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Quick View {"id":665860440092,"title":"Focal Shape 65 - 6.5\" Active Studio Monitor - Pair","handle":"focal-shape-65","description":"\u003ch5\u003eOverview\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"product-name title\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFOCAL SHAPE 65. THE REFERENCE OF THE LINE\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eShape 65 is the reference of the Shape line. Although it’s dedicated to nearfield monitoring, this monitor enables extraordinary monitoring quality, in the lowest to the highest frequencies. Simply a must, this monitor will express its full potential from a listening distance of three feet away (1 metre).\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe three monitors are all made in France and integrate five innovations to maximise acoustic transparency. Designed to meet the needs of nearfield monitoring, Shape monitors combine an ingenuous design and numerous settings optimised for the acoustics of small listening rooms.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThese innovations provide remarkable acoustic transparency. These new work tools distinguish themselves through the wide and extremely precise stereo image. The bass register is articulated and controlled. The lower mid-range and mid-range benefit from extreme neutrality, and without any masking effects, making equalisation of these essential registers much easier. Finally, the new tweeter is what’s at the source of the very high definition. It efficiently reveals any hissing, and it’s also very precise in the very high end.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eKEY FEATURES\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTweeter with very low directivity for a flexible listening position\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDesigned without a port, but with a double passive radiator, allowing it to be placed near a wall.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eNumerous settings for optimal integration\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAccurate control, even in the very high end\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFlax sandwich cone: controlled and well defined bass, natural and detailed lower mid-range and upper mid-range ranges.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMounting mechanisms present on the back and underneath the loudspeaker: for installing on a table stand, a microphone stand, the ceiling or a wall (mounting accessories not supplied).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"title_actu\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFLAX SANDWICH CONE\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMade in France but affordable, Flax cones are oriented towards acoustic performance, high-tech and give an original design to the brand’s speaker drivers!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAfter more than five years of research and development, engineers at Focal reveal in 2013 a new cone made of high-quality flax fibers. F cone are characterised by their natural sound, with low coloration, their richness of reproduction in the midrange register and their tighter bass.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"title2_actu\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTHE UNIQUE QUALITIES OF FLAX\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eF cones are made of high-quality flax fibers core enclosed by two thin layers of glass fiber. They satisfy the key criteria of a high performance diaphragm : high internal damping, high velocity of sound and high flexural rigidity.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"title3\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRigidity\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAll these criteria cannot be met by a mono-material cone. Sandwich technology greatly influences the neutrality of the sound produced by the cone, something, which has always been Focal’s hallmark. The expertise gained from the sandwich technology of the Utopia and K2 Power ranges enabled Focal to develop a revolutionary flax-fiber cone conciliating the 3 criteria.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"title3\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLightness\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFlax 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. Moreover, it can be obtained in non-woven bundles of considerable diameter and it can therefore produce the thickness required for a sandwich.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"title3\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eInternal damping\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eComposite materials have properties suitable for applications where both rigidity and low mass are required. However, their disadvantage is that they lack damping, which leads to very poor control of vibrations. Recent developments in this field combining composites and natural fibers have brought unexpected opportunities. Flax fiber has an excellent internal damping of the same order of magnitude as the glass or Kevlar\u003csup\u003e®\u003c\/sup\u003e fibers or aluminum.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"title2_actu\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMADE IN FRANCE AND AFFORDABLE\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFlax cones are designed and manufactured in France, from french flax fiber.  France is the main cultivator in Europe of fiber flax, principally in Flanders, Picardy, Normandy and the Pas-de-Calais region. French flax is considered the best in the world.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSynthetic fibers or foams originating from petrochemical resources are subject to inflation linked to the sharp rise in crude oil prices. Organic or ecological textiles, like flax, are thus becoming more and more pricecompetitive.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBecause the “W” or \"K2\" sandwich have to be manufactured by hand, their range of application remains limited for reasons of cost. The industrial process developed to manufacture the \"F\" cones bring it within reach of very pricecompetitive product ranges.