In the event you requested us to compile a listing of potential merchandise that Focal may conceptualize, analysis, manufacture after which launch, pebble-shaped, stone-colored out of doors audio system would not be listed exactly wherever on it – however that does not imply that we aren’t on board.
The French specialist in high-end audio (see the newest Focal bathys and Focal Utopia – aka a few of the the most beautiful helmet i have ever seen) has simply been launched Littora – which we assume is a play about “coastal”, ie regarding or situated by the ocean or a lake.
What you could have is a full vary of water and climate resistant audio system designed to seem like backyard rocks and different pure objects.
And along with audio system appropriate for sitting in gardens, swimming swimming pools and out of doors entertaining areas, Focal additionally tells us that prospects would possibly contemplate the vary as an set up choice for a yacht. (Whether or not solely we hadn’t simply had the visitor yacht’s sound system redone.)
All of the loudspeakers within the vary have the innovation and efficiency you anticipate from Focal, however the visible star of the present is the OD Stone 8, an egg-shaped loudspeaker accessible in Limestone, Basalt and Sand textured finishes.
To me, it sounds to everybody like Grand Pabbie, the smart, aged rock troll who arrives to dispense magic to Anna and Elsa, in Frozen.
Need the Residing Rock Valley Troll Home Mushroom with it? You understand the little gap with a tangle of branches and mushrooms arching over it? Focal has it found out: the OD Sub 12 is a semi-buried subwoofer that guarantees so as to add nice bass to your out of doors sound.
The OD vary is accomplished by the OD Sat 5 loudspeakers: versatile designs that may be wall mounted and even ‘planted’ within the flooring to enhance Arendelle’s otherworldly aesthetic (and sound system too).
Opinion: Focal is giving Frozen lovers an audio delight forward of the vacation season – and I imply rock on!
I strongly imagine that audio must be enjoyable nearly as good as good at sound (see the vaguely terrifying Audio Wilson stereo audio system, to lovable bug-like Gravastar Mars Prothe stunner McIntosh RS150 Bluetooth speaker, sonic structures of clothespins and naturally Bang & Olufsen soundbars that mimic graceful sailboats) and belief Focal’s confirmed dedication to getting the job accomplished proper.
I’ve by no means come throughout a Naim or Focal product (the 2 firms merged in 2011) that did not sound distinctive.
Again to merchandise. All three Littora loudspeakers use Focal’s proprietary IRIS IP cone drivers, developed by Focal for all-weather use with out lack of sound high quality.
The audio system are additionally anti-UV handled and have licensed safety in opposition to mud and water: the OD Stone 8 and Sub 12 are IP45 licensed; the OD Sat 5 is IP55 licensed.
As well as, Littora loudspeakers have an influence transformer that permits them to be linked collectively in a 100 V system, which additionally permits particular person quantity administration for every loudspeaker within the system.
Costs? Positive. All merchandise within the vary will probably be accessible from January 2023.
The Focal Littora OD Sat 5 will retail for $679 USD / $799 CAD. My favourite OD Stone 8 has an MSRP of $799 USD / $899 CAD, whereas the ‘mushroom’ OD Sub 12 will retail for $1,999 USD / $2,499 CAD – and this speaker specifically appears rather a lot like people who I’ve seen pumping out theme music in Disney’s personal theme parks, which solely makes me need extra.
And there is additionally a 4.1 bundle! This contains 4 OD Sat 5 audio system and an OD Sub 12 for $3,999 USD / $4,499 CAD. We’re anticipating UK and Australian pricing, however costs begin at round £708 or AU$1,270 for this Pabbie mannequin.
I am preventing the urge to purchase a Stone 8 proper now for the brand new 12 months, however I ought to most likely restrict my spending. It’s most likely one among best party speakers I will by no means hear, however as my favourite Disney magic rock troll mentioned in 2013, “the guts would not change so simply…however the head will be persuaded.”
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