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Ultra-precise monitoring is a crucial part of pro-level audio production. Focal’s Twin6 offers exactly that. This 2.5-way powered studio monitor delivers unprecedented transparency, unrivaled definition, precise dynamics, and a true-to-life soundstage — everything you need to get inside your mix. Twin6 is loaded with Focal’s vaunted beryllium inverted-dome tweeter and composite sandwich “W” cones, plus large laminar ports for distortion-free low-frequency reproduction. You also get a convenient Focus mode, which transforms Twin6 into a frequency-limited speaker to ensure that your mixes translate to smaller playback systems. Twin6 features an automatic, defeatable standby mode, low and high shelving, and a 160Hz lowpass filter. If you demand top-of-the-line monitoring for your mid-sized mix room, then Focal’s Twin6 is an excellent, high-quality solution.
In order to ensure translation to smaller playback systems, it’s often helpful to use compact, frequency-limited speakers to check our mixes. Thanks to Focal’s convenient Focus mode, Twin6 fulfills this function — it’s effectively two monitors in one. In 2.5-way mode, this studio monitor boasts a 45Hz–40Hz frequency response via its 6.5-inch woofers and 1-inch tweeter. When you switch over to Focus mode, Twin6 exhibits a 110Hz–10kHz frequency response from the woofers alone. Focus mode give you an invaluable real-world reality check without necessitating a second set of studio monitors.
A Focal hallmark is the inverted-dome tweeter — and it’s a big part of the magic behind Twin6’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 Twin6’s entire cone surface. This design inherently offers high efficiency, precision, and energy, all resulting in an extremely precise soundstage. Add to that the use of beryllium for Twin6’s dome — a material noted for its incredible rigidity — and you’ve got a speaker that can near-linearly span from 45Hz all the way up to 40kHz, above the range of human hearing.
Twin6 takes advantage of Focal’s “W” composite sandwich cones. The unique characteristics of these cones permits optimization of the frequency response curve, thanks to the total control of three key parameters: lightness, rigidity, and damping. Twin6 also employs large laminar ports, which are completely devoid of unwanted port noises and distortion. Here at Sweetwater, we’ve found that Twin6 sounds amazingly transparent, has an excellent phase response, and has an extremely low distortion rate.