Bird 2.1 System: The Focal Bird 2.1ch speaker
system provides powerful and dynamic sound for your connected TV,
satellite/cable box, DVD/Blu-ray player, game-console, computer, and/or digital
audio player. It offers both analog and digital audio connections. The
Bird 2.1ch speaker system consists of two satellite speakers (Birds) and
a integrated amplifier/subwoofer (the Power Bird). The Bird 2.1ch system
also features built-in Kleer technology for wireless audio streaming of select
devices. In addition, speaker wire and mounting
hardware are also provided. The Focal Bird system can produce stunning
sound in rooms of 131 sq/ft or more.
Power Bird Integrated Amp/Sub: The Power Bird integrated
amplifier/subwoofer is at the heart of the Focal Bird system. The
Power Bird combines an integrated amplifier with a built-in subwoofer. The
integrated amplifier powers the included Bird satellite speakers and
provides connection of your analog and digital sources. The built-in subwoofer
adds extra depth and bass to your audio soundtracks. The integrated amplifier is
rated at 35 watts x 2ch (satellite speakers) + 80 watts x 1ch (sub). The
built-in subwoofer is a down-firing 6.5" paper cone woofer with a rubber
surround that is capable of producing lows down to 42Hz (+/-3dB). There is an
acoustically-tuned port, covered by metal mesh grill, on the front-panel of the
Power Bird for added efficiency and bass
Bird Satellite Speakers: The Bird satellite speakers are
an ultra-compact 2-way sealed (acoustic suspension) speaker that produce
impressive sound for its size. Each speaker employs a 0.75" aluminum dome tweeter for crisp,
clear highs; and a 5.5" polyflex cone midbass driver for accurate, detailed
midrange. These ultra-compact speakers feature a contemporary looking cabinet in
either a gloss-black or gloss-white finish (with matching grille). There is also
a silver rim around each speaker.
Front-Panel Controls: The Focal Bird 2.1ch speaker system features a
front-panel rotary volume control and a source-select button (Analog
1/2/3, Digital, Wireless) across the front-panel of the Power Bird (integrated
amp/sub). Simply keep, pressing the source-select button until you access the
desired input. The front-panel rotary knob controls the entire system's volume.
Subwoofer Controls: The Focal Bird system offers subwoofer
controls on the rear-panel of the Power Bird integrated amp/sub. There is a
rotary bass level control and phase switch (0°/180°)
for the built-in subwoofer. The bass level control and phase switch lets you
blend the built-in subwoofer's sound with the included Bird satellite
Built-In Crossover: The Power Bird integrated amplifier/subwoofer
features three dip-switches on the rear-panel that controls the unit's built-in
crossover. As the default, the built-in crossover is set for the included
Bird satellite speakers. The crossover can also be set for Focal's Super Bird or
Bird satellite speakers. This is not a variable crossover; it can only be set to
pre-fixed crossover frequencies to accommodate Focal's Bird series of speakers.
In most cases, you sure never have to adjust these dip-switches.
Auto Power: The Bird 2.1ch speaker system automatically turns
on when it is receiving an audio signal from a connected source (whether wired
or wireless). If there is no audio signal input to the Bird system for
approximately 20 minutes, it will automatically switch to standby mode.
Note: The main power switch is located on the rear-panel of the
Power Bird integrated amplifier/subwoofer.
Remote Control: The
Bird speaker system comes with an IR remote control for wireless operation of
the system. It includes Power, Volume up/down, and Source-Select controls. The
remote control will also operate basic playback functions of your wirelessly
connected iPod/iPhone/iPad or computer (wireless transmitters sold separately).
Playback functions include - Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, and Skip
Previous/Next. The remote operates off of a single CR2032 3V lithium 'coin-type'
Focal Remote App: A free Focal Remote app for Apple iOS devices coming
soon (available from iTunes later this year)...
Analog Audio Inputs: The Power Bird (integrated amp/sub) of the
Bird 2.1ch speaker system is fitted with three analog audio inputs on the
rear-panel. There are two sets of stereo audio RCA inputs for your TV,
satellite/cable box, DVD/Blu-ray player, or game-console. And, one stereo audio
3.5mm minijack input for your TV, computer, or digital audio player.
Note: The Bird speaker system does not contain any
video inputs or outputs.
