The gear I used for measurement I believe was the same @ultrabike used for his field trip to Guitar Center to measure monitors. (LOL, something like this may be difficult to arrange right now the midst of COVID). This means the UMIK-1 microphone and a Focusrite 2i2. I knew the Focusrite was good for something! Ultrabike's measurements of various pro monitors can be found here: https://www.superbestaudiofriends.org/index.php?threads/monitor-field-trip-to-guitar-center.2484/ The results here should be comparable to his. I took a few measurements of gear-in common and the results are more or less the same, or very close enough. As well as high-end two channel speakers, headphones, and nice car speakers, Focal makes monitors for the professional market. It's my understanding that one goes Focal for the service. For professionals, service can be crucial. The Alpha 80 is Focal's model with the 8" woofer paired with a 1" tweeter. Focal also has an Alpha 65 and 50 with 6.5" and 5" woofers respectively. The woofer looks to be some sort of glass impregnated paper. The tweeter is an aluminum inverted dome mounted on a shallow waveguide. The cabinet is pretty hefty but the speaker has a little bit of that hollow boxy coloration. I didn't take the speaker apart to examine any stuffing inside. As with most other 8" woofer + 1" tweeter monitor designs, the integration between the lows and the highs was merely passable, and the lows seemed compromised compared to monitors with smaller woofers, with less texture and a one-note tendency. Articulation isn't bad though and bass was plenty punchy. I have not heard the Alpha 50 or 65, so I really cannot say how this compares to them. However, I am in the school of smaller woofers for monitors with the addition of big subwoofers. The larger 8" woofers of course reach deeper, have higher SPL capability, and allow for a less complex package without subs. Such is audio, we need to make compromises. I would be curious to hear the Alpha 50 as this woofer doesn't sound that much better than the entry level paper woofer found in Focal's car audio line. I guess for the price of a pair of these monitors > $1000, I was expecting performance closer to the their line with the Kevlar cones. Also, I am not sure I like the sound of this aluminum tweeter: it's detailed, but also harsh when we crank up the volume.