Focal Shape Twin

Active Nearfield Monitor

  • Tweeter with a low directivity for a flexible listening position
  • Closed design with 2 passive diaphragms for easy positioning anywhere near a wall
  • 2.5-Way design for optimal control of the basses and lower midrange
  • Optimal integration via comprehensive settings
  • Flax sandwich diaphragm for a controlled and defined bass reproduction and natural and detailed lower and upper mids

Technical specifications:

  • Frequency response (+/- 3 dB): 40 Hz to 35 kHz
  • Max. sound pressure level (music): 110.5 dB SPL (sound pressure level) (peak @ 1m)
  • Electronics inputs/impedance type: XLR: balanced, 10 kOhm
  • RCA connectors: unbalanced, 10 kOhm with compensation of the input sensitivity
  • Power amp for the mid- and bass range: 2x 80W, Class AB
  • Power amp for the treble range: 50 W, Class AB
  • Automatic standby mode
  • Shutdown after about 30 minutes without an input signal
  • Exit standby mode: Via signal > 3 mV
  • Power supply voltage: 220 to 240 V (fuse: T2AL/250 V) or 100 to 120 V (fuse: T3.15AL/250 V)
  • Connections: IEC socket and separate power cable
  • High-pass filter: Variable, range 45/60/90 Hz
  • Bass level (0 - 250 Hz): Variable, +/- 6 dB
  • Mid/Bass (160 Hz, Q = 1): Variable, +/- 3 dB
  • Treble level (4.5 - 35 kHz): Variable, +/- 3 dB
  • Power on/off: ON/OFF switch on the back
  • Power consumption in standby mode: < 0.5 W
  • LED for power on/off and standby
  • Woofer: 2 x 5" (13 cm) flax cone woofer
  • Tweeter: 1" (25 mm) aluminium/magnesium with M-profile
  • Housing structure: 15 mm MDF
  • Finish: Vinyl, walnut veneer, black lacquer
  • Dimensions with 4 rubber feet (H x W x D): 478 x 211 x 279 mm
  • Weight: 11 kg

Further Information

Speaker size 2x 5", 1x 1"
Amplifier power per unit (RMS) 210 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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Taken me to next level
Duke888, 02.06.2018
You know when they say the most important part of your setup is the monitors? Well I understand it now.
Im coming from cheaper monitors. Since swapping to these the difference in my mix quality is night and day. They give great feedback. I find myself needing to reference on other systems a lot less now. If I mix on these, then I know it will translate well. It's saved me so much time in my productions.

The speakers are sensitive, show up all transients and details. If your interface is low quality these will really show it. So think about what you are pairing these with to get the best out of them and use good quality XLR cables.

I didn't want to drop the star on quality. The speakers are very handsome and functionally nothing wrong with them. Some people complain about the auto power feature but I had no issues, its very convenient.
But there are just a couple of niggles.
1. The EQ filter knobs have no click at all, not even for 0. It forces you to go around the back of the speaker to line up properly. Even a small adjustment does alter the sound so it would be nice to have a few notches.
2. The screw in feet are a bit of a fiddle. They are just screws with rubber on the end and the head is not fixed. The speakers are tall and heavy! So adjusting the feet is a bit of a pain and l I had one of them fall over.

Really I would say 4.5 for quality and I wouldn't hesitate to buy them again.
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Amazing Monitors
HappyCustom, 31.01.2020
I've had the Shape Twins for a month now, can finally give a fair review.

The build quality is excellent and the monitors look fantastic. There is a real attention to detail in the monitor design, as you would expect from Focal.

Sonically the monitors are fantastic, however, it is not a flat monitor - It has a specific character. The low-mids are forward and the high-mids to top end is very sweet if not slightly under-pronounced. Making the monitor very soft on the ear and you can work for long hours without fatigue. The stereo imaging is really amazing and you will be amazed when re-listening to your music library at how well you are able to pick out details in the music.

The passive radiator is my favorite thing about the monitor, producing well controlled solid low end without any artifacts and allowing you freedom to place the monitors closer to the back wall.

The only thing that could be improved is the low and high frequency control knobs. At first I though it would not be a problem but the fact it is not indented makes it hard to set both exactly the same and it can accidentally be adjusted when you switch on the monitor.
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Excellent Monitors for the Price
Bazoo27, 16.06.2019
I bought these for my home studio as an upgrade from Yamaha HS50M as I needed a deeper bass response. Due to the passive radiators they manage to produce enough bass in a medium sized room from a usefully narrow cabinet with 5" drivers - in fact I've had to reduce the bass and lower mid response with the excellent rear controls. So a modest footprint but quite a big sound with clarity in the mid range and a very sweet treble. I also like the adjustable rubber feet which allow them to be solidly planted on the desktop.
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good for DAC connection
KK Tse, 01.07.2019
1. Use focal shape Twin connection to DAC
2. very clean sound and good outlook
3. the stand-by LED is too shape
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