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Focal IS 165VW

6-3/4" component speaker system designed to fit select Volkswagens

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Our take on the Focal IS 165VW

by Alexander Hrabe
Focal

Simple installation

If you've been intimidated by the thought of putting aftermarket speakers in your Volkswagen, we've got good news — Focal has taken most of the hassle out of installation. The IS 165VW component system is a direct fit for your factory speaker locations in select Volkswagen Golf 6 and Jetta models, and they plug right in to your VW's original connectors. Focal includes almost everything you need for a quick, easy installation.

VW direct fit component

The woofer's slim profile makes it a direct fit for select Volkswagen vehicles

Innovative Focal sound

Upgrading from factory speakers, you'll notice an astonishing improvement in your car's sound. Your music's midrange and midbass will gain presence and depth thanks to the articulate response of the light woven fiberglass woofer cone, the same used in Focal's premium Access speaker line.

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Focal also puts their signature TN44 tweeter design to work here to give you sparkling highs. The TN44's 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. These tweeters fit in the factory spaces with minimal adaptation, and integrated crossovers ensure a perfectly balanced sound.

Installation Note: some gluing may be required to install the tweeters.

Highlights:

    General:
    • component system includes two woofers, two tweeters, and installation tools and clips
    • 6-3/4" woven fiberglass woofer cone
    • aluminum inverted dome TN44 tweeter
    • designed for easy installation in select VW models (some gluing may be required for tweeter installation)
    • significant results even without changing the OEM system
    • works with factory radio, aftermarket receiver, or outboard amp
    Specifications:
    • 2-60 watts RMS power range (120 watts peak)
    • frequency response: 60-20,000 Hz
    • impedance: 4 ohms
    • sensitivity: 92 dB
    Other info:

    Note: Focal describes this model as a 6-1/2" speaker. Most manufacturers designate this same frame size as a 6-3/4" speaker. For simplicity's sake we list it as a 6-3/4" speaker.

    Hands-on research from the Crutchfield Labs (what are the Labs?)

    Features and Specs
    General
    Speaker Size FOCALVW1
    Design 2-way
    Tweeter Design Inverted Dome
    Tweeter Composition Aluminum
    Woofer Composition Woven Fiberglass
    Woofer Surround Butyl Rubber
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Specifications
    Sensitivity 92 dB
    Frequency Response 60 - 20k Hz
    RMS Power Range (Watts) 2-60
    Peak Power Handling (Watts) 120
    Impedance (Ohms) 4
    Top-mount Depth (Inches) 1 7/16
    Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) N/A
    Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 5 1/2
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    What's in the box?

    Download owner's manual

    • 2 Woofers
    • 2 Tweeters with 13" wire attached (terminated with the VW factory plug)
    • Installation instructions (English/ French)
    • Focal window sticker

    Scratch & Dent items may be missing non-essential accessories. In some cases the manufacturer's accessories have been replaced with generic equivalents.

    Our Product Research Team

    At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere. That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team — they open the box, verify contents, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs. We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.

    Features

    Woofer: The light, rigid woven fiberglass 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.

    Inverted Dome Tweeter: The inverted dome aluminum tweeters produce a broad sound stage. The IS 165VW tweeters are designed to be glued into the factory tweeter housings.

    Wiring: The VW factory wiring harness plugs directly into the woofer speaker frame. The wire attached to the tweeter is terminated with the VW factory plug, so it connects directly to the factory wiring.

     
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