AB-Class Amplifier Design: The Focal FPS 2160 amplifier
features an AB-class amplification design for excellent sound quality.
Symmetrical Design: The Focal FPS 2160 utilizes dual mono symmetric
construction (PCB circuits in perfect mirror-image) that clearly increase the
independent performance of each of the amplifier's channels, while improving the
staging and the stereo disassociation.
CEA 2006 Compliant: The FPS 2160's power ratings are
measured according to the strict standards dictated by the Consumer Electronics
Association (CEA). These standards allow you to accurately compare the rated
power output of all CEA 2006-compliant amplifiers, even if they come from
different brands. Manufacturers who adhere to the standards can display the CEA
2006 logo on their products and packaging.
- CEA 2006 Rating: 105 watts x 2-channel in 4-ohms @ 20
to 20,000 Hz with 1% THD+N
2-Ohm Stable: The amplifier is stable down to 2-ohms in stereo, and
4-ohms when bridged.
- 2-Ohm Rating: 180 watts x 2-channel in 2-ohms @ 1kHz
with 0.11% THD
- Bridged (4-ohm): 360 watts x 1-channel in 4-ohms @ 1kHz
Soft-Clipping: The amplifier's dynamic soft clipping feature protects
your connected speakers from distortion.
Controlled Cooling System: The Focal FPS 2160 utilizes a progressive
controlled cooling system to regulate the amplifier's temperature by controlling
air flow through an active fan and integrated cooling fins. Even before the thermo-regulated
3-1/8" low-noise cooling fan begins rotating at 122°F, the "T"
shape of the amplifier's cooling fins permits 17% of active surface heat dissipation while
guaranteeing extreme rigidity to the chassis.
Note: The cooling system only works when the amplifier temperature
exceeds 122°F. The rotation speed of the cooling system depends on the
Protection Circuitry: The Focal FPS 2160 amplifier employs
the following protection circuits- short circuit, thermal overload, over
voltage, polarity reversal.
LED Indicators: The green LED "Power" indicator means the amplifier is
on and operating properly. The red LED "Protect" indicator means that the
amplifier has shut-down and is under protection.
Anti-vibration Feet: The Focal amplifier is equipped with four
integrated damping rubber feet to resist vibration.
High-Cap Compatible (optional): The optional Focal High-Cap (091FPSCAP,
sold separately) is an external power supply module. Once connected to the Focal
amplifier, it increases the amplifier's power supply. The resulting benefit is a
higher-fidelity audio signal from the Focal amplifier and overall better music
performance, with enhanced dynamic behavior, improved speaker control and
Note: The Focal FPS 2160 requires two Focal High-Caps.
Front-mounted Controls: The amplifier has controls
conveniently mounted on the front panel.
Gain Control: You can adjust the level of the input signal with this rotary control. Range is 0.2
Volts to 5.0 Volts.
Crossover Switch: This 3-way switch lets you select
the crossover operation as High-pass, Band-pass, or Low-Pass.
Frequency: Using this rotary control, you can select a
cutoff frequency between 50 Hz and 500 Hz or 500 Hz to 5,000 Hz. The crossover
has a slope of 12 dB/octave.
Direct Mode: The audio signal of the Focal FPS 2160 is directly
amplified without any crossover adjustments.
Front-mounted Terminals: The Focal FPS 2160 has all of the cable connections on the front of the
amplifier for a clean installation.
Power Input: Two set-screw terminals are provided for
connecting the power and ground cables. The terminals can accept up to 2-gauge
wire, however, a 4-gauge wiring kit is sufficient for the 60-amp rating of the
built-in fuse. The set screws can be tightened/loosened with the supplied Hex
Remote Turn-on: A set screw terminal for connecting the remote turn-on lead. The terminal will
accept up to 10-gauge wire. The set screw can be tightened/loosened with the
supplied Hex wrench.
Speaker Outputs: Two pairs of set-screw terminals are provided for connecting speakers. The terminals
can accept up to 8-gauge wire. The set screws can be tightened/loosened with the
supplied Hex wrench.
Pseudo-Balanced Inputs: The amplifier is equipped with one pair of left and right gold-plated RCA jacks
for the input signal from the head unit. These pseudo-balanced inputs help to
reject ground noise.
ATO Fuses: The amp is equipped with two 30-amp
ATO-type fuses. Two spare fuses are included with the amplifier.