The Focal Aria 936 makes a very convincing argument why a tower speaker with the footprint and a price tag of a “premium” monitor speaker can be a better alternative. For one, it is more aesthetically pleasing. One single cohesive column versus a speaker and stand combination and no fear that a careless action will topple the speakers off the stands. Two, it can accommodate more drivers that will deliver more bass energy and a fuller range of sound. The Aria 936 will reach down to 39Hz and extends up to 28 KHz with an amp friendly nominal impedance of 8 ohms and 92db sensitivity. Each speaker also spots three 6.5″ flax/fiberglass woofers, one 6.5 flax/fiberglass midwoofer and a 1″ aluminum/magnesium inverted dome tweeter. Which in combination, delivered a very fluid, balanced and dynamic presentation across the frequency spectrum. Soundstage was on a large scale with good depth and imaging. In the right size room and quality components, the Aria 936 will sing to your heart’s content.
Cosmetically, the speakers are in very nice shape. A few tiny edge knicks and scratches on the top panel and here and there on the speakers but they are minor. We have the original boxes and will them strapped on a pallet. Local pickup from our store welcome.