Exclusive medium register
It was natural for us to capitalise on the research carried out in 2008, which resulted new and exclusive innovations, particularly in the mid-range register.
TMD suspension: this technology provides a linear frequency response curve between 1 and 4kHz, while significantly reducing distortion in this range. The mid-range register benefits from remarkable neutrality.
Neutral Inductance Circuit: stabilising the magnetic field was a challenge to overcome, in order to avoid harmonic distortion and intermodulation. The research carried out enabled Focal’s engineers to come up with an extremely stable magnetic circuit.
Scala Utopia Evo now offers bi-amplification. Bi-amping is now possible by separating the bass and mid-range/treble registers, just like the line’s two top-of-the-range loudspeakers.
The most discerning music lovers will be able to fine-tune their sound by personalising the registers depending on the sound architecture they want. For this reason, the loudspeakers are equipped with a double terminal board.
Components tested in real conditions
Our engineers selected the very best components on the market, choosing them from among the finest brands around after testing them in real conditions.
All the internal wiring within the units is crafted in France. While looking at the wiring aspects of these new loudspeakers, we decided to increase the wire gauge of the cabling by 20%. The results can be heard immediately: the sound is even clearer and even more natural.
Finally, for the bass register, the acoustic wadding lining we included inside the enclosure has been thickened for even tighter bass with more control and increased precision.
The Utopia III Evo loudspeakers are distinguished by their distinctive colours, inspired by the automotive universe. Scala Utopia Evois available in Ash Grey, in addition to the timeless Black Lacquer and Carrara White. The shape of Utopia III Evo line is still the same, just with a revamped, modern style. The loudspeaker enclosure will be lacquered in the same colour all over: the front and side panels will now be identical. Detailing is also paramount; black is making a strong comeback, with a Graphite Black finish for the baskets and the tweeter enclosure. These finish choices provide an overall coherence which is more harmonious and more discreet, emphasising the originality of the new colours even more.
THE ELEGANCE OF WOOD
Scala Utopia Evo is also available in a Noyer finish: Noyer Naturel and Noyer Foncé. This tawny yellow wood, veined with brown, has stunning nuances of colour. With its satin look, plentiful knots and a fine, irregular grain, this variety is extremely decorative.
The Noyer Naturel version matches elegantly with a light-coloured body, whilst the Noyer Foncé finish goes perfectly with an intense-coloured body, bringing even more elegance and warmth to your home decor. And to round off these noble materials and stunning combinations to perfection, the High Gloss varnish adds that final flourish.
For Scala Utopia Evo, Focal acquired an exceptional batch of French noyer that heralds from a one-hundred year old tree from the Ain region. Thanks to the unique skills of Focal’s cabinet-makers in the FEB workshop, this batch of wood is meticulously worked and treated with the utmost respect. Every piece is therefore unique and handmade. A guarantee of high quality.
|Type of loudspeaker||3-way bass-reflex floorstanding loudspeaker|
|loudspeaker||11″ (27cm) ‘W’ wooferPower Flower 61/2″ (16.5cm) ‘W’ midrange, with TMD suspension, with NIC motor11/16″ (27mm) ‘IAL2’ pure Beryllium inverted dome tweeter|
|Frequency response (±3dB)||27Hz – 40kHz|
|Low frequency point (-6dB)||24Hz|
|Nominal impedance||8 Ω|
|Minimum impedance||3.2 Ω|
|Crossover frequency||220 Hz / 2400 Hz|
|Recommended amplifier power||50 – 500W|
|Net weight||187.4lbs (85kg)|