Focal added three new models to its recently launched Chora range, including its first Dolby Atmos designs at CES. The Chora 826-D, Chora Center and Chora Surround combine design, technology and performance for a home cinema experience, while the new Sub 600p subwoofer completes the launch line-up.
Chora 826-D is the new reference product for the range. For the first time, Focal has incorporated Dolby Atmos technology in a floorstanding loudspeaker: a speaker driver installed above the loudspeaker directs the sound towards the ceiling at a carefully calculated angle, so that the audio signal is reflected around the entire room.
With the Chora Center – available with an optional stand, but also at home on an AV unit – voices and dialogues are reproduced with clarity and precision. Chora Surround, which can be easily wall-mounted, is ideal for rear- and side-channel action. Rounding the new models off is the 600-watt Sub 600P, a 600-watt subwoofer.
All Chora loudspeakers incorporate speaker drivers with a Slatefiber cone. Designed and made in France in Focal’s workshops, this composite cone combines thermoplastic polymer with recycled non-woven carbon fibres.
This Slatefiber technology is combined with the Aluminium/Magnesium TNF tweeter, another exclusive technology included in the range to provide silky trebles and increasingly optimised sound spatialisation. The Sub 600P, meanwhile, features a Polyflex cone, heavier and more rigid to offer bass with impact.
Chora loudspeakers offer modern shapes and finishes (Black, Light Wood and Dark Wood), complemented by the slate effect of their Slatefiber cones, that suit contemporary homes.
Suggested retail pricing is TBC but will fit with the positioning of the wider Chora range, which launched last year and is available now from £600-£1299.
If you are visiting CES and would like a hands-on demo, Focal has the system set up in its suite at the Mirage (Tower A / Suite 11) – please contact Clare Newsome +44 7714 790559 to arrange a demonstration. The new Focal Chora range is also being used by Dolby to demonstrate Atmos in its suite in the Wynn.