Flagship of the Alpha line, Alpha 80 is particularly ideal for producing music which is rich in bass or which requires high power reserves. This model is composed of a 8” (21cm) woofer/ midrange speaker with a Polyglass cone loaded in a large laminar port and of a 1" (25mm) aluminum inverted dome tweeter. It features a 40W amplifier for the tweeter and a 100W amplifier for the woofer, and has a frequency response of 35Hz to 22kHz (+/- 3dB).
Take your compositions to a whole new level!
Thanks to Focal’s exclusive technologies, its expertise in terms of speaker drivers and to the mechanical design of Alpha studio monitors, optimum integration is guaranteed. The environments for music production are very diverse, they are not optimised acoustically, or have only been done so insufficiently, and the listening distances vary greatly. Whether for confined spaces, rooms with poor acoustic qualities or for styles of music, which require neutrality, dynamics and high SPL, Alpha studio monitors are the solution for you.
Right from the first stages of R&D, the Alpha line was designed as a solution to these problems whilst focusing on one objective in particular: improving the quality of music production by giving the user better control over the audio spectrum.
Technology at the service of music creation
This is reflected in the choice of technologies used, such as the inverted dome tweeter, that provide a very linear treble, reveal the slightest imperfections of equalisation even from a short distance away and also prevent auditory fatigue ; the Polyglass cone woofer, which gives excellent damping qualities, ensuring flawless neutrality over the entire bass/high‑midrange frequency spectrum, and a remarkable transparency to the midrange frequencies ; and the unique bass‑reflex design with large double front ports, which improves acoustical integration even in confined spaces nor installed near a front wall.
Finally each Alpha studio monitor is equipped with two class AB amplifiers. The high‑current amplifiers enable complete control of the dynamics of the audio signal. This also allows for listening at high volumes without distortion.
- Low directivity: keeps the same sound throughout the room
- Damping and rigidity: neutrality, no distortion
- Tonal balance is identical at low and high volumes, low sensitivity to the wall effects
- Connect up to 2 audio sources
- Optimal acoustic integration
- Reduced power consumption
Frequency response (+/- 3dB): 35Hz - 22kHz
Power: 140W (100W+40W)
Maximum SPL: 109dB SPL (pic @ 1m)
Input Connectors: XLR balanced 10kOhms, RCA unbalanced 10kOhms with sensitivity compensation
LF amplifier stage: 100W, class AB
HF amplifier stage: 40W, class AB
Standby without using the monitor: After about 30 minutes
Standby Activation of the monitor: By signal detection >3 mV
Power supply (The voltage can not be modified): 220-240V (fuse T1.6AL/250V) or 100-120V (fuse T3.15AL/250V)
Connection: IEC inlet and detachable power cord
Sensitivity: Adjustable, 0 or +6dB
LF shelving (0 - 300Hz): Adjustable, +/-6dB
HF shelving (4.5 - 22kHz): Adjustable, +/-3dB
Power: ON/OFF Switch on rear panel
Standby mode power consumption: < 0,5W
Indicators: Power ON/OFF LED - Standby LED
Woofer: 8" (21cm) drive unit - Polyglass cone
Tweeter: 1" (25mm) drive unit. Aluminium inverted dome
Cabinet Construction: 0.6" (15mm) MDF
Finish: Vinyl and Black painting
Dimensions and Weight
With 4 rubber pads (HxWxD) 15.6x11.3x13.7" (397 x 287 x 348mm)
Weight 28.2lb (12.8kg)