Focal Vestia Center is a 2-way Passive Bass Reflex 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 58-30k Hz and a sensitivity of 91.5 dB. Focal Vestia Center has an MSRP of 699$.
What size of room is the Focal Vestia Center speaker good for?
The size of the room in which you are planning to use the Focal Vestia Center 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||Average|
(* 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 Vestia Series?
Vestia Center is a member of Focal's Vestia series of Passive speakers. Below you can see the main specs of these speakers.
Focal Vestia Series Speakers
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What is the Frequency Response of the Focal Vestia Center speaker?
Focal Vestia Center has a Frequency response range of 58-30k Hz at ±3dB (50Hz (-6dB)) and Power Range of 40-200 watts.
Here we have a comparison of how Vestia 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 Vestia Center?
The Crossover frequency of the Vestia Center is set to 2700Hz. 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 Vestia Center? Is it an easy-to-drive speaker?
Focal Vestia Center's nominal impedance level is 8 ohms
but can go down to as low as 3.6 ohms
, and has a sensitivity of 91.5 dB
Center Channel Speakers
8 Ohms is pretty much the standard nominal impedance amongst stereo speakers and amplifiers so Focal Vestia Center is not considered a difficult to drive speaker from nominal Impedance perspective.
92dB of Focal Vestia Center is considered a high sensitivity compared to average stereo speaker which makes Vestia 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 Vestia Center will be a good choice.
Minimum Impedance of Focal Vestia Center
Even though the nominal impedance of the Vestia Center is 8 ohms, the minimum impedance level of this speaker according to Focal is 3.6 ohms Focal Vestia 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 Vestia Center:
Vestia Center features type connectors. Bi-amping and Bi-wiring are not possible.
Focal Vestia Center External Dimensions and Weight
Focal Vestia Center has external dimensions of (Height x Width x Depth) 8-1/2-inch x 21-1/8-inch x 10-1/4-inch (216.0 x 537.0 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 Vestia Center is approximately 1401.6cm2 / 217.2inch2.
The Focal Vestia Center weighs 10.00kg / 22lbs per piece. Here is a comparison of how Vestia 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 Vestia Center has a Bass Reflex
type cabinet and a MDF 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 Vestia Center 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 Vestia Center is available in Black High Gloss, Dark Wood and Light Wood.
Focal sells a dedicated speaker stand for the Vestia Center with a model name Vestia Center Stand
. You can check the latest price and availability of these stands at B&H PHOTO
Does the Focal Vestia Center come with a Grille?
Vestia Center comes with magnetic grilles. 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 Vestia 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 Vestia Center, use the direct link below to download the official manual document:
Download User Manual for Focal Vestia Center
Here is a link to download the official brochure for the Focal Vestia Center speaker:
Official Brochure for Focal Vestia Center
Official Product Page
Official manufacturer's product page for the Focal Vestia Center speaker can be found below:
Official Product Page for Focal Vestia Center