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Grande Utopia EM Evo

Focal

Floor-standing Speaker 1500W

ULTIMATE ACOUSTICS

4-WAY FLOORSTANDING LOUDSPEAKER

Grande Utopia EM integrates the Utopia III Evo line, with its legendary technological heritage. This exceptional high-fidelity loudspeaker boasts the latest exclusive innovations from Focal, and remains the ultimate choice… The sound architecture of Utopia III has been preserved, to reduce harmonic distortion in the fragile mid-range register, which is so very crucial for revealing the artist’s emotions. Both loudspeakers are equipped with the very latest Focal innovations: the NIC (Neutral Inductance Circuit) and the TMD suspension. The entire crossover system on the new speaker drivers has been redesigned. The rigidity of the Grande Utopia EM Evo cabinet has been improved using reinforcement rings positioned around the speaker drivers. The best components of their generation have also found their way into the line: cables manufactured in France, a denser acoustic material inside the subwoofer, and the double terminal boards. New finishes add the design element to a timeless silhouette. Utopia III Evo remains an iconic line. It integrates a whole series of innovations and essential detailing to create something unique. And still streets ahead of the rest.

EXCLUSIVE MEDIUM REGISTER

It was natural for us to capitalise on the research carried out in 2008, which resulted new and exclusive innovations, particularly in the mid-range register.

TMD suspension: this technology provides a linear frequency response curve between 1 and 4kHz, while significantly reducing distortion in this range. The mid-range register benefits from remarkable neutrality.

Neutral Inductance Circuit: stabilising the magnetic field was a challenge to overcome, in order to avoid harmonic distortion and intermodulation. The research carried out enabled Focal’s engineers to come up with an extremely stable magnetic circuit.

COMPONENTS TESTED IN REAL CONDITIONS

Our engineers selected the very best components on the market, choosing them from among the finest brands around after testing them in real conditions.

All the internal wiring within the units is crafted in France. While looking at the wiring aspects of these new loudspeakers, we decided to increase the wire gauge of the cabling by 20%. The results can be heard immediately: the sound is even clearer and even more natural.

Finally, for the bass register, the acoustic wadding lining we included inside the enclosure has been thickened for even tighter bass with more control and increased precision.

METALLIC COLOURS

Utopia III Evo loudspeakers are distinguished by their distinctive colours, inspired by the automotive universe. Grande Utopia EM Evo is available in Ash Grey, in addition to the timeless Black Lacquer and Carrara White. The shape of Utopia III Evo is still the same, just with a revamped, modern style.

The loudspeaker enclosure will be lacquered in the same colour all over: the front and side panels will now be identical. Detailing is also paramount; black is making a strong comeback, with a Graphite Black finish for the baskets and the tweeter enclosure. These finish choices provide an overall coherence which is more harmonious and more discreet, emphasising the originality of the new colours even more.

FOCUS TIME

Each speaker driver module is separate. The several enclosures of the Utopia III Evo and Grande Utopia EM Evo loudspeakers are articulated like a spine. They can be orientated using a lever. This adjustable Focus Time function allows you to fine-tune the sound image to perfection according to your interior.

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Technical Specifications:

Type Four-way bass-reflex floor standing loudspeaker
Speakers Electro-Magnetic 16″ (40cm) ‘W’ woofer
Multiferrite 11″ (27cm) ‘W’ midbass
2 Power Flower 6.5″ (16.5cm) ‘W’ midrange drivers with TMD suspension and NIC magnet
IAL2 pure Beryllium inverted dome 1″ (27mm) tweeter
Frequency response (+/- 3dB) 18Hz – 40kHz
Low frequency point -6dB 14Hz
Sensitivity (2.83V/1m) 94dB
Nominal impedance 8 Ohms
Minimum impedance 3 Ohms
Crossover frequency 80Hz / 220Hz / 2,300Hz
Recommended amplifier power 50 – 1500W
Dimensions (HxWxD) 2012 x 654 x 880mm
Weight (unit) 265kg

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