Focal Aria 948
(Priced Each Speaker)
3-WAY FLOORSTANDING LOUDSPEAKER
The Aria 948 loudspeaker symbolises the return of the ‘true’ acoustic loudspeaker. A new type of 3-way loudspeaker with 81/4’’ (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 320ft2 (30m2) and from a recommended listening distance of 12ft (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
Two 81/4” (21cm) Flax bass
61/2” (16.5cm) Flax midrange
1″ (25mm) Al/Mg TNF inverted dome tweeter
Frequency response (+/- 3dB)
37Hz – 28kHz
Low frequency point – 6dB
Sensitivity (2.83V / 1m)
Recommended amplifier power
50 – 350W
280Hz / 2600Hz
Dimensions (H x W x D)
451/4 x145/8 x169/16” (1150x371x420mm)
The Absolute Sound
…when it comes to pristine detail, accuracy, and neutrality they are quite exceptional in their category.
When everything comes together, the Arias become transcendent, bringing so many musical layers to life they create a truly immersive soundscape.