Focal Aria 948 Loudspeaker

About Focal Aria 948


The Focal Aria 900 series has been conceived as a simple, elegant yet timeless loudspeaker. The design exudes style and quality, helping it to blend in perfectly with traditional or more contemporary interiors.

The Aria 948 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.

The cabinets combine beautiful mineral and organic materials, which capture the light and resist the passage of time. All the cabinets feature a glass surface and a leather finished front panel. The glass on its upper face for strength and the leather finish to its front face for its absorbent and acoustic diffraction qualities.

Aria 900 marks a new milestone for Focal

Eighteen years after the launch of the “W” sandwich cone, Focal is unveiling its new major innovation: speaker drivers with the same sandwich structure, but composed of a natural flax-fibre cone. This innovation is the result of more than 5 years of research. This constant quest for acoustic excellence gave birth to Aria 900, a range combining elegant classicism and modernity.

The cone of a loudspeaker is a key mechanical component. Its characteristics have a direct impact on the sound quality. Its role could not be simpler: it makes the air molecules vibrate in response to the electrical signal from the amplifier.

An ideal cone should be light, for rapid acceleration, stiff so as not to distort the sound, particularly in the bass, and finally, damped – that is to say neutral – so as not to add sound colouration from its component materials.

Flax combines the three key factors required for a loudspeaker cone: it has low density, a high tensile modulus of elasticity of up to 60GPa, and excellent internal damping. Flax is twice as light as fiberglass, because the fiber is hollow. It also has very low elasticity which makes it ideal to increase the flexural rigidity of the loudspeaker cone. Moreover, it can be obtained in non-woven bundles of considerable diameter and it can therefore produce the thickness required for a sandwich. French flax fibre is one of the best in the world, thanks to the very particular climatic conditions found in Flanders, Picardy and Normandy

The loudspeaker cabinets of Aria 900 range are available in Walnut and Black High Gloss finishes. The range of Aria 900 products is ideal for stereo and Home Cinema audio systems.

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