Focal CMS 50Item ID: CMS50
Active Studio Monitor with 5" Polyglass Cone Woofer, 1" Aluminum/Magnesium Inverted-dome Tweeter, and 55Hz-28kHz Frequency Response (ea)
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Precision, Articulation, and Accuracy From this Compact Monitor!While the CMS 50 may be the most compact Focal studio monitor available, you can expect the same outstanding dynamics, treble definition, and precise sound - all Focal signatures. The CMS 50 features Focal's hallmark inverted-dome tweeter, which is noted for its high efficiency, precision, and energy. Couple that with Focal's aluminum/magnesium tweeter alloy and exclusive Polyglass woofer technology, and you've got a 5" reference monitor with surprising clarity, a deep soundstage, and rich-yet-controlled bass. And with their incredibly neutral 55Hz-28kHz response, the CMS 50 nearfields ready you for critical monitoring.
Focal CMS 50 5" Nearfield Reference Monitor at a Glance:
Accurate reference monitoring, in Focal's most compact form
When space and size matter, count on Focal's CMS 50 studio monitors to give you the clarity and definition you need. These compact monitors - Focal's most compact, in fact - deliver a remarkable stereo image, while offering you a wide sweet spot when working on your productions. The design of the CMS 50 monitors also permits wide placement, without damaging the critical soundstage.
Hear the advantages of Focal's inverted-dome tweeter technology
A Focal hallmark is the inverted-dome tweeter - and it's a big part of the magic behind the CMS 50's amazing performance. The particular advantage of the inverted dome is that it optimizes the mechanical coupling between the voice coil and the dome. As the voice coil is fixed at mid-height on the dome, it can uniformly move the CMS 50's entire cone surface. This design inherently offers high efficiency, precision, and energy, all resulting in an extremely precise soundstage. Of course, the CMS 50 takes advantage of that to full effect, by employing an aluminum/magnesium alloy for the tweeter material.
Aluminum/magnesium alloy tweeter for precise, analytical sound
By blending aluminum and magnesium for the tweeter, Focal effectively harnessed the benefits of each. With the CMS 50, you can expect great damping qualities, excellent rigidity, and extremely reduced distortion, thanks to the marriage of the two materials. The configuration produces a precise sound - and an extremely deep soundstage. In all, the CMS 50's treble frequencies are dynamic and detailed. This technology combines perfectly with the Polyglass woofer, for sonic synergy.
Focal-exclusive Polyglass cone technology delivers outstanding linearity
To create their exclusive Polyglass technology, Focal applies molten-glass microballs onto a cellulose pulp cone. This process combines excellent paper damping with glass rigidity - the rigidity index, in fact, exceeds that of a single-skin Kevlar and is almost ten times more rigid than polypropylene. As a result, the CMS 50 cone's mass/rigidity/damping contributes to outstanding linearity of the frequency-response curve, and greatly increases the CMS 50's definition in the midrange.
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Choose the Focal CMS 50 5" nearfield studio monitors for superb accuracy, in Focal's most compact design!
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Hector, Kissimmee, FL
Reviewsbased on 16 reviews
Focal CMS 50 (Update from Nov. 15, 2012)
by Gary from ArizonaNeeded break in. I now have 250 hours and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. These are incredible near field speakers, maybe the best ever. I haven't heard anything better in this price ran... read more [+]ge or size. I have been recording and have been an audiophile for 40 years. I do read about the home systems and HT all the time and the Focal line for all applications. Focal always get great reviews, as they should, they are expensive, and exclusive. But you get what you pay for, however, for the price, I think Focal is a better deal than most. I needed to reset my crossover to 45 Hz and the HF shelf to -2 db. Everything else is neutral. Very dialed in now for my room. I suggest a great source, interface and cables. If not, don't spend the money for these speakers. They will not perform the way they should, you will waste your money. After the beak in and fine tuning to your room you will be pleasantly surprised at what you hear coming from these amazing speaking. The sub is highly recommending with the 50's to complete the full range. I changed my 4.5 to a 5 star rating, and the Focal's still have a way to go before full break in. Patience is truly a virtue. Very highly recommended. close [-]
January 3, 2013
Music Background: Musician, recording engineer & Audiophile
Most Accurate Studio Monitors I Have Ever Used!!! FOCAL IS THE BEST FOR ME!!
by Caleb Shaw from Hoschton, GA.AWESOME!! AWESOME!! AWESOME!! I will get to the point and say that I have never owned Genelecs or Dynaudios, so I can't speak for them. But in the last 13 years I have owned Mackie HR824's, KRK V8's, ... read more [+]JBL LSR 4328's (The big 8" Ones), ADAM A7's, and my FOCAL CMS 50's. And my FOCALS CSM 50's are the smallest studio monitor speakers that I have ever owned and yet they have given me the very best and most noticeable positive results in all my music in the past 2 years since I've owned them. Please note that they do need to be broken in first to get these results because you can't judge them by the first weeks that you use them although the power and bass coming from the little things will blow you away as soon as you listen to them for the first time. And also note that you need to dial in the right settings on the back to get the best results in your specific room situation concerning acoustics and size. But after you break them in and get your settings right for your room, well, just get ready for it, because my tracks now sound so much better in every way, in big live sound PA systems, home stereo, in the car, in my headphones, in the ipod, etc. etc. etc. So, all I can say is WOW!!!! ...... I Finally Have Mixing Relief!! And because of it from now on I seriously will only buy FOCAL if I decide to get a bigger set of monitors. But I'm still even hesitant about that because I believe that these and the 65's just have very true, flat, honest, and very satisfying mixing results. I don't really rely on very Low Low bass for my mixing my tracks so I'm happy. But if you do need Low Low bass then all you have to do is add the CMS subwoofer and you're set. What more could you need, and I might be doing that myself sometime in the future anyways, or maybe not, because my tracks now sound great, BETTER THAN EVER!!! And by the way I just want to say that TJ Walstrom, my saleperson, is an awesome saleperson and has always been very helpful and patience and has made my SWEETWATER buying experience a very pleasant and confident one. THANK YOU "TJ"..... FOR EVERYTHING! close [-]
August 11, 2012
Music Background: Artist, Musician, and Home Recording Studio
Love these monitors....! Focal customer for life!!!!
by James Storti from Cabot, arMost pristine clarity..... All my friends are coming to my studio to do their final mix and mastering!!! Thanks again!
August 10, 2012
Music Background: Student audio engineer
Focal CMS 50
by Jeff van Beek fromThese monitors are exceptional. The sound quality is accurate and crystal clear.
June 3, 2012
With a simple 1/8"-to-dual RCA cable I was able to turn my monitoring system into a professional stereo system with enough volume to get me evicted from my apartment! They sound stunning! Your next step beyond these speakers is to make improvements to the acoustics in your control room.
Focal CMS 50
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