Focal Chora Center is a 2-way Passive Acoustic Suspension Center Channel speaker by Focal. Center channel speaker is an important component of a home theater system set-up as it delivers the listener significant part of the on-screen dialogue from your television. It features a 1" inverted dome Tweeter and 2 x 6.5" Slatefiber Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 59-28k Hz and a sensitivity of 91 dB. Focal Chora Center has an MSRP of 789$ but can often be found around 449$ per pair.
What size of room is the Focal Chora Center speaker good for?
The size of the room that you are planning to use the Focal Chora Center is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various size of environments considering its size and max power parameters:
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What are the speakers in Focal's Chora Series?
Chora Center is a member of Focal's Chora series of Passive speakers. Below you can see the main specs of these speakers.
Focal Chora Series Speakers
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What is the Frequency Response of the Focal Chora Center speaker?
Focal Chora Center has a Frequency response range of 59-28k Hz at ±3dB (51Hz(-6dB)) and Power Range of 40-200 watts.
Here we have a comparison of how Chora Center's Low and High frequency values compared with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
Center Channel Speakers
Center Channel Speakers
Among the speakers in our database with a max MSRP price of 1000$ (Pair), these are the 5 Passive Center Channel speakers that have the deeper bass levels than the Focal Chora Center's 59Hz:
What is the Crossover frequency of Focal Chora Center?
Crossover frequency of the Chora Center is set to 2100Hz. This is the threshold frequency where the higher frequency signals over this level are sent to the tweeter and the lower frequency signals are sent to the woofer by the crossover component.
What is the Impedance and Sensitivity of the Focal Chora Center? Is it an easy to drive speaker?
Focal Chora Center's nominal impedance level is 8 ohms
but can go down to as low as 3.8 ohms
, and has a sensitivity of 91 dB
Center Channel Speakers
8 Ohms is pretty much the standard nominal impedance amongst stereo speakers and amplifiers so Focal Chora Center is not considered a difficult to drive speaker from nominal Impedance perspective.
91dB of Focal Chora Center is considered a high sensitivity compared to average stereo speaker which makes Chora Center an easy to drive from Sensitivity perspective. If you are planning to power your speaker with a Tube amp which are generally very low power, the Focal Chora Center will be a good choice.
Minimum Impedance of Focal Chora Center
Even though the nominal impedance of the Chora Center is 8 ohms, the minimum impedance level of this speaker according to Focal is 3.8 ohms Focal Chora Center so while choosing an amplifier, you should ideally check if the unit you are considering can provide this impedance level.
Check our Integrated Amplifiers page to find an amplifier to pair with the Focal Chora Center.
Chora Center features Binding post type connectors. Bi-amping and Bi-wiring is not possible.
Focal Chora Center External Dimensions and Weight
Focal Chora Center has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 8-5/16 x 20-7/8 x 10-11/16inch (212.0 x 531.0 x 272.0mm ).
Base Surface Area
Base surface area of a loudspeaker may become a determining factor when the space in your room or desk is limited.
The base area of Focal Chora Center is approximately 1444.3cm2 / 223.9inch2.
The Focal Chora Center weighs 8.91kg / 19.6lbs (per piece). Here is a comparison of how Chora Center's weight compared with the average, max and min weights in its class.
All Center Channel Speakers
Center Channel Speakers under $1000
Cabinet type and Materials
Focal Chora Center has a Acoustic Suspension
type cabinet. Acoustic Suspension loudspeakers aka Sealed speakers have no openings such as ports or slots.. They can be designed smaller, the bass is more accurate and tighter compared to ported designs but doesn't go as low on the lower end in general.
Focal Chora Center comes with the parts below which you can use to secure your loudspeaker on the surface that you are putting on: Rubber foot 4 Self-adhesive rubber pads
It is always recommended to use some kind of feet under all types of speakers. Besides limiting the movement of the speakers, it also compensates for non-flat surfaces and limits the contact surface area of the speaker. Rubber based feet also help isolating the vibrations within certain frequency ranges.
Focal Chora Center is available in Oak.
Does the Focal Chora Center come with a Grille?
Chora Center comes with grilles. The purpose of the grille is to protect the delicate driver elements from external impacts while still allowing the sound pass as clearly as possible.
What's in the Box of Focal Chora Center?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of Chora Center:
Center-channel loudspeaker 2 Grilles Rubber foot 4 Self-adhesive rubber pads User manual
For more information about how to setup, use and maintain the Focal Chora Center, use the direct link below to download the official manual document:
Download User Manual for Focal Chora Center
Here is a link to download the official brochure for the Focal Chora Center speaker:
Official Brochure for Focal Chora Center
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the Focal Chora Center speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for Focal Chora Center
5 Years of parts warranty and 5 Years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.