH ® technology
Cabinetwork
71/2" (19mm) MDF panels
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> CMS 65
> CMS 40
> CMS 50
> CMS 40
> CMS 65
> The manufacturing line, a 100 % Focal design to perpetuate tradition.
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Technologies
> CMS 50
Aluminum/Magnesium inverted dome tweeter
> CMS SUB
Magnesium possesses great damping qualities, Aluminum great rigidity and the two in alloy can greatly reduce distortion. This
unique marriage of metals offers several advantages. The impulse response is incredibly rapid and yet benefits from a very short
settlement time and excellent damping. This enables the tweeter to extend its frequency response beyond 28kHz (-3dB)… This
configuration produces a precise, analytical sound and an extremely deep soundstage. The frequency response curve linearity
is also remarkable in that it ensures perfect neutrality. When listening, the treble frequencies are dynamic and detailed. The
Aluminum/Magnesium inverted dome tweeter then combines perfectly with the Polyglass woofer in a perfect tone synergy.
CMS
line
Polyglass
Polyglass technology, exclusive to Focal, consists in applying
molten glass microballs on a cellulose pulp cone. This
process combines an excellent paper damping with glass
rigidity. The rigidity index exceeds even that of a single skin
Kevlar® and is almost ten times superior to one of polypropylene. The mass/rigidity/damping ratio adjustment results
in outstanding linearity of the frequency response curve, all
from the inherent design of the cone. This innovation also
greatly increases definition in the midrange.
> Polyglass cone
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The CMS line is the latest arrival in the Focal Professional range and is particularly dedicated to
post-production studios, small listening rooms, radio studios and home studios. The CMS 40, CMS
50, CMS 65 and CMS SUB integrate many Focal hallmarks, such as the Aluminum/Magnesium inverted dome tweeter, the Polyglass cone woofer, as well as neutrality, dynamics, detail and soundstage precision. They also offer numerous control settings to meet the acoustic constraints of small
sound rooms. The compact design and the use of a large front port allow for a wall installation from
24" (60cm)without any loss of control in the bass register. Accessories are supplied to ensure the
most efficient acoustic integration so that the listener will benefit from 100% of the performance of
the CMS. Balanced (XLR) and unbalanced (RCA) inputs are electronically treated to compensate the
6dB difference between these two connections. The compensation ensures an identical sound level
for coherent recordings, whatever the location and the equipment used.
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> CMS 40
CMS 40
The CMS 40 is the most compact monitor of the Focal Professional range. Its size/extended bass frequency ratio ensures excellent
versatility. This monitor guarantees ultra-realistic voicing, whilst offering optimum acoustic integration in a small room. Its design
permits a listening position from 16" (40cm), even in the least advantageous locations (ex. proximity to reverberating surfaces).
The CMS 40 is the perfect tool for post-production and home studios. And even in the biggest and best studios, it proves to be
an excellent second monitoring system, allowing one to quickly check how the mix translates onto smaller speakers.
CMS 50
The design of the CMS 50 permits a listening position from 19" (50cm), while still keeping the possibility to place the monitors
at a great distance from one another without damaging the soundstage. The 5” (13cm) mid-bass reaches down to 55Hz, while
offering a controlled bass and a totally linear midrange. The midrange register of the CMS 50 has unequalled neutrality in its
price range. The Al/Mg inverted dome tweeter offers outstanding dynamics and a degree of definition in the treble that allow
precise measurement of reverb tails and other effects, which are normally very difficult to assess.
CMS 65
The reference standard of the CMS line, the CMS 65 received the 2008 Excellence Award from Pro Audio Review magazine
due to its amazing size/price/performance ratio. Its extended response at 45Hz (-3dB) allows installation without a subwoofer.
CMS 65 monitors are characterized by treble definition, midrange transparency and adjustable control of the midbass and
bass registers. The tonal balance is extremely stable, even at very loud volumes, ensuring accurate reproduction when mixing
and mastering.
CMS SUB
The CMS SUB is equipped with a 11" (27cm) Polyglass cone
subwoofer with a large front laminar port. This design guarantees
perfect acoustical integration even into the smallest recording
studios. The 11" woofer used in the CMS SUB is both very light
and extremely rigid for a neutral and distortion-free response. This
incredible weight-to-rigidity ratio is obtained by applying a thin
layer of hollow glass spheres on top of a cellulose-based cone. The
high excursion capabilities of the CMS SUB woofer offer tight and
controlled bass, able to reproduce even the most minute detail.
The CMS SUB woofer was designed to be extremely efficient, to
make the most out of an amplifier headroom, making sure that you
can hear the slightest changes to compression settings. The high
efficiency of the CMS SUB ensures excellent acoustic coupling with
the CMS 50 and CMS 65.
