The Focal Sub One powered studio subwoofer delivers 200W RMS of sub-bass, for producers and sound engineers that demand more low-end. Thanks to its precision and very low distortion, this long-excursion, high-efficiency subwoofer ensures ideal coupling with the Alpha Evo line but also the Shape line of monitors.
The speaker drivers boast an exclusive double-skinned Slatefiber cone: the two cones affixed against each other offer even greater rigidity, ideal for a subwoofer. Finally, with its large vents located on the front panel, Sub One is very easily and discreetly positioned along a wall or under a desktop as it takes up less depth.
The Slatefiber cone is a composite cone comprising recycled non-woven carbon fibres - Focal is the first brand in the audio field to use recycled carbon fibres in its speaker drivers - and thermoplastic polymer. The combination of these two materials results in excellent acoustic performance, in terms of sound velocity as well as rigidity and damping.
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.
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).
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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.”