Today Focal announced a new successor to the popular Focal Clear headphone. The new Focal Clear Mg utilizes a new dome material of Magnesium in the driver system, and keeps the pricing the same as the previous generation.
Focal’s lineup on the headphone side is very robust. From the flagship Utopia to the Arche DAC/headphone amplifier, the company has built out something that covers all the bases for the high end of the headphone game. Like most all of Focal’s products, the open back Focal Clear Mg is made in France – this model is constructed of leather and aluminum with microfiber cloth on the ear pads. The unique colorway for the Focal Clear Mg is “chestnut tones with metal accents”. More from the press release:
“After four years of research and development, the engineers at Focal have designed a Magnesium dome for the Clear Mg speaker drivers. This new alloy, combined with an ‘M’-shaped dome, contributes to even more lightness, rigidity and damping, the three success factors for a speaker driver. The sound reproduction is fine, precise and impactful, for a strikingly realist sound. Combined with an amplifier/DAC, Clear Mg headphones display impressive performance. Thanks to an impedance of 55 Ohms, they can also be used without compromise with a portable audio player. The St. Étienne brand first positioned itself on the global market of Hi-Fi headphones in 2016. This unique savoir-faire, combined with French manufacturing mastered in its own workshops, has led Focal to be recognized by the French state as a Living Heritage Company (Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant).
In developing its products, Focal places design and materials at the forefront in its mission to create the ultimate sound and listening comfort. The solid aluminum yoke has been developed to perfectly mold to the face, the headband covered in genuine leather and microfiber offers a constant curve, no matter which way the head turns, and the perforated microfiber earpads result in enhanced opening and comfort. The outside of the earpads boasts a sophisticated honeycomb pattern: an elegance contributed to by the brand-new Chestnut and Mixed-Metals finish which blend classic and modern looks. For a perfect package, the carrying case has been woven in colors to match the headphones.”
The Focal Clear Mg will become available this month, with retail pricing set at $1,490.
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