The closed-back and bi-amplifier 1000 IWLCR Utopia loudspeaker deliver unrivalled sound quality. It will do so unobtrusively thanks to its magnetic grille, which comes ready to paint to suit your home’s interior.
Made in France, its four subwoofers with their ‘W’ cone, combined with the Beryllium tweeter and two midranges with their ‘M’-shaped‘W’ cones, deliver sound with absolute purity and finesse. In addition, thanks to the midrange-treble plate in the d'Appolito configuration, and with different options for the speaker driver settings, you can customise the entire system to suit your listening room. Offering the best performance for left, central or right use, 1000 IWLCR Utopia is the Home Cinema installation without compromise. It picks up minute sound details in your films, as well as your stereo music listening sessions.
For the ultimate installation, the 1000 IWSUB Utopia subwoofer has been specially designed to be assembled with the 1000 IWLCR Utopia and to offer exceptional bass. On a single amplification channel, you can have one 1000 IWLCR Utopia loudspeaker combined with as many 1000 IWSUB Utopia subwoofers as you wish. Your imagination is the only limit to the assembly options.
Utopia, A Focal masterpiece and global hi-fi reference.
The“W” composite sandwich cone
The “W” composite sandwich cone permits total optimization of the frequency response curve, thanks to the total control of three key parameters: lightness, rigidity and damping. At Focal, the letter “W” means Glass/ Glass, as it usually has two sheets of woven glass tissue that are “sandwiched” onto the structural foam core. The glass tissue benefits from the incredibly fine weaving of very long fibres. This choice offers a mass and a size clearly inferior to those in Aramid fibers or other Kevlar® fabrics, which generate coloration in the midrange. It’s also important to note that the molecular bond between the resin and the glass is greater than that obtained with Aramid fibres. The cone structure is more homogeneous and its behavior in flex is much more superior.
These unique characteristics of lightness and rigidity provide control of the signal transmission speed inside the material. Adjusting the thickness of the structural foam allows a very precise control of the “W” cone’s damping. The variation of the number of glass fibre sheets and the thickness of the central foam can easily optimize the cone’s behavior according to the desired frequency range.When listening, the sound of the “W” cone is entirely transparent, has an excellent phase response and has a very low distortion rate ( rigidity 20 times higher than Kevlar® or Aramid fibre ).