Focal Chora 816

  • Type: 2.5-way bass-reflex floor standing loudspeaker
  • Woofer: 61/2″ (16.5cm) Slatefiber
  • Midbass: 61/2″ (16.5cm) Slatefiber
  • Tweeter: 1″ (25mm) TNF Al/Mg inverted dome tweeter
  • Sensitivity (2,83V/1m): 89.5dB
  • Frequency response (±3dB): 50Hz-28kHz
  • Low frequency point (-6dB): 45Hz
  • Nominal impedance: 8Ω
  • Minimum impedance: 4Ω
  • Recommended amplifier power: 40/200W
  • Crossover frequency: 270Hz – 2700Hz
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 409/32×117/8×159/32″ (102.3×30.3×38.8cm)
  • Net weight (unit with grille): 40.8lbs (18.5kg)
  • Packaging dimensions(HxWxD): 431/4×133/8×187/8″ (110x34x48cm)
  • Net weight (with packaging): 45.2lbs (20.5kg)
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The Focal Chora 816 model is a 2.5-way bass-reflex floor standing loudspeaker. Both the woofer and midrange/bass speakers feature the Slatefiber cone.  As a result, they work in perfect harmony for a voluptuous sound reproduction and a perfect bass impact. The sound finds its full dimension in your listening room. It has a dynamic midrange and remarkable power handling. The loudspeaker has a front port to reduce distortion. Thanks to the tilt of the loudspeaker stand, Time Alignment provides a soundstage focused on the listener.

The TNF Aluminum/Magnesium Tweeter SOFT AND PRECISE TREBLE

The surround linking the dome to its stand uses a memory foam material called Poron.  The Focal Chora 816 uses the famous Beryllium tweeter from the Utopia to derive the tweeter surround.  As a result, distortion is reduced by a third between 2,000Hz and 3,000Hz, the ear’s high-sensitivity range. Consequently, the spatialization and very low directionality of the inverted dome allow silky trebles to be heard from any point in your listening room.


The Focal Chora 816 uses Slatefiber technology. So, this material, exclusive to Focal, uses recycled, non-woven carbon fibers applied as a sandwich between two layers of thermoplastic polymer. In their quest for perfection, Focal engineers have opted to use non-woven carbon fibers.  They all point in the same direction.  As a result, this  achieves even greater rigidity and better damping.


The Focal Chora 816 offers a modern design. Subsequently, the slate color of the Slatefiber cone adds a final refined, authentic touch.


Chora is available in three finishes: Black, Light Wood and Dark Wood. On-trend colors that blend into different interiors and lend them a unique aesthetic signature.  Moreover, your beautiful sound can blend into your decor.

The Focal Chora 816 is well suited for Home Cinema listening.  It blends seamlessly into rooms up to 323 ft² (30 m²). So, pricing is per pair.

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