Focal replaces Chorus range with new 'affordable' Chora speakers

Focal replaces Chorus range with new 'affordable' Chora speakers
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The definition of 'affordable' in hi-fi terms may vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, but in the case of French speaker company Focal it means from £599.

That's the price of the new Focal Chora 806 bookshelf speakers, part of a three-strong range that replaces the Chorus models in Focal's line-up. They're joined by the £1099 Chora 816 and £1299 Chora 826 floorstanders. Optional stands for the 806s cost £199 a pair.

The midrange and bass speaker drivers in the Chora loudspeakers are made of an all-new cone material, Slatefiber, designed and manufactured by Focal in France. It combines thermoplastic polymer with non-woven recycled carbon fibres that achieve "even greater damping, rigidity and lightness", the company claims.

Treble frequencies are handled by a TNF aluminium/magnesium tweeter.

Chora loudspeakers are available in black, light wood and dark wood finishes. Further home cinema models will be added to the range in 2020.


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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.