Focal Kanta Center is a 2-way Passive Bass Reflex Center Channel speaker by Focal. Center channel speaker is an important component of a home theater system set-up as it delivers the listener significant part of the on-screen dialogue from your television. It features a 1.1" Hard-Dome Tweeter and 2 x 6.5" flax cone with TMD (Tuned Mass Damping) suspension Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 55-44k Hz and a sensitivity of 92 dB. Focal Kanta Center has an MSRP of 3999$.
What size of room is the Focal Kanta Center speaker good for?
The size of the room in which you are planning to use the Focal Kanta Center is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various sizes of environments considering its size and max power parameters:
|Very Large Room
(* Approximate Room sizes: Small < 100sq. ft / 9 m2, Mid-size: 100-220 sq. ft / 9-20 m2, Large 220-400 sq. ft / 20-36 m2, Very Large: > 400 sq. ft / 36 m2.
Average Floor Height: 9" / 2.7m. Typical room sizes differ from country to country, and the actual listening experience changes depending on floor height, room shape, surface materials, listening position, speaker locations, etc.)
What are the speakers in Focal's Kanta Series?
Kanta Center is a member of Focal's Kanta series of Passive speakers. Below you can see the main specs of these speakers.
Focal Kanta Series Speakers
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What is the Frequency Response of the Focal Kanta Center speaker?
Focal Kanta Center has a Frequency response range of 55-44k Hz at ±3dB and Power Range of 40-200 watts.
Here we have a comparison of how Kanta Center's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
Center Channel Speakers
Center Channel Speakers
What is the Crossover frequency of Focal Kanta Center?
The Crossover frequency of the Kanta Center is set to 2400 Hz. This is the threshold frequency where the higher frequency signals over this level are sent to the tweeter and the lower-frequency signals are sent to the woofer by the crossover component.
What are the Impedance and Sensitivity of the Focal Kanta Center? Is it an easy-to-drive speaker?
Focal Kanta Center's nominal impedance level is 8 ohms
but can go down to as low as 3.5 ohms
, and has a sensitivity of 92 dB
Center Channel Speakers
8 Ohms is pretty much the standard nominal impedance amongst stereo speakers and amplifiers so Focal Kanta Center is not considered a difficult to drive speaker from nominal Impedance perspective.
92dB of Focal Kanta Center is considered a high sensitivity compared to average stereo speaker which makes Kanta Center an easy to drive from Sensitivity perspective. If you are planning to power your speaker with a Tube amp which are generally very low power, the Focal Kanta Center will be a good choice.
Minimum Impedance of Focal Kanta Center
Even though the nominal impedance of the Kanta Center is 8 ohms, the minimum impedance level of this speaker according to Focal is 3.5 ohms Focal Kanta Center so while choosing an amplifier, you should ideally check if the unit you are considering can provide this impedance level.
Check the amplifiers that are in a similar price range to the Focal Kanta Center:
Kanta Center features Binding post type connectors. Bi-amping and Bi-wiring are not possible.
Focal Kanta Center External Dimensions and Weight
Focal Kanta Center has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 9-11/16inch x 22-1/8inch x 15-1/2inch (247.0 x 562.0 x 394.0mm ).
Base Surface Area
Base surface area of a loudspeaker may become a determining factor when the space in your room or desk is limited.
The base area of Focal Kanta Center is approximately 2214.3cm2 / 343.2inch2.
The Focal Kanta Center weighs 18.00kg / 39.6lbs per piece. Here is a comparison of how Kanta Center's weight compares with the average, max and min weights in its class.
All Center Channel Speakers
Center Channel Speakers under $5000
Cabinet type and Materials
Focal Kanta Center has a Bass Reflex
type cabinet and a Multi-ply/Polymer/Veneer finish. Bass Reflex type loudspeakers (aka Ported, Vented or Reflex Port) have enclosures that uses a port, hole or vent cut into the cabinet. Ported designs are generally more efficient than the Sealed designs.
Focal Kanta Center comes with 4 Silicone pads
which you can use to secure your loudspeaker on the surface that you are putting on. It is always recommended to use some kind of feet under all types of speakers. Besides limiting the movement of the speakers, it also compensates for non-flat surfaces and limits the contact surface area of the speaker. Rubber based feet also help isolating the vibrations within certain frequency ranges.
Focal Kanta Center is a rear-firing port speaker so you have to make sure you leave enough space between the back of the speaker and wall or bookshelf so that it has room to breathe.
Focal Kanta Center is available in High-Gloss Carrara White, High-Gloss Black/Deep Black, Matte Walnut/Dark Grey and Matte Walnut/Ivory.
Focal sells a dedicated speaker stand for the Kanta Center with a model name Focal Kanta Center Stand
. You can check the latest price and availability of these stands at B&H PHOTO
Does the Focal Kanta Center come with a Grille?
Kanta Center comes with magnetic grilles. The purpose of the grille is to protect the delicate driver elements from external impacts while still allowing the sound to pass as clearly as possible. Since the included grille of the Kanta Center is magnetic type, it is very easy to put it on and off.
What's in the Box of Focal Kanta Center?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of Kanta Center:
Center-channel loudspeaker2 Grilles4 Slicone padsUser Manual
Here is a list of accessories that we think you may need for the Focal Kanta Center.
For more information about how to setup, use and maintain the Focal Kanta Center, use the direct link below to download the official manual document:
Download User Manual for Focal Kanta Center
Here is a link to download the official brochure for the Focal Kanta Center speaker:
Official Brochure for Focal Kanta Center
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the Focal Kanta Center speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for Focal Kanta Center
5 Years of parts warranty and 5 Years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.