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Focal’s Theva Loudspeaker Lineup Replaces Chora Series And Remains Affordable

Focal’s entry-level Theva loudspeaker lineup starts at $998/pair and includes one bookshelf and three floorstanders along with center and surround speakers for home theater.

Focal Theva Loudspeakers 2023

Focal’s award-winning Chora loudspeakers have had quite the run and been one of our favorite affordable loudspeaker ranges for the past 3 years. When the French manufacturer introduced its new Vestia series, we wondered if that meant the end was near for the less expensive Chora models. Instead of losing that part of their range, Focal have introduced the new Theva loudspeakers that will be unveiled at Axpona (Audio Expo North America) from April 14th-16th which is being held in the Chicago suburbs.

Focal are not completely ditching every aspect of the Chora series and we think that will prove to be a wise move; the pricing is aimed at the same type of customer who is looking for a Focal system that won’t crush their bank account.

All of these products will be available at the growing list of Focal Powered By Naim locations that are scattered across North America, Europe, and Asia.

Six New Focal Theva Loudspeakers

Six Speakers

The six new speakers in the Theva lineup include:

  1. Theva N°1 (bookshelf speaker) – $998/pair
  2. Theva N°2 (floorstanding speaker) – $1798/pair
  3. Theva N°3 (floorstanding speaker) – $2398/pair
  4. Theva N°3-D (floorstanding speaker w/ built-in height module) – $2998/pair
  5. Theva Center (center channel) – $649 each
  6. Theva Surround (on-wall) – $649 each
Focal Theva No. 1 Bookshelf Speaker Lifestyle
Focal Theva N°1 in Light Wood

Core Features

The Focal Theva speakers are designed to be flexible for both music and home theater setups.

The Theva line incorporates a visually pleasing design that blends in with any decor.  

Focal is offering the following finish options for the Theva line: Black High Gloss, Dark Wood, or Light Wood. Added finish details include metallic rings that surround the drivers. A matching magnetically attachable grill is provided with each speaker for those that don’t like to have the cones exposed.

Focal Slatefiber Cone

Being specialists in loudspeaker driver construction, Focal has chosen to incorporate its Slatefiber cone in the Theva midrange and bass drivers. 

First used in the Focal Chora in 2019, the Slatefiber is made from recycled carbon fibers. This cone material was well received by the market and Focal has continued to update the technology since its initial launch. This has resulted in higher performance beyond its original capability and was adapted for the Alpha Evo studio monitors and made available for in-car kits via the Slatefiber line. 

Focal Theva No. 3 Height Speaker
Theva N°3-D includes a vertically firing angled driver for Dolby Atmos setups.

The Theva speaker line incorporates Focal’s Aluminum/Magnesium TNF inverted dome tweeter that also includes poron suspension to provide smooth treble response. 

Focal Theva Center Speaker Tilted Angle and Rear
Focal Theva Center
Focal Theva N°3-D Loudspeaker Front and Rear
Focal Theva N°3-D

For additional support, Theva loudspeakers (with the exception of the center and surround speakers) include a rear port for extended low-frequency bass response.

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The floorstanding speakers feature tilted stands for optimum time alignment, creating a soundstage focused more directly on the listener. Optional stands are available for the N°1 bookshelf loudspeaker.

Focal Theva N°1, N°2 and N°3 Loudspeakers

Theva Specifications

N°1N°2N°3N°3-DCenterSurround
MSRP$998/pair$1798/pair$2398/pair$2998/pair$649 each$649 each
DescriptionBookshelfFloorstandingFloorstanding FloorstandingCenter Surround Wall Mount
Speaker Type2-way Bass Reflex3-way Bass Reflex3-way Bass Reflex3-way Bass Reflex + 1-way closed for vertically firing angled driver2-way Closed Cabinet2-way Closed Cabinet
Woofer2 x 5″ (13cm) Slatefiber 2 x 6-1/2″ (16.5cm) Slatefiber 2 x 6-1/2″ (16.5cm) Slatefiber 
Mid-Bass/Midrange6-1/2” (16.5cm) Slatefiber5″ (13cm) Slatefiber 6-1/2″ (16.5cm) Slatefiber 6-1/2″ (16.5cm) Slatefiber 2x 6-1/2″ (16.5cm) Slatefiber 6-1/2″ (16.5cm) Slatefiber 
Tweeter1” (25mm) Inverted Dome TNF1″ (25mm) Inverted Dome TNF 1″ (25mm) Inverted dome TNF1″ (25mm) Inverted dome TNF tweeter1″ (25mm) Inverted dome TNF tweeter1″ (25mm) Inverted dome TNF tweeter
Full-Range5″ (13cm) vertical firing angled driver
Sensitivity (2.83V/1m)89bB90dB91dB91dB91dB89dB
Frequency Response (+/- 3dB)58Hz – 28kHz53 – 28kHz48Hz – 28kHz48Hz – 28kHz/100hz – 20kHz for vertical firing driver59Hz – 28kHz80Hz – 28kHz
Low-Frequency Cut-off49Hz44Hz39Hz39Hz/90Hz for vertically firing driver51Hz67Hz
Nominal Impedance8 ohms8 ohms8 ohms8 ohms/6 ohms for vertically firing driver8 ohms8 ohms
Minimum Impedance4.6 ohms2.9 ohms2.9 ohms2.9 ohms3.8 ohms4.5 ohms
Recommended Amp Power25 – 100W40 – 200W40 – 250W40 – 250W40 – 200W25 – 100W
Crossover Frequency3,000Hz280Hz/2,900Hz270Hz/2,700Hz270Hz/2,700Hz2,100Hz3,000Hz
Dimensions (HWD)15-3/8″ x 8-3/8″ x 10-1/4″
(39.2 x 21.2 x 26cm)
36-5/8″ x 7-1/2″ x 13-7/8″
(93.1 x 19.1 x 35.2cm)
39″ x 8-3/8″ x 15-1/4″
(98.9 x 21.2 x 38.8cm)
40-1/8″ x 8-3/8″ x 15-1/4″
(101.9 x 21.2 x 38.8cm)
8-3/8″ x 20-7/8″ x 10-1/4″
(21.2 x 53 x 26cm)
17-1/2″ x 12-1/2″ x 4-1/4″
(44.3 x 31.6 x 10.7cm)
New Weight with Grill15.43lbs
(7kg)
37.48lbs
(17kg)
44.09lbs
(20kg)
48.5lbs
(22kg)
22.05lbs
(10kg)
12.13lbs
(5.5kg)
Focal Theva N°1, N°2 and N°3 Loudspeakers with Grilles

Pricing and Availability

Theva pricing is below with availability coming by the end of April 2023 at Focal Powered by Naim Store Locations and other Authorized Dealers such as Amazon and Crutchfield.

Tip: A dedicated subwoofer carrying the Theva name is not offered but just like the Chora and Vestia lines, the Theva speakers can be combined with the SUB 600P subwoofer ($1,199 US) for deep and encompassing low end response.

Focal SUB 600P
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  1. Guy

    April 18, 2023 at 8:17 pm

    And this differs from the Chora lineup… how? To me this looks like a rebrand, nothing more.

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