Focal Chora 806 is a 2-way Passive Bass Reflex Bookshelf speaker by Focal. It features a 1" inverted dome Tweeter and 1 x 6.5" Slatefiber Woofer. The speaker has a frequency range of 55-28k Hz and a sensitivity of 89 dB.
What size of room is the Focal Chora 806 speaker good for?
The size of the room in which you are planning to use the Focal Chora 806 is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various sizes of environments considering its size and max power parameters:
|Very Large Room
(* Approximate Room sizes: Small < 100sq. ft / 9 m2, Mid-size: 100-220 sq. ft / 9-20 m2, Large 220-400 sq. ft / 20-36 m2, Very Large: > 400 sq. ft / 36 m2.
Average Floor Height: 9" / 2.7m. Typical room sizes differ from country to country, and the actual listening experience changes depending on floor height, room shape, surface materials, listening position, speaker locations, etc.)
What are the speakers in Focal's Chora Series?
Chora 806 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 806 speaker?
Focal Chora 806 has a Frequency response range of 55-28k Hz at ±3dB and Power Range of 25 - 120 watts. At a minimum frequency of 58 Hz, Chora 806 will provide an average bass depth so depending on your use case, you may consider supplementing your system with a subwoofer.
Visit our Powered Subwoofers section to find out more about the available subwoofer options.
Here we have a comparison of how Chora 806's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
What is the Crossover frequency of Focal Chora 806?
The Crossover frequency of the Chora 806 is set to 3000Hz. 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 are the Impedance and Sensitivity of the Focal Chora 806? Is it an easy-to-drive speaker?
Focal Chora 806's nominal impedance level is 8 ohms
but can go down to as low as 4.6 ohms
, and has a sensitivity of 89 dB
8 Ohms is pretty much the standard nominal impedance amongst stereo speakers and amplifiers so Focal Chora 806 is not considered a difficult to drive speaker from nominal Impedance perspective.
89dB of Focal Chora 806 is an average sensitivity for stereo speaker so it is neither easy nor difficult to drive Sensitivity wise.
Minimum Impedance of Focal Chora 806
Even though the nominal impedance of the Chora 806 is 8 ohms, the minimum impedance level of this speaker according to Focal is 4.6 ohms Focal Chora 806 so while choosing an amplifier, you should ideally check if the unit you are considering can provide this impedance level.
Check the amplifiers that are in a similar price range to the Focal Chora 806:
Chora 806 features Binding post type connectors. Bi-amping and Bi-wiring are not possible.
Focal Chora 806 External Dimensions and Weight
Focal Chora 806 has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 17 x 8.25 x 10.7inch (431.0 x 210.0 x 270.0mm ).
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 806 is approximately 567.0cm2 / 87.9inch2.
To get a better perspective on the real life size of Focal Chora 806, let's compare it with a standard size Compact Disc which has a diameter of 4.7inch (120mm).
Here we place the Focal Chora 806 virtually next to a standard width amplifier and turntable on a BDI Octave Media Cabinet to get a better idea about the size.
The Focal Chora 806 weighs 7.35kg / 16.2lbs per piece. Here is a comparison of how Chora 806's weight compares with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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How does the Focal Chora 806 compare to the Focal Aria 906?
One of the natural alternative to the Focal Chora 806 is the Aria 906 which is located one step higher in Focal's Passive Bookshelf selection.
Here is a scaled size comparison of these two speakers to give you an idea how their external dimensions compare:
Check the Detailed Comparison of Focal Chora 806 vs Aria 906 for more details.
Cabinet type and Materials
Focal Chora 806 has a Bass Reflex
type cabinet and a Lacquer/Leatherette finish. Bass Reflex type loudspeakers (aka Ported, Vented or Reflex Port) have enclosures that uses a port, hole or vent cut into the cabinet. Ported designs are generally more efficient than the Sealed designs.
Focal Chora 806 comes with 8 Self-adhesive rubber pads
which you can use to secure your loudspeaker on the surface that you are putting on. 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 806 is a rear-firing port speaker so you have to make sure you leave enough space between the back of the speaker and wall or bookshelf so that it has room to breathe.
Focal Chora 806 is available in Black, Dark wood and Light wood.
Chora 806 doesn't sport any built-in mounting bracket, so you need an external structure to mount it on walls.
Does the Focal Chora 806 come with a Grille?
Chora 806 comes with magnetic grilles in black color choices. The purpose of the grille is to protect the delicate driver elements from external impacts while still allowing the sound to pass as clearly as possible. Since the included grille of the Chora 806 is magnetic type, it is very easy to put it on and off.
What's in the Box of Focal Chora 806?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of Chora 806:
2 Bookshelf loudspeakers 2 Grilles 8 Self-adhesive rubber pads User manual
Here is a list of accessories that we think you may need for the Focal Chora 806.
- Speaker Cable and Connectors
- Vibration Isolators: IsoAcoustics isolators more affordable options too.
- Acoustic Panels and Treatments: Your room is as important as your stereo equipment so acoustic treatments goes a long way in improving the overall performance.
- Speaker Stands: Stands bring your bookshelf speakers to ideal height (rule of thumb is to have the tweeter level with your ear in your listening position), helps stability and acoustical isolation.
For more information about how to setup, use and maintain the Focal Chora 806, use the direct link below to download the official manual document:
Download User Manual for Focal Chora 806
Here is a link to download the official brochure for the Focal Chora 806 speaker:
Official Brochure for Focal Chora 806
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the Focal Chora 806 speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for Focal Chora 806
5 of parts warranty and 5 of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.