The Chora 816 model is a 2.5-way bass-reflex floor standing loudspeaker. Its woofer and mid-range/bass speaker driver, both equipped with the Slate-fibre cone, work in perfect harmony for a voluptuous sound reproduction and a perfect bass impact. The sound finds its full dimension in your listening room, with a dynamic mid-range and remarkable power handling. A front port is placed below the loudspeaker to reduce distortion and, thanks to the tilt of the loudspeaker stand, Time Alignment provides a sound stage focused on the listener.
A Sleek Modern Design
The Chora range offers a modern design, the slate colour of the Slatefibre cone adding a final refined, authentic touch. The stand (optional) is tilted for Time Alignment which provides an optimal soundstage, more focused on the listener.
Slatefibre technology, exclusive to Focal, involves the use of recycled, non-woven carbon fibres applied as a sandwich between two layers of thermoplastic polymer. In their quest for perfection, Focal engineers have opted to use non-woven carbon fibres, all pointing in the same direction to achieve even greater rigidity and better damping. Manufactured in the Focal workshops using an ultra-modern industrial tool, the “slate” effect of the cone provides better damping and rigidity, but also lightness – the three “essentials” of a good speaker driver.
Soft and Precise Treble
The surround linking the dome to its stand uses a memory foam material called Poron. This surround is directly derived from the Utopia’s famous Beryllium tweeter and reduces distortion by a third between 2,000Hz and 3,000Hz, the ear’s high-sensitivity range. The spatialisation and very low directionality of the inverted dome allow silky trebles to be heard from any point in your listening room.