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Kanta, precise, detailed sound of great loudspeakers

Dale Davies |
Focal offers an unknown amalgamation of technologies in Kanta 2: the marriage of Beryllium, in the latest generation IAL3 tweeter, with Flax, for the midrange and bass drivers.


The result is precise, detailed sound brimming with warmth and musicality. This is the start of a new era for those who love sound. Focal's research is geared towards reducing distortion in every register. With Kanta, the treble register is reproduced by a new pure Beryllium tweeter. This IAL3 tweeter combines the IAL (Infinite Acoustic Loading) and IHL (Infinite Horn Loading) tweeters features, both of which help with the absorption of waves, thus lowering the tweeter frequency.

Everything is designed and made to create acoustic softness and warmth: the density and stiffness of the front panel and cabinet materials, softened angles and double port vents. The front panel is made of a new material to suit the acoustic parameters. It is moulded in one piece from High Density Polymer (HDP). This material has excellent performance: it is 70% denser than MDF, 15% stiffer and provides 25% more damping. The one-piece front panel totally eliminates any sound diffraction. Kanta incorporates Power Flow technology with two vents, on the front and rear faces, to limit bass compression.

The cabinet is made in one-piece integrally moulded wood. The Zamac base also brings out masses of character. With its spikes and cups, the base provides great stability from a very small footprint. Final details: the glass-covered top and magnetic grilles. When these are removed, they reveal the speakers' flax cones, the final design touch that gives Kanta its unique look. Several combinations are available with Kanta, to blend seamlessly into any style of interior.

The Carrara White and Black Lacquer gloss finishes offer elegant and timeless white or black. In both cases, the finish covers the entire loudspeaker, cabinet and front panel. The cabinet is also available in two walnut veneer finishes: Walnut High Gloss or Walnut Mat. The Walnut High Gloss model features a Black Lacquer front panel. Meanwhile, the Walnut Mat models are combined with two front panels in either: Ivory or Dark Grey, with a matt finish.


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