OPEN-BACK HEADPHONES FOR THE HOME The gold standard in Focal open-back headphones, Clear Mg delivers outstanding sound performance and sophisticated, design-led features.
Made in France, these top-of-the-range headphones incorporate exclusive Focal technologies, the result of cutting-edge research in acoustics and Focal savoir-faire. The speaker drivers are composed of a unique magnesium cone, a material that enables sharp, precise, impactful playback that results in stunningly real sound.
The elegant finish of Clear Mg is also unique with a Chestnut and Mixed-Metals design combined with the ultimate comfort of a leather headband and microfibre earpads. Supplied with two cables and a carrying case, they have everything you could need to enjoy incredible sound in a quiet environment.
Fully unleashed, the sound is incredibly pure, generating a wide range of emotions for even more listening pleasure.
COMFORTABLE AND ULTIMATE OPENNESS The solid aluminum yoke perfectly hugs the face whilst the leather and microfibre-covered headband follows a smooth curve regardless of head circumference. The perforated microfibre earpads play a key part in comfort levels whilst also contributing to the open sound of the headphones. This openness is further enabled by the honeycomb design of the earcups’ external grille.
INNOVATION DEDICATED TO SOUND After four years of research and development, the engineers at Focal have designed a magnesium dome for the Clear Mg speaker drivers. Combined with an ‘M’-shaped dome, this material promotes even more lightness, rigidity, and damping, the three success factors for a speaker driver. This innovation brings great dynamics and detail across the full sound spectrum while preserving a neutral and balanced signature. The ‘M’-shaped grille inside the earcup follows the curves of the speaker driver for even greater precision.
PREMIUM MATERIALS Solid aluminum, genuine leather, microfibre: the premium materials chosen for Clear Mg are a clear quality gauge but also provide unique elegance. Timeless and design-led, the honeycomb pattern on the external grille of the earcups plus the Chestnut and Mixed Metals finish is a thing of beauty. Quite simply, they are unique in their sophistication.
Following the tradition of Elemental Amps, Sherlock is designed for a no-compromise performance at a very affordable price. During the design process, we took further steps to make Sherlock modular and expandable, from a stereo amp to a fully balanced amplifier. We are pleased that we succeeded in producing the Sherlock with unprecedented driving capability and musicality at a very cost-effective price point.
To reach this goal, we trimmed all the unnecessary features and cosmetics. We then focused on Sherlock’s core competence - the amplification. The kernel of Sherlock is a class-A tube gain stage that dominates the sound quality with the tube's unique signature. This is followed by a single-ended class-A MOSFET power stage to provide plenty of current for demanding headphones.
Sherlock’s uniqueness is the added bridged circuits ahead of the main amp. These circuits when activated converts input signals into balanced (positive plus negative polarities) format and feeds to the left and right channels. This special design feature turns a tandem pair of Sherlock into a truly stereo balanced amplifier.
Sherlock is the first bridgeable headphone amplifier and audiophiles can enjoy the single chassis first and subsequently upgrade to double chassis for balanced performance. The audiophile with its numerous headphone collection will find Sherlock to be a timeless investment.
Focal Clear MG Specifications Type Circum-aural open-back headphones Impedance 55 Ohms Sensitivity 104dB SPL / 1 mW @ 1kHz THD 0.25% @ 1kHz / 100dB SPL Frequency response 5Hz – 28kHz Speaker driver 15/8" (40mm) ‘M’-shaped magnesium dome Weight 0.99lbs (450g) Cables supplied • 1 x 3.9ft (1.2m) mini-jack cable with 1/4" (6.35mm) jack adapter • 1 x 9.8ft (3m) 4-pin XLR cable • 1 jack adapter, 1 1/8" (3.5mm) female – 1/4" (6.35mm) male Carrying case provided 97/8x91/2x43/4" (250x240x120mm)
Elemental Sherlock Specifications Frequency Response 5Hz – 50 kHz (-3dB) Output power 1000 mW + 1000 mW (60 ohm) Headphone impedance 16 ohm – 600 ohm Max. Input Voltage 2V (RMS) Inputs 1 pair RCA Outputs 1 x 1/4” TRS Power supply 30V/0.8A power adaptor Dimensions 16 x 14 x 4.5 cm Net weight 850 g
Clear MG comes with:
A carrying case in colour-matched the headphones. Transport Clear MG safely anywhere with its carrying case that is thermoformed in the shape of the headphones.
1 x 3.94 ft (1.2m) asymmetric cable with 1/8” - 3.5mm jack
1 x 9.8ft (3m) 4-pin XLR cable
1 x jack adapter, 1/8" (3.5mm) female – 1/4” (6.35mm) male