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Need advise on Rear Speakers for Focal HT setup

Wharfedale EVO4.4 Speaker

Vijay_s

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My current HT setup is 3.1 and planning to expand it to 5.1.
Current Usage : 50% Music, 30% regular TV watching & 20% Movies & PS3 games

Last few weeks I was doing some research on timbre-matching of the speakers in HT system . Many of the home theater forums have 50% opinion favoring timbre matching doesn't matter for the rear/surround speakers.

Focal catalog recommends 806V as rear speaker, 806V is a regular bookshelf speaker with a price tag of 53K.

Logically 53K for rear speakers is not convincing. I even thought about focal 706 with same specification as 806V, that too cost 39K.

Can someone suggest me whether I should go ahead with focal recommendation of should go for an alternate? If it is OK to go ahead with Alternate recommend speakers matching above specification and in 30K range.

Technical Specification of current speakers

Front L/R - Focal chorus 816 V

Frequency response (+or-3dB) 47Hz - 28kHz
Low frequency point 39Hz
Sensitivity (2,83 V/1 m) 91.5dB
Nominal impedance 8 Ohms
Minimum impedance 4.3 Ohms
Crossover frequency 300Hz / 3 000Hz
Recommended amplifier power 40 - 200W

Central Speaker - Focal CC 800V
Frequency response (+or-3dB) 57Hz - 28kHz
Low frequency point 50Hz
Sensitivity (2,83 V/1 m) 91dB
Nominal impedance 8 Ohms
Minimum impedance 4 Ohms
Crossover frequency 3 000Hz
Recommended amplifier power 25 - 200W

Focal Recommended Rear speaker 806V
Frequency response (+or-3dB) 55Hz - 28kHz
Low frequency point 47Hz
Sensitivity (2,83 V/1 m) 90dB
Nominal impedance 8 Ohms
Minimum impedance 3.6 Ohms
Crossover frequency 3 000Hz
Recommended amplifier power 25 - 120W
 

aashish351

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I have focal ceiling speakers from the 706v range installed in damped wooden boxes mounted on the wall. 8k a piece + 1k for the box. Works perfect! Match very well with my Dali front and center.

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srinisundar

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Srini, I checked the specification of DFS,

NOMINAL IMPEDANCE 6 ohm
SENSITIVITY 86 dB

Does it match?
We should see whether it matched with AVR Receiver. My setup is Marantz 70002 / Floor standers : Jamo / Surround : Wharf DFS / Centre : Epos M8i Everything is perfect.

Your center channel is also focal ? It also plays an important role in HT for voice clarity.
 

Vijay_s

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We should see whether it matched with AVR Receiver. My setup is Marantz 70002 / Floor standers : Jamo / Surround : Wharf DFS / Centre : Epos M8i Everything is perfect.

Your center channel is also focal ? It also plays an important role in HT for voice clarity.
Yes, Centre channel also focal as I mentioned in first thread. AVR is Denon 3312.
 
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