Focal Alpha 65 6.5" Powered Studio Monitor

Powered 2-way Studio Reference Monitor with 105W Bi-amplification, 6.5" Woofer, 1" Tweeter; XLR and RCA Inputs, and Automatic Standby Mode (each)
Focal Alpha 65 6.5
Focal Alpha 65 6.5
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Focal Alpha 65 6.5" Powered Studio Monitor
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With their extended frequency response and precise imaging, Focal's Alpha 65 two-way active studio monitors are engineered to reproduce your audio signal with unerring accuracy. The sleek design incorporates a 6.5" woofer and a 1" tweeter biamped with 105 watts. In addition to XLR and unbalanced RCA inputs, the Alpha 65 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 65 Active Studio Monitor Features at a Glance:
  • 6.5" polyglass cone woofer; 1" aluminium inverted dome tweeter
  • Class AB amplification: LF stage: 70W, HF stage: 35W
  • Frequency response: 40Hz-22kHz (+/- 3dB)
  • Focal's automatic standby mode cuts power after 30 minutes of inactivity
  • XLR and unbalanced RCA inputs
  • Detachable IEC power cable
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Tech Specs

Powered Yes
Power Configuration Bi-amped
LF Driver Size 6.5"
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 70W
HF Driver Power Amp 35W
Total Power 105W
Frequency Range 40Hz-22kHz (±3 dB)
Maximum Peak SPL 103 dB
Input Types 1 x XLR, 1 x RCA
Enclosure Type Ported
Height 13.7"
Width 9.9"
Depth 12.2"
Weight 20.7 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number #FOPRO-ALPH65

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Great Quality for the buck!!!

I got this speakers after a lot of reading and advice from my sweetwater sales specialist Brian VanDeKeree. When you turn them on bass is a little tight but after several hours of brake-in, the speakers blossom in to their sound.Hi frequencies well balanced, good mids and nice and round low end. I'm a professional sound engineer and bought this speakers to work at home. At this price range look no more...
Music background: Professional Sound Engineer

Pretty good and beautiful sound

Just what you need if you have a small studio or a home studio, full range of frequencies and good low end

Focal 65 Second Review

Earlier I had a small complaint about treble clipping on SACDs. But, I changed the sensitivity setting. Problem solved. FIVE stars. I put my AE-1s from 1988 into retirement. FANTASTIC speakers.
Music background: Audiophile and French horn player

Great for small control room

Bought the Alpha 65 for mains in our church recording studio. The room is treated with Auralex according to their design. Right out of the box the Alphas measured almost flat from 60 to 17 KHz. Adding a little boost with the treble shelving gave me flat response to 19 KHz and adding the CMS Sub from Focal brought the low end up. There was a bump at 100 Hz, but that was due to the room mode. The Alpha 65 replaced some passive Earthworks Sigma 6.2 that could no longer do anything above 9KHz. I like how clear they are, flat, and the power down when a signal is absent is a great feature.
Music background: Retired choir teacher, now Tech Director at church

Awesome monitors

I took a chance on these monitors. I studied the specs on all of the choices in this price range and decided on these. I was thinking about getting the 8" ones to get the little bit of extra bass response. My studio is in a small room so I decided to go with these. I am so glad I did. These have plenty of low end response. The amplifiers have plenty of power for what I need in a near field monitor. Mixing on these is an absolute joy. They are so clear that every instrument can be heard in the mix which makes my mixing decisions easier as I no longer have to second guess what my monitors may be hiding from me. The quality is evident just from looking at these monitors. I was impressed by how well made they are. I highly recommend these monitors for anyone looking in a moderate price range.
Music background: Producer, engineer, musician for 50 years

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Tyler Berggren

As soon as I heard the Focal Alpha 65 monitors, I knew I would have to add these to my studio. Forget the price, these are outstanding! The top end is crystal clear, but never harsh. The bottom end is punchy, powerful, and outperforms most 8-inch monitors I've heard. Most importantly, the midrange is extremely well defined. I've always felt like I was guessing when working with upper and lower midrange frequenices on most 2-way monitors, but with my Alpha 65s I'm confident in every move I make. Stereo imagining is perfect as well. The entire Alpha series is in a class of its own.

Andy Miller

I'm a huge fan of Focal's higher-end monitors, so when I saw the price of the Focal Alpha 65, I assumed it couldn't compare. But, after putting them up against a CMS set, I have to admit that the Alpha 65s are remarkably balanced and detailed. The critical midrange as smooth and detailed as I'd expect a much more expensive monitor to be, and the highs don't ring or rasp. I also get that magical "third speaker" effect in the sweet spot, which is a sign of a quality studio monitor.
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