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e","published_at":"2018-03-07T14:04:57+02:00","created_at":"2018-03-07T14:15:28+02:00","vendor":"Focal","type":"Studio Reference Monitors","tags":["Brand_Focal","Woofer Size_6-7\""],"price":2550000,"price_min":2550000,"price_max":2550000,"available":false,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":7875615522844,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"FOCA-PSHASH6501","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":false,"featured_image":null,"available":false,"name":"Focal Shape 65 - 6.5\" Active Studio Monitor - Pair","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":2550000,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":-1,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":""}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1805\/9557\/products\/focal-studio-reference-monitors-focal-shape-65-6-5-active-studio-monitor-pair-2337562755100.jpg?v=1552751253","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1805\/9557\/products\/focal-studio-reference-monitors-focal-shape-65-6-5-active-studio-monitor-pair-2337563082780.jpg?v=1552751253"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1805\/9557\/products\/focal-studio-reference-monitors-focal-shape-65-6-5-active-studio-monitor-pair-2337562755100.jpg?v=1552751253","options":["Title"],"content":"\u003ch5\u003eOverview\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"product-name title\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFOCAL SHAPE 65. THE REFERENCE OF THE LINE\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eShape 65 is the reference of the Shape line. Although it’s dedicated to nearfield monitoring, this monitor enables extraordinary monitoring quality, in the lowest to the highest frequencies. Simply a must, this monitor will express its full potential from a listening distance of three feet away (1 metre).\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe three monitors are all made in France and integrate five innovations to maximise acoustic transparency. Designed to meet the needs of nearfield monitoring, Shape monitors combine an ingenuous design and numerous settings optimised for the acoustics of small listening rooms.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThese innovations provide remarkable acoustic transparency. These new work tools distinguish themselves through the wide and extremely precise stereo image. The bass register is articulated and controlled. The lower mid-range and mid-range benefit from extreme neutrality, and without any masking effects, making equalisation of these essential registers much easier. Finally, the new tweeter is what’s at the source of the very high definition. It efficiently reveals any hissing, and it’s also very precise in the very high end.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eKEY FEATURES\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTweeter with very low directivity for a flexible listening position\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDesigned without a port, but with a double passive radiator, allowing it to be placed near a wall.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eNumerous settings for optimal integration\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAccurate control, even in the very high end\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFlax sandwich cone: controlled and well defined bass, natural and detailed lower mid-range and upper mid-range ranges.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMounting mechanisms present on the back and underneath the loudspeaker: for installing on a table stand, a microphone stand, the ceiling or a wall (mounting accessories not supplied).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"title_actu\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFLAX SANDWICH CONE\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMade in France but affordable, Flax cones are oriented towards acoustic performance, high-tech and give an original design to the brand’s speaker drivers!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAfter more than five years of research and development, engineers at Focal reveal in 2013 a new cone made of high-quality flax fibers. F cone are characterised by their natural sound, with low coloration, their richness of reproduction in the midrange register and their tighter bass.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"title2_actu\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTHE UNIQUE QUALITIES OF FLAX\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eF cones are made of high-quality flax fibers core enclosed by two thin layers of glass fiber. They satisfy the key criteria of a high performance diaphragm : high internal damping, high velocity of sound and high flexural rigidity.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"title3\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRigidity\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAll these criteria cannot be met by a mono-material cone. Sandwich technology greatly influences the neutrality of the sound produced by the cone, something, which has always been Focal’s hallmark. The expertise gained from the sandwich technology of the Utopia and K2 Power ranges enabled Focal to develop a revolutionary flax-fiber cone conciliating the 3 criteria.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"title3\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLightness\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFlax 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. Moreover, it can be obtained in non-woven bundles of considerable diameter and it can therefore produce the thickness required for a sandwich.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"title3\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eInternal damping\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eComposite materials have properties suitable for applications where both rigidity and low mass are required. However, their disadvantage is that they lack damping, which leads to very poor control of vibrations. Recent developments in this field combining composites and natural fibers have brought unexpected opportunities. Flax fiber has an excellent internal damping of the same order of magnitude as the glass or Kevlar\u003csup\u003e®\u003c\/sup\u003e fibers or aluminum.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"title2_actu\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMADE IN FRANCE AND AFFORDABLE\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFlax cones are designed and manufactured in France, from french flax fiber.  France is the main cultivator in Europe of fiber flax, principally in Flanders, Picardy, Normandy and the Pas-de-Calais region. French flax is considered the best in the world.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSynthetic fibers or foams originating from petrochemical resources are subject to inflation linked to the sharp rise in crude oil prices. Organic or ecological textiles, like flax, are thus becoming more and more pricecompetitive.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBecause the “W” or \"K2\" sandwich have to be manufactured by hand, their range of application remains limited for reasons of cost. The industrial process developed to manufacture the \"F\" cones bring it within reach of very pricecompetitive product ranges.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e"}
