Finding measurements This is the big problem with this brand which enjoys a very good rating in France thanks to its glorious past and some fans go so far as to say that Cabasse coaxials are the best in the world or at least the equal of KEF or Genelec but personally I've never seen measurements ... it would be nice if a copy arrived at Amir ... one day maybe?
I have unprofessionally measured mc170 with my studio calibration mic and rew. Low thd, flat in the midrange but then there's like a +5db high shelf at 13 khz which makes them sound sort of analytical but never harsh I guess that'll compensate for most people hearing loss anyway. Budget killer and a no brainer in France as they are sold 350 a pair on sales (original price was 650 and they are competing more in this segment). But the Atlantic toll seems very expensive if they are 3 times that price in NA it's prob not worth it for our American friends.Finding measurements This is the big problem with this brand which enjoys a very good rating in France thanks to its glorious past and some fans go so far as to say that Cabasse coaxials are the best in the world or at least the equal of KEF or Genelec but personally I've never seen measurements ... it would be nice if a copy arrived at Amir ... one day maybe?
EQ for Focal Dome Flax computed from ASR data Preference Score 1.05 with EQ 2.27 Generated from http://github.com/pierreaubert/spinorama/generate_peqs.py v0.24 Dated: 2023-08-30-13:06:54 Preamp: -3.6 dB Filter 1: ON PK Fc 128 Hz Gain +1.89 dB Q 2.33 Filter 2: ON PK Fc 128 Hz Gain +1.62 dB Q 4.60 Filter 3: ON PK Fc 207 Hz Gain -1.55 dB Q 1.43 Filter 4: ON PK Fc 478 Hz Gain +2.11 dB Q 0.82 Filter 5: ON PK Fc 903 Hz Gain +1.86 dB Q 5.51 Filter 6: ON PK Fc 2014 Hz Gain -4.93 dB Q 1.52 Filter 7: ON PK Fc 2721 Hz Gain +5.95 dB Q 2.42
For the little there is up there in usual Atmos mixing they'll do the spacial effects ok. And it looks great !I wouldn't get these speakers unless they helped solve a room challenge. I used them in our prior condo as Atmos speakers. We had a concrete ceiling that required surface mount speakers. It was a living room, not a dedicated space, so size and aesthetics mattered. I've attached a picture that I took before we moved—with Sewell Ghost Wire (also available from Monoprice), we had speakers that met our constraints. I hesitate to confess (prior) ownership of a headless panther speaker, but it did what we needed it to do.
The mounting hardware worked well, offering both rotation and tilt. I think I crossed them over at 150 Hz or 200 Hz. I didn't have Amir's excellent measurements, but I figured a small woofer and tiny cabinet meant the bass was a tradeoff. I'm not surprised by the uneven response, that seems par for the course for Focal (not my favorite brand, as others note, why can't they just be decent?). For everything bad about these speakers, they did a nice job giving us 7.2.4 in a living room (rest of that system was Aerial Acoustics 7B & CC3B for LCR, Revel W563 for side/rear surrounds), and Rythmik L22 subs).
I just looked in my email and retail was $400/ea a few years ago, so prices have gone up quite a bit.
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