Focal Chora 826-D Dolby Atmos® enabled floor-standing speaker (each)
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4-WAY FLOORSTANDING LOUDSPEAKER
Chora 826-D is a loudspeaker equipped with a specific speaker driver that reproduces Dolby Atmos® effects: for ultra-realistic 3D soundtracks and total immersion in the films you watch. Positioned on the top of the loudspeaker, this full-range speaker driver directs the sound towards the ceiling to reflect it back to the listener. Action scenes in the air, pouring rain or a rolling thunder are all brought to life. At the same time, its directional baffle allows you to locate the sounds effects as though you had loudspeakers in the ceiling! Imagine a scene in a house: you hear conversations, but also the noise of cutlery, of footsteps… all of these spatialised in three dimensions as though you were actually there!
Combining French manufacturing and design, this product also incorporates exclusive Focal technologies, particularly the Slatefiber cone of the midrange and bass speaker drivers or the Aluminium/Magnesium TNF tweeter for greater treble clarity.
For example, combined with the Chora Surround and Chora Center speakers, or the Chora Center and Chora 806 speakers, Chora 826-D guarantees a sensational system.
A high-performance Dolby Atmos tower
Focal’s Chora Series speakers use innovative new drivers that are designed and made in-house for gorgeous, detailed sound. The 826-D floor-standing speaker is made specifically for high-performance Dolby Atmos/DTS:X™ home theater systems. It has front-firing drivers that project sound directly toward you, plus an additional up-firing driver that bounces the sound off your ceiling for enveloping overhead sound effects. (The upward-firing driver will connect to a dedicated overhead channel on your compatible home theater receiver.)
Focal’s latest woofer design
The secret ingredient of the new Chora speakers is the Slatefiber woofer, made of recycled carbon fibers. Carbon fibers are very rigid — important for any speaker cone material. But they go beyond rigidity. These cones are lighter, more responsive, and have better damping than the Polyglass woofers of the previous Chorus speakers.
The 826-D uses several Slatefiber drivers: a 6-1/2″ midrange, two 6-1/2″ bass drivers, plus a full-range upward-firing driver that consists of a 5-1/8″ Slatefiber cone and an aluminum/magnesium dome.
Trickle-down tweeter tech
For the Chora’s high frequencies, Focal chose their TNF inverted dome tweeter. This design is known for a wide soundstage that’s not seating-position critical. One new development in this iteration is the use of a material called Poron, which suspends the tweeter from its mount. This suspension is trickled down from the Beryllium drivers in Focal’s flagship Utopia speakers. Think of it as memory foam. By maintaining its shape as the driver moves, it significantly reduces distortion for clearer sound.
Gorgeous lean-back cabinet
Time alignment is a fancy way of saying that the sound from each front-firing driver should hit your ears at the same time. That’s why the 826-D’s cabinet is angled, for sound that’s accurate and locked in. The speaker is available in three beautiful finishes that will make a statement before you even turn on your amp.
Features & Specifications
- 1″ TNF aluminum/magnesium inverted dome tweeter
- 6-1/2″ Slatefiber midrange woofer
- dual 6-1/2″ Slatefiber bass woofers
- upward-firing full-range driver for overhead effects
- 5-1/8″ Slatefiber cone with aluminum/magnesium dome
- bass reflex design (front-firing port)
- lean-back design ensures precise sound at the listening position
- front and top grilles included
- wood-veneer finish
- frequency response: 48-28,000 Hz (±3dB)
- nominal impedance: 8 ohms
- sensitivity: 91 dB
- recommended amplifier power: 40-250 watts
- separate binding post connectors for front-firing and upfiring drivers
- 12″W x 41-7/16″H x 15-7/8″D
- weight: 48.5 lbs.
- warranty: 5 years