Digital Audio Inputs: The Power Bird integrated amplifier/subwoofer is also
fitted with two rear-panel digital audio inputs. There is one optical (toslink)
digital input and a coaxial (RCA) digital input for connecting your TV,
satellite/cable box, DVD/Blu-ray player, or game-console. Only one of these
inputs can be used (not both). If you are connecting the Bird 2.1ch
speaker system to your TV, connect all your external audio/video devices (such
as your satellite/cable box, DVD/Blu-ray player, and game-console) to the TV;
and then run an optical digital cable from your television to the Focal
Note: The system's digital inputs (optical/coaxial) will only
recognize a PCM digital audio signal (not Dolby Digital). Make sure your
television is set to output a PCM digital audio signal. If your television
does not support 2-channel PCM through its optical digital output, then
connect your television to the Focal Bird system via an analog
Kleer Wireless Receiver: The Focal Bird 2.1ch speaker system
features an integrated Kleer wireless receiver for wireless audio transmission
when wirelessly connected to other Kleer compatible devices. Kleer wireless
technology delivers lossless CD-quality digital stereo audio (with no
compression) over a robust 2.4GHz radio-frequency link (up to 33') with very low
- Optional iTransmitter for iPod: Simply connect the
optional iTransmitter (091BIPD, sold separately)
to your Apple iPod, iPhone, or iPad's dock connector and it will
automatically transmit to the Focal Bird speaker system (when the
system is in Wireless mode). The iTransmitter provides a
non-compressed wireless audio transmission of your Apple device's stored
music or streaming music apps. The iTransmitter is compatible with most
iPods, iPhones, and iPad's with dock connector.
- Optional Wireless USB Transmitter: Focal's optional wireless USB
transmitter (091BUSBD, sold separately) will allow you to connect the
Bird speaker system to your Mac or Windows PC for wireless audio
streaming of your computers entire music library.
Note: The included IR remote control will operate basic playback
functions of your wirelessly connected iPod/iPhone/iPad or computer.
Playback functions include - Play/Pause, Fast Forward/Rewind, and Skip
Spring-Post Speaker Terminals: Both the Bird satellite speakers
and the Power Bird integrated amp/sub employ spring-post speaker terminals. The
spring-post terminals of the Power Bird integrated amp/sub will accept bar wire
(up to 10AWG), pin-connectors, and single banana plugs. The spring-post
terminals of the Bird satellite speakers are very small and can only
accept bare wire (up to 14AWG) and pin-connectors; these spring-post terminals
are too small for standard banana plugs.
Note: The Focal Bird system comes with two 8' lengths of
16AWG speaker wire. You can swap this wire out for high-quality speaker wire
AudioQuest (sold separately).
Front-Panel Headphone Jack: The Power Bird features a front-panel 3.5mm
headphone jack for connecting a set of headphones, so you can privately listen
to your music. When a set of headphones are connected, the Bird system's
speakers are muted.
AC Power: The Power Bird integrated amp/sub includes a detachable 8'
AC power cord to connect to a power/surge protector or wall outlet.
Power Bird Integrated Amp/Sub Mounting: The Power Bird can be used in
a flat, vertical, or horizontal position. It can also be fixed to the wall, thanks to the
wall-mount bracket system. It can even go under a piece of furniture as it's
flat and compact, so it can be easily hidden, whether horizontally or
vertically; or even flat against a wall like a radiator thanks to the supplied
fixing kit. You will need to unscrew the Power Bird's four rubber feet and affix
the included wall-mount bracket to the bottom of the unit in order to mount the
integrated amp/sub to your wall (mounting hardware also included).
Bird Satellite Speaker Mounting: Each satellite speaker comes
with two table-top stands/wall-mounts to choose from. You can choose from either
a circular-base or a tripod-style table-top
stand/wall-mount. The table-top stands/wall-mounts can do exactly that; they
allow you to either place the speakers on a table, shelf, or desk; or mount the
speakers to your wall or ceiling. Mounting hardware is included to wall/ceiling mount the speakers.
The table-top stands/wall-mounts features a ball-on-socket joint which allows
you to rotate and angle the speaker for the best possible listening position.
The table-top stands/wall-mounts have a hollow body, so you can route and
conceal your speaker wire. When placed on a table or shelf with the circular-base stands, the Bird
satellite speakers measure 6.625" (w) x 11.25" (h) x 6.625" (d). Using the
tripod-style stands, the Bird satellite speakers measure 8.75" (w) x 11.25"
(h) x 8.75" (d). The Bird satellite speakers measure 7.125" from the
front of the speaker to the wall, when wall-mounting the speakers.
Note: You must use the
included table-top stands/wall-mounts to place the speakers on a
flat-surface or to wall mount the speakers. The speakers do not include keyhole slots or threaded inserts
for other wall-mount applications.
Optional Floor Stands: Optional floor-stands (091BSB/W, sold
separately) are available for the Bird satellite speakers. The
floor-stands features a hollow steel body for cable routing and a composite base
with an iron weight for stability. The floor-stands connect to the satellite
speakers via a ball-and-socket joint. The floor-stands are sold in pairs and
come in either a black or white finish. The optional floor-stands measure 39" in
height and base is 10" in diameter.