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Focal Chorus IW 706 V
Our take on the Focal Chorus IW 706 V by Crutchfield's Dave Bar
Great sound without the clutter
Focal's Chorus IW 706 V proves that you can experience rich, satisfying music and home theater sound without filling your entire room with speakers. If you appreciate great music, prepare to be delighted by this in-wall speaker. Movie buffs, you'll feel your heart beat faster along with the action on-screen. All of this from a speaker you'll forget is there until the system's turned on. Install one each for your left, right and center channels in a custom surround sound system, or use a pair for a music system that offers low visual impact with a serious sonic kick.
Advanced driver design for natural, high-definition sound
Chorus 700 series in-wall and in-ceiling speakers boast Focal's renowned 1" aluminum/magnesium inverted dome tweeter. Inverting the dome optimizes the connection between the voice coil and the dome, maximizing efficiency and precision. Plus, the tweeter's rotating design lets you direct the highs where you need them for better stereo imaging and more precise localization of movie sound effects. There's also a level adjustment switch for fine-tuning the tweeter's output, providing maximum placement flexibility and performance.
The speakers' tight, responsive bass and dynamic midrange come courtesy of Focal's 6-1/2" Polyglass woofer. These drivers are created by depositing a layer of hollow silica glass microbeads over a layer of cellulose pulp. This unique material combines the warm sound of cellulose fiber with the incredible strength of glass, for a stiff-yet-lightweight cone that responds rapidly with extremely low resonance. A butyl rubber surround helps stabilize cone movement and provides excellent long-term reliability. Tying the drivers together is Focal's OPC (Optimum Phase Crossover) crossover network for precise, natural, and stable imaging and soundstaging.
Built in-house for better quality and value
The speaker drivers in every Chorus speaker are built in-house at Focal's facilities in Saint-Etienne, France. Why is that important? Because it gives Focal complete control over every aspect of design, manufacture, and quality control — resulting a consistently superior, high-value product.
What's in the Box:
- In-wall speaker
- Paint shield
- Installation template
- User Manual
- 1" TNA aluminum/magnesium alloy inverted dome tweeter
- 6-1/2" Polyglass woofer
- recommended amplifier power: 10-75 watts
- maximum power: 120 watts
- frequency response: 65-28,000 Hz (±3dB)
- sensitivity: 89 dB
- 8-ohm impedance
- rotating tweeter for control of high-frequency dispersion
- tweeter level adjustment switch for more flexible speaker placement
- paintable grille and speaker frame
- frame dimensions: 9-1/4"W x 12-9/16"H x 3-3/4"D
- cutout dimensions: 8"W x 11-5/16"H
- mounting depth: 3-5/8"
- warranty: 5 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Focal Chorus IW 706 V Reviews
What's in the box?
- In-wall speaker
- Paint shield
- Installation template
- User Manual
Features and Specs
|Power Range (Watts)||10-75|
|Connector Type||Spring post|
|Parts Warranty||5 Years|
|Labor Warranty||5 Years|
In-Wall Loudspeaker: The Focal Chorus IW 706 V in-wall loudspeaker is suitable for use in a multichannel home theater as a surround speaker, in a stereo application for the bedroom/kitchen/den, or in a hallway as part of a distributed audio system.
Adjustable Inverted Dome Tweeter: The Focal Chorus IW 706 V features a single 1" TNC 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 exception performance in terms of stiffness and damping, thus ensuring a subtle blend of softness and dynamics. You can angle the tweeter left or right to aim the high frequencies at your listening area. You can also adjust the level of the tweeter to -3dB, 0dB, or +3dB.
Polyglass Cone Woofer: The Focal Chorus IW 706 V features one 6.5" polyglass woofer. 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: The Focal Chorus IW 706 V in-wall loudspeaker utilizes an Optimum Phase Crossover (OPC) to seamlessly blend the audio output of the tweeter and midrange/midbass driver for a precise, natural, and stable soundstage and image.
Wall Boost Circuitry: To reduce the "wall effect" inherent to any built-in speaker, Focal has developed a wall boost equalization circuit which corrects this phenomenon and makes it easier to position your speaker to suit your preference.
ABS Chassis w/ Aluminum Grille: The Focal Chorus IW 706 V in-wall speaker features an ABS chassis and aluminum grille. The speaker is only available in a white finish. However, the frame and grille can be painted to match your wall. A plastic paint mask is included to protect the speaker components from being painted as well.
Spring Posts: The Chorus IW 706 V is fitted with a pair of spring posts that will accept bare wire (up to 10AWG), pin connectors, and banana plugs (single/dual). The spring posts are color-coded for easy identification between positive (red) and negative (black).
Mounting Options: The Focal Chorus IW 706 V can be mounted in-wall using the six integrated rotating clamps. An installation template is supplied to help you cut your hole. The in-wall speaker has an overall measurement of 9.25" (w) x 12.5625" (h) x 3.8125" (d). It requires a cut-out of 8.0" (w) x 11.3125" (h), and a mounting depth of 3.625" behind the wall surface. The speaker only protrudes 0.1875" from the wall. Focal's KITMOIW706V new-construction bracket (091IWIK706, sold separately) can be used to simplify installation in new construction.
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