Active Studio Monitor Speaker: The Focal 50 is an active two-way near
field professional monitoring loudspeaker. This powered studio monitor speaker
performs just as well with instrumental music as with electronic music, and is
characterized by its great versatility.
Two-Way Speaker Design: The Focal Alpha 50 studio monitor powered
speaker utilizes a two-way speaker design with one 1" aluminum inverted-dome
tweeter and one 5" polyglass woofer for a frequency response of 45Hz to 22kHz
Bi-Amplification: The Focal Alpha 50 studio monitor speaker is powered
by two built-in class-AB amplifiers. A 20-watt amplifier is used for the
tweeter, while a 35-watt amplifier drives the woofer. The amplifier design
offers identical tonal balance at low and high volumes.
Bass Reflex Enclosure: The Focal 50 features a bass reflex cabinet
with two front-firing ports for greater efficiency and bigger bass. The cabinet
is rigid and well damped to prevent unwanted distortion caused by vibration.
XLR & RCA Inputs: The Alpha 50 studio monitor powered speaker is
fitted with both XLR & RCA inputs. There is a single balanced XLR (10kΩ)
connector and one unbalanced RCA (10kΩ) connector.
Up to two audio sources can be connected to speaker at one time.
HF Shelving: The HF Shelving potentiometer permits to activate or not
a correction of the sound level from 4.5kHz. We advise you to set it on +2dB
when the premises acoustics naturally softens this frequency range (mat
environment). When the premises acoustics is neutral, 0dB setting is
recommended. -2 or -3dB are recommended when the premises acoustics naturally
increases this frequency range (bright environment).
Low Shelving: The LF Shelving potentiometer permits to
activate or not a correction of the sound level under 300Hz. We advise you to
set the LF Shelving potentiometer on +2dB when the premises acoustics naturally
soften that frequency range. We advise you to set the LF Shelving potentiometer
on 0 when the premises acoustics is neutral. We advise you to set the LF
potentiometer on -2, -4, or -6dB when the loudspeakers are placed next to a wall
or an angle.
Sensitivity Switch: This switch function is to allow more SPL from the
monitor if necessary. The available sensitivities are 0dB and +6dB. We recommend
you to set the sensitivity on 0dB. The +6dB is an interesting solution when you
want more SPL whereas your audio source is already reaching its output limit.
Automatic Standby Mode: The Focal Alpha 50 goes into Standby Mode
after approximately 30 minutes of no signal. Once the speaker senses an audio
signal, it will turn back on automatically.
Placement: It is recommended that you position the two studio monitor
speakers in an equilateral triangle. The three points of the triangle are composed of the two monitors and your listening position.
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