Focal Shape 40

Active Nearfield Monitor

  • Designed without a rear bass port - allows placing directly in front of a wall
  • Power: 50 W Class AB
  • Woofer: 4" Flax Cone
  • Tweeter: 1" Aluminium-Magnesium
  • 4" Double-passive membrane
  • Frequency range (+/- 3 dB): 60 - 35,000 Hz
  • Max SPL peak @ 1 m (musical signal): 102 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 (W x D x H): 161 x 200 x 257 mm
  • Weight: 5 kg
  • Housing: 12 mm MDF - Vinyl, walnut, black

Further Information

Speaker size 1x 4", 1x 1"
Amplifier power per unit (RMS) 50 W
Magnetic Shielding No
Analogue XLR Input Yes
Analogue Input (Jack) No
Analogue Input (Mini Jack) No
Analogue Input (RCA) Yes
Digital input No
Manual frequency correction Yes

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!!!MPX!!!, 29.07.2018
Buyed mainly for music listening.
Clear natural sounds especially saxophone and woodwind. Very fast drums but weak bass. Can listen long time - no irritation. Good for low volume listening. All genres has same emotionality so it means that AFC is flat without significal resonances. Sounds as is. Its not hi-fi - no tasty resonances.
MP3 sounds hard. Clipping in recordings not emotional as on hi-fi, its just terrible hard clipping.
Highly recommend for listening using subwoofer (my way Fostex pm-submini2) there is significant dimension and atmosphere addition.
Pair of this one with subwoofer is cheaper than pair of Shape 50 but theoretically has more precision and deep bass and more clear middles (3-way and 3-amp).
Very good sound quality for this price but be aware there is no level regulator as in shape 50 and shape 65.
And not sensitive standby mode needs to turn up volume for make them wake up after sleep. On low levels they goes to standby. Whereas Fostex PM-sub do it very well automatically but has standby switch that useful.
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Ngr Studio, 29.05.2019
Despite the dimension, these speakers provide for a deep bass. The lacking frequencies reside in the low mid band. High mids are good and tweeters have a nice spread. The imaging is neat, strong center but not so great sense of dimension, it's a bit difficult to catch the ambience behind sounds. Eq works pretty well but it lacks a center detent. Solid construction and nice look. Auto off function is always on but it's dead silent and not an issue. They require a good break in period, my pair began to sound better after 10-12 hours of continuous work at moderate volume level.
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Très bonne enceintes de proximité!
Théo Lacombe, 07.10.2019
J'ai acheté ses enceintes pour une utilisation de Home-Studio. Pour du mix musique, du podcast radio, ou tout autres traitements audios.

Elles sont très fidèle, et très "dures" à l'écoute au début, on se retrouve avec un côté brillant très important, rendant l'écoute très différentes comparé à mes anciennes enceintes. Mais c'est que du positif! Elle vient détecter tout nos problèmes dans le spectre haut, une paire d'enceinte de "deuxième écoute" permettrait de reposer nos oreilles et d'avoir un rendu plus "flat", plus "agréable".

Des basses très fines, et pas du tout renforcé (le système Bass Reflex est super)
Des High très très précis!

Un prix unitaire assez élevé, mais on commence à discuter niveau sonore. Attention à la pièce à laisser respirer les membranes latérales pour les bass (risque de résonnance assez importante dans le bas du spectre)

Pour conclure, très bon investissement ! Un prix qui en vaut la peine, mais attention au changement très radicale avec ses enceintes ainsi qu'à sa position qui ne pardonne pas en cas de mauvais placements et acosutique
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Wunderschön im Klang, fast ZU schön.......
Onkel Sigi, 11.04.2019
Seit einer Woche nenne ich ein Pärchen Focal Shape 40 auf meinem Studioschreibtisch mein eigen. Ich wollte Alternativlautsprecher zu meinen Genelec 8010, welche zwar superpräzise aber auch etwas sehr nüchtern tönen.

Und was soll ich sagen? Gegensätzlicher können Studiolautsprecher nicht sein. Die französischen Schönlinge klingen einfach nur FANTASTIQUE! Sie haben eine unglaubliche Weite in der Stereodarstellung, klingen deutlich warm und vom Bass eher weich.
Im Prinzip mein Klangideal für das entspannte Musikhören.

Zuerst habe ich sie brav ca. 15 Stunden bei gemäßigter Lautstärke einspielen lassen, bevor ich dann Gas gegeben habe. Für lediglich 2x 25 Watt spielen die Teile enorm muskulös und der Bass ist ungewöhnlich satt und laut - solange man in einem Abstand von ca. 60 cm bis 1 Meter davor sitzt. Denn genau für diesen Abstand sind die Lautsprecher abgestimmt und nicht unbedingt als Hauptabhöre in einer 100 qm-Studioregie. Sie klingen zwar auch aus größerer Entfernung gut, aber für das richtige Arbeiten sowie den grössten Klanggenuss ist die kurze Hörentfernung das Maß der Dinge.

So, und jetzt kommt halt die nackte Wahrheit: Zum Mischen klingen mir die Teile einfach zu schön und seidig, ich brauche immer auch die nackte Wahrheit meiner Genelec 8010. Klingt es auf denen so einigermaßen gut und man schaltet dann auf die Focal Shape 40 um.....
OOOOOOHH, wuuuuunderschöööööön!

Die Genelec 8010 sind quasi das Operationsskalpell und die Focal Shape 40 dann das knusprig gebackene Knoblauchbaguette mit Scampi, edlem Camembert und einem Gläschen Rotwein, wenn der Klang-Operateur ein Päuschen macht......

Mein Fazit: Nur Geil!
Aber eben nur mit einem mehr vernunftbetonten, zweiten Klangpartner zum Mischen und Mastern zu gebrauchen.

Noch eine letzte Anmerkung: Die Boxen werden mit einem in das Gehäuse hineinreichenden Plastikschutz über dem Hochtöner ausgeliefert und dieser Plastikkamerad klemmte so richtig aus Überzeugung und ging nur mit Gewürge und Gefluche aus dem Waveguide. Wer also gerne fummelt, wird hier voll auf seine Kosten kommen.........
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