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Focal ARIA 948 - Intense Bass

  • New Flax cone
  • New TNF tweeter
  • Urethane tweeter plate with waveguide
  • Improved horizontal directivity - Improved sound image
  • Speaker drivers developed and manufactured in France by Focal
  • Leather-finished body
  • Multiple-port Powerflow system
  • No dynamic compression
  • Floor-facing vent
  • Magnetic cloth frame
  • Ultra-rigid MDF construction
  • Non-parallel side panels, very little vibration, neutrality
  • Aluminium alloy base, Very stable on the ground; integrated adjustable spikes (spanner supplied)

The Aria 948 loudspeaker marks the return of the ‘true’ acoustic loudspeaker. It is a new type of 3-way loudspeaker with 81/4" (21cm) speaker drivers effortlessly providing intense and controlled bass. The goal was a return to the very essence of acoustics for those who are passionate about music. F cone are characterized by their natural sound, with low coloration, their richness of reproduction in the midrange register and their tighter bass. The outcome is a more homogeneous sound, improved dynamics. The Focal Aria 948 features a classic and modern design.

This is the ultimate loudspeaker of the range for rooms measuring from 320ft2 (30m2) and from a recommended listening distance of 12ft (3.5m).

PORON SUSPENSION FOR SOFT TREBLE
For the TNF tweeter, Focal has brought two major evolutions to the aluminum/magnesium tweeter. The suspension between the dome and its bracket uses Poron, a material with shape memory. This suspension method is directly derived from the famous Utopia Beryllium tweeter which makes it possible to reduce distortion by a factor of three in the 2-3kHz range, where the human ear has very great sensitivity.

The inverted dome’s spatial characteristics and very low directivity already make it greatly superior to the conventional domes used by other brands. This guarantees an incredibly stable sound stage which makes the listening position much less critical.

FLAX CONE, SO ORIGINAL
The flax cones are made in France exclusively by Focal since 2013. With their original design, the cones are entirely oriented towards acoustic performance. They are made of high quality flax fiber enclosed by two thin layers of glass fiber. F cone are characterized by their natural sound, with low coloration, their richness of reproduction in the midrange register and their tighter bass.

The lightness of the fiber fulfills the criteria of high internal damping, high velocity and high flexural rigidity. 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.

  • Type : Three-way bass-reflex floorstanding loudspeaker
  • Drivers :
    • Two 8 -1/4" (21 cm) Flax bass
    • 6 -1/2" (16.5 cm) Flax midrange
    • 1" (25 mm) Al/Mg TNF inverted dome tweeter
  • Frequency response (+/- 3dB) : 37Hz - 28kHz
  • Low frequency point - 6dB : 31Hz
  • Sensitivity (2.83V/1m) : 92.5dB
  • Nominal impedance : 8 Ohms
  • Minimum impedance : 2.5 Ohms
  • Recommended amplifier power : 50 - 350W
  • Crossover frequency : 280Hz / 2600Hz
  • Dimensions (H x W x D) : 451⁄4 x 145⁄8 x 169⁄16 " (1150 x 371 x 420mm)
  • Weight : 77lbs (35kg)

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RECOMMENDED AMPLIFIER POWER
50 - 350W
FREQUENCY RESPONSE
37Hz - 28kHz
SENSITIVITY
(2.83V/1m) : 92.5dB
NOMINAL IMPEDANCE
8 Ohms
DIMENSIONS
45 1⁄4 x 14 5⁄8 x 16 9⁄16 " (1150 x 371 x 420mm)
RECOMMENDED AMPLIFIER POWER
50 - 350W
FREQUENCY RESPONSE
37Hz - 28kHz
SENSITIVITY
(2.83V/1m) : 92.5dB
NOMINAL IMPEDANCE
8 Ohms
DIMENSIONS
45 1⁄4 x 14 5⁄8 x 16 9⁄16 " (1150 x 371 x 420mm)

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Product Description

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Focal ARIA 948 - Intense Bass

