Focal Dome 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker System Reviewed

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The Downside

Consider this nitpicking, but I would prefer the subwoofer to play a bit
deeper. I realize that designing a sub to blend with the four inch
mid-bass is no easy task and it has to be quick to keep up. Considering
the woofer's size, it is truly an over-achiever in output, and the
Focal engineers should be commended for working within some very
difficult size parameters. Perhaps adding an auto-EQ feature to the sub
would help but likely would add cost. Another out of the box idea would
be to offer a custom finish option like Fender does with Stratocasters.
This once again could easily double the cost of the speakers but you
could justify that for a truly special installation.

Conclusion
In my opinion the Focal Dome 5.1 system sets a new standard for micro speaker systems. It doesn't just sound great for a micro system, it sounds great compared to speakers that are larger and cost many times more. For the enthusiast who wants high-end performance but cherishes their floor space, the Focal system may be your dream come true. For home theater soundtracks - the Domes immerse the viewer in whatever they are watching with smooth, accurate and often powerful sound. In two-channel mode the Domes throw an amazing soundstage and sound as good with thrash metal as they do acoustic ballads. Wrap all of this performance in a package that looks like it should be on display in an art museum and you have the Focal Dome system. Needless to say I loved this speaker system. They are as much art as they are function and because of that, they lead their class. Don't buy a 5.1 sub-sat system without auditioning this Focal Dome system first.

Additional Resources

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HTR Product Rating for Focal Dome 5.1 Surround Sound Speaker System

Criteria Rating

Performance

4

Value

4.5

Overall

4.5

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