Focal Aria 948 Black High Gloss
The Aria 948 loudspeaker symbolises the return of the ‘true’ acoustic loudspeaker. It represents a new type of Focal 3-way loudspeaker with dual 21cm woofers 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 characterised by their natural sound, with low coloration, richness of reproduction in the midrange register and tighter bass. The result is a more homogeneous sound, improved dynamics.
Exclusive In-house Technologies
For the TNF tweeter, Focal has brought two major evolutions to their aluminium/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 most competitors. This guarantees an incredibly stable sound stage which makes the listening position much less critical.
The Flax Cone, So Original…
The flax cones are made in France exclusively by Focal since 2013. With their original design, the cones are entirely oriented towards acoustic performance. They are made of high quality flax fibre enclosed by two thin layers of glass fibre. 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 fibre satisfies the criteria of high internal damping, high velocity and high flexural rigidity. Flax is twice as light as fiberglass, because the fibre is hollow. It also has very low elasticity which makes it ideal to increase the flexural rigidity of a sandwich structure.
Aria 948 offers a classic and modern design that will compliment a wide range of both modern and traditional decors.
This is the ultimate loudspeaker of the range for rooms measuring from 30m2 and from a recommended listening distance of 3.5m.
• New Flax cone
• New TNF tweeter
• Speaker drivers developed and manufactured in France by Focal
• Luxurious Noyer, dark timber veneer finish
• The Aria 948 loves large, open-plan spaces