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FOCAL - Aria 936 Tower Speakers (Walnut) **SCRATCH & DENT**


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Reference-Level Sound, Superb Dynamics, Powerful Bass, and Incredible Extension: Stellar Realism, Feature Spectacular Looks

Designed for breathtaking stereo playback, the Focal Aria 936 tower loudspeaker delivers immersive dynamics, spacious detail, prized neutrality, and Focal's signature linearity. Audition Aria 936, and you'll savor expansive, balanced, and cohesive sound that unravels the micro-details that make listening to your cherished recordings a new experience. Now at a special price for the holidays, Aria 936 will grace your listening space for decades to come. Act fast, as our supplies are limited.

Natural Ease, Engaging Richness, and Assertive Punch: Upgraded Cones, Tweeters, and Drivers
For Aria 936, Focal designed a new cone material called "F cones" – a high-grade sandwich of glass fiber and flax that plays with a natural ease, low coloration, and addictive richness. Flax is used for its high rigidity, speed, and internal damping. Aria 936's upgraded TNF aluminum/magnesium inverted-dome tweeters boast phase-optimized crossovers and Poron suspension – elements that improves linearity and dispersion. Aria 936's bass and midrange drivers also gain from years of Focal research and refinement. Specially injected Zamak baskets and Klippel motor systems produce assertive punch, definition, and dynamics. Gorgeous to look at, the cabinets showcase real walnut veneered side panels, a glass top, and an expertly braced internal structure. Able to be played at very high volumes without any interfering distortion, Aria 936 throws deep soundstages and reproduces spatial cues at a level that rival speakers in much higher price classes. Don't miss out on the stunning benefits offered by Aria 936. Like everything Music Direct sells, it is 100% Money-Back Guaranteed.

"A big, spacious sound, tonally neutral, with impressive dynamics, and powerful bass for the size of the speaker. ...The Aria 936 is all of those things – and more."
– Robert Deutsch, Stereophile

The Many Advantages of Flax-Fiber F Cones: Rigidity, Lightness, and Internal Damping
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. The expertise gained from the sandwich technology of the Utopia and K2 Power ranges enabled Focal to develop a revolutionary flax-fiber cone conciliating the criteria. Flax is twice as light as fiberglass, because the fiber is hollow. It also has very low elasticity which makes it ideal to increase the flexural rigidity of a sandwich structure. Moreover, it can be obtained in non-woven bundles of considerable diameter and can therefore produce the thickness required for a sandwich. Composite materials have properties suitable for applications where both rigidity and low mass are required. However, their disadvantage is that they lack damping, which leads to very poor control of vibrations. Flax fiber has an excellent internal damping of the same order of magnitude as the glass or Kevlar fibers or aluminum.

"To conclude, even if you already own speakers that are more expensive, have a look at the Focal Aria 936. This is the opportunity to discover a product that offers both a lower price and a high quality."
– Audio & Cinema em casa (Portugal)

Poron Suspension and Waveguide Further Enhance Focal's Celebrated TNF Inverted-Dome Tweeter
Focal brand's signature product, the inverted dome tweeter, has been continually developed ever since it was created. It bears repeating that its main advantage, apart from its very low directivity, lies in its use of a coil of small diameter (hence very light and better accelerating) directly fixed to the rigid dome. The TNF tweeter features two major evolutions to the aluminum/magnesium tweeter. The suspension between the dome and its bracket uses Poron, a material with shape memory. This suspension method is directly derived from the famous Utopia Beryllium tweeter, making it possible to reduce distortion by a factor of three in the 2-3kHz range, where the human ear has great sensitivity. The use of Poron has reduced the distortion by half in the tweeters. The inverted dome's spatial characteristics and very low directivity already make it greatly superior to conventional domes, and to further improve this, a wave guide has been developed. In a horizontal plane, its frequency response has a variance of +/- 0.5dB. This performance guarantees an incredibly stable soundstage that makes the listening position much less critical.

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