  • New Flax cone
  • New TNF tweeter
  • Urethane tweeter plate with waveguide
  • Improved horizontal directivity - Improved sound image
  • Speaker drivers developed and manufactured in France by Focal
  • Leather-finished body
  • Multiple-port Powerflow system
  • No dynamic compression
  • Floor-facing vent
  • Magnetic cloth frame
  • Ultra-rigid MDF construction
  • Non-parallel side panels, very little vibration, neutrality
  • Aluminium alloy base, Very stable on the ground; integrated adjustable spikes (spanner supplied)

The Aria 948 loudspeaker marks the return of the ‘true’ acoustic loudspeaker. It is a new type of 3-way loudspeaker with 81/4" (21cm) speaker drivers effortlessly providing intense and controlled bass. The goal was a return to the very essence of acoustics for those who are passionate about music. F cone are characterized by their natural sound, with low coloration, their richness of reproduction in the midrange register and their tighter bass. The outcome is a more homogeneous sound, improved dynamics. The Focal Aria 948 features a classic and modern design.

This is the ultimate loudspeaker of the range for rooms measuring from 320ft2 (30m2) and from a recommended listening distance of 12ft (3.5m).

PORON SUSPENSION FOR SOFT TREBLE
For the TNF tweeter, Focal has brought two major evolutions to the aluminum/magnesium tweeter. The suspension between the dome and its bracket uses Poron, a material with shape memory. This suspension method is directly derived from the famous Utopia Beryllium tweeter which makes it possible to reduce distortion by a factor of three in the 2-3kHz range, where the human ear has very great sensitivity.

The inverted dome’s spatial characteristics and very low directivity already make it greatly superior to the conventional domes used by other brands. This guarantees an incredibly stable sound stage which makes the listening position much less critical.

FLAX CONE, SO ORIGINAL
The flax cones are made in France exclusively by Focal since 2013. With their original design, the cones are entirely oriented towards acoustic performance. They are made of high quality flax fiber enclosed by two thin layers of glass fiber. F cone are characterized by their natural sound, with low coloration, their richness of reproduction in the midrange register and their tighter bass.

The lightness of the fiber fulfills the criteria of high internal damping, high velocity and high flexural rigidity. 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.

  • Type : Three-way bass-reflex floorstanding loudspeaker
  • Drivers :
    • Two 8 -1/4" (21 cm) Flax bass
    • 6 -1/2" (16.5 cm) Flax midrange
    • 1" (25 mm) Al/Mg TNF inverted dome tweeter
  • Frequency response (+/- 3dB) : 37Hz - 28kHz
  • Low frequency point - 6dB : 31Hz
  • Sensitivity (2.83V/1m) : 92.5dB
  • Nominal impedance : 8 Ohms
  • Minimum impedance : 2.5 Ohms
  • Recommended amplifier power : 50 - 350W
  • Crossover frequency : 280Hz / 2600Hz
  • Dimensions (H x W x D) : 451⁄4 x 145⁄8 x 169⁄16 " (1150 x 371 x 420mm)
  • Weight : 77lbs (35kg)
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Features & Specs Line Circle

RECOMMENDED AMPLIFIER POWER
50 - 350W
FREQUENCY RESPONSE
37Hz - 28kHz
SENSITIVITY
(2.83V/1m) : 92.5dB
NOMINAL IMPEDANCE
8 Ohms
DIMENSIONS
45 1⁄4 x 14 5⁄8 x 16 9⁄16 " (1150 x 371 x 420mm)
RECOMMENDED AMPLIFIER POWER
50 - 350W
FREQUENCY RESPONSE
37Hz - 28kHz
SENSITIVITY
(2.83V/1m) : 92.5dB
NOMINAL IMPEDANCE
8 Ohms
DIMENSIONS
45 1⁄4 x 14 5⁄8 x 16 9⁄16 " (1150 x 371 x 420mm)
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Expert Insight

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When everything comes together, the Arias become transcendent, bringing so many musical layers to life they create a truly immersive soundscape.

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The Absolute Sound
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