> CMS 65
> CMS 50
> CMS SUB
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Performance
CMS 40
CMS 50
CMS 65
CMS SUB
• Frequency response
60Hz - 28kHz
55Hz - 28kHz
45Hz - 28kHz
30Hz - 250Hz
• Maximum SPL
97dB SPL (peak @ 1m)
107dB SPL (peak @ 1m)
112dB SPL (peak @ 1m)
113dB SPL (peak @ 1m)
Balanced 10kΩ / Unbalanced 47kΩ
XLR/RCA
20 kΩ balanced/ 47kΩ unbalanced
XLR / RCA
20 kΩ balanced/ 47kΩ unbalanced
XLR / RCA
Left, Right, LFE
Electronically balanced / 10kΩ
Female 3 pins XLR
Variable
Electronic section
• Inputs
- Type/Impedance
- Connectors
Output : Left, Right
Male 3 pins XLR in parallel on inputs
• Woofer - Midrange
• Treble
25Wrms, class AB
25Wrms, class AB
80Wrms, class AB
50Wrms, class AB
100Wrms, class AB
60Wrms, class AB
300Wrms, BASH® technology
- Sensitivity
- Sound level
- High-pass filter
- Midrange/bass level (0 - 450Hz)
- Treble level (4.5 kHz - 20 kHz)
- 160Hz Parametric filter
(Q factor= 2)
- On/Off power supply
- Standby / on
Adjustable, +4dBu / 0 / -10dBV
Adjustable, -66 dB / 0dB
Adjustable, 0 /-2 / +2dB
Adjustable, 0 /-2 / +2dB
Adjustable, +4dBu / 0 / -10dBV
Adjustable, -66dB / 0dB
Adjustable, idle / 45 / 60 / 90Hz (12dB / oct.)
Adjustable, 0 / -4 / -2 / +2dB
Adjustable, 0 / -4 / -2 / +2dB
Adjustable, 0 / -2 / -4 / -6dB
Adjustable, +4dBu / 0 / -10dBV
Adjustable, -66dB / 0dB
Adjustable, idle / 45 / 60 / 90Hz (12dB / oct.)
Adjustable, 0 / -4 / -2 / +2dB
Adjustable, 0 / -4 / -2 / +2dB
Adjustable, 0 / -2 / -4 / -6dB
Sub level (sensitivity) adjustment
Lo-pass frequency adjustment
Phase adjustment
Polarity switch
Mute
External Mute (controlled by external footswitch)
Power ON / OFF switch, mains voltage selector
On / Off switch, voltage selector
Standby / on switch
On / Off switch, voltage selector
Standby/On switch
- Voltage
220-230V (0.5A fuse rating)
120V (0.8A fuse rating)
100V (1A fuse rating)
IEC inlet and detachable power cord
220-230V (1.6A fuse)
120V (3.15A fuse)
100V (4A fuse)
IEC inlet and detachable power cord
220-230V (1.6A fuse)
120V (3.15A fuse)
100V (4A fuse)
IEC inlet and detachable power cord
230V (16A fuse rating) or 115V (3.15A fuse rating)
Power ON/OFF LED
Audio clip LED
On / Off LED
Standby and On LED
Audio clip LED
On / Off LED
Standby and On LED
Audio clip LED
Power on
Mute
External Mute
• Woofer
4" (10cm) Focal driver, Polyglass cone
5" (13cm) Focal driver, Polyglass cone
61/2" (16.5cm) Focal driver, Polyglass cone
Polyglass, high excursion Focal, 11" ( 27cm) driver
• Tweeter
Aluminum/Magnesium inverted dome Focal
Aluminum/Magnesium Focal inverted dome
Aluminum/Magnesium Focal inverted dome
• Shielding
Integral by cancellation magnet
Integral by cancellation magnet
Integral by cancellation magnet
• Construction
Reinforced and damped Aluminum cabinet
Reinforced and damped Aluminum cabinet
Reinforced and damped aluminum cabinet
1" (22mm) MDF panels with internal braces
• Finish
Black powdered paint
Black powdered paint
Black powdered paint
Dark grey vinyl
• Dimensions with rubber feet (HxLxD)
• Dimensions with decoupling table stand (HxLxD)
• Dimensions with spikes (HxLxD)
9 "x6 "x6 " (238mmx156mmx155mm)
99/16"x61/8"x61/8" (243.2mmx156mmx155mm)
11 " x 7 " x 7 " (289.5 mmx 190 mmx 201mm)
113/4" x 71/2" x 715/16" (299.5 mmx 190mm x 201mm)
14 " x 9 " x 9 " (358.5mm x 241mm x 231mm)
141/2" x 91/2" x 91/8" (368.5 mmx 241mm x 231mm)
• Weight
11lb (5.5kg)
17lb (7.7kg)
23lb (10.5kg)
• Settings
• Power supply
- Connection
• Visualization and controls
IEC inlet and detachable power cord
Transducers
Cabinetwork
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3/8
1/8
1/8
3/8
1/2
15/16
1/8
1/2
1/8
17.1" x 14.4"x 17.3" (435.5mm x 366mm x 440mm)
50.7lb (23kg)
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Notes
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Dealer stamp
Focal-JMlab® - BP 374 - 108, rue de l’Avenir - 42353 La Talaudière cedex - France
Tel. (33) 04 77 435 700 - Fax. (33) 04 77 376 587
© Focal-JMlab 2009 - SCEB-090225/4
Due to constant technological advances, Focal-JMlab® reserves its right to modify specifications without notice. Images may not conform exactly to specific product - Photos L’Atelier Sylvain Madelon.
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