MESSE13: New Flagship SM9 Monitor From Focal

GB Foc'n'al they sound good! ;-]      17/04/13
    MP4 6:13 mins    

Buying Choices
Affilliate Links help support the site

In a small sound-proofed room away from the bustle of the show floor, we caught up with Nicolas Debard of Focal showing their latest flagship monitor, the SM9.

It's an interesting design - the single cabinet houses essentially two separate speaker systems;

  • one is a twin driver 'small' monitor with a response of 90-20kHz;
  • the second configuration combines it with an additional bass driver and passive sub unit to produce a 3-driver full-range monitor which covers from 30-40kHz.

There's a switch on the side to select configuration, and another to bypass all EQ circuitry completely.

Seems a pretty neat idea - way better to have a single cabinet handling the duties of two individual monitors, with all the issues of interference and alignment that 2 sets of speakers both trying to take up the optimum position can bring.

And yes, in that little room they did sound pretty good ;-]

.
.
Andy McCreeth

 

 




All MESSE 2013 News |  Videos |  Live Blogs |  Follow us on Twitter and Facebook
More From: FOCAL
Even more news...


 


More Videos

Featured Video
Interview: Anthony Rother Interview: Anthony Rother 

On playing live, his evolving studio setup, and creative dream states


Podcast: Sonic TALK 728 - MODX+ Komplete 14 Podcast: Sonic TALK 728 - MODX+ Komplete 14 

And more


Sonic LAB: PWM Malevolent Synthesizer Review Sonic LAB: PWM Malevolent Synthesizer Review 

Angry little feller


Friday Fun Synth JAM - Korg Volca FM2 Friday Fun Synth JAM - Korg Volca FM2 

With Delta CEP A and friends


NAMM 22: NINA Motorized Control Poly Synth NAMM 22: NINA Motorized Control Poly Synth 

Melbourne Instruments launch


Hey there, we use Cookies to customize your experience on Sonicstate.com