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Focal Shape 40 Compact Powered Studio Monitor - Single

The most compact studio monitor in the Focal Professional line - the perfect solution for nearfield monitoring

Product Description

The Focal Shape 40 is the smallest powered studio monitor in the Focal Professional line and the best solution for nearfield monitoring. This studio monitor can be used from roughly 23" away (60 cm) and has an astonishingly extended low end frequency response. Whether users have a studio of less than 107 sq ft (10 sq m) where compactness is key, or a complete installation, the Focal Shape 40 speaker is the perfect solution.


Focal is leading the way with affordable nearfield monitors by pairing breakthrough designs with timeless technology. The Shape 40 monitor is the 4" model in the Shape series, and offers top-quality Focal reference monitoring to any home studio, editing suite, songwriting workstation, or any other recording studio application where a space may be limited but the need for accurate monitoring isn't.

With a cutting-edge flax-sandwich cone, an M-shaped inverted-dome driver, innovative bass acoustics, and the ideal electronics to all add up to a monitor setup that is extremely linear and completely free from distortion. The monitor offers clear mid-range intelligibility and imaging. And with its dual-passive-radiator design, users can comfortably place their Focal Shape 40s near walls, while enjoying the extended low end with a tight, controlled, and accurate experience.


The powered amplifier plays a crucial part in the function of Focal's Shape studio monitors, both in terms of pairing the right electronics with the acoustic elements and in providing the flexibility to tailor the sound of the control room. Regardless of other settings, the Focal Shape studio monitors provide a centralized tonal balance at any volume, which is a key element in creating music mixes that translate well regardless of the studio size. At the same time, anyone can easily adjust their Shape studio monitors to the room, as a result of the tunable shelving filters and a 160 Hz crossover slope. In addition, there is an adjustable high pass filter onboard, so any recording studio can cut out serious low-frequency issues or specific subwoofer setups.


  • Low tweeter directivity for a flexible listening position
  • Designed without a port allowing it to be placed near a wall
  • Numerous settings for optimal integration
  • Accurate control, even in the very high end
  • Flax sandwich cone: controlled and articulated bass, natural and detailed lower mid-range and upper mid-range registers.
  • Threads for ceiling and wall mounts (fastening accessories not supplied)

Product Specifications

Condition New
Width 6.3 in
Depth 7.9 in
Height 10.1 in
Active or Passive Active
Monitor Application Near-Field
Speaker Configuration Two-Way
Driver Sizes Woofer : 4" Flax Cone / Tweeter: 1" 'M' profile aluminum-magnesium
Number of Speakers Single
Input Connectors RCA, Analog XLR
Amp Wattage Midrange and low-frequency: 25 W Class AB / High-frequency: 25 W Class AB
Frequency Range 60 Hz - 35 kHz
Max. SPL 102 dB peak @ 1 m

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The best monitors to utilize in your home studio or any studio for that matter. The ability to hear inconsistencies is uncanny.

By William A on June 3, 2021

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