Focal Kanta No 2 Floorstanding Loudspeaker (Each)
PERFORMANCE MEETS STYLE
3-way floor standing speaker
Be surprised by Kanta, highly original speakers that will reconnect you with your music. Entirely dedicated to acoustic performance and with a resolutely bewitching aesthetic: that, in a nutshell, is the Kanta DNA! It took three years of research and development to create this model, Kanta No. 2, the first in the range. With their new materials and effectiveness-focused design that give them their powerful identity, they come straight from our engineers' hearts.
Focal offers a hitherto unknown amalgamation of technologies: the marriage of Beryllium, in the latest generation IAL3 tweeter, with Flax, for the midrange and bass drivers. The result is precise, detailed sound brimming with warmth and musicality. This is the start of a new era for those who love sound...
For the very first time, a Flax sandwich cone speaker has been combined with a Beryllium tweeter. Flax is the answer to the low mass/rigidity/damping equation, leading to sound clarity and precision. This unique Flax/Beryllium combination gives music incredible warmth and musicality. Made in France, this patented flax cone has already proven itself in Focal home and in-car speakers. The midrange speaker uses TMD (Tuned Mass Damping) suspension, and every Kanta speaker is also equipped with an NIC (Neutral Inductance Circuit) motor, which stabilises the magnetic field for perfectly defined sound and better controlled bass.
Everything is designed and made to create acoustic softness and warmth: the density and stiffness of the front panel and cabinet materials, softened angles and double port vents. The front panel is made of a new material to suit the acoustic parameters. It is moulded in one piece from High Density Polymer (HDP). This material has excellent performance: it is 70% denser than MDF, 15% stiffer and provides 25% more damping. The one-piece front panel totally eliminates any sound diffraction. Kanta incorporates Power Flow technology with two vents, on the front and rear faces, to limit bass compression.
Focal's research is geared towards reducing distortion in every register. With Kanta, the treble register is reproduced by a new pure Beryllium tweeter. This IAL3 tweeter combines the IAL (Infinite Acoustic Loading) and IHL (Infinite Horn Loading) tweeters features, both of which help with the absorption of waves, thus lowering the tweeter frequency.
Our engineers have revisited their choice of ‘Focus Time’, which corrects speaker alignment, making them the same distance from the ear. The cabinet is made in one-piece integrally moulded wood. The Zamac base also brings out masses of character. With its spikes and cups, the base provides great stability from a very small footprint. Final details: the glass-covered top and magnetic grilles. When these are removed, they reveal the speakers' flax cones, the final design touch that gives Kanta its unique look.
Several combinations are available with Kanta, to blend seamlessly into any style of interior.
The Carrara White and Black Lacquer gloss finishes offer elegant and timeless white or black. In both cases, the finish covers the entire loudspeaker, cabinet and front panel.
The cabinet is also available in two walnut veneer finishes: Walnut High Gloss or Walnut Mat. The Walnut High Gloss model features a Black Lacquer front panel. Meanwhile, the Walnut Mat models are combined with two front panels in either: Ivory or Dark Grey, with a matt finish.
Type 3 way bass-reflex floorstanding loudspeaker Drivers Two 61/2" (16.5cm) Flax woofer with NIC motor 61/2" (16.5cm) Flax midrange with TMD suspension and NIC motor 11/16" (27mm) ‘IAL3’ pure Beryllium inverted dome tweeter Sensitivity (2,83V/1m) 91dB Frequency Response (+/-3dB) 35Hz - 40kHz Low Frequency Point (- 6dB) 29Hz Nominal Impedance 8Ω Minimum Impedance 3.1Ω Recommended Amplifier Power 40 - 300W Crossover Frequency 260Hz - 2,700Hz Dimensions (HxWxD) 44 x 125/8 x 183/4" (1,118 x 321 x 477mm) Net weight (with front grille) 77.2lbs (35kg) Packaging dimensions (HxWxD) 495/8 x 169/16 x 273/16" (1,260 x 420 x 690mm) Total weight (including packaging) 88.2lbs (40kg)