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Active Monitor from Focal belonging to the CMS series.

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  • Focal CMS 50Published on 06/22/14 at 07:40
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    Before I used that had as passive failure to make unmanageable mix at low Tannoy. As my space is very limited I also need tracks can be placed very close to the walls.
    I use it mainly for recording vocals, guitar, bass, synths and prémixs and mixes.

    SOUNDS

    Rendering is excellent on all frequencies and considering the fact that I record a lot of acoustic instruments, the lack of subwoofer does not bother me too much. The sound is clear and detailed across the spectrum and I can easily and quickly identify any defects in the catch, which allows me to be safe for the integration of sounds on the final mix.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use them for three years and they make me gain a lot of......
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    Before I used that had as passive failure to make unmanageable mix at low Tannoy. As my space is very limited I also need tracks can be placed very close to the walls.
    I use it mainly for recording vocals, guitar, bass, synths and prémixs and mixes.

    SOUNDS

    Rendering is excellent on all frequencies and considering the fact that I record a lot of acoustic instruments, the lack of subwoofer does not bother me too much. The sound is clear and detailed across the spectrum and I can easily and quickly identify any defects in the catch, which allows me to be safe for the integration of sounds on the final mix.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use them for three years and they make me gain a lot of time on prémixs that I often do in an emergency. I used mainly passive Tannoy before.
    What pleases me most with these Focal is the time saved through improved reliability listening.
    This I like least is the lack of protection of the speakers, because once the gates removed can no longer use them and I move quite frequently.
    I realized using these monitors (despite their high quality), it is important is to know well its speakers, ear offsetting the final defects.
    Yes, I do it again this choice without problem.
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  • Focal CMS 50Published on 03/14/14 at 06:17
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    What characteristics have motivated your choice?

    I tasted the SM9 studio, but being out of budget I pulled on the CMS series with the board and after listening to some colleagues in the middle.

    For what purpose? What amp / What configuration?

    I use mainly for mixing in a more than acceptable sound. My board is envion 14m2. These are my main monitors.

    SOUNDS

    The frequency curve is sufficiently neutral?

    I was very neutral before the Dynaudio BM 5A MKII This is far better over neutrality and depth.

    The sound is clear and precise on the spectrum?

    Very neutral nothing to add. Obviously the SM6 / SM9 series is even better but this is another budget.

    The stereo image is......
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    What characteristics have motivated your choice?

    I tasted the SM9 studio, but being out of budget I pulled on the CMS series with the board and after listening to some colleagues in the middle.

    For what purpose? What amp / What configuration?

    I use mainly for mixing in a more than acceptable sound. My board is envion 14m2. These are my main monitors.

    SOUNDS

    The frequency curve is sufficiently neutral?

    I was very neutral before the Dynaudio BM 5A MKII This is far better over neutrality and depth.

    The sound is clear and precise on the spectrum?

    Very neutral nothing to add. Obviously the SM6 / SM9 series is even better but this is another budget.

    The stereo image is good?

    At first it is destabilizing because the stereo width is amazing. After running it is beautiful.

    The dynamics are respected?

    Do not be fooled by their size, they monitor have considerable dynamic!

    OVERALL OPINION

    How long have you use it?

    I know for 1year, I finally cracked by buying my pair there a few days.

    Have you tried many other models before buying it?

    The SM9 series SM6 with twin Solo 6 My Dynaudio BM 5A MKII, of Adam A77X, Genelec 8040 .... ect ...

    What is the particular feature you like best and least?

    Pros: The sound!! But also affordable compared to the quality of the proposed whether audible or physical product.

    Cons: Do not have tried earlier lol! Seriously I blame their weight which is quite impressive compared to their size.

    How would you rate the quality / price? With experience, you do again this choice?

    the ratio Q / P is quite reasonable especially for the made in France. If it were to be remade? Yes eyes closed

    NB: Note that it is important to monitor these lapping at the beginning because their sound is very disturbing limit disturbing.


    The
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  • Very satisfied!

    Focal CMS 50Published on 03/13/14 at 18:22
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    + For what purpose?
    Purchased for computer music & mixing

    SOUNDS

    + The frequency curve is sufficiently neutral?
    For me yes. I use it in an untreated room, but the sound correct.

    + The stereo image is good?
    Very good

    + The sound is clear and precise on the spectrum?
    Very! They do not go down very low, but it does not bother me, and yet I make electronic music! Good headphones for working the low end and presto!

    + The dynamics are respected?
    Yes. They respect all styles of music, even the most demanding (classical, jazz ...)

