Focal Kanta No.3
Focal Kanta No.3
The benchmark in high-fidelity
3-way floor standing loudspeaker
Kanta N°3 is the reference product for the line: this Hi-Fi loudspeaker superbly combines depth, impact and articulation of the bass register. The definition and neutrality of the midrange are incredible. The next generation IAL tweeter reproduces the tiniest details with clinical precision. The result? A precise, detailed sound, brimming with warmth and musicality. It is the start of a new era for those who love sound...This acoustic masterpiece performs at its best in large rooms, from 430 to 860 ft² (40 to 80 m²).
Entirely dedicated to acoustic performance and with an incredibly original look: that, in a nutshell, is the Kanta DNA! After three years of research, Focal offers a new combination of exclusive Hi-Fi technologies: the marriage of Beryllium, in the next generation IAL3 tweeter, and Flax, for the midrange and bass speaker drivers.
Another strong point of the line is its bold look that puts the finishing touch on this acoustic masterpiece with a resolutely modern and disruptive design! With eight front panel finishes, gloss or matt, there are several possible combinations. So many different styles, each one so different from the next, means there’s something for everyone. Kanta has become a veritable, ultra stylish, designer object that will become the star of your interior.
Beryllium and Flax
For the very first time, a Flax sandwich cone speaker has been combined with a Beryllium tweeter. Flax is the answer to the low mass/rigidity/damping equation, leading to sound clarity and precision. This unique Flax/Beryllium combination gives music incredible warmth and musicality. Made in France, this patented flax cone has already proven itself in Focal home and in-car speakers. The midrange speaker uses TMD (Tuned Mass Damping) suspension, and every Kanta speaker is also equipped with an NIC (Neutral Inductance Circuit) motor, which stabilises the magnetic field for perfectly defined sound and better controlled bass.
High Density Polymer
Everything is designed and made to create acoustic softness and warmth: the density and stiffness of the front panel and cabinet materials, softened angles and double port vents. The front panel is made of a new material to suit the acoustic parameters. It is moulded in one piece from High Density Polymer (HDP). This material has excellent performance: it is 70% denser than MDF, 15% stiffer and provides 25% more damping. The one-piece front panel totally eliminates any sound diffraction. Kanta incorporates Power Flow technology with two vents, on the front and rear faces, to limit bass compression.
Distortion is the enemy
Focal's research is geared towards reducing distortion in every register. With Kanta, the treble register is reproduced by a new pure Beryllium tweeter. This IAL3 tweeter combines the IAL (Infinite Acoustic Loading) and IHL (Infinite Horn Loading) tweeters features, both of which help with the absorption of waves, thus lowering the tweeter frequency.
And that's all...
Our engineers have revisited their choice of ‘Focus Time’, which corrects speaker alignment, making them the same distance from the ear. The cabinet is made in one-piece integrally moulded wood. The Zamac base also brings out masses of character. With its spikes and cups, the base provides great stability from a very small footprint. Final details: the glass-covered top and magnetic grilles. When these are removed, they reveal the speakers' flax cones, the final design touch that gives Kanta its unique look.
Type: 3-way bass-reflex floorstanding speaker
Drivers: 2 x 8" (21cm) Flax driver with NIC motor
61/2" (16.5cm) Flax midrange with TMD suspension and NIC motor 11/16" (27mm) ‘IAL3’ pure Beryllium inverted dome tweeter
Sensitivity (2,83V/1m): 91dB
Frequency Response (+/-3dB): 33Hz - 40kHz
Low Frequency Point (- 6dB): 26Hz
Nominal Impedance: 8 ohm
Minimum Impedance: 3 ohm
Recommended Amplifier Power: 40 - 400 W
Crossover Frequency: 250 Hz - 2,500 Hz
Dimensions (HxWxD): 50 25/64" x 15 13/64" x 20 15/32" (1,280 x 386 x 520mm)
Net weight (with front grille): 101.6 lb (46 kg)
Packaging dimensions (HxWxD): 5817/64 x 193/32 x 2921/64" (1,480 x 485 x 745mm)
Total weight (including packaging): 116.1 lb (53 kg)