Focal Aria 948 loudspeaker, effortlessly providing music
A new type of 3-way loudspeaker with 21cm speaker drivers effortlessly providing intense and controlled bass. The intention was a return to the very essence of acoustics for those who are passionate about music. 'Flax' cones are characterized by their natural sound, with low coloration, their richness of reproduction in the midrange register and their tighter bass. The result is a more homogeneous sound, improved dynamics. Aria 948 offers a classic and modern design.
This is the ultimate loudspeaker of the range for rooms measuring from 30m2 and from a recommended listening distance of 3.5m. For the TNF tweeter, Focal brought two major evolutions to their aluminum/magnesium tweeter. The suspension between the dome and its bracket uses Poron, a material with shape memory. This suspension method is directly derived from the famous Utopia Beryllium tweeter, making it possible to reduce distortion by a factor of three in the 2-3kHz range, where the human ear has very great sensitivity.
The inverted dome's spatial characteristics and very low directivity already make it greatly superior to the conventional domes. This guarantees an incredibly stable sound stage which makes the listening position much less critical. The flax cones are made in France exclusively by Focal since 2013. With their original design, the cone are entirely oriented towards acoustic performance. They are made of high quality flax fiber enclosed by two thin layers of glass fiber.
Flax cones are characterized by their natural sound, with low coloration, their richness of reproduction in the midrange register and their tighter bass. The lightness of the fiber satisfies the criteria of high internal damping, high velocity and high flexural rigidity. Flax is twice as light as fiberglass, because the fiber is hollow. It also has very low elasticity which makes it ideal to increase the flexural rigidity of a sandwich structure. For $2,995 per loudspeakers, don't forget you have to have two of them, you get a great sound that will guide through beatuty of music for many hourse to come. ■