French loudspeaker maker Focal knows how to make stunning sounding Hi-Fi loudspeakers – the brand has high-end audiophile DNA after all – but it’s also a master of industrial design. So when it announced new colourways for one of its most popular lines, our interiors interest was well and truly piqued.
By way of background, the Kanta No2 is a three-way floorstanding loudspeaker, renowned for its clarity and musicality. Handcrafted in France, it uses a unique combination of a new-generation tweeter, with inverted Beryllium dome, and Flax sandwich cone speaker drivers. We’re told the Flax for the drivers is grown locally to Focal.
The Black Lacquer-Walnut brings a glossy option to Focal’s existing line-up of matte walnut finishes…
The news is Kanta No2 is now shipping in Carrara White and Black Lacquer-Walnut. The Carrara White will replace the white front-black cabinet finish in the existing range, bringing with it a fresh new aesthetic.
For traditionalists, the Black Lacquer-Walnut brings a glossy option to Focal’s existing line-up of matte walnut finishes. The Black Lacquer front panel harmonises with the walnut cabinet’s high-gloss varnish, making it suitable for both contemporary and traditional interiors.
The two new Kanta No2 colourways are available to order now from Focal’s network of specialist retailers, there’s no suggested price premium over the existing models. They still sell for £6,999 a pair.
The new finishes will migrate to the rest of the Kanta range by 2021.