Focal SM9 Active Studio Monitor (Right)

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  • Innovative Two-In-One Design
  • All Components Hand Made by Focal
  • Natural, Accurate Audio Reproduction
  • Low Distortion Class AB Power
  • Amazing Low End Detail, Precision and Control

Focal SM9 Active Studio Monitor (Right)

The Focal SM9 is a Professional Analog Monitoring Speaker which establishes itself as a reference thanks to the precision of the stereo image, its ability to reproduce precise audio signals and its respect of the root dynamics. With two monitor speakers in each cabinet, the SM9s feature custom manufactured pure Beryllium drivers to provide stunning clarity and a perfectly neutral sound. The tweeters boast a magnetic field of 2.1 teslas to produce outstanding dynamics and unrivaled speed and transparency on the high frequencies.

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The Focal SM9 Active Studio Monitor is innovative in that it offers two monitors speakers in one cabinet. The first of the SM9's two monitors is a 3-way monitor with a Beryllium tweeter and 6.5" "W" woofer, 8" "W" subwoofer and 11" passive radiator. It offers a frequency response from 30Hz to 40kHz for complete control of the audio signal for precise audio work. The second is a 2-way monitor with Beryllium tweeter and 6.5" "W" woofer which offers a frequency response from 90Hz to 40kHz which means you can check mix transfer quality on systems with limited bass frequency response such as TVs, computers, cars and iPods. This monitor is also ideal for checking the midrange register which is very hard to equalize and balance in terms of sound level compared to the other information contained in the audio signal. You can activate this monitor using the FOCUS mode on the side panel.

Focal Acoustic Technologies

Focal are unique in that they make all of their speakers, drivers and tweeters themselves meaning they can produce the exact tool for the job. Their Pure Beryllium inverted dome tweeter is one of Focal's hallmarks. It produces a high output without requiring high energy input and without increasing directivity. The pure Beryllium dome is capable of covering 5 full octaves from 1,000 to 40,000Hz. The tweeter can reproduce high frequencies with unrivalled speed and transparency giving a premium price/performance ratio. It also delivers outstanding dynamics due to its impressive magnetic field (2.1 teslas).

Optimised Frequency Response

The "W" cone is made using the glass-foam-glass method which gives true optimisation of the frequency response by fine tuning of mass, rigidity and damping parameters. The balance of these three factors is the key to Focal's neutrality. The "W" passive radiator has been custom designed to allow you to reproduce the lowest frequency within very small volume with no air flow noises.

Low DIstortion Power Stages

The SM9 also uses low distortion class AB power stages for low, mid and high frequency channels entirely respecting the dynamics of the low level audio signal and giving total transparency.


  • Right speaker configuration
  • Switchable 3-way/2-way active studio monitor
  • Construction of 0.88" and 1.2" panels with internal braces
  • High-frequency transducer: TB872, 1" pure Beryllium inverted dome tweeter
  • Midrange transducer: 6W0452, 6.5" Focal "W" composite sandwich cone driver
  • Low-frequency transducer: 8W7571, 8" Focal "W" composite sandwich cone driver
  • Passive radiator: 11WPP52, 11" Focal "W" composite sandwich cone piston, extra wide inverted surround radiator
  • Electronically balanced input impedance
  • XLR input connector
  • Adjustable input sensitivity (+4dBu or -10dBV)
  • Full-range, 45Hz, 60Hz, and 90Hz (-6dB) highpass crossover
  • Direct mode bypasses hardware EQ
  • Black finish, with natural veneering on top and bottom panels


Frequency response
  • 3-way mode: 30Hz - 40kHz (+/- 3dB) / 40Hz - 20kHz (+/- 1dB)
  • 2-way mode (Focus): 90Hz - 20kHz (+/- 3dB)
Maximum SPL:
  • 3-way mode: 116dB SPL (peak @ 1m)
  • 2-way mode (Focus): 106dB SPL (peak @ 1m)
  • Type / Impedance: Electronically balanced / 10 kOhms
  • Connector: XLR
  • Sensitivity: Adjustable, +4dBu or -10dBV
  • Bass: 400W, class AB
  • Midrange: 100W, class AB
  • Treble: 100W, class AB
  • Power - Local supply: 230V (3.15A fuse) 115V (6.3A)
  • Connection: IEC inlet and detachable power cord
Rear Panel
  • Input sensitivity selector: +4dBu / -10dBV
  • High-pass crossover: Full range, 45, 60, 90Hz @ -6dB
  • Low frequency shelving: +/- 3dB from 30 to 250Hz per step of 0.5dB
  • High frequency shelving: +/- 3dB from 4.5 to 40kHz per step of 0.5dB
  • Low frequency EQ: +/- 3dB per step of 0.5dB @ 50Hz, Q factor = 2
  • Low-mid frequency EQ: +/- 3dB per step of 0.5dB @ 160Hz, Q factor = 1
  • Mid frequency EQ: +/- 3dB per step of 0.5dB @ 1kHz, Q factor = 0.6
Side Panel
  • Stand By / On switch
  • Direct switch
  • Focus switch
  • Light indicator: Power On, clipping and default on front panel LED
  • Passive radiator: 11WPP52, 11" (27cm) Focal "W" composite sandwich cone piston, extra wide inverted surround radiator
  • Subwoofer: 8W7571, 8" (20cm) Focal "W" composite sandwich cone driver
  • Midrange: 6W0452, 6.5" (16.5cm) Focal "W" composite sandwich cone driver
  • Tweeter: TB872, 1" pure Beryllium inverted dome tweeter
  • Construction: 0.88"(22mm) and 1.2" (30mm) panels with internal braces
  • Finish: Black natural veneering top and bottom panels, black body
  • Dimensions: (HxLxD) 12.8" x 19.6" x 15.6" (320mm x 490mm x 390mm)
  • Weight: 77lb (35kg)