focal aria 948

about the focal aria 948 loudspeakers

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 is the larger of the two floorstanding Focal loudspeakers that we stock at Audiocounsel. It 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.




superior sound projection.

As a leader in developing acoustic equipment for close to 40 years, it’s no surprise that Focal has transformed the way sound is delivered through their range of standing speakers with the introduction of flax fibre cones in place of the usual fibre-glass version. The Flax cone is made exclusively by Focal in France and consists of flax fibre enclosed between two layers of glass fibre in a sandwich structure. Flax is lighter weight, which makes it the ideal material for internal damping and ultimately superior acoustics. Because of its rigidity, the Flax cone prevents distortion for consistently richer sound reproduction.

big bass sound.

The Focal Aria 948 3-Way Bass Reflex Floorstanding Speaker is designed to surround the listener in pure, clear sound with a three-way bass reflex system that uses two 8.25-in bass and one 6.5-in midrange speakers for an intense, superior listening experience that turns every seat in the house into a great one. This speaker is built to impress.


We love this speaker so much that in our best floor standing speakers top ten list, we slotted the Focal Aria 948 in the number one slot. 

There are some impressive features with this tower speaker. Once you turn up the volume, you will understand just how intense the bass actually is. The crazy part is that it has near zero vibration. It’s very little for how articulate the bass is.

Everything they make is in-house. It’s 100% European and not made in China, which is extremely hard to come by in this industry.

It is near impossible to tell you how good it is. At this price, it is a ROCKIN’ speaker that has all the glory you can ask for.  

Review by Music Audio Star.


  • Frequency response: 37 Hz to 28 kHz +/-3 dB

  • Low frequency point (-6 dB): 31 Hz

  • Impedance: 8 Ohms nominal, 2.5 Ohms minimum

  • 3-way bass reflex eliminates the distortion that can happen with floor speakers when volume increases 

  • Thick, ultra-rigid MDF construction and non-parallel side panels for minimal vibration 

  • Lightweight flax cones (two 8.25″ Flax bass and one 6.5″ Flax midrange) for low coloration, richness of reproduction in the midrange and tighter bass 

  • Flax cones are made exclusively by Focal in France and offer exceptional acoustic performance 

  • 1″ TNF aluminum/magnesium inverted dome tweeter with Poron suspension delivers stable, improved sound clarity and a softer treble

  • Ideal for use as a home theater tower speaker in rooms from 320 sq. ft. and from a listening distance of 12′

  • Sleek design with walnut finish and leather-finished body blends seamlessly into any decor

  • Aluminum alloy base with integrated adjustable spikes for superior stability 

  • Dimensions: H: 45.25″ W:14.6″ D:16.6″

  • Weight: 77lbs.

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