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Focal Shape 65 Compact Powered Studio Monitor - Single

Dedicated to nearfield monitoring featuring extraordinary quality in the lowest to the highest frequencies

Product Description

The Focal Shape 65 monitor is the largest available speaker in the Shape series, meant to be used as highly accurate near-field monitors while recording or mixing. Although they’re designed to be used as near-field speakers, they could pass for the main set of monitors at any facility due to their accuracy and attention to detail from the sub frequencies all the way up to the highest harmonic frequencies.

For the Optimal listening environment, position the Shape 65 three feet from the mixing position. For more flexibility, Shape 65 includes a low directivity tweeter that helps make a wider sweet spot in the mixing position.

Ideal for mixing in a small room, the Shape 65 was designed without ports so they could be positioned against a wall without extra build up in the lower frequencies. They also include threads for ceiling and wall mounts to easily install in the optimal location. The Flax Sandwich cone allows for a controlled and accurate bass response and extremely detailed mid-range to upper mid-range presence.

The rear panel includes controls for a high pass filter as well as a three band EQ. The high pass filter can be set to three different frequencies, 45 Hz, 60 Hz and 90 Hz. The low band on the EQ is set to a shelf at 250 Hz which can be boosted or cut 4 dB. The mid-range control is a bell curve that can boost or cut 3 dB at 1.5 kHz. The high frequency is a shelf that can boost or cut 3 dB at 4.5 kHz.


  • Low directivity tweeter 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

Width8.6 in
Depth11.2 in
Height14 in
Active or PassiveActive
Monitor ApplicationNear-Field
Speaker ConfigurationTwo-Way
driver_sizesWoofer: 6.5" Flax Cone / Tweeter: 1" 'M' profile aluminum-magnesium
Number of SpeakersSingle
Input ConnectorsAnalog XLR, RCA
Amp WattageMidrange and low-frequency: 80 W Class AB / High-frequency: 25 W AB
Frequency Range40 Hz - 35 kHz
Max. SPL109 db peak @ 1 m

Product Reviews

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Amazing, detailed monitors. The auto-power-off thing is occasionally annoying, but not a deal-breaker. Otherwise, these is dream-kit.

By Greg M on May 17, 2021

Dave Fisks was incredibly helpful with this purchase and he was right to get them. I am a film, television and theatre composer in Los Angeles if something breakdown I need is ASAP. Dave knew everything about these speakers inside and out. He looked up some other hardware as well and priced them out. Best of all Dave worked in sound on movies. His expertise, quick turnaround, pricing and friendliness all a plus.
I love the Focal SHape 65. They are the best speakers I had. The sound is warm.

By Megan C on March 28, 2021

Incredible speakers. Coming from KRK's, you never truly understand what an upgrade like this sounds like until you plug them in. The clarity, stereo image and accuracy is some of the best I've ever heard and can already hear a difference in my mixes. Not to mention they're the best looking near fields on the market. Recommending these to anyone thinking of upgrading and stepping up their game!

By Aaron K on March 10, 2021

These monitors are a fabulous value at this price point. I shopped long and hard to find these and I couldn’t be happier.

By Cary S on January 30, 2021

WOW! I was a bit skeptical for the first 24 hours. After the proper break in time these were simply amazing!! I can sit in front of these for hours.

By Arnell S on January 28, 2021

Awesome reference monitors. Super easy on the ears. I couldn’t be more pleased.

By Michael M on December 10, 2020

Out of the box they seemed pretty, um, boxy. After playing some dub (for the low end) for about 3 or 4 hours, I came back in and was very pleasantly surprised. In that short of time there was a very noticeable difference.

Of course they are clear, accurate, and smooth. What I love about them is that I can mix until I’m bored without getting ear fatigue, unlike the Genelec they replaced..

By Space P on April 30, 2020

Very responsive

By D'Andre J on February 12, 2020


By James B on October 9, 2019

Tight and accurate. After I broke these in, I brought up a mix I had been working on and immediately heard minor problems with the balance and the low mids that I hadn’t noticed before. While I was breaking them in by shuffling through my iTunes library, I could hear details in my favorite songs I had never heard before. Love these monitors!

By John M on April 18, 2019

Went from neumann to these guys. Simply stellar improvement.

By William V on March 7, 2019

LOVE EM'!!!!

By Silver S on February 6, 2019

I like the overall focused image it gives!

By Jack B on November 28, 2018

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