3-WAY IN-CEILING LOUDSPEAKER
The 300ICLCR5 in-ceiling built-in loudspeakers are made in France and are dedicated a residential use. This LCR (Left, Central, Right) loudspeaker is ideal for building an exceptional Home Cinema set-up, in rooms up to 320ft². This in-ceiling loudspeaker is perfect for very open-plan spaces without any nearby rear wall. Five uses are possible: front left, centre or right channels, rear left and rear right channels.
These loudspeakers are equipped with Focal’s famous Flax cone woofer and a tweeter with an inverted dome to deliver perfect acoustics. The bass are controlled and articulated for an optimal fidelity. Flax cones produce an intelligible sound, ideal for movie dialogues. The trebles are very precise. Re-discover your favorite movies.
Thanks to the horizontally orientable mid-treble plate you can focus the sound on the listening point. The medium and tweeter levels are adjustable to perfectly fit the acoustic environment. The sealed cabinet provides the same level of performance wherever the product is installed.
The key quality of these new loudspeakers: Ease of installation and rapidity, with the patented EQI system (Easy Quick Install). No tools needed! These new products also meet the most essential criteria regarding use and installation: frameless, magnetic grilles, anti-vibration feet…
Pre-mounting kit required for installation is sold separately.
CREATE AN INVISIBLE SYSTEM
The 300ICLCR5 in-ceiling loudspeaker is ideal for a Home Cinema set-up.
The mid-treble plate can be orientated to aim at the listening spot, even if the speaker is not straight. Hence, all the complexity of the movies’ soundtracks will be greatly reproduced while preserving the interior decoration.
FLAX SANDWICH CONE
Made in France but affordable, Flax cones are oriented towards acoustic performance, high-tech and give an original design to the brand’s speaker drivers!
After more than five years of research and development, engineers at Focal reveal in 2013 a new cone made of high-quality flax fibers. F cone are characterised by their natural sound, with low coloration, their richness of reproduction in the midrange register and their tighter bass.
THE UNIQUE QUALITIES OF FLAX
F cones are made of high-quality flax fibers core enclosed by two thin layers of glass fiber. They satisfy the key criteria of a high performance diaphragm : high internal damping, high velocity of sound and high flexural rigidity.
All these criteria cannot be met by a mono-material cone. Sandwich technology greatly influences the neutrality of the sound produced by the cone, something, which has always been Focal’s hallmark. The expertise gained from the sandwich technology of the Utopia and K2 Power ranges enabled Focal to develop a revolutionary flax-fiber cone conciliating the 3 criteria.
Flax is twice as light as fiberglass, because the fiber is hollow. It also has very low elasticity which makes it ideal to increase the flexural rigidity of a sandwich structure. Moreover, it can be obtained in non-woven bundles of considerable diameter and it can therefore produce the thickness required for a sandwich.
Composite materials have properties suitable for applications where both rigidity and low mass are required. However, their disadvantage is that they lack damping, which leads to very poor control of vibrations. Recent developments in this field combining composites and natural fibers have brought unexpected opportunities. Flax fiber has an excellent internal damping of the same order of magnitude as the glass or Kevlar® fibers or aluminum.
MADE IN FRANCE AND AFFORDABLE
Flax cones are designed and manufactured in France, from french flax fiber. France is the main cultivator in Europe of fiber flax, principally in Flanders, Picardy, Normandy and the Pas-de-Calais region. French flax is considered the best in the world.
Synthetic fibers or foams originating from petrochemical resources are subject to inflation linked to the sharp rise in crude oil prices. Organic or ecological textiles, like flax, are thus becoming more and more pricecompetitive.
Because the “W” or “K2” sandwich have to be manufactured by hand, their range of application remains limited for reasons of cost. The industrial process developed to manufacture the “F” cones bring it within reach of very pricecompetitive product ranges