Reference Linearity, Superb Dynamics, Powerful Bass: Focal Aria 936 Tower Loudspeakers Play Music With Stellar Realism, Feature Elegant Looks and Small Footprint
Designed for engrossing two-channel stereo playback as well as captivating home-theater performance, Focal Aria 936 tower loudspeakers deliver immersive dynamics, spacious detail, prized neutrality, and Focal's signature linearity. New cone material – a high-grade sandwich of glass fiber and flax – comprises the F cones, which play with naturalness, low coloration, and addictive richness. Flax also accounts for high internal damping, great speed, and flexural rigidity. 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. Via Aria 936, you'll savor expansive, balanced, and cohesive sound distinguished by even-handed tonalities and top-to-bottom smoothness. 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 we sell, Aria 936 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 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.