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In a small sound-proofed room away from the bustle of the show floor, we caught up with Nicolas Debard of Focal showing their latest flagship monitor, the SM9.
It's an interesting design - the single cabinet houses essentially two separate speaker systems;
There's a switch on the side to select configuration, and another to bypass all EQ circuitry completely.
Seems a pretty neat idea - way better to have a single cabinet handling the duties of two individual monitors, with all the issues of interference and alignment that 2 sets of speakers both trying to take up the optimum position can bring.
And yes, in that little room they did sound pretty good ;-]
A modern classic that you will find in almost all high end studios
Dave shows off his new wares and we get to hear the Morpheus
Still no patches, but we're on course for Summer release