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Focal Sib Evo Dolby Atmos® 5.1.2

Dolby Atmos home speaker system with 5 satellites and a powered subwoofer

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Our take on the Focal Sib Evo Dolby Atmos® 5.1.2

Want thrilling overhead sound effects without installing in-ceiling speakers? Focal's Sib Evo Dolby Atmos system elevates the traditional surround sound experience by incorporating a set of upward-firing drivers into the front left and right speakers. These angled drivers bounce sound effects off the ceiling and down to your ears to provide an added layer of sonic realism for movies and sporting events. If you haven't experienced Dolby Atmos at home, you're in for a treat.

A truly immersive surround sound experience

Want thrilling overhead sound effects without installing in-ceiling speakers? Focal's Sib Evo Dolby Atmos system elevates the traditional surround sound experience by incorporating a set of upward-firing drivers into the front left and right speakers. These angled drivers bounce sound effects off the ceiling and down to your ears to provide an added layer of sonic realism for movies and sporting events. If you haven't experienced Dolby Atmos at home, you're in for a treat.

Focal Sib Evo 5.1.2 speaker system

The Sib Evo Dolby Atmos system includes all the speakers you need for a 3D sound experience.

5 compact satellite speakers and powered sub

The Sib Evo Dolby Atmos package is a complete 5.1.2 home theater speaker system. It includes two Sib Evo Dolby Atmos front speakers, and three Sib Evo satellite speakers (one of which is positioned horizontally as a center channel). 

The compact-but-mighty 200-watt Cub Evo powered subwoofer rounds out the system with strong, accurate bass.

Ideal for small- to medium-sized rooms

This 5.1.2 system is perfect for a small- to medium-sized living room, den, or dedicated theater room with a flat ceiling. A pair of wall mounts is included for the rear speakers, or they can be placed on speaker stands.

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Product Highlights:

  • 5.1.2 home theater speaker system with Dolby Atmos
  • includes 5 satellite speakers and a powered subwoofer
  • front left and right speakers have upward-firing drivers that reflect sound off the ceiling for overhead effects
  • requires a Dolby Atmos-enabled home theater receiver for operation
  • system frequency response 35-25,000 Hz (±3dB)
(2x) Sib Evo Dolby Atmos Speakers:
  • frequency response: 65-25,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • recommended amplifier power: 25-200 watts
  • sensitivity: 90 dB
  • impedance: 6 ohms
  • 3/4" soft dome tweeter
  • 5" Polyflex woofer
  • upward-firing 3'' Dolby Atmos driver for overhead effects
  • 7-11/16"W x 11-5/8"H x 7-1/2"D
  • weight: 7 lbs. each
(3x) Sib Evo Satellite Speakers:
  • frequency response: 70-25,000 Hz (±3dB)
  • recommended amplifier power: 25-200 watts
  • sensitivity: 90 dB
  • impedance: 6 ohms
  • 3/4" soft dome tweeter
  • 5" Polyflex woofer
  • the Focal logo rotates for wall mounting or center channel placement
  • top-panel port
  • weight: 4 lbs. each
  • 6-3/8"W x 9-15/16"H x 6-3/8"D
Cub Evo Powered Subwoofer:
  • bass-reflex (ported) enclosure
  • 200-watt RMS amplifier
  • 8-1/4" down-firing Polyflex woofer
  • frequency response: 35-150 Hz (±3dB)
  • RCA line level/LFE (low frequency effects) input
  • variable low-pass crossover control
  • phase switch to acoustically match the subwoofer's output to your main speakers
  • automatically powers off when it no longer receives signal from the receiver
  • 11-1/8"W x 12"H x 11-3/4"D
  • weight: 17.5 lbs.
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What's in the Box:

  • 2 Dolby Atmos speakers (bases attached)
  • 3 Satellite loudspeakers (bases attached)
  • Powered subwoofer. 8' AC power cord
  • 2 Wall-mount brackets
  • 6 Screws
  • 6 Wall-anchors
  • Self-adhesive rubber pad
  • Allen-key
  • User Manual
  • Thank You card
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Features and Specs

General
Enclosure Bass Reflex
Video Shielded No
Pieces in System 6
Color Gloss Black
Tweeter Soft-dome
Midrange size (inches) 5
Woofer size (inches) 8
Woofer Composition Polyfex
Woofer Surround Rubber
Impedance (Ohms) 6
Connector Type Push-button
Mounting Bracket Included Rears only
Recommended Stand Height (inches) 28-36
Parts Warranty 5 Years
Labor Warranty 5 Years
Specifications
RMS Power Range (watts) 25-200
Subwoofer RMS Power (watts) 200
Dimensions
Main Speakers (inches) 11-13/16H x 7-3/4W x 7D
Center Speaker (inches) 9-7/8H x 6-3/8W x 6-7/16D
Surround Speakers (inches) 9-7/8H x 6-3/8W x 6-7/16D
Subwoofer (inches) 12-1/8H x 11-3/16W x 12-7/8D

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Features

5.1.2 Dolby Atmos Speaker Package: The Focal  Sib Evo is a 5.1.2ch speaker package with two Dolby Atmos enabled front speakers, and three matching satellites for the center and rear speakers, plus a powered subwoofer. Its designed to provide an immersive 3D Dolby Atmos 5.1.2 surround sound experience in rooms of 100 sq/ft to 540 sq/ft.

