Focal Theva No1 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 58-28kHz and a sensitivity of 89 dB. Focal Theva No1 has an MSRP of 998$ per pair.
What size of room is the Focal Theva No1 speaker good for?
The size of the room in which you are planning to use the Focal Theva No1 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 No1 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 No1 speaker?
Focal Theva No1 has a Frequency response range of 58-28kHz at ±3dB and Power Range of 25-120 watts. At a minimum frequency of 58 Hz, Theva No1 will provide an average bass depth so depending on your use case, you may consider supplementing your system with a subwoofer.
To focus on the subwoofers that are in a similar price range with Focal Theva No1, check out the Powered Subwoofers under $1000. Alternatively, find the Full list of Powered Subwoofers regardless of the price.
Here we have a comparison of how Theva No1's Low and High frequency values compare with the average, max and min Low and High frequency values in its class.
Among the speakers in our database with a max MSRP price of 1000$ (Pair), these are the 3 Passive Bookshelf speakers that have the deeper bass levels than the Focal Theva No1's 58Hz:
What is the Crossover frequency of Focal Theva No1?
The Crossover frequency of the Theva No1 is set to 3000 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 No1? Is it an easy-to-drive speaker?
Focal Theva No1'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 Theva No1 is not considered a difficult to drive speaker from nominal Impedance perspective.
89dB of Focal Theva No1 is an average sensitivity for stereo speaker so it is neither easy nor difficult to drive Sensitivity wise.
Minimum Impedance of Focal Theva No1
Even though the nominal impedance of the Theva No1 is 8 ohms, the minimum impedance level of this speaker according to Focal is 4.6 ohms Focal Theva No1 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 No1:
Theva No1 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 No1 External Dimensions and Weight
Focal Theva No1 has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 153/8 x 83/8 x 101/4 (391.0 x 213.0 x 261.0mm ).
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 No1 is approximately 555.9cm2 / 86.2inch2.
The Focal Theva No1 weighs 6.82kg / 15lbs per piece. Here is a comparison of how Theva No1's weight compares with the average, max and min weights in its class.
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Cabinet type and Materials
Focal Theva No1 has a Bass Reflex
type cabinet. 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 Theva No1 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 Theva No1 is available in Black High Gloss, Dark Wood and Light Wood.
Theva No1 doesn't sport any built-in mounting bracket, so you need an external structure to mount it on walls.
Does the Focal Theva No1 come with a Grille?
Theva No1 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 No1 is magnetic type, it is very easy to put it on and off.
Here is a list of accessories that we think you may need for the Focal Theva No1.
- Speaker Cable and Connectors
- Vibration Isolators: IsoAcoustics isolatorsmore 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 Theva No1, use the direct link below to download the official manual document:
Download User Manual for Focal Theva No1
Here is a link to download the official brochure for the Focal Theva No1 speaker:
Official Brochure for Focal Theva No1
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the Focal Theva No1 speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for Focal Theva No1
5 Years of parts warranty and 5 Years of labor warranty is generally provided by the manufacturer.