Focal Aria 936 loudspeaker Specifications

Sidebar 1: Specifications

Description: Three-way, five-driver, floorstanding loudspeaker. Drive-units: 1" (25mm) aluminum-magnesium TNF inverted-dome tweeter, 6.5" (165mm) flax/fiberglass sandwich-cone midrange unit, three 6.5" (165mm) flax/fiberglass sandwich-cone woofers. Crossover frequencies: 260Hz, 3.1kHz. Frequency response: 39Hz–28kHz, ±3dB. Sensitivity: 92dB. Impedance: 8 ohms nominal, 2.8 ohms minimum. Recommended amplification: 50–300W.
Dimensions: 45" (1150mm) H by 11.5" (294mm) W by 14.5" (371mm) D. Weight: 64 lbs (29kg).
Finishes: Black High Gloss, Walnut, and Leather.
Serial numbers of units reviewed: AIAGVF002041, AIAGVF002066, listening; AIAGVF002018, measuring.
Price: $3999/pair. Approximate number of dealers: 279.
Manufacturer: Focal, BP 374-108, rue de l'Avenir, 42353 La Talaudriäre Cedex, France. Tel: (33) 4-77-43-57-00. Web: US distributor: Audio Plus Services, 156 Lawrence Paquette Industrial Drive, Champlain, NY 12919. Tel: (800) 663-9352, (450) 585-0098. Fax: (866) 656-0686. Web:

US distributor: Audio Plus Services
156 Lawrence Paquette Industrial Drive
Champlain, NY 12919
(800) 663-9352

Rick Tomaszewicz's picture

You suggested perusal of Recommended Components for a good matching amp. Perhaps it's time for Stereophile to develop an app which matches recommended or reviewed components based on reviewer-observed synergies? Now that's an app that could save our hobbyists a lot of money and frustration! You could use all the usual criteria such as speaker efficiency v.s. amp output, but also provide guidance on frequency balance matching, i.e.; soft phono preamp with bright cartridge.

remlab's picture

..has that old Focal/Wilson 20khz resonance. Compensates for us old guys hearing.

Allen Fant's picture

This newest series are on my radar to demo. In the past, I really liked the 918/928 models.

I am interested in the new driver material.

eriks's picture

Unfortunately a lot of listeners point the Focal's straight to their ears. This might be good for many speaker's, but not for the Profile's which shared a similar tweeter design and resonance. They have a more neutral tonal balance and image much better with the speaker's toed in as little as possible.

eriks's picture

Hey Robert,

You might have been snookered a little by Focal. While they make good stuff, the al/mg tweeter with a poron surround has been around for about a decade. It's not so new. Still sounds good though. :)



Vlasto's picture

Focals are actually paired very ofter with German T+A...very pleased combination ...


latinaudio's picture

Where did you saw that combination? I have a pair of Focal Electra 926 plus T+A electronics and the highs still sizzle, although the bass performance got better...

growboxguy's picture

On a whim I just purchased a set of Aria 926 for the crazy price of $1799 shipped, brand new from an authorized reseller. I had to take the white color for that price but hey, I will work with it.

My question is will these mate well with my Bryston 3b SST? I listen to mainly rock at high volumes, I use a subwoofer crossing at 60 hz so low end wont be a problem. My system consists of a Bryston BDP-2, Teac UD-301 DA converter, Yamaha CX-A 5000 preamp, Bryston 3b sst for mains and an old school Classe Audio DR-10 on a pair of JL Audio 12w6v3 in a custom sealed enclosure.

Thanks so much!