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Dome 5.1 Flax

Focal

Home Cinema 5.1 Set

FLAX FIBER, UNIQUE SKILLS

Dôme Flax is a high-end system made in France, characterized by its miniature and « high-tech » design. Thanks to its Flax cone, made of linen, this 5.1 system gets a major improvement in definition and intelligibility of dialogues as well as a larger spacialization thanks to a better linearity of the frequency response. A true return to nature for your films!

Room size: 320ft2 to 430ft2

The Dôme Flax system is associated with the wireless subwoofer Sub Air for a 5.1 configuration. Free from any cables, Sub Air offers an intense and deep sound and perfectly fits into all kinds of spaces with its flat and compact design.

FLAX SANDWICH CONE

Made in France but affordable, Flax cones are oriented towards acoustic performance, high-tech and give an original design to the brand’s speaker drivers!

After more than five years of research and development, engineers at Focal reveal in 2013 a new cone made of high-quality flax fibers. F cone are characterized by their natural sound, with low coloration, their richness of reproduction in the midrange register and their tighter bass.

THE UNIQUE QUALITIES OF FLAX

F cones are made of high-quality flax fibers core enclosed by two thin layers of glass fiber. They satisfy the key criteria of a high performance diaphragm : high internal damping, high velocity of sound and high flexural rigidity.

Rigidity

All these criteria cannot be met by a mono-material cone. Sandwich technology greatly influences the neutrality of the sound produced by the cone, something, which has always been Focal’s hallmark. The expertise gained from the sandwich technology of the Utopia and K2 Power ranges enabled Focal to develop a revolutionary flax-fiber cone conciliating the 3 criteria.

Lightness

FLAX FIBER, UNIQUE SKILLS

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 sandwich structure. Moreover, it can be obtained in non-woven bundles of considerable diameter and it can therefore produce the thickness required for a sandwich.

Internal damping

Composite materials have properties suitable for applications where both rigidity and low mass are required. However, their disadvantage is that they lack damping, which leads to very poor control of vibrations. Recent developments in this field combining composites and natural fibers have brought unexpected opportunities. Flax fiber has an excellent internal damping of the same order of magnitude as the glass or Kevlar® fibers or aluminum.

MADE IN FRANCE AND AFFORDABLE

Flax cones are designed and manufactured in France, from French flax fiber. France is the main cultivator in Europe of fiber flax, principally in Flanders, Picardy, Normandy and the Pas-de-Calais region. French flax is considered the best in the world.

Synthetic fibers or foams originating from petrochemical resources are subject to inflation linked to the sharp rise in crude oil prices. Organic or ecological textiles, like flax, are thus becoming more and more price competitive.

Because the “W” or “K2” sandwich have to be manufactured by hand, their range of application remains limited for reasons of cost. The industrial process developed to manufacture the “F” cones bring it within reach of very price competitive product ranges.

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Technical Specifications (Sub Air):

Bass: 1 x 8” (20cm) Polyglass Woofer
Amplifier: 110W RMS
Frequency response (±3dB):  40Hz – 200Hz
Low frequency point (-6dB): 35Hz
Crossover:  Variable crossover 50Hz to 200Hz
Phase: Phase inverter 0°/180°
Auto power on: Yes
LFE Input: Yes
High Level Input:  No
Dimensions (HxWxD)  410 x 360 x 160mm
Net weight: 7.65kg

Technical Specifications (Dome Satellite):

Type: 2-way compact sealed speaker
Drivers: 4″ (10cm) Flax mid-bass, 1″ (25mm) Al/Mg inverted dome tweeter
Frequency response (±3dB):  80Hz – 28 kHz
Low frequency point (-6dB): 8 ohms
Minimum impedance: 4 ohms
Crossover Frequency: 2500Hz
Recommended amplifier power: 25 – 100W
Dimensions (HxWxD)  172 x 144 x 143mm
Net weight: 1.9kg

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