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Focal Performance 130AS

Access Series 5-1/4" 2-way component speaker system

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Overview

Our take on the Focal Performance 130AS

Perfect sound. Discreet style. Premium construction. These are the standards that define Focal – and the reasons why listening to Focal speakers is an absolute pleasure. The Access line offers a marriage of performance and affordability, allowing you to experience the best in sound with a guilt-free conscience.

Focal 130AS

Dream speakers

Perfect sound. Discreet style. Premium construction. These are the standards that define Focal – and the reasons why listening to Focal speakers is an absolute pleasure. The Access line offers a marriage of performance and affordability, allowing you to experience the best in sound with a guilt-free conscience.

The whole package

Take Focal sound to the next level with this Access Series 130AS component system, which includes two 5-1/4" woofers, two TN43 tweeters, and two external crossovers. The DFS (dual fiberglass structure) woofer cone delivers precise mid-bass and midrange frequencies while offering deep, articulated bass. Coupled with a butyl rubber surround, the cone's all-weather durability ensures performance even in the hottest, most humid environments without distortion or warping.

Beyond tweeterdome

The aluminum inverted dome shape does a better job of dispersing high frequencies than a traditional raised dome tweeter, creating a very wide soundstage with fine resolution and exciting dynamics. Enhance stereo imaging by installing these tweeters exactly where you need them with included flush-mount hardware.

Custom crossover

This system's external crossovers ensure a seamless distribution of frequencies to the woofer and tweeter, for a totally natural sound. A 3-position tweeter level adjustment allows you to customize your high frequencies and get them just the way you like them.

Installation note: You'll need a pair of our universal backstraps to install the tweeters in the factory locations.

Sounds great running off an aftermarket head unit, but I have a suspicion it will sound amazing running off a 50watt amp!

Harrison, Wisconsin

What's in the Box:

  • Two woofers
  • Two inverted dome tweeters (each with 18" length of speaker wire attached)
  • 2 Flush mount tweeter cups (installed)
  • 2 Angled surface mount tweeter cups
  • 2 Crossover networks
  • 2 Tweeter lock washers
  • 2 Woofer grilles
  • 2 Woofer grille mounting rings
  • 2 Woofer mounting gaskets
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Eight 1" Self-tapping pan head screws
  • Four 5/8" Self-tapping flat head screws
  • 4 Machine screws (each with a lock washer and flat washer attached)
  • 4 Nuts
  • Owner's manual (English/ French)

Highlights:

    General:
    • two 5-1/4" DFS woofers, two TN43 inverted-dome tweeters, and two external crossovers
    • non-resonant ABS/fiberglass woofer basket
    • wire mesh grilles included
    Specifications:
    • 6-50 watts RMS power range (100 watts peak)
    • frequency response: 65-20,000 Hz
    • sensitivity: 90 dB
    • impedance: 4 ohms
    • top-mounting depth: 2-3/16"
    Other info:
    Reviews

    Focal Performance 130AS Reviews

    Average Customer Review:

    10 Reviews

    Fantastic

    Harrison from Wisconsin on 9/26/2015

    2002 Volkswagen Jetta
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Sounds great running off an aftermarket head unit, but I have a suspicion it will sound amazing running off a 50watt amp!

    Pros: Amazing sound quality Easy to install Quality built Crossover is easy to adjust

    Cons: Doesn't come with speaker wire (not a big deal, just make sure you have some on hand)

    Focal 130 components

    CBly from Tulsa, OK on 9/22/2015

    1996 Porsche 911 Carrera
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Too small for my application, had to send back and get the 165's

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Very nice speakers

    Cory K from Minnesota on 9/18/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    These speakers are crystal clear. I can hear everything in my music with sharp detail with these. They seem to be constructed very well. The tweeters are very bright without being overwhelming and they're easy to balance in the mix thanks to the crossover controls. Not much for bass with the woofers but that's really not what they're for anyway.

    Pros: Sound Build quality

    Cons: None

    Focal Performance 130AS

    Anonymous from Red Bank, NJ on 4/13/2015

    2004 Acura TSX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    The sounds is great. Quality and loud

    Pros:

    Cons:

    Focal Performance 130AS

    Drew from Auburn, WA on 3/21/2015

    2006 Audi A3
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    2006 Audi A3

    Pros: Easy to install with adapters provided. Sounds great.

    Cons: Was hoping these were still on sale

    Huge improvement over stock

    Isiah from Salt Lake City, UT on 2/7/2015

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    After weeks of researching and recommendations, Crutchfield recommended these to me, and though skeptical I couldn't be happier! These speakers sound fantastic! Installation for my 1999 Ford explorer was fairly quick and simple except for the tweeters which needed a new place. These speakers have so much range and depth whether it be my favorites metal, rap, or edm.

    Pros: Great mids and lows, and sounds great off aftermarket stereo. Very clear even when loud. Tweeters bring out notes and symbals you wouldn't hear otherwise.

