Summary: Focal makes terrible quality speakers. But at least the CMS40 is made better than the rest of the CMS line. The strong key with the CMS40 is the woofer installation and the silver ring around the woofer is very good. However I did run into one that had rubber gasket sticking out of the metal cabinet of the speaker. CMS65 is some-what bad. Build precision is barely acceptable. It has very, very loud hum / buzzing sound from the mid woofer.
Summary: am using these as 'pro monitors' at home; i work on music here, then bring the work to the studio. they have a great, clean sound, are loud enough, flat enough. the work translates well to bigger speakers. these are a great investment! was considering the genelec 6010a's; these were pricier, but well worth it. recommended for anyone who needs small pro monitors.