FOCAL ANNOUNCES NEW KANTA NO.2 LOUDSPEAKERS
Announced and first shown to the public at the recent Rocky Mountain Audio Fest in Colorado USA, Focal have launched their latest loudspeaker, the Kanta No.2.
StereoNET's roving reporter, Scott Rifkin was on hand in Denver, Colorado for the official press launch and first real-world glimpse.
The new 3-way bass reflex floor-standing speaker is equipped with a new generation IAL tweeter featuring a Beryllium inverted dome and Flax sandwich cone speaker drivers (1 x 6.5” midrange and 2 x 6.5” woofers). All drivers are said to be Focal’s own latest technology, developed and manufactured in Saint-Etienne, France.
Focal says that Kanta No.2 is ideal for rooms up to 30m2 and even larger rooms up to 60m2.
Kanta, translates to radiant, or beautiful, and there is no disputing that with a whole host of finishes available, including – Cabinet (Black High Gloss, Walnut Veneer) and Front Panel (High Gloss – Gauloise Blue, Carrara White, Black Lacquer, Solar Yellow. Matt Finishes – Gauloise Blue, Warm Taupe, Dark Grey, Ivory).
Kanta has a nominal impedance of 8Ohm, 91dB Sensitivity and a frequency response of 35Hz – 40kHz (+/- 3dB) and a recommended amplifier power of 40 – 300 watts.
Standing at 1290x690x4200mm (HxWxD) and weighing in a 40kg each they’re a lot of loudspeaker but not visually imposing or overpowering. With the host of finishes, buyers can mix and match Kanta No.2 to best match their décor.
Focal Kanta No.2 will be available in New Zealance from November 2017 for $14,250 RRP.
StereoNET is yet to hear them but on paper and price alone, we’re already impressed. Look out for an upcoming review on these pages.
For more information visit Focal.
StereoNET's Founder & Publisher and still buried deep in the review room auditioning everything from docks to soundbars, amplifiers to headphones. Marc also founded Melbourne's International HiFi Show.
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