    OVERALL OPINION

    + How long have you use it?
    Since about 7 months

    + What is the particular feature you like best and least?
    The sound......
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    + For what purpose?
    Purchased for computer music & mixing

    SOUNDS

    + The frequency curve is sufficiently neutral?
    For me yes. I use it in an untreated room, but the sound correct.

    + The stereo image is good?
    Very good

    + The sound is clear and precise on the spectrum?
    Very! They do not go down very low, but it does not bother me, and yet I make electronic music! Good headphones for working the low end and presto!

    + The dynamics are respected?
    Yes. They respect all styles of music, even the most demanding (classical, jazz ...)

    OVERALL OPINION

    + How long have you use it?
    Since about 7 months

    + What is the particular feature you like best and least?
    The sound quality of course, we have the pleasure to work with and listen

    + Have you tried many other models before buying it?
    Krk RP6. Incomparable!

    + How do you rate the quality / price?
    Expensive for an amateur, but when we hear one knows where the money went ...

    + With experience, you do again this choice?
    Yeah, or to a higher range!


    I do not put 10 overall opinion as higher ranges above them ... but I love them!
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  • Focal CMS 50Published on 09/17/12 at 17:25
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    I bought my home listening to CMS50 studio near
    I made the competitors in the same price range (Dynaudio, Genelec, Krk)
    quality is clearly audible focal

    SOUNDS

    This is where the magic happens, these little critters are quite surgical, the overall sound is defined, the default appear obvious.
    strong point? mediums that are of breathtaking clarity, rendering stamps and contents and really amazing
    the weak point is low, in fact, there's more from 45kz person, the defect can be closed with the addition of a sub, but hey, it is true that a little more precision the bottom was not a luxury

    OVERALL OPINION

    I tested a lot of listening, because I used to go to studios studios
    I......
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    I bought my home listening to CMS50 studio near
    I made the competitors in the same price range (Dynaudio, Genelec, Krk)
    quality is clearly audible focal

    SOUNDS

    This is where the magic happens, these little critters are quite surgical, the overall sound is defined, the default appear obvious.
    strong point? mediums that are of breathtaking clarity, rendering stamps and contents and really amazing
    the weak point is low, in fact, there's more from 45kz person, the defect can be closed with the addition of a sub, but hey, it is true that a little more precision the bottom was not a luxury

    OVERALL OPINION

    I tested a lot of listening, because I used to go to studios studios
    I worked on a lot of different brands and models, I love the sound and the focal CMS50
    I make good, sound is good it seems clear, I would say that the curve is fairly linear

    yes I remake this choice, or I will opt for a model like the above example line6
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  • Class

    Focal CMS 50Published on 07/22/12 at 05:09
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    What characteristics have motivated your choice?
    Small footprint.
    I bought the bag that goes well with Focal.
    I wanted a pair of portable monitor to go from making sounds or live in musicians.

    For what purpose?
    Sound recording, mixing and mastering eventually.

    What amp / What configuration?
    No sub for now.

    SOUNDS

    The frequency curve is sufficiently neutral?
    Ben for my taste, yes.

    The stereo is good?
    It is very surprising compared to the speakers I had before. The image is so large (always compared to my old speakers) it took me a while to learn how to place instruments in the mix.

    The sound is clear and precise across the spectrum?
    I did not make a precise......
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    What characteristics have motivated your choice?
    Small footprint.
    I bought the bag that goes well with Focal.
    I wanted a pair of portable monitor to go from making sounds or live in musicians.

    For what purpose?
    Sound recording, mixing and mastering eventually.

    What amp / What configuration?
    No sub for now.

    SOUNDS

    The frequency curve is sufficiently neutral?
    Ben for my taste, yes.

    The stereo is good?
    It is very surprising compared to the speakers I had before. The image is so large (always compared to my old speakers) it took me a while to learn how to place instruments in the mix.

    The sound is clear and precise across the spectrum?
    I did not make a precise analysis, but all I can say is that since I've taken with them and most of the mixes, I do not have any surprises on passing of Other system.
    Before I had to extrapolate the result by thinking what would happen on a particular type of listening.
    is the WIHIWIG (What I hear is what I get) sound.
    The zikos with whom I work are taken as they listen to will sound in the end.
    I re-listened to my albums reference on these speakers and I realized they were not all as clean as I thought, because they show me all the kinks taken.

    OVERALL OPINION

    How long you use it?
    7 months

    Did you tried many other models before buying it?
    I had Behringer 3031, and Genelec 8020, and there's no picture I find the Focals though less flattering and more realistic.

    What is so special that you love the most, least?
    + Sound analytical
    + Mute and volume in front
    + Decoupling and the sole of the adjustable feet
    - Small rotary switches on the back (low cut etc ...) that require a precision screwdriver to adjust.

