Focal Aria 948 Floorstanding Speaker (Pair)
3-WAY FLOOR STANDING 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 colouration, 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).
PORON SUSPENSION FOR SOFT TREBLE
For the TNF tweeter, we have brought two major evolutions to our 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 our competitors. This guarantees an incredibly stable sound stage which makes the listening position much less critical.
FLAX CONE, SO ORIGINAL
The flax cones are made in France exclusively by Focal since 2013. With their original design, the cone is 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 colouration, 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 fibreglass because the fibre is hollow. It also has very low elasticity which makes it ideal to increase the flexural rigidity of a sandwich structure.
Key points of the Focal Aria 948 Speaker
- Exclusive Flax cone
- Exclusive TNF tweeter
- Speaker drivers developed and manufactured in France by Focal
- Black High Gloss, Noyer and Prime Walnut finish
- Front panel: leather-effect coating
Specifications of the Focal Aria 948 Speaker
- Type Three-way bass-reflex floorstanding loudspeaker
- Speaker drivers 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 31Hz
- Sensitivity (2.83V / 1m) 92.5dB
- Nominal impedance 8Ω
- Minimum impedance 2.5Ω
- Recommended amplifier
- 40 – 350W
- Crossover frequency 280Hz / 2600Hz
- Dimensions (H x W x D) 451/4 x145/8 x169/16″ (1150x371x420mm)
- Weight 77lbs (35kg)