Focal will be introducing its new Theva loudspeaker line at the Axpona trade show, which takes place April 14-16 in Schaumburg, a suburb of Chicago. The line includes six speakers: a compact bookshelf, four loudspeakers, a centre speaker, and a surround.
Available in black, dark wood, and light finishes for the side panels, the enclosures have been revamped to be more compact, with additional front panels. Metallic, screen-printed rings, meanwhile, frame the speaker drivers. The vent has been positioned to the rear as to not interfere with the front panels.
The line begins with the Theva N°1 compact bookshelf loudspeaker. The first floorstanding model is the Theva N°2, a three-way floorstanding loudspeaker with an ultra-slim profile and 5-inch speaker drivers, which is a first for Focal’s home floorstanding loudspeakers. The Theva N°3 is next, another three-way floorstanding loudspeaker, and the Theva N°3-D, a loudspeaker that incorporates a speaker driver to facilitate Dolby Atmos sound. Capping off the line is the 2-way Theva Center centre speaker for clear film dialogue, and the Theva Surround for spatialized audio.
Made in France in Focal’s workshops, the speaker drivers incorporate Slatefiber technology, an exclusive cone known for reproducing a dynamic, rich and balanced sound, says the company. Also made by Focal, the TNF tweeter delivers a “mellow, clear treble frequency.”
The loudspeakers feature tilted stands for optimum time alignment, creating a soundstage focused purely on the listener.
The Focal Theva N°1 will sell for $649 ea. in Canada, the Theva N°2 for $1,169 ea., Theva N°3 for $1,559 ea., Theva N°3-D for $1,949 ea., Theva Center for $849 ea., and the Theva Surround for $849 ea. Matching stands are also available for $349/pr. and $199 for the centre stand.