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VERSATILITY AND FUNCTIONALITY

Shape 50 is the versatile monitoring loudspeaker par excellence. This monitor can be used from 30″ away (80cm), and it has very extended low end frequency response (50Hz) considering its compact design. Thanks to this design and to the numerous settings, this monitor is ideal for rooms measuring less than 130ft2 (12m2).
KEY FEATURES

• Tweeter with very low directivity for a flexible listening position
 
• Designed without a port, but with a double passive radiator, allowing it to be placed near a wall.
 
• Numerous settings for optimal integration
 
• Accurate control, even in the very high end
 
• Flax sandwich cone: controlled and articulated bass, natural and detailed lower mid-range and upper mid-range registers.
 
• Mounting mechanisms present on the back and underneath the loudspeaker: for installing on a table stand, a microphone stand, the ceiling or a wall (Mounting accessories not supplied).
 
Designed without a rear bass port - allows placing directly in front of a wall
Power: 85 W Class AB
Woofer: 5" thomann Flax Cone
Tweeter: 1" Aluminium-magnesium
5" Double-passive membrane
Frequency range (+/- 3 dB): 50 - 35,000 Hz
Max SPL peak @ 1 m (musical signal): 106 dB
Input impedance: 10 kOhm
Settings: High pass filter, bass, middle, high
Power switch
Automatic standby function
Connections: XLR and RCA
Thread for ceiling and wall brackets (mounting accessories not included)
Dimensions thomann (W x D x H): 191 x 242 x 312 mm
Weight: 6.5 kg
Housing: 12 mm MDF - Vinyl, walnut, black
 
 

THE REFERENCE OF THE LINE


Shape 50 is the reference of the Shape line. Although it’s dedicated to nearfield monitoring, this monitor enables extraordinary monitoring quality, in the lowest to the highest frequencies. Simply a must, this monitor will express its full potential from a listening distance of three feet away (1 metre).

The three monitors are all made in France and integrate five innovations to maximise acoustic transparency. Designed to meet the needs of nearfield monitoring, Shape monitors combine an ingenuous design and numerous settings optimised for the acoustics of small listening rooms.

These innovations provide remarkable acoustic transparency. These new work tools distinguish themselves through the wide and extremely precise stereo image. The bass register is articulated and controlled. The lower mid-range and mid-range benefit from extreme neutrality, and without any masking effects, making equalisation of these essential registers much easier. 

Finally, the new tweeter is what’s at the source of the very high definition. It efficiently reveals any hissing, and it’s also very precise in the very high end.

NIC - NEUTRAL INDUCTANCE


STABILISING THE MAGNETIC FIELD
The precision and detail of audio reproduction depend on the stability of the magnetic field.

After having pushed back the limits in electromagnetic technology, our teams discovered the fact that beyond the magnetic field intensity and its homogeneity within the gap, there was a dynamic aspect we had no control over.

The magnetic field is not stable because it is modulated by three factors:

the movement of the voice coil (Lenz's law),
the current passing through it (Foucault current),
the frequency.

TMD - TUNED MASS DAMPER


THE OBSESSION WITH THE MIDRANGE

The midrange register is no doubt the most complicated to control in a sound system. On one hand, there must be a smooth transition with the bass. On the other hand, it must be tuned to the tweeter in terms of dispersion and acceleration. This determines the homogeneity of the timbre and spatialisation.

For the past 20 years, we have been working on mastering the "break up" (the frequency at which the cone becomes deformed, leading to distortion) of our 3rd generation "W" cones and on drastically reducing the resonance of the tweeter with the IAL 2. 

Today, thanks to the power of finite element analysis, our teams have developed simulation software to visualise the dynamic behaviour of the suspension which connects the cone to the basket, thus revealing the performance issues requiring attention.

FLAX SANDWICH CONE


Made in France but affordable, Flax cones are oriented towards acoustic performance, high-tech and give an original design to the brand’s speaker drivers!

After more than five years of research and development, engineers at Focal reveal in 2013 a new cone made of high-quality flax fibers. F cone are characterised by their natural sound, with low coloration, their richness of reproduction in the midrange register and their tighter bass.

THE UNIQUE QUALITIES OF FLAX
F cones are made of high-quality flax fibers core enclosed by two thin layers of glass fiber. They satisfy the key criteria of a high performance diaphragm : high internal damping, high velocity of sound and high flexural rigidity.

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