Focal Kanta No1 Speakers

$5,999.00
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3-way floor standing speaker

Stands are sold as a pair for an additional $999.

This bookshelf loudspeaker from the Kanta N°1 line will discreetly blend into any unit or stand: it is the perfect solution for rooms under 270 ft2 (25 m²). Entirely dedicated to acoustic performance and with a resolutely personal aesthetic: that, in a nutshell, is the Kanta DNA! After three years of research, Focal offers a new combination of exclusive technologies: the marriage of Beryllium, in the next generation IAL3 tweeter, and Flax, for the midrange and bass speaker drivers. The result? A precise, detailed sound, brimming with warmth and musicality. It is the start of a new era for those who love sound... There’s a surprise in store right from the start of your listening experience, in the form of the extent of the bass frequency response for its dimensions. When positioned in an enclosed space such as this, or near to a wall, a piece of foam can be slid into the vent to optimize the bass even further.

Another strong point of the line is its bold look that puts the finishing touch on this acoustic masterpiece with a resolutely modern and bewitching design! With eight front panel finishes, gloss or matt, there are several possible combinations. So many styles, each one so different from the next, means there’s something for everyone. Kanta has become a veritable, ultra-stylish, designer object that will become the star of your interior.

Marriage of materials: Beryllium and Flax

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 a NIC (Neutral Inductance Circuit) motor, which stabilizes the magnetic field for perfectly defined sound and better-controlled bass.

Cabinet-work: High-Density Polymer

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 molded 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.

New tweeter: Distortion is the Enemy

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.

Design: Performance Meets Style

Style — and That's All

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 molded 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.

Finishes: Latest Fashion or Classic

A wide range of combinations are available to fit into every interior space. The cabinet is available in High Gloss black lacquer and Walnut. For each of these, there are four front panels colors, in two finishes. With the High Gloss black cabinet, there are four front panels available: High Gloss Carrara White, Gauloise Blue, Solar Yellow, and Black Lacquer. With the wood finish cabinet, there are four front panels available: Ivory, Warm Taupe, Gauloise Blue and Dark Grey in Matt Finishes.


Awards

HiFi Choice Recommended Product Award
HiFi News Highly Recommended Product Award
HiFi Show 2019 Top High End Product of the Year Award

Press and Reviews

Hi Fi Choice Review
Hi-Fi Choice

by David Price
Sep. 2019

Hi Fi World Review
Hi-Fi World

by Jon Myles
Aug. 2019

Hi Fi News Review
Hi Fi News

by Nick Tate
Jun. 2019

Specs

General Features

Type
3 way bass-reflex floor standing loudspeaker
Drivers
One 6 1/2" (16.5cm) Flax bass-midrange with TMD suspension and NIC motor
1 1/16" (27mm) ‘IAL3’ pure Beryllium inverted dome tweeter
Sensitivity
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