In 2003, the Utopia line inaugurated a revolutionary technology: the pure Beryllium inverted dome for which Focal now holds two manufacturing patents. Ultra-light (21mg), but rigid (7 times more rigid than titanium or aluminum for the same volume-mass), Beryllium possesses absolutely fantastic properties to create an exceptional tweeter. Add to this the capability to surpass 40kHz without break-up, and at high-pressure levels. Last but not least, it stands out with excellent linearity thanks to its high internal damping, which inhibits resonance and distortion at the far reach of its frequency range. For Electra 1000 Be, we decided however to direct our attention to an entirely other direction, as we felt that there remained other challenges to pursue and that the 40kHz that we had achieved was certainly sufficient for perfect reproduction of treble. Our new goal with the IAL (Infinite Acoustic Loading: the creation of an extremely high-bandwidth tweeter, that would be able to descend in frequency as far as possible, in order to take over from the midrange as early as possible. The stakes: create a design where the critical frequency range of 2000 to 5000Hz, where the ear is most sensitive, can be reproduced by an ultra-light tweeter dome. The 2009 version, which dome diameter goes from 25 to 27mm, optimizes the recovery of the cut-off frequency and improves dynamics and precision.
As the whole Electra Be 2 speakers line, the floorstanding 1038 Be loudspeaker benefits from new components and settings. The awesome strength of the three 7" (18cm) woofers, endless power, is now added to the new qualities gained in terms of sound image and definition. A true weapon of mass seduction.
The Electra 1027 speaker Be was a flagship of the Focal range, the 1028 Be floorstanding speaker goes even further, especially in the bass with the dual port Powerflow system. The dynamic leaps forward to be in harmony with the generosity and definition of the midrange-treble register that has always been a reference. A compact floorstander with irrefutable charm.
The bookshelf speaker Electra 1008 Be embodies Focal's know-how in terms of high-end compact loudspeakers. Added to the essential qualities of the 1007 Be stereo speakers, a more spacious and natural sound image, improved definition and more precise bass. The high power-handling enables it to work in rooms of big dimensions.
The central loudspeakers Electra CC 1008 Be follows the same evolutions as the loudspeakers so that the tones are in perfect harmony. Low horizontal directivity, high power-handling, definition and precision are part of the common points of Electra Be 2. A high end center speaker for exceptional home theater istallation.
Not much evolution for the surround speaker SR 1000 Be that benefits from the 3 third "W" cone generation. But its exclusive "Be/Twin" structure with dual input permits to use the SR 1000 Be as well as in a 5.1 system (in bipolar mode) as in a 7.1 (in dual mono mode) without increasing the number of effect loudspeakers in the Home Theatre room.
24 bit digital processor, possibility of settings and adaptation to the room dynamics and dimensions, 600 Watt Rms BASH® amplifier mated to a 13"(33cm) "W" cone, the subwoofer SW 1000 Be offers high level reproduction with a low roll-off at 18Hz and a sound pressure level achieving 119dB.
True technology concentrate, the In-Wall loudspeaker Electra IW 1003 Be integrates the best of Focal: Beryllium IAL tweeter, Utopia 3 latest generation "W" cones, OPC filtering, passive radiator, this reference In-Wall loudspeaker is the high-end traditional alternative loudspeaker. On-Wall mounting available with optional frame. White finish.
Its sophisticated design enables it to compete with any high-end loudspeaker thanks to its pure Beryllium inverted dome tweeter and its latest generation W cone woofer loaded with integrated sealed volume. The highest-fidelity in invisible version. White finish. On-Wall mounting available with optional frame.
With its sealed volume and its advanced technology including the Al/Mg dome tweeter of the Electra 1000 S line, the IW 1002 offers high-level sound performance in hifi as in multichannel systems, such as a 2-way traditional high-end loudspeaker would do. A very high-fidelity sound in an In-Wall version. White finish. On-Wall mounting available with optional frame.
In-Ceiling adaptation of the Focal IW 1002, the In-Ceiling Electra IC 1002 is a high-end hifi loudspeaker, equipped with an exclusive coaxial driver, with W cone and Al/Mg tweeter, for maximum musicality and power-handling. Perfect for a quality main system or as a high-end in-ceiling effect speaker. White finish.