Focal - Astral 16 - Dreamedia AV
Focal - Astral 16 - Dreamedia AV
Focal - Astral 16 - Dreamedia AV
Focal - Astral 16 - Dreamedia AV
Vendor: Focal

Focal - Astral 16

High-end 16-channel AV processor with room correction

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Focal - Astral 16

Experience the Pinnacle of Home Cinema with Focal - Astral 16

Imagine settling into your favorite chair, the lights dim, and you press 'play'. Suddenly, you're no longer in your living room but transported into the heart of the action. This isn't just any home cinema experience; it's one crafted by the Focal - Astral 16, an audio-video processor and amplifier designed to transform your home into a bastion of high-fidelity sound and immersive entertainment.

Unmatched Audio Fidelity

The Focal - Astral 16 isn't just a piece of technology; it's a gateway to a world where sound is as tangible as the objects around you. With support for Auro-3D, Dolby Atmos, and DTS:X, the Astral 16 brings cinema-quality audio to your home. It decodes up to 16 channels, delivering an awe-inspiring 200W of power that fills your space with a rich, dynamic sound that's as detailed as it is powerful.

  • High-End Performance: Designed for the custom install market, the Astral 16 is the centerpiece of any high-end home theater system.
  • Powerful Amplification: With Class D Pascal Audio amplification and three separate power supplies, expect nothing less than pure, uninterrupted audio bliss.
  • Object-based Audio Formats: Dolby Atmos, DTS:X, and Auro-3D bring a three-dimensional soundscape into your home, enveloping you in sound from every angle.

Precision Room Calibration

Every room has its own acoustic character, and the Focal - Astral 16 understands that. Equipped with Dirac Live® technology, this processor ensures that your audio is perfectly adapted to your unique space. The included calibrated measurement microphone meticulously analyzes your room's acoustics, allowing the Astral 16 to fine-tune its output for the best possible sound.

  • Dirac Live® Technology: Advanced room correction software that optimizes and tailors sound to your listening environment.
  • Calibrated Measurement Microphone: Ensures precise and accurate room analysis for optimal audio calibration.
  • Acoustic Adaptability: Fine-tuning capabilities ensure your home cinema sounds perfect, no matter the room's layout or design.

Seamless Integration and Control

The Focal - Astral 16 is not just a powerhouse in performance but also in connectivity and integration. It harmonizes with the most sophisticated control systems like Control4, Crestron, Savant, and RTI. This ensures that your home automation is in sync, providing a seamless and intuitive user experience.

  • Home Automation Compatibility: Integrates effortlessly with leading home automation platforms for a unified smart home ecosystem.
  • iPad App Control: Adjust settings and control your audio-video experience with a touch, right from your iPad.
  • Web-based Interface: A user-friendly web interface offers easy setup and management of your home theater system.

Connectivity and Customization

With the Focal - Astral 16, you'll never be left wanting for connectivity options. Whether it's HDMI, optical, coaxial, RCA, USB, Ethernet, IR, or triggers, this processor has you covered. Multiple inputs and outputs allow for endless configuration options, ensuring that your home theater system can evolve with your needs.

  • Endless Configuration Options: Customize your audio-video setup to match your preferences and equipment.
  • Fully Assignable Channels: Tailor your setup for the ultimate multi-theater and audio zones management, delivering a personalized audio experience.
  • Advanced Video Support: With 4K/60p, HDR10, Dolby Vision, HDCP 2.2, and eARC compatibility, the Astral 16 is as adept with video as it is with audio.

Design and Build Quality

The Focal - Astral 16 boasts a minimalist industrial design with a sleek black brushed metal finish. It is a statement piece that complements any room's aesthetic while being a testament to the quality of its construction. The build quality isn't just for looks; it's a promise of durability and performance that will stand the test of time.

