Kanta is destined for music lovers who, above all, are searching for a loudspeaker that delivers the exceptional Focal performance in a compact design.
The latest addition to Focal’s Classic Home Audio collection, the Kanta series is a completely new design from the French company. By utilising many of the company’s proprietary acoustic innovations with newly-researched techniques, Focal has created a compact 3-way floorstanding speaker that combines the exceptional acoustic performance the brand is globally known for, with an exciting new industrial design that will blend in perfectly with any interior.
Made in France.
KANTA SERIES IS AVAILABLE IN:
Kanta N°1 - bookshelf loudspeaker
One 6.5” Flax bass-midrange with TMD suspension and NIC motor, ‘IAL3’ pure Beryllium inverted dome tweeter
Kanta N°2 - 3-way floorstanding loudspeaker
Two 6.5” Flax woofer with NIC motor, 6.5” Flax midrange with TMD suspension and NIC motor, ‘IAL3’ pure Beryllium inverted dome tweeter
Kanta N°3 - 3-way floorstanding loudspeaker
Two 8” Flax driver with NIC motor, 6.5” Flax midrange with TMD suspension and NIC motor, ‘IAL3’ pure Beryllium inverted dome tweeter
Kanta Center Speaker
Two 6.5” Flax bass-midrange with TMD suspension and NIC motor, ‘IAL3’ pure Beryllium inverted dome tweeter
VISUALLY SOFT–ENGINEERED PERFECTION
Everything is designed and made to create acoustic softness and warmth: the density and stiffness of the baffle and shell materials, softened angles and double vents.
The baffle is made of a new material to suit the acoustic parameters. It is moulded 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 baffle eliminates any sound diffraction.
UNIQUE COMBINATION OF BERYLLIUM AND FLAX
Kanta is equipped with a new generation IAL tweeter featuring a Beryllium inverted dome and Flax sandwich cone speaker drivers.
This unique Flax/Beryllium combination gives music incredible warmth and musicality, with an incredibly natural yet musical performance.
IAL 3 Beryllium Tweeter
Improves absorption of sound waves and reduce resonance frequency of the tweeter to deliver an effortless performance.
Designed especially for Kanta, the IAL 3 tweeter combines the principles of the IAL (Infinite Acoustic Loading) and the IHL (Infinite Horn Loading) tweeters found in Focal’s flagship Utopia range.
Flax Sandwich Cone
This unique driver cone design is characterised by its natural sound, with low coloration, richness of reproduction in the midrange register and tighter bass.
Hand made in France and patented, Focal’s Flax cone has already proved its worth in several of the company’s leading designs.
Tuned Mass Damper
The midrange driver is equipped with a technology which has become a must for Focal: TMD suspension (Tuned Mass Damping).
All Kanta’s speaker drivers are also equipped with NIC motors (Neutral Inductance Circuit), which stabilise the magnetic field to provide perfect definition, whilst delivering better-controlled bass
EXCELLENCE IN DETAILS
Synonymous with all of Focal’s high-end designs, Kanta employs the company’s ‘Focus Time’ driver alignment technology, which positions the drivers so that all sound-waves arrive at the listener’s ears at the same time. In addition, Focal’s ‘Power Port’ technology is used, with a port on the front and one on the rear of each speaker, extending bass response and limiting any dynamic compression of the bass signals.
To provide perfect coupling to the floor, the Zamac base, which includes adjustable spikes, offers greater overall stability whilst still maintaining the slim cabinet profile. The last finishing touches include a very elegant glass plate on the top of the loudspeaker, and the magnetic, beret-type grilles. Once removed, they reveal the speaker drivers’ Flax cones, the ultimate design feature which gives Kanta its unique style.
The Kanta is a combination of technical excellence, sonic purity and sheer beauty.
BLEND IN WITH YOUR INTERIOR
A wide range of combinations are available to fit into every interior space. The back cover is available in High Gloss black lacquer and Walnut veneer. For each of these there are four baffle colours, in two finishes.
With the High Gloss black shell there are four baffles available: High Gloss Carrara White, Gauloise Blue, Solar Yellow and Black Lacquer.
With the wood finish shell there are four baffles available: Matt Finish Ivory, Warm Taupe, Gauloise Blue and Dark Grey.
I had a chance to see and hear this brand new speaker in action with one of Naim's Uniti all-in-one wireless music player, and the demo filled the large room with a spacious, airy, crystal-clear sound and impressively deep bass.
- Home Theatre Review
The new Kanta no.2 is smoother and more relaxed, so we’ll see where this goes over the next few hundred hours. Out of the box, these are one of the most pleasing speakers I’ve spent time with – in this case a stunning first impression.
- Tone Publications
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