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Focal Chora 816 Speaker Review

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    Votes: 99 32.4%

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Here are my charts pulled from audyssey. The top is before I moved the speaker by 5cm.

Interesting the subwoofer dip in 30-40hz is also improved.
 

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I got from almost 3 years the bookshelf version of this (806). Yesterday I discover an strange behavior: Just cleaning the hifi rack with some music on, the soundstage sound amazing almost between speakers, about 0.5m in front of speakers, in the middle of them.
The distance between speakers is about 3m, and listening position is about 3m from the speakers, with toe-in aimed to that position.
I tried with a lot less of toe-in after this event, and soundstage get a lot better (besides I was OK before). This is what I most love of this speakers, the 3D soundstage and the ability to "dissapear" in the room. Some friends think that there is a center channel in the back of the TV.
 
Maybe someone will know: if you look at the estimated in room response and you want to crossover the sub without a hi pass filter on the speakers. What would crossover would you set (low pass filter on subwoofer only).
 
Maybe someone will know: if you look at the estimated in room response and you want to crossover the sub without a hi pass filter on the speakers. What would crossover would you set (low pass filter on subwoofer only).
best to try different ones, but i guess ~40Hz high-pass (woofer starts to roll off above 40Hz),
low-pass is for mains i believe (mains start to roll off below that frequency)
 
best to try different ones, but i guess ~40Hz high-pass (woofer starts to roll off above 40Hz),
low-pass is for mains i believe (mains start to roll off below that frequency)
[Edit]
low-pass is for sub (sub starts to roll off above given frequency)
high-pass is for main (mains start to roll off below given frequency)
 
I want these. My Q350's cones are coming apart. I have a few full-sized towers, but no room for them in my, umm...bedroom/office.

I can toss the Q350s after a short 7.5 years. Maybe I can lose the dual subs in here too. Two subs do make nice speaker stands, but the beauty of towers is partly that no stands are required.

Tempting. I could amp them with a Nord NC252, which should hit the sweet spot.
 
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