Focal SM9 (left) - Left Speaker
What separates the Focal SM9s from the rest of powered studio monitors available on the market is the ability to switch between the 2-way and 3-way operating modes. 3-way mode brings together the full-range that these speakers are capable of producing, working with a 1 pure Beryllium inverted-dome tweeter, a 6.5 inch Focal W cone for midrange, and an 8 inch Focal W cone for the low end. This killer combo unearths elements that might otherwise never go noticed on lesser speakers.
The 2-way mode cuts out the 8 inch low-frequency driver, eliminating sub-frequencies that most consumers won’t ever be able to hear. This allows you to make adjustments to the parts that are the most important to the common man. Just a heads up, the SM9s come separately so you’ll need to make the purchase twice. The price tag definitely will scare off casual hobbyists but for those who are really ready to hear music like they’ve never heard it before, these are the only option to be considered.