what is Hi-Fi system and Focal Electra sound system?
It is considered one of the best high-fidelity loudspeakers in the world. Focal ’s industrial strategy concentrates on having full control over the entire production process
High fidelity (often shortened to hi-fi or hifi) reproduction is a term used by home stereo listeners, audiophiles and home audio enthusiasts to refer to high-quality reproduction of sound to distinguish it from the lower quality sound produced by inexpensive audio equipment, or the inferior quality of sound reproduction that can be heard in recordings made until the late 1940s. Ideally, high-fidelity equipment has inaudible noise and distortion, and a flat (neutral, uncolored) frequency response within the intended frequency range.
TVs of this period were black and white, with generally small screens and small speakers and marginal sound, but records and tapes offered an impressive way to listen to music or FM radio in the home in a way that ideally approached the live experience.
Focal -JMlab is a French company, which has been designing and selling high-fidelity audio systems since the early 1980s. This Saint-Étienne based company manufactures loudspeakers for the home, speaker drivers for automobiles, headphones and professional monitoring loudspeakers. The Grande Utopia is the brand’s emblematic loudspeaker, which earned the company its worldwide reputation. It is considered one of the best high-fidelity loudspeakers in the world. Focal ’s industrial strategy concentrates on having full control over the entire production process, from the design and manufacturing of the speaker drivers to the assembly of the final product. Its products are entirely designed and developed in France, and most of the production is carried out at the factory in Saint-Étienne (France).
Focal -JMlab has organised its range of products into five universes: the Home line, the Car line, the Pro line for music industry professionals, the Headphones line since 2012 and finally the Integration line.
Since 2008, with the arrival of the Dôme miniature loudspeaker (available with Flax cone since 2014), Focal has adapted its know-how to new modes of music consumption with compact loudspeakers, “Plug and Play”, multimedia and more recently wireless (XS Book Wireless in 2013). In 2013, Focal launched 5.1 Home Cinema Packs in the New Media collection. Since May 2014, Focal entered the soundbar market launching Dimension, a 5.1 soundbar which, associated with its subwoofer, can be used as a sound plate for a flat screen
AN EXCEPTIONAL SOUND ADVENTURE IS BEGINNING
In March 2016, Focal began offering drivers the chance to enjoy an exceptional audio experience on-board the ultra-innovative concept car, the DS E-Tense, with a system specifically created with technology from the Utopia line. At the same time, the DS brand also expressed its desire to endow its brand new DS 7 CROSSBACK SUV with Focal technology, in a vehicle which embodies the second generation of DS models. As early as the first digital drafts, the teams of both FOCAL® and DS collaborated closely on the design of the vehicle, which has been presented in Paris in February 2017. The DS AUTOMOBILES and FOCAL® brands both share the same strong values regarding exceptional products, with the goal of offering a unique experience combining technology and elegance. These two companies, which symbolise excellence and tradition, dedicate their expertise to high-fidelity performance and to pleasure it its purest form. With this first collaboration on a production vehicle, both brands wanted to express their shared vision of luxury, in a kind of ‘haute-couture’ spirit à la française.