Focal releases 1000 Series integrated speakers

Utopia for home installations

by Andy Bassett

French speaker manufacturer Focal, has announced the 1000 Series CI speaker range which consists of in-wall and in-ceiling speakers and subwoofer options ready for Hi-Fi and home cinema installations.

Looking to bring performance gains and installation flexibility, Focal’s 1000 series has been three years in development and brings innovative speaker science, exclusive technology implementation, and French design and manufacturing to the table. It offers a discreet alternative to traditional Hi-Fi and home cinema set-ups, with no performance compromise and flexible designs with both the installer and end customer in mind.

Using flagship speaker technologies – including Beryllium tweeters and ‘W’ cones – as featured on Focal Utopia home speaker range, the 1000 Series allows for seamless sonic combination of Focal’s traditional and integrated speakers. 

The 10cm deep in-wall speakers feature an adjustable driver so that, once installed, they can be angled in any direction towards the optimum listening position. They can also be paired scalably with 1, 2, 4 or 6 subwoofers (while using only one channel of amplification), to match the room size and SPL levels desired.

Meanwhile, the in-ceiling speakers use Focal’s patented ‘Easy Quick Install’ system, for tool-free integration while the premium in-ceiling models use the same form factor as the popular Focal 300 Series, allowing for easy install upgrades.

To allow perfect integration into the environment, the magnetic speaker grilles are ready to paint and future flexibility will be  on offer when the optional on-wall frames become available.

THE FOCAL 1000 SERIES RANGE

1000 IWLCR Utopia (main image)

In-wall speaker with Utopia technology. Features Focal’s flagship Beryllium tweeter, four 6.5-inch W bass drivers and two 3-inch midrange “M” profile W drivers. Adjustable (+/- 15 °) to suit optimum listening position. Pair with up to six 1000 IWSUB Utopia subwoofers for a high end integrated home cinema experience.

Suggested pricing €6,999/£6,999/$7,499 (sold singly)

1000 IWSUB Utopia

In-wall closed subwoofer with Utopia technology. This two-part design – each featuring three 6.5-inch W bass drivers – is capable of reproducing impressive levels of powered and controlled bass. Easy to fit and scale to suit even the largest installs.

Suggested pricing €2,599/£2,599/$2,799 (sold singly)

1000 IWLCR6

Premium three-way in-wall speaker for high-end home cinema performance. Perfect for Left, Right, Centre or surround channel, the mids/tweeter section can tilt (+/-15°) to target the listening position. It can also be rotated 90° and used as a dedicated centre-channel speaker.

Suggested pricing €2,499/£2,499/$2,699 (sold singly)

1000 ICLCR5

Premium three-way angled in-ceiling speaker (56° for tweeter and midrange) - ideal for home cinema installations with no back wall. Mids/ tweeter section is adjustable to target the listening position (+/-30°). Easy Quick Install technology for tool-free installation.

Focal releases 1000 Series integrated speakers
Focal 1000 Series ICLCR5 3-way ceiling mounted speaker 

Suggested pricing €1,999/£1,999/$2,199 (sold singly)

1000 IW6

Premium two-way in-wall speaker for home cinema. Ideal for front or surround effects in smaller rooms.

Suggested pricing €1,699/£1,699/$1,799 (sold singly)

1000 ICW6

Premium in-ceiling speaker offering immense musicality and power. Easy Quick Install technology for tool-free installation. Same form factor as Focal 300 Series, making upgrades easier.

Suggested pricing €999/£999/$1,099 (sold singly)

1000 ICA6

In-ceiling speaker with 35° angle for maximum sound positioning and adjustment. Easy Quick Install technology for tool-free installation.

Suggested pricing €999/£999/$1,099 (sold singly)


The Focal 1000 Series will be available during January 2021.  

Source: Press release
Image Source: Focal

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