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Focal SM6 Focus

 

 

 

The SM6 range

 

The SM6 line of monitoring loudspeakers has been designed for recording studios looking for monitors capable of revealing every detail of the entire audio spectrum without any masking effect. Four models are available: the Trio6 Be double monitoring loudspeaker, the versatile Twin6 Be, the ultra-compact Solo6 Be and the Sub6 monitoring subwoofer.

These four professional analogue monitoring loudspeakers benefit from the best of Focal’s technological innovations. The result? A stereo image offering unprecedented neutrality, clarity and precision in this price category. The pure beryllium inverted dome tweeter covers 5 octaves from 1000Hz to 40 kHz, the best acoustic transparency and fastest impulse response in the world. As concerns the woofers’ W composite sandwich cone, they offer a perfect balance of rigidity, lightness and damping to provide exceptional neutrality.

 

 

 

 

 

The solution to all your monitoring needs

 

The Trio6 Be double monitoring speaker features the exclusive Focus technology, ensuring reliability and saving time for sound engineers by enabling them to compare their mixes focusing on the same acoustic basis, minus the extreme frequencies. The rotating baffle for the midrange-treble, the dual-ported bass reflex and the various settings available ensure excellent integration into even the most complex of work environments.

 

The Twin6 Be monitoring speaker, the best seller of Focal’s Professional range, is the most versatile tool in the SM6 range and perfectly meets the requirements for recording, mixing and mastering, without having to resort to a second pair of monitors.

 

 

 

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FOCAL SOLO6 BE

 

 

The Solo6 Be monitor will surprise you in the very first minutes you spend with it, partly due to its size/extended bass response (40Hz at -3dB). The 6.5" “W” composite sandwich mid-woofer combines neutrality in the midrange, fullness in the midbass register and bass control.

 

Its compactness and the choice of a large front laminar port guarantee easy integration in studios that need a near field monitor without any acoustic compromise. The user settings on the back of the Solo6 Be, combined with its compactness, make it easy to carry and to adjust according to the acoustics of each studio.

 

 

Key Points

 

  • Focal Qulaity Solo6 BE Nearfield Studio Monitor
  • High-Quality / Best-In-Class 6.5" Woofer
  • Extended Bass Response
  • Fullness in MidBass, Neutrality in Midrange

 

 

Focal Solo6 Be

Focal Solo6 Be

6 Inch Active Studio Monitor

£900.00 £869.00

Focal Solo 6 BE Red (Pair)

Focal Solo 6 BE Red (Pair)

Pair of 6 Inch Active Studio Monitors

£1,738.00
Focal Solo6 BE (2) w/ Stands & Cables

Focal Solo6 BE (2) w/ Stands & Cables

Inc. Studio Monitors, Stands & Cables

£1,844.00 £1,734.80

 

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Focal Twin 6 BE - Red (Single)

Focal Twin 6 BE - Red (Single)

Twin 6 Inch Active Studio Monitor

£1,544.00 £1,435.00

 

FOCAL TWIN6 BE

 

The Twin6 Be is the best seller of the Focal Professional range and the most versatile work tool of the SM6 line. It represents the only necessary solution for recording, mixing and mastering. The image precision, treble definition as well as midrange neutrality are at the heart of its reputation. The excellent articulation of the bass and midbass registers, even at very high sound levels, makes it an unavoidable reference for engineers who require absolute transparency.

 

Furthermore, the design of the Twin6 Be permits a high SPL while at the same time offering a stable tonal balance. One of the two 6.5" woofers works in large band (midrange – bass) whereas the other reproduces from 40 to 150Hz. This creates a bass that preserves all the signal dynamics, without any masking effect in the midrange, thereby keeping all its neutrality and transparency. Additional control of the bass register is accomplished by fine-tuning on the control plate on the back of the Twin6 Be in order to obtain a perfect mirror configuration with its mate.

 

The Twin6 Be can be installed vertically or horizontally to respond to the space requirements of each studio.


 

Key Points

 

  • Focal Quality Solo6 BE Nearfield Studio Monitor
  • 2 x High-Quality / Best-In-Class 6.5" Woofer
  • Excellent Articulation, Even at High Sound Levels
  • Image Precision, Treble Definition + Midrange Neutrality
  • Can Be Installed Vertically or Horizontally

 

 

Focal Twin 6 BE - Red (Pair)

Focal Twin 6 BE - Red (Pair)

Pair of Twin Woofer Studio Monitors

£3,088.00 £2,870.00
Focal Twin 6 BE (2) w/ Stands & Cables

Focal Twin 6 BE (2) w/ Stands & Cables

Inc. Studio Monitors, Stands & Cables

£3,132.00 £2,866.23

 

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FOCAL TRIO6 BE

 

 

Essentially, the Trio6 Be is a three-way speaker with a 1” tweeter, a 5” woofer, and an 8” subwoofer. Yet, switching to FOCUS mode reconfigures Trio6 Be in two-way monitor.

