Focal Clear Mg Professional Headphones; new Hi-Fi headphones for professionals
The global leader in acoustics, Focal continues to innovate and presents a new work tool for sound engineers and producers: Clear Mg Professional. The French brand has gone even further than it did for its first Clear Professional headphones, offering even more impressive performance. Clear Mg Professional has ambitions to become the leading professional headphones.
FOCAL’S INNOVATION MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE
The Clear Mg Professional circum-aural open-back headphones are designed for music creators looking for a reliable tool in terms of quality and transfer speed. While the first Clear Professional headphones incorporated 15/8″ (40mm), full range speaker drivers, with Aluminium/Magnesium ‘M’-shaped inverted domes, Clear Mg Professional has these same speaker drivers, but in Magnesium. After four years of research and development, the engineers at Focal have designed this new material to obtain an even more optimized combination of the key criteria for speaker drivers of lightness, rigidity, and damping. The St. Étienne brand first positioned itself on the global market of Hi-Fi headphones in 2016. This unique expertise, combined with French manufacturing mastered in its own workshops, allows the brand to guarantee uncompromising quality.
PRECISION, DYNAMICS, AND SPEED
Thanks to this new cone, combined with the frameless 1″ (25mm)-diameter and 1/4″ (5.5mm)- high copper voice coil, the sound experience is made even more precise, delivering impressive detail across the full spectrum while preserving excellent tonal balance. The flexibility of the surround offers lightness, therefore more dynamics and impact across the full frequency spectrum. The open grille inside the earcup extends the high frequencies and follows the ‘M’ profile of the cone more closely to further reduce adverse effects. With a 24kHz breakup, the high frequencies are extremely linear and the transient signals are respected.
Clear Mg Professional is a set of circum-aural open-back headphones. Their ‘M’-shaped Magnesium dome offers exceptional dynamics, combined with a capacity to reproduce the tiniest details across the full sound spectrum. In terms of mechanics, the design of the headband and yokes ensures that the headphones sit across the whole head, for optimal comfort. The new generation of perforated microfibre cushions results in an extremely open design. Clear Mg Professional headphones feature new honeycomb grilles. The opening of the external earcup is even wider, amplifying the sensation of spatialization and the soundstage image. The internal ‘M’ grille follows the curves of the speaker driver as closely as possible, for an even more precise high-frequency reproduction: you totally forget you’re wearing headphones, and instead enjoy the same listening sensation you’d get with the best monitors. The headphones assert themselves as the essential tool for the most demanding professionals, enabling you to make faster decisions thanks to these dynamics, and ensuring the transfer quality of the work performed.
COMFORTABLE WORK AND LUXURY FINISHES
Everything is designed for work comfort, as well as aesthetics. The design of the headband displays a constant curve and the weight of the headphones is distributed evenly across the head. The solid aluminum yoke is covered with structured black paint, for sleek design and scratch resistance. Instead of the traditional vertically rotating mechanics, these have been moved within the headband for even greater comfort. This allows for excellent sealing, while the red & black blends classic and modern looks. The thermoformed carrying case shaped to fit the Clear Mg Professional, and with smaller dimensions, is woven in colors to match the headphones. Finally, two low-resistivity OFC 24 AWG copper cables are supplied.
• Open-back headphones for professional use
• Remarkable tonal balance across the full spectrum
• Bass articulation down to the lowest frequencies
• Exceptional dynamics and impact
• Wide spatialization and highly precise soundstage
• Comfortable and ergonomic
• 2 cables supplied to suit all uses (mixing console, audio interface, laptop)
• Rigid carrying case supplied, including a space for storing an Ilock® key (not supplied)
Type Circum-aural open-back headphones
Impedance 55 Ohms
Sensitivity 104dB SPL / 1mW @ 1kHz
THD 0.25% @ 1kHz / 100dB SPL
Frequency response 5Hz – 28kHz
Speaker driver 15/8″ (40mm) ‘M’-shaped magnesium dome
Weight 0.99lbs (450g)
16.5 feet (5m) asymmetric cable (1/4″ – 6.35mm TRS jack)
3.94 feet (1.2m) asymmetric cable (1/8″ – 3.5mm TRS jack)
1/8″ (3.5mm) to 1/4″ (6.35mm) stereo jack adapter
Spare earpads 2 x spare earpads supplied
Carrying case provided 97/8×91/2×43/4″ (250x240x120mm)