French audio master, Focal, today announced its top-of-the-line 1000 Series of in-wall and in-ceiling speakers and subwoofer for custom installations. Three years in development, this new flagship range claims to raise in-wall speaker performance to new levels, thanks in part to use of Beryllium tweeters; ‘W’ cones – as featured on the Focal Utopia home speaker range.
The 1000 Series consists of three in-wall speakers, three in-ceiling speakers and an in-wall subwoofer. Focal says the 1000 Series offers the ultimate discreet alternative to traditional hi-fi and home cinema set-ups, with no performance compromise. All wall speakers feature adjustable drivers that can be angled towards the optimum listening position. Wall speakers can be paired with 1, 2, 4 or 6 subwoofers (while using only one channel of amplification), to match the room size and SPL levels desired. Speakon cables provided for simpler speaker/sub connectivity.
Focal’s 1000 Series has been designed with both the installer and end customer in mind. Existing Focal customers that have the 300 Series installed should know the 1000 Series uses the same form factor, allowing for an easy upgrade path. Meanwhile, Focal’s patented ‘Easy Quick Install’ system, allows for for tool-free integration. And current owners of Focal’s floorstanding and bookshelf sized loudspeakers can expect to be able to seamlessly blend the 1000 Series into walls or ceilings where appropriate.
The Focal 1000 Series
1000 IWLCR Utopia
Exceptional in-wall speaker with Utopia technology. Features Focal’s flagship Beryllium tweeter, four 6.5-inch W bass drivers and two 3-inch midrange “M” profile W drivers. Adjustable (+/- 15 °) to suit optimum listening position. Pair with up to six 1000 IWSUB Utopia subwoofers for ultimate integrated home cinema experience. US pricing $7,499.
1000 IWSUB Utopia
In-wall closed subwoofer with Utopia technology. This two-part design – each featuring three 6.5-inch W bass drivers – is capable of reproducing incredible levels of powered and controlled bass. Easy to fit and scale to suit even the largest installs. US pricing $2,799.
Premium three-way in-wall speaker for high-end home cinema performance. Perfect for Left, Right, Centre or surround channel, the mids/tweeter section can tilt (+/-15°) to target the listening position. It can also be rotated 90° and used as a dedicated center-channel speaker. US pricing $2,699.
Premium two-way in-wall speaker for home cinema. Ideal for front or surround effects in smaller rooms. US pricing $1,799.
Premium three-way angled in-ceiling speaker (56° for tweeter and midrange) – ideal for home cinema installations with no back wall. Mids/tweeter section is adjustable to target the listening position (+/-30°). Easy Quick Install technology for tool-free installation. Same form factor as Focal 300 Series, making upgrades easier. US pricing $2,199.
Premium in-ceiling speaker offering immense musicality and power. Easy Quick Install technology for tool-free installation. Same form factor as Focal 300 Series, making upgrades easier. US pricing $1,099.
In-ceiling speaker with 35° angle for maximum sound positioning and adjustment. Easy Quick Install technology for tool-free installation. US pricing $1,099.
The Focal 1000 Series will be available in the US by the end of February 2021. For more information visit here, https://www.focal.com/us/custom-commercial-integration/collection.
About Focal Naim North America
Born from the merger of Focal, world leader in acoustic sound made in France, and Naim Audio, world leader in British-made hi-fi electronics, Vervent Audio Group’s brand subsidiaries signal a new investment phase and direction for Vervent in the US and Canada. By creating its own distribution entity, the group is striving to turn the North American territory into the market leader for Focal which turned 40 in 2019, and Naim which just turned 45.
About Vervent Audio Group
Vervent Audio Group was born in 2011, incorporating Focal and Naim Audio. Each brand brings its own expertise: Focal is a French manufacturer of loudspeaker technologies and hi-fi speakers, whose expertise extends to pro-audio speakers, in-car audio, custom install products and headphones. Naim is a renowned British electronics specialist, specializing in two-channel Hi-Fi, multi-room music streaming systems, amplifiers and music servers. Both are recognized as exceptional brands in their countries: Naim is a multiple Queen’s Award winner, while Focal is designated by the French state as an Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant. Together, they have united their unique areas of excellence & innovation and constitute a High-Fidelity reference point in the world. Vervent Audio’s key markets are Europe, Asia and North America; strategic territories in which the Group open Focal Powered by Naim flagship stores.