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Focal Dimension

Focal Dimension
alaScore 92

56 reviews

Sep, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews of Focal Dimension. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the reliability and size are on the whole positive. The design and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Focal Dimension is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Recommended by TR

Expert review by : Danny Phillips (

Focal Dimension


Add some finesse and firepower to movies with Focal's striking soundbar

Weighty bass output ; Clear detail and exciting tone ; Striking design and superb build quality

Not enough HDMI inputs ; Bluetooth not integrated ; Low-quality remote

Focal’s beautifully built soundbar delivers gobsmacking sound quality, but the single HDMI and optional Bluetooth are disappointing at this price.

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : What Hi-Fi? (

Focal Dimension review


Dimension is a bold move for Focal but it's paid off. A high-end, high-quality soundbar

Striking design Finessed, exciting sound Impressive bass weight Great with music

Cramped input panel can make things fiddly Cheap remote

Jumping straight in at the deep end with a premium soundbar is a bold move, but Focal’s Dimension delivers the goods in spectacular style.

Sep, 2014

hcc best buy

Expert review by : Adrian Justins (

Focal Dimension/Sub


Focal, with its fine heritage in high-end speaker design, made the decision to join the soundbar club probably after it saw how successful Bose and B&W were doing at the premium end of the market. But neither the Bose Cinemate 1SR or B&W Panorama 2...

Well crafted, powerful sound with dynamism and clarity; good Bluetooth music playback; simple to use

Heavy, dominating appearance; low HDMI count; no AirPlay or USB media playback

Sep, 2014

Expert review by (

Focal Dimension review


An impressive-sounding soundbar with a few setup faux-pas

The Focal Dimension offers excellent sound, bass response and imaging, but it requires planning to fit into your home theater setup.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : Steve Guttenberg (

Focal Dimension: The best sound bar yet?


Ooh la la! This French sound bar wows the Audiophiliac!

EISA AWARD - Best Product 2014-2015

Expert review by : EISA (

Focal Dimension


EUROPEAN HT SOUNDBAR 2014-2015 - Focal Dimension: When designing its premium HDMI 2.0-equipped soundbar, Focal naturally began with the drivers, producing a full-range wide-dispersion speaker just 3.6cm deep. The Dimension soundbar includes five of...

Aug, 2014

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Focal Dimension soundbar review


Meet the Focal Dimension soundbar, a high-end piece of audio equipment from the French manufacturer that packs 5.1 sound into a slender frame, and boasts a hefty subwoofer to go with it. Priced around £800, plus an extra £320 for the subwoofer, is it...

Soundbars are in right now, providing an easy way to add some quality cinema-style sound to your living room in one easy package, but with so many on offer it's hard to pinpoint the one for you. The Focal Dimension caters for the high-end soundbar...

While we're big fans of the Dimension's top-notch sound quality, it does have a few issues. For starters, the back panel of the soundbar is rather small, packing in only two HDMI ports (one links up to the ARC (Audio Return Channel) on your TV, if you...

The Focal Dimension offers almost unparalleled sound quality, booming bass (even without the subwoofer) and high-end looks, but it’s let down by a severe lack of ports, useless cable management, a cheap remote and an often fiddly touch panel. If you...

Jul, 2015

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by : Ted Kritsonis (

Focal Dimension review


Focal packs highly musical and powerful sound into the versatile (if quirky) Dimension sound bar and sub.

While Focal’s Dimension is no substitute for a good multichannel surround system it does a wonderful job of delivering high-fidelity sound in smaller spaces where multiple speakers simply aren’t an option – that goes double if musicality is a critical...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (

Focal Dimension


The Focal Dimension is an ideal soundbar for the audiophile in search of high fidelity on a (relatively reasonable) budget.

Excellent audio performance with strong bass depth and definition in the highs. Can stream wireless audio with included adapter. Can be expanded with a subwoofer. Bass is adjustable.

Larger than most soundbars. Some design elements feel dated.

If you like the idea of a soundbar in theory, but hate how so many come loaded with surround effects or over-active DSP, the Focal Dimension is a refreshing departure. The trade-off is wireless connectivity not being integrated fully, and a reliance on...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Jason Bouwmeester (

Focal Dimension Review: A Fantastic Sounding 5.1 Soundbar System


While not everyone has the space or setup for a full theatre surround sound system, that doesn't mean they should have to go without and that's where soundbar systems come in. Our Focal Dimension review takes a look at a 5-channel soundbar system with...

Easy to set up, great sound. Sleek looking soundbar. Sub doubles as a TV stand

Can be pricey. If your TV doesn't support ARC you'll have to get an HDMI hub as well

If you're looking for a home theatre solution without having to purchase a receiver and a bunch of speakers, the Focal Dimension Soundbar and Dimension Sub are a definite contender, especially if you don't have a lot of space.

May, 2016

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