The Twin6 Be is the best seller of the Focal Professional range and the most versatile work tool of the SM6 line.
It represents the only necessary solution for recording, mixing and mastering. The image precision, treble definition as well as midrange neutrality are at the heart of its reputation. The excellent articulation of the bass and midbass registers, even at very high sound levels, makes it an unavoidable reference for engineers who require absolute transparency.
Furthermore, the design of the Twin6 Be permits a high SPL while at the same time offering a stable tonal balance. One of the two 6.5" woofers works in large band (midrange - bass) whereas the other reproduces from 40 to 150Hz. This creates a bass that preserves all the signal dynamics, without any masking effect in the midrange, thereby keeping all its neutrality and transparency. Additional control of the bass register is accomplished by fine-tuning on the control plate on the back of the Twin6 Be in order to obtain a perfect mirror configuration with its mate.
The Twin6 Be can be installed vertically or horizontally to respond to the space requirements of each studio.
Beryllium inverted dome tweeter
The inverted dome tweeter is a hallmark of Focal.
As a result of more than twenty years of development into a tweeter that could produce a high output, but without requiring high energy input and without increasing directivity. The introduction of the pure Beryllium dome, capable of covering 5 full octaves from 1,000 to 40,000Hz constitutes a new decisive advance regarding new audio formats. This tweeter capacity to reproduce high frequencies with unmatched speed and transparency. At first the pure Beryllium tweeter was only available on the very high-end digital speakers of the Focal Professional lines (SM8 & SM11), but is now featured on the new SM6 series, allowing an unprecedented price/performance ratio.
The "W" cone
Focal has been developing the technologies of composite sandwich cones for more than 15 years. The "W" process (Glass/Foam/Glass), used on the SM11, SM8 and SM6 lines, provides a true optimization of the frequency response by fine tuning of mass, rigidity and damping parameters. The balance between these 3 fundamental and often contradictory parameters is at the base of the outstanding sound neutrality of our speakers.
A custom designed amplification stage
Designing an amp to be integrated inside a speaker requires a very different set of rules than for a traditional amp. Speaker size and cooling concerns are often in contradiction with the high quality and high power requirements of a sonically transparent speaker.
Our engineers used the BASH® technology to develop the bass/medium amplification circuit for the SM6 professional line of speakers. This was the only way to exploit the best of class AB style circuits (for exceptional quality) with a class D type yield, which is crucial when housing a 150W RMS circuit in such a small space (300W RMS for the Twin 6 and 350W RMS for the Sub6). A pure class AB circuit is sufficient to power the -less energy demanding- high frequency tweeter, allowing for an extremely wide bandwidth and exceptional accuracy.
Frequency response : 40Hz-40kHz
Maximum SPL : 115 dB SPL (peak@1m)
Mains voltage : 230V (1.6A fuse rating) or 115V (3.15A fuse rating)
Connection : IEC inlet and detachable power cord
User controls : Input level switch
Speaker (left/right) switch
LF and HF contours (potentiometers)
Power ON/OFF switch, mains voltage selector
Indicator : Power on LED
Woofer : 2x"W" composite sandwich cone, Focal 6W4370B 6.5" drive unit
High frequency : Focal TB871 Beryllium inverted dome tweeter
Shielding : Integral through cancellation magnets or by magnet design
Cabinet : 19mm MDF panels with internal braces
Finish : Real red veneer sides - Black on body
Dimensions (HxWxD) : 250mmx500mmx340mm (9.8"x19.7"x13.4")
Weight :14kg (30.8lb)
Big step up for me when I bought those speakers (Getting from m-audio bx8a). Built quality is really nice. The depth in the audio is amazing. Paired with apogee symphony, the result: best sound I've ever had for mixing songs. I would buy again.
April 10, 2015
Excellent stereo image
I had been using other near-fields for a while now and I was worried as to how long it would take me to get used to these. Wow, to my amazement, it only took me a couple of passes to understand how the Twins translate. The mids are very detailed, the highs are sweet and the stereo image is incredible.
This is the best investment I've done in years, great job Focal !!!