Focal Grand Utopia EM EVO Loudspeakers (pair)

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Focal Grand Utopia EM EVO Loudspeakers (pair)

ULTIMATE ACOUSTICS

Sometimes I dream about how I’d spend my lottery winnings! A call to Focal would be number three on the speed dial after a call to my wife and children. Even before calls to BMW, a realtor in NYC, even before a call to my best friend. They are that special. I would love to own them that much.
— ANTHONY KERSHAW, AUDIOPHILIA.COM (Writing about the Focal Grand Utopia EM)

4-WAY FLOORSTANDING LOUDSPEAKER

Grande Utopia EM integrates the Utopia III Evo line, with its legendary technological heritage. This exceptional high-fidelity loudspeaker boasts the latest exclusive innovations from Focal, and remains the ultimate choice... The sound architecture of Utopia III has been preserved, to reduce harmonic distortion in the fragile mid-range register, which is so very crucial for revealing the artist’s emotions. Both loudspeakers are equipped with the very latest Focal innovations: the NIC (Neutral Inductance Circuit) and the TMD suspension. The entire crossover system on the new speaker drivers has been redesigned. The rigidity of the Grande Utopia EM Evo cabinet has been improved using reinforcement rings positioned around the speaker drivers.

The best components of their generation have also found their way into the line: cables manufactured in France, a denser acoustic material inside the subwoofer, and the double terminal boards. New finishes add the design element to a timeless silhouette. 

Utopia III Evo remains an iconic line. It integrates a whole series of innovations and essential detailing to create something unique. And still streets ahead of the rest.

EXCLUSIVE MEDIUM REGISTER

It was natural for Focal to capitalise on the research carried out in 2008, which resulted new and exclusive innovations, particularly in the mid-range register. 

TMD suspension: this technology provides a linear frequency response curve between 1 and 4kHz, while significantly reducing distortion in this range. The mid-range register benefits from remarkable neutrality.

Neutral Inductance Circuit: stabilising the magnetic field was a challenge to overcome, in order to avoid harmonic distortion and intermodulation. The research carried out enabled Focal’s engineers to come up with an extremely stable magnetic circuit.

ACOUSTIC FINESSE

The entire crossover system on the new speaker drivers has been meticulously redesigned, for even greater precision. The rigidity of the Grand Utopia EM Evo cabinet has been improved using reinforcement rings positioned around the speaker drivers, enhancing the general acoustic coherence.

COMPONENTS TESTED IN REAL CONDITIONS

Focal's engineers selected the very best components on the market, choosing them from among the finest brands around after testing them in real conditions.

All the internal wiring within the units is crafted in France. While looking at the wiring aspects of these new loudspeakers, Focal decided to increase the wire gauge of the cabling by 20%. The results can be heard immediately: the sound is even clearer and even more natural.

Finally, for the bass register, the acoustic wadding lining we included inside the enclosure has been thickened for even tighter bass with more control and increased precision.

FOCUS TIME

Each speaker driver module is separate. The several enclosures of the Utopia III Evo and Grande Utopia EM Evo loudspeakers are articulated like a spine. They can be orientated using a lever. This adjustable Focus Time function allows you to fine-tune the sound image to perfection according to your interior.

Specifications

Type: 4-way, floorstanding bass-reflex loudspeaker
Drivers:

  • Electro-Magnetic 16" (40cm) 'W' woofer
  • Multiferrite 11" (27cm) 'W' midbass
  • 2 Power Flower 61/2" (16.5cm) 'W' midrange drivers with TMD suspension and NIC magnet
  • IAL2 pure Beryllium inverted dome 1" (27mm) tweeter 

Frequency response (+/- 3dB): 18Hz - 40kHz
Response at - 6dB: 14Hz
Sensitivity (2.83V / 1m): 94dB
Nominal impedance: 8 Ω
Minimal impedance: 3 Ω
Filtering frequencies: 80Hz / 220Hz / 2,300Hz
Recommended amp power: 150 - 1,500W
Dimensions (H x L x D): 79 13/16" x 25 3/4" x 34 5/8" (2,012 x 654 x 880mm)
Weight: 584lbs (265kg)

 


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