Focal Chora 816 Floorstanding Loudspeaker (EACH)
The Chora 816 model is a 2.5-way bass-reflex floorstanding loudspeaker. Its woofer and midrange/bass speaker driver, both equipped with the Slatefiber cone, work in perfect harmony for voluptuous sound reproduction and a perfect bass impact.
Chora integrates speaker drivers manufactured in France and featuring an exclusive Slatefiber cone; the fruit of 40 years of acoustic research. Every detail has been meticulously thought out to meet expectations in sound reproduction and aesthetics.
Alongside the TNF Aluminium/Magnesium tweeter with its silky treble, Slatefiber woofers deliver powerful bass and the midranges are very precise: no shortage of harmony here, while Time Alignment provides a sound image focused on the listener.
The Chora range will exceed your expectations. With its meticulous design, high performance and three modern finishes to choose from, it is an undeniable leader in its price category.
The surround linking the dome to its stand uses a memory foam material called Poron. This surround is directly derived from the Utopia’s famous beryllium tweeter and reduces distortion by a third between 2,000 Hz and 3,000 Hz, the ear’s high-sensitivity range. The specialization and very low directionality of the inverted dome allow silky trebles to be heard from any point in your listening room.
Slatefiber technology, exclusive to Focal, involves the use of recycled, non-woven carbon fibers applied as a sandwich between two layers of thermoplastic polymer. In their quest for perfection, Focal engineers have opted to use non-woven carbon fibers, all pointing in the same direction to achieve even greater rigidity and better damping.
Manufactured in the Focal workshops using an ultra-modern industrial tool, the “slate” effect of the cone provides better damping and rigidity, but also lightness – the three “essentials” of a good speaker driver.
The Chora range boasts a modern design, all lifted onto a tilted stand for time alignment, which provides an optimal soundstage, more focused on the listener. The slate color of the Slatefiber cone adds a final refined, authentic touch.
- Type: 2.5-way Bass-reflex floorstanding loudspeaker
- Drivers: 6 1/2" Slatefiber woofer, 6 1/2" Slatefiber mid-bass, 1" TNF Al/Mg inverted dome tweeter
- Sensitivity (2,83 V/1 m): 89.5 dB
- Frequency response (±3 dB): 50 Hz-28 kHz
- Low-frequency point (-6 dB): 45 Hz
- Nominal impedance: 8 Ω
- Minimum impedance: 4 Ω
- Crossover frequency: 270 Hz, 2,700 Hz
- Dimensions (WDH): 11.88" x 15.28" x 40.28" (30.3 x 38.8 x 102.3 cm)
- Weight: 40.8 lb (18.5 kg)