Focal Kanta N°2 au Festival SON & IMAGE 2017


Kanta N°2 Speakers (Pair)

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Focal Kanta N°2 au Festival SON & IMAGE 2017

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3-Way Floor Standing Speakers

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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.

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, White and Walnut. For each of these, there are four front panels colors, in two finishes: Ivory, Taupe, Black and Dark Grey in matte and gloss finishes.

Press and Reviews

The Best Floorstanding Speakers | Buyers Guide 2022
Best Speakers 2022

by Part Time Audiophile
by Nov. 2021

HiFi Plus Review

by Eric Nuff
Jan. 2018

HIFi News Review
HiFi News

by Cliff Joseph
Jan. 2018

Part-time Audiophile Review
Part-time Audiophile

by Grover Neville
Jan. 2021

Part Time Audiophile Best Floorstanding 2021
Part Time Audiophile

by Editorial Staff
May. 2021

Technical Features

3 way bass-reflex floor standing loudspeaker
Two 6 1/2" (16.5cm) Flax woofer with NIC motor
6 1/2" (16.5cm) Flax midrange with TMD suspension and NIC motor
1 1/16" (27mm) ‘IAL3’ pure Beryllium inverted dome tweeter
Frequency Response (+/-3dB)
35Hz - 40kHz
Low Frequency Point (- 6dB
Nominal Impedance
Minimum Impedance
Recommended Amplifier Power
40 - 300W
Crossover Frequency
260Hz - 2,700Hz
Dimensions (HxWxD)
44 1/64 x 12 41/64 x 18 25/32" (1,118 x 321 x 477mm)
Net weight (with front grille)
77.2lbs (35kg)
Packaging dimensions (HxWxD)
49 39/64 x 16 17/32 x 27 11/64" (1,260 x 420 x 690mm)
Total weight (including packaging)
88.2lbs (40kg)

Package Includes

  • Pair of Speakers
  • three year warranty*

*Speakers must be registered within three months of purchase.