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2.5-Way Floor-Standing Speaker: The Focal Chorus 716 floor-standing
loudspeaker employs a 2.5-way design which combines a 1" tweeter and two 6.5"
cone woofers. The 1" aluminum/magnesium inverted-dome
tweeter (TNV2) features a new Poron suspension material that softens the audio
performance and provides smoother sound. The two 6.5" woofers cover the bass
together, but only the upper woofer is used for the mid-range. Together the dual
6.5" woofers provide dynamic midrange and deep bass.
TNV2 Tweeter w/ Poron Suspension: The Focal Chorus 716
features a single 1" TNV2 inverted-dome tweeter made of aluminum and magnesium
alloy. The inverted-dome technology allows optimal energy transfer and wide
dispersion. The aluminum/magnesium makeup guarantees exceptional performance in
terms of stiffness and damping, thus ensuring a subtle blend of softness and
dynamics. Performance of the TNV2 tweeter is enhanced by its
new Poron suspension material. Poron is a polyurethane micro-cellular foam
which has a porous open-cell structure. This memory foam is very light which
means that the suspension will not become damaged or compressed with time. It is
an essential element of the TNV2 tweeter as the suspension allows the dome to
move freely. Its uniform and constant physical properties ensure excellent
stability and linearity, along with extreme accuracy and distortion-free
sound. The result is a sound which is soft and precise and which offers
improved harmonics richness and a more precise soundstage.
Dual Polyglass Cone Woofers: The Focal Chorus 716 features
two 6.5" polyglass woofers. The Polyglass cone woofer has been a Focal tradition for the last 30
years. This cellulose fiber cone woofer offers renowned lightness and
damping characteristics. But its Focal's special surface treatment of silica micro-balls
which gives the woofer a huge increase in rigidity for a negligible increase in mass. The definition and dynamic capacity of this cone, when combined with a very powerful magnet, generate a very fine reproduction, with an exceptionally rich midrange/midbass.
Optimum Phase Crossover (OPC): The Focal Chorus 716
floor-standing loudspeaker utilizes an Optimum Phase Crossover (OPC) to
seamlessly blend the audio output of the tweeter, midrange, and bass drivers for a
precise, natural, and stable soundstage and image.
Solid MDF Cabinet: The Focal Chorus 716 floor-standing loudspeaker
features a contemporary designed cabinet with a wood-grain vinyl finish. The cabinet uses
solid MDF construction (up to 1" thick), internal bracing, and a non-parallel inner wall structure
to reduce internal resonance for less coloration. This bass reflex
type cabinet uses an aerodynamic front port for greater efficiency and to reduce
distortion of the bass. The Focal Chorus 716 floor-standing loudspeaker is
available in a Black, Rosewood, or Walnut finish. A detachable black cloth grille
is also included.
Binding Posts: The Chorus 716 is fitted with a pair of binding posts
that will accept bare wire (up to 10AWG), pin connectors, spade connectors, and
banana plugs (single only). The binding posts are color-coded for easy
identification between positive (red) and negative (black).
Rubber or Spiked Feet: The Chorus 716 comes with four rubber
feet for tile and hardwood floors, and four spiked feet for carpeted flooring.
These feet ensure better stability, no matter what type of flooring you have. The
spiked feet are adjustable in
height to combat against uneven floors. The spiked feet add approximately
0.4375-0.6875" to the overall height of the speaker. The spiked feet easily thread
into the base of the speaker, while the four rubber feet have to be hammered
into the base.
Applications: The Chorus 716 loudspeaker has been engineered to work
with stereo systems, as well as with home theater systems. The Chorus 716
delivers the most faithful sound reproduction, whether you are listening to a
music or movie soundtrack. Suitable for rooms up to 320 sq/ft.