October 24, 2022 – Leading audio brand Focal presents the LITTORA line: speaker drivers for yachts and spaces located in coastal and wet environments. Fitting discreetly into walls and ceilings, both indoors and outdoors, these products benefit from Focal’s unique know-how to deliver an exceptionally high sound quality outdoors, while blending seamlessly into their surroundings. By launching onto this market, the French brand confirms its position as a leading light in the audio sector, and responds even more attentively to all listening needs, with the bonus of Focal-quality sound.
THE SOUND OF FRENCH RIVIERA
In addition to its complete offering for indoor sound (loudspeakers, Home Cinema, in-wall/in-ceiling, etc.), Focal is now adding a solution that brings sound to yachts and any premises located in a coastal environment (home, restaurant, etc.) or wet spaces (spa, steam room, etc.): in other words, any spaces subject to specific outdoor conditions (humidity, sea spray, salt, wind, etc.). The arrival of this offer follows on from the July 2021 opening of the Focal Powered by Naim showroom in Cannes, the first floor of which is designed to replicate a boat interior. In addition to its products, Focal offers real expertise – advice on the configuration and placement of speaker drivers, acoustic testing measurements, on-site sound design, sound tuning, and more.
LITTORA 1000 & LITTORA 200
The Littora range includes two series of in-wall and inceiling speaker drivers: Littora 1000 and Littora 200. The first is the flagship series. Made in France and inspired by the Utopia line of in-wall / in-ceiling products – Focal excellence –, its two speaker drivers 1000 ICW8 and ICW10 offer outstanding outdoor sound. Lending themselves as well to party use as to ultra-high-quality listening sessions, they are complemented by the 1000 ICW SUB10 subwoofer for a powerful and captivating sound. Littora 200 is the second series – its 200 ICW6 and ICW8 speaker drivers combine compactness and performance, delivering wide sound coverage. Three outdoor loudspeakers are the final additions to the Littora 200 series: OD Sat 5, OD Stone 8 and OD Sub 12for enjoying Focal sound in outdoor settings such as gardens, terraces, poolside and more.
FOCAL KNOW-HOW AND IP CERTIFICATIONS
Since its creation in 1979, Focal has been excelling in research and development, particularly in the design of cones, the centerpiece of a speaker driver for ultimate sound reproduction. To meet the needs and respond to the constraints of marine and coastal environments, Focal engineers have developed the Fiber IP cone for the Littora 1000 series and the Iris IP cone for Littora 200, combining very high sound quality with impressive resistance. These brand-new products blend performance, discretion, ease of integration but also perfect resistance to all weathers: in particular, they benefit from IP65 certification, an international standard designating the levels of protection offered by a material against the ingress of solids and liquids. The range therefore boasts perfect waterproofing and resistance to outdoor elements.
INDOOR / OUTDOOR MODE AND ACCESSORIES
For a custom system and listening experience, an angled bracket is provided as an accessory, with three sizes available (6″/15cm, 8″/20cm and 10″/25cm), enabling you to determine the tilt of the speaker driver and play the sound in the direction of your choice. It is also possible to adapt the sound of the speaker drivers by simply clicking on the button on the back, depending on whether they are to be used indoors or outdoors.
Littora 200 and 1000 Pricing:
- 200 ICW6 – $449 USD / $499 CAD
- 200 ICW8 – $549 USD / $599 CAD
- 1000 ICW8 – $1,299 USD / $1,499 CAD
- 1000 ICW10 – $1,399 USD / $1,599 CAD
- 1000 ICW SUB10 – $1,099 USD / $1,199 CAD
Available: November 2022
For more information:
- Littora 200: https://www.focal.com/en/custom-integration/in-wall-in-ceiling-loudspeakers/littora-200
- Littora 1000: https://www.focal.com/en/custom-integration/in-wall-in-ceiling-loudspeakers/littora-1000
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ABOUT VERVENT AUDIO GROUP
VerVent Audio was born in 2011, incorporating Focal and Naim Audio. Each brand brings its savoir-faire: Focal is a French manufacturer of hi-fi loudspeaker and speakers, pro-audio monitors, 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. Both are recognized 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 and innovation and constitute a reference point in the world.
For more information: https://www.focal.com/france/vervent-audio-group
ABOUT FOCAL NAIM NORTH AMERICA
Born from the merger of Focal, world leader in acoustic sound made in France, and Naim Audio, world leader in British-made hi-fi electronics, VerVent Audio Group’s brand subsidiaries embody the investments of VerVent Audio in the US and Canada. Thanks to its own distribution entity, the group is striving to turn the North American territory into the market leader for Focal and Naim.
For more information: https://www.focalnaimamerica.com/