Focal has announced that it is shipping Clear Mg Professional headphones (“Clear Magnesium Professional”), a new model of its Clear Professional circumaural, open-back headphones with the addition of a magnesium (Mg) cone designed to foster greater dynamics with tonal balance across the full audio spectrum.
While the first Clear Professional headphones incorporated 15/8-in (40-mm) full-range loudspeaker drivers with aluminum/magnesium “M”-shaped inverted domes, Clear Mg Professional has these same drivers but in magnesium.
The new cone, combined with the frameless 1-in (25-mm)-diameter and 1/4-in (5.5-mm) high copper voice coil, are stated to provide added detail across the full spectrum while preserving tonal balance. The open grille inside the earcup is designed to extend the high frequencies and follows the ‘M’ profile of the cone more closely to further reduce adverse effects. With a stated 24 kHz breakup, the high frequencies are linear and the transient signals are respected.
The design of the headband has a constant curve and the weight of the headphones is distributed evenly across the head. The solid aluminum yoke is covered with a structured black paint for a sleeker design and scratch resistance. Instead of the traditional vertically rotating mechanics, these have been moved within the headband, intended to provide greater comfort and improved sealing, while the red and black blends classic and modern looks.
The thermoformed carrying case, shaped to fit the Clear Mg Professional, and with smaller dimensions, is woven in colors to match the headphones. Finally, two low-resistivity OFC 24 AWG copper cables are supplied, including a 16.5-ft (5-m) spiral cable with 1/4-in (6.35-mm) TRS jack and a
3.9-ft (1.2-m) cable with 1/8-in (3.5-mm) stereo jack connector with 1/8-in (3.5-mm) and and 1/4-in(6.35-mm) jack adapter.
The new Clear Mg Professiona is available at retailers in the U.S. and Canada as of February 16, 2021, with a suggested retail price of $1,490. USD. Go here for more specifics.