The CC1008 Be is the center speaker in the award winning Electra series from Focal. The success of the series has largely been spearheaded by its 1028 Be and 1038 Be floor speakers so if you have one of these or any other speakers and want to build a home theater setup, the CC1008 Be is as good as any center speaker under $4,000 MSRP that you can proudly add to your system. As a three way design, it has two 6.5″ woofers and a 3″ mid-driver that uses its 3rd generation “W” cone drivers. The highs are produced by their infamous Beryllium tweeter which has an incredible dynamic range of 2KHz to 40KHz. Low frequency extends down to 55Hz. Nominal impedance is 8 ohm with a sensitivity of 91dB. The speaker does demand a good dose of wattage to really put forth its presence as a center speaker so try to give you 100W or more. We had 150W running through it and it made a big difference. The center stage was robust with a large midrange presence. Bass was more thunderous with the increased wattage and the highs less edgy and smoother. The CC1008 Be will probably overwhelm less dynamic sounding left and right speakers so before you run out and get this, make sure you have equally capable stereo speakers to pair it with.
Speaker is 24″ wide, 9.25″ tall and 13.75″ deep and weighs approx 42lbs. Cosmetically, the speaker look really good. Minor scuff marks here and there but nothing major. Speaker will be securely packed for safe shipping.