The Focal Alpha Series comes in three models. To set things straight, all the models feature a 1-inch aluminum inverted dome tweeter, double front bass ports, and a Polyglass cone.
Starting from the smallest in the range, the Alpha 50 is composed of a 5-inch woofer/midrange speaker with a 20W amplifier.
The Alpha 65 has a 6.5-inch woofer featuring a 35W amplifier for the tweeter and a 70W amplifier for the woofer.
With such specs, it threatens most monitors offered at the same price range in terms of performance, especially on the low end.
Lastly, the Alpha 80 is the beast among studio monitors, composed of an 8-inch woofer/midrange speaker with a 100W amplifier, the tweeter comes with a 40W amplifier.
When it comes to frequency response, the Alpha 80 is capable of deep bass with lows of up to 35Hz. The highs can go up to 22kHz without causing any distortion.
While the Alpha 50s have a frequency response of 45Hz to 22kHz, the Alpha 65s frequency response ranges from 40Hz to 22kHz at +/- 3dB.
For the most part, the Alpha Series include XLR and unbalanced RCA input connectors and a detachable IEC power cable.
The cabinet has curved sides and sports a black finish with the Alpha 80s having the largest cabinet size at 15mm. For better listening, ensure that the tweeter is positioned at ear level.
Remarkably, these studio monitors are ideal for mixing and tracking, and if you’re looking a rich bass, go for the Alpha 80.
If you’re working in a confined space like a home studio, the Alpha 50 was designed just for you.
For high versatility to a wide array of music genres, the Alpha 65 will give you impeccable audio production.
I can say with all confidence that using these studio monitors for music production will give you satisfactory results and your clients will request very few revisions, if any.
So, after all that’s been said about the Alpha Series, what are the good and bad that you can expect?