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Focal Sopra N3 Black Floorstanding Speakers (Pair)

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Brand-new, unused, unopened and undamaged item in original retail packaging (where applicable).

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£15999.00
The Top of Focal's Sopra Range

The Top of Focal's Sopra Range

"It's not about the quantity of bass, but its quality and how that affects the rest of the musical range, bringing impact and transparency that extends up through the critical mid-bass and that opens up and fills out the mid-band"

Generous and controlled bass - the longest standing loudspeaker of the line, Sopra N3 perfectly combines dynamics, space optimisation and harmonic richness.  With its two 8¼" (21cm) woofers, this loudspeaker offers solid, rich and perfectly defined bass for music lovers looking for optimum performance. Despite its reasonable size, it will reveal its full potential in rooms measuring up to 860 ft2 (80 m2).

Sopra clearly inaugurates a new era for the “Premium High End” by taking into account new performance criteria. Compact, modern, a pure design, character... all these are essential factors to ensure perfect integration into your interior.

Equipped with best midrange drivers ever developed by Focal, with the NIC and TMD technologies, Sopra pushes back the limits of sound reproduction in terms of transparency in a very compact enclosure. Indeed, unlike Utopia, which is extravagant by essence and where size is by no means a constraint, Sopra aims for maximal compactness to ensure easy integration into reasonably sized rooms.

Infinite Horn Loading

Infinite Horn Loading

Focal's Beryllium tweeter features an incredibly light and extremely rigid dome, that deliver a transparent and dynamic sound. Its main limitation comes from the compression of air in the cavity behind it. But the requirement for Sopra to be compact meant that as much of the cabinet as possible had to be used for the bass. They had to explore other options for loading the tweeter, which led them to come up with the IHL system. The "IHL" system enables to load the Beryllium tweeter respecting the compactness demand of the speaker. The rear wave of the tweeter is delicately and gradually absorbed to avoid any distortion. The treble definition is pushed to the maximum

Stabilising the Magnetic Field

Stabilising the Magnetic Field

The accuracy and detail of audio reproduction relies on the stability of the magnetic field. Since the beginning, Focal have always had a great interest in the magnetic circuit, an essential aspect of a speaker drive unit. The precision and detail of audio reproduction depends on the stability of the magnetic field. NIC technology (Neutral Inductance Circuit) permits to control the magnetic field and finally enables to master it in order to limit distortion. It decreases the effects of distortion and give the sound a very high-definition and an unprecedented dynamic.

Tuned Mass Damper

Tuned Mass Damper

Focal's teams have revealed resonances which alter definition in the suspension which connects the cone to the basket. The solutions already known for increasing the damping properties of the suspension all result in an increase of the mass which consequently alters definition. The answer came from a technology used in earthquake-resistant skyscrapers and which is also used for the suspension on racing cars. "TMD" technology consists of optimising the suspension profile which controls the resonance in order to drastically reduce distortion and increase the definition of bass and midrange.

Its all in the Detail

Its all in the Detail

The main theme of Sopra is deliberately uncluttered, though it still offers connoisseurs the opportunity to enjoy all the small details. The grille with an incremental meshing motif protects the Beryllium tweeter and gives it a strong identity. This motif is repeated for sealing the curved back panel of the middle section. The terminal board, the thumb nuts and the adjustable spikes have all been specially designed for Sopra, as have the few visible screws, all of which were manufactured by watchmaking experts.

  • Tick New mid-range driver with TMD suspension (Tuned Mass Damper) and "NIC" magnetic circuit (Neutral Inductance Circuit)
  • Tick New "IHL" Beryllium tweeter (Infinite Horn Loading)
  • Tick Drivers developed and manufactured by Focal in France

The Longest Standing

The longest standing loudspeaker of the line, Sopra N°3 perfectly combines dynamics, space optimisation and harmonic richness. With its two 81/4" (21cm) woofers, this loudspeaker offers solid, rich and perfectly defined bass for music lovers looking for optimum performance. Despite its reasonable size, it will reveal its full potential in rooms measuring up to 860 ft2 (80m2)

While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.

Type Three-way bass-reflex floor standing loudspeaker
Speakers 2 x 81/4" “W” cone woofers with NIC | 61/2" “W” cone midrange with NIC and “TMD” suspension | 11/16" pure Beryllium IHL inverted dome tweeter
Frequency response (+/- 3dB) 33Hz - 40kHz
Low frequency point -6dB 26Hz
Sensitivity (2.83V/1m) 91.5dB
Nominal impedance 8 Ohms
Minimum impedance 3.1 Ohms
Crossover frequency 250Hz / 2200Hz
Recommanded amplifier power 40 - 400W
Dimensions (HxWxD) 1264x402x595mm
Weight (unit) 70kg

While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.

Focal Sopra N3 Red Floorstanding Speakers (Pair)

Focal Sopra N3 Red Floorstanding Speakers (Pair)

£15999.00
Focal Sopra N3 Orange Floorstanding Speakers (Pair)

Focal Sopra N3 Orange Floorstanding Speakers (Pair)

£15999.00
Focal Sopra N3 White Floorstanding Speakers (Pair)

Focal Sopra N3 White Floorstanding Speakers (Pair)

£15999.00
Focal Sopra N3 Blue Floorstanding Speakers (Pair)

Focal Sopra N3 Blue Floorstanding Speakers (Pair)

£15999.00
Focal Sopra N3 Walnut Floorstanding Speakers (Pair)

Focal Sopra N3 Walnut Floorstanding Speakers (Pair)

£15999.00

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