Focal has launched a new hand-built series of car audio speakers that use Kevlar “sandwich” cones.
Focal has redesigned from the ground up the line it calls its best sounding speakers short of its $20K Utopia system.
Kevlar, known for its bullet proof construction, offers the advantages of a light weight material that is also rigid.
The line includes 9 models. A 6.5-inch coax model EC165 has a street price of $799.99, while the top 6.5-inch 3-way component, model ES165KX3 carries a price of $2,299.
Subwoofers include a 10 inch model rated at 600 watts RMS with dual 4 ohm voice coil, model E35KX at $899. The 12 inch version is rated at 800 watts RMS also with dual 4 ohm voice coil, model E30KX, at $999.
Also new is a patent pending tweeter design called the MDesign, signifying a cone and grille with a “valley” in the middle which makes for a lighter stiffer cone with lower distortion (as pictured above).
The line also has an all new crossover. Shipping is expected February 1.
Correction: Our newsletter headline said Focal’s are the first Kevlar speakers. We have been informed that JBL and possibly other car audio suppliers have used or still use Kevlar in their speaker lines.