New affordable Focal monitors offer 5-inch and 6.5-inch drivers
Focal has announced that it is shipping the new Alpha Evo monitors, Alpha 50 Evo, and Alpha 65 Evo. These replace the current Focal Alpha 50 and 65 models in that range, while the current Alpha 80 are still available. The two new Focal Alpha Evo products are available at retailers in the US and Canada on March 25, 2021, and have suggested retail prices of Alpha 50 Evo $349. USD each, and Alpha 65 Evo $449. USD each.Read More »
New updated model of popular Focal headphone now uses magnesium cone for even greater dynamics
Montreal, Canada — Focal has announced that it is shipping the new Focal Clear Mg Professional headphones (“Clear Magnesium Professional”), a new model of their popular Clear Professional headphones but with the addition of a magnesium (Mg) cone for even greater dynamics with a remarkable tonal balance across the full audio spectrum. The new product is available at retailers in the US and Canada on February 16, 2021, and has a suggested retail price of $1,490. USD.Read More »
SPL of Germany has shipped the “Control One” ($599.) and “Marc One” ($799.) monitor controllers from their new affordable “Series One” product line. The SPL line of products is distributed by Focal-Naim America in the US and Canada.
The SPL Control One is the ideal monitor controller for the modern studio. As a high-quality analog control center, it manages audio sources and monitor speakers including subwoofer. In addition, the device features an individually adjustable high-quality headphone amplifier with Phonitor Matrix. Thanks to the various monitoring modes, no sound detail remains undiscovered.Read More »
True to the motto “Number One In Sound”, SPL of Germany has developed a new product line that combines the sound of their big devices with a desktop-friendly design and an affordable price for the ambitious user. The Series One was equally developed for professional recording studios, home studios, musicians, music lovers, and media creatives of all kinds. The first two Series One devices, Phonitor One ($499.) and Phonitor One d ($699.) – both headphone amplifiers — are now shipping. More devices of the new Series One will be announced soon. The SPL line of products is distributed by Focal-Naim America in the US and Canada.Read More »
New ‘Phonitor se’ headphone amp is now shipping in two models, one with an SPL DAC
SPL of Germany has announced the new ‘Phonitor se’ headphone amp is now shipping in two models, one with an SPL DAC. The new model is an entry into the SPL “Professional Fidelity” Phonitor world. The SPL line of products is distributed by Focal-Naim America in the US and Canada.
The Phonitor se features the same audio signal amplification as its bigger brothers Phonitor x and Phonitor xe and therefore – thanks to SPL’s VOLTAiR technology – offers the same sound experience. Of course, the high-quality look and feel is maintained. Playback of analog signals are via an unbalanced stereo RCA input and for digital players, via the optional DAC768xs.Read More »
New 2-channel mic preamp version based on SPL’s flagship Crescendo
SPL of Germany has announced the new ‘Crescendo duo’ mic pre that extends SPL’s 120V technology microphone preamplifier portfolio with a two-channel version of the SPL Crescendo. The new product is set to ship worldwide April 14, 2020, and is distributed by Focal-Naim America in the US and Canada, it retails for $2,499 USD.
Crescendo duo excels with the same outstanding sonic and technical features as the flagship of the product line – Crescendo, an 8-channel mic pre, released in September 2018. It is nearly impossible to overdrive this preamplifier. It excels with absolute signal fidelity and clarity and lets microphones appear in a whole new light – they have never been amplified like this before.Read More »
Vicoustic turned 250 tons of plastic waste into acoustic solutions since it started using VicPET Wool as raw material, the equivalent to over 22 Million 500ml PET bottles
With VicPET Wool as the new primary raw material, Vicoustic is becoming a game-changer in the acoustic panels market. Consisting of mainly recycled plastic waste (65%), VicPET Wool is specifically designed to optimize acoustic performance while not adding glue, fabric or chemical fire retardant. Focal-Naim America is the distributor for Vicoustic products in the USA and Canada.
Since Vicoustic started production with this new raw material, the company has manufactured state-of-the-art acoustic panels using more than 250 tons of plastic waste, equivalent to roughly 22 Million standard PET bottles (500ml) being recycled.Read More »
SPL of Germany is now shipping their new “Mercury” Mastering DA Converter. Mercury is a stereo digital to analog converter that fulfills the highest demands both technologically and tonally. It is the first Mastering DA converter designed in 120V rail technology. The new SPL DAC is distributed by Focal-Naim America in the US and Canada, is available now, and retails for $2,999.00 USD.Read More »
Focal’s 40th Anniversary celebration continues: For its special anniversary, Focal reveals Solo6 Be 40th powered studio monitors
Focal, the French high fidelity manufacturing expert, celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2019. To commemorate 40 years of passion and innovation dedicated to music, Focal has developed some exceptional products across its various collections. After ‘Home and Car Audio’ universes, professional audio is now honored: the brand presents Solo6 Be 40th, its iconic studio monitor. Solo6 Be has been dressed up with a new black finish and stamped as a special edition.Read More »
New “Listen Professional” headphones designed for music production
Focal has debuted their new “Listen Professional” headphone model built for music production. The ‘Listen Professional’ headphones are packed with Focal expertise. For six years, the French manufacturer’s design knowledge in high-performance transducers has been directed at a new specialty: headphones. ‘Listen Professional’ over ear closed back headphones are the essential work tool for music production. They confirm Focal’s ambition to establish itself as a leader in the professional headphone market.Read More »