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Focal Chorus 705
Bookshelf speakers (Walnut)
Our take on the Focal Chorus 705 by Crutchfield's Dave Bar
A bookshelf speaker par excellence
Whether your passion tends toward music or movies, Focal's Chorus 705 bookshelf speakers will give you the rich, dynamic sound you need to enjoy all of your entertainment sources to the fullest. The 705's compact, gently curved cabinet design makes it an attractive option for a stereo setup in smaller rooms, or as part of a multi-channel home theater system. The entire Chorus series borrows driver technologies developed by Focal for their sophisticated world-class speakers, giving you high-end performance at a more budget friendly price.
Advanced design for natural, high-definition sound
Chorus 700 series speakers boast Focal's latest 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 new lightweight polyurethane micro-cellular foam suspension allows the dome to move more freely for lower distortion, greater accuracy, and smoother sound.
The speakers' tight, responsive bass and dynamic midrange come courtesy of Focal's 5" Polyglass woofers. 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.
Stylish, vibration resistant cabinets
All Chorus speakers feature thick MDF cabinets with heavy internal bracing and non-parallel inner wall structure to resist performance-robbing vibrations. The cabinets have a traditional look that's softened by slightly curved front panels. An attractive woodgrain vinyl or textured leatherette/high-gloss black finish allows the Chorus speakers to easily integrate into just about any décor.
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.
These are were meant for companion speakers for Infinity Reference R253, but they perform so much better that I sold the latter. Highly recommended. The Focals are used with a Velodyne sub. Room dimension about 15x15ft/ 4.73m.
Anonymous, anchorage, AK
What's in the Box:
- 2 Bookshelf loudspeakers
- 2 Cloth grilles (attached)
- User manual
- 1" TNV2 aluminum/magnesium alloy inverted dome tweeter
- 5" Polyglass mid/bass driver for dynamic midrange and fast, tight bass
- bass-reflex (ported) cabinet
- solid MDF construction up to 1" thick with non-parallel inner wall structure reduces vibration and eliminates unwanted resonance
- high-quality OPC (Optimum Phase Crossover) crossover network for a precise, natural and stable soundstage and image
- frequency response: 65-28,000 Hz (±3 dB)
- sensitivity: 89 dB
- impedance: 8 ohms
- recommended amplifier power: 25-100 watts
- 5-way binding post speaker terminals
- keyhole slot for wall mounting
- walnut vinyl finish
- 7-1/2"W x 12-1/2"H x 9-1/16"D
- weight: 12.5 lbs. each
- warranty: 5 years
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Features and Specs
|Tweeter Type||Inverted Dome|
|Tweeter Size (inches)||1|
|Midrange Size (inches)||N/A|
|Woofer Size (inches)||5|
|Frequency Response||65-28k Hz|
|Connector Type||Binding post|
|Mounting Bracket Included||Keyhole|
|Recommended Stand Height (inches)||24-26|
|Parts Warranty||5 Years|
|Labor Warranty||5 Years|
2-Way Bookshelf Loudspeaker: The Focal Chorus 705 bookshelf loudspeaker employs a 2-way design which combines a 1" tweeter and a 5" cone woofer. The 1" aluminum/magnesium inverted-dome tweeter (TNV2) features a new Poron suspension material that softens the audio performance and provides smoother sound. The 5" polyglass woofer provides dynamic midrange and deep midbass.
TNV2 Tweeter w/ Poron Suspension: The Focal Chorus 705 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 exception 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.
Polyglass Cone Woofer: The Focal Chorus 705 features one 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 (OPC): The Focal Chorus 705 bookshelf 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.
Solid MDF Cabinet: The Focal Chorus 705 bookshelf 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 705 bookshelf loudspeaker is available in a Black, Rosewood, or Walnut finish. A detachable black cloth grille is also included.
Binding Posts: The Chorus 705 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).
Applications: The Chorus 705 loudspeaker has been engineered to work with stereo systems, as well as with home theater systems. The Chorus 705 delivers the most faithful sound reproduction, whether you are listening to a music or movie soundtrack. Suitable for rooms up to 160 sq/ft.
Mounting Options: The Chorus S 700 stand (091STND700, sold separately) is 24.125" high and specifically designed to raise and enhance the Chorus 705 bookshelf speaker. The speaker attaches to the stand using a screw system that guarantees the stability of the system. The Chorus S 700 stand is constructed of MDF and feature a black satin finish. The Chorus 705 bookshelf speaker also has a rear-panel keyhole slot that lets you easily wall mount the speaker (mounting screws not supplied). Or, you can use the optional PinPoint heavy duty side-grip wall-mounting bracket (121AM40B, sold separately) to wall mount the speaker.
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Why did you buy this?
Rep advice [ Dana Apr 24, 2017 ]
I have Focal speakers in my car and I loved them, so I decided to try them for my home. Focal builds everything in-house in France, the quality is superb and a five year warranty doesn't hurt... [ Aaron Dec 31, 2015 ]
1 question already asked
The bass port is on the front too. That's why I bought these to use on my bookshelves. [ robert Apr 23, 2017 ]
Yes ours sits on a shelf [ Christina Apr 07, 2017 ]