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FOCAL - Chorus 816 V ACTower Speakers (Ebony) **DEMO**


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Focal Chorus 816 V Tower Speakers

Doing the Most Possible With a Two-and-a-Half-Way Floorstander: 816 V Soars in the Lower Octaves

Focal's Patented Powerflow Bass Reflex System Energizes Room, Delivers Uncompressed Low End

At Music Direct, we're frequently asked the same question: What's the best sounding speaker I can buy if my budget is "x"? Of course, our answers usually depend on many factors, such as the rest of your system, your musical tastes, your room size, and where your speakers will be located. But we most often recommend Focal loudspeakers. The Focal 800 V Series delivers what we commonly describe as having a high dollar-to-performance ratio, and the unbelievable 40% off pricing makes the answer to this question much easier. Made entirely in Focal's own factory, engineered to the highest level, built using proprietary technology, and backed by a bullet-proof five-year parts-and-labor warranty, the Chorus 816 V provides the most musical satisfaction for your money. The 800 V Series' combination of benefits, advantages, and features simply surpasses other option available at this price. Dollar for dollar, you'll be stunned by the convincing, true-to-life music that you're experiencing in your home. Every aspect of the speaker--from materials to shape--is devised to give you tremendous fulfillment. And all Focal speakers come with our compete 100% satisfaction guarantee.

"The Chorus 800 Vs all handle the transitions from bass to midrange to treble with rare finesse. And when that happens, the speakers' technology melts away, and all you think about is the music."
– Steve Guttenberg, Home Theater

Unique in the Industry: The Al/Mg Inverted-Dome Tweeter
Focal's aluminum-magnesium inverted-dome tweeters are paramount among the French manufacturer's proudest achievements. Recognized among the finest tweeters in the industry, they are entirely idiosyncratic: No other speaker company makes them. The result of five years of research and development, and derived from aerospace technology, the Al/Mg tweeter allows for excellent frequency extension, terrific inner detail, constant efficiency, and low mass. A natural dampening material, Mg solves problems associated with vibrations and resonance. Due to the low mass and Al/Mg blend, the Chorus 816 V's drivers accelerate extremely fast and prevent Focal from having to disturb the crossover network (and reduce efficiency), the traditional solution employed by most manufacturers.

Every Tweeter, Driver, and Midrange Tested--Twice
While inverted-dome construction takes advantage of Focal's low-mass concept by using 2/3-less wire in the voice coil, the process requires extreme precision and exactness, characteristics other bottom-line-conscious manufacturers literally cannot afford due to the error rate. Every tweeter, driver, and midrange in your Focal speaker is first tested as a raw driver, then tested again in the speaker, before your speaker sees the inside of a shipping crate. Focal's engineering- and sound-first principles mirror the company's insistence on directing every single aspect of the speaker, from conception to final execution. No other company provides such scrupulous quality control at anywhere near the Chorus 816 V's price point.

An Ingenious Solution for Common Driver Problems
How do you make a midrange/woofer that's both low mass and rigid, so that it boasts increased efficiency, enhanced excursion control, and low mass? The easy explanation resides with Focal's polyglass membrane, which consists of a cellulose fiber cone powder-coated with a minuscule layer of microscopic silica micro-glass beads. The latter add rigidity without adding mass. During testing, Focal discovered that the untreated fiber cone sounds too dark on the upper registers of string instruments such as violins. Sticklers for perfection, the company devised the power-coat stage, which stores the energy and again dismisses any need to cut the energies back in the crossover. Indeed, the 816 V's 4th order/24dB per octave filter-only crossover provides complete musical transparency and three-dimensional sonic reproduction. Drivers are kept in a range where they are optimized for lowest distortion, meaning there aren't any suckouts or dynamics losses. Better still, since amplifiers look at the 816 Vs like a piece of cake, you don't need powerhouse electronics to drive these amazingly efficient loudspeakers.

Cabinets Built Like the Walls of a Tank, Patented Powerflow Ports Energize Room
While pictures don't come close to doing them justice, the 816 Vs look as great they sound. Once again, Focal has elected to prize optimum sound over any potential cost savings or specific appearance. Cabinets are 3/4-inches thick on the front and back, with 1-inch side panels, with each internally braced to further eliminate unwanted resonance. Isolated woofers rid back-wave pressure from affecting other drivers. Focal's nonparallel walls push such undesirable waves into smaller areas, dissipating the energy into heat. In addition, one-inch side cheeks add extra mass and further reduce resonance, so that the energy in your room is part of the musical signal, not distracting vibrations. As they energize the room, the 816 V's dual-firing ports rid both bass compression and turbulence caused by air velocity. Two small ports, while more expensive to incorporate, are chosen for both their engineering and aesthetic benefits. Finally, a cast-aluminum base helps disperse downward sound waves from the bottom port, functioning better than the more traditional wood bases that tend to trap valuable low-frequency information.

Unprecedented Ownership Value Coupled With Our Guarantee
Focal's 816 Vs are among the best loudspeaker buys in their field when at full price. At 40% off, they jump to the top of the class. Focal even keeps a record of every speaker diaphragm it's made since 1979. Hence, you can own your 816 Vs for 15 years, blow a driver, call up Focal with the serial number, and the company will pull up the schematics and make you a replacement even if your model is no longer produced. Such long-term ownership value owes to Focal's depth of engineering, in-house manufacturing, commitment to satisfaction, and five-year warranty, aspects that a majority of its competitors cannot touch. We encourage you to audition the 816 Vs in your home today. With Music Direct's 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee, you literally have nothing to lose save for missing out on what promises to be one of the best musical experiences of your life.

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Type: 2 1/2-way bass reflex floorstanding loudspeaker
    6.5" shielded Polyglass Woofer
    6.5" shielded Polyglass mid-bass
    1" TNV inverted dome tweeter
Frequency response (±3dB): 47Hz-28kHz
Sensitivity (2.83V/1m): 91.5dB
Nominal impedance: 8 ohms
Power handling: 200/130W
Dimensions (HWD): 39-5/16" x 11-1/8" x 14-3/4"
Weight: 49.5 lbs.
Warranty: 5 years

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