During last week’s Consumer Electronics Show, French brand Focal expanded its collection of loudspeakers for home with Vestia. This line comprises five models and has been designed for high-quality music enjoyment and home cinema experiences. The brand, which is recognized by the French government as a French “Living Heritage Company,” chose its exclusive Slatefiber cone for the Vestia range.
Developed and made in France in Focal’s workshops, the Vestia line boasts five products: Vestia N°2, Vestia N°3, and Vestia N°4 are floorstanding models; Vestia N°1 is a bookshelf loudspeaker for small spaces; and Vestia Center is a center loudspeaker for a home cinema configuration.
For even higher performing, these products can be combined with the SUB 600P subwoofer for deep and encompassing bass. In addition, stands are tilted to provide an optimal and natural soundstage, more focused on the listener for an even more immersive listening experience.
For this line, inspired by Vesta and Hestia — goddesses of the hearth and the home — the French brand has chosen refined finishes: Black High Gloss, Dark Wood, or Light Wood for the side panels, accompanied by a black or white leather effect for the front panels. Every detail counts, with metallic rings perfecting the aesthetic finish. For greater discretion, Vestia loudspeaker owners can cover their models with the grille provided.
Focal is a specialist in speaker driver cones and has chosen its Slatefiber cone for Vestia. Born with Chora in 2019, this cone is made from recycled carbon fibers. The engineers continued their development work to make it even higher performing and adapt it to studio monitors (Alpha Evo) and in-car kits (Slatefiber line). Focal has also chosen the innovative ‘M’-shaped dome TAM tweeter for the treble. Initially developed for the car collection, this exclusive tweeter has been revamped to work with hi-fi loudspeakers, and now makes its first appearance in products for the home. Lastly, the loudspeakers feature a port toward the front for more frontal impact, and a rear port for an encompassing bass — creating a bass-reflex profile that promotes a deeper soundstage.
Vestia pricing below with availability January 2023.
Vestia N°1 – $599 each
Vestia N°2 – $1,399 each
Vestia N°3 – $1,799 each
Vestia N°4 – $2,199 each
Vestia Center – $699 each
Stands – $249 (pack of 2)
Center Stand – $129 each