CMS 65
CMS 65

The reference standard of the CMS line, the CMS 65 received the 2008 Excellence Award from Pro Audio Review magazine due to its amazing size/price/performance ratio. Its extended response at 45Hz (-3dB) allows installation without a subwoofer. CMS 65 monitors are characterized by treble definition, midrange transparency and adjustable control of the midbass and bass registers. The tonal balance is extremely stable, even at very loud volumes, ensuring accurate reproduction when mixing and mastering. ProAudio Review: Excellence 2008 award. Audiofanzine: Best value product 2009. Readers' choice awards winner: ProSoundWeb and Live Sound

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first one was faulty, with one speaker having to be sent back for faulty mute button.


A solid set of monitors. Wide imaging, clear highs, very accurate and tight bas. They are a bit forward on the upper mids but not overwhelming. Sadly, I haven't listen to them much in a treated room.


Very pleased - simply, a vast improvement over my previous monitors! Next step is to get the Sub!


Great so far, after breaking them in the bass is controlled and the mids have good separation and stereo width. Very happy


I hope to enjoy years of listening pleasure as well as help with my voiceover production.


Love Them


These monitors are pretty great. I loved the sound and really felt comfortable working with them.

Since I have only had these for 14 months. I hope that I am able to get mine fixed and hopefully after they can last longer than the first pair did.


Very Happy


They're just great.


The bomb.


They are amazing monitors but I received one not fully functional.

Hi Henry,

I am sorry about the issue about your CMS 65 monitor.
I invite you to contact your dealer back to fix it as soon as possible.

Best regards,
Marine, Community Manager Focal


They sound tight without any hype. Best bang for the buck quality.


CMS 65 V2 Were Recommended To Me By Matt Masek At Sweetwater Sound
Very Happy With Monitors


Excellent! Excellent translation, focus, beautiful, all i hoped for.


great product!


I am Very satisfied with the sound, but the build quality was very poor.
This is my third pair.
I had two different pairs of CMS 50 that had to be returned because of defects. Both had the same problem.The woofers rubber rim was touching the outer edge of the cabinet with glue splattered everywhere.


After breaking in the focal cmd65 and mix a few songs through them I can see we're gonna get along just fine. No hype . Great translation


very happy with my Focal CMS 65s!


Sound Good So far.


Help me a lot in the mix ! IThe first 2 i recive frome sweetwater had scrathes so they send me another pair. One speaker of this new pair shut down and before sending the first 2, i change this one that stop working with the one that have some scratches. Working perfect Now ! sweetwater send me a new one but i send it back because this one was working ok.


Exceptional sound quality and separation in mix. Awesome!


Great accurate speaker


They take a bit to burn in, but when they do, they are unbeatable in that price range.


The have been a great monitor so far. It beat out all the other monitors i tested it against including Dynaudio BM6A, Adam A7X, Eve SC-207's.


the price I listed included was for 2 and the third speaker went with the other pair I registered by itself


I should have purchased these speakers sooner. The midrange and highs are well balanced. The overall response is near perfect. Articulate yet not the least bit harsh. They are exactly what I was looking for in terms of long term listening/mixing. Stereo imaging is excellent and the sound stage is superb. I was seriously considering one of the best known names in near field monitors but I took the recommendation of my sales engineer. I am glad I asked for his opinion. They are worth ever red cent of the purchase price.


They sound good now - They should be even better once they break in!


Audible bass port chuffing noise while running fixed sine wave tests (


leagues ahead of my previous monitoring system


Purchased B-stock with full warranty, so good price/quality for home studio performance


I haven’t set them up yet. I will let you know.




Hi there, I got myself a pair of Focal CMS 65 for my home studio..... AND WOW!!! I'm use to ATC's and must say I LOVE THE FOCALS. I'm a music producer engineer for more than 15 years and must say GREAT JOB!! Also Thanks to our local dealer Aki Easten Acoustic for telling me about this monitors... Man they so true and love the mid and tops...... Keep up the good work!!!


Great Looking Pair Of Monitors, Not Had The Chance To Test Them Yet As I Am Still Buying The Rest Of My Studio Equipment But Shall Be Up And Run This Month!


Love the sound of this monitor


Not Clear how to put on rubber feet. Sound is better than my Alesis M1 Active Mk2 and my Genelec 8020s.


I'm absolutely thrilled with these monitors. They're delivering all that I had hoped they would.


This speaker arrived with a small scratch as well s a small dent on the tweeter. I'm not sure if this affects performance, but I wish it wasn't there.


where i can to buy it ?


dope monitors


I get these speakers at one month ago,
If you are serious about your job, these is the weapon.
Finally I can listen in a clear way the fast transients of snares and kicks.
Finally when I push 1dB on the bass track I can hear it.
Finally I know without doubts if my mix is getting muddy!
Finally I can listen the music!
Finally I don't think how is going to sound outside!
Finally I'm absolutely sure about everything I do in the mix.
Thank you Focal :)
I will be customer for lifetime.


I did notice a humming from the amps on both speakers, twice at the end of a long day of continuous use. However it has only happened twice so far.


I'm loving them so far. I hope to get many years of enjoyment from them.


5 stars. The monitors sound amazing, I love them. One of the monitors came with a loose standby button that keeps falling out, though.

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