Focal 1000 IWSUB UTOPIA - Dreamedia AV
Focal 1000 IWSUB UTOPIA - Dreamedia AV
Focal 1000 IWSUB UTOPIA - Dreamedia AV
Focal 1000 IWSUB UTOPIA - Dreamedia AV
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In-Wall Passive Subwoofer with Advanced Focal Driver Technology

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Unmatched Audio Elegance with the Focal 1000 IWSUB UTOPIA

Imagine a symphony of sound so pure and powerful it resonates through the very walls of your home. The Focal 1000 IWSUB UTOPIA is not just a subwoofer; it's an architectural marvel that integrates seamlessly into your living space. Crafted with precision in France, this passive, closed-back subwoofer is the embodiment of Focal's commitment to acoustic excellence.

The Pinnacle of In-Wall Bass Performance

The Focal 1000 IWSUB UTOPIA brings the concert hall into your home with unmatched clarity and depth. Its trio of 6 1/2” subwoofers, each equipped with Focal's exclusive 'W' cones, are engineered for unrivaled power handling and sensational bass reproduction.

Key Features:

  • Made in France: A guarantee of quality and craftsmanship.
  • Three 6 1/2” 'W' Cone Subwoofers: For powerful and immersive bass performance.
  • Flexible Installation: Can be installed horizontally or vertically to suit your space.
  • Professional Speakon Cabling: Ensures secure connectivity and easy setup.
  • Customizable Impedance: Tailor each driver's impedance for optimal performance.
  • Ready-to-Paint Magnetic Grille: Blends perfectly with your room's aesthetic.

A Symphony of Design and Functionality

The 1000 IWSUB UTOPIA is not only acoustically superior but also visually discreet. Its ready-to-paint magnetic grille allows for a customized look that harmonizes with your interior, making the subwoofer virtually invisible while delivering a powerful audio experience.

Installation Flexibility:

  • Horizontal or Vertical Placement: Integrates smoothly into any wall configuration.
  • Seamless Room Integration: The magnetic grille can be painted to match your decor.
  • Slim Sealed Cabinet: Designed for easy in-wall installation without compromising sound quality.

The Heart of Your Home Theater or Stereo System

Whether you're indulging in a movie marathon or losing yourself in your favorite album, the Focal 1000 IWSUB UTOPIA is your ticket to a transcendent audio journey. It is the perfect complement to the Focal 1000 IWLCR Utopia 3-way in-wall loudspeaker, creating a synergy that elevates your listening experience to Utopian heights.


  • Focal 1000 IWLCR Utopia: Designed to assemble perfectly for a cohesive soundstage.
  • Scalable Configuration: Connect multiple units for a custom installation.
  • Advanced Driver Technologies: Incorporates Beryllium tweeters for pristine highs.

Customize Your Acoustic Experience

The Focal 1000 IWSUB UTOPIA is not just a product; it's a canvas for your acoustic preferences. With the ability to adjust the system's performance, you can craft a bespoke installation that reflects your personal taste and meets your performance needs.

Customization Options:

  • Impedance Customization: Optimize your setup by selecting the impedance for each speaker driver.
  • Performance Adjustment: Fine-tune the system to achieve the perfect balance for your space.

A Brand Synonymous with Acoustic Prowess

Focal's legacy of innovation is embodied in every aspect of the 1000 IWSUB UTOPIA. From the iconic Utopia line's technology to the advanced 'W' cone bass drivers and Beryllium tweeters, this subwoofer is a testament to the brand's pursuit of acoustic perfection.

Focal's Advanced Technologies:

  • 'W' Cone Bass Drivers: Deliver robust, controlled bass.
  • Beryllium Tweeters: Offer unparalleled clarity and detail.

Effortless Integration with Your Lifestyle

Dreamedia is here to ensure that the integration of the Focal 1000 IWSUB UTOPIA into your home is as smooth as the sound waves it produces. Our experts are available to design a home theater system that not only meets your expectations but exceeds them, capturing the essence of what it means to live and breathe in high-fidelity sound.

Dreamedia's Commitment:

  • Expert Design: Tailored home theater systems that fit your unique space.
  • Professional Installation: Seamless and hassle-free setup.
  • Personalized Service: A dedicated team to guide you through every step.

