Focal Shape 40 Active Studio Monitor

2-Way Active Nearfield Monitor

The most compact in its range, the Shape 40 is ideal for recording and listening spaces up to 107ft² and boasts impressive lower end for such a streamlined size. A distance of up to 23" is recommended for listening.

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Shape 40 is the most compact studio monitor in the Focal Professional line, and the perfect solution for nearfield monitoring. These monitors can be used from 23"³ away (60cm), and they have astonishingly extended low end frequency response.  Whether you have a room of less than 107ft2 (10m2), or an installation where compactness is paramount, Shape 40 is the perfect solution.

The three monitors are all made in France and integrate five innovations to maximise acoustic transparency. Designed to meet the needs of nearfield monitoring, Shape monitors combine an ingenuous design and numerous settings optimised for the acoustics of small listening rooms.

These innovations provide remarkable acoustic transparency. These new work tools distinguish themselves through the wide and extremely precise stereo image. The bass register is articulated and controlled. The lower mid-range and mid-range benefit from extreme neutrality, and without any masking effects, making equalisation of these essential registers much easier. Finally, the new tweeter is what's at the source of the very high definition. It efficiently reveals any hissing, and it's also very precise in the very high end.

  • Tweeter with very low directivity for a flexible listening position
  • Designed without a port, but with a double passive radiator, allowing it to be placed near a wall.
  • Numerous settings for optimal integration
  • Accurate control, even in the very high end
  • Flax sandwich cone: controlled and well defined bass, natural and detailed lower mid-range and upper mid-range ranges.
  • Mounting mechanisms present on the back and underneath the loudspeaker: for installing on a table stand, a microphone stand, the ceiling or a wall (mounting accessories not supplied).
More Information


  • Balanced Input: XLR 10 kΩ
  • Unbalanced Input: RCA connections 10kΩ w/ sensitivity compensation


  • HF Shelving (4.5 - 35kHz): Adjustable, +/-3dB
  • LF Shelving (35 - 250Hz): Adjustable, +/-6dB
  • EQ Low-Mid Frequencies (160Hz, Q factor = 1): Adjustable, +/- 3dB
  • High Pass Filter: Adjustable full range 80Hz
  • LED (Front Panel): Power off/on/standby


  • Amplifier HF: 24W, Class AB
  • Amplifier LF: 24W, Class AB
  • Power Connection: IEC inlet and detachable power cord
  • Power Supply: 220 - 240V / 100-120V switchable


  • Frequency Response: 60Hz - 35kHz (+/- 3dB)
  • SPL: 102dB SPL (peak at 1m)

Physical Properties

  • Dimensions: 257 (H) x 161 (W) x 200 (D) mm
  • Weight: 5kg


  • HF: 'M-shaped' Aluminium/Magnesium tweeter
  • LF: 4" Flax Cone woofer