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Quick View {"id":665851330588,"title":"Focal Shape 50 - 5\" Active Studio Monitor - Pair","handle":"focal-shape-50","description":"\u003ch5\u003eOverview\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"product-name title\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFOCAL SHAPE 50. VERSATILITY AND FUNCTIONALITY\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eShape 50 is the versatile monitoring loudspeaker par excellence. This monitor can be used from 30″ away (80cm), and it has very extended low end frequency response (50Hz) considering its compact design. Thanks to this design and to the numerous settings, this monitor is ideal for rooms measuring less than 130ft2 (12m2).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe three monitors are all made in France and integrate five innovations to maximise acoustic transparency. Designed to meet the needs of nearfield monitoring, Shape monitors combine an ingenuous design and numerous settings optimised for the acoustics of small listening rooms.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThese innovations provide remarkable acoustic transparency. These new work tools distinguish themselves through the wide and extremely precise stereo image. The bass register is articulated and controlled. The lower mid-range and mid-range benefit from extreme neutrality, and without any masking effects, making equalisation of these essential registers much easier. Finally, the new tweeter is what’s at the source of the very high definition. It efficiently reveals any hissing, and it’s also very precise in the very high end.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eKEY FEATURES\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTweeter with very low directivity for a flexible listening position\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDesigned without a port, but with a \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.focal.com\/france\/node\/9082\"\u003edouble passive radiator\u003c\/a\u003e, allowing it to be placed near a wall.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eNumerous settings for optimal integration\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAccurate control, even in the very high end\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFlax sandwich cone: controlled and well defined bass, natural and detailed lower mid-range and upper mid-range ranges.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMounting mechanisms present on the back and underneath the loudspeaker: for installing on a table stand, a microphone stand, the ceiling or a wall (mounting accessories not supplied).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"title_actu\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFLAX SANDWICH CONE\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMade in France but affordable, Flax cones are oriented towards acoustic performance, high-tech and give an original design to the brand’s speaker drivers!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAfter more than five years of research and development, engineers at Focal reveal in 2013 a new cone made of high-quality flax fibers. F cone are characterised by their natural sound, with low coloration, their richness of reproduction in the midrange register and their tighter bass.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"title2_actu\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTHE UNIQUE QUALITIES OF FLAX\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eF cones are made of high-quality flax fibers core enclosed by two thin layers of glass fiber. They satisfy the key criteria of a high performance diaphragm : high internal damping, high velocity of sound and high flexural rigidity.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"title3\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRigidity\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAll these criteria cannot be met by a mono-material cone. Sandwich technology greatly influences the neutrality of the sound produced by the cone, something, which has always been Focal’s hallmark. The expertise gained from the sandwich technology of the Utopia and K2 Power ranges enabled Focal to develop a revolutionary flax-fiber cone conciliating the 3 criteria.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"title3\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLightness\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFlax 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. Moreover, it can be obtained in non-woven bundles of considerable diameter and it can therefore produce the thickness required for a sandwich.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"title3\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eInternal damping\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eComposite materials have properties suitable for applications where both rigidity and low mass are required. However, their disadvantage is that they lack damping, which leads to very poor control of vibrations. Recent developments in this field combining composites and natural fibers have brought unexpected opportunities. Flax fiber has an excellent internal damping of the same order of magnitude as the glass or Kevlar\u003csup\u003e®\u003c\/sup\u003e fibers or aluminum.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"title2_actu\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMADE IN FRANCE AND AFFORDABLE\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFlax cones are designed and manufactured in France, from french flax fiber.  France is the main cultivator in Europe of fiber flax, principally in Flanders, Picardy, Normandy and the Pas-de-Calais region. French flax is considered the best in the world.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSynthetic fibers or foams originating from petrochemical resources are subject to inflation linked to the sharp rise in crude oil prices. Organic or ecological textiles, like flax, are thus becoming more and more pricecompetitive.