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jblaze
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Which speaker for my room? Focal Chorus 807V or 836V

Hi,
I'm new to this thread but I am not stranger to the Focal brand. I have been looking at the chorus line but am not sure which model to get.
I am moving into a new place and the dimensions of my room will be 10x13, and have two roommates. I am a bass head so
I'm leaning towards 836V floorstanding speakers, but still I'm concerned that this may be overwhelming for such a small space. Because of this concern I am considering the 807V bookshelf, but I'm afraid I won't get enough bass from them.

I will use these speaker for 80%music, 20%movies.

I do not have any focal dealers close to me since I moved so I am throwing this out there.

Hope someone can offer some input and any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks!

Jblaze

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Re: Which speaker for my room? Focal Chorus 807V or 836V

Hi jblaze, I'm not familiar with the Focals, tho' they're highly touted in some circles. I did have experience with a small room of similar dimensions. I had a pair of Wharfedale Diamond 7.2's bookshelf speakers- on stands. Because they were rear ported, bass could be reinforced considerably by moving them closer to the walls/corners of the room. They were capable of stupid bass (in both senses of the word) for such small speakers, but I moved them into the room for better balance. Too large speakers are usually not recommended in such small rooms, but are nice to have if you move to larger digs. So if you like lots of bass, you could look for a pair of rear-ported jobs (the Wharfs are usually available on eBay for cheap and are quite tuneful- and loud)or consider a small subwoofer (but they take up floor space, too) with the smaller Focals. Good luck.

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Re: Which speaker for my room? Focal Chorus 807V or 836V

Thanks rvance, I appreciate your input in giving me some perspective. Hearing your story really makes me lean towards the bookshelf speakers. I think I will consider a subwoofer....Thanks for the info!

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