Focal Chora 816 Floorstanding Speaker (Pair)
The Focal 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 a voluptuous sound reproduction and a perfect bass impact. The sound finds its full dimension in your listening room, with a dynamic midrange and remarkable power handling. A front port is placed below the loudspeaker to reduce distortion and, thanks to the tilt of the loudspeaker stand, Time Alignment provides a soundstage focused on the listener.
Chora 816 is particularly well suited for Home Cinema listening and blends seamlessly into rooms of up to 323ft² (30m²).
The TNF Aluminium/Magnesium tweeter used in the Focal Chora 816
SOFT AND PRECISE TREBLE
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 2,000Hz and 3,000Hz, the ear’s high-sensitivity range. The spatialisation and very low directionality of the inverted dome allow silky trebles to be heard from any point in your listening room.
The Slatefiber cone of the Focal Chora 816
PERFECTLY BALANCED SOUND
Slatefiber technology, exclusive to Focal, involves the use of recycled, non-woven carbon fibres applied as a sandwich between two layers of thermoplastic polymer. In their quest for perfection, Focal engineers have opted to use non-woven carbon fibres, 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.
A SLEEK, MODERN DESIGN
The Focal Chora 816 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 colour of the Slatefiber cone adds a final refined, authentic touch.
Focal Chora 816 is available in three finishes: Black, Light Wood and Dark Wood. On-trend colours that blend into different interiors and lend them a unique aesthetic signature.
Key points of the Focal Chora 816
• Suitable for both hi-fi and Home Cinema configurations
• New speaker drivers with Slatefiber cone developed
and manufactured in France by Focal
• Time Alignment thanks to the tilted stand: better soundstage
Specifications of the Focal Chora 816
Type 2.5-way bass-reflex floorstanding loudspeaker
Drivers 61/2″ (16.5cm) Slatefiber Woofer
61/2″ (16.5cm) Slatefiber Midbass
1″ (25mm) TNF Al/Mg inverted dome tweeter
Sensitivity (2,83V/1m) 89.5dB
Frequency response (±3dB) 50Hz-28kHz
Low frequency point (-6dB) 45Hz
Nominal impedance 8Ω
Minimum impedance 4Ω
Recommanded amplifier power 40/200W
Crossover frequency 270Hz – 2700Hz
Dimensions (HxWxD) 409/32×117/8×159/32″ (102.3×30.3×38.8cm)
Net weight (unit with grille) 40.8lbs (18.5kg)
(HxWxD) 431/4×133/8×187/8″ (110x34x48cm)
Net weight (with packaging) 45.2lbs (20.5kg)