FOCUS AUDIO FP 50 SPEAKER-PIANO BLACK
The FP50 has a claimed frequency response of 45Hz-25kHz, +/-3dB, a nominal impedance of 8 ohms, and a sensitivity of 85dB/2.83V/m. Focus designs their speakers along well-known, well-regarded principles, aiming for the goals of a relatively flat frequency response on axis with controlled dispersion off axis, proper phase coherence between drivers in the crossover region — this is critical, designer Kam Leung feels — and as much bass extension as is practical for a given cabinet size and drivers. For the Prestige series, Leung said that he was so enamored of the Scan-Speak D30’s effortlessness in the extreme highs that he didn’t attempt to tame down the tweeter’s very top end, something he’s had to do with less-refined-sounding tweeters. Instead, he let the D30 “soar,” something he said I should be able to hear quite easily. I wondered if I would.