Dolby Atmos: Dolby Atmos moves sound all around you in three-dimensional space, so you feel like you're inside the action. Rather than being constrained to channels (like many other surround formats), Dolby Atmos can precisely place different sounds and move them in three-dimensional space. Dolby Atmos creates a new sensation of height that immerses you in the action, creating a full audio atmosphere and realistically depicting objects moving overhead.  Dolby Atmos renders everything from dialog to quiet scenes to whirlwind action with astonishing clarity, richness, detail, and depth. It all comes together in sound that excites your senses and inspires your emotions to deliver the full impact of entertainment.

Note: Learn more about Dolby Atmos here.

Dolby Atmos Enabled Front Speakers: In addition to the front-firing drivers, the front left & right speakers of the Sib Evo are equipped with an additional driver on top featuring Dolby Atmos technology. This new-generation of Dolby Atmos enabled loudspeaker is designed to reproduce both horizontal and vertical waves (towards the ceiling). The major innovation of this technology lies in the reflection of sound waves off the ceiling towards the listener using an extra speaker driver on top of the loudspeaker. By integrating these upward firing drivers into the tops of the front speakers, it prevents you from having to install overhead speakers to reproduce Dolby Atmos surround sound.

3 Matching Satellites for the Center & Rear Speakers: Three matching satellites loudspeakers are used for the center & rear speakers.

Silk Dome Tweeters & Polyflex Drivers: Each of the front, center, & rear speakers are equipped with a front-firing 1" silk dome tweeter and 5" Polyflex cone woofer in a compact, custom-tuned, bass reflex enclosure to give it extended frequency response. The front loudspeakers are equipped with an additional upward-firing 3″ full-range Polyflex cone woofer on top dedicated to Dolby Atmos effects.

Push-Button Terminals: All five loudspeakers are equipped with push-button terminals to attach your speaker wire using bare wire ends (not compatible with banana plugs, spade-lugs, or pin-connectors). The center & rear speakers feature one pair of push-button terminals each to connect to your receiver's center and rear speaker outputs. The Dolby Atmos enabled front speakers feature two pair of push-button terminals (one for the front-firing drivers and one for top-firing drivers). Your receiver's front and Dolby Atmos speaker outputs will need to be connected to the front speakers.

Powered Subwoofer: The included Cub Evo powered subwoofer features a down-firing 8" polyfex woofer powered by a highly efficient, high power 200W Class D amplifier for deep, dynamic bass. The compact bass-reflex enclosure also features a front-firing streamlined port for optimal bass performance. The sub enclosure is made of MDF and features four integrated large rubber feet for very low vibration and resonance.

  • Controls: The Cub Evo powered sub offers volume level control, a variable low-pass crossover (40-200Hz), and a phase switch (0°/180°). All controls are located on the rear-panel of the powered sub.
  • Connections: The Cub Evo features a stereo RCA input. The left RCA input can be used as an LFE input when connecting a receiver with an LFE output and internal crossover. When using only the left LFE input, make sure you set the sub's low-pass crossover to the "LFE" setting. The powered sub's detachable 8' AC power cord will need be plugged into an AC wall outlet or surge protector (sold separately).
  • Auto On/Off: The unit will automatically power on when it senses an audio signal and automatically power off when there is not audio signal for approximately 20 minutes.

Mounting & Placement Options: The Focal  Sib Evo is a 5.1.2ch speaker package offers flexible mounting & placement options for the loudspeakers and powered sub.

  • Satellite Loudspeakers: In order to balance response, place the front, center, and rear loudspeakers the same distance away from the main listening area. A minimum height of 30" is recommended in order to obtain a coherent soundstage. You can adjust the angle of inclination of the loudspeakers according to your listening area. It is advised not to have any obstacles (shelves, lights, etc.) less than 3' above the Dolby Atmos loudspeakers that could impede the reflection of sound off ceiling. Each loudspeaker comes with an adjustable rubber base installed. The rear speakers also include an angle-adjustable wall-mount bracket. The center speaker can be mounted vertically with the pre-installed rubber base, or horizontally with the rubber base removed and the self-adhesive rubber pad installed.
  • Power Subwoofer: By placing Cub Evo powered sub in a corner, the room resonances will be excited in a more linear and predictable way. Not only will bass perception be optimal, but this location will also make it possible to boost the bass level by 6dB. If for practical reasons you are not able to place the subwoofer in a corner, experiment positioning the subwoofer in different places within the room until you find the best spot. Integrated rubber feet provide safe placement on your floors.

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