Focal Aria 948 3-Way Bass-Reflex Floorstanding Speakers - Pair (Dark Walnut)

Model: ARIA948DPR UPC: 703158781981 Item: 172153


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Aria 948 3-Way Bass-Reflex Floorstanding Speaker

The Aria 948 loudspeaker symbolises the return of the 'true' acoustic loudspeaker. A new type of 3-way loudspeaker with 81/4’’ (21cm) speaker drivers effortlessly providing intense and controlled bass. The intention was a return to the very essence of acoustics for those who are passionate about music. 'F' cones are characterized by their natural sound, with low coloration, their richness of reproduction in the midrange register and their tighter bass. The result is a more homogeneous sound, improved dynamics. Aria 948 offers a classic and modern design.

This is the ultimate loudspeaker of the range for rooms measuring from 320ft2(30m2) and from a recommended listening distance of 12ft (3.5m).


  • New Flax cone
  • New TNF tweeter
  • Speaker drivers developed and manufactured in France by Focal
  • Black High Gloss and Walnut finishes
  • Leather-finished body

Poron Suspension for Soft Treble

For the TNF tweeter, we have brought two major evolutions to our aluminum/magnesium tweeter. The suspension between the dome and its bracket uses Poron, a material with shape memory. This suspension method is directly derived from the famous Utopia Beryllium tweeter, making it possible to reduce distortion by a factor of three in the 2-3kHz range, where the human ear has very great sensitivity.

The inverted dome’s spatial characteristics and very low directivity already make it greatly superior to the conventional domes used by our competitors. This guarantees an incredibly stable sound stage which makes the listening position much less critical.

Flax Cone, So Original

The flax cone are made in France exclusively by Focal since 2013. With their original design, the cone are entirely oriented towards acoustic performance. They are made of high quality flax fiber enclosed by two thin layers of glass fiber. F cone are characterized by their natural sound, with low coloration, their richness of reproduction in the midrange register and their tighter bass.

The lightness of the fiber satisfies the criteria of high internal damping, high velocity and high flexural rigidity. Flax is twice as light as fiberglass, because the fiber is hollow. It also has very low elasticity which makes it ideal to increase the flexural rigidity of a sandwich structure.



Aria 948 3-Way Bass-Reflex Floorstanding Speaker

  • Type: Three-way bass-reflex floorstanding loudspeaker
  • Speaker drivers
    • 8 1/4" Flax bass - midrange
    • 6 1/2" Flax midrange
    • 1" Al/Mg TNF inverted dome tweeter
  • Frequency response (+/-3dB): 37Hz - 28kHz
  • Low frequency point (-6dB): 31Hz
  • Sensitivity (2.83V/1m): 92.5dB
  • Nominal impedance: 8 ohms
  • Minimum impedance: 2.5 ohms
  • Recommended amplifier power: 50 - 350W
  • Crossover frequency: 280Hz/2600Hz
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 45 1/4" x 14 5/8" x 16 9/16"
  • Weight: 77 lbs.


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Aria 948 3-Way Bass-Reflex Floorstanding Speakers - Pair

  • Manual


Customer Reviews for Focal Aria 948 3-Way Bass-Reflex Floorstanding Speakers - Pair (Dark Walnut)

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I have had these speakers for a month and they are everything i had wished for , i have these speakers working with a Parasound A 31 amp and it sounds as if you were in jazz club in New York City . I am very happy .
May 15, 2020
7 months ago


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Is it new? Refurb? Open box?
A shopper on Sep 15, 2020
  This listing is new.
Do not see pic of rear? Will the speaker accept bi-wire cables
A shopper on Apr 9, 2020
  Thanks for your question. The Focal Aria 948 has no provision for bi-wiring with only one set of input banana connections.