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Focal Polyglass 690 CVX

6"x9" 2-way car speakers

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Item #: 091690CVX
 

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by Buck Pomerantz
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.

Focal's Polyglass CVX speakers use precision craftmanship and advanced materials to make a strong sonic impression. These sturdy 2-way speakers bring superb sound quality to the factory speaker locations in your vehicle.

The 690 CVX 6"x9" speakers feature 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 ABS plastic basket provides a strong, non-resonant housing for accurate, uncolored sound.

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Focal designed the aluminum inverted dome tweeter to disperse high frequencies evenly for a big, open soundstage. You can rotate the tweeter to improve definition in your listening positions. The built-in 2-way crossover ensures a smooth transition from lows to highs, so vocals and instruments sound natural. Grilles are included.

Highlights:

  • 2-way 6"x9" speakers (pair)
  • Polyglass woofer with butyl rubber surround
  • rotating aluminum inverted dome tweeter
  • non-resonant ABS/glass fiber basket
  • built-in 12 dB/octave crossover
  • grilles included
  • 2-80 watts RMS power range (160 watts peak)
  • frequency response: 50-20,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 93 dB
  • depth: 3-2/3"
  • 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 Polyglass-coated Cellulos
Woofer Surround Butyl Rubber
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Specifications
Sensitivity 93 dB at 2.83 volts
Frequency Response 50 - 20k Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts) 2-80
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 160
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 3 1/2
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 4
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What's in the box?

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  • Two 6"x9" Coaxial speakers
  • 2 Bottom mount rings
  • 2 Grilles
  • 2 Grille mounting rings
  • 2 Mounting gaskets
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Eight 2-1/2" Self-tapping screws
  • Owner's manual (English/ French)
  • Focal window sticker

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Features

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.

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

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 dome, producing a broad sound stage. The tweeter rotates on its post, so it can be pointed toward the listener.

Crossover: The 12 dB/octave crossovers built onto the back of the speaker use audiophile grade polypropylene capacitors and air core inductors to ensure high definition and a dynamic sound quality.

Mounting: The speaker can be top or bottom mounted. When bottom mounting the included mounting ring should be used.

 

Product reviews from the Crutchfield Labs (what are the Labs?)

Video: Introduction to Focal Car Audio

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Crutchfield's car audio experts Ken and Zak present an overview of Focal car audio products. Focal is a leading name in high-quality sound and Crutchfield is proud to have them in our lineup.

 
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5 out of 5

Can I say hello to bliss!

Written By Chopp3r007, Summerville on Saturday, February 16, 2013
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Wow was I surprised at the musical bliss ive just heard. So clean and crisp it even floored my installer how crisp it sounded. All he could do was shake his head at it. Told me to ask for him when I install my subs because he had to hear the combo together. In other words from him and me these speakers freakin rock and are the best investment ive made to my new install. Thanks Crutchfield!!
Pros:
Clean and flawless sound
Cons:
Bad that they discontinued these I think because y'all don't sell them anymore but I guess that means something new is in store. All in all nothing bad to say.
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5 out of 5

Aural Ecstasy

Written By J.Kimm, SLO, CA on Thursday, January 10, 2013
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Clean, solid bass, crisp accurate highs...with smooth transition in the midrange. Focal speakers will change your opinion of auto audio quality. These are a value if you are in the market for a high end 6X9 replacement on a budget. I'm looking for excuses to drive again
Pros:
Quality sound, quality build, excellent service, excellent value...Did I mention, They sound great
Cons:
I put up with OE speakers for so long
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5 out of 5

Wow

Written By Slick, White Haven, PA on Thursday, December 13, 2012
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All I can say is wow! I've used Focal nearfield monitors in the recording studio and always liked their neutrality. When my son wanted a new system for his car, I immediately went to Crutchfiled.com (as I have for the past 30 years) and saw these and they were on sale (we had a budget). The sound that comes out of these things is classic Focal. Well defined bass, great mids and smooth highs. Highly recommended!
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Sound
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None
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5 out of 5

Astonishing Sound.............:)

Written By Will, New Jersey on Thursday, November 08, 2012
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Wow I am simply blown away by the sound these produce I will never ever evre buy any different brand. Focal is what I have been searching for all of my life. :) Buy them period-----
Pros:
The sound of Perfection please buy these for your ears. Hard mounting area for your speakers plus dynamat plus street wires all the way around and a quality amp will sound like heaven.......:)
Cons:
Not a single flaw..
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