Focal CMS 50 Studio Monitor Speaker

Weight: 17 lb
Brand: FocalFocal

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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. With their incredibly neutral 55Hz-28kHz response, the CMS 50 nearfields are ready for critical monitoring tasks.


Focal CMS 50 5" Nearfield Reference Monitor at a Glance:

  • Accurate reference monitoring, in Focal's most compact form
  • Hear the advantages of Focal's inverted-dome tweeter technology
  • Aluminum/magnesium alloy tweeter for precise, analytical sound
  • Focal-exclusive Polyglass cone technology delivers outstanding linearity


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. All 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.


Focal CMS 50 5" Nearfield Reference Monitor Features:

       5" reference monitor brings leading Focal technologies into Focal's most compact form

       Inverted-dome tweeter design offers high efficiency, precision, and energy

       Aluminum/Magnesium alloy tweeter delivers dynamic and detailed treble frequencies

       Rigid, Focal-exclusive Polyglass cone technology offers outstanding linearity and definition


Focal CMS 50 5" Nearfield Reference Monitor Specifications:

       Frequency response (+/-3dB): 55Hz-28kHz

       Maximum SPL: 105dB SPL (peak at 1m)

       Input: Balanced 20k ohms/Unbalanced 47k ohms

       Connector XLR/RCA

       HF amplifier stage: 50W RMS, Class AB

       LF amplifier stage: 80W RMS, Class AB

       Electric supply: Mains voltage: 220-230V (1.6A fuse rating), 120V (3.5A fuse rating), 100V (4A fuse rating), IEC inlet, and detachable power cord

       Adjustable sensitivity: +4dBu/0/-10dBV

       Adjustable volume: -66dB/0dB

       Adjustable highpass filter: full/45/60/90Hz (12dB/oct.)

       Adjustable LF Shelving: 0/-4/-2/+2dB

       Adjustable HF Shelving: 0/-4/-2/+2dB

       Desktop notch (160Hz) adjustable: 0/-2/-4/-6dB

       Power on/off switch

       Standby on switch

       Indicators: Power on/off, standby on, audio clip

       Woofer: 5" Focal drive unit, Polyglass cone

       Tweeter: Aluminum/Magnesium inverted-dome Focal tweeter

       Shielding: Integral by magnet design

       Construction: Reinforced and damped die-cast aluminum cabinet

       Finish: Black powder cabinet

       Dimensions with spikes: 11.4" x 7.5" x 7.9" (298.5 x 190 x 201mm)

       Dimensions with table stand: 11.8" x 7.5" x 7.9" (299.2 x 190 x 201mm)

       Net weight: 17 lbs. (7.7kg)


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/Magnesium
LF Driver Power Amp 80W
HF Driver Power Amp 50W
Total Power 130W
Frequency Range 55Hz-28kHz
Maximum Peak SPL 105 dB
Enclosure Type Ported
Input Types 1 x XLR, 1 x RCA
Height 11.375"
Width 7.5"
Depth 7.93"
Weight 17 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number CMS50 V2Cabinet
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