About the Focal 3.5WM
The Focal experience
The Focal experience
If you prioritize performance in what you drive, why not hold your audio system to the same standards? With the utmost care and commitment to premium sound, Focal designed, developed, and manufactured this single Utopia M 3.5WM 3-1/2" midrange driver at their workshop in Saint-Etienne, France. It stuns with sonic accuracy and depth of sound on par with their highly acclaimed home speakers. Incorporate this powerful speaker into a custom component system and enhance your passion for driving with a richer, more dynamic midrange.
Using their proprietary 'W" sandwich design, Focal maximizes the lightness, rigidity, and damping of this foam core cone, laminated on both sides with thin sheets of glass fabric. The speaker's tuned surround exerts tight control over cone movement, reducing distortion so you hear a more realistic performance.
Focal also prioritizes shallow depth to make this very special speaker a better fit for more installation locations. And with power handling up to 50 watts RMS, you can safely drive this speaker with a healthy amount of power.
A la carte
This component speaker was designed to be part of a Focal Utopia M system, incorporating these other high-performance speakers:
These components will deliver the ultimate in car audio performance, whether you install them in factory speaker locations or use them for a custom installation. The grille is sold separately.
- single 3-1/2" midrange speaker
- 'W' sandwich foam and glass fiber composite woofer cone
- tuned mass damper butyl rubber surround
- super-rigid aluminum basket
- 4-ohm impedance
- handles up to 50 watts RMS (100 watts peak power)
- frequency response: 200-10,000 Hz
- sensitivity: 88 dB at 2.83 volts
- top-mount depth: 1-1/4"
- optional grille available
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # UTOPIA 3.5WM
What's in the box:
- One midrange driver
- Four 3/4" Allen Head Screws (2.5mm)
- Beryllium precautions
- Focal brochure
Focal 3.5WM reviews
The speaker has excellent build quality and sound! Just not worth putting into a vehicle that only has a single front center channel on the front dash. For over $500, I was also expecting it to be bolt-on. You do have to use an adhesive, I used silicone, to secure this speaker. Don't get me wrong, it sounds fantastic and I love my other Focal products, but I was trying to make a unified soundstage, by using both Focal tweeters and center speaker, and this is just too expensive for a car speaker. If it were $200 less, it would be a no brainer, but the 3.5 JBL is probably better bang for the buck.
Pros: Great build and sound Works beautifully with Focal tweeters
Cons: Way too expensive, doesn't mount perfectly.
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More details on the Focal 3.5WM
TMD® Surround: The TMD® (Tuned Mass Damper) surround has a unique profile, designed to better control the effects of resonance and reduce the distortion associated with deformations of the cone.
Progressive Spider: The spider is designed to optimize linearity, precision, and dynamics.