The Focal Aria 948 is the flagship speaker in the Aria 900 series. It is not significantly bigger than their next in line, the Aria 936 with just a slightly wider width and depth to accommodate larger woofers. In comparison to the Aria 936 (which we have just sold), the Aria 948 has a bigger soundstage, tighter and deeper bass, a slightly more forward mid-range and similarly detailed highs. The 948 goes 2Hz deeper at 37Hz and extends all the way to 28KHz. Bass is undertaken by two 8.25″ woofers versus three 6.5″ woofers used on the 936. It is just as easy to drive too with a nominal impedance of 8 ohm and a 92.5 dB sensitivity. They do however require good amplification and some precise positioning to really stage a raucous soundstage. These are dynamic sounding speakers and will work well with any genre of music.
Cosmetically, the speakers are in very nice shape. A few scuff marks and polishing swirl marks (very common on gloss black finish) here and there. We don’t have the original boxes but will have them strapped on a pallet for shipping. Local pickup from our store welcome.