Focal Aria 926 3-Way Floorstanding Loudspeakers (High Gloss Black): EXCELLENT Demo; Full Warranty; 35% Off; Free Shipping
MSRP: $3299.95 USD
pcX Price: $2145.95 USD 35% Off Retail
Aria 926 embodies the home 3-way floor standing loudspeaker. This musical and expressive loudspeaker is easy to install. All kinds of music lovers will be thrilled with its acoustic qualities. Aria 926 is by definition an affordable audiophile loudspeaker.
The Aria 926 sounds great in rooms that measure roughly 215ft2 (20m2) and from a listening distance of 10ft (3m).
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 and a unique drive to work on the actual source of the emission of sound. This constant quest for acoustic excellence gave birth to Aria 900, a range which prefigures the radical technological changes and which launches a design combining elegant classicism and modernity.
The glass on its upper face for strength, the leather finish to its front face for its absorbent and acoustic diffraction qualities, lightweight aluminium for its plinth.
And to do away with unnecessary details, it has no visible fixings solid brushed metal rings surrounding the bass and midrange cones; the tweeter has a small matt black urethane wave guide for improved sound diffusion, the fabric grille attaches magnetically.
Lastly, the remarkable "Flax Sandwich" cones made of natural flax fibre with their ultra-organic identity are the finishing touch that give Aria its unique style.
French Flax Revolution:
French flax fibre is one of the best in the world, thanks to the very particular climatic conditions found in Flanders, Picardy and Normandy. Using this, and the multiple benefits of flax, as a starting point, we have developed a new technology, the "Flax Cone". Flax fibre, a product known from antiquity, has superlative mechanical characteristics: low elasticity at 1.5%, which approaches that of carbon fibre, with rigidity close to Kevlar, at 60 GPa.
Sandwiched between two sheets of glass fibre, flax’s inelasticity works wonders, endowing the cone with remarkable stiffness.
Composed of 80% cellulose, flax fibre is hollow, making it ideal for combining neutrality and lightness. By adjusting the flax braid’s density it is also possible to maximise stiffness, in a woofer for example, or lightness and damping in a midrange speaker.
New TNF 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 two in the 2-4 kHz 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 and to further improve this a wave guide has been developed. In a horizontal plane, its frequency response has a variance of +/- 0.5 dB. This performance guarantees an incredibly stable sound stage which makes the listening position much less critical.
Designed, developed and manufactured in Staint-Etienne, France.