Focal CMS 40

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CMS 40, Active Monitor from Focal in the CMS series.

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Focal CMS 40 review

Focal CMS 40 Review

Focal CMS 40 Review

Focal Point These monitor speakers ought to be of interest to mobile home studio owners or people who have a very small room to play or mix music. Following the Focal CMS 65 and CMS 50, the CMS 40 is even smaller but not less appealing... Read more…

Focal CMS 40 tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Focal
  • Model: CMS 40
  • Series: CMS
  • Category: Active Monitors
  • Added in our database on: 03/24/2010

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Focal CMS 40 user reviews

Average Score:4.9( 4.9/5 based on 12 reviews )
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Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" The slap!"

Focal CMS 40
I was looking for one second of listening Contrle that is more portable and so much space. Perfectly used this ct l.
Rglables of feet, carpets to match. 2 corrections bass / treble shelving.


It is not neutral if we take into account what happens under 60Hz. L is the ing. For the rest it is the killing.
Besides the serious everything is perfectly intelligible. The kick slamming dry but good. For small pieces like mine is perfect. The woofer is top. Good transient greasy.
They only let anything, a strong point. Sound compact hair. A super tweeter. Not too prescriptive and very sweet.
No coloring of the subwoofer.


They made me a strong impression. Little tendency to saturate high volume for the rest hat.
Super manufacture, they exude quality.
Easily transportable, it goes in the bag.
An excellent tool.

Massimino's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Focal CMS 40
The Focal foremost is one of the best brand in this field.
size monitors: In home studio is perfect
The cabinet design

Home studio. Monitoring for mixing: main use.

Connected to a UCX RME interface but I put out a D / A converter gender Mytek or Lavry to get the best (although RME enough for now).


The curve is fairly neutral but yes to get the best there must be a break-in period of minimum 20 hours

the sound is clear, very precise with a stereo pretty well respected for speakers this size picture. Pan left / right feels quite clearly and dynamics nothing wrong it is good.


I've had one month and a half. I already had behringer and Mackie speakers but they do not play in the same league ... Before upgrade my converters I wanted to be on my monitor so done.

Yes I do it again this choice depending on the size of my studio if it there's room I will take the focal cms 65 ...
Elias :)06/22/2013

Elias :)'s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" The ultimate in this category monitor"

Focal CMS 40
I use them in a home studio in a secondary area smaller than my main and go with a mac book pro studio.


I tried many before choosing the model. Do not look in the category of "small" monitor is a must.
However, they are a little expensive but worth the effort. The sound is clear, flawless dynamic and broadly neutral frequencies.


I use them for 6 months for the mix. I remake that choice without prob to use as I do.
A fault: The volume knob is notched and can therefore adjust the volume of a perfect speaker to speaker. (Difference in volume at the same screen on both speakers)

NinoSchkaio's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Focal fucks it"

Focal CMS 40
- They are quite mobile even if they are a bit heavy for its size (which is reassuring).
- The On / Off and volume before, this is quite handy. Damage than other brands do not do this forever.
- I put output converters RME excellent.
- There is a focal bag (sold separately) very reliable for carry around. They also have their gates to protect woofer and tweeter.


- The frequency curve is very neutral, since I've realized that I have a lot of competing brands sounded very hifi, with treble and bass very flattering, hollow midrange.
- The midrange frequencies are quite impressive.
- Curve stereo is excellent!
- Obviously there is practically no bass, mids and lows are not 100% reliable, but it is not his job.


I needed to listen in small studio that I could also lug across mobile studio. They do their job perfectly, not tiring at all I can work over a very long time!

I control my bass mix with headphones custom one pro Beyer and sometimes a pair of genelec 1038.

€ 599 purchased new I do not regret, moreover they are at 670 the pair now!

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