 

The Trio6 Be was designed to meet the standards of the most demanding engineers. This dual monitor is the new reference in its price range owing to its extreme neutrality, its precise stereophonic imaging, and its ability to resolve the most minute sonic details, while its Class G amplifiers deliver SPL levels to suit all musical styles.

 

 

Key Points

 

  • Two monitors in one with remote switching: a quick and effective way to compare the mix translated to a compromised speaker system
  • Wide uncompromised dynamics, linearity, and wide dispersion produced by Beryllium inverted dome tweeter: state-of-the-art speaker design and material 
  • Neutral, distortion-free sound thanks to W composite sandwich cone 
  • Rotating baffle: facilitates both horizontal and vertical setups
  • Simplified room integration, thank to LF and HF shelving, 160Hz EQ 
  • High SPL accommodates all musical styles (115dB peak @ 1m)
  • FOCUS mode (two-way or three-way configuration): Remote pedal (not supplied)
  • Low and high frequencies & 160Hz notch adjusting: three control knobs

 

 


 

Focal Trio6 BE - Red (Pair)

Focal Trio6 BE - Red (Pair)

Pair Of 3-Way Active Studio Monitors

£3,978.00 £3,390.00
Focal Trio6 Be (2) w/ Stands & Cables

Focal Trio6 Be (2) w/ Stands & Cables

Inc. Studio Monitors, Pro Stands & Cables

£4,022.00 £3,395.81

 

Focal Trio6 Be 3-Way Monitor

Three-Way Monitor

 

When utilised to its full potential, the Beryllium tweeter reaches up to 40kHz and the 8” subwoofer extends low frequencies down to 35Hz. This offers engineers complete control of the audio signal. 

 

The 8” W composite sandwich cone subwoofer is complemented by its large port integrated into the front baffle, making it easy to position the monitor near the front wall without saturating the ports and maintaining excellent low-frequency linearity. Its large front port guaranties consistent performance regardless of SPL levels. It also allows a positioning closed to a wall without wall boost effect, allowing an easy integration even in small rooms.

 

The 5” W composite sandwich cone woofer is installed in an isolated chamber within the cabinet that prevents the sympathetic activation of its other speakers while optimising its acoustic performance. Two front-facing ports provide bass reflex, enabling the woofer to perform identically in both two-way (90Hz – 2.5kHz) and three-way (250Hz – 2.5kHz) configurations. 

 

The 1” pure Beryllium inverted dome tweeter provides numerous advantages, including wide dispersion, amazing frequency response linearity, quick dynamics, and unrivaled impulse response.

 

Two-Way Monitor

 

As a two-way speaker, Trio6 Be employs only the 5” woofer and the tweeter, limiting frequencies to between 90Hz and 20kHz. This configuration provides the perfect compromise when checking the quality of the mix for playback systems with limited frequency response, such as TVs, PCs, cars, and portable speaker systems.

 

The frequency response curve of the two-way configuration is identical, though less extended, to its three-way curve, allowing for a perfect comparison that preserves the stereo image. Focusing on this critical middle frequency range facilitates a good mix and enables the engineer to ensure that the levels are just right. A footswitch (not included) activates this configuration remotely from the listening position.

 

Focal Trio6 Be 2-Way Monitor
Focal Trio6 Be Back

 

 

A ¼” input jack on the rear panel receives the trigger signal from a remote pedal, while a ¼” output sends a link to the input on a paired monitor.

 


Most singlebutton guitar amplifier footswitches are compatible.

 

 

 

 

Rotating Baffle

 

Trio6 Be may be used vertically or horizontally to optimise positioning thanks to an adjustable aluminum baffle housing the woofer and tweeter.

 

This rotating baffle is capable of rotating 360° in 90° increments, making it one of the most versatile speakers to position.

Focal Trio6 Be Rotating Baffle 

 

 

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FOCAL SUB6

 

 

The Sub6 is a large volume cabinet design, equipped with an 11" woofer and a rear laminar port. This configuration guarantees bass linearity whatever the intended SPL. The control board is extremely versatile, with connectivity which allows a 2.1, 2.2 and multichannel use via the L/R inputs and outputs and the LFE.
 
The numerous settings such as the high-pass crossover dedicated to monitors, the adjustable phase and level control provide optimum coupling with the Solo6 Be and the Twin6 Be monitors. And finally, a small, but important point: the footswitch input. It enables one to connect a pedal to deactivate the subwoofer and the high-pass crossovers on the outputs that supply the monitors.
 
This simplifies and greatly improves control during the different stages in monitoring.


