Focal Expands Kanta Loudspeaker Range

September 14, 2018
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Focal is soon to release three new premium Kanta range speakers.


Following the resounding success of Kanta N°2, Focal has launched three new premium loudspeakers: Kanta N°1 bookshelf, Kanta N°3 floorstander, and Kanta centre speaker.

This means the Kanta range of loudspeakers now boasts four models. Kanta is optimised for both the music lover and the home cinema enthusiast, and of course boasts the famous French Focal design with a wide range of interior-friendly colours available.

The new speakers contain the same technologies as Kanta N°2: a speaker driver with flax cone, an IAL 3 Beryllium tweeter that combines the IAL (Infinite Acoustic Loading) and IHL (Infinite Horn Loading) tweeters, featuring a TMD (Tuned Mass Damper) suspension and an NIC (Neutral Inductance Circuit) motor.

The Focal distributor team at NA Distributors was treated to a sneak preview of the new models at the Munich High-End Show in May. “Kanta’s sleek, elegant, lines appeal to me because I want a speaker that’ll perform, and yet integrate discreetly into my home interior,” says business development manager Debbie Stanton. “All new Focal speakers are voiced with Naim Audio electronics, so Kanta and Naim play beautifully together – my new ideal system for my small apartment is Kanta No1 bookshelf speakers with a Naim Atom all-in-one player!”

The full Kanta range includes:

Kanta N°1 Bookshelf Speaker – a discreet loudspeaker parti­cularly suited to a bookshelf setting. The premium solution for rooms under 25m².

Kanta N°2 Floorstanding Speaker – available since last year, this floorstander best displays its potential in rooms measuring 25 to 40m²

Kanta N°3 Floorstanding Speaker – the gold standard of the range. Generating power and bass that is tuneful and generous, this is the perfect choice for larger rooms measuring 40 to 80m²

Kanta Centre Speaker
– the perfect add-on, irrespective of the intended set-up for the front and rear Kanta speakers. Kanta Centre’s ability to reproduce vocal registers with extreme neutrality, at low and very high volumes, makes it a great tool in the arsenal of any premium home cinema system.

And for the full Kanta Home Cinema Experience, the existing Sub 1000F Subwoofer – also featuring a flax cone –  is the ideal addition. The Sub 1000 F subwoofer is the perfect solution for very high-performance Home Cinema systems. Its extended sub-bass response, high SPL capacity and consistent tonal balance even at very high volumes will throw you into the heart of the action.

The three new models are available in the same eight elegant finishes as Kanta N°2:

  • Black High Gloss cabinet with four High Gloss finishes for the front panel:
    Carrara White, Gauloise Blue, Solar Yellow, Black Lacquer.
  • Wood veneer housing with four Matt finishes for the front panel: Ivory, Warm Taupe, Gauloise Blue, Dark Grey.

Pricing: Kanta No2 Floorstander – $14,850 pair, SUB 1000F Subwoofer – $2350 each. Pricing for the other speakers expected shortly.

Steel has been penning his pungent prose for 40 years for publications too numerous to mention, most of them consigned to the annals of history. He is Witchdoctor's Editor-In-Chief/Music and Film Editor. He has strong opinions and remains unrepentant. Steel's full bio can be found here

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