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Focal 165AS

Access Series 6-3/4" 2-way component speaker system

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by Alexander Hrabe
Focal

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.

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 165AS component system, which includes two 6-3/4" woofers, two TN44 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.

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Highlights:

    General:
    • two 6-3/4" DBS woofers, two TN44 inverted-dome tweeters, and external crossovers
    • non-resonant ABS/fiberglass woofer basket
    • wire mesh grilles included
    Specifications:
    • 6-60 watts RMS power range (120 watts peak)
    • frequency response: 60-20,000 Hz
    • sensitivity: 91.3 dB
    • impedance: 4 ohms
    • top-mounting depth: 2-9/16"
    Other info:

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    Features and Specs
    General
    Speaker Size
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    6 3/4
    Design
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    2-way
    Tweeter Design
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    Inverted Dome
    Tweeter Composition
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    Aluminum
    Woofer Composition
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    DFS
    Woofer Surround
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    Butyl Rubber
    Parts Warranty
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    1 Year
    Labor Warranty
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    1 Year
    Specifications
    Sensitivity
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    91.3 dB
    Frequency Response
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    60 - 20k Hz
    RMS Power Range (Watts)
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    6-60
    Peak Power Handling (Watts)
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    120
    Impedance (Ohms)
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    4
    Top-mount Depth (Inches)
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    2 9/16
    Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)
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    N/A
    Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)
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    5 9/16
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    What's in the box?

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    • 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)

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    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.

    Size Classification Note: Some manufacturers, including Focal, call this size speaker a 6-1/2". Because it requires a larger cutout than a standard 6-1/2" speaker, Crutchfield has traditionally referred to this size woofer as a 6-3/4". Please refer to the Crutchfield Vehicle Selector to confirm fit in your vehicle.

    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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    5 out of 5

    GREAT

    Written By Ryan, harrisburg,pa on Saturday, June 28, 2014
     
    These speakers are incredible, they don't have harsh high with a quality head unit and amp..they have excellent midrange and punch. I have had the alpine type r's and various other brands and these have much more detail and get so much louder. they are being powered with my rockford p400x4 punch amp.
    Pros:
    the look of them, and quality craftsmanship and clarity/detail
    Cons:
    none
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    5 out of 5

    Great Speakers

    Written By Dan, Houston, TX on Sunday, June 08, 2014
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    When I ordered these speaker I was skeptical, in the past I had only used JL or RF. These speakers hands down are the best component I have ever heard. I have them in a 2011 STI with a Rockford Fosgate 4 channel 400x4. I will be ordering Focals for the back speakers as well. If you are debating whether to get these speakers, get them you will not be disappointed..
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    Great Speakers
    Cons:
    None
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    5 out of 5

    Very nice speakers!

    Written By Leo, San Diego, Ca on Thursday, May 08, 2014
     
    I was debating between the Focal 165AS AND the Alpine Type R's and to me the Focal's sounded a bit clearer. I'm using an alpine MRV-F300 to power them and they sound fantastic. I now the Focal's can handle more power but this set sounds great for now and it gets loud. I have them in my 2013 Chrysler 300 SRT8 and I can turn the volume up all the way without distortion. Highly recommended!
    Pros:
    Nice clear sound and can get loud!
    Cons:
    None so far
    2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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    5 out of 5

    awesome !

    Written By CapsuleGang WRX, NY,NY on Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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    Hello all, i was researching the ideal speaker for my subie WRX. clarity was the focus on my purchase. these were perfect for my needs, the packaging build quality included instructions and hardware were what to expect at this price point. after installation i tested them without the rear door speakers installed and the clear strong output was amazing and set a new bar in sound ( keeping in mind ive owned several brands of speakers in my life from ok to expensive).
    Pros:
    they sound amazing from highs to lows and with my jl audio sub you'd swear i spent more money. i also installed dedeaning mat in my doors to squeeze the best sound out of them without raising unneeded power from amp
    Cons:
    i cant say this is really a con, since crutchfield said they dont fit in my vehicle but i purchased spacers and with some work i made these huge components fit as i want so a note they wont fit most cars without some work.
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