This was one of two “grand master” center channel speaker from Focal. The other being the slightly more expensive Center Utopia BE (both have the Beryllium tweeters) which has a bigger 10″ woofer. This is a fairly large 3-way center channel speaker with an upward firing 8″ woofer, two 6.5″ front firing mid-woofer and a 1″ BE tweeter. Dimensions of the speaker are 27.5″ wide, 12″ height and 17.5″ depth. Frequency response is a fully adequate 45 Hz to 40 KHz that will put the movie soundtrack into “action” mode. Speaker is very easy to drive with a nominal impedance of 8 ohm and a sensitivity of 90 dB. But more power is always better and we drove it with 150W with great impact. Being that it has a top firing woofer, squeezing it into a cabinet cove is probably not ideal and a free standing stand or a recess area that has at least 10″ of space above the woofer is a better option.
Cosmetically, the speaker looks really good. There are a few tiny nicks/dings along the edges and corner but nothing major or really noticeable unless you look real close. We don’t have the original boxes but can securely pack it for safe shipping. The speaker weighs 86 lbs on its own so when fully packed, it will exceed 90 lbs. Local pickup from our store can be arranged.