The reference standard of the CMS line, the CMS 65 received the 2008 Excellence Award from Pro Audio Review magazine due to its amazing size/price/performance ratio.
Its extended response at 45Hz (-3dB) allows installation without a subwoofer.
CMS 65 monitors are characterized by treble definition, midrange transparency and adjustable control of the midbass and bass registers.
The tonal balance is extremely stable, even at very loud volumes, ensuring accurate reproduction when mixing and mastering.
ProAudio Review: Excellence 2008 award. Audiofanzine: Best value product 2009.
Readers' choice awards winner: ProSoundWeb and Live SoundInverted dome tweeter
The inverted dome tweeter - a Focal hallmark - is perhaps the perfect transducer.
This design permits very high-efficiency, precision and energy.Inverted dome
The particular advantage of the inverted dome tweeter of our Studio Monitors is the optimization of the mechanical coupling between the voice coil and the dome.
The voice coil is fixed at mid-height on the dome and uniformly moves the cone entire surface.
The positive dome is only joined at its edge, causing it to be inactive beyond 16kHz for a flexible surface.
The inverted dome directly radiates into the air, with maximum efficiency, which is translated by an extremely precise soundstage.
The dome's response curve is clearly more linear than that of any positive dome. It provides better space dispersion and very low directivity, contrary to ribbon tweeters.
The inverted dome tweeter offers unequalled dynamics, enabling sound engineers to very precisely control compression.
The image precision (height, width and depth) is outstanding and makes the positioning of each element very easy, as well as allows one to exactly assess the reverb tails.Aluminum/magnesium tweeter
Magnesium possesses great damping qualities, Aluminum great rigidity and the two in alloy can greatly reduce distortion.
This unique marriage of metals offers several advantages.
The impulse response is incredibly rapid yet benefits from a very short settlement time and excellent damping.
This enables the tweeter to extend its frequency response beyond 28kHz (-3dB)…
This configuration produces a precise, analytical sound and an extremely deep soundstage.
The frequency response curve linearity is also remarkable in that it ensures perfect neutrality.
When listening, the treble frequencies are dynamic and detailed.
The Aluminum/Magnesium inverted dome tweeter then combines perfectly with the Polyglass woofer in a perfect tone synergy.Polyglass cone
Polyglass technology, exclusive to Focal, consists in applying molten glass microballs on a cellulose pulp cone.
This process combines an excellent paper damping with glass rigidity.
The rigidity index exceeds even that of a single skin Kevlar® and is almost ten times superior to one of polypropylene.
The mass/rigidity/damping ratio adjustment results in outstanding linearity of the frequency response curve, all from the inherent design of the cone.
This innovation also greatly increases definition in the midrange.
Al/Mg inverted dome tweeterWidth, depth and accuracy of the soundstage
Aluminum cabinet optimized for maximum rigidity and dampingAcoustically transparent cabinet, compact monitor
Polyglass coneNeutral sound, no coloration
Woofer amplification unit:
100W rms / 0.005% THDSound transparency and power in the midbass register
Tweeter power unit:
60W rms / 19V /ms slew rateReproduction of the slightest details
Numerous available settings (Parametric filter, high-pass filters, bass level, treble level...)Optimum acoustic integration
Fixing points compatible with K&M® and Omnimount® fixing kitsNumerous integration possibilities (fixing on stand, ceiling, wall, structure...)
- Sensitivity Adjustable, +4dBu / 0 / -10dBV
- Sound level Adjustable, -66dB / 0dB
- High-pass filter Adjustable, idle / 45 / 60 / 90Hz (12dB / oct.)
- Midrange/bass level Adjustable, 0 / -4 / -2 / +2dB
(0 - 450Hz)
- Treble level Adjustable, 0 / -4 / -2 / +2dB
(4,5 kHz - 20 kHz)
- 160Hz Parametric filter Adjustable, 0 / -2 / -4 / -6dB
(Q factor= 2)
- On/Off switch, voltage selector
- Standby / on switch
• Construction Reinforced and damped die cast Aluminum cabinet
• Finish Black powdered paint
• Shielding Complete by cancellation magnet
• 1 decoupling table stand
• 4 rubber feet
• 2 height adjustable spikes
• 1 phase optimization plug (tweeter)
• 2 removable grilles (tweeter and woofer)