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Focal SM9

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High End 3-way active near field / midfield studio monitor


 This monitoring speaker establishes itself as a reference thanks to the precision of the stereo image, its capacity to reproduce each of the micro details of the audio signal , as well as unconditional respect of the original dynamics.

One of the major SM9 innovations lies in the fact of offering 2 monitoring speakers in only one and unique cabinet. The SM9 is thus composed of 2 monitors: a 3 way monitor and a 2 way monitor.

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-Frequency response : 3-way mode : 30Hz - 40kHz (+/- 3dB) / 40Hz - 20kHz (+/- 1dB) - 2-way mode (Focus) : 90Hz - 20kHz (+/- 3dB)

-Maximum SPL : 3-way mode : 116dB SPL (peak @ 1m) / 2-way mode (Focus) : 106dB SPL (peak @ 1m)

-Input : Type / Impedance : Electronically balanced / 10 kOhms / Connector : XLR / Sensitivity : Adjustable, +4dBu or -10dBV

-Bass : 400W, class AB

-Midrange- : 100W, class AB

-Treble : 100W, class AB

-Power supplies : Local supply : 230V (3.15A fuse), 115V (6.3A) - Connection: IEC inlet and detachable power cord

-Indicators :

-Rear panel

-Input sensitivity selector (+4dBu / -10dBV)

-High-pass crossover (full range, 45, 60, 90Hz @ -6dB)

-Low frequency shelving (+/- 3dB from 30 to 250Hz per step of 0.5dB)

-High frequency shelving (+/- 3dB from 4.5 to 40kHz per step of 0.5dB)

-Low frequency EQ (+/- 3dB per step of 0.5dB @ 50Hz, Q factor = 2)

-Low-mid frequency EQ (+/- 3dB per step of 0.5dB @ 160Hz, Q factor = 1)

-Mid frequency EQ (+/- 3dB per step of 0.5dB @ 1kHz, Q factor = 0.6)

-Side panel

-Stand By / On switch

-Direct switch

-Focus switch

-warning light : Power On, clipping and default on front panel LED

-Passive radiator : 11WPP52, 11” (27cm) Focal “W” composite sandwich cone piston, extra wide inverted surround radiator

-Subwoofer: 8W7571, 8” (20cm) Focal “W” composite sandwich cone driver

-Midrange : 6W0452, 6.5” (16.5cm) Focal “W” composite sandwich cone driver

-Tweeter : TB872, 1” pure Beryllium inverted dome tweeter

-Construction : 0.88”(22mm) and 1.2” (30mm) panels with internal braces

-Finish : Black natural veneering top and bottom panels, black body

-Dimensions : 12.8” x 19.6” x 15.6” (320mm x 490mm x 390mm)

-Net weight : 77lb (35kg)

Listening to the SM9 in full-range mode is an illuminating and revelatory experience…

…the detail and overall balance across the frequency spectrum was, quite simply, among the best that I have come across.

Sound On Sound

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I’m sold. The imaging is spectacular and they provide a flat, smooth and natural sound regardless of volume level.

Pro Sound Network

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Our expectations were high and the SM9s didn’t disappoint. Essentially they sound like utterly superb nearfield monitors

Music Tech

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Once you hear them, you can’t ignore the SM9s’ sonic superiority, clean quiet power, and unique features…

Mix Magazine

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