Focal Dimension 5.1-Channel Soundbar with Dimension Subwoofer

Focal Dimension 5.1-Channel Soundbar with Dimension Subwoofer


Danielle Cutler


Slender, easy-to-install soundbar and subwoofer


Makes a great TV even better

$1,700 Buy

Sound Effects

The Focal Dimension Soundbar and Dimension Subwoofer are akin to a home-theater-in-a-box, minus all the space needed to host such a setup. The soundbar can be hung underneath a wall-mounted television, but works well with your 50-inch-or-larger flat-screen TV resting on top of the subwoofer with the bar fit snugly in front of it. The whole setup takes up minimal space and it doesn’t block your TV’s IR port. The components can be had separately, but we recommend using them together for the better 5.1 experience.

The slender soundbar offers up 450 watts of power via five ultra-flat drivers. The sub uses two 8-inch-by-3-inch elliptical woofers that work in opposition to eliminate vibration—very important when your precious TV is living on top of it. Dolby Digital and DTS digital surround-sound decoders enhance the home-theater experience. Use the two HDMI inputs and outputs for multiple-source connectivity, or you can use the digital optical input. In our experience, the optical cable provided better performance. When the TV’s not on, use this Bluetooth-enabled setup to listen to music from your phone or tablet via an optional aptX Bluetooth receiver (aptX module is included).

Focal Dimension 5.1-Channel Soundbar with Dimension Subwoofer

Notes: Soundbar is 45.25 by 4.5 by 4.5 inches; subwoofer is 45.25 by 12.8 by 4.5 inches