Focal Shape 65

Active Nearfield Monitor

  • Designed without a rear bass port - allows placing directly in front of a wall
  • Power: 105 W Class AB
  • Woofer: 6.5" Flax Cone
  • Tweeter: 1" Aluminium-Magnesium
  • 6.5" Double-passive membrane
  • Frequency range (+/- 3 dB): 40 - 35000 Hz
  • Max SPL peak @ 1 m (musical signal): 109 dB
  • Input impedance: 10 kOhm
  • Settings: High pass filter, bass, middle, high
  • Power switch
  • Automatic standby function
  • Connections: XLR and RCA
  • Thread connector for ceiling and wall brackets (mounting accessories not included)
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 218 x 285 x 355 mm
  • Weight: 8.5 kg
  • Housing: 12 mm MDF - Vinyl, walnut, black

Further information

Speaker size 1x 6,5", 1x 1"
Amplifier power per unit (RMS) 105 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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twentyfortysix, 12.08.2017
Apart the fact that the Focal forget on many of the speakers turn on the standby switch in the box (google the solution out) the speakers have outstanding sound.

The feature I like the most is the space it is able to portray. It has beautiful stereo balance but the depth it has is something! This is is mostly handy while working on voice, which draws in to tiny details and help you keep them while you would just cut them out accidentally when working on less sensitive speakers.

The bass range is wide but I have a feeling that they are not that tight is they might be. But the bass picture is overall really nice, say not artificially juicy as others tend to sound like (to me).

Once more again, the highest value of these speakers is the details and 3D space they draw.

The downside of the speakers is the aforementioned standby mode, which if it works for you it does not let you work on low volume for a long, they turn them self off after 20+minutes or so (it would be handy to have a switch on the box that let us turn the standby on&off).
Another bit frustrating fact is that it has no Db correction on board ./
I would prefer to have all the filter knobs working in steps not linear as they are now.


As all speakers these are also sensitive to placement. I would not put them on table or any close to a desk..
If you do so, you ruin their potential.

Conclusion: Highly addictive speakers.
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zigy, 05.12.2017
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The radiator design mean that you need to place them carefully and experiment. away from the wall or close to the wall.

minus: The radiators mean that care must be taken in handling them. Its not so easy to just pick them up and turn them! this will be discovered when you want to adjust the feet.
The levelling screwed feet underneath are not easy to accurately adjust, Care is needed.
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