    How would you rate the quality / price?
    Very good, considering the time it saves me.

    With experience, you do again this choice?
    YES! but I think that if I have more budget I'll go to the more upscale at Focal ...
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  • My best investment

    Focal CMS 50Published on 07/13/12 at 16:25
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    Amateur home studio, mix for 8 years on Edirol MA-10D.
    4 years since I moved into a house where I come from me finish up a room dedicated to music, which she was a bit on standby.
    I dreamed of real monitors for a while but to pay the house, work, kids, life, and then the price not to mention that I did not "need" per se ...
    This year I celebrated my 40th birthday and I took the opportunity to put them on my wish list and I got them!

    SOUNDS

    In a room of 37m ² without treatment, it already sounds of thunder.
    I rediscovered all the mixes in great detail, it is impressive.
    The example of Dark side of the moon for me Floyd was a real first listen, including The Great Gig In The......
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    Amateur home studio, mix for 8 years on Edirol MA-10D.
    4 years since I moved into a house where I come from me finish up a room dedicated to music, which she was a bit on standby.
    I dreamed of real monitors for a while but to pay the house, work, kids, life, and then the price not to mention that I did not "need" per se ...
    This year I celebrated my 40th birthday and I took the opportunity to put them on my wish list and I got them!

    SOUNDS

    In a room of 37m ² without treatment, it already sounds of thunder.
    I rediscovered all the mixes in great detail, it is impressive.
    The example of Dark side of the moon for me Floyd was a real first listen, including The Great Gig In The Sky.
    No ear fatigue even after many hours sometimes at high volume when the sound is clear and without any signs of saturation.
    This surgery is almost never be cold and I did not notice any exaggeration in the ear of frequency.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I have tried many other models in this price range but this time it was love at heart ...
    The nickel finish, the many settings in the rear vents on the front, the switch and the volume at the front and finally their sound make it an excellent choice.
    They richly deserve the good press that they did.
    I like the idea of ​​being able to add them later the box associated CMS Sub but for now I have no need.
    They send the wood as the kids would say and as I like to say since I'm the zik is the best thing I bought.
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  • Focal CMS 50Published on 06/27/12 at 13:31
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    Speaker pro active 2-way near
    - 1 hp / midrange Focal 5 inch (13cm) membrane "polyglass", by drying a large section laminar port
    - 2 inverted dome tweeter with aluminum / magnesium.
    - Connect RCA or XLR
    - 5 switches to manage certain frequencies.

    I use them with a sound card of MK893 MOTU preamp and a SPL. Sounds!

    SOUNDS

    Enclosure near neutral ... lack of bass can be seen but it seems normal configuration. Acute nikel not screaming, no frequency is emphasized. Stereo image intact. Its also clear that strong low-level and this is very significant (it is not obliged to destroy the ears nice)

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use them for some months and after running a few and mix the......
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    Speaker pro active 2-way near
    - 1 hp / midrange Focal 5 inch (13cm) membrane "polyglass", by drying a large section laminar port
    - 2 inverted dome tweeter with aluminum / magnesium.
    - Connect RCA or XLR
    - 5 switches to manage certain frequencies.

    I use them with a sound card of MK893 MOTU preamp and a SPL. Sounds!

    SOUNDS

    Enclosure near neutral ... lack of bass can be seen but it seems normal configuration. Acute nikel not screaming, no frequency is emphasized. Stereo image intact. Its also clear that strong low-level and this is very significant (it is not obliged to destroy the ears nice)

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use them for some months and after running a few and mix the record is quite impressive. Home studio to work is more than enough if they have other stereo pairs to compare.
    For the pair that made a nice little ticket (about € 850), the price / quality ratio is therefore very good when you know the price of some speakers, which is more passive!
    I go back without a problem.
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  • great

    Focal CMS 50Published on 03/19/12 at 13:36
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    High accuracy over the entire curve, no flattery, no excessive bass, works perfectly well at all volumes, and can be used in a small space.

    SOUNDS

    the curve is neutral, the observed dynamic, precise stereo imaging, sound very clear.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use them for 2 years, I worked on several models of Genelec and Yamaha, low and high range of scales, and focals are an excellent quality / price ratio.
    Big positives: 1: the low mids and bass are very precise and beautiful, it does not bleed at all.
    2: you can really work with small volume, and verif high volume does not reveal many errors.

    With the experience I would do this choice. ...
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    High accuracy over the entire curve, no flattery, no excessive bass, works perfectly well at all volumes, and can be used in a small space.

