Up for sale is a STORE DEMO pair of Focal Sopra N°3 3-Way High-End Floorstanding Loudspeaker - Red These retail for $19,999.
The longest standing loudspeaker of the line, Sopra N°3 perfectly combines dynamics, space optimization and harmonic richness.
its two 8¼" (21cm) woofers, this loudspeaker offers solid, rich and
perfectly defined bass for music lovers looking for optimum performance.
Despite its reasonable size, it will reveal its full potential in rooms
measuring up to 860 ft2 (80 m2).
clearly inaugurates a new era for the “Premium High End” by taking into
account new performance criteria. Compact, modern, a pure design,
character... all these are essential factors to ensure perfect
integration into your interior.
with best midrange drivers ever developed by Focal, with the NIC and
TMD technologies, Sopra pushes back the limits of sound reproduction in
terms of transparency in a very compact enclosure. Indeed, unlike
Utopia, which is extravagant by essence and where size is by no means a
constraint, Sopra aims for maximal compactness to ensure easy
integration into reasonably sized rooms.
Mastering the Cabinet and Choice of Materials
in France Sopra’s cabinet was designed in Focal's cabinet-making
facility in Bourbon-Lancy (Burgundy, France) using the same
manufacturing process as for Utopia The 69mm sandwich-machined front
panel uses the same principle as ‘Gamma Structure’ to provide inertia
and damping. Its density gives it the inertia necessary to provide a
stable mechanical reference for optimal definition. The inside of the
cabinet has no parallel side panels, and small Helmholtz resonators have
been added to the lower section to prevent vertical standing waves.
Focal chose glass as the material for the base of the loudspeaker to
provide floor coupling, using spikes, which enabled the fastest
propagation time possible, thus eliminating all halo effects in the
No Sacrifice of Performance to Aesthetics
design agency Pineau & Le Porcher designed Sopra with one rule : No
sacrifice of performance to aesthetics. The Sopra line is destined for
the most passionate sound enthusiasts. Its design favors performance,
whilst bringing together the qualities expected of an object which will
be integrated into very elegant interiors and décors. Lacquered or
bloodwood finishes are associated to noble materials to create an
elegant line. Substantial efforts were made to give the front a tidy
appearance, particularly around the speaker drivers, to iron out any
aspects which could afflict the acoustics or the appearance. Sopra’s
very structure is articulated around the intermediate section. This
injected polyurethane component allows for the upper and lower cabinets
to be inclined for the "Focus Time" (acoustic convergence of the
main theme of Sopra is deliberately uncluttered, though it still offers
connoisseurs the opportunity to enjoy all the small details. The grille
with an incremental meshing motif protects the Beryllium tweeter and
gives it a strong identity. This motif is repeated for sealing the
curved back panel of the middle section. The terminal board, the thumb
nuts and the adjustable spikes have all been specially designed for
Sopra, as have the few visible screws, all of which were manufactured by
Speaker TypeFloorstandingDrivers(1) 1" Inverted Dome Tweeter
(1) 6.5" Cone Midrange
(2) 8.25" WoofersCrossover250 Hz / 2.2 kHzFrequency Response33 Hz to 40 kHz +/- 3dBSensitivity91.5 dB / 2.83 V @ 1mImpedance8 OhmsRecommended Power40 to 400 WPCBi-Wire CapableNot SpecifiedDimensions (WxHxD)15.83" x 49.58" x 23.36"Weight154.32 lbs