3-WAY IN-WALL LOUDSPEAKER
The 300IWLCR6 built-in loudspeaker is made in France and dedicated to a home use. This LCR (Left, Center, Right) loudspeaker is perfect for a Home Cinema set-up with no compromises, in rooms of up to 320ft².
These loudspeakers are equipped with Focal exclusive technologies such as the Flax woofer cone and an inverted tweeter dome to deliver a sound quality and precision perfect for your home. The bass are controlled and well defined. The Flax cones produce a natural and accurate sound with great intelligibility, ideal for movie dialogues. Watching a movie will become a completely new experience.
On this in-wall speaker, the mid-treble plate can be rotated by 90° for use as a left, centre or right loudspeaker to aim at the listening spot. The tweeter and mid-levels can be adjusted to adapt to the room acoustics: this will result in the best performances regardless of the environment.
They also provide a major advantage when it comes to installation, which has been greatly simplified with the EQI system (Easy Quick Install). They require no tools to install, for an unrivalled ease and speed of installation. These new products also meet the most essential criteria regarding use: frameless, magnetic grilles, anti-vibration feet…
Even if the built-in loudspeakers of the 300 Series were designed to reproduce sound as faithful as possible for stereo configurations, they turn out to be also ideal for multichannel applications. It reproduces very precisely the movies’ soundtracks without taking up too much space. These products will blend discreetly with a classic bookshelf or a column loudspeaker system.
The 300 ICW loudspeakers from the 300 Series range can also be installed around your TV screen as stereo loudspeakers or center speaker. They are also suitable for an in-ceiling Atmos® application.
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