5 Dome Flax Satellite Speakers
Wireless Powered Subwoofer
5 Dôme Flax Satellite Speakers
Dome Flax Satellite Loudspeaker: The Focal Dôme Flax Pack
5.1 includes five of Focal's Dôme Flax satellite loudspeakers. Focal's Dôme Flax
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
Flax uses a two-way driver configuration with a 1" Aluminum/Magnesium inverted
dome tweeter and a 4" Flax cone woofer for a natural, multi-directional
1" Aluminum/Magnesium Inverted Dome Tweeter: The Focal Dôme
Flax 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" Flax Cone Woofer: The Focal Dôme Flax satellite
loudspeaker utilizes a 4" Flax cone woofer. The flax cone is made in France and
exclusively by Focal since 2013. With its original design, the cone is entirely
oriented towards acoustic performance. It is made of high quality flax fiber
enclosed by two thin layers of glass fiber. The Flax cone is characterized by
its natural sound, with low coloration, its richness of reproduction in the
midrange register and its tighter bass. The lightness of the fiber satisfies the
criteria of high internal damping, high velocity and high flexural rigidity.
Flax is twice as light as fiberglass, because the fiber is hollow. It also has
very low elasticity which makes it ideal to increase the flexural rigidity of a
High-Gloss Lacquered Aluminum Enclosure: The Dôme Flax 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 Flax 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 Flax 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 Flax satellite loudspeaker is multi-directional, so placement is
flexible. The Dôme Flax 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 90°).
When ceiling-mounted, the speaker fires directly down into the room, or you
can tilt the speaker upward (up to 90°).
Wireless Powered Subwoofer
Wireless Connectivity: The Focal Sub Air is equipped with a
built-in wireless receiver and comes with an external wireless transmitter, so
you don't have to run a subwoofer cable between your AV receiver or integrated
amplifier and the powered sub. The external wireless transmitter features
LFE/RCA inputs which connect to your AV receiver or integrated amplifier's LFE
output or stereo preouts. The low-frequency audio signals from your receiver or
amplifier are then wirelessly transmitted to the Sub Air's built-in wireless
receiver. The Focal Sub Air has a wireless range of approximately 49'.
Note: The Focal Sub Air and the included wireless
transmitter come wirelessly connected from the factory. It is only possible
to connect one Sub Air powered subwoofer to one wireless transmitter at a
time, and vice-versa.
8" Cellulose Pulp Cone Woofer: The Focal Sub Air wireless
powered subwoofer features a 8" cellulose pulp cone woofer that sounds great for
movie and music soundtracks.
Note: The driver used in the Sub Air is made up of complex
mechanical elements and requires a break-in period before it delivers the
best of its performances. Focal recommends that you to let the subwoofer
operate for about twenty hours at medium level, playing standard music
programs, but with a large amount of bass.
110W BASH Amplifier: The Focal Sub Air wireless powered
subwoofer employs a built-in 110W (RMS)/150W Peak) BASH amplifier for dynamic
Bass Reflex Enclosure: The Focal Sub Air wireless powered
subwoofer utilizes a bass reflex enclosure with a side-firing bass port for
added efficiency and bigger bass response. The bass port has been finely tuned
to prevent port noise and distortion. The enclosure is available in a gloss
black or gloss white lacquer finish.
Sub Controls: The Focal Sub Air provides Volume, Crossover,
and Phase controls on the bottom-panel.
- Volume Level: The volume level controls the overall
output level of the powered subwoofer, relative to the volume of the Dôme
Flax satellite speakers.
- Low Pass Crossover: The Focal Sub Air is equipped with
a variable low-pass crossover which can be set between 50Hz and 200Hz. If
your AV receiver is equipped with an LFE output, make sure the set the Sub
Air's low-pass crossover to the "LFE" setting.
- Phase Switch: The phase switch allows for the
adjustment of the phase of the powered subwoofer in relation to the Dôme
Flax speakers - either 0° or 180°.
If the bass sounds muddy or unclear, adjusting the phase control can
sometimes strengthen the bass performance.
LFE/RCA Input: If you prefer a wired connection, the Focal
Sub Air is also equipped with an LFE/stereo RCA input on the bottom-panel. Use
the RCA input jack labeled "Right/LFE" for an LFE connection to your AV
receiver. You will need to run a subwoofer cable (sold separately) from your AV
receiver or integrated amplifier's LFE/RCA output to the powered sub.
Auto On/Standby: The Focal Sub Air will automatically power
on when it detects an audio signal and go into standby mode when there is not
audio signal present. You can also choose to manually turn the power of the Sub
Air on and off.
Mounting & Placement Options: The Focal Sub Air wireless
powered subwoofer can be simply placed on the floor using the included rubber
feet or even mounted to a wall using the included wall-mount kit. Focal
recommends placing the Sub Air wireless powered subwoofer in a corner towards
the front of the room near the front satellite speakers for optimum bass performance and a +6dB boost in bass
AC Power Requirements: Both the wireless powered subwoofer
and wireless transmitter will require AC power. The wireless powered sub
includes an 8' detachable AC power cord. The wireless transmitter includes an AC
power adapter with an attached 6' DC cord.