For tak / vegg. 264mm kutt. 122mm dybde
Your 300 ICW 8 built-in loudspeakers have been designed to deliver the most faithful sound reproduction, whether they are used for stereo music or home cinema. They are discreet loudspeakers which blend in perfectly with your walls and ceiling. This 2-way coaxial loudspeaker is composed of an 8” (21cm) woofer with a Flax cone and an aluminium/magnesium alloy inverted dome tweeter.
The 8" woofer features Focal’s exclusive Flax technology, which rivals with the famous W cones used in the Utopia, Sopra and Electra lines. Rigid and very light, these special cones produce a sound which is natural and extremely precise. The tweeter is adjustable and rotatable, so the treble can be adjusted according to the room’s acoustics. The 300 ICW 8 in-wall/in-ceiling loudspeaker is the biggest model in the 300 Series line. Its high sensitivity makes it capable of producing a powerful sound of up to 90dB.
Create an invisible home theatre:
Each of these loudspeakers is suitable for both in wall and in ceiling installation, making the products of the 300 Series line extremely versatile and ideal for hi-fi systems, home cinema systems or to complement classic hi-fi systems, particularly loudspeakers from the Aria 900 line. For the finest audio systems, the products of the 300 Series line are perfectly adapted for Dolby Atmos technology for total 3D immersion. Optional installation kits are available, particularly to facilitate installation in new environments.
Flax sandwich cones
After more than five years of research and development, engineers at Focal reveal in 2013 a new cone made of high-quality flax fibers. F cone are characterised by their natural sound, with low coloration, their richness of reproduction in the midrange register and their tighter bass.
The unique qualities of flax
Flax-cones (F cones for short) 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.
All these criteria cannot be met by a mono-material cone. Sandwich technology greatly influences the neutrality of the sound produced by the cone, something, which has always been Focal’s hallmark. 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 3 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 it 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. Recent developments in this field combining composites and natural fibers have brought unexpected opportunities. Flax fiber has an excellent internal damping of the same order of magnitude as the glass or Kevlar® fibers or aluminum.
Made in France and affordable
Flax cones are designed and manufactured in France, from french flax fiber. France is the main cultivator in Europe of fiber flax, principally in Flanders, Picardy, Normandy and the Pas-de-Calais region. French flax is considered the best in the world. Synthetic fibers or foams originating from petrochemical resources are subject to inflation linked to the sharp rise in crude oil prices. Organic or ecological textiles, like flax, are thus becoming more and more pricecompetitive. Because the “W” or "K2" sandwich have to be manufactured by hand, their range of application remains limited for reasons of cost. The industrial process developed to manufacture the "F" cones bring it within reach of very pricecompetitive product ranges