5-Channel Speaker Array: The Focal Dimension active soundbar speaker
features five 3.9375" full-range drivers for natural, dynamic, and
high-definition audio. Two of the drivers are dedicated to the front channels
and two drivers dedicated to the rear channels, as well as one driver dedicated
to the center channel for 5-channel surround sound from a single soundbar
6-Channel Amplifier: Each driver of the Focal Dimension soundbar
speaker is driven by 75 watts of peak power. There is also a dedicated 75 watt
channel for connection of Focal's passive subwoofer (sold separately).
High Performance DSP: The 4th generation Sharc 32-bit/40-bit floating
point DSP utilized by the Focal Dimension soundbar speaker is optimized for
high-performance audio signal processing. Its processing capacity is able to
control the balance of frequency response with distortion free sound at high
volume levels, plus spacious imaging and virtual surround sound from a single
Aluminum Bass Reflex Cabinet: The soundbar speaker features
an ultra-rigid aluminum enclosure that incorporates side-firing bass ports
for greater efficiency and bigger bass response without resonance or distortion.
HDMI 1.4: The Focal Dimension soundbar speaker system features a
single HDMI 1.4 input and one HDMI 1.4 output. The HDMI jacks support 1080p
pass-through, 3D video, Dolby Digital/DTS 5.1ch audio. The HDMI output also
- 1080p Pass-Through: The HDMI input and output support
pass-through of high-definition video up to 1080p.
- 3D-Ready: The HDMI jacks will accept 3D video from your
3D Blu-ray player and output the video signal in 3D to your 3D-ready HDTV.
- Multi-Channel Audio: All multi-channel DTS and Dolby Digital formats
(up to 5.1ch) are compatible through the Dimension's HDMI connectivity.
- ARC (Audio Return Channel): This feature allows audio
to be sent from your compatible television to the Dimension system through
the same HDMI cable already being used to send audio and video to your TV.
This eliminates the need for extra cables connected to your television.
Note: Because with most televisions, the ARC-enabled HDMI input
will only pass 2ch PCM from devices connected to the TV via HDMI or analog, we
recommend that you connect your Blu-ray/DVD player or Satellite/Cable box to the
Focal Dimension's HDMI input directly; and then connect the Dimension's ARC-enabled HDMI
output to your TV's ARC-enabled HDMI input. This setup will give you with the
best overall sound performance.
Digital + Analog Audio Inputs: In addition to HDMI
connectivity, the Focal soundbar speaker system is equipped with one analog
input (3.5mm minijack) and one optical (toslink) digital audio input. The
optical digital input supports up to 5.1ch multi-channel audio.
Note: The digital optical output terminals of most newer
flat-panel TVs only send an audio signal in 5.1ch when receiving Dolby
Digital/DTS surround sound from the TV's built-in tuner, network connection,
or connected USB device; and will output only 2ch stereo from sources
connected to the TV via HDMI, or RCA (like your Blue-ray/DVD player or
Optional Bluetooth Receiver: The Focal Universal Wireless
sold separately) enables wireless connection of your Bluetooth-enabled devices
(such as your Apple iPod/iPhone/iPad, Android smartphone/tablet, or
laptop/computer) to your Focal Dimension soundbar. The Bluetooth receiver will
plug into the soundbar's Aux input.
- Bluetooth A2DP Technology: The Focal Universal Wireless
Receiver features Bluetooth A2DP technology, which allows you to wirelessly
stream audio from your Bluetooth-enabled device to the Focal Dimension
soundbar. You will continue to control your music and view song/artist
information from your Bluetooth-enabled device.
- Apt-X Compatible: Apt-X audio coding, which is featured
on a growing number of Android mobile devices as well as MacBooks and Apple
desktop computers, allows audio to be broadcast wirelessly in significantly
higher quality than over standard Bluetooth. The apt-X codec achieves a 4:1
compression ratio, allowing for near-CD quality listening (16-bit/44.1kHz).
You'll instantly notice more extensive dynamic range, deeper bass, and
crystal-clear top end.
Room Equalization: The quality of the surround sound depends on the
room's acoustics and on the acoustic properties of the room's materials. You can adjust the soundbar speaker's Room EQ based on how reflective
your room is, taking into account whether your room has plaster or brick walls,
if the walls are covered with fabric or curtains, if there are windows or other
glass surfaces, if you have carpeted or hardwood floors, and if you have a lot
of furniture in the room.
Audio Adjustments: The Focal soundbar speaker system offers a variety
of audio settings to improve your listening experience.
- Distance: You can also
adjust the sound from the soundbar speaker system according to the distance
between your listening position and the soundbar speaker for a better
virtual surround effect.
- Bass Control: Using the included remote control, you can adjust
the soundbar speaker's bass level from -3dB to +6dB at 60Hz.
- Night Mode: The Night mode enables the sound to be compressed for
listening to movies at lower volume by reducing the sound of explosions, for
example. This function is only available for encoded content in Dolby
Digital because it uses the Dynamic Range Control function included in Dolby
Digital soundtracks on multi-channel DVD or Blu ray players.
- Lip Sync: If you notice a delay between the sound and the image,
you can adjust the audio delay from 0 to 500ms. The soundbar's HDMI input
offers auto lip sync synchronization.
Sub Output: The Dimension soundbar speaker is fitted with a mono-RCA
subwoofer output for connection to an external powered subwoofer (sold
separately). The subwoofer output is full-range, so you'll need to use the
lowpass crossover setting in your powered sub.
Controls: The Focal Dimension soundbar speaker system includes
front-panel touch-sensitive controls and an IR wireless remote control for
- Touch Sensitive Controls: The Dimension soundbar speaker features
front-panel touch-sensitive buttons for controlling volume, inputs and
listening mode. Equipped with a proximity sensor, the backlit
touch-sensitive controls automatically turn on when you're nearby or when
you use the remote control. The backlit touch-sensitive controls stay off
while you are watching your movie.
- IR Remote: The Dimension includes an IR remote control for wireless
operation of the soundbar speaker system.
- HDMI-CEC: The Focal soundbar speaker is also equipped with HDMI-CEC
(Consumer Electronics Control) protocol. If your TV is equipped with this
function too, enabling this feature will allow you to control your soundbar
with your TV's remote control.
Mounting Options: The Focal Dimension soundbar speaker can be
table-top mounted using the included feet. You can also mount the Focal soundbar
speaker to a wall using the included wall-mount bracket. Adjust the "Position"
switch on the back of the soundbar speaker to optimize its sound for the type of
installation (wall or table).
Eco Mode: The soundbar will automatically switch to Eco Mode when no
audio signal has been detected for approximately 20 minutes. The amplifiers will
be turned off to reduce power consumption.