Focal Professionals CMS line is primarily designed for smaller studio environments for post-production work and (in the case of the CMS 40s) for use as secondary monitors to compliment larger full range systems. The CMS 40s are Focals most compact nearfi eld monitors to date and on unboxing them, its surprising how small they are, but how solid and well built they feel. They look the business too, with black-powder-coated die-cast-aluminium cabinets. The speakers ship with removable protective grills, phase plugs (to insert over the tweeters for as precise a soundstage as possible), rubber feet, adjustable spikes and rubber isolation mats, plus they can be placed vertically or horizontally and wall mounted if required. Connection-wise theres a kettle-plug power socket, a balanced XLR input and an unbalanced phono input.