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Focal Polyglass 130 VR
5-1/4" component speaker system
Item #: 091130VR
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Original Price: $549.99
Focal's Polyglass VR component speaker systems use precision craftmanship and advanced materials to make a strong sonic impression. Each system includes two tweeters, two woofers, two crossover networks, grilles, and assorted hardware.
2-layer woofer cone
The 130 VR system features a 5-1/4" woofer with a Polyglass cone that's created by depositing a layer of hollow glass microbeads over a layer of cellulose pulp. This unique material combines the warm sound of cellulose with the incredible strength of glass, for a cone that responds rapidly with extremely low resonance. A butyl rubber surround helps control cone movement and promotes high power handling. The zamak (zinc alloy) basket provides a non-magnetic, non-resonant housing that won't color the sound.
Unique tweeter design
Focal designed the aluminum/magnesium inverted dome tweeter to disperse high frequencies evenly for a big, open soundstage. The external 2-way crossover ensures a smooth transition from lows to highs, so vocals and instruments sound natural. You can select from 3 tweeter levels to get the right balance in your vehicle. Grilles are included.
- 5-1/4" component speaker system (includes 2 woofers, 2 tweeters, 2 crossover networks, and hardware)
- Polyglass woofer with butyl rubber surround and aluminum phase plug
- non-resonant zamak (zinc alloy) basket
- aluminum/magnesium inverted dome tweeter
- outboard crossover with 3-level tweeter control and midrange matching
- grilles included
- 6-50 watts RMS power range (100 watts peak)
- frequency response: 80-28,000 Hz
- sensitivity: 94 dB
- depth: 2-7/16"
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Why install component speakers?
A component speaker system gives you the best possible performance from your car audio system. A system consists of separate woofers, tweeters, and crossovers, each designed to cover one specific range of frequencies. As separate components, the woofer can move freely to deliver more powerful performance, while the tweeter can be custom-mounted in a better spot up closer to your ears, revealing a whole new world of detail. Separate crossovers are far superior to the simple filters wired into full-range speakers, so the components work together for smoother, more focused sound.
Focal Polyglass 130 VR Reviews
Average Customer Review:
Focal Polyglass 130 VR
I have 2 sets of 165 VR in my door panels. It's the same product just a bigger woofer. And the tweeters scream. The highs are so clear at high volumes it's amazing. No distortion at all. Of course I have them powered by an amp that is pushing 75 watts rms/channel. I don't think I need to tell you but you will want an amplifier for these. If not you're wasting your money. I rated them a 4 because they don't have much bass. But that's what your subs are for. These were my first focals and now I wont buy anything else, and if you can afford them I wouldn't recommend anything else either.
What's in the box?
- Two 5-1/4" Woofers
- Two inverted dome tweeters (with attached 22" length of speaker wire)
- 2 Tweeter flush mount cups (installed)
- 2 Tweeter angle mount cups
- Tweeter removal tool
- 2 Crossover networks
- 2 Woofer grilles
- 2 Woofer grille mounting rings
- 2 Tweeter flush mount clamps
- 2 Woofer mounting gaskets
- 8 Speed clips
- 2 Machine screws (for flush mounting)
- Four 5/8" Self-tapping screws
- Twelve 1" Self-tapping screws
- Owner's manual (English/ French)
- Focal window sticker
- Serial number card
Features and Specs
|Speaker Size||5 1/4|
|Tweeter Design||Inverted Dome|
|Woofer Composition||Polyglass-coated Cellulos|
|Woofer Surround||Butyl Rubber|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|Frequency Response||80 - 28k Hz|
|RMS Power Range (Watts)||6-50|
|Peak Power Handling (Watts)||100|
|Top-mount Depth (Inches)||2 1/2|
|Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)||2 5/8|
|Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)||4 9/16|
Polyglass Cone: The woofer cone has a cellulose pulp base and is coated with a uniform deposit of hollow glass microballs. The addition of the Polyglass layer significantly increases the cone's rigidity without adding much weight. This combination takes advantage of the accuracy and neutrality of the hard outer surface, but maintains the superior damping characteristics of the cellulose pulp.
Surround: 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 aluminum phase plug in the center of the woofer ensures a smooth, flat off-axis frequency response by preventing the high frequency sound waves emanating from one side of the cone from interfering with sound waves from the other side of the cone.
Zamak Basket: The woofer features a cast Zamak basket. Zamak is a rigid alloy of Zinc, Aluminum, Magnesium, and Copper. Zamak is non-magnetic.
Voice Coil: The voice coil is wound around a 1-1/4" diameter low-mass Kapton former, ensuring no coil deformation.
Inverted Dome Tweeter: The tweeter is an inverted aluminum/magnesium 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 one of two angles; approximately 10° and approximately 30°.
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 4,000 Hz.
Wiring: The inputs and outputs are screw terminals; they will accept bare wire or spade connectors up to 0.3" wide.
|Flush Mount||Angled Surface Mount|
|Depth||0.688" (1.01" including screw)||0.527" (screw depth)|
- Width: 2.537"
- Height: 1.246"
- Depth: 4.704"
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