Focal Maestro Utopia EVO Loudspeakers (pair)
THE LEGEND IS GROWING…
Maestro Utopia Evo has become a three-way floorstanding loudspeaker in order to make it more versatile and easier to install in your listening room.
The bass is very consistent but it still retains Maestro’s characteristic dynamic range and punch. The mid-range register hasn’t been neglected: we have integrated our latest technical innovations. In conclusion, each register reproduced by Maestro Utopia Evo has been enhanced for even more precision and dynamic range.
Evo stands for evolution... Since 2008, when Utopia III was launched, Focal’s technological heritage has grown enormously. Therefore it was essential to integrate the most recent innovations into this exceptional collection.
The sound architecture of Utopia III has been preserved, with the constant intention of reducing harmonic distortion in the fragile mid-range register, which is so very crucial for revealing the artist’s emotions. The two loudspeakers are equipped with Focal’s latest innovations, the NIC (Neutral Inductance Circuit) and the TMD (Tuned Mass Damping) suspension.
Maestro Utopia Evo now offers bi amplification, just like Grande Utopia EM and Stella. Discerning music lovers will be able to fine-tune the type of sound, depending on the timbre and the power they’re looking to achieve. The best components from their generation have also found their way into the Utopia III Evo line: cables made in France, denser acoustic materials inside the subwoofer, double terminal boards and separate crossovers. New finishes with distinctive colour-ways offer many options for today’s contemporary spaces.
The 2017 edition of Utopia III Evo is an iconic line. They integrate a whole range of innovations and essential detailing, making them completely unique. They are still way ahead of any other line.
COMPONENTS TESTED IN REAL CONDITIONS
Focal 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, we 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.
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.
Mastro Utopia Evo now offers bi amplification. Bi-amping is now possible by separating the bass and mid-range/treble registers, just like the line’s two top-of-the-range loudspeakers.
The most discerning music lovers will be able to fine-tunetheir sound by personalising the registers depending on the sound architecture they want. For this reason, the loudspeakers are equipped with a double terminal board.
• 3-way column loudspeaker
• High efficiency, high power handling
• Utopia III technologies: Beryllium, IAL2™, TMD suspension, NIC magnet, Focus Time™, OPC+™, W™, Power Flower™, Gamma Structure™
• Exclusive technology: MDS (Magnetic Damping System), for adapting the bass to the listening room
• Customisable sound with adjustable bass, mid-range and treble levels
• 100% made by Focal
Type: 3-way bass-reflex floorstanding loudspeaker
Woofers: 11" (27cm) 'W' woofer with a Magnetic Damping System (MDS) 11" (27cm) 'W' woofer
Midrange: Power Flower 61/2"(16,5cm) 'W' midrange with 'NIC' motor
Tweeter: 11/16" (27mm) 'IAL2' pure Beryllium inverted dome
Frequency response: (±3dB): 25Hz – 40kHz
Low frequency point: (-6dB): 21Hz
Sensitivity: (2.83V/1m): 93dB
Nominal impedance: 8 Ω
Minimum impedance: 3.1 Ω
Crossover frequency: 280Hz / 2200Hz
Recommended amplifier power: 80 – 600W
Dimensions (HxWxD): 58 x 18 x 30" (1470x455x770mm)
Net weight: 255.73lbs (116kg)