Surround Sound Speaker Systems
- Written by Chris Eberle
- Published on 05 October 2009
Many loudspeakers today are marketed more for their ability to blend into a space or make an aesthetic statement than to provide high performance.Â Since they are the most visible AV component after the television, sizes and styles vary as much as colors of the rainbow.Â With many lifestyle products come compromises in audio quality; not so with the Focal Dome system.Â Focal has created a compact, stylish loudspeaker that compromises far less than competing products.Â And they have done so at an attractive price point.
Focal is a French manufacturer well-known for high-end no-compromise designs.Â They have product lines for the home, professional studio and even your car.Â With a successful history of high-quality full-sized loudspeakers it was only natural for them to design a lifestyle product.Â Their goal was to create a speaker that could be easily integrated into existing room designs with a small internal volume and tabletop, stand or wall mount options.
High performance was included in the list of goals.Â As you can see by the specs, the Domes achieve some pretty impressive numbers while being very small and easy to merge with modern dÃ©cor without attracting attention to themselves.Â Those numbers translated into excellent sound as youâ€™ll see later.
The photos below show the available colors for both lacquer finish and grill cloth.
- Design: Two-way, Sealed Enclosure
- Drivers: One 1" Aluminum-Magnesium Dome Tweeter, One 5" Polyglass Mid-bass
- MFR: 80 Hz - 28 kHz,Â Â± 3 dB
- Sensitivity: 88 dB/2.83V/M
- Nominal Impedance: 8 Ohms (4 Ohms Minimum)
- Crossover Frequency: 2.5 kHz
- Recommended Amplifier Power: 25-100 Watts
- Dimensions: 6.75" H x 5.7" W x 5.6" D
- Weight: 4.2 Pounds/each
- Design: Down-firing, Ported
- Driver: 8" Polymer
- Amplifier: 100 Watts RMS
- MFR: 42 Hz - 200 Hz,Â Â± 3 dB
- Low Frequency Extension (-6dB): 35 Hz
- Variable Crossover: 50 Hz - 200 Hz
- Phase: 0Â°/180Â°
- Auto Power-On
- LFE Input
- Dimensions: 15.75" HÂ x 10.9" W x 10.9" D
- Weight: 22.2 Pounds
- System MSRP: $2,595 USA
- Focal (Distributed in USA by Audio Plus Services)
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