Focal Aria 926 3-way Floorstanding Speakers - An expressive speaker for all kinds of music
The clear, richly detailed sound of Focal's Aria 926 will give you a deeper appreciation of the talents and skills of your favorite singers and musicians. Focal's Aria series features advanced technologies originally developed for the company's acclaimed Utopia models, providing expressive, audiophile sound at more down-to-earth prices. The Aria 926 nimbly balances accuracy, musicality, and... fun.
Unique cone material combines old and new
Speaker makers continuously search for new and better materials for drivers. An ideal driver material has three qualities:
- lightweight, so it can accelerate quickly
- rigid, so that it moves like a piston, without bending
- well-damped, so that unwanted vibrations don't colour the sound
In their pursuit of sonic excellence Focal made a surprising discovery, that Woven flax can form the core of a very rigid yet lightweight speaker cone and as luck would have it some of the world's finest flax grows in fields near Focal's headquarters.
Focal creates this unique speaker cone by sandwiching a layer of hollow flax fibers between two thin layers of fiberglass. In the Aria 926, the 6-1/2" midrange and both 6-1/2" woofers are made of this composite.
Inverted dome tweeter looks different, sounds terrific
The Aria series also features Focal's 1" aluminium/magnesium inverted dome tweeter. Inverting the dome brings more of its surface area closer to the voice coil. That means the voice coil can be smaller and lower in mass. Focal has found that this reduced mass allows the dome to move faster than a conventional dome, for better high-frequency response.
And the tweeter's lightweight Poron "memory foam" suspension improves damping, which reduces distortion in the critical 2-3kHz range by a factor of three, compared to a typical suspension.
The inverted dome's spatial characteristics and wide dispersion are further enhanced by the waveguide plate it's mounted on. In the horizontal plane, the tweeter's frequency response varies by only ±0.5dB. The result is an incredibly stable soundstage, even for listeners not seated in the central sweet spot.
Stylish, vibration-resistant cabinet
All Aria speakers feature ultra-rigid MDF cabinets with sturdy internal bracing and non-parallel sides. Focal takes these steps to eliminate the unwanted vibrations that lead to "boxy" colorations in the sound. The handsome cabinets have a traditional look, but with a few unexpected touches — a leatherette finish on the front, and a glass top surface.
Built in-house for better quality and value
The speaker drivers in every Aria speaker are built in-house at Focal's facilities in Saint-Etienne, France. Why is that important? Because it gives Focal complete control over every aspect of design, manufacture, and quality control, resulting in a consistently superior, high-value speaker.
Build a complete Focal Aria system
If you're interested in a voice-matched surround sound system, check out these other Focal models:
Centre channel: Aria CC 900
Surround speaker: Aria SR 900
Powered subwoofer: Sub 300 P
Focal Aria 926 Specifications
1" TNF aluminium/magnesium inverted dome tweeter
6.5" Flax midrange woofer
2 x 6.5" Flax bass woofers
Bass reflex design (front-firing port)
Aluminium alloy base
Front grilles included
Frequency response - 45Hz-28,000 kHz (±3dB)
Nominal impedance: 8 ohms
Sensitivity: 91.5 dB
Recommended amplifier power: 40-250 watts
Dimensions (H x W x D) – 103.5 x 29.4 x 37.1 cm
Weight – 25kg
Warranty: 5 years
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