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Focal Access 690CA1 SG

6"x9" 2-way car speakers

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Item #: 091690CA1S
 

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Our take on the Focal Access 690CA1 SG

by John Pollard
Focal

Why replace your car's original speakers?

The speakers that originally came in your car were made from inexpensive materials, designed to create acceptable sound at the lowest possible cost to the manufacturer. If you love music, you deserve better. Name-brand aftermarket speakers deliver fuller, richer sound with considerably more detail and nuance, and they're capable of playing louder and cleaner than factory speakers. Connect new speakers to your factory radio and you'll get the best possible sound from your dealer-equipped system. Pair them up with a new car stereo for a level of enjoyment that can rival a high-fidelity home audio experience.

Lifelike sound

Here's some good news for car audio fans. Focal's Access speakers have earned a reputation for delivering clear, natural sound that's unsurpassed in their price class. Now, Focal has actually lowered their prices on the latest editions of these remarkable speakers, so here's your chance to experience these coaxials for yourself. Focal inspects and tests every Access speaker to ensure that each one lives up to their high quality standards.

Access 690CA1 SG 6

Excellent imaging

The Access 690CA1 SG 6"x9" speakers feature stiff, woven glass-fiber woofer cones for precise bass. Focal's patented inverted-dome tweeters act like miniature woofer cones, dispersing high frequencies evenly with fine resolution and exciting dynamics. You can pivot the tweeters toward your listening position to optimize stereo imaging.

High-quality parts

The strong, lightweight ABS frame offers plenty of open space for unimpeded cone movement, along with plenty of venting to cool the voice coils. High-quality components in the built-in crossover ensure a seamless distribution of frequencies to the woofer and tweeter, for an extremely natural sound. Grilles not included – factory grilles should be appropriate for most installations.

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Highlights:

  • 2-way 6"x9" speakers (pair)
  • humidity-resistant, woven glass-fiber woofer
  • butyl rubber surround
  • aluminum inverted dome tweeter
  • non-resonant ABS/fiberglass basket
  • 4-ohm impedance
  • 2-75 watts RMS power range (150 watts peak)
  • frequency response: 50-20,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 91 dB
  • depth: 3-1/4"
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
General
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design Inverted Dome
Tweeter Composition Aluminum
Woofer Composition Woven Glass Fiber
Woofer Surround Butyl Rubber
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Specifications
Sensitivity 91 dB at 2.83 volts
Frequency Response 50 - 20k Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts) 2-75
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 150
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 3 1/4
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 3 3/4
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What's in the box?

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  • Two 6"x9" Coaxial speakers
  • 2 Bottom mount rings
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Eight 2-3/8" Self-tapping screws
  • Owner's manual (English/ French)

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Features

Woofer: The light, rigid woven glass fiber woofer cone is humidity resistant. The butyl rubber surround is resistant to ultraviolet rays, temperature extremes, and humidity to add to the speaker's reliability and longevity.

Basket: The woofer features a basket made of 20% glass fiber filled ABS.

Voice Coil: The voice coil is wound around a 1-3/16" diameter low-mass Kapton former, ensuring no coil deformation.

Inverted Dome Tweeter: The tweeter is an inverted aluminum dome, producing a broad sound stage. The tweeter rotates on its post, so it can be pointed toward the listener.

 
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5 out of 5

My New Brand for Future cars

Written By Musa, Piscataway, NJ on Sunday, July 07, 2013
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Great speaker. However would like to see more base. But thats what subs are for. Very clean sound.
Pros:
clean Sound
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

These speakers go to 11!

Written By OC, Houston, TX on Monday, May 13, 2013
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Purchased these for the front doors on an FJ Cruiser. They fit with adaptor plates or clever work with hollowing out the factory speaker and using its plastic shroud. The sound from these is very precise and clear. Tight bass with no distortion. The ability to focus the tweeter towards the listener is great. Wish these were visible since they look better in person than in the pictures. They need more power than my factory HU can give them so I'm adding an Alpine MRX-V70 to give these speakers what they need to sing. So far very impressed. Crutchfield speaker hook ups worked great! I'll update once the amp goes in.
Pros:
Well built, Very precise sound with tight bass, Not boomy
Cons:
Little expensive
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4 out of 5

GREAT 6x9 SPEAKERS! No Grilles

Written By Sandman, Lombard, IL on Saturday, July 07, 2012
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These speakers are excellent! The best 6x9 speakers I have heard. Not only do they look great but they are extremely clear & detailed. I have a pair of Alpine Spr-60c Components in the front & these focals are in the rear of my SUV, all powered by an alpine PDX F4 (100w RMS x4) . The Alpines pack a serious punch as they can handle 110 rms, but aren't nearly as detailed as the focals. I only wish I had a pair of focals in the front as well. Some may call these speakers a little "bright" to listen to, but after the proper adjustments with a head-unit they sound amazing. I think they have a substantial amount of clean sounding bass for speakers their size. No distortion at all! The attached tweeters are slightly adjustable by rotating it clockwise or counterclockwise. A WORD OF CAUTION however; I was a little disappointed to find that these speakers do NOT come with speaker grilles. Crutchfield's website shows a grille attached to these focals in one of the profile pictures which can be misleading. After talking to crutchfield customer service they told me they do not carry the grille for the 690 CA-1 speakers nor can they order them from focal for me. I find it odd that such a expensive speaker does not come with grilles for protection. Crutchfield offered for me to send the speakers back for free & order another pair of speakers that have grills on them. Unfortunately the next focal 6x9 speakers up from these, the Performance PC 690, are $150 more than these
Pros:
Great highs & excellent bass. Looks great & are well built.
Cons:
$$$ Expensive & NO grille covers included with the set. I really wish Crutchfield at least had the option of purchasing the grilles separately since they displayed them attached to the speaker
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1 question already asked

What differences in sound could I expect from the focal 690ca1sg vs. focal isc690? [ Matt  Mar 31, 2014 ]
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  • Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Krissy Staff  Mar 31, 2014 ]

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