Focal's Latest Innovation, Slatefiber Woofers, Helps Turn Chora 806 into a Artisan-Crafted Music and Movie Powerhouse: Bookshelf Loudspeakers Play with Naturalism and Speed
If you've ever dismissed the idea of using a bookshelf speaker to anchor your entertainment system, the Focal's Chora 806 will challenge your expectations. Building on the lessons learned while designing its world-renowned Utopia flagships, Focal invented Slatefiber, an innovative woofer material capable of startlingly fast dynamics and remarkable precision. As a result, Chora 806 delivers the kind of serious "jump factor" that will draw you into your music or movie soundtracks via sharp focus and holographic presentation.
Completely engineered and built by Focal at its headquarters in Saint-Étienne, France, Chora 806 serves as an artisan-crafted speaker whose small size and affordable price belies its expansive sound. Inside and out, Chora 806 is what many audiophiles would expect from a company renowned for innovation. For example, look to the cutting-edge thermoplastic polymer and non-woven recycled carbon fiber used to create Chora 806's 6.5-inch woofer. Slatefiber's light weight and substantial rigidity results in heart-stopping transients and tuneful bass.
What's more, by adding a one-inch inverted-dome TNF aluminum/magnesium tweeter and an aerodynamic front-firing port, Chora 806 delivers engaging naturalism, pinpoint accuracy, and stunning dynamic range. For an even greater sense of realism, Chora 806 owners have the option of adding dedicated tilted speaker stands that improving the already impressive time-alignment ability. With Chora 806, Focal succeeds in making the company's pinnacle achievements accessible to more music lovers – including you and your friends. Audition a pair in your home today with the security of our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
"It struck me as a loudspeaker that didn't attempt to win over ears based on a couple of strong attributes. Rather, it's an efficiently well-rounded package of solidly engineered performance that touches a multitude of sonic bases and serves the music and the listener well – a fitting reminder that even in 2020, there's still a lot of life left in the little two-way compact monitor."
– Neil Gader, The Absolute Sound
"The Focal Chora 806 is a class leader. This kind of performance is only available from a company like Focal, with such a vertical design and manufacturing base."
– Jeff Dorgay, TONEAudio
"The Chora 806 speakers deliver the benefits of the full scale of Focal's vertical engineering and production at a price everyone can afford."
– TONEAudio, Exceptional Value Award
"Through the Chora 806, acoustic piano, acoustic or electric guitar, strings, and especially voices, all had a palpable, detailed, reach-out-and-touch-it presence that I found especially rewarding. Complementing this midrange presence and liveliness were a rich tonality and body that revealed in the sound a sense of weight and, at times, warmth."
– Diego Están, Soundstage! Access
6-1/2" (16.5cm) Slatefiber Midbass
1" (25mm) TNF Al/Mg inverted dome tweeter
Sensitivity (2,83V/1m): 89dB
Frequency response (±3 dB): 58Hz-28kHz
Low frequency point (-6 dB): 49Hz
Nominal impedance: 8Ω
Minimum impedance: 4.6Ω
Recommanded amplifier power: 25/120W
Crossover frequency: 3000Hz
Dimensions (WDH): 8-1/4" x 10-5/8" x 16-31/32"
Weight: 16.2 lbs.
User Manual (PDF, 2.1 MB)