FOCAL SHARPENS ITS FOCUS WITH THREE NEW KANTA MODELS
Arriving later in 2018 are the N°1 bookshelf, the range-topping N°3 floorstander and the Kanta Centre – a voice-matched essential addition for Kanta owning Home Theatre enthusiasts.
Described by Focal as “a discreet loudspeaker particularly suited to a bookshelf setting”, Kanta N°1 is at home in smaller rooms with a floor area of 25m2 or less. The existing N°2 is suitable for larger 25 – 40m2 rooms, while the larger Kanta N°3 is perfect in rooms with a floor area between 40m2 and 80m2.
The all-new centre is the perfect add-on for HT duties. Focal had this to say:
Kanta Centre’s ability to reproduce vocal registers with extreme neutrality, at low and very high volumes, makes it a great tool in the arsenal of any premium home cinema system.
Adding the existing SUB 1000F subwoofer to a Kanta Home Theatre system makes for a potent high-performance experience, its extended bass and high SPL capability makes it perfect for popcorn overindulging Marvel superhero movie night.
All Kanta models share Focal’s proprietary Flax/fibre bass and midrange driver cones; the 100% organic French grown flax is enclosed between two thin layers of fibreglass, and sub excepted, IAL 3 Beryllium tweeters that combine the IAL (Infinite Acoustic Loading) and IHL (Infinite Horn Loading) tweeters featuring a TMD (Tuned Mass Damper) suspension and an NIC (Neutral Inductance Circuit) motor.
Focal's New Zealand and Australia representatives, NA Distributors, were on hand at Munich's High End show back in May to sample the new models. Business Development Manager for NA Distributors, Debbie Stanton, told StereoNET:
Kanta's sleek, elegant, lines appeal to me because I want a speaker that'll perform, and yet integrate discreetly into my home interior. All new Focal speakers are voiced with Naim Audio electronics, so Kanta and Naim play beautifully together - my new ideal system for my small apartment is Kanta No1 bookshelf speakers with a Naim Atom all-in-one player!
Focal and Naim Audio merged back in 2011 so you can bet your bottom dollar they play well together.
The three new models are available in the same eight elegant finishes as Kanta N°2 - Black High Gloss cabinet with four High Gloss finishes for the front panel: Carrara White, Gauloise Blue, Solar Yellow, and Black Lacquer. Wood veneer housing with four Matt finishes for the front panel: Ivory, Warm Taupe, Gauloise Blue, and Dark Grey.
The first shipment is due late 2018, and pricing for the three debutantes should be available next week. Kanta N°2 ($14,850 RRP) and Sub 1000F ($2350 RRP) are available now.
For more information visit Focal.
Addicted to music from a very early age, Gary built his first pair of loudspeakers at the tender age of 12. Since then he has contributed to a plethora of publications/websites and has even been heard on Newstalk 1ZB as the stations ‘gadget man’. Technically proficient in both analogue and digital, he feels the road ahead is just as exciting as the road already traveled - and he can’t wait to tell you about it.
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