Focal Aria 948 3 way floor-standing loudspeaker

Focal Aria 948 3 way floor standing loudspeaker.


What we Say:

The Focal Aria 948 is the top model in the Aria Range. It is a large three way floor standing loudspeaker. The cabinet has a downward firing reflex port that allows the four main drivers to fill your room with deep controlled bass and is a relatively easy load to drive.

The Focal Aria 948 offers a big open dynamic sound with deep controlled bass. It partners well with most electronics and is the next to top model in the Aria range. Focal make all of their own drive units and often supply them to other loudspeaker manufacturers. All of their products are handmade in France. We think that Focal have done an excellent job with the Aria range. They work well with the Naim Uniti range as well as a wide range of other equipment.

To conclude the Focal Aria 948 is a great value for money all rounder, it offers huge scale detailed sound capable of filling a very large room yet is easy to drive. Finish is a choice between high gloss black and walnut.

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What they say:




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. ‘Flax’ 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).



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
  • TNF tweeter
  • Speaker drivers developed and manufactured in France by Focal
  • Black High Gloss, Noyer and Prime Walnut finishes
  • Front panel: leather effect finish

The flax cones 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. Flax cones 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.