- Great dynamics, bandwidth
- An attractively conceived design, combines fun with firepower
- Nice plinth
- Not the most analytical speaker
- Needs more space than you’d expect to work well
- There’s also a loudness that won’t suit all tastes
TechRadar Our verdict
"The W cone treatment has brought some of the qualities associated with Focal’s high-end models down to a competitive price in the 816 WSE. You will have a hard job finding a more enjoyable floorstander at the price"
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