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Focal Shape 65 vs Shape Twin

Postby craigtumps » Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:36 am

Ok Focal you really thrown the spanner in the works here :lol:

I was all set to buy a pair of Shape 65's. Auditioned them in the shop, they fit my budget and they sound great compared to other options.

But now I see they launched Shape Twin! Both monitors have the same frequency response, very similar price and size.
The twins are not 3-way but "2.5". one of the woofers covers the same full range as the Shape 65. Then there is the 3rd cone that doubles up the low end range. The Shape Twin's have 5" cones and the 65 is 6". Both monitors cover the same bass range to 40Hz.

So whats story here? Has anyone heard them or can anyone knowledgeable tell me what's the aim with these two very similar speakers? I'm wondering is there some difference in usage for these monitors I should know about?

:?: :)
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Re: Focal Shape 65 vs Shape Twin

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:00 pm

The extra bass driver (and amp) means the Twin has a little more LF headroom and can go a little louder as a result...

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Re: Focal Shape 65 vs Shape Twin

Postby craigtumps » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:36 pm

Thanks, I just did a little reading on amplifier headroom and I understand now. I will have to wait for these to get in the shops and audition.
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