Close ☰
Menu ☰

Focal’s new flagship monitor: Trio11 Be

Posted on: Friday 22nd of February 2019

Focal Professional’s new top-of-the-range monitor, the Trio11 Be, was revealed at NAMM 2019. A three-way design capable of maximum SPL of up to 118dB at 1m (according to Focal), the Trio11 Be has a 5″ mid-range driver on a special mounting rotatable in 90-degree increments for vertical or horizontal use, a 10″ high‑excursion woofer and Focal’s usual inverted beryllium dome tweeter. The monitor features newly developed distortion-reduction technologies, including what Focal refer to as an NIC, or Neutral Inductance Circuit, to ensure a stable, uniform magnetic field in the mid-range driver, and tuned mass dampers on its surround, which minimise unwanted noisy resonances.

the loudspeaker employs the brand’s latest acoustic and electronic technologies, which are claimed reduce distortion even further. TMD (Tuned Mass Damper) technology surrounding the 5” driver offers more control and less distortion; NIC (Neutral Inductance Circuit) technology creates a stabilised magnetic flux, and optimised vents promote dynamic control and improve bass definition.

Like its predecessor the Trio6 Be, The Trio11 Be is also usable in so-called Focus mode as a two-way monitor, in which case only the woofer and tweeter are driven. This feature, which can be activated and deactivated by a connected footswitch, allows users to gain a sense of the likely response on more limited two-way reproduction systems for mix-checking purposes. Finished in dark-red ash-burr-veneer, the Trio11 Be retails for £6199 a pair. Focal is distributed by Focal-Naim America (formerly Audio Plus Services) in the US and Canada, the Trio11 Be street price is $3,999  each, the new monitors are set for March 2019 availability.

www.focal.com



Latest News & Blog articles

  • In the tracks of its UF8 DAW controller, SSL has launched a new, software-specific control surface for its channel strip and bus compressor plug-ins.  With the UF8 now established as its main DAW control option, SSL is expanding its line of controllers with the UC1 – which brings the familiar layout and ergonomics of its […]
  • FAMA, a boutique record label with an emphasis on artist development, has built a destination recording complex in the Dominican Republic with the help of WSDG Latin. Available for creative retreats, song writing camps, and recording and mixing, the FAMA facility is “their dream studio”, delivered by WSDG Partner/Project Manager, Sergio Molho. “They found a […]
  • An interesting feature of Merging’s Anubis Ravenna interface, reviewed in Resolution V21.1, was the potential for it to completely change its functionality through the update of its ‘Missions’ – essentially its configuration and operation settings. The unit launched with one such Mission – monitor control – but now an update from the manufacturers is set […]
  • Eddie Kramer never tired of the experience, in this 2009 interview (Resolution V8.4) with Nigel Jopson, he talked Woodstock, Hendrix, heavy metal and 5.1 DVDs. After studying classical piano at the South African College of Music, Eddie moved to the UK with his family and got his first studio job at PYE in 1964, where […]
  • Based on the design of the company’s 6066 Subminiature Headsets, DPA‘s two new options feature the brand’s 5mm round microphone capsule, for use in broadcast, worship, theatre and conferencing. Providing a one-size-fits-all design, and adjustable height and boom length, the 4466 and 4488 headsets accommodate a wide range of head sizes. They also employ a […]
  • Rising pop producer Pete Rycroft (aka Lostboy) has seen chart-topping success in the UK during lockdown thanks to work undertaken in his private studio, which is built around a Patch software-driven analogue routing system. “When Covid hit, I was really lucky to have this space to work in,” he says. “The first thing I did […]
  • The Birmingham, UK-based Audio Suite facility has made a move to a historic building in the City’s Jewellery quarter and appointed engineer, mixer and producer Marcus Byrne as director of UK audio post-production. The move will see a master control room with Avid HDX2 running Pro Tools Ultimate through an Avid D-Command ES console, coupled […]
  • A group led by producer Harvey Mason Jr (left). has acquired Burbank’s neighbouring Evergreen and Enterprise Studios, and is in the process of installing two new SSL Duality Fuse consoles in order continue targeting high-profile recording, film and television projects
. The five-time Grammy nominated producer, songwriter and movie producer has also taken on the twin […]
Translate »