Focal Kanta No.3 is a 3-way Passive Bass Reflex Floor-standing speaker by Focal. It features a 1.1" Hard-Dome Tweeter, 1 x 6.5" Midrange and 2 x 8" Flax Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 33-40k Hz and a sensitivity of 91 dB. Focal Kanta No.3 has an MSRP of 10998$ per pair.
What size of room is the Focal Kanta No.3 speaker good for?
The size of the room in which you are planning to use the Focal Kanta No.3 is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various sizes of environments considering its size and max power parameters:
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(* 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 No.3 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 No.3 speaker?
Focal Kanta No.3 has a Frequency response range of 33-40k Hz at ±3dB and Power Range of 40-400 watts. At a minimum frequency of 33 Hz, Kanta No.3 will provide a deep bass that will probably satisfy majority of listeners, especially for music. Movie lovers and music listeners who like to experience a full range response will still benefit from the use of a subwooofer though.
Visit our Powered Subwoofers section to find out more about the available subwoofer options.
Here we have a comparison of how Kanta No.3's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
Among the speakers in our database with a max MSRP price of 20000$ (Pair), these are the 5 Passive Floor-standing speakers that have the deeper bass levels than the Focal Kanta No.3's 33Hz:
What is the Crossover frequency of Focal Kanta No.3?
Kanta No.3 is a 3-way speaker and its crossover frequency between the woofer and the midrange set to 250Hz and the Crossover frequency between the midrange and the tweeter is set to 2500Hz.
What are the Impedance and Sensitivity of the Focal Kanta No.3? Is it an easy-to-drive speaker?
Focal Kanta No.3's nominal impedance level is 8 ohms
but can go down to as low as 3.0 ohms
, and has a sensitivity of 91 dB
8 Ohms is pretty much the standard nominal impedance amongst stereo speakers and amplifiers so Focal Kanta No.3 is not considered a difficult to drive speaker from nominal Impedance perspective.
91dB of Focal Kanta No.3 is considered a high sensitivity compared to average stereo speaker which makes Kanta No.3 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 No.3 will be a good choice.
Minimum Impedance of Focal Kanta No.3
Even though the nominal impedance of the Kanta No.3 is 8 ohms, the minimum impedance level of this speaker according to Focal is 3.0 ohms Focal Kanta No.3 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 No.3:
Kanta No.3 features Binding post type connectors. Bi-amping and Bi-wiring are not possible.
Focal Kanta No.3 External Dimensions and Weight
Focal Kanta No.3 has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 50-3/8inch x 15-3/16inch x 20-1/2inch (1280.0 x 386.0 x 521.0mm ).
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 No.3 is approximately 2011.1cm2 / 311.7inch2.
The Focal Kanta No.3 weighs 46.09kg / 101.4lbs per piece. Here is a comparison of how Kanta No.3's weight compares with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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Cabinet type and Materials
Focal Kanta No.3 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 No.3 is a Front-firing port speaker
Focal Kanta No.3 is available in High-Gloss Carrara White, High-Gloss Black/Deep Black, Matte Walnut/Dark Grey and Matte Walnut/Ivory.
Does the Focal Kanta No.3 come with a Grille?
Kanta No.3 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 No.3 is magnetic type, it is very easy to put it on and off.
What's in the Box of Focal Kanta No.3?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of Kanta No.3:
Floorstanding loudspeakerLarge grilleSmall grilleOutrigger feet4 Spikes4 Protective discsUser Manual
For more information about how to setup, use and maintain the Focal Kanta No.3, use the direct link below to download the official manual document:
Download User Manual for Focal Kanta No.3
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the Focal Kanta No.3 speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for Focal Kanta No.3
5 Years of parts warranty and 5 Years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.