This is probably the most affordable way to get into the “Focal” berrylium tweeter sound. The Signature C1 center speaker you see here is their 3rd version which also happens to spot the use of a berrylium tweeter (they call it the P-Be – for pure berrylium). Its a four driver, 3-way speaker design that is housed in a not to large cabinet – 17″ x 7 ” x 9″ (whd) but weighs a lot more than its size suggest – 25lbs. So this is good for the home theater setup that requires a smallish to medium size center speaker but want a full scale sound. Which this center speaker does with impressive result.
The center speaker has a frequency range of 58Hz to 20 KHz. Sensitivity is 88dB with a nominal impedance of 8 ohms. Recommended power from an amp is 15W or more. Sound from this speaker is truly impressive for its lateral and vertical scale. It easily “matched” itself with our 60″ TV screen without breaking a sweat. Vocals were tightly focused and bass was fast and sharp.
Cosmetically, the speaker is in very nice shape. A few small scuff marks here and there (see pictures) and a small “stain” on the grille cover but no holes or tears. Speaker will be securely packed for safe shipping.