    Cons: Speakers didn't align with my 1999 Ford explorer speaker panel, so I had to make adjustments with a power tool.

    not impressed

    JG from Portland OR on 10/1/2014

    I installed these speakers and played them at soft to moderate levels. After three years both woofers blew. Meanwhile the pioneers in the back are still going strong. The tweeters are great, but these woofers should last far longer for the price. Also the base on these is mostly non-existant. These are mid-range woofers only.

    Pros: Tweeters are excellent

    Cons: Woofers wear out and die. Bass is lame.

    wonderful product

    scotty southside from morgan hill,ca on 7/6/2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    great sounding speakers out of such a small package. the crossover is outstanding as well splitting the frequencies

    Pros: all good

    Cons: non

    Happy audiophile

    Anonymous from Beaverton, OR on 5/30/2014

    2004 Volkswagen Jetta
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    I heard the 165AS component set at a local shop alongside all the other Focal components and some JL Audio and Infinities. The AS series are the best sounding to me for a wide range of music. Since the 165 set wouldn't fit my car, I went with these. Not much difference really. The material they use on these gives an amazing clarity where even with metal symphonic songs you hear every note of every instrument crystal clear. These should be run with an amp, but they are sounding great even without it. I spent so much time carefully mounting the amp I haven't had a chance to hook it up yet.

    Pros: Crystal clear clarity.

    Cons: Need an amp and subwoofer to get the full experience (but that can be said about any component set)

    Size doesn't always matter

    DirtyJ from WI on 4/24/2014

    2008 Toyota Camry
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    You'll find larger speakers outside of the Focal brand which cannot hold their ground against a fine pair of these! My listening style is death metal and dubstep - most speakers I've tried were bright and metallic on the high end. What I didn't realize was how much distortion and extra noise were produced.... until I purchased Focals! Especially for you metalheads who enjoy the loud, try out these Focals in addition to (or better still, pair them with a pair of Focal rear speakers) and you'll still enjoy the loud! The difference is you will notice every fret played, including sounds you've never heard before! These babies are clean sounding as well, which is nice because I enjoy high volume (freeway/highway only).

    Pros: Cleaner than other speakers priced similarly

    Cons: Small size is deceptive!

    Details

    Hands-on research

    Features and Specs

    General
    Speaker Size 5 1/4
    Design 2-way
    Tweeter Design 13/16" Inverted Dome
    Tweeter Composition Aluminum
    Woofer Composition DFS
    Woofer Surround Butyl Rubber
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Specifications
    Sensitivity 90 dB
    Frequency Response 65 - 20k Hz
    Minimum RMS Wattage 6
    Maximum RMS Wattage 50
    Peak Power Handling (Watts) 100
    Impedance (Ohms) 4
    Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2 3/16
    Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 2 3/8
    Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 4 5/8

    Product Research

    Woofer
    Tweeter
    Crossover
    Dimensions

    Woofer

    Cone Material: The Dual Fiberglass Structure Membrane (DFS) is a light, rigid, woven glass fiber woofer cone. The butyl rubber surround is resistant to ultraviolet rays, temperature extremes, and humidity to add to the speaker's reliability and longevity.

    Phase Plug: The bullet-shaped phase plug in the center of the woofer ensures a smooth, flat off-axis frequency response by preventing the higher frequency sound waves emanating from one side of the cone from interfering with sound waves from the other side of the cone.

    Basket: The woofer features an ABS basket reinforced with 20% fiberglass.

    Voice Coil: The voice coil is wound around a 1" diameter low-mass Kapton former, ensuring no coil deformation.

    Tweeter

    Inverted Dome Tweeter: The tweeter is an inverted aluminum and dome, producing a broad sound stage. The tweeter has a Neodymium magnet to provide a powerful magnetic field for the voice coil, while still maintaining the tweeter's compact dimensions.

    Mounting Options: The tweeter can be surface or flush mounted using the included adapters. Focal recommends flush mounting, but the included angled cup allows surface mounting at approximately 20° or approximately 40°. The top of the angle mount cup and the bottom of the flush mount cup can be combined to create another surface mount (non-angled).

    Crossover

    Components: Focal uses audiophile grade polypropylene capacitors and air core inductors to ensure high definition and a dynamic sound quality.

    Tweeter Level: You can adjust the output level of the tweeter on the crossover to -6 dB, -3 dB, or 0 dB.

    Crossover Slopes: The crossover uses 2nd order, 12 dB per octave low-pass and high-pass filters. The crossover frequency for both is 5,000 Hz.

    Wiring: The inputs and outputs are screw terminals; they will accept bare wire or spade connectors up to 0.3" wide.

    Dimensions

    Tweeters:

      Flush Mount Surface Mount 20° Surface Mount 40° Surface Mount
    Mounting Height 0.174" 0.965" 1.192" 1.524"
    Depth 0.875" 0.667" (screw depth) 0.675" (screw depth) 0.675" (screw depth)
    Frame Diameter 1.98" 1.775" 1.77" 1.77"
    Cutout Diameter 1.79" N/A N/A N/A

    Crossover:

    • Width: 3.16"
    • Height: 1.375"
    • Depth: 4.515"

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