Focal Alpha 50

Powered 2-way Studio Reference Monitors with 55W Bi-amplification, 5" Woofer, 1" Tweeter, XLR and RCA Inputs, and Automatic Standby Mode (each)
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Focal Alpha 50
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Your Studio Needs Focal Accuracy

With their svelte styling and robust performance, Focal's Alpha 50 two-way active studio monitors are engineered to reproduce your audio signal with unerring accuracy. The sleek design incorporates a 5" woofer and a 1" tweeter biamped with 55 watts. In addition to XLR and unbalanced RCA inputs, the Alpha 50 gives you the energy-saving convenience of Focal's automatic standby mode, which cuts power after 30 minutes of inactivity. Many of the Sales Engineers at Sweetwater rely on Focal monitors to tell them the truth - and you can, too.

Focal Alpha 50 Active Studio Monitor Features at a Glance:
  • 5" polyglass cone woofer; 1" aluminium inverted dome tweeter
  • Class AB amplification: LF stage: 35W, HF stage: 20W
  • Frequency response: 45Hz-22kHz (+/- 3dB)
  • Focal's automatic standby mode cuts power after 30 minutes of inactivity
  • XLR and unbalanced RCA inputs
  • Detachable IEC power cable
Monitor accurately, with the Focal Alpha 50!

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Tech Specs

Powered Yes
Power Configuration Bi-amped
LF Driver Size 5"
LF Driver Type Cone
LF Driver Material Polyglass
HF Driver Size 1"
HF Driver Type Inverted dome
HF Driver Material Aluminum
LF Driver Power Amp 35W
HF Driver Power Amp 20W
Total Power 55W
Frequency Range 45Hz-22kHz (±3 dB)
Maximum Peak SPL 103 dB
Enclosure Type Ported
Input Types 1 x XLR, 1 x RCA
Height 12.3"
Width 8.7"
Depth 10.2"
Weight 16.1 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number #FOPRO-ALPH50

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Hear your music, not your speakers

I have been in the market for good studio monitors for a long time. I talked to my sweetwater sales engineer and out of the many I picked as possibilities, he recommended these, which were the least expensive of them all. I was originally going to get the alpha 65's, but then I came short on my original budget, and I knew I couldn't use the 65's as practically due to my room size. The day after christmas, I had accumulated enough dough to buy a pair, along with an audient ID14 and some other things. Convieniently (sarcasm self test complete), they arrived on my first day of work, but that is my fault for scheduling to work that day. Just 15 minutes before I had to go to work, I turned them on. At first nothing came out, but then I installed a driver and read the manual for my interface and I started to play music. In about 2 seconds, Both of the Alpha 50's were playing a $ acoustic guitar in front of my desk. The thing is, there was no actual acoustic guitar. It was a .flac sample from the internet. I couldnt believe my ears. The things that I had been missing from my casual speakers (bose companion 5) made the bose speakers sound like a demented elf singing in a high distortion cardboard box. Extremely balanced. unbelievable detail. Surreal bass response for a 5" woofer. I had been missing out on bass with my previous monitors. I could hear frequencies clearly down to 40Hz, but could still somewhat hear frequencies down to 35Hz (Ran a Frequency sweep from youtube). The only complaint I could have is a very light noise which was similar to a light breeze going through tall grass from far away. It isn't enough to distract you when playing music at even low volumes, so I can easily overlook this since the performance of these monitors is just so good! I would definetely repair or replace these if they ever got damaged, instead of trying something else. You need these to hear your music the way it was supposed to sound. Phil Schwan is the best.
Music background: Home studio producer/audiophile

I Never Heard That Before

I got to demo these at Winter NAMM this year and finally saved the dough to pick up a pair. All I can say is you will hear things you didn't when you get these in your chain. Amazing bass response from a 5 inch speaker but is most impressive is the Mids - they actually exist with these little bad boys. I had a pair of Dyn's and these are really close if not better.

Great Monitors

These are fantastic studio monitors. Smooth high end and mid range. Extended and defined low end. The low end is understandable unlike other 5" monitors. If you are in a home studio and want to upgrade because you either feel like your monitors do not reproduce low end frequencies well or feel like its time to upgrade to something that is significantly better quality, this is definitely the way to go. I did't think the 5" woofers would have enough low end power, but I was shocked at the power and quality that these can reproduce low end frequencies. Would highly recommend these to anyone looking to get accurate sound at a great price point. These have similar quality to the genelecs almost 3 times their price.

Focal ALPHA 50 monitors

Clean and tight all the way - excellent detail - super smooth bass but tight As well - very detailed - just excellent
Music background: Singer/ songwriter

Focal ALPHA 50 monitors

Clean and tight all the way - excellent detail - super smooth bass but tight As well - very detailed - just excellent
Music background: Singer/ songwriter
See also: Powered Monitors, Focal, Focal Active Monitors