About the Focal Performance Sub P 20F
The flax connection
The flax connection
If you've heard Focal speakers, then you know that their reputation for quality is well-deserved. Focal's designers never hesitate to think outside the box when it comes to speaker innovation. To create their Performance Series speakers and subs, for example, they spent five years developing a super-lightweight, extra-rigid cone material made from a layer of flax fibers sandwiched between two layers of glass fibers. You get the warmth of natural fiber combined with the supreme accuracy of a more rigid cone material.
You won't believe it's an 8" sub.
An 8" sub that thinks it's a giant
Focal's Performance Sub P 20F 8" sub delivers performance way beyond its size, using its 1-1/2" voice coil and double magnets to handle up to 250 watts RMS. It works equally well in compact sealed or ported enclosures, so it's a great candidate for great bass in a smaller vehicle. If you're putting together a system, make sure to take a look at the Focal component speaker systems that feature the same "Flax Sandwich" cones.
- 8" 4-ohm component subwoofer
- glass fiber/flax/glass fiber laminate cone
- rubber surround
- handles up to 250 watts RMS (500 watts peak)
- frequency response: 39-500 Hz
- sensitivity: 82.5 dB
- sealed box volume: 0.35-0.53 cubic feet
- ported box volume: 0.35-0.71 cubic feet
- grille not included
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # SUB P 20F
What's in the box:
- One 8" Single voice coil subwoofer
- Rubber trim ring/gasket (installed)
- Six 3/4" Self tapping screws
- User manual (English/ French)
- FOCAL decal
- Specifications printed on the box
Focal Performance Sub P 20F reviews
The Focal P20f is hands-down the best 8" sub I've ever worked with. The materials are very high quality, the cone gives a natural texture to the sound, and the design keeps the bass extremely tight and punchy. I have a single P20f in the cabin of my Altima and it is just enough to round out the music without being too much. Powering with 300W from a Focal amp, in a .5 cubic foot sealed box. Overall, I absolutely love this sub. If you have the ability to place your subwoofer in the cabin, a single P20f will do wonders. If it must be placed in the trunk, I would instead recommend a single/dual 10" or 12". This is the easiest 5 stars I've given any piece of gear to date.
Pros: -Tight and punchy bass -Exceptional build quality -Looks amazing -High quality connectors -Hits harder than expected -Plays cleanly when pushed hard
Cons: -May not be powerful enough for trunk placement -Does not reach low enough for rap/hip hop/EDM
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More details on the Focal Performance Sub P 20F
Features & specs
|Ideal Sealed Box Volume (cubic feet)||N/A|
|Ideal Ported Box Volume (cubic feet)||N/A|
|Port diameter (inches)||2.75|
|Port length (inches)||13.781|
|Dual Voice Coil||No|
82.5 dB at 2.83 volts |
|Frequency Response||39 - 500 Hz|
|Max RMS Power Handling||250|
|Peak Power Handling (Watts)||500|
|Top Mount Depth (inches)||4 5/8|
|Bottom Mount Depth (inches)||N/A|
|Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)||7 1/8|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Cone: The woofer cone is a sandwich design, with a 0.6mm flax center between two 0.2mm glass layers. This combination of materials results in a neutral sound without coloration.
Surround: The rubber surround is resistant to ultraviolet rays, temperature extremes, and humidity to add to the speaker's reliability and longevity.
Spring-Posts: The spring-post speaker terminals offer easy connection of single banana plugs or bare wire up to 10 gauge.
Rubber Gasket: The gasket/mounting-ring ensures better chassis damping and prevents air leakage. The rubber gasket is removable.
Sealed Box Volume: Focal recommends a sealed enclosure with a volume between 10 liters (0.35 ft³) and 15 liters (0.53 ft³).
Ported Box Volume: Focal recommends a ported enclosure with a volume between 10 liters (0.35 ft³) and 20 liters (0.71 ft³) using a single port tube (size in the table below):
Vented Enclosure Specifications (using 3/4" MDF construction)
|Internal Volume||0.35 ft³||0.53 ft³||0.71 ft³|
|Port||2-3/4" diameter x 11-13/16" long||2-3/4" diameter x 13-25/32" long||2-3/4" diameter x 13-25/32" long|
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