Focal is now shipping the new flagship in its Home Cinema range, Dôme Flax 5.1.2, a Dolby Atmos compatible speaker system. Building off the Dôme Flax 5.1 channel speaker system, which features the company’s Sub Air wireless subwoofer and five matching Dôme Flax speakers, this new offering adds two 300 Series ICW-4 speakers to mount in the ceiling and enable the Atmos effect when combined with an Atmos enabled AV receiver and appropriate content. This pack combines compactness, easy integration, and high acoustic performance thanks to two new discreet in-ceiling speakers for a 3-D sound experience.
“Dolby Atmos offers true 3D sound by including another dimension coming from above,” said Ben Jensen, president of Focal North America. “With the inclusion of two of our ICW-4 in-ceiling speakers with the standard 5.1 speaker package, the original Dôme 5.1 system has been given a new level of precision and realism for a multichannel experience worthy of cinemas.”
In order to get the most accurate sound profile out of this system, Focal decided to harmonize all of the speakers composing the Dôme Flax 5.1.2 pack. The included ICW-4 in-ceiling and Dôme Flax speakers use the same tweeter as well as the same 4-inch (10cm) Flax woofer. While Dôme Flax works in closed enclosure, the 300 Series ICW-4 were designed to work in an open baffle. In fact, the voice coil, the speaker surround, and the spider of the woofer have been modified for this use.
These Dôme loudspeakers feature flax cones manufactured in Saint-Etienne, France using locally grown flax. This natural material is both light and rigid, and is capable of very high performance, particularly in terms of damping and sound propagation. The result is a more homogeneous sound, improved dynamics, and a more precise register, particularly in the high frequencies.
With a swiveling head, Dôme loudspeakers are easy to install on a TV stand or on the wall, making them well suited for those looking for a multichannel system without using up floor space.
Additionally, the ICW-4 speakers feature Focal’s Easy Quick Install (EQI) system, designed to make it easy for users to install the products without any tools required after the initial hole is cut in the ceiling.
In order to offer added flexibility for users, additional Dôme Flax speakers, Sub Air, and ICW-4 in-ceiling speakers can be added to meet the needs of the individual user. By adding these additional speakers (sold separately), users can create a 5.1.4 or even a 7.2.4 configuration.
The new Dôme Flax 5.1.2 system is currently available in white or black from retail and online partners for the suggested retail price of $2,499 each ($3,299 Canadian). Additional Dôme Flax speakers and additional ICW-4 speakers retail for $399 ($499 Canadian). For more information, please visit, http://www.focal.com/usa/en/dome/579-dome-flax-512.html.