3 - Way High-End Loudspeaker with two 7" Woofers
Sopra N°2 is the new epitome of today’s premium loudspeakers. It perfectly combines dynamics, space optimization and harmonic richness.
Sopra n°2 clearly inaugurates a new era for the “Premium High End” by taking into account new performance criteria. Compact, modern, a pure design, character... all these are essential factors to ensure perfect integration into your interior.
Equipped with best midrange drivers ever developed by Focal, with the NIC and TMD technologies, Sopra N°2 pushes back the limits of sound reproduction in terms of transparency in a very compact enclosure. Indeed, unlike Utopia, which is extravagant by essence and where size is by no means a constraint, Sopra aims for maximal compactness to ensure easy integration into reasonably sized rooms. Sopra N°2 is perfectly at ease in rooms measuring up to 320 ft2 (30 m2), and is even ideal for larger rooms measuring up to 750 ft2 (70 m2).
Made in France Sopra’s cabinet was designed in our cabinet-making facility in Bourbon-Lancy (Burgundy, France) using the same manufacturing process as for Utopia The 69 mm sandwich-machined front panel uses the same principle as ‘Gamma Structure’ to provide inertia and damping. Its density gives it the inertia necessary to provide a stable mechanical reference for optimal definition. The inside of the cabinet has no parallel side panels, and small Helmholtz resonators have been added to the lower section to prevent vertical standing waves. We chose glass as the material for the base of the loudspeaker to provide floor coupling, using spikes, which enabled the fastest propagation time possible, thus eliminating all halo effects in the bass.
The main theme of Sopra is deliberately uncluttered, though it still offers connoisseurs the opportunity to enjoy all the small details. The grille with an incremental meshing motif protects the Beryllium tweeter and gives it a strong identity. This motif is repeated for sealing the curved back panel of the middle section. The terminal board, the thumb nuts and the adjustable spikes have all been specially designed for Sopra, as have the few visible screws, all of which were manufactured by watchmaking experts.The design agency Pineau & Le Porcher designed Sopra with one rule : no sacrifice of performance to aesthetics. The Sopra line is destined for the most passionate sound enthusiasts. Its design favors performance, whilst bringing together the qualities expected of an object which will be integrated into very elegant interiors and décors. Lacquered or bloodwood finishes are associated to noble materials to create an elegant line. Substantial efforts were made to give the front a tidy appearance, particularly around the speaker drivers, to iron out any aspects which could afflict the acoustics or the appearance. Sopra’s very structure is articulated around the intermediate section. This injected polyurethane component allows for the upper and lower cabinets to be inclined for the "Focus Time" (acoustic convergence of the channels).
- New midrange driver with TMD suspension (Tuned Mass Damper) and "NIC" magnetic circuit (Neutral Inductance Circuit)
- Magnetic front grilles Easier handling
- An original means of managing the space around the tweeter section to combine high-quality bass with a compact design
- Tempered glass with thickness of 3⁄4" (19 mm) Decoupling spikes made in Stainless Steel Transfer to the ground of interfering vibrations
- New "IHL" Beryllium tweeter (Infinite Horn Loading)
- Drivers developed and manufactured by Focal in France
Type: Three-way Bass-reflex floor standing loudspeaker
- Two 7" "W" Woofer
- 61/2" "W" Midrange with "TMD" suspension
- 27 mm "IHL" Beryllium inverted dome tweeter
Frequency response ( +/- 3 dB ): 34 Hz - 40 kHz
Low frequency point - 6 dB: 28 Hz
Sensitivity ( 2.83V / 1m ): 91 dB
Nom. impedance: 8 Ohms
Minimum impedance: 3.1 Ohms
Crossover frequency: 250 Hz/2200 Hz
Recommended amplifier power: 40 - 300 watt
Dimensions ( H x L x P ): 47" x 143⁄32" x 2117⁄64"
Net weight: 122 lbs ( 55 kg )
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