Focal Alpha 65 Evo— Active 2-Way Studio Monitor (Single)
Affordable, high-quality bi-amped monitor with 6.5" woofer, dual bal/unbal connectivity, Focal’s patented inverted-dome tweeter and Slatefiber cone LF driver
The Focal Alpha 65 Evo Active Studio Monitor is an affordable, high quality 2-way monitor that features a 1” (25mm) aluminium tweeter and a 6.5” (16.5 cm) woofer with Slatefiber cone developed and manufactured in Focal's workshops in France. This monitor features excellent dynamics and neutrality in its tonal balance. Its technologies mean that Alpha 65 Evo can guarantee excellent sonic coherence wherever you are listening.
The back panel features 1/4" (6.35mm) TRS jack input in addition to the XLR and RCA analogue inputs, HF & LF Shelving controls, an automatic stand-by mode (can be disengaged) as well as threaded inserts for wall and ceiling mounting.
The high current capacity offered by its 2 amplifiers supports total control of the signal dynamics. This also allows high volumes to be reached without distortion.
The bass-reflex design, rounded edges and modern, robust side panels are another big plus for the Alpha 65 Evo, all contributing to acoustical integration and optimum aesthetics in any location.
Focal Alpha 65 Evo key features:
- Excellent dynamics
- Wide dispersion enabling the same sound to be maintained throughout the entire room
- Slatefiber cone manufactured in France: sound neutrality, no distortion
- Identical tonal balance at both low and high volume
- Connect up to 3 audio sources
- Inserts for wall fastening
- Protective grills included
Focal’s unique inverted-dome tweeter
Two of the most difficult things to hear in a mix are compression and reverb tails, but Focal’s proprietary technologies make it easier. The Alpha 65’s innovative inverted-dome tweeter offers unparalleled dynamics, enabling very precise control of compression, while its outstanding spatial precision facilitates accurate assessment of reverb tails and stereo imaging.
The inverted dome accomplishes this by mechanical coupling of voice coil and dome. The voice coil is fixed mid-height on the dome and uniformly moves the entire surface of the cone. The positive dome is only joined at its edge for a flexible surface. The inverted dome directly radiates into the air with maximum efficiency, which results in an extremely precise soundstage. The dome’s response curve is far more linear than that of any positive dome, thus providing better dispersion and very low directivity.
Combining the excellent damping qualities of magnesium with the superior rigidity of aluminum, this unique marriage of metals offers several advantages. To begin with, it greatly reduces distortion, which combats ear fatigue in long mixing sessions. The impulse response of this alloy is incredibly fast with a very short reset time. Those factors combined with excellent damping capability, enabling a frequency response beyond 28kHz (-3dB).
The Focal Alpha 65 tweeter’s ultra-wide and linear frequency response provides greater phase coherency in the audible range, thus producing a more realistic sound; extremely wide soundstage; balanced, neutral sound reproduction; and dynamic, detailed high frequencies. Focal’s aluminum/magnesium inverted dome tweeter combines perfectly with their proprietary Polyglass woofer in perfect tonal synergy.
Focal Slatefiber Cone
The Slatefiber Cone, fully designed and manufactured by Focal in France, is characterized by its dynamic, rich and ultra-balanced sound, particularly in the midranges. With its acoustic qualities and unique “slate effect”, it has become a benchmark for High-Fidelity in its price category.
The carbon fibres alone provide an extraordinary rigidity. What’s more, as they all oriented in the same direction, these fibres further increase the speaker driver’s rigidity, and therefore enable more bass to be achieved.
The carbon fibres are therefore aligned, but also non-woven to ensure better damping. Thermoplastic polymer is also located within the fibres to provide the bond between them and increase damping.
During the development phase, special attention was paid to the weight of the cones to optimize sensitivity: the carbon fibres are very light. In addition to rigidity and damping criteria, the Slatefiber cone therefore meets the speaker driver’s lightness requirement.
Who’s using Focal Professional Monitors:
Numerous professionals are using Focal monitors for music production, video post, and mastering. Among them are RSPE friends including, musician-producer Dweezil Zappa; renowned Hollywood sound-recording mixer Ron Bartlett (A Good Day to Die Hard, Life of Pi, Prometheus, This Means War, We Bought a Zoo, Pearl Jam Twenty, and many more), and premier Hollywood mixer, Gary Lux (The Jacksons, Frank Sinatra, Rob Thomas, Janet Jackson, Usher, Sting, Norah Jones, Keith Urban, and Rod Stewart).
About Focal Professional
Since 1979, Focal-JMlab has been a world leader in high-end acoustic loudspeakers. While maintaining production in France for over 30 years, Focal has never deviated from its core values of innovation, tradition, and designs reflecting “luxury "à la française.” Focal strives to be the world's best in everything they create, and their award-winning lines of professional studio monitors reflect that philosophy. “Focal: The Spirit of Sound.”
Perfect for the small to medium size desktop rig, the very affordable Alpha 65 brings professional-level monitoring to the most important link in your signal chain. For more information, call or chat with an RSPE representative today.