2011 CES Best of Show Awarded to Legacy Audio Focus SE
Posted January 2011
The World's Largest Electronics Show, CES, Awards Best of Show 2011 to Legacy Audio Focus SE
On January 6th, thousands converged upon Las Vegas to discover the latest electronics from the world's leading companies. Legacy Audio proudly displayed their Focus SE loudspeaker system and was awarded best of show.
This marks a back to back win for Legacy- their Whisper XD was awarded CES Best of Show 2010.
John Atkinson at Stereophile writes:
"Broadly similar in concept to the Focus 20/20 speaker that Paul Bolin favorably reviewed in January 2004, the 25th Anniversary Focus SE is considerably more refined. It uses an AMT supertweeter and a leaf tweeter, between two unique 7" midrange units that use a cone comprising a sandwich of Rohacell and a weave of silver wire and graphite. The two 12" woofers take over below 200Hz and have a low-Q ported alignment to take advantage of the usual room gain without booming. Frequency range is specified as 16Hz–30kHz and sensitivity a very high 95.4dB (4 ohm impedance).
The cabinet is narrower and deeper than the older speaker's, with sculpted edges that progressively reduce the baffle width for the HF drivers to optimize diffraction. The crossover uses Solen metalized polypropylene capacitors and braided silver Kimber Kable is used to connect the supertweeter. The drive-units are matched to within ±0.25dB and designer Bill Dudleston hand-tunes the crossover network of each SE speaker."