The Chorus 706 is the larger of the new 700 series bookshelf speakers, but like its predecessor the 706V, it delivers an amazingly detailed sound. The absence of the V in this new model number flows from the redesigned grille, which no longer has the v-shaped waveguide built into it. The updated styling features a smoother, curved treatment of the front edges, while retaining the trapezoidal cabinet cross-section (it's narrower at the back than at the front, so the sides are not parallel) which is aimed at reducing standing waves within the cabinet.
The 706 is a 2-way design. It has the new TVN2 25mm Aluminium/Magnesium alloy inverted dome tweeter, and a 165mm polyglass woofer. The 706 delivers a tonally balanced sound, from lively and detailed treble through smooth mids and tight bass, although less of it than the 714 floorstander.
With a high efficiency of 90dB and 8 ohm impedance, the 706 presents an easy load for all amplifiers with low to average power levels (30-50w), although having a maximum recommended power rating of 120w means it can be teamed up with higher powered amplifiers for a fuller sound.
The Chorus 706 will give you an engaging 'live' sound compared to any similarly priced competitors, having a great combination of accuracy and dynamic range. It's an ideal choice for those wanting a highly competent bookshelf speaker at a very reasonable price.