Focal Aria 936
(Priced Each Speaker)
3-WAY FLOORSTANDING LOUDSPEAKER
The Aria 936 is a 3-way loudspeaker featuring an elegant design and a small footprint. Very linear and with impressive dynamics, thanks to these 3 woofers, it is naturally intended for listening in stereo for monitoring-type activities. This loudspeaker is also ideal for setting up a spectacular Home Cinema system.
The intention was a return to the very essence of acoustics for those who are passionate about music. F cone 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 936 offers a classic and modern design.
Appropriate for rooms measuring from 270ft2 (25m2) and from a listening distance of 10-12ft (3m – 3.5m).
For the TNF tweeter, we have brought two major evolutions to our 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 used by our competitors. 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.
Three-way bass-reflex floorstanding loudspeaker
Three 61/2” (16.5cm) Flax bass
61/2” (16.5cm) Flax midrange
1″ (25mm) Al/Mg TNF inverted dome tweeter
Frequency response (+/- 3dB)
39Hz – 28kHz
Low frequency point – 6 dB
Sensitivity (2.83V / 1m)
Recommended amplifier power
50 – 300W
260Hz / 3100Hz
Dimensions (H x W x D)
“A big, spacious sound, tonally neutral, with impressive dynamics, and powerful bass for the size of the speaker.” That was my capsule description of the sound of Focal’s Chorus 826W 30th Anniversary, and it also describes the Aria 936, which is all of those things—and more.
With the right source and suitable partnering electronics, the Aria 936 sings with a beautiful voice.