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBecause the “W” or \"K2\" sandwich have to be manufactured by hand, their range of application remains limited for reasons of cost. The industrial process developed to manufacture the \"F\" cones bring it within reach of very pricecompetitive product ranges\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDownload Specification documentation \u003ca title=\"Focal Shape 50 Specification Specs Documentation Sheet\" href=\"https:\/\/www.focal.com\/sites\/www.focal.fr\/files\/shared\/catalog\/document\/shape50_specification-sheet.pdf\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ehere.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","published_at":"2018-03-07T13:52:48+02:00","created_at":"2018-03-07T14:03:07+02:00","vendor":"Focal","type":"Studio Reference Monitors","tags":["Brand_Focal","Woofer Size_3-5\""],"price":1999500,"price_min":1999500,"price_max":1999500,"available":false,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":7875535798300,"title":"Default Title","option1":"Default Title","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"FOCA-PSHASH5001","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":false,"featured_image":null,"available":false,"name":"Focal Shape 50 - 5\" Active Studio Monitor - Pair","public_title":null,"options":["Default Title"],"price":1999500,"weight":0,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_quantity":0,"inventory_management":"shopify","inventory_policy":"deny","barcode":""}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1805\/9557\/products\/focal-studio-reference-monitors-focal-shape-50-5-active-studio-monitor-pair-2337512914972.jpg?v=1552750716","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1805\/9557\/products\/focal-studio-reference-monitors-focal-shape-50-5-active-studio-monitor-pair-2337513570332.jpg?v=1552750716","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1805\/9557\/products\/focal-studio-reference-monitors-focal-shape-50-5-active-studio-monitor-pair-2337513996316.jpg?v=1552750716"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/1805\/9557\/products\/focal-studio-reference-monitors-focal-shape-50-5-active-studio-monitor-pair-2337512914972.jpg?v=1552750716","options":["Title"],"content":"\u003ch5\u003eOverview\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"product-name title\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFOCAL SHAPE 50. VERSATILITY AND FUNCTIONALITY\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eShape 50 is the versatile monitoring loudspeaker par excellence. This monitor can be used from 30″ away (80cm), and it has very extended low end frequency response (50Hz) considering its compact design. Thanks to this design and to the numerous settings, this monitor is ideal for rooms measuring less than 130ft2 (12m2).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThe three monitors are all made in France and integrate five innovations to maximise acoustic transparency. Designed to meet the needs of nearfield monitoring, Shape monitors combine an ingenuous design and numerous settings optimised for the acoustics of small listening rooms.\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003eThese innovations provide remarkable acoustic transparency. These new work tools distinguish themselves through the wide and extremely precise stereo image. The bass register is articulated and controlled. The lower mid-range and mid-range benefit from extreme neutrality, and without any masking effects, making equalisation of these essential registers much easier. Finally, the new tweeter is what’s at the source of the very high definition. It efficiently reveals any hissing, and it’s also very precise in the very high end.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eKEY FEATURES\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eTweeter with very low directivity for a flexible listening position\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eDesigned without a port, but with a \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.focal.com\/france\/node\/9082\"\u003edouble passive radiator\u003c\/a\u003e, allowing it to be placed near a wall.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eNumerous settings for optimal integration\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eAccurate control, even in the very high end\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eFlax sandwich cone: controlled and well defined bass, natural and detailed lower mid-range and upper mid-range ranges.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cul\u003e\n\u003cli\u003eMounting mechanisms present on the back and underneath the loudspeaker: for installing on a table stand, a microphone stand, the ceiling or a wall (mounting accessories not supplied).\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"title_actu\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFLAX SANDWICH CONE\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMade in France but affordable, Flax cones are oriented towards acoustic performance, high-tech and give an original design to the brand’s speaker drivers!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAfter more than five years of research and development, engineers at Focal reveal in 2013 a new cone made of high-quality flax fibers. F cone are characterised by their natural sound, with low coloration, their richness of reproduction in the midrange register and their tighter bass.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"title2_actu\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTHE UNIQUE QUALITIES OF FLAX\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eF cones are made of high-quality flax fibers core enclosed by two thin layers of glass fiber. They satisfy the key criteria of a high performance diaphragm : high internal damping, high velocity of sound and high flexural rigidity.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"title3\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRigidity\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAll these criteria cannot be met by a mono-material cone. Sandwich technology greatly influences the neutrality of the sound produced by the cone, something, which has always been Focal’s hallmark. The expertise gained from the sandwich technology of the Utopia and K2 Power ranges enabled Focal to develop a revolutionary flax-fiber cone conciliating the 3 criteria.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"title3\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLightness\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFlax 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. Moreover, it can be obtained in non-woven bundles of considerable diameter and it can therefore produce the thickness required for a sandwich.