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Focal Twin6 ST6 6.5-Inch 3-Way Active Powered Studio Monitor Speaker


Manufacturer's Description


Made in France, Twin6 is a 2.5-way monitor offering unrivalled transparency, definition level, dynamics and soundstage precision.

Its Focus Mode uses a two-way configuration, preserving the sweet spot when mixing, saving space on the console and simplifying cabling and monitor changes.

In terms of technology and performance, Twin6 boasts an inverted dome Beryllium tweeter with an ‘M’-shaped protective grille, and a woofer with a ‘W’-shaped cone, as well as a frequency range of up to 10 kHz, specially designed for the Focus Mode. All this on top of Focal’s patented Tuned Mass Damper (TMD) technology, which reduces distortion in the 1kHz – 3kHz frequency range by 50%, as well as a high-pass crossover, a disengageable automatic standby mode and a 160Hz crossover for reflections from consoles – making Twin6 an industry-leading monitor.

Composite ‘W’ sandwich cone

The ‘W’ composite cone is made in France by Focal and allows the frequency response curve to be perfectly optimised. This cone’s unique characteristics of lightness and rigidity control the signal transmission speed within the material. The modulation of the structural foam’s thickness provides very precise control of the cone’s damping quality. When you’re listening, it creates total sound transparency, a very low distortion rate and an excellent phase response.

Focus mode

The Focus Mode enables the loudspeaker to be converted into a one-way full-range monitor, providing a different speaker driver configuration accessed by simply pressing a pedal – as though there were a second pair of studio monitors with a reduced dynamic allowing the mix adaptability to be checked on smaller systems.

Multiple features

Solo6 and Twin6 include a variable high-pass crossover and a 160Hz parametric crossover to reduce reflections caused by the console or desk. These monitors are also equipped with a high-pass crossover and a disengageable automatic standby mode, accessible via a switch and offering a simple and essential option for controlling the loudspeaker.

Key points

  • Beryllium inverted dome tweeter: very low directionality, excellent linearity and dynamics
  • Optimised baffle tweeter: excellent dispersion control
  • Composite sandwich ‘W’-cone: sound neutrality, no distortion
  • Focus mode: two monitors in one; 2-way monitor and 1-way full-range monitor (woofer alone)
  • Large laminar port: no port noises or distortion
  • Automatic disengageable stand-by mode
  • Settings: activatable/deactivatable, LF shelving, HF shelving, LPF @ 160Hz


  • Type: 2.5-way monitor
  • Frequency response (@ -3dB): 45Hz - 40kHz
  • User controls
    • Sensitivity, stand-by,
    • Left/Right, HPF, LF Shelv,
    • LMF EQ, HF Shelv
  • Low cut-off frequency(@ -6dB): 40Hz
  • Fuses
    • ~100-120V, T3.15AL/250V
    • ~220-240V, T1.6AL/250V
  • Focus mode: 110Hz - 10kHz
  • Maximum SPL (Average CEA2034 50–10kHz free field @ 1m): 112dB
  • Bass: 2 x 6.5" (16.5cm) “W” cone
  • Treble: 1.5" (38mm) Beryllium
  • Shielding: no
  • Focus mode (Average CEA2034 100–10kHz free field @ 1m): 111.5dB
  • Construction: 7/8" (22mm) MDF
  • Finish: Dark red natural veneering side panels, black body
  • Input: Balanced XLR 10 kΩ
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 101/8x201/4x131/2" (25.8x51.4x34.4cm)
  • Bass amplifier stage: 2 x 70W RMS
  • Weight: 48.5lbs (22kg)
  • Treble amplifier stage: 50W RMS
  • Temperature range
    • During use: 5-35°C
    • In storage: 0-50°C
  • Nominal power supply
    • ~100-120 VAC/220-240 VAC
    • 50/60Hz