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Focal Performance PS 130

5-1/4" component speaker system

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Our take on the Focal Performance PS 130

by Buck Pomerantz
Focal

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.

If you're looking for more than just replacement speakers, Focal's Performance Series speakers let the music speak for itself, providing transparent reproduction for all your recordings and listening pleasures. The PS 130 5-1/4" component system uses a lightweight, exceptionally rigid Polyglass cone in a sturdy frame to create accurate, richly-textured sound, whether played loud or soft.

Advanced tweeter
Focal brought some of their high-fidelity technology out of the studio and into your car with the Performance inverted dome tweeters. This technology results in wider dispersion and a higher frequency response, so you'll notice greater detail in the instruments and voices. Each tweeter features a built-in phase plug and wave guide, which act together to increase the power of high-frequency notes and improve the stereo soundstage.

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Cool crossover network
Superior fidelity used to involve a bulky crossover network that was hard to install. Focal designed this Performance crossover network as two separate pieces, joined together when you take it out of the box. If space is an issue in your vehicle, you take them apart, then mount the high-pass crossover near the tweeter and the low-pass near the woofer, instead of having to mount one big crossover. You can also adjust the tweeter level and crossover point.

Technology that sounds like magic
Focal applies molten glass microballs onto cellulose pulp to create their Polyglass cones, combining the crisp response of the rigid glass layer with the warm sound of a paper cone. The aluminum tweeter has been similarly treated with a softer, more easily damped material that makes the treble distinct without sounding harsh. You can expect superior performance from these component speakers, whether you power them with a quality outboard amp or your car stereo.

Highlights:

  • component speaker system includes two 5-1/4" woofers, 2 tweeters, 2 crossovers, and 2 woofer grilles
  • Polyglass woofer with butyl rubber surround
  • processed aluminum inverted dome tweeter
  • separable crossovers with 3-level tweeter control and 3 tweeter crossover points selector
  • 4-ohm impedance
  • 5-60 watts RMS power range (120 watts peak)
  • frequency response: 80-20,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 90.9 dB
  • woofer top-mount depth: 2-1/4"
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
General
Speaker Size 5 1/4
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design Inverted Dome
Tweeter Composition Aluminum
Woofer Composition Polyglass
Woofer Surround Butyl Rubber
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Specifications
Sensitivity 90.9 dB
Frequency Response 80 - 20k Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts) 5-60
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 120
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2 1/4
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 2 7/16
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 4 11/16
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What's in the box?

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  • Two 5-1/4" Woofers
  • Two TNP inverted dome tweeters (with 18" length of speaker wire attached)
  • 2 Surface mount tweeter housings (installed)
  • 2 Angled surface mount tweeter housings
  • 2 Woofer crossovers
  • 2 Tweeter crossovers
  • 2 Woofer grilles
  • 2 Grille mounting rings
  • 2 Foam woofer gaskets
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Four 7/8" Flathead screws
  • Eight 1" Self-tapping screws
  • Eight M4x25mm Machine screws (each with flat washer and lock washer attached)
  • Eight M4 Nuts
  • Owner's manual (English/ French)
  • Focal window sticker

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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.

Woofer
Tweeter
Crossover

Woofer

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.

Phase Plug: The bullet-shaped phase plug in the center of the woofer ensures a smooth, flat off-axis frequency response by preventing the high frequency sound waves emanating from one side of the cone from interfering with sound waves from the other side of the cone.

Aluminum Basket: The woofer features a non-magnetic cast aluminum basket.

Tweeter

Inverted Dome Tweeter: The tweeter is an inverted aluminum 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 tweeters include two types of surface mount housings, one low profile and one angled:

  Flush Mount Low Profile Surface Mount Angled Surface Mount
Mounting Height 0.292" 0.898" 1.948"
Mounting Depth 0.511" 0.875" (screw depth) 0.875" (screw depth)
Frame Diameter 1.886" N/A N/A
Cutout Diameter 1.677" N/A N/A
Width N/A 1.887" 1.894"
Surface Depth N/A 1.887" 2.865"

Crossover

Crossovers: Individual crossovers are included for each woofer and each tweeter. The crossovers can be mounted separately, docked in pairs, or all four crossovers docked together and mounted as one unit. The crossover inputs and outputs are screw terminals and will accept bare wire or spade connectors up to 0.31" wide. Because the woofer and tweeter crossovers are separate, and have separate inputs, the system can be bi-amped. The woofer crossover point is 3.5 kHz, all the crossover slopes are 6 dB/octave, and the tweeter crossovers offer two adjustments:

  • Tweeter Attenuation: set the tweeter output to -3dB, -6dB, or 0dB (no attenuation)
  • Tweeter Crossover Point: the tweeter crossovers also offer three crossover point options; 4 kHz, 4.5 kHz, and 5 kHz

Crossover Dimensions:

  • Length: 4"
  • Height: 1-1/4"
  • Width:
    • Individual: 2"
    • Pair: 4"
    • All four: 8"
 
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5 out of 5

OMG

Written By Eddie, Vancleave ms on Saturday, September 06, 2014
 
These speakers will bang! I had memphis and boston in my truck I replaced them with the focal ps 130s, the focal sound better and they get a lot louder. I have a rockford fosgate 400/4 on them and they don't distort. They are well worth the money.
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5 out of 5

Great Speakers

Written By Cyclist, Dallas on Sunday, November 10, 2013
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Great speakers. Not on the bright end like mb quarts etc. You will hear things that you have been missing out on
Pros:
sound, price for quality
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

WOW

Written By Westsider, San Diego on Tuesday, August 13, 2013
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These things are better than Bose or Boston or they are neck-and-neck. These speakers are great. They fit where I wanted to make them all look factory...easy install. Well except i had a 2 day binge trying to get some holes aligned...but that is another story. The speakers them selves sound so crispy it is incredible. And when i went to Focals website and saw how they are handmade I just went whooooosh! #Epic
Pros:
Have you ever been to an Aerosmith concert? Me neither but I drive through one everyday to work.
Cons:
Wish they were not so expensive....but the quality on these guys in unmatched...if you got the $$$ then these are your new toys. Harder to tune than the Focal PC130s
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5 out of 5

wow

Written By leonjose805, los osos ca on Sunday, May 06, 2012
 
speakers are worth the price. i have it connected to an arc audio amp and it gets loud. You can hear things you have never heard before, even if you have heard the same song over and over :)
Pros:
quality speaker when you open the box gets loud i also like how you can connect the crossovers together makes it look cool
Cons:
pricey but you get what you pay for so not a biggie
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