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FOCAL - PROFILE 918 DIAMOND BLACK (PR)

by Focal

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  • Customized Aluminum/Magnesium Tweeter Provides Airy Extension
  • In-House-Made Drivers and a Different Woofer for Every Model
  • Gorgeous Contours Eliminate Standing Waves
  • 90dB sensitivity, impedance of 8 Ohms
  • Optimum Phase Crossover

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Product Specifications

Brand NameFocal
Speaker TypeFloorstanding

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Focal
  • Speaker Type: Floorstanding

Product Details

  • ASIN: B000W4GJHM
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #267,038 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 6, 2013

Product Description

Focal Profile 918 Tower Speakers Best In-Class Consistency and Effortless Performance: Handmade Speaker Anchored by Critically Acclaimed Aluminum/Magnesium Tweeter Slim, Sleek, Curvaceous Design Fits Anywhere and Contributes to Speaker's Phenomenal Sound Expressiveness, openness, clarity, smoothness, warmth, three-dimensionality: Six prime characteristics every music aficionado desires no matter their individual listening biases. The Focal Profile 918 loudspeaker delivers these hallmark audiophile qualities with unrivaled consistency and effortlessness in its price range. Sumptuously elegant in appearance and sound, the two-and-a-half-way bass-reflect floorstander delivers stunning depth of field, tonal articulation, and taut bass. Like that of a high-performance luxury sports car, its slim, sleek, and sexy design owes as much to functionality as looks. Customized Aluminum/Magnesium Tweeter Provides Airy Extension Handmade in the same French factory as Focal's reference-setting Utopia line, the Profile 918 boasts a pioneering aluminum/magnesium inverted-dome tweeter renowned for being one of the industry's best. Claiming greater efficiency and accuracy versus traditional designs, it yields an enviable combination of enhanced detail retrieval and fatigue-free composure no matter the volume level. As such, the Profile 918 welcomes long listening sessions and enraptures you with airy extension. Such are the benefits of a customized approach unavailable to a majority of Focal's competitors. In-House-Made Drivers and a Different Woofer for Every Model One of just a handful of manufacturers that makes its own drivers in-house, and the only manufacturer Music Direct knows that crafts different woofers for every single speaker model it produces, Focal instills the Profile 918 with a truly unique W-composite sandwich cone woofer expressly optimized for the 918. Since the drivers are altered to suit the cabinet, the low-freque

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Nigel Tufnel on April 13, 2013
I have owned a clear-oak finished version of these speakers for four years or so. The advanced aluminum/magnesium tweeter used here is fabulous and integrates perfectly with the mid-woofer. Set up correctly you'll get complete transparency, an unimposing tonal balance and great horizontal imaging that goes wider than the speakers are. The images are however not very tall. I find them very engaging for music and great home theater speakers. Bass may seem shy for rock and roll heavy material. Despite being ported they are not flabby or overly boomy on the bottom and sound very natural with jazz, classical and chamber music. Set up correctly you will not be able to hear the location of them. The last thing they sound like is a speaker.

For me, the big difference between these and the 908s (bookshelf version) is the mid-range which is better and more even in the 918's, but the bookshelf's may not have been fully broken in when I listened.

Advice:
The speaker is tall and the footprint is very narrow oval shaped which allows them to topple so easily that running a vacuum around them could be dangerous to them, small children and pets. This is from personal experience. The spikes which are included will only make this worse by reducing the footprint even further, not to mention that they are also a huge PITA to adjust for level. If you want to keep that glossy black finish, do NOT use the included spikes. I highly recommend third party adjustable outrigger spikes as a must have before you attempt to adjust the placement and toe-in. These will be worth the cost just for the time saved in your OCD, laser-level, sonic distance meter placement exercises.

Remove the magnetic tweeter covers, but leave the cloth cover.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By W. Thomas on April 18, 2014
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Words cannot express how beautiful these speakers sound. They also look great. Please note that while they excel in highs,and midrange, you would require a quality subwoofer [ my preference is SVS ] to enhance your bass.
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