Focal Performance R-165S2

Auditor Series 6-3/4" 2-way component system

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Auditor 6.5

The R-165S2's woofers feature a central phase plug for enhanced sound dispersion.

Listening to Focal speakers is an absolute pleasure, and now you can do it with a guilt-free conscience. Focal's Auditor Series speakers offer solid performance at a competitive price.

Time for a change

Make no mistake, Focal's Auditor Series R-165S2 component system will put your factory speakers to shame. Years of weather-damage and even the most conservative listening will degrade the paper cone speakers that came with your car. Focal built the two 6-3/4" woofers, two tweeters, and two external crossovers to withstand that kind of damage while delivering robust sound. 

The woofer's polypropylene cone and butyl rubber surround will deliver a new richness of bass and midrange articulation, and the cone features a phase plug for better sound dispersion. Prepare to be moved by the bright highs and crisp detail broadcast by the "Silk Aluminum" tweeters, and gain a whole new appreciation for driving your car again.

Crossover to a new dimension

This system's external crossovers ensure a seamless distribution of frequencies to the woofer and tweeter, for a totally natural sound. The crossovers are prewired and compact enought to fit in some pretty tight places. With included mounting hardware, you'll have the tools you need to enhance stereo imaging by installing these tweeters in a good spot high up in your doors, in the sail panel, or on the dash.

Installation note #1: The package includes flush-mount tweeter housings, but no flush-mount hardware. You'll have to devise a way to hold those flush-mount housings in place.

Installation note #2: You'll need a pair of our universal backstraps to install the tweeters in the factory locations.


  • component speaker system includes two 6-3/4" woofers, 2 tweeters, and 2 external crossovers
  • polypropylene woofer
  • "silk aluminum" dome tweeter
  • rigid steel basket
  • mesh/ABS grilles included
  • pre-wired external crossover (12dB/oct)
  • power range: 2-60 watts RMS (120 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 60-20,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 91.5
  • impedance: 4 ohms
  • woofer mounting depth: 2-1/2"
  • 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.

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Great Speakers

Written By Captain, California on Friday, August 21, 2015

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These are great speakers at a good price. You'll hear high details in your music that you were missing before.

Pros: Fair price for a great product. Amazing sound quality, and very nice design as usual by Focal.

Cons: I have no cons for this product.

Awesome speakers!

Written By Ed, Virginia on Sunday, July 12, 2015

Awesome speakers! Very clear and crisp highs. Highly recommended

Pros: Very clear highs

Cons: None

Focal is awesome.

Written By Toby 2009 Subaru WRX 4 door, VA on Monday, April 20, 2015

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These speakers are amazing. The sound is incredible for the price. If you want great sound clarity and base this is the way to go. Low price option even thought it is a bit more expensive than some choices on this level it is worth it. I am running them on just a Sony 5100bt deck and even at high volumes theybstay clear. So clear in fact that you can still hold a mid level conversation while listening to loud music. I can't wait to get them amped to hear what they can do. After I put GT Mat on all four doors. Now about the installation. What a major pain. The brackets for the speakers them selves don't really fit the speakers or the car without modification. I know they make Subaru specific speaker mounts but seriously these were for some Chevy aveo or something. The screws and the clips to mount the speakers were too long and there were no instructions as to how to make this equipment work. I ended up cutting the screws after I mounted the speakers. And then put foam from original speakers against the mounting surface to keep from damaging the door. I put the screws in the other speaker in from the bottom and cut them as well. The crossover needs to be spliced in as well. So the adapter wires are pretty much useless unless you want the save the factory connector( which I did just for kicks.) Get better mount brackets for Subaru before you do install.or make your own.

Pros: Overall excellent speakers. Insane level of clarity and beautiful mids and highs with some lows to mix in. Look awesome as well

Cons: Installation gear is ridiculous for a 2009 Subaru impreaza. Get that together Crutchfield. Almost all Subaru impreza owners replace there stereos because they are horrible from the factory.

Love these.

Written By Rockin Randall, Tennessee on Monday, March 09, 2015

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1st off I have Polk DXI 6500 in My car. I thought they were great until I put the Focal 165s2 in my sons van. They sound awesome, the highs and lows are very well balanced. Now that it was time to replace the stereo in my truck. there was never a doubt what was going in. Focal 165s2.

Cons: If i was to complain about anything it would be that there is no bracket to push against the back of the door panel to flush mount the tweeters.

Focal Performance R-165S2

Written By martin, bloomington, mn on Saturday, September 13, 2014

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Easy to install

Pros: Sound is great

Cons: None

Best speaker for the price

Written By Ivan, El Paso, TX on Sunday, August 17, 2014

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Bought this set, installing it was a bit of a pain (Aveo comes with 4" factory... but...) Anyway, after a bit of struggle we got'em installed and boy, was it worth it!!! Excellent sound, the only way to better this is spending more than $500 for better Focals...

Pros: Sound Quality

Cons: None

Focal the way to go

Written By Jason W, Atlanta on Tuesday, May 06, 2014

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Focal is the way to go, period.

Pros: Sound

Cons: Price?

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What's in the box?

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  • Two woofers
  • Two tweeters (each with 18" length of speaker wire attached)
  • 2 Flush mount tweeter cups (installed)
  • 2 Surface mount tweeter adapters
  • 2 Angled surface mount tweeter adapters
  • 2 Crossovers
  • 2 Woofer grilles
  • 12 Speed clips
  • Eight 1" Self-tapping pan head screws (large head)
  • Four 1" Self-tapping pan head screws (small head)
  • 2 Adhesive backed pads
  • Owner's manual (English/ French/ German/ Spanish/ Italian/ Portuguese/ Chinese/ Russian)
  • Specifications printed on box

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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.

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 Mounting: The tweeters can be flush mounted, surface mounted, or surface mounted at an angle (approximately 30°) using the included adapters. Once installed in any of the housings, the tweeter will pivot approximately 15° in any direction.

Note: Although the tweeters are shipped in their flush mount housings, no flush mount hardware is included. A method of holding the housings in place must be fabricated.

Tweeter Dimensions:

  Flush Mount Surface Mount Angled Surface Mount
Mounting Height 0.4" 1.24" 1.735"
Depth 0.835" screw depth screw depth
Frame Diameter 2.357" 1.985" 1.985" x 1.9"
Cutout Diameter 1.981" N/A N/A


Crossover: The input and output wires are attached to the crossover. The 19" input wires are not terminated (bare wire). Both the woofer and tweeter output wires are both 10" long and terminated with quick slides to easily attach to the drivers. The crossover slope is 12 dB/octave.

Crossover Dimensions:

  • Width: 2-7/8" (3-1/8" including wires)
  • Height: 7/8"
  • Depth: 1-5/8"

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