Focal Viva Utopia EVO - Dreamedia AV
Focal Viva Utopia EVO - Dreamedia AV
Focal Viva Utopia EVO - Dreamedia AV
Focal Viva Utopia EVO - Dreamedia AV
Focal Viva Utopia EVO - Dreamedia AV
Vendor: Focal

Focal Viva Utopia EVO

High-fidelity 3-way speaker system with beryllium tweeter
$17,999.00
$17,999.00

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Focal Viva Utopia EVO

Unveil the Essence of Sound with Focal Viva Utopia EVO

Imagine an auditory experience so pure and detailed that it transcends the boundaries of your living space, creating a symphony that resonates with your very soul. The Focal Viva Utopia EVO is not just a loudspeaker; it's a masterpiece crafted to deliver an unparalleled sonic journey. With its state-of-the-art technology and exquisite design, it stands as a testament to what can be achieved when art meets audio engineering.

Harnessing the Power of Innovation

The Viva Utopia EVO is a marvel of acoustic design, boasting an impressive array of features that cater to the most discerning audiophiles:

  • Electro-Magnet Woofer Technology: Delivers tight, controlled, and muscular bass performance that is both powerful and articulate.
  • 'W' Cone Midrange and Pure Beryllium Inverted Dome Tweeter: Ensures smooth, realistic, and transparent midrange with world-class treble performance offering airy, transparent highs.
  • Bass-Reflex Enclosure: The front-ported design allows for easier room placement without compromising on the depth and dynamism of the sound.
  • Focus Time and OPC (Optimum Phase Crossover): These features allow you to tailor the sound to your room and personal taste, ensuring a crystal-clear imaging and a holographic soundstage.
  • Gamma Structure: This unique construction technique guarantees extreme clarity in the midrange, ensuring that every note is heard in pristine detail.
  • Articulated Design: The separate speaker driver modules are arranged like a spine, providing a distinct and prestigious look that complements its unconventional sound delivery.

The Art of Acoustic Precision

  • Speaker Configuration: A 3-way system that integrates a 1-inch pure beryllium tweeter, a 6.5-inch 'Power Flower' midrange driver, and an 8-inch W-cone woofer to cover the entire audio spectrum with flawless and dynamic sound.
  • Enclosure Design: The unique enclosure design features a centrally-positioned cabinet for the tweeter and midrange driver, ensuring that all drivers point to a single acoustic focal point.
  • High-Quality Construction Materials: Utilizing glass cloth, magnetic material, rare earth elements, and pure beryllium, the Viva Utopia EVO is built for accurate sound reproduction and longevity.

Seamless Integration and Configuration

Whether you are setting up a dedicated stereo system or integrating the Viva Utopia EVO into a home theater setup, its versatility shines through:

  • Home Theatre Compatibility: Designed to work seamlessly with high-end home theater systems, enhancing movie-watching experiences with its revealing sound.
  • Stereo Configuration Compatibility: Ideal for stereo setups where the focus is on music, promising new emotions and sensations for music lovers and audiophiles.
  • Vertical and Horizontal Installation: Choose between the Viva Utopia for vertical installation or the Viva Center Utopia for horizontal placement, allowing for versatile room configurations.
  • Subwoofer Integration: For those seeking even more profound bass, the Viva Utopia EVO can be paired with subwoofers like the Utopia Sub EM for a complete range of sound.

Aesthetics That Speak Volumes

The Focal Viva Utopia EVO is not only about sound but also about making a statement with its presence:

  • Finish: The black lacquered finish with an aluminium stand exudes elegance and complements any interior.
  • Design: Simplified yet exclusive, the Viva Utopia EVO's appearance is as prestigious as its acoustic performance, making it a centerpiece in any room.

A Symphony of Benefits

The Viva Utopia EVO is designed to enchant and engage:

  • Reference-Grade Sound Quality: Experience exquisite details and power handling with an audio performance that sets the benchmark for what loudspeakers can achieve.
  • Impeccable Audio Passband: From the deepest bass to the highest treble, enjoy astonishingly brilliant transducers that deliver sound with precision and clarity.
  • Overbuilt and Stable Stands: Achieve perfect placement and balance with stands that are designed for stability and optimal acoustic performance.
  • Transparent Sound: Indulge in a sound that is revealing without any harshness, allowing you to immerse yourself in the music fully.
  • Musical Engagement: With proper amplification and setup, the Viva Utopia EVO becomes an engaging and essential part of your listening experience.

Addressing Your Acoustic Ambitions

Dreamedia understands that a speaker of this caliber represents a significant investment in your auditory lifestyle. Our team is here to ensure that every aspect of your experience with the Focal Viva Utopia EVO is as flawless as the sound it produces. From consultation to installation, we offer personalized services to design your home theater system with the Viva Utopia EVO as its crown jewel.

Embrace the Future of Sound Today

The Focal Viva Utopia EVO is more than a speaker; it's an invitation to experience sound in its purest form. It's a commitment to excellence, a journey into the heart of music, and a gateway to auditory bliss. Embrace the future of sound with the Viva Utopia EVO and let Dreamedia help you craft the perfect acoustic environment.

To discover more about how the Focal Viva Utopia EVO can transform your home into an oasis of sound, visit our website or contact us directly. Your journey towards acoustic perfection awaits.