Ensuring Future Readiness

Your investment in the Focal - Astral 16 is protected with the ability to receive firmware updates via USB or network. This means your processor will stay at the cutting edge, ready to embrace new technologies and features as they emerge.

The Dreamedia Difference

At Dreamedia, we understand the importance of a home theater that reflects your passion for quality entertainment. That's why we offer our expertise in designing a system that incorporates the Focal - Astral 16 into the heart of your home cinema. Our team is on hand to ensure that from consultation to installation, your experience is tailored to your desires.

Why Choose the Focal - Astral 16?

  • High-end Audio Performance: The Astral 16 sets the standard for audio quality, ensuring your home cinema experience is second to none.
  • Room Calibration: With Dirac Live and a calibrated microphone, your system sounds perfect, irrespective of the room's characteristics.
  • Seamless Integration: Compatibility with major control systems means your home theater works in harmony with your entire smart home setup.
  • Customizable and Future-Proof: With endless configuration options and firmware updates, your system will grow and adapt with your needs.

Addressing Your Concerns

You may wonder if such a sophisticated system is right for you, or if the investment is justified. The Focal - Astral 16 is more than a product; it's an experience, a long-term addition to your home that brings joy, entertainment, and the ultimate in audio-visual performance. The value it adds to your lifestyle is immeasurable, and the quality of your moments spent at home, unforgettable.

Take the First Step

Embark on the journey to the ultimate home cinema experience with the Focal - Astral 16. Contact Dreamedia today, and let us help you design a system that not only meets but exceeds your expectations. Your dream home theater awaits.

Ready for the Astral Experience?

The Focal - Astral 16 represents the zenith of home cinema audio-video processors and amplifiers. It's more than just a component; it's the heart of a system that brings the magic of the movies into your home with unparalleled precision and passion. With Dreamedia's expertise and the Astral 16's performance, you're ready to step into a world where every viewing is an event, and every sound is a memory. Welcome to the pinnacle of home cinema. Welcome to the Astral experience.


Astral 16 covers all audio formats: Dolby Atmos®, DTS:X™, Auro-3D® etc.

 Equipped with technology that allows adjustments based on room characteristics (Room calibration, with Dirac Live®) and delivered with a calibrated measurement microphone, Astral 16 can be fine-tuned to suit all possible acoustical environments and desires.


Astral 16 is compatible with Control4, Crestron, Savant and RTI.


Astral 16 benefits from the possibilities offered by these leading interface systems to enable perfectly seamless remote control of all your audio & video needs.

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Amplifier Specifications

  • Number Of Channels: 16
  • Power Output (watts): 200 per channel
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: <0.004% (1kHz, 1W)
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: >100dB (A-weighted, 1W, 8 ohms)

Audio Processing

  • Room Calibration: Dirac Live®
  • Adjustment Capabilities: Based on room characteristics
  • Subwoofer Outputs: 4 channels, balanced
  • Channel Capability: Up to 32 channels
  • Supported Audio Formats: Dolby Atmos, DTS


  • HDMI Inputs: 7
  • HDMI Outputs: 2 (mirrored)
  • HDMI Support: 4K/60p, Rec.2020, HDR10, HLG, HDR10+, Dolby Vision, HDCP 2.2, eARC
  • Digital Optical Inputs: 3
  • Digital Coaxial Inputs: 3
  • Analog RCA Inputs: 8
  • USB Ports: 2
  • Ethernet Port: Yes
  • IR Input/Output: Yes
  • 12V Triggers: 4
  • Balanced XLR Pre-Outs: 4
  • Balanced XLR Stereo Down-Mix Outputs: 2

Control and Setup

  • User Interface: Web-based, iOS app
  • Control System Compatibility: Control4, Crestron, Savant, RTI
  • Multi-Theatre and Audio Zones Management: Yes
  • Firmware Update Capability: USB or network

Design and Construction

  • Rack-Mountable: Yes
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 191 x 479 x 490mm
  • Weight: 20.0kg

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