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Video: Focal FPS amplifiers

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I've been a camera nut all my life, so it makes sense I'd end up being a video producer. Of course, it has been a roundabout journey for me, as I started at Crutchfield in 2007 writing about car audio gear. Over the years I've learned about all the electronic items we sell, and it is my job to make sure we are making videos that you will find useful, whether you're shopping for something specific or trying to install some new gear yourself. My job is a lot of fun because I get to play around with all the cool stuff you see on our website while I'm making videos about it. Getting hands-on with the gear helps me see what I should show you about a product, though the flip side is my personal wish list is a mile long...

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For the best amplified sound in your car, turn to Focal. This brief video introduces the FPS series of Focal amplifiers.

Video Transcript

Focal stopped by today to demonstrate their incredible line of car audio products, and if you're like me and you really like to listen to your music, I mean really listen to it, this is the kind of stuff you want. They played a track with a stand up bass player and I'm a bass player myself and we're used to getting kind of lost in the mix there, but this stand up bass I could hear every fret buzz. I could hear every time a finger tapped on the fretboard. It was just amazing.

Now one of the things Focal came to show us today was these new FPS amplifiers. These are their new amps and they won an innovation award at the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2010 trade show. They're designed by audiophiles to reproduce the most natural and beautiful sounding music, and I can tell you it blew away a room full of audiophiles today at the training session — that's no small feat here at Crutchfield.

Now, they're a dual mono block design and built with no short cuts — just serious build quality here. External capacitors you can see here on the side allow the amp to have maximum head room and just run at peak efficiency all the time.

If you're like me, and you really appreciate music, really want to listen deep to it and hear all those nuances, all the dynamics, and just hear music how it was originally performed — you need to get to know Focal. They're a company truly obsessed with doing the same. If you want to learn more about Focal, go online and check it out or give one of our advisors a call.

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