This year sees the launch of two new built-in speaker ranges from Focal, which are being showcased here in Amsterdam. The introduction of the entry-level 100 Series and additional products added to the mid-priced 300 Series are being showcased on the Focal stand, with both series offering a wide array of in-wall and in-ceiling models, stereo, AV and ambient music applications.
Integration has become an important area of development for Focal and is steadily gaining amplitude in its overall loudspeaker range. The integration line is aimed mainly at the home audio market, and according to the company,
each speaker driver offers ‘very high levels of performance at competitive prices’.
The 100 Series range is equipped with a new, more compact and less directive aluminium inverted dome tweeter and a new Polyglass cone speaker driver.
According to the company, the in-ceiling loudspeakers are armed with a new crossover with an innovative architecture, improving off-axis listening while also reducing the undesired ‘bathroom effect’ often encountered with this type.