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Focal CMS 40 active monitor

The CMS 40 is a competitively priced active nearfield monitor that can be used by consumers to listen to digital music files from their computers and home recording. In the world of pro audio, the compact speaker can be used for broadcast and post production.


Focal Professional's CMS 40 is an affordable, space saving, two-way active nearfield monitor with RCA and XLR inputs that enable end user and pro system installations.

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Robert Archer · June 14, 2010

The French speaker company Focal has developed a rabid group of followers in both the consumer and pro worlds of audio.

Recently the company’s pro audio group introduced a product that should please custom installers that are servicing both consumers and the sound engineers in the pro community.

The new CMS 40 near-field active monitor is a compact, two-way speaker that can be used for broadcast and post production in the pro audio world, and consumer applications like desktop audio and home recording.

Focal drives the unit’s 4-inch woofer with a 25-watt RMS Class AB amplifier, and another 25-watt RMS Class AB amplifier on the speaker’s 1-inch inverted dome tweeter. The speaker also offers users a choice of RCA and XLR (balanced) inputs and a frequency response of 60Hz to 28kHz.

Audio Plus Services distributes Focal and Focal Professional in the U.S., and the Canadian-based distributor says some of the other CMS 40 details include:

  • Maximum SPL: 97dB
  • Tuning for low and high frequencies with adjustable filters
  • Reinforced and damped die-cast aluminum enclosure with a black powercoat finish
  • Dimensions with spikes 9.375 inches x 6.125 inches x 6.125 inches
  • Dimensions with table stands: 9.9562 inches x 6.125 inches x 6.125 inches

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    Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). Bob also serves as the technology editor for CE Pro's sister publication Commercial Integrator. In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass., and he also studies Kyokushin karate at 5 Dragons in Haverhill, Mass. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Robert at robert.archer@emeraldexpo.com

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