An Investment in Auditory Excellence

The Focal 1000 IWSUB UTOPIA is more than just a subwoofer; it's an investment in your passion for sound. With its high-quality construction, powerful performance, and discrete aesthetics, this subwoofer is the cornerstone of an audio system that stands the test of time.

Long-Term Benefits:

  • High-Quality Construction: Ensures durability and longevity.
  • Exceptional Sound: Elevates every audio experience.
  • Discrete Aesthetics: Maintains the integrity of your home's design.

Transform Your Home into an Acoustic Utopia

Embark on an auditory adventure with the Focal 1000 IWSUB UTOPIA. It's not just about hearing the music or feeling the rumble of an action-packed scene; it's about experiencing sound in its purest form. Let Dreamedia help you transform your home into an acoustic utopia where every note is a brushstroke on the canvas of your senses.

The Dreamedia Experience:

  • Custom Design: A system designed just for you.
  • Ongoing Support: We're here to help, from installation to fine-tuning.
  • Unmatched Expertise: Benefit from our knowledge and passion for excellence.


In the world of audio, the Focal 1000 IWSUB UTOPIA stands as a testament to what is possible when innovation meets craftsmanship. Its unparalleled performance, customizable features, and elegant design make it a must-have for any audio enthusiast. With Dreamedia's expertise, your journey towards acoustic perfection is just a conversation away. Embrace the essence of sound with the Focal 1000 IWSUB UTOPIA.


Made in France in the Focal workshops, the 1000 IWSUB Utopia boasts brand new, exclusive architecture and can be installed horizontally or vertically. It incorporates the best Focal technology from the iconic Utopia line. Its three 6 1/2” (16.5cm) subwoofers with their ‘W’ cones offer unrivalled power handling: the bass reproduction is sensational, in Stereo as well as Home Cinema listening sessions.

Constantly pushing boundaries, the engineers have designed and conceived this subwoofer so that it assembles perfectly with the 1000 IWLRC Utopia reference loudspeaker, but also with as many other 1000 IWSUB Utopia models as desired. Each product is connected to the others using the professional Speakon cabling provided: the only limit to the assembly options is your imagination!

Offering the ability to choose the impedance for each speaker driver according to the number of linked products, 1000 IWSUB Utopia allows an unrivalled audio installation without modifying your room, thanks to its ready-to-paint magnetic grille.

The discreet pleasure of powerful sound excellence...

Our Review


The Focal 1000 IWSUB UTOPIA is a passive closed-back subwoofer designed for in-wall integration, manufactured by the renowned French brand, Focal. This subwoofer is part of the Utopia line and incorporates advanced technologies to deliver powerful and controlled bass reproduction. With its customizable configuration options, flexible installation choices, and seamless integration with other Utopia models, the Focal 1000 IWSUB UTOPIA aims to provide high-performance audio for both stereo and home cinema listening sessions. In this review, we will delve into the design, performance, installation, and more, to help you determine if the Focal 1000 IWSUB UTOPIA is the right choice for your home theater setup.

Design and Build Quality

The Focal 1000 IWSUB UTOPIA boasts a premium construction and design, as expected from a high-end product. The slim, sealed cabinet allows for easy in-wall installation, ensuring a discrete and clean aesthetic. Additionally, the ready-to-paint magnetic grille seamlessly integrates into any room decor, offering visual customization options. The subwoofer can be installed horizontally or vertically, providing flexibility in placement. However, there are some design choices regarding horizontal positioning and open-back in-ceiling speakers that might raise questions and require further research.


When it comes to performance, the Focal 1000 IWSUB UTOPIA doesn't disappoint. It delivers powerful and immersive bass reproduction, thanks to the utilization of Focal's advanced driver technologies. The subwoofer features three 6 1/2" subwoofers with 'W' cones, which are known for their rigidity and ability to minimize distortion. Additionally, the incorporation of Beryllium tweeters enhances the overall audio experience, providing clear and detailed high-frequency reproduction. The subwoofer's scalability and flexibility in configuration allow for customization and adaptation to different room sizes and performance needs. It is also compatible with other Utopia models, ensuring seamless integration within a larger audio system.

