Focal CMS 65Item ID: CMS65
Active Studio Monitor with 6.5" Polyglass Cone Woofer, 1" Aluminum/Magnesium Inverted-dome Tweeter, and 45Hz-28kHz Frequency Response (ea)
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Signature Focal Clarity in a Desktop Nearfield!You'll find that the Focal CMS 65 reference monitor is a stand-out performer for home studios and small listening rooms. The CMS 65 brings together Focal's respected technologies - included the inverted-dome tweeter and the Polyglass cone woofer - into a monitor that strikes a perfect balance of size, price, and performance. In all, a stable tonal balance across the frequency range - even at high SPLs - with treble definition, midrange clarity, and a 45Hz-28kHz frequency response, all work together to define the CMS 65: a nearfield reference monitor you can trust.
Focal CMS 65 6.5" Nearfield Reference Monitor at a Glance:
Premier Focal technologies in a monitor that's perfect for small-room environments
With the CMS 65 6.5" nearfield monitor, Focal brings their renowned reference technology into a monitor that's perfect for home studios, post-production environments, and radio facilities. In short, the Focal CMS 65 is at home anywhere accuracy is paramount, but size is consideration.
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 65'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 65's entire cone surface. This design inherently offers high efficiency, precision, and energy, all resulting in an extremely precise soundstage. Of course, the CMS 65 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 65, 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 65'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 65 cone's mass/rigidity/damping contributes to outstanding linearity of the frequency-response curve, and greatly increases the CMS 65's definition in the midrange.
Focal CMS 65 6.5" Nearfield Reference Monitor Features:
Focal CMS 65 6.5" Nearfield Reference Monitor Specifications:
The Focal CMS 65 6.5" reference monitor brings Focal's accurate sound to any desktop environment!
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Chrystal, McMinnville, TN
Reviewsbased on 22 reviews
Upgrade isn't the word.
by Ed K from United StatesI've been using the original KRK Krok monitors for over 12 years and decided it was time for a massive change. Scott Augustyniak referred the Focals to me and that was all I needed to make the switch.... read more [+] I used to spend literally WEEKS mixing material and have turned it into a couple days, all in the first two weeks of owning these. That to me alone was worth the change, and price. Looking for a new pair of monitors? Just get these already! Why are you still reading this!? close [-]
March 25, 2013
Music Background: Guitarist, mixing and recording hobbyist
by Mike M. from Chicago, ILI have used many different monitors in many different rooms over the years, but for the price I am blown away by how these sound. The detail and dimension and range is really solid, especially for a ... read more [+]6.5" set. They respond fast to transients, place any subtle distortion up front (can't miss it), and are able to deliver decent lows. That's a lot to ask for at the same time, especially for such a small monitor. My biggest surprise was their ability to give a good overall picture of the low end, I would say better than most 8" sets. There is definitely enough for most work without using a sub. And they sound GREAT in smaller rooms. Well done, Focal! close [-]
February 26, 2013
Music Background: Recording Engineer, Musician
Focal CMS 65
by Carl S. from Dayton, OHI was considering a couple different speakers in this price range (Dynaudios & Mackie HR mkII series). After I saw the price drop (to $750/each) I decided to pull the trigger on them. I've let them ... read more [+]break in for about 20 hours of play time and I can't say I'm disappointed at all. These are my first set of monitors. I've been listening to a lot of material that I've heard a lot throughout my lifetime and a lot of various stereo systems and I'm very impressed with the quality of playback. I have no buyer's remorse. My room needs treatment but the imaging is still great and I think these speakers will last me many years to come. close [-]
February 24, 2013
Music Background: Drummer, guy who likes music.
I Can't Believe What I've Been Missing!!
by Bob Samarich from South Bend, INI've used Tannoy Reveals (the red ones) for the last 12 years and have known that I needed to upgrade for a long time. Well, a couple days ago that time came. I planned on buying a pair of VXT8's, as ... read more [+]$1200 was about my limit. My Sales Engineer (Nate Edwards) talked me into the CMS65's. Way to go Nate! I hooked these up yesterday and I was in a state of disbelief! I was listening to a song, and the vocals appeared to be coming straight out of my computer monitor, and it sounded like the singer was in my studio. Not only that, but I could tell that the snare drum was physically behind the singer! I was seriously freaked out. Left and right imaging is one thing, but these monitors suck you into the song and you become a part of its 3 dimensional world! I have never experienced anything like this! And of course, the sound quality is just astonishing. They tell the complete truth about what's going on in your mix. Every flaw is brought to your attention. I will have to remix everything, but I know it will be so much better thanks to these. Do yourself a and your mixes a favor and get these monitors! close [-]
February 15, 2013
Music Background: Project Studio Owner, Musician for over 30 years
What is the best pair of monitors you get can get for under $2,000? The Focal CMS 65s. Period! They're built like a tank, have a small footprint, and are extremely accurate.
Focal CMS 65
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