Focal Shape 40

Active Nearfield Monitor

  • Designed without a rear bass port - allows placing directly in front of a wall
  • Power: 50 W Class AB
  • Woofer: 4" Flax Cone
  • Tweeter: 1" Aluminium-Magnesium
  • 4" Double-passive membrane
  • Frequency range (+/- 3 dB): 60 - 35,000 Hz
  • Max SPL peak @ 1 m (musical signal): 102 dB
  • Input impedance: 10 kOhm
  • Settings: High pass filter, bass, middle, high
  • Power switch
  • Automatic standby function
  • Connections: XLR and RCA
  • Thread for ceiling and wall brackets (mounting accessories not included)
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 161 x 200 x 257 mm
  • Weight: 5 kg
  • Housing: 12 mm MDF - Vinyl, walnut, black

Further Information

Speaker size 1x 4", 1x 1"
Amplifier power per unit (RMS) 50 W
Magnetic Shielding No
Analogue XLR Input Yes
Analogue Input (Jack) No
Analogue Input (Mini Jack) No
Analogue Input (RCA) Yes
Digital input No
Manual frequency correction Yes

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!!!MPX!!!, 29.07.2018
Buyed mainly for music listening.
Clear natural sounds especially saxophone and woodwind. Very fast drums but weak bass. Can listen long time - no irritation. Good for low volume listening. All genres has same emotionality so it means that AFC is flat without significal resonances. Sounds as is. Its not hi-fi - no tasty resonances.
MP3 sounds hard. Clipping in recordings not emotional as on hi-fi, its just terrible hard clipping.
Highly recommend for listening using subwoofer (my way Fostex pm-submini2) there is significant dimension and atmosphere addition.
Pair of this one with subwoofer is cheaper than pair of Shape 50 but theoretically has more precision and deep bass and more clear middles (3-way and 3-amp).
Very good sound quality for this price but be aware there is no level regulator as in shape 50 and shape 65.
And not sensitive standby mode needs to turn up volume for make them wake up after sleep. On low levels they goes to standby. Whereas Fostex PM-sub do it very well automatically but has standby switch that useful.
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Pirouss, 16.07.2018
Use in broadcast studio.
Comfort and listening fidelity found only at Focal!
To listen!!!
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