Focal Sopra 1 Test

You can further develop the concept of two-way box. The Sopra 1 focal is one of the most beautiful, Most beautiful compact boxes. How are she reflected in the test?

The cliche says: a compact box consists of low-midrange driver, tweeter, and a more or less creative shaped body. This also applies to the new Sopra 1 of the French pattern manufacture focal. The Sopra line (Sopra soprano means “above” or “upper”, and reminiscent of the tessitura in Italian) is positioned in the modern technical design immediately among the champions of the utopia line. Now the Focalist rubs the eyes puzzled: proud 8000 euros the pair for a two-way compact box, that has also a similar arrangement compared to the similar expensive and now seven years in the market-the sister model Diablo utopia? Where is the progress?

Chamber! The Sopra 1 is enough innovation, without having the box looks the same revolutionary different from. The most obvious new feature is the broad, open Grill on the back behind the tweeter. Behind it, or rather before then is the idea to make what at the same time but completely resonance – and compression-free virtually running the rear noise components into nothingness dome on an open back volume play the inverse shaped beryllium-. Unlike the famous boxes from competitors who want to achieve this effect by means of a tapered tube, which opens “Infinite Horn load” at focal called damping element trumpet-shaped backwards. As a result, the focal developers promise reduced distortions in the critical range 1.5 to 4 kHz to not less than 30%, which makes the coupling easier.

Revolution from the Middle

Significantly further than in the beryllium-tweeter, its diaphragm and suspension one with focal already with the utopia 3 series for developed from considered, the innovations in the low-midrange driver go. When the diaphragm you stuck to the W-Cone, a sandwich from ultrahartem glass fiber and high-absorbing special foam, as it was used already in the Diablo utopia.

The drive of the all-round cone measuring 17 centimeters is, however, entirely new: while the sister model with a “flower”-Magneten with six outside indicated voicecoils WINS pills power and avoids compression such as magnetic Constrainers, only a single tiny neodymium drives ring the being one with 25 mm diameter very compact voice coil. You got the impending Constrainers which exerts the strong, moving magnetic field in the coil at high currents on the permanent magnets, with a tricky placed shielding ring made of copper, the so called Faraday ring in the handle. This allows higher displacement without loss of driving force and at the same time a very low tuning frequency, which will give unprecedented draught of compact beauty.

But what happens with the suspension of the not too large diaphragm, if she should perform such jumps and at the same time without causing distortion and transparently reflect the entire built-in presence area?

As a problem source in-house acoustic researchers became especially the transition between rib and diaphragm: the traditional beading with construction necessarily quite easier (because faster) is so heavily deflected and accelerates, starts to swing herself on and pulls the membrane opposition in unwanted directions. To avoid this, the rubber rings got poured a two ring-shaped mass damper, which attenuate any reflection of the exterior fortifications and to enable a completely piston-shaped swing of the membrane.

Also the housing helps the prospective reflections play: it is not simply a lead-in chamfer, but fully rounded, edge reflections have any chance so neither cone nor the Calotte. The slightly angled shape is not a design gimmick, but results from the trumpet-shaped high-range Cabinet on the one hand and the slight angulation and coherent positioning of the cone to avoid run-time and radiation differences to the listener.

Hearing test

And so also the hearing test began with an impressive presentation: Friedemann’s “Saitensprung” sounded perhaps less solid than in the XXLCompacts, for homogeneous, fine Pearly in the heights and with a stunning accuracy in the Timing. Im comparison makes the Diablo utopia that Sopra 1 while several dynamics and bass points well and presented itself harmonious, pup.

Katie Meluas “Lucy in the sky with diamonds” impressed with a cosy club atmosphere, a perfectly lit guitar and a velvety, yet tangy and detailed representation of the voice.

Was the basic vote now more detailed or more gentle? Both! In an balance audiophile to date taking which United Sopra apparent opposites, and that even with critical music material: Jochen Kowalski countertenor voice in Bach’s “I’ve had enough” sounded here bright and pure, the focal followed every dynamic and sound-color shading without aggressive or sharp but also only one track. For the finale, a rock band and orchestra invited: Scorpions “Acoustica” with the Berlin Philharmonic was to hear, never but as pulse accurately, rousing and finely transparent elsewhere perhaps already pressure full. Which answered the question of whether there is an audible progress Classic Compact speaker particularly elegant way with Yes.

 

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Focal Sopra 1 Test – Musik genießen

Focal Sopra 1 Test – Musik genießen

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Focal Sopra No 1 Bookshelf Speakers

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Focal Sopra 1 Test – Musik genießen – HiFi-IFAs

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Focal Sopra No1

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Focal Sopra 1

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Test Focal Sopra No1: mit Hightech zur Weltspitze – LowBeats

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Test: Focal Sopra No 3 - Lautsprecher

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Focal Sopra No1 Bookshelf Speakers (Pair) at Audio Affair

Focal Sopra No1 Bookshelf Speakers (Pair) at Audio Affair

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Focal Sopra 1 Test – Musik genießen – HiFi-IFAs

Focal Sopra 1 Test – Musik genießen – HiFi-IFAs

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Focal Sopra N°1

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Coppia casse acustiche FOCAL SOPRA n°1

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New high-fidelity speaker line, Sopra | Focal

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