Our Review

Focal Viva Utopia EVO Speaker Review

I. Introduction

Focal has long been synonymous with excellence in the realm of high-fidelity audio. Renowned for their meticulous craftsmanship and acoustic precision, the French brand has carved out a prestigious niche in the high-end audio market. The Viva Utopia EVO, a testament to Focal's commitment to auditory refinement, is a standout within the illustrious Utopia series, designed for discerning audiophiles seeking the pinnacle of sound reproduction.

II. Design and Build Quality

The Viva Utopia EVO exudes a compelling presence, combining a modern aesthetic with robust construction. The speaker's distinctive architecture, with its separate cabinets for the tweeter and midrange, is not only visually striking but engineered to enhance acoustic performance. High-quality materials, including glass cloth for the 'W' cone woofer and pure beryllium for the tweeter, are selected for their acoustic properties and contribute to the speaker's formidable build quality. The enclosure's front-ported design, coupled with foam-damped ports, is a deliberate choice aimed at facilitating room placement and optimizing bass reflex.

III. Sound Quality

A. High-Frequency Performance

The 1-inch pure beryllium tweeter is a marvel, delivering world-class treble with an airy and transparent quality that Focal is celebrated for. The treble clarity and extension are without compromise, revealing the subtlest nuances in the music.

B. Midrange Performance

Focal's proprietary 'Power Flower' midrange driver exemplifies the brand's innovative spirit. The result is a midrange that is not just transparent but palpably realistic, ensuring vocals and instruments are conveyed with lifelike precision.

C. Bass Performance

The 8-inch W-cone woofer is engineered for tight and controlled bass. While the speaker's lean mid-bass tuning may not cater to those desiring a warmer sound, the integration with a subwoofer like the Utopia Sub EM allows for an extended low-frequency response that is both impactful and nuanced.

IV. Acoustic Engineering and Performance

The Viva Utopia EVO's design is focused on directing sound from each driver to a single acoustic focal point, which significantly enhances the listener's engagement with the audio. This approach yields an impressive imaging and depth of soundstage that is both holographic and pinpoint accurate. The reflex-loaded center cabinet is an integral component of this design, contributing to the speaker's exceptional acoustic performance.

V. Integration and Set-Up

The EVO's ability to integrate seamlessly with subwoofers ensures a full and rich listening experience. The importance of synergy between the speakers, amplification, and digital-to-analog conversion cannot be overstated; it is crucial for realizing the EVO's full potential. Proper room placement and setup are equally essential, and while they may require patience, the auditory rewards are substantial.

VI. Performance in Various Configurations

Whether installed vertically or horizontally, the Viva Utopia EVO maintains its acoustic integrity, offering versatility to suit various room aesthetics and spatial constraints. The impact of different configurations on sound quality is minimal, showcasing the speaker's adaptability.

VII. Pros and Cons

The Focal Viva Utopia EVO excels in its tailored sound reproduction, reference-grade sound quality, and exceptional detail across all frequencies. The overbuilt stands ensure perfect placement, contributing to the speaker's stable and balanced performance. However, its lean mid-bass and reliance on a subwoofer for lower frequencies may not appeal to everyone. Furthermore, achieving the ideal sound signature requires careful selection of accompanying electronics and thoughtful room arrangement.

VIII. Comparisons with Competitors

In comparison to its peers in the high-end speaker market, the Viva Utopia EVO holds its own with unique features like the beryllium tweeter and 'Power Flower' midrange. While other speakers might offer a different sound signature, the EVO's clarity, detail, and room-filling presence are distinguishing traits that set it apart.

IX. User Experience and Practical Considerations

The Viva Utopia EVO is adept at handling a wide range of musical genres, showcasing versatility that will appeal to a broad audience. Users should be prepared for a learning curve when it comes to setup and integration, but the effort is rewarded with an immersive and engaging listening experience.

X. Final Thoughts

The Focal Viva Utopia EVO is a speaker that demands attention, not only for its striking design but more so for its acoustic prowess. It is an investment for the audiophile who values precision, clarity, and the emotional depth of music. With proper setup and integration, it offers an unmatched listening experience that truly embodies the spirit of high-fidelity sound.

Specifications

General Specifications

  • Speaker Type: 3-way floorstanding loudspeaker
  • Frequency Response: 32Hz - 40kHz
  • Sensitivity (2.83V/1m): 94dB
  • Nominal Impedance: 8 ohms
  • Minimum Impedance: 3.1 ohms
  • Recommended Amplifier Power: 50 - 600W
  • Crossover Frequency: 250Hz, 2,200Hz

Drivers

  • Woofer: Electro-Magnet Woofer
  • Midrange: 'W' Cone Midrange
  • Tweeter: Pure Beryllium Inverted Dome Tweeter

Enclosure

  • Type: Bass-Reflex
  • Dimensions (H x W x D) Vertical: 1300mm x 380mm x 680mm
  • Dimensions (H x W x D) Horizontal: 500mm x 1235mm x 600mm
  • Weight: 90kg each

Design Features

  • Electro-Magnet Woofer Technology: Yes
  • Focus Time: Adjustable sound image function
  • OPC: Optimum Phase Crossover
  • Gamma Structure: For extreme clarity in the midrange