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Focal PS 165F

Expert Series 6-3/4" component speaker system

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  • Focal PS 165F

    Focal's PS 165FX component speakers include flax cones, inverted dome tweeters, