This double monitor meets the needs of the most demanding sound engineers, designed for nearfield and
midfield applications. Its extreme neutrality, the precision of the stereo image and its ability to reproduce the
tiniest details of sound are the answer to the most picky engineers. In the same way, the class G amplification
used on the midrange and the subwoofer enable extremely high SPLs to be reached to meet the needs of modern music.
Anaheim, CA — NAMM — January 24, 2019 — At the 2019 Winter NAMM show, Focal Professional
unveiled their new flagship audio monitors, the “Trio11 Be.” The new monitors feature a 5-inch midrange,
a 10-inch subwoofer, and Focal’s signature pure Beryllium inverted dome tweeter. Set for March 2019
availability, the Trio11 Be street price is $3,999 USD each. Focal is distributed in the US and Canada by
Focal Naim America (formerly known as Audio Plus Services).
Focal Professional monitors are designed from the very first step in the R&D process to reproduce the
sound signal in a natural and precise way. Year after year, Focal engineers continue to push the boundaries
of innovation to provide sound professionals with increasingly high performance working tools. Today, the
brand unveils Trio11 Be, a new benchmark in studio monitors that is 100% made in France and makes it
possible to work in the nearfield and midfield.
More Power and Less Noise
In designing Trio11 Be, Focal wanted both more power and less noise. And Focal succeeded. In addition to
new speaker drivers, a 5″ midrange and a 10″ subwoofer, the loudspeaker employs the brand’s very latest
acoustic and electronic technologies, which reduce distortion even further. TMD (Tuned Mass Damper)
technology surrounding the 5” driver offers more control and less distortion; NIC (Neutral Inductance
Circuit) technology creates a stabilized magnetic flux, and optimized vents promote dynamic control and
perfect bass definition. The high excursion gives the speaker driver even more linearity, and thanks to these
technologies, Focal has managed to combine powerful amplifiers with high-efficiency and high-power
handling speaker drivers while ensuring the absence of noise, the reproduction of the tiniest details and the
precision of the stereo image.
A Highly Versatile Loudspeaker
Like Trio6 Be, Trio11 Be comprises a 3-way monitor and a 2-way monitor, which makes it possible to
check the sound quality of the mix by using FOCUS mode – a Focal innovation – that is remote controlled
and can be activated by pressing a foot pedal. Because of the Class G amplification used on the midrange
and the subwoofer, Trio11 Be delivers a high SPL – 118 dB at 3.3 feet (1 meter) – and is extremely versatile
when it comes to nearfield usage and installation configurations, as well as the midfield use. Versatile and
powerful, this monitor responds perfectly to the needs of both modern music and the most exacting sound
engineers, providing an extended bandwidth of 30 Hz-40 kHz.
Dynamics, Neutrality, and Precision
A Focal signature, the pure Beryllium inverted dome tweeter was a natural fit for Trio11 Be, offering a
perfectly linear frequency response and a detailed reproduction of the treble. Its exclusive profile
guarantees optimum energy transfer from the coil to the dome making a high-efficiency tweeter capable of
covering 5 octaves from 1000 to 40,000 Hz, while also promising wide sound dispersion. The 10″
subwoofer’s ‘W’ sandwich cone enables veritable optimization of the frequency response thanks to precise
control of the rigidity, lightness, and damping. The balance between these three fundamental parameters is
the basis of the monitor’s incredible sound neutrality.
A Rotating Baffle and Meticulous Finishes
The aluminum baffle incorporating the tweeter and woofer is adjustable through 360°, in 90° increments,
so Trio11 Be can be used either vertically or horizontally. This function makes it possible to optimize the
monitor’s performance based on its positioning in the room and the room acoustics.
Finally, the cabinet, developed and manufactured by Focal in its cabinetry workshop in Bourbon-Lancy in
France, consists of two side panels and a body in MDF measuring between 13/16″ (21mm) and 1 3/16″
(30mm) thick: an indicator of the quality of each material chosen, combined with careful attention to the
finishes. Trio11 Be has two side panels in a natural dark red burr-ash veneer and a black central body, for
an aesthetic rendering that is also discreet and hardwearing.
• Remote FOCUS switchover (3-way monitor or 2-way monitor) via control pedal (not included) : control the
transfer quality of mixes on compact systems quickly and simply
• Pure Beryllium inverted dome tweeter: very low directivity, linearity, dynamics
• ‘W’ composite sandwich cone on woofer and subwoofer: neutral sound, no distortion
• Rotating mid-treble plate: can be positioned horizontally or vertically
• Bass, mid-bass and treble settings on rear panel: optimum acoustical integration
• High SPL (118 dB @ 393/8” – 1m)
• Optimised decoupling of the midrange speaker driver thanks to silent blocks
• Ultra-low distortion and noise