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Focal Grande Utopia EM EVO

$335,000.00

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4-Way Floorstanding Loudspeaker – legendary technological heritage.

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Description

ULTIMATE ACOUSTICS

4-WAY FLOORSTANDING LOUDSPEAKER

Focal Grande Utopia EM integrates the Utopia III Evo line, with its legendary technological heritage. This exceptional high-fidelity loudspeaker boasts the latest exclusive innovations from Focal, and remains the ultimate choice… The sound architecture of Utopia III has been preserved, to reduce harmonic distortion in the fragile mid-range register, which is so very crucial for revealing the artist’s emotions. Both loudspeakers are equipped with the very latest Focal innovations: the NIC (Neutral Inductance Circuit) and the TMD suspension. The entire crossover system on the new speaker drivers has been redesigned. The rigidity of the Grande Utopia EM Evo cabinet has been improved using reinforcement rings positioned around the speaker drivers. The best components of their generation have also found their way into the line: cables manufactured in France, a denser acoustic material inside the subwoofer, and the double terminal boards. New finishes add the design element to a timeless silhouette. Utopia III Evo remains an iconic line. It integrates a whole series of innovations and essential detailing to create something unique. And still streets ahead of the rest.

Key points
•  A reference 4-way floorstanding loudspeaker
• High efficiency Electro-Magnetic woofer
• Adjustable Focus Time, entirely articulated loudspeaker
• Utopia EM Evo technologies: Beryllium, IAL2TM, TMD suspension, NIC magnet, MRR cabinet, Focus TimeTM, ‘W’, Power FlowerTM, OPC+TM, Gamma StructureTM
• 1,458 possible adjustments for total sound personalization
• 100% Focal manufacture

COMPONENTS TESTED IN REAL CONDITIONS

Our engineers selected the very best components on the market, choosing them from among the finest brands around after testing them in real conditions.

All the internal wiring within the units is crafted in France.While looking at the wiring aspects of these new loudspeakers, we decided to increase the wire gauge of the cabling by 20%. The results can be heard immediately: the sound is even clearer and even more natural.

Finally, for the bass register, the acoustic wadding lining we included inside the enclosure has been thickened for even tighter bass with more control and increased precision.

Exclusive innovation

EXCLUSIVE MEDIUM REGISTER

It was natural for us to capitalise on the research carried out in 2008, which resulted new and exclusive innovations, particularly in the mid-range register. 

 

TMD suspension: this technology provides a linear frequency response curve between 1 and 4kHz, while significantly reducing distortion in this range. The mid-range register benefits from remarkable neutrality.

Neutral Inductance Circuit: stabilising the magnetic field was a challenge to overcome, in order to avoid harmonic distortion and intermodulation. The research carried out enabled Focal’s engineers to come up with an extremely stable magnetic circuit.

METALLIC COLOURS


Utopia III Evo loudspeakers are distinguished by their distinctive colours, inspired by the automotive universe. Grande Utopia EM Evo is available in Metallic Blue, Ash Grey and British Racing Green, in addition to the timeless Black Lacquer and Carrara White. The shape of Utopia III Evo is still the same, just with a revamped, modern style.

The loudspeaker enclosure will be lacquered in the same colour all over: the front and side panels will now be identical. Detailing is also paramount; black is making a strong comeback, with a Graphite Black finish for the baskets and the tweeter enclosure. These finish choices provide an overall coherence which is more harmonious and more discreet, emphasising the originality of the new colours even more. 

FOCUS TIME

Each speaker driver module is separate. The several enclosures of the Utopia III Evo and Grande Utopia EM Evo loudspeakers are articulated like a spine. They can be orientated using a lever. This adjustable Focus Time function allows you to fine-tune the sound image to perfection according to your interior.

