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Focal Electra 1008 Be Rosewood runout special. $4999!

$7,999.00 $4,999.00

5.00 out of 5

The high end bookshelf speaker Electra 1008 Be embodies Focal’s know-how in terms of high-end compact loudspeakers. Added to the essential qualities of the 1007 Be stereo speakers, a more spacious and natural sound image, improved definition and more precise bass. The high power-handling enables it to work in rooms of big dimensions. (Stands not included)

 

Type:         2-way vented bookshelf loudspeaker
Drivers:     6 1/2″ (165mm) “W” cone midbass
1 1/4″ (27mm) pure Beryllium IAL inverted
dome tweeter
Frequency response:      (+/-3dB) 46Hz – 40kHz
Low frequency point:       (-6dB) 41Hz
Sensitivity:                       (2.83V/1m) 89dB
Nominal impedance:       8Ω
Minimum impedance:      3.9Ω
Crossover frequency:      2200Hz
Recommended amplifier power:      25 – 150W
Dimensions (HxWxD):     15 3/16×10 3/8×13 3/4″
(385x264x350mm)
Net weight:                      33lb (15kg)

1 review for Focal Electra 1008 Be Rosewood runout special. $4999!


  1. Sound Haus
    5 out of 5

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    Conclusions

    No speaker I’ve reviewed in the past year has impressed me more than Focal’s Electra 1008 Be 2. It performs well in so many areas, but it is its precision, fullness, and clarity that launch it into that special class of speakers that nearly touch the high point of the price/performance curve. At the beginning of this review I questioned whether changes in speaker design occur gradually and consistently or in bursts. Even after hearing the 1008 Be 2’s newest-generation beryllium tweeter, I’m not sure that the use of this metal is an example of punctuated equilibrium in the evolution of loudspeaker design. Don’t get me wrong — the 1008 Be 2’s beryllium tweeter is as good as anything I’ve heard. But the speaker’s strength has nothing to do with one single part; rather, it’s the integration and implementation of all of its parts that resulted in the sound I heard. The Electra 1008 Be 2 is simply a well-executed loudspeaker whose designers obviously had very few restrictions on what they could do, and its sound reveals that. If you’re in the market for a reference bookshelf speaker, you’d be making a terrible oversight if you didn’t include the Electra 1008 Be 2 on your audition list. Highly recommended.

    . . . Philip Beaudette
    philipb@soundstagenetwork.com

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