The Focus Audio speakers are finished in a very attractive piano-black finish. The cabinets feature 2"-thick front baffles and 1"-thick side walls, which results in quite inert construction. The cabinets do appear to be very well braced, as they are exceptionally sturdy. The MT1 use two 5.5" Nomex/Kevlar bass/midrange units sourced from Germany and a 1.125" soft-dome tweeter from Denmark. According to Kam Leung of Focus Audio, two smaller drivers allow for higher power handling than one larger unit -- a necessity for home-theater applications. The drive units are all matched to within +/- .25dB. Crossover components utilize polypropylene and polystyrene capacitors with "ultra-purity" copper coils, and are tested to be within a 1% tolerance. Silver solder is used throughout each loudspeaker for all internal connections.
The MC1 is similar in appearance and dimensions to the MT1, except that the tweeter is situated between the two bass/midrange drivers. It is designed to be oriented on its side, on top of, or beneath a monitor. Manufacturer-rated sensitivity is 89dB with a nominal impedance of 4 ohms for both the MT1, while Focus Audio states frequency response that extends down to 40Hz for the MT1. Both the MT1 and MC1 feature Cardas high-purity-copper binding posts.
- Piano-black finish
- Heavily braced MDF cabinets
- 2"-thick front baffle and 1"-thick cabinet walls
- Scan-Speak soft-dome tweeters
- Eton Nomex/Kevlar woofers
- Crossovers use polypropylene and polystyrene capacitors
- Silver solder used on internal connections
- Cardas binding posts
- Dimensions: 36"H x 7"W x 10"D
- Weight: 42 pounds each