5 Dome Polyglass Satellite
Dôme Power Subwoofer
5 Dôme Polyglass Satellite
Dome Polyglass Satellite Loudspeakers: The Focal Dôme Cinema
Package (5.1) includes five of Focal's Dôme Polyglass satellite loudspeakers. Focal's Dôme Polyglass is a high-end
satellite loudspeaker that is made in France and incorporates Focal loudspeaker
technology from the brand's most prestigious models. The Dôme Polyglass uses a
two-way driver configuration with a 1" Aluminum/Magnesium inverted dome tweeter
and a 4" Polyglass cone woofer for a natural, multi-directional soundstage.
1" Aluminum/Magnesium Inverted Dome Tweeter: The Focal Dôme Polyglass
satellite loudspeaker features a 1" Aluminum/Magnesium inverted dome tweeter.
This configuration produces a precise, analytical sound and an extremely deep
soundstage. Magnesium possesses great damping qualities, while Aluminum provides
greater rigidity. The unique marriage of these two metals offers several key
advantages - rapid response, reduced distortion, and excellent damping. This
enables the tweeter to extend its frequency response to 28kHz (-3dB) with thigh
frequencies that are both dynamic and detailed.
4" Polyglass Cone Woofer:
Dôme Polyglass features a Polyglass cone woofer that ensures neutrality, excellent dynamics and a
precise sound image. 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 10x 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.
High-Gloss Lacquered Aluminum Enclosure: The Dôme Polyglass has a sleek,
sealed enclosure design without any visible screw fittings, and is made using
sophisticated materials with luxury finishes. It's round shape & design
resembles that of a spot-light, which is ideal to avoid internal resonances that
distort the purity of timbers. The enclosure is completely sealed for more
accurate sound, void of any port noise. The Dôme Polyglass is available in a gloss
white finish with removal grey cloth grille or a gloss black finish with a
removal black cloth grille.
Set-Screw Speaker Terminals: The Focal Dôme Polyglass satellite loudspeaker
employs bottom-mounted set-screw terminals which will accept bare wire up to 16
gauge. A hex-key is included to adjust the set screws.
Multi-Direction Sound w/ Flexible Mounting Options: The Focal Dôme
Polyglass satellite loudspeaker is multi-directional, so placement is flexible. The Dôme Polyglass
is ideal for rooms and spaces up to approximately 430 square feet. It can be
placed on a table-top, or mounted to the wall or ceiling.
- Integrated Table-Top Stand: The satellite loudspeaker comes with
an integrated table-top stand and a rubber foot pad which allows it to
securely set on top of a piece of AV furniture, stand, shelf, or desk. The
integrated table-top stand allows the speaker to fire directly out into the
room, or you can tilt the speaker upward (up to 90°).
- Wall/Ceiling Mount Bracket: The integrated table-top stand also
allows you to mount the speaker to the wall or ceiling with the included
mounting bracket. The rubber foot pad is removed and the included bracket is
attached to the bottom of the table-stop stand after the bracket is secured
to the wall or ceiling with the included screws. When wall-mounted, the
speaker can fire directly out into the room, or you can tilt the speaker
downward (up to 85°). When
ceiling-mounted, the speaker fires directly down into the room, or you can
tilt the speaker upward (up to 85°).
Dôme Power Subwoofer
8" Polyflex Woofer: The Focal Dôme powered subwoofer features a
down-firing 8" Polyflex woofer with rubber surround for great sounding bass when
listening to movie or music soundtracks.
100W BASH Amplifier: The Focal Dôme powered subwoofer employs a
built-in hybrid (analog/digital) 100W BASH amplifier for dynamic bass response.
Bass Reflex: Enclosure: The Dôme powered subwoofer has a sleek,
rounded enclosure design with a down-firing port. It's round shape & design
resembles that of a "dome", which is ideal to avoid internal resonances that
distort and add coloration. The bass port is finely tuned to prevent unwanted
port noise and distortion. The Dôme powered sub is available in a gloss
white or gloss black finish.
LFE & High-Level Input: The Focal Dôme powered subwoofer is outfitted
with a both a high-level and LFE input. The high-level input consists of a
proprietary 4-pin connector and comes with an 8' proprietary speaker cable which
will connect to your AV receiver's front channel speaker outputs. The LFE input
consists of a mono-RCA jack which will plug into your AV receiver's LFE output
using an optional subwoofer cable (sold separately).
Controls: The Focal Dôme powered subwoofer provides Volume,
Crossover, and Phase controls on the back panel.
- Volume Level: The volume level controls the overall
output level of the powered subwoofer, relative to the volume of the Dôme
- Low Pass Crossover: The Focal Dôme is equipped with a
variable low-pass crossover which can be set between 60Hz and 170Hz. There
is a specific setting on the low-pass crossover labeled "Dôme" to be used
for this system. The low-pass crossover is only for the sub's high-level
input. If your AV receiver is equipped with an LFE output, make sure the set
the powered sub's low-pass crossover to the max frequency setting of 170Hz.
- Phase Switch: The phase switch allows for the
adjustment of the phase of the powered subwoofer in relation to the Dôme
- either 0° or 180°. If the bass sounds
muddy or unclear, adjusting the phase control can sometimes strengthen the
Auto On/Standby: The Focal Dôme powered subwoofer will
automatically power on when it detects an audio signal and go into standby mode
when there is not audio signal present for approximately 5 minutes. You can also
choose to manually turn the power of the sub on and off.
Placement Options: The Focal Dôme powered subwoofer can be
simply placed on the floor. Focal recommends placing the powered subwoofer in a
corner towards the front of the room near the front Dôme satellite speakers for optimum bass