Focal Performance 165AS

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

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Focal 165AS

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 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.


    • two 6-3/4" DBS woofers, two TN43 inverted-dome tweeters, and external crossovers
    • non-resonant ABS/fiberglass woofer basket
    • wire mesh grilles included
    • 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:

    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.

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    These are great speakers, they accurately produce the exact signal tha

    Written By Chris, San Francisco, Ca on Tuesday, August 25, 2015

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    For me the tweeters are mounted in the factory location up by my ears so it was very necessary to have them set at -3db on the crossover, after I figured that out the sound became perfectly flat across all frequency's which sounds good when sitting and not driving, but when driving I like to play with the EQ to liven up the sound to make up for road noise in my 2007 RAV4. I have an Alpine CDE-W265BT and Polk 4x125rms amp and a Kicker monoblock 1200rms running JL 12w6. So the only complaint I have is with Crutchfield. It says that they are 6 3/4" but I was sent 2 pairs of 6 1/2"(it says so right on Focals box) and Crutchfield sent me adapters for the rear doors to mount the speakers which worked perfect, but not for the front, and there was a nice air gap and I had to make my own adapter which added to this time consuming process.

    Pros: Very accurate sound

    Cons: Very accurate sound, I think some people like the over compensated sound of some other speakers on the market for their car listening environment.


    Written By Alanca, Louisiana on Friday, July 31, 2015

    I had these professionally installed with high expectations. They were installed in my 2008 Yukon w/stock stereo. My stereo originally had a nasty peak around 8kHz which I could sort-of tame with my phones built in EQ. After getting these installed, they sound worse than the speakers they replaced. They're harsh, with EQ not helping at all. Even setting the crossover to -3Db doesn't help them. I'm running these off the stock HU with no amplifier or subwoofer, but that's no excuse for these overly shrill speakers. I would honestly rather have the factory Bose system than these. My family couldn't care less about audio, and they even remarked that it "sounds like it's coming from a tin can."

    Pros: Good looking drivers.

    Cons: They sound shrill and harsh. Sounds like an iPhone in a red solo cup.

    Focal 165as

    Written By Ted, Pittsburgh, PA on Friday, June 19, 2015

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    The more they play the better they get. No distortion even when pushed exellent sound reproduction. The best I've heard.

    Pros: Real quality

    Cons: Cons are in prison

    Focal Performance 165AS

    Written By AG, Texas on Wednesday, June 17, 2015

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    These speakers live up to their reputation. It is one of the best components I have owned. The clarity and detail is great and they produce very good mid bass. I recommend these to anyone that is interested in high quality audio.

    Pros: They play very loud and with no distortion. The detail and definition of the sound is great.

    Cons: None

    I paid $$$

    Written By Randall R, Arizona on Sunday, June 07, 2015

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    I paid a hefty sum ( For My Income) and got more than I bargained for! These speakers are so awesome words cannot say enough. They will not bottom out even under ridiculous amplification which was the problem of my last 2 sets of Infinity and Memphis Sound speakers. My 2014 Ford Focus SE has never sounded better and I am soon replacing the Kenwood 4 channel fan fed 750 amplifier and planet Audio 1000 watt sub amplifier (junk!) with 2 Focal amplifiers including a750 4 channel & 600 monoblock watt amplifiers and replace my 12" Memphis Audio subwoofer speaker with a 10" Focal Dual Voice Coil Bass factory speaker with it's own housing. The guy who put this in from Fry's Electronics with 10 years experience said he had for years been a Rockford Fosgate audiophile, but now he was going to switch to Focal, now that he heard my (unfinished) system! This system is running is comprised of a 2014 JVC KW-NT810HDT GPS with enhanced Nav System with a blistering fast 13 Band Equalizer! I bought these speakers from Crutchfield even though I can find them cheaper. Reason being is that Focal does not honor many warranties from a lot of sellers that are considered shady (See Focal's Website for details!) Plus you get lifetime support from Crutchfield and only1 year from most others!

    If I had the money I'd open a Focal Dealership

    Written By Chris I, California on Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have crystal clear audio even at the loudest volume? The whole point of music is to feel it. Even more importantly it is to feel it in the soul, and the heart. Focal Speakers have definitely won me over. I've heard Alpine, Kenwood, JL, Rockford Fosgate, Boston Acoustics, nothing quite matches the Focal sound. Even the most sensitive of ears will find these quite amazing. You not only hear the difference, you feel it too. I cried when I listened to these with some beautiful music from all over the spectrum of music genres. They sound incredible in every category. If these are the entry level speakers for Focal, I can't even imagine how amazing the Utopia series must sound. I'm sure they must be heavenly and breathtaking. It's not about how much they cost, it's about how they make you feel. Some things in life are just priceless. The emotions you derive from quality music played through quality sound being one of them. I think these are an excellent set of components. If you're pressed financially, I think the Access series does exactly what it was intended to do. Focal innovation and design meet affordability with (I'm hoping) minimal to no compromise in sound quality. It's an honor to have these works of art in my vehicle. Worth every penny. Simply astounding.

    Pros: Insane clarity, midrange, and mid-bass. Musical instruments, and vocals sound like the real thing, as if they were sitting in the car with you. Little to zero distortion at higher volume levels. Great design and looks elegant. Accessible.

    Cons: Requires amplifier to produce optimal sound. Not a replacement for a subwoofer.


    Written By Nhilldixon, Oviedo on Tuesday, May 05, 2015

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    I bought these for my front speakers and I was blown away with how clear and loud these speakers are!! Worth every dollar!

    Focal Performance 165AS

    Written By mrgary, Illinois on Thursday, April 30, 2015

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    Marvelous component speakers that sound incredible with the Pioneer AVH-X2700BS & Focal Performance 690AC previously purchased from Crutchfield. Both sets of speakers were installed with Stinger RKX36B Roadkill Expert Series Sound Damping Material Bulk Pack.

    Pros: Focal is the spirit of sound period. This a great product made of superior materials and outstanding craftsmanship. It's expensive, but does not and will not disappoint.

    Cons: I was unable to install myself, as the instructions regarding the specific recourse of action were incomplete and vague. I removed the passenger door and followed the instructions to a point and contacted Crutchfield,talked to representative and waited for a return call that never materialized. Luckly, a local big box store did a fantastic install.

    This 165AS component speaker system is .......

    Written By Big Al, Maryland on Thursday, January 22, 2015

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    Bad to the bone!! Awesome has already been used in other reviews.

    Pros: Excellent sound! High quality CD recordings sound like the artist is right in front of you.

    Cons: It might just be me but, lower quality CD recordings seem to sound even lower in quality compared to the Boston Acoustics SC60 I replaced. Not Focal's fault, thanks for the magnificent speaker system.

    awsome product

    Written By Frank D., Las Vegas Nevada on Thursday, October 02, 2014

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    Bought the speakers installed in my c1500. Work awsome. Quality is great. Had to do a custom fit but well worth it. Just amazed. Have good clarity and good base. Of course it aint no sub but very much an upgrade. Tweeters fit great in oem tweeter location, of course after some customizing. Over all will buy again for my other c1500. Its Focal people. Cant go wrong.

    Pros: Everything

    Cons: Non


    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

    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..

    Pros: Great Speakers

    Cons: None

    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

    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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    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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    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.


    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).


    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.



      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


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

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