Our friends at Focal recently announced the release of their two newest studio monitors: the Alpha 50 Evo and Alpha 65 Evo! The new monitors will replace their current Focal Alpha 50 and 65 models in that range, while the current Alpha 80 are still available.
“Dedicated to music creation and all reproduction, the Alpha 50 Evo and Alpha 65 Evo offer excellent sound coherence, no matter where a user is listening. For renewed performance, Focal has chosen an aluminum inverted dome tweeter to ensure vast sound dispersion, as well as the Slatefiber cone. This recycled carbon cone, produced exclusively by the French brand at its Saint-Étienne workshops, has been chosen for its neutrality and dynamics. Focal is constantly renewing its offerings, drawing on its acoustics expertise of over 40-years and its innovation capacity. This is demonstrated by the new large laminar port, which limits distortion noise.
The Alpha Evo monitors boast a new 6.35mm TRS input jack, in addition to the XLR and RCA analog inputs, an automatic standby mode that can now be switched off by the user, and inserts for wall and ceiling fastening. All these new features make Alpha Evo a truly versatile monitor range for Mixing, Mastering, DJs, and Broadcast. In terms of amplification, the monitors are each equipped with two class D amplifiers. The high current capacity of these amplifiers allows full control of the signal dynamics. They also allow high volumes to be reached without distortion. Each of the loudspeakers picks up the smallest details in the mix, across all musical styles.
The monitors feature a 5/8-inch (15mm)-thick MDF cabinet and incorporate internal braces to ensure it is highly robust, even at the highest levels of acoustic pressure. The bass-reflex design has been used to ensure easy acoustic integration in even the most cramped spaces. In terms of aesthetics, the traditional cube monitor shape makes way for rounded contours. The side panels create a sophisticated, robust, and modern design which contributes to excellent acoustics and a unique and harmonious signature style across the collections.”
The key features include:
- Excellent dynamics
- Wide dispersion enabling the same sound to be maintained throughout the entire room
- Slatefiber cone manufactured in France
- Identical tonal balance at both low and high volume
- Connect up to 3 audio sources
- Inserts for wall fastening
- Automatic standby mode can now be switched off by the user
- Protective grills included
The new Alpha Evo 50 and 65 monitors are currently retailing for $349 and $449, respectively. You can learn more about the new Alpha Evo monitors over on the Focal website, and then pick up a pair here.