Installation and Setup

One important aspect to consider with the Focal 1000 IWSUB UTOPIA is that professional installation is required for optimal performance. This is not a DIY project, as proper placement and setup are crucial for achieving the best sound quality. However, once installed, the subwoofer offers professional Speakon cabling for connecting multiple units, making it easier to enhance your audio installation. The customizable impedance for each speaker driver, based on the number of linked products, allows for fine-tuning and optimization.


There are several notable advantages to the Focal 1000 IWSUB UTOPIA. Firstly, its high-quality construction and design ensure durability and a premium look and feel. The powerful and immersive bass performance is a standout feature, creating a truly engaging audio experience. The flexible installation options, whether horizontal or vertical, provide adaptability to different room layouts. The utilization of flagship speaker technologies, such as Beryllium tweeters and 'W' cones, further enhances the audio reproduction. The customizable visual integration, thanks to the ready-to-paint grille, allows for seamless blending into any room decor. The versatility in placement options and the possibility of easy upgrades through compatibility with Focal 300 Series speakers are additional advantages. Furthermore, the discrete aesthetics of in-wall installation and the flexibility and scalability of subwoofer integration make the Focal 1000 IWSUB UTOPIA a compelling choice for home theater enthusiasts. Its seamless integration with other Utopia models expands the possibilities for building a comprehensive audio system.


While the Focal 1000 IWSUB UTOPIA offers impressive features, there are a few drawbacks to consider. The limited information provided in the available details may require additional research for a comprehensive evaluation. Additionally, the price and availability of the product may vary depending on the market and location, making it potentially inaccessible for some consumers. The relatively high price point might also be a barrier for budget-conscious buyers. Furthermore, the subwoofer has a limited frequency response, with an F3 of 40Hz, which might not satisfy audiophiles seeking deeper bass extension. The unclear design choices regarding horizontal positioning and open-back in-ceiling speakers can be confusing and may require clarification from the manufacturer. Lastly, it is worth noting that professional installation is required, which can add to the overall cost and inconvenience for some users.


In conclusion, the Focal 1000 IWSUB UTOPIA is a top-quality subwoofer that impresses with its construction, powerful bass performance, and seamless integration capabilities. Its versatile placement options, customizable configuration, and compatibility with other Utopia models make it suitable for a variety of home theater setups. However, potential buyers should be aware of the limited frequency response, higher price point, and professional installation requirement. If you are willing to invest in a high-end subwoofer that delivers exceptional audio quality and can be seamlessly integrated into your home theater system, the Focal 1000 IWSUB UTOPIA is definitely worth considering.

Remember to conduct thorough research and consult with professionals to ensure this subwoofer meets your specific requirements and preferences. With its combination of premium design, powerful performance, and seamless integration, the Focal 1000 IWSUB UTOPIA caters to discerning audio enthusiasts who value high-quality audio reproduction and are willing to invest in a top-tier product.


Product Type

  • Type: Passive closed-back subwoofer for in-wall integration

Speaker Drivers

  • Number of Drivers: 3
  • Driver Type: 6 1/2” (16.5cm) subwoofers
  • Cone Material: 'W' cones


  • Sensitivity (2.83V/1m): 83dB (8 ohms) | 74dB (72 ohms)
  • Frequency Response: 40Hz – 2.5kHz
  • Low-frequency cut-off: 32 Hz
  • Nominal Impedance: 10 ohms (8 ohms) | 90 ohms (72 ohms)
  • Minimal Impedance: 8.6 ohms (8 ohms) | 76 ohms (72 ohms)
  • Recommended Amplifier Power: 10 Ώ (selection 8 Ώ)


  • Installation Options: Horizontal or vertical
  • Grille: Ready-to-paint magnetic grille
  • Construction: Made in France
  • Assembly Options: Limitless with other 1000 IWSUB Utopia models
  • Integration: Enhances Home Cinema installations
  • Customization: Impedance customization available


  • Cable Type: Professional Speakon cabling


  • Compatible with: 1000 IWLCR Utopia 3-way in-wall loudspeaker

Additional Features

  • Manufacturing: Made in France in Focal workshops
  • Technology: Incorporates Focal Utopia technology
  • Power Handling: Unrivaled
  • Bass Reproduction: Sensational for Stereo and Home Cinema
  • Versatility: Can be integrated with various 1000 IWSUB Utopia models

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