    SOUNDS

    the curve is neutral, the observed dynamic, precise stereo imaging, sound very clear.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use them for 2 years, I worked on several models of Genelec and Yamaha, low and high range of scales, and focals are an excellent quality / price ratio.
    Big positives: 1: the low mids and bass are very precise and beautiful, it does not bleed at all.
    2: you can really work with small volume, and verif high volume does not reveal many errors.

    With the experience I would do this choice.
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  • Excellent!

    Focal CMS 50Published on 02/22/12 at 01:02
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    A professional advised me to these speakers.
    I use them for computer music and also for listening to music.
    They are bulky and have little screw to adjust the tilt, and a rubber backing.
    They are connected to the soundcard.

    SOUNDS

    I am not so "advanced" to judge the sound, but the speaker has settings to compensate for acoustic defects.
    My impression is that they are neutral, that the dynamics is respected, that the stereo is good and the sound is clear and precise.

    OVERALL OPINION

    This is my first studio monitors, I own them for a year.
    I rediscovered my discography with these plays neutral.
    A little more is the sleep front.
    In my opinion, these are professional......
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    A professional advised me to these speakers.
    I use them for computer music and also for listening to music.
    They are bulky and have little screw to adjust the tilt, and a rubber backing.
    They are connected to the soundcard.

    SOUNDS

    I am not so "advanced" to judge the sound, but the speaker has settings to compensate for acoustic defects.
    My impression is that they are neutral, that the dynamics is respected, that the stereo is good and the sound is clear and precise.

    OVERALL OPINION

    This is my first studio monitors, I own them for a year.
    I rediscovered my discography with these plays neutral.
    A little more is the sleep front.
    In my opinion, these are professional stereo loudspeakers.
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  • Focal CMS 50Published on 01/12/09 at 02:25
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    - What characteristics have motivated your choice?
    I warn now, I use is special, I use to mix, but the mix as a DJ!
    I currently use the 2.1 PC speakers Altec Lansing 621.
    I was looking for this configuration also due to a restriction of space, my office being placed against a wall.
    I did this knowingly purchase a subwoofer to be released in 2009, apparently after September.

    So I sought both event front, a front power button and volume control as well. Few models even do hardly any!
    Ergonomically it is very successful.

    Aesthetically they are beautiful and well supplied: a rubber support is provided to minimize vibration and ... not to scratch my office?! :-P
    6 plots are......
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    - What characteristics have motivated your choice?
    I warn now, I use is special, I use to mix, but the mix as a DJ!
    I currently use the 2.1 PC speakers Altec Lansing 621.
    I was looking for this configuration also due to a restriction of space, my office being placed against a wall.
    I did this knowingly purchase a subwoofer to be released in 2009, apparently after September.

    So I sought both event front, a front power button and volume control as well. Few models even do hardly any!
    Ergonomically it is very successful.

    Aesthetically they are beautiful and well supplied: a rubber support is provided to minimize vibration and ... not to scratch my office?! :-P
    6 plots are provided so two adjustable heights.

    I forgot the many possible settings when the correction of mid, high, low cutoff frequency, ...

    The weight is at once a guarantee of quality: Solid, solid, it does not vibrate a bit.

    The power is impressive: 80 watts low and medium, 50 watts for the treble.
    A fourth volume, it is more than enough.

    A monitor for the sound quality even though technically I can not give you much

    SOUNDS

    - The frequency curve is sufficiently neutral?
    - The stereo image is good?
    - The sound is clear and precise on the spectrum?
    - The dynamics are respected? ...

    As I said earlier I do not know.
    They ring true for me, no exaggeration in any frequency regardless of the volume, it is a forum for monitoring! :-P

    The sound is so clear that sometimes I can almost hear the ringing of my mobile phone, another person talking behind me and yes sometimes I go back to see if it's true or not!

    According to what is low, certainly it does not vibrate, but I'm in ooptique to that of the range ...

    OVERALL OPINION

    - How long have you use it?
    I use them for a month.

    - What is so special that you like most and least?
    - Have you tried many other models before buying it?
    I have not tried other models, the others have in any ergonomics (see paragraph 1)
    Yes I'm crazy, I bought them without listening, relying solely on the guarantee of quality Focal. On the one hand I was not looking for a pregnant monotoring perfect, I wish the speakers where I can clearly hear everything around on my desk, nothing gained.

    - How would you rate the quality / price?
    Certainly, the speakers at this price are much more expensive, you can easily get 8 inches, such as M-Audio Studiophile BX8.
    Focal is always a luxury price for a quality education. The quality is paid for sure, but there would have been € 350 more reasonable (€ 429 in January 2009)
    If these speakers hold me over 5 years, so I do not regret the purchase.

    Whether to buy them back, yes I will redeem them without hesitation.

    - How would you rate the quality / price?
    - With experience, you do again this choice? ...
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