Focal Theva 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 59-28kHz and a sensitivity of 91 dB. Focal Theva Center has an MSRP of 649$.
What size of room is the Focal Theva Center speaker good for?
The size of the room in which you are planning to use the Focal Theva Center is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various sizes of environments considering its size and max power parameters:
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(* 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 Theva Series?
Theva Center is a member of Focal's Theva series of Passive speakers. Below you can see the main specs of these speakers.
Focal Theva Series Speakers
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What is the Frequency Response of the Focal Theva Center speaker?
Focal Theva Center has a Frequency response range of 59-28kHz at ±3dB and Power Range of 40-200 watts.
Here we have a comparison of how Theva Center's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
Center Channel Speakers
Center Channel Speakers
What is the Crossover frequency of Focal Theva Center?
The Crossover frequency of the Theva Center is set to 2100 Hz. 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 Theva Center? Is it an easy-to-drive speaker?
Focal Theva 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 Theva Center is not considered a difficult to drive speaker from nominal Impedance perspective.
91dB of Focal Theva Center is considered a high sensitivity compared to average stereo speaker which makes Theva 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 Theva Center will be a good choice.
Minimum Impedance of Focal Theva Center
Even though the nominal impedance of the Theva Center is 8 ohms, the minimum impedance level of this speaker according to Focal is 3.8 ohms Focal Theva Center 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 Theva Center:
Theva Center has Binding post type connectors and lets bi-amping/bi-wiring. Bi-wiring can provide improvements in the overall transparency of your loudspeakers by running separate speaker wires to the low & high frequency drivers from a single amplifier. Bi-amping allows the use of separate amplifiers for the high & low frequency drivers of your loudspeaker which may result in greater dynamic range & lower distortion.
Focal Theva Center External Dimensions and Weight
Focal Theva Center has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 81/4 x 207/8 x 10 (210.0 x 531.0 x 254.0mm ).
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 Theva Center is approximately 1348.7cm2 / 209.0inch2.
The Focal Theva Center weighs 10.00kg / 22lbs per piece. Here is a comparison of how Theva Center's weight compares with the average, max and min weights in its class.
All Center Channel Speakers
Center Channel Speakers under $750
Cabinet type and Materials
Focal Theva 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 Theva Center is available in Black High Gloss, Dark Wood and Light Wood.
Does the Focal Theva Center come with a Grille?
Theva Center 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 Theva Center is magnetic type, it is very easy to put it on and off.
For more information about how to setup, use and maintain the Focal Theva Center, use the direct link below to download the official manual document:
Download User Manual for Focal Theva Center
Here is a link to download the official brochure for the Focal Theva Center speaker:
Official Brochure for Focal Theva Center
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the Focal Theva Center speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for Focal Theva Center
5 Years of parts warranty and 5 Years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.