 

Key Points

 

  • 350W RMS Built In BASH Amp
  • 11 Inch Focal Driver
  • Use as LFE Channel In Surround System
  • Bass or Sub Bass In Stereo System

 

 

Focal Sub 6 BE Red

Focal Sub 6 BE Red

11 Inch Active Studio Subwoofer

£1,554.00 £1,456.00


 

 

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 Focal SM6 Comparison

 

 

 

 

Focal Solo6 Be

Focal Twin6 Be Focal Trio6 Be

 

 

 Focal SUB6

 

 MODEL

 

 

FOCAL SOLO6 BE

 

 

FOCAL TWIN6 BE

 

 

FOCAL TRIO6 BE

 

 

 FOCAL SUB6

 

 

 FREQUENCY RESPONSE

 

 

40Hz - 40kHz (+/- 3dB)

 

 

40Hz - 40kHz (+/- 3dB)

 

 

3-way mode: 35Hz - 40kHz (+/- 3dB)

2-way mode: 90Hz - 20kHz

 

 

30 Hz - 250 Hz (+/- 3dB)

 

 

 MAXIMUM SPL

 

 

113dB SPL (peak @ 1m)

 

 

115dB SPL (peak @ 1m)

 

 

3-way mode 115dB SPL (peak at 1m)

2-way mode: 105dB SPL (peak at 1m)

 

 

116dB SPL (peak @ 1m)

 

 

 INPUT / IMPEDENCE

 

 

 - XLR : balanced 10kOhms

 

 

- XLR : balanced 10kOhms

 

 

- XLR : balanced 10kOhms

 

 

Right, left, LFE
Electronically balanced / 10kΩ
XLR 3 points socket

 

 

 LF AMPLIFIER STAGE

 

 

150W rms, BASH® technology

 

 

2 x 150W rms, BASH® technology

 

 

200W rms, class G

 

 

350W rms, BASH® technology

 

 

 HF AMPLIFIER STAGE

 

 

100W rms, class AB

 

 

100W rms, class AB

 

 

150W rms, class G
100W rms, class AB

 

 

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 STANDBY

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

 POWER SUPPLY

 

 

 230V

 

 

230V 

 

 

 230V

 

 

230V

 

 

 CONNECTION

 

 

IEC inlet and detachable power cord 

 

 

 IEC inlet and detachable power cord

 

 

IEC inlet and detachable power cord 

 

 

 IEC inlet and detachable power cord

 

 

 SENSITIVITY

 

 

Adjustable, +4dBu / 0 / -10dBV

 

 

Adjustable, +4dBu / 0 / -10dBV

 

 

Adjustable, +4dBu / 0 / -10dBV

 

 

Adjustable, + 4dBu or -10dBV

 

 

 LF SHELVING

 

 

(+/- 3dB from 40 to 150Hz)

 

 

(+/- 3dB from 40 to 150Hz)

 

 

(+/- 3dB from 40 to 150Hz)

 

 

-

 

 

 HF SHELVING

 

 

(+/- 3dB from 5 to 40kHz)

 

 

(+/- 3dB from 5 to 40kHz)

 

 

(+/- 3dB from 5 to 40kHz)

EQ low-mid frequencies
(+/- 3dB at 160Hz, Q factor = 1)

 

 

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 POWER SWITCH

 

 

Rear Panel

 

 

 Rear Panel

 

 

Rear Panel 

 

 

 Rear Panel

 

 

 STANDBY MODE CONSUMPTION

 

 

 < 0.5W

 

 

< 0.5W 

 

 

< 0.5W 

 

 

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 INDICATORS

 

 

Power On LED

 

 

Power On LED

 

 

Focus mode on, audio clipping and
protection indicated by LED on front panel

 

 

Power On LED
Subwoofer switch (mute)
Released high-pass

 

 

 WOOFER

 

 

6.5" (16.5cm) Focal "W"
composite sandwich cone drivers

 

 

2 x 6.5" (16.5cm) Focal "W"
composite sandwich cone drivers

 

 

8" Focal driver with W composite
sandwich cone

5" Focal driver with W composite
sandwich cone

 

 

11" (27cm) Focal "W"
composite sandwich cone driver

 

 

 TWEETER

 

 

 Focal pure Beryllium inverted
dome tweeter

 

 

 Focal pure Beryllium inverted
dome tweeter

 

 

Focal pure Beryllium inverted
dome tweeter

 

 

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 CONSTRUCTION

 

 

7.5" (19mm) MDF panels

 

 

7.5" (19mm) MDF panels

 

 

7.5" (19mm) & 0.86" (22mm) reinforced panels

 

 

 7.5" (19mm) & 0.86" (22mm) reinforced panels

 

 

 FINISH

 

 

Dark Red natural veneering side
panels, Black body

 

 

Dark Red natural veneering side
panels, Black body

 

 

Dark Red natural veneering side
panels, Black body

 

 

Dark Red natural veneering side
panels, Black body

 

 

 DIMENSIONS (HxWxD)

 

 

13" x 9" x 11"
(330mm x 240mm x 290mm)

 

 

 9" x 19" x 13"
(250mm x 500mm x 340mm)

 

 

 20" x 10" x 14"
(520mm x 278mm x 360mm)

 

 

14" x 13" x 17"
(380mm x 344mm x 440mm)

 

 

 WEIGHT

 

 

24.2lb (11kg)

 

 

30.8lb (14kg)

 

 

44lbs (20kg)

 

 

50.7lb (23kg) 

 

 

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