Focal Trio6 Be 8" Powered Studio Monitor

450W 3-way studio reference monitor with 8" subwoofer, 5" woofer, and 1" tweeter (each)
Focal Trio6 Be 8
Focal Trio6 Be 8
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Focal Trio6 Be 8" Powered Studio Monitor
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Double-duty Reference Monitor

The Focal Trio6 Be has created quite a stir here at Sweetwater. Here's why: Aside from the fact that it's a Focal product (a de facto guarantee of reference-grade performance), the Focal Trio6 Be offers a number of benefits that may not be apparent at first glance. A 3-way design with a 1" tweeter, a 5" woofer, and an 8" subwoofer, the Trio6 Be delivers stunningly accurate reproduction of the audio spectrum from 35Hz to 40kHz (+/- 3dB), resolving even the most minute details. Its circular midrange-tweeter housing may be rotated for either horizontal or vertical orientation. But here's where it gets really interesting: in Focus mode (which you can trigger remotely), the Trio6 Be operates as a two-way speaker, employing only the 5" driver and the tweeter and limiting frequencies to between 90Hz and 20kHz - ideal for checking the quality of your mix on playback systems with limited frequency response.

Focal Trio6 Be at a Glance:
  • It's also a compatible 2-way reference
  • Optimized bass response in both modes
  • Hear the advantages of Focal's Beryllium inverted-dome tweeter
  • W composite sandwich cone helps optimize frequency response
It's also a 2-way reference

As a two-way monitor, the Focal Trio6 Be employs only its 5" woofer and tweeter, and limits frequencies to between 90Hz and 20kHz. This configuration gives you the ideal compromise when checking the quality of your mix for playback systems with limited frequency response, such as televisions, computers, car radios, or portable speaker systems. Albeit less extended, the frequency response curve of the two-way configuration is identical to the Trio6 Be's 3-way curve, giving you a perfect instant comparison that preserves the stereo spectrum. A footswitch (available separately) lets you toggle configurations remotely from your listening position. Focusing on the critical middle frequency range is an important key to a good mix that translates to the world outside your studio.

Optimized bass response in both modes

In the Focal Trio6 Be, two front-facing bass-reflex ports ensure that the 5" W composite sandwich cone woofer performs identically in both 2-way and 3-way modes. The 8" W composite sandwich cone subwoofer has its own large port integrated into the front baffle. Without concerns of rear-port saturation, front ports make it easy to position your monitors near a wall while maintaining superior low-frequency linearity. What's more, the 8" sub's large front port gives you consistent bass performance at any SPL.

Hear the advantages of Focal's Beryllium inverted-dome tweeter

A Focal hallmark is the inverted-dome tweeter - and it's a big part of the magic behind the Trio6 Be'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 Trio6 Be's entire cone surface. This design inherently offers high efficiency, precision, and energy, all resulting in an extremely precise soundstage. Add to that the use of Beryllium for the Trio6 Be's dome - a material noted for its incredible rigidity - and you've got a speaker that, with near-perfect linearity, extends all the way up to 40kHz.

W composite sandwich cone helps optimize frequency response

The Trio6 Be takes advantage of Focal's W composite sandwich cone for both its 5" woofer and 8" subwoofer. The unique characteristics of the cone permit optimization of the frequency response curve, thanks to the total control of three key parameters: lightness, rigidity, and damping. The sound is amazingly transparent, exhibits excellent phase response, and has extremely low distortion. Further, the 5" woofer lives in its own isolated chamber within the cabinet; this prevents sympathetic vibration of the other drivers while optimizing the woofer's acoustic performance.

Focal Trio6 Be Features:
  • 3-way, 2-way: two monitors in one with remote switching
  • Focus (2-way) mode is an ideal way to hear your mix on a bandwidth-limited reference
  • Uncompromised dynamics, linearity, and wide dispersion
  • Beryllium inverted dome tweeter: state-of-the-art speaker design and material
  • W composite sandwich cone woofer and sub for neutral, distortion-free sound
  • Rotating baffle facilitates both horizontal and vertical orientation in your studio
  • LF and HF shelving, 160Hz EQ, for simplified room integration
  • Bespoke tri-amplification for effortless performance:
    • 8" subwoofer: 200W Class G
    • 5" woofer: 150W Class G
    • 1" tweeter: 100W Class AB
  • High-SPL design (115dB peak @ 1m) accommodates all musical styles
  • Remote pedal jack (pedal not supplied) for toggling Focus mode
  • Most 1-button guitar amp footswitches are compatible
Step up to a true reference monitor: the Focal Trio6 Be!

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Tech Specs

Powered Yes
Power Configuration Tri-amped
LF Driver Size 8" (Low), 5" (Mid)
LF Driver Type Composite sandwich cone woofer
HF Driver Size 1"
HF Driver Type Inverted Dome
LF Driver Power Amp 200W (Low), 150W (Mid)
HF Driver Power Amp 100W
Total Power 450W
Frequency Response 35Hz-40kHz
Maximum Peak SPL 115 dB (3-way), 105 dB (2-way)
Input Types 1 x XLR, 1 x 1/4"
Output Types 1 x 1/4"
Enclosure Type Ported
Height 20.5"
Width 10.94"
Depth 14.19"
Weight 44 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number #FOPRO-TRIO6BE-RD

Customer Reviews

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Focal Trio6 Be

Just Amazing Monitors! I have had several Monitors and different Focals too! The Trio6 is the best yet. Absolutely amazing detail and imagining! Great lows & punchy low end (no matter what other people have said). Just a power house of a monitor and very accurate. Focal in my humble opinion blow away the competition, Hands down!
Music background: Music Producer, Film, TV, artists, commercials

Shut up and take my money!

The 8" cones sounds amazing. Its a dedicated sub and it's really punchy!! The Tweeter has a crisp and well defined high end. These speakers are very loud, and have a fair, but professional dynamic range. **Focal Twin's w/ a Focal Sub VS. Focal Trio6's. ** -Trio6's blow that combination out of the water. Its a night and day difference. **Focal Sm9's VS. Focal Trio6's.** -Sm9's have a lot more dynamic range. Low ends sounds more tamed. Obviously they sound amazing in a treated room. The Trio6's where somewhat designed for non-acoustically treated rooms. But both of these speakers are great in the Mixing and Mastering world. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Conclusion: For the price of these Focal Trio6's. They really beat a lot of other brands of speakers IMO. I had a hard time deciding between Barefoots MM45's and the Trio6's. Im very happy I went with Focal.
Music background: Producer/mastering engineer


I've had more time to listen and felt the need to bump up my rating. These actually are very nice monitors although I stand by my comment about the bass being to shy. Now, with my sub, I am very satisfied.
Music background: Project studio owner

Not worth the money

Normally I wouldn’t spend this much money on monitors but I bought these thinking they would be a sure thing and that, with some room placement, I'd be ready to start mixing. These monitors sound clean but they need a sub. I don’t care what the specs say, the bass is anemic. I invited a friend of mine over to listen. He is professional sound designer and without prompting he mentioned the weak bass as well. So after spending a lot of money (for me) I had to spend another big chunk of cash for a sub because I did not want to over-compensate the bottom end when mixing. I wish I had bought a nice pair of Genelecs with a sub (for a lot less).
Music background: Serious hobbyist / project studio owner
See also: Powered Monitors, Focal, Focal Active Monitors