Focal CMS 50 5" Active 2-Way Studio Monitor

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Focal CMS 50 5" Active 2-Way Studio Monitor

You Pay: $595.00
Product Highlights
  • Aluminum Construction
  • 5" Polyglass Woofer
  • Aluminum/Magnesium Inverted Dome Tweeter
  • Slotted Cabinet Design
  • 130W Class-AB Amplification
  • XLR and RCA Inputs
  • Acoustic Controls
  • Magnetically Shielded

The CMS 50 from Focal Professional is a compact nearfield studio monitor ideal for use in home, project, or mobile studios. The reinforced and damped die-cast aluminum cabinet houses a 5" Polyglass woofer and an aluminum/magnesium inverted dome tweeter to provide realistic audio with a wide frequency response. Each speaker is powered by its own Class-AB amplifier, totaling 130W for strong, distortion-free performance. A slotted bass port on the front of the cabinet helps to extend low frequency response.

The monitor features XLR and RCA input connectors, making it easy to connect to a variety of sound systems and devices. It also offers a variety of volume, sensitivity, parametric EQ, high-pass filter, and shelving controls, allowing you to customize the speaker's acoustic response to match your environment. A unique base plate decouples the monitor from your table to minimize vibrations and reflections. It is also magnetically shielded for safe use near video monitors and other electronic devices.

Compact size, ideal for small studios or for use as a secondary monitor in larger studios
Reinforced and damped die-cast aluminum cabinet with black powder coat finish
5" Polyglass woofer and an aluminum/magnesium inverted dome tweeter provide realistic audio with a wide frequency response
Each speaker is powered by its own Class-AB amplifier for a total of 130W to provide a strong, distortion-free performance
Slotted bass port on the front of the cabinet helps to extend low frequency response
XLR and RCA input connectors make it easy to connect to a variety of sound systems and devices
Volume, sensitivity, parametric EQ, high-pass filter, and shelving controls allow you to customize the speaker's acoustic response to match your environment
Unique base plate decouples the monitor from your table to minimize vibrations and reflections
Magnetically shielded for safe use near video monitors and other electronic devices
Accepts 100-230VAC power for international use
Low Frequency Driver 5" (127mm) Polyglass Cone Woofer
High Frequency Driver Aluminum/Magnesium Inverted Dome Tweeter
LF Amplifier 80W RMS, Class-AB
HF Amplifier 50W RMS, Class-AB
Crossover Not Specified by Manufacturer
Frequency Range 55Hz - 28kHz
Maximum Sound Pressure Level (SPL) 107dB (Peak)
Connectors 1 x XLR Input
1 x RCA Input
1 x AC Power Input
Input Impedance 20 kOhms, Balanced
47 kOhms, Unbalanced
Controls and Indicators 1 x Power Switch
1 x Volume Knob
1 x Sensitivity Switch
2 x Shelving Switches
1 x High-Pass Switch
1 x Parametric EQ Switch
1 x Power LED
1 x Standby LED
1 x Clip LED
Shielded Yes
Dimensions (HxWxD) 11.8 x 7.5 x 7.9" (300 x 190 x 201mm) (With Base Plate)
Weight 17 lbs (7.7kg)
Focal CMS 50 5" Active 2-Way Studio Monitor
  • Power Cord
  • Base Plate/Table Stand
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    FocalCMS 50 5" Active 2-Way Studio Monitor
     
    4.0

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    4.0

    great sound, some missteps

    By eric robert

    from madison, wi

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact

    Cons

    • Limited Functions
    • Some QC issues

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Focal CMS 50 5" Active 2-Way Studio Monitor:

    Love the sound of these speakers. The typical "I'm hearing things that I've never heard before" praise certainly applies. For my uses, I don't miss out on any low-end frequencies, though I'm generally listening at low to moderate volumes in a rather small office.I had three small disappointments when the speakers initially arrived.First of all, this is my own fault for not noticing this before ordering, but the lack of a 1/4" balanced input is kind of bizarre. Why not at least a combo jack?Second, though the speakers themselves are beautiful and solidly built, the pair that I got has a little unsightly excess glue that oozed out around the ring that surrounds the woofer, one worse than the other. Not a big deal, but for [$] for the pair, I was rather surprised to see such a basic cosmetic issue.Third, the tweeter on one of the speakers was not working when it first arrived. I hate having to send things back, so I opened it up and sure enough, a wire was loose. I realize that these things can happen, but based on the way the wire was supposed to fit in it's designated slot, I don't think it was ever plugged in at all! If it was, it would have been too snug to pop out during shipping.These 3 things definitely knocked a star off the review for me, but I don't regret the purchase at all. I can't say that I've done a major monitor shootout, but I highly doubt you're going to get anything better at this size.

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