FOCAL: Introducing the Clear

We are told: Less than a year on, Focal are extending their acclaimed high-end open-back headphone range. Meet our newest addition to the family: Clear. Newly developed aluminium/magnesium dome loudspeaker featuring new frameless copper voice coil. Perforated microfibre earcushions. Complementary yet discrete sound. Bass response capabilities gauged neatly between Elear and Utopia. Includes multiple cable accessories […]

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Focal Spirit Professional Closed-back Headphones test review

Sam Inglis writes: Fashions come and go in most aspects of studio equipment, and French makers Focal are currently studio monitor manufacturers du jour. They’ve now applied the spirit of innovation that characterises their active loudspeakers to the design of their first headphones. The Spirit Professionals are closed-back ‘phones which employ a custom Mylar and titanium-alloy […]

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FOCAL PROFESSIONAL: CMS40 & CMS Sub test review

Bob Thomas writes: Focal, founded at the beginning of 1980 in Saint Etienne, France, have built a fine reputation for studio monitors in recent years, with a line of active monitors combining unique concepts with proprietary technologies. The latest addition to their line is the diminutive CMS40 active nearfield monitor, which arrived for review along with the […]

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