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In The Spotlight with Focal’s Limited Edition White Alpha Active Monitors

Focal Alpha White

In The Spotlight with the Focal’s Limited Edition White Alpha Active Monitors

Focal is pleased to introduce a special limited edition of the popular Alpha 50 and Alpha 65, which are known for their no-compromise studio-centric design and subtle yet impressive sonic character. The new Focal Limited Edition White Alpha Active Monitors have specifications identical to the black edition. This fresh aesthetic redesign projects a new side of the Alpha series and is available only in limited quantities.

Available in both 5 & 6.5 inch sizing. The Focal Alpha series are the studio purist’s choice of nearfield monitors and deliver a detailed, majestic sound. They perform just as well with traditional instrumentations as with pumping electronic music and boast a generous frequency response range within +/- 3dB. The adjustable shelving EQ make it possible to tailor the Alphas to the room acoustics and to personal taste.

Alpha Highlights

  • Excellent monitoring quality with wide, well-balanced dispersion keeps the same sound throughout the room
  • Aluminum inverted dome tweeter allows for precise and extra high frequency range
  • Polyglass speaker cone made in France delivers superior damping and rigidity
  • Optimal acoustic integration allows identical tonal balance at varying volumes and low sensitivity to wall effects
  • Custom designed Dual Class AB amplification provides efficiency and performance

For further information, visit the product pages below.

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Focal Alpha 80, Best Speakers In Their Category!

Focal Alpha 80

Focal Alpha 80, Best Speakers In Their Category!

We’re proud to announce that the Audiofanzine community has just voted Alpha 80 as the best 8″ monitoring loudspeaker under €700 per pair!

A historically renowned player in the high-end market, Focal is now also recognized in a more affordable segment dedicated to home studios.

This is really a coup de maître, as history has shown that high-end brands are generally faced with difficulties when trying to make their mark in a more entry-level market.

The Alpha line has enabled Focal to focus and reach a new customer base, and this has also had an extremely positive impact on the Brand’s reputation.

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BUY A PAIR OF HEDD TYPE 30 MONITORS FOR JUST $5,999*

HEDD Type 30 Trade In

HEDD Type 30 Studio Monitors

The HEDD Type 30 is an exceptional midfield monitor that will satisfy all your professional studio needs and desires. Whether as a full range audio monitor in an elegant studio space or in broadcasting contexts, this 3-way-system based monitor is an ideal player in the most diverse fields of application. The impressive technological facts alone speak for themselves: two horizontally aligned 7”-woofers, 4”-midrange woofer, the HEDD Air Motion Transformer tweeter, and nothing less than 4×300 watts amplification create an ultra-wide frequency range from 30Hz to 50khz. In the course of the Type 30’s development, the acoustic accuracy that this constellation of components translates into has fascinated us: in addition to being super solid and having an extremely high fidelity in the bass and mid range reproduction, the HEDD AMT produces vivid and uncolored high frequency material. Let us assure you: this is one fine piece of gear.

As our two smaller studio monitors, the Type 30 offers XLR and RCA connections as well as a free input-card system that can receive the HEDD Bridge modules that we also offer. These modules are designed to read Dante, Ravenna Network / AES67 protocols as well as AES3/EBU.

HEDD Type 30 Specifications:

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The All New HEDD Type 20 Studio Monitor

HEDD Type 20

The All New HEDD Type 20 Studio Monitor

HEDD, the new company founded by speaker designer Klaus Heinz, has been demonstrating their brand new studio monitor at Musikmesse. The HEDD Type 20 is a fully-fledged three-way-system stuffed into a small footprint cabinet. Essentially, the Type 20 is much like the company’s Type 30 mid-field monitor, but with only one 7-inch driver instead of two. This reduces the maximum SPL by a significant 6dB, but still means there’s more than enough level for near-field or near/mid-field work.
The Type 20 is based around a strong, rubber-coated cabinet, that incorporates HEDD’s own Honeycomb-sandwich woofers (7-inch bass / 4-inch mid- range) and the HEDD Air Motion Transformer tweeter for accurate high-frequency reproduction. Three 300W Class-D ICEpower modules work in the amp section of these analogue speakers.  With the Type 20, HEDD were aiming for clarity in the midrange, better dynamics and an increased three-dimensionality across its sound stage. It boasts a usable frequency response 50kHz all the way down to 32Hz.
The Type 20 also incorporates the versatile ‘HEDD Bridge’ system. Besides standard analogue connections (XLR/RCA), the speaker can be equipped with optional AES3/AES EBU, Dante or Ravenna /AES67 cards for Audio- over-IP integration. This makes them suitable for in IP-based recording and mastering studios but also in more complex multi-channel environments such as Dolby Atmos, Auro 3D, broadcast or live concerts, where multiple separate loudspeakers have to be administrated and fed with individual high-resolution audio streams.

Available now for us HERE.

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Audient Surround Sound Integration

Audient ASP

Audient Surround Sound Integration

The ASP Console Series has been to designed to easily incorporate the ASP510 surround sound monitor controller. With some simple factory fitted connections your ASP8024-HE or ASP4816 is transformed into a 5.1 surround sound powerhouse.

Read more about how the ASP510 surround sound controller, or any other controller, can be seamlessly integrated with any ASP8024-HE or ASP4816 here:
https://audient.com/technology/console-technology/surround-sound-integration/

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Barefoot Sound Presents Masters of the Craft with Alex da Kid

Barefoot Sound Presents Masters of the Craft with Alex da Kid

Barefoot Sound Presents Masters of the Craft with Alex da Kid

In this video Alex Da Kid discusses his work and how he utilises the Barefoot MicroMain45 monitors in his creative process. Alex Da Kid is a grammy nominated and multi millon selling record producer. He believes that “To be a master of your craft, I think the key element you need is obsession. There just can’t be something that you just do for a short period of time. It needs to be something that consumes you as a person”

Follow the link below to watch the video at Barefootsound.com.

Masters of the Craft with Alex da Kid

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New from Barefoot | The Footprint 01™

New from Barefoot | The Footprint 01™

Barefoot starts off their new Footprint monitor range with the Footprint 01™ nearfield monitor.

The Footprint 01™, is an active 3-way speaker that incorporates Dual-Force™ technology opposing sub woofers, dual ring radiator tweeter and Multi-Emphasis Monitor Emulation™ technology found in barefoot’s MicroMain and MasterStack monitor lines.

The Footprint 01 features dual opposing 8-inch paper cone subwoofers, a 4-inch aluminum cone midrange driver and a 1-inch dual ring radiating tweeter and a 2-way DSP crossover feeds dual Class D amplifier modules that drive the subwoofers with 500W of power and deliver 150W to the mid- and high-frequency drivers.

Click below for more information on the Barefoot Footprint 01™.

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Proud of my Alphas Photo Contest

Proud of my Alphas Photo Contest

Focal and pureMix are proud to offer you the opportunity to win a training session with sound engineer Fab Dupont in New York and or a selection of Focal products, by sharing the best picture of your Alpha monitors!

HOW TO ENTER?

Share an original picture of your Alpha monitoring speakers on the Focal Facebook page (Focal & Focal Professional), Twitter and Instagram pages with the #ProudOfMyAlphas tag from 24th November to 31st December 2016. Only one entry is allowed per person, all social networks included.

WIN

  • A training session with grammy award producer and engineer Fab Dupont in New York City
  • 4 pairs of Solo6 Be monitoring speakers
  • 4 Spirit Professional headphones

A Focal jury will decide on the most original and creative picture, a random draw will then determine the Focal products winners.

Download terms and conditions from Focal’s website.