Focal Scala Utopia Evo 3-Way Floorstanding Loudspeakers (each)
Unbelievable musicality, a beautiful design and easy to install, Scala Utopia Evo has retained all the qualities of the previous version which has been unanimously acclaimed by the most discerning audiophiles world wide.
The Scala V2 takes you closer to the music with enhanced emotion and listening pleasure.
Evo stands for evolution… Since 2008, when Utopia III was launched, Focal’s technological heritage has grown enormously. Therefore it was essential to integrate the most recent innovations into this exceptional collection.
The sound architecture of Utopia III has been preserved, with the constant intention of reducing harmonic distortion in the fragile mid-range register, which is so very crucial for revealing the artist’s emotions. The two loudspeakers are equipped with Focal’s latest innovations, the NIC (Neutral Inductance Circuit) and the TMD (Tuned Mass Damping) suspension.
The three-way floor standing loudspeaker Scala Utopia Evo now offers bi‑amplification, just like Grande Utopia EM and Stella. Discerning music lovers will be able to fine-tune the type of sound, depending on the timbre and the power they’re looking to achieve. The best components from their generation have also found their way into the Utopia III Evo line: cables made in France, denser acoustic materials inside the subwoofer, double terminal boards and separate crossovers. New finishes with distinctive colour-ways offer many options for today’s contemporary spaces.
Utopia III Evo is an iconic line. The loudspeakers integrate a whole range of innovations and essential detailing, making them completely unique. Utopia is still way ahead of any other range.
It was natural for us to capitalise on the research carried out in 2008, which resulted new and exclusive innovations, particularly in the mid-range register.
TMD suspension: this technology provides a linear frequency response curve between 1 and 4kHz, while significantly reducing distortion in this range. The mid-range register benefits from remarkable neutrality.
Neutral Inductance Circuit: stabilising the magnetic field was a challenge to overcome, in order to avoid harmonic distortion and intermodulation. The research carried out enabled Focal’s engineers to come up with an extremely stable magnetic circuit.
Scala Utopia Evo now offers bi amplification. Bi-amping is now possible by separating the bass and mid-range/treble registers, just like the line’s two top-of-the-range loudspeakers.
The most discerning music lovers will be able to fine-tune their sound by personalising the registers depending on the sound architecture they want. For this reason, the loudspeakers are equipped with a double terminal board.
Our engineers selected the very best components on the market, choosing them from among the finest brands around after testing them in real conditions.
All the internal wiring within the units is crafted in France. While looking at the wiring aspects of these new loudspeakers, we decided to increase the wire gauge of the cabling by 20%. The results can be heard immediately: the sound is even clearer and even more natural.
Finally, for the bass register, the acoustic wadding lining we included inside the enclosure has been thickened for even tighter bass with more control and increased precision.
The Utopia III Evo loudspeakers are distinguished by their distinctive colours, inspired by the automotive universe. Scala Utopia Evois available in Ash Grey, in addition to the timeless Black Lacquer and Carrara White. The shape of Utopia III Evo line is still the same, just with a revamped, modern style. The loudspeaker enclosure will be lacquered in the same colour all over: the front and side panels will now be identical. Detailing is also paramount; black is making a strong comeback, with a Graphite Black finish for the baskets and the tweeter enclosure. These finish choices provide an overall coherence which is more harmonious and more discreet, emphasising the originality of the new colours even more.
Scala Utopia Evo is also available in a Noyer finish: Noyer Naturel and Noyer Foncé. This tawny yellow wood, veined with brown, has stunning nuances of colour. With its satin look, plentiful knots and a fine, irregular grain, this variety is extremely decorative.
The Noyer Naturel version matches elegantly with a light-coloured body, whilst the Noyer Foncé finish goes perfectly with an intense-coloured body, bringing even more elegance and warmth to your home decor. And to round off these noble materials and stunning combinations to perfection, the High Gloss varnish adds that final flourish.
For Scala Utopia Evo, Focal acquired an exceptional batch of French noyer that heralds from a one-hundred year old tree from the Ain region. Thanks to the unique skills of Focal’s cabinet-makers in the FEB workshop, this batch of wood is meticulously worked and treated with the utmost respect. Every piece is therefore unique and handmade. A guarantee of high quality.
Features & Specifications
• 3-way column loudspeaker
• Very high-end product
and moderately sized
• Utopia III technologies: Beryllium, IAL2™,
TMD suspension, NIC magnet,
Focus Time™, OPC+™, W™, Power Flower™,
• Customisable sound with adjustable
bass, mid-range and treble levels
• 100% made by Focal
Type of loudspeaker 3-way bass-reflex floorstanding loudspeaker
Speakers 11″ (27cm) ‘W’ woofer
Power Flower 61/2″ (16.5cm) ‘W’ midrange,
with TMD suspension, with NIC motor
11/16″ (27mm) ‘IAL2’ pure Beryllium inverted dome tweeter
Frequency response (±3dB) 27Hz – 40kHz
Low frequency point (-6dB) 24Hz
Sensitivity (2.83V/1m) 92dB
Nominal impedance 8 Ω
Minimum impedance 3.2 Ω
Crossover frequency 220Hz / 2,400Hz
Recommended amplifier power 50 – 500W
Dimensions (HxWxD) 49 3/32 x 151 5/32 x 26 3/8″ (1247x393x670mm)
Net weight 187.4lbs (85kg)