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Focal Offers TCD Access to 1000 Series Retailers

by James Bliss | May 13, 2021

Focal rolls out a network of retailers dedicated to 1000 Series, its new line of exceptional Integration products, and offers them exclusive access to The CEDIA Designer tool

For a unique, personalised experience and in a perfect response to the desires and expectations of their customers seeking high-end Stereo and Home Cinema installations, Focal is rolling out a network of dedicated 1000 Series retailers. By training and supporting these specialist teams through various solutions, the French brand demonstrates that high-end service is more at the heart of the Focal offering than ever. Proof of this is in the partnership agreed with The CEDIA Designer, with the network of 1000 Series retailers trained in and provided with this tool free-of-charge.

With its early 2021 launch of the 1000 Series in-wall and in-ceiling loudspeakers, including two products from the iconic Utopia collection, Focal is developing a support strategy that lives up to its range.



Access to the Home Cinema room design tool, The CEDIA Designer

As a CEDIA partner, Focal trains and provides 1000 Series retailers with free access to The CEDIA Designer. This interactive cloud software creates a single space for the entire process of designing an audiovisual system. Installers can use this for a unique and precise way of designing high-performing custom installations that are perfectly adapted to the listening rooms.

Home Cinema installations training

All 1000 Series retailers will benefit from the support and advice of experts trained in the products, in using The CEDIA Designer but also in the techniques and tools necessary for designing the ideal installation.



Focal has been manufacturing its outstanding speaker drivers and acoustic loudspeakers in its Saint-Étienne workshops since 1979. Its unique French know-how encompasses monitors, in-car audio, integration products and headphones. Thanks to its heritage rooted in engineering and innovation, the brand enjoys global recognition and is a renowned French “Living Heritage Company”. In 2014, Focal merged with the electronics brand Naim Audio within the Vervent Holding Group. With their complementary offering, Focal and Naim are global audio leaders.

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What is TCD?

The CEDIA Designer calculates and plots in minutes what would typically take an experienced cinema designer days or weeks to produce. TCD allows designers to qQuickly create technically-accurate cinema or media room designs including audio and video pre-calibration reports, aesthetic renders, 3D CAD drawings, and a 30+ page, client-ready proposal.

TCD integrates with D-Tools' SI 2017 software to easily calculate materials, labor, and tax. Users can also import TCD’s 3D CAD drawings into Visio.

The CEDIA Designer adheres to the CTA/CEDIA CEB-22 and CEB-23 Home Theater Audio and Video Recommended Practices, improving performance and eliminating subjectivity in cinema design.


Render Immersive Audio Quickly

Confidently design technically-accurate Dolby Atmos and DTS:X home cinemas, up to 32 channels, in a matter of minutes. (Auro-3D update will launch soon.) TCD is the only tool of its kind to create high-spatial resolution home cinemas so precisely and so quickly.

The mathematical calculations alone could take days, if not weeks. The CEDIA Designer makes it simple: start with the room dimensions, choose your seating arrangement, then the software takes you methodically through the entire cinema design process.

TCD specifies the precise location of the loudspeakers, screen, seating, and projector and provides the amplification and processor requirements, recommended acoustic treatments, RT60 value, and much more.


With so many advantages to using TCD, cinema designers are flocking to use the tool.
So how much is it?

The TCD Design Proposal

TCD produces a downloadable 30+ page client-ready cinema design proposal — including 3D CAD drawings of the home cinema or media room. The 3D CAD drawing is available to view interactively within TCD or can be saved in .DFX format for later download.

The room plan and elevations are also created as jpegs, along with all the calculations and detailed design parameters.

The photo-realistic render tool allows designers and their clients to envision the finished cinema room with complete accuracy from the room dimensions to equipment choices and placement — and from different vantage points. TCD offers a plethora of customization options in terms of decor, providing numerous carpet, wall, and ceiling options.

  • Joel Silver

    Imaging Science Foundation - ISF
    We applaud the launch of this tool to help integrators ensure high performance for their clients.

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