Focal Chorus 706
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If you prefer your sound spacious, natural, and balanced, check out Focal's Chorus 706 bookshelf speakers. Their surprisingly powerful bass and smooth, detailed highs are just right for savoring your music in a small-to-medium sized room, and they make excellent front-channel home theater speakers. The entire Chorus lineup borrows driver technologies developed by Focal for their sophisticated world-class speakers, giving you high-end performance at a more budget friendly price.
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 6-1/2" 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.
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.
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.
Anonymous, Portland, Me
Average Customer Review(s):
Good for music and home theater. Efficient (90db) and balanced sounding with an excellent top end and very good bass for its size. I highly recommend. Limited space had me exchange Polk towers for these bookshelf speakers as the front speakers in a home theater setup. They sound great. I compared them to my big Magneplanars before installing them in the home theater room, and I was very impressed with their sound quality when driven from top-end equipment and top-end source material.
Pros: Efficiency, tonal balance, and accuracy. Subwoofer is not essential with these speakers. Nice punch. They appear to be excellent for both home theater and music.
Cons: Mounting on side requires rubber spacers because design assumes vertical placement. Speaker is slightly wider at front than back.
Beautifully speakers. I think they are very good sound. We paid a lot for these speakers. One drawback to purchasing hi fi equipment over the net is that you do not get the benefits of in-store demo experiences. One of the primary reasons we purchased the Focals I will say though is because I wanted a USA made speaker which unless you're buying the very high end Klipsch speakers, is not a known commodity any longer. The days of ADS, Boston Acoustics, etc. all being manufactured in my Massachusetts backyard are gone. That being said, I get a different kind of personal sense of satisfaction knowing that Focal is not made in China. I wish they were solid real wood veneer, rather than vinyl covered MDF. In fact, I'd pay a little more for a hand rubbed real wood case. In any event, they're nice speakers, have beautiful sound, they're attractive and the speaker connections are very nice. I will probably add speaker stands as well at some point, and see the benefits of having the speakers at ear level.
Pros: Nice sound. Nice speaker connectivity points. Solid
Cons: Vinyl covered MDF case.
I've had these speakers for about a year now. I have to admit I don't usually review products but these are The Best Speakers I have yet owned. Previously ran Paradigm Titans, PSB Mini, Altec Lansings I bought used from a movie theater, Bose 301.... Nothing came even close. Currently powered off a Yamaha RX-A1040 with an 8" Velodyne subwoofer. The crystal clear sound quality with perfect highs that are exactly bright enough and solid mid range somehow excel with every genre I listen to. From Beethoven to Coltrane to AC/DC. Couldn't be happier.
Right out of the box they sound fantastic. Will be even better after the break in period. Beautiful speaker finish. The sides come wrapped with a very tightly stretched clear plastic to protect them during shipping. Before I pulled off the plastic they looked almost as good as my NHT Super Ones. After removing the plastic, WOW , talk about quality craftsmanship. Sweet. The nicest binding posts I've ever had the pleasure to hook speaker wire to. For the short time I've listened to them more bass than I expected. Very happy with these Focal Chorus 706 speakers. Also, Crutchfield shipped them to me free in 2 days. Excellent. Made my first order with them over 40 years ago. Glad to see they are still in business. Good prices and the best customer service.
Cons: Not a one.
great speakers light on the low end good with a subwoofer
Pros: quality sound
Cons: not great at reproducing the low end
The pair of B&O monitors that made up the right and left channels of my media system reached the end of their life after 20 plus years - a hard act to follow. After some research I discovered the Focal speaker line and took a chance buying a pair of Focal 706s. In short, I'm very impressed by the sound range and clarity and highly recommend this mid-range speaker.. The folks at Crutchfeld were also very knowledgeable and answered all my qualifying questions. It was the way all on line transaction should be ... 5 stars for their sales support and fast delivery.
Pros: Great speakers for the money. Good build and sound..
|Tweeter Type||Inverted Dome|
|Tweeter Size (inches)||1|
|Midrange Size (inches)||N/A|
|Woofer Size (inches)||6.5|
|Frequency Response||55-28k Hz|
|Connector Type||Binding post|
|Mounting Bracket Included||No|
|Recommended Stand Height (inches)||24-26|
|Parts Warranty||5 Years|
|Labor Warranty||5 Years|
2-Way Bookshelf Loudspeaker: The Focal Chorus 706 bookshelf loudspeaker employs a 2-way design which combines a 1" tweeter and a 6.5" 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 6.5" polyglass woofer provides dynamic midrange and deep midbass.
TNV2 Tweeter w/ Poron Suspension: The Focal Chorus 706 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 706 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 (OPC): The Focal Chorus 706 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 706 bookshelf loudspeaker features a contemporary designed cabinet with high-gloss lacquer finished sides and a leatherette baffle, back, and top. 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 706 bookshelf loudspeaker is available in a Black, Rosewood, or Walnut finish. A detachable black cloth grille is also included.
Binding Posts: The Chorus 706 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 706 loudspeaker has been engineered to work with stereo systems, as well as with home theater systems. The Chorus 706 delivers the most faithful sound reproduction, whether you are listening to a music or movie soundtrack. Suitable for rooms up to 215 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 706 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 optional PinPoint heavy duty side-grip wall-mounting bracket (121AM40B, sold separately) can be used to wall mount the speaker.
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Reviews [ James May 30, 2016 ]