Despite being Focal’s budget range, the Chorus 700 series utilises their famous inverted tweeter design. By inverting the dome, Focal claim a superior interface between dome and voice coil. With this superior interface comes a more consistent response – especially at higher frequencies. This, in turn, helps give the Chorus speakers their high levels of precision and broad soundstaging through wide dispersion. The Chorus 700 range also features a new tweeter suspension material called PORON. This provides better dampening, for a smoother, less harsh sound. In short, the treble sounds lifelike, dynamic and less ‘shut-in’ than some but never harsh or brittle. Matching the impressive tweeter in the Chorus 716 are similarly fine bass units. Using two woofers gives the Chorus 716 a punchy and tuneful bass that’s always quick to respond. The Polyglass cone technology is, again, exclusive to Focal and helps gives these speakers their distinct sound quality. By applying molten glass microballs to a cellulose pulp cone, the woofer unit has the rigidity of glass with the excellent damping of paper. As such, the rigidity index is superior to that of even single skin Kevlar and almost ten times better than polypropylene. Because of this construction, the Chorus 716 has a wonderfully open and transparent sound quality, allowing you to hear right into the heart of the music. With cabinets made from MDF of up to 25mm thick, the Chorus 716 speakers are a particularly solid design. Further refinements include non parallel inner wall structures, to help disperse standing waves. Combined with the intensively designed, aerodynamic bass port, this helps give the Chorus 716 speakers such a fast and pacey sound quality. The comparatively narrow width also helps the imaging further – giving an even greater impression of ‘being there’.
Focal Chorus 716. Recommended Use: Speaker
Speaker Type: 2,5-voies
Weight: Ground. Frequency range: 50 – 28000 Hz
Impedance: 8 Ohms
Sensitivity: 91,5 dB. Colour of product: Walnut
Case Material/Body: MDF. Recommended Amplifier Power (Max): 200 W
Recommended Amplifier Power (min): 40 W. connectivity technology: Wired