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Focal Chorus 705 V

Focal Chorus 705 V
alaScore 84

17 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of Focal Chorus 705 V. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Speakers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Speakers the Focal Chorus 705 V is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Focal Chorus 705V review


In terms of show-room and living-room appeal, the Focals are up there with the best.

Interesting looks ; expressive, widescreen sound

Can occasionally sound over-cautious

A grown-up, well-realised listen from a grown-up, well-realised product. But a little more vim wouldn’t go amiss every now and then

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : staff (

Focal Chorus 705V review


Small but unusually formed, with a notably classy tweeter

Smooth and unruffled sound

Limited bass weight and dynamic tension

Works well close to a wall, and has a superior quality tweeter, but there are some down-sides

May, 2007

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Focal Chorus 705V


Focal is France's leading hi-fi speaker manufacturer, and if the name isn't immediately familiar, that's because its complete loudspeaker systems were called JMLab up until 2004.

Smooth and unruffled sound

Limited bass weight and dynamic tension

Works well close to a wall, and has a superior quality tweeter, but there are some down-sides

May, 2007

Consumer review (

Focal Chorus 705


For $400 Canadian, the JMLab Chorus 705 is a bookshelf speaker that's worth your auditioning time.I auditioned quite a number of speakers to go with my system (NAD C350 integrated amp, Sony DVD player), and the little 705's ended up at the top of the...

Treble/high frequencies are detailed, clear and without harshness or sibilance. Smooth mids. Rich upper bass (also a potential weakness). Enough bass reach for adequately imparting the musical message with most music

No deep bass (-6dB cutoff is about 60 Hz). Resonance can be a problem in lower mids/upper bass with a few recordings -- can be ameliorated with good placement. Soundstage not as wide as with some speakers, but still very good

Jan, 2003

Consumer review (

Focal Chorus 705


The first impression out of box is too bright. Big dissapointment. Period. Although in showroom it sounded pretty good. Manual suggest to age good 100 hours. I did not play any special breakin CDs and just listen.After about 6 month later, I started...

open midrange, sparkling high after fully broken in. easy driving

too long break in, little shallow depth, too sensitive speaker placement

Sep, 2002

Product Specifications


Amplifier output power:100
Recommended amplifier power (max):100
Recommended amplifier power (min):25


Crossover frequency:3000
Frequency range:65 - 28000
RMS rated power:100 / 65


Color of product:Black / Walnut / Wood
Housing material:Wood

Energy Management

Power source type:AC


Amplifier:Built-In / No
Audio output channels:1.0 / 2.0
Mid-range driver diameter:5.51
Mid-range driver diameter (imperial):5
Mid-range driver size:5
Number of drivers:2
Number of mid-range drivers:1
Number of Speakers:1 / 2
Number of tweeter drivers:1
Recommended usage:Other / Speaker set unit
Speaker enclosure:Reflex
Speaker placement:Floor, Tabletop/bookshelf, Wall-mountable / Tabletop/bookshelf, Wall-mountable
Speaker type:2-Way
Tweeter: Yes
Tweeter diameter:1
Tweeter Size:1
Woofer: No

Other Features

Audio output channels:2.0
Depth (imperial):9.75
Dimensions (W x D x H):7.56 x 9.75 x 12.4
Dimensions (W x D x H) (imperial):7.56 x 9.75 x 12.4
Dimensions (WxDxH):7.56 x 9.76 x 12.4
Height (imperial):12.4
Weight (imperial):12.5
Width (imperial):7.56

Packaging Content

Quick installation guide: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes


Bass reflex: Yes
Equalizer: No

Ports & interfaces

AC (power) in: Yes
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Speaker interface type:Terminal
Wireless technologies:Wired


Power source type:AC

Weight & Dimensions