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"title3\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eInternal damping\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eComposite materials have properties suitable for applications where both rigidity and low mass are required. However, their disadvantage is that they lack damping, which leads to very poor control of vibrations. Recent developments in this field combining composites and natural fibers have brought unexpected opportunities. Flax fiber has an excellent internal damping of the same order of magnitude as the glass or Kevlar\u003csup\u003e®\u003c\/sup\u003e fibers or aluminum.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"title2_actu\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMADE IN FRANCE AND AFFORDABLE\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFlax cones are designed and manufactured in France, from french flax fiber.  France is the main cultivator in Europe of fiber flax, principally in Flanders, Picardy, Normandy and the Pas-de-Calais region. French flax is considered the best in the world.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSynthetic fibers or foams originating from petrochemical resources are subject to inflation linked to the sharp rise in crude oil prices. Organic or ecological textiles, like flax, are thus becoming more and more pricecompetitive.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBecause the “W” or \"K2\" sandwich have to be manufactured by hand, their range of application remains limited for reasons of cost. The industrial process developed to manufacture the \"F\" cones bring it within reach of very pricecompetitive product ranges\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDownload Specification documentation \u003ca title=\"Focal Shape 50 Specification Specs Documentation Sheet\" href=\"https:\/\/www.focal.com\/sites\/www.focal.fr\/files\/shared\/catalog\/document\/shape50_specification-sheet.pdf\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003ehere.\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e"}
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Quick View {"id":665842483228,"title":"Focal Shape 40 - 4\" Active Studio Monitor - Pair","handle":"focal-shape-40","description":"\u003ch5\u003eOverview\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"product-name title\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eFOCAL SHAPE 40. THE COMPACT FUNCTIONALITY\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eShape 40 is the most compact studio monitor in the Focal Professional line, and the perfect solution for nearfield monitoring. These monitors can be used from 23″ away (60cm), and they have astonishingly extended low end frequency response.  Whether you have a room of less than 107ft\u003csup\u003e2 \u003c\/sup\u003e(10m\u003csup\u003e2\u003c\/sup\u003e), or an installation where compactness is paramount, Shape 40 is the perfect solution.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe three monitors are all made in France and integrate five innovations to maximise acoustic transparency. 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F cone are characterised by their natural sound, with low coloration, their richness of reproduction in the midrange register and their tighter bass.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"title2_actu\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTHE UNIQUE QUALITIES OF FLAX\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eF cones are made of high-quality flax fibers core enclosed by two thin layers of glass fiber. They satisfy the key criteria of a high performance diaphragm : high internal damping, high velocity of sound and high flexural rigidity.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"title3\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eRigidity\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAll these criteria cannot be met by a mono-material cone. Sandwich technology greatly influences the neutrality of the sound produced by the cone, something, which has always been Focal’s hallmark. The expertise gained from the sandwich technology of the Utopia and K2 Power ranges enabled Focal to develop a revolutionary flax-fiber cone conciliating the 3 criteria.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"title3\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLightness\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFlax 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. Moreover, it can be obtained in non-woven bundles of considerable diameter and it can therefore produce the thickness required for a sandwich.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"title3\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eInternal damping\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eComposite materials have properties suitable for applications where both rigidity and low mass are required. However, their disadvantage is that they lack damping, which leads to very poor control of vibrations. Recent developments in this field combining composites and natural fibers have brought unexpected opportunities. Flax fiber has an excellent internal damping of the same order of magnitude as the glass or Kevlar\u003csup\u003e®\u003c\/sup\u003e fibers or aluminum.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch3 class=\"title2_actu\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eMADE IN FRANCE AND AFFORDABLE\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFlax cones are designed and manufactured in France, from french flax fiber.  France is the main cultivator in Europe of fiber flax, principally in Flanders, Picardy, Normandy and the Pas-de-Calais region. French flax is considered the best in the world.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSynthetic fibers or foams originating from petrochemical resources are subject to inflation linked to the sharp rise in crude oil prices. Organic or ecological textiles, like flax, are thus becoming more and more pricecompetitive.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBecause the “W” or \"K2\" sandwich have to be manufactured by hand, their range of application remains limited for reasons of cost. The industrial process developed to manufacture the \"F\" cones bring it within reach of very pricecompetitive product ranges\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDownload Specification documentation \u003cstrong\u003e\u003ca title=\"Focal Shape 40 Specification Sheet Documentation\" href=\"https:\/\/www.focal.com\/sites\/www.focal.fr\/files\/shared\/catalog\/document\/fp_shape40_en.pdf\"\u003ehere.\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e"}