Additional information

Weight 80 kg
Dimensions 250 × 80 × 80 cm
Specifications

Type:  4-way, floorstanding bass-reflex loudspeaker

Drivers:

  • Electro-Magnetic 16″ (40cm) ‘W’ woofer
  • Multiferrite 11″ (27cm) ‘W’ midbass
  • 2 Power Flower 61/2″ (16.5cm) ‘W’ midrange drivers with TMD suspension and NIC magnet
  • IAL2 pure Beryllium inverted dome 1″
  • (27mm) tweeter

Frequency response (+/- 3dB): 18Hz – 40kHz

Response at – 6dB: 14Hz

Sensitivity (2.83V / 1m): 94dB

Nominal impedance: 8 Ω

Minimal impedance: 3 Ω

Filtering frequencies: 80Hz / 220Hz / 2,300Hz

Recommended amp power: 150 – 1,500W

Dimensions (H x L x D): 7913/16 x 253/4 x 345/8″ (2,012 x 654 x 880mm)

Weight: 584lbs (265kg)

Why buy from us?

Rapallo is an independently owned New Zealand company and with more than 15 years experience, we offer you both technical expertise and superior service.

Rapallo is fully authorized to sell products by all of the manufacturers listed on our website and in our store. In most cases we are more than a reseller, we are a direct dealer who also receives training and where possible we personally test products we sell.

Authorized dealers like us offer peace of mind. Rapallo

  • meets manufacturer’s standards, from sales to service, in order to receive authorized status.
  • often receives training directly from manufacturer representatives and shares that expertise with you.
  • provides  support for all the products they sell.
  • ensures that manufacturer warranties will be honoured.
  • buys directly from big brand manufacturers and guarantee you buy NZ new, (no grey imports or parallel imports).

The Internet is an incredibly convenient information source and a wonderful way to find savings on the products you want. Protect yourself online by buying from authorized dealers, with genuine feedback and reputations.

A price too good to be true, usually is.
If you’ve ever searched for a product on a shopping engine (such as Priceme/Pricespy) you may have asked yourself, “Why are some stores charging so much less than other stores?”

Our customers often share these stories with us, so we thought we would share a few with you, in hopes that you don’t fall prey to any of these unscrupulous sales tactics.

  • Goods may be grey market/parallel imported. They may state that the product includes the manufacturer warranty, but not tell you that the warranty is valid only in Europe, Japan, or South America, and NOT in NZ.
  • You may be asked to buy an expensive extended warranty. In many cases if you do not purchase the warranty, your purchase will be denied. (The product is now out of stock, your card does not go through, etc.)
  • Included parts may be sold to you separately. Some resellers will open boxes and charge extra for parts that are normally included by the manufacturer.
  • Hidden charges which don’t show up until your credit card statement arrives, these charges only show up when your credit card statement is sent to you.
  • When something goes wrong, faulty, late delivery, doesn’t matter how many times you try to email, they don’t get back.
  • There are so many scamming online sellers today, “buyer beware” protect yourself!

Think you have a better price from someone in NZ (authorised dealer)? Call us, we’ll see what we can do.

12 months interest free over $1,000 or 18 months interest free over $2,000 finance available (on non-discounted items). Apply here.

Call us 09 2744515

Concerned About Fraud?

The internet has become a more popular source for online shopping, regrettably we have seen more and more instances of fraud affecting online shoppers. Companies trading under many  different names, loading warranties and charging for them as extras when often they are included from the manufacturer. Parallel imports or personal imports where the NZ supplier refuses to repair when things go wrong is often alarming to the unsuspecting purchaser. Inflated freight charges, customs and GST at the border are often forgotten as a buyer is tempted by a lower price. Constantly we hear all these stories, once bitten it’s all to late looking for that refund or replacement. The stories are outrageous at times, customers from Trademe and ebay with no place to turn, time consuming and very frustrating….

So how do you protect yourself from online fraud?

  • Buy from an authorized reseller. If you are at all suspicious, contact the manufacturer directly and ask if a company is authorized to sell their products.
  • Make sure you get a company invoice with GST clearly marked.
  • Make sure you buy from someone who has a phone number and an address on their website, not a P.O.Box number
  • Read customer feedback, you can usually tell if it’s genuine or not.

We hope that you will become our next happy customer. And we promise to offer you superior service before, during and after your purchase.

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