November 16, 2020 – Since 2013, Focal Aria has been a leading range among high-performing and expressive Hi-Fi loudspeakers. With its natural flax cone and sleek style, Aria marked a decisive point in Focal’s history. And the story continues. As part of its process of constant renewal, the St. Étienne brand completes its line with the launch of Aria K2 936, a new edition of the Aria 936 model that features its iconic K2 cone and the Ash Grey exclusive finish.
FOCAL TECHNOLOGY AND EXPERTISE
Designed and manufactured in France, Aria K2 936 is a 3-way floorstanding loudspeaker with a small footprint. Thanks to its three bass speaker drivers, it offers impressive power handling and dynamics. In a stereo installation, the listening experience speaks for itself, whatever genre of music you like to play. A multi-port PowerFlow system for more impact, floor facing vent for more depth, aluminum/magnesium TNF tweeter for silky trebles, ultra-rigid MDF construction for very low vibrations and outstanding neutrality: the new addition to these cutting-edge technologies is the K2 cone, another exclusive from the Focal brand.
THE HISTORIC, ICONIC K2 CONE
In its trademark yellow, the K2 sandwich cone in aramid fiber was revealed by Focal for the first time in 1986. Made in France, it has continued to evolve over the years, enhancing the brand’s star products and always combining the three key success factors for a speaker driver: rigidity, lightness and damping. Now comprising an ultralight foam core sandwiched between a layer of aramid fibers and a layer of glass fibers, the K2 cone guarantees a pure and precise sound, with no coloration. By incorporating this cone in the Aria 936, the Focal engineers demonstrate their innovative spirit, offering ever more character while maintaining high performance, for a Premium Hi-Fi product.
A SPECIAL FINISH FOR A SPECIAL EDITION
With its sleek look, Aria K2 936 combines timelessness with modernity. It blends seamlessly into any style of interior. The choice of Ash Grey finish, a Premium finish exclusive to Focal, combined with a leather effect front panel, highlights the loudspeaker’s style and elegance. Recognized as a ‘Living Heritage Company’ (Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant) by the French state, Focal once again showcases its industrial expertise and audio excellence: Aria K2 936 signals the return to high emotion shared by a French loudspeaker with a unique design. ABOUT
PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
The Aria K2 936 will be $5,990/pair with availability in Q1 2021.
ABOUT FOCAL AND NAIM AUDIO
With a combined 88 years of expertise in hand-crafting the world’s best music systems, Naim Audio – based in Salisbury, Wiltshire – and Focal, from St Etienne in France, have been sister brands since 2011. Both are recognized as exceptional brands in their respective countries: Naim is a multiple Queen’s Award winner, while Focal is designated by the French state as an Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant (EPV, or Living Heritage Company). Since their 2011 merger, Naim and Focal have united their unique areas of excellence and innovation, meaning even higher levels of authentic audio performance are possible – taking you closer to the music you love.
For more information on each brand visit: www.focal.com/en, www.naimaudio.com.
Focal Naim America: www.focalnaimamerica.com.
ABOUT VERVENT AUDIO GROUP
Vervent Audio Group was born in 2011, incorporating Focal and Naim Audio. Each brand brings its own expertise: Focal is a French manufacturer of loudspeaker technologies and hi-fi speakers, whose expertise extends to pro-audio speakers, in-car audio, custom install products and headphones. Naim is a renowned British electronics specialist, specializing in two-channel Hi-Fi, multi-room music streaming systems, amplifiers and music servers. Both are recognised as exceptional brands in their countries: Naim is a multiple Queen’s Award winner, while Focal is designated by the French state as an Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant. Together, they have united their unique areas of excellence & innovation and constitute a High-Fidelity reference point in the world. Vervent Audio’s key markets are Europe, Asia and North America; strategic territories in which the Group open Focal Powered by Naim flagship stores.