Marriage of materials
Beryllium and Flax
For the very first time, a Flax sandwich cone speaker has been combined with a Beryllium tweeter. Flax is the answer to the low mass/rigidity/damping equation, leading to sound clarity and precision. This unique Flax/Beryllium combination gives music incredible warmth and musicality. Made in France, this patented flax cone has already proven itself in Focal home and in-car speakers. The midrange speaker uses TMD Tuned Mass Damping suspension, and every Kanta speaker is also equipped with an NIC Neutral Inductance Circuit motor, which stabilises the magnetic field for perfectly defined sound and better controlled bass.
High Density Polymer
Everything is designed and made to create acoustic softness and warmth: the density and stiffness of the front panel and cabinet materials, softened angles and double port vents. The front panel is made of a new material to suit the acoustic parameters. It is moulded in one piece from High Density Polymer HDP. This material has excellent performance: it is 70% denser than MDF, 15% stiffer and provides 25% more damping. The one-piece front panel totally eliminates any sound diffraction. Kanta incorporates Power Flow technology with two vents, on the front and rear faces, to limit bass compression.
Distortion is the enemy
Focal’s research is geared towards reducing distortion in every register. With Kanta, the treble register is reproduced by a new pure Beryllium tweeter. This IAL3 tweeter combines the IAL Infinite Acoustic Loading and IHL Infinite Horn Loading tweeters features, both of which help with the absorption of waves, thus lowering the tweeter frequency.
Performance meets style!
And that’s all…
Our engineers have revisited their choice of ‘Focus Time’, which corrects speaker alignment, making them the same distance from the ear. The cabinet is made in one-piece integrally moulded wood. The Zamac base also brings out masses of character. With its spikes and cups, the base provides great stability from a very small footprint. Final details: the glass-covered top and magnetic grilles. When these are removed, they reveal the speakers’ flax cones, the final design touch that gives Kanta its unique look.
Latest fashion or classic
A wide range of combinations are available to fit into every interior space. The cabinet is available in High Gloss black lacquer and Walnut. For each of these, there are four front panels colours, in two finishes. With the High Gloss black cabinet there are four front panels available: High Gloss Carrara White, Gauloise Blue, Solar Yellow and Black Lacquer. With the wood finish cabinet there are four front panels available: Ivory, Warm Taupe, Gauloise Blue and Dark Grey in Matt Finishes.
Type – 3-way bass-reflex floor standing loudspeaker
Drivers – Two 61/2″ 16.5cm Flax woofer with NIC motor61/2″ 16.5cm Flax midrange with TMD suspension and NIC motor 11/16″ 27mm ‘IAL3’ pure Beryllium inverted dome tweeter
Sensitivity – 2,83V/1m91dB
Frequency Response – +/-3dB35Hz – 40kHz
Low Frequency Point – – 6dB29Hz
Nominal Impedance – 8Ω
Minimum Impedance – 3.1Ω
Recommended Amplifier Power – 40 – 300W
Crossover Frequency – 260Hz – 2,700Hz
Dimensions HxWxD – 441/64 x 1241/64 x 1825/32″ 1,118 x 321 x 477mm
Net weight with front grille – 77.2lbs 35kg
Packaging dimensions HxWxD – 4939/64 x1617/32 x 2711/64″ 1,260 x 420 x 690mm
Total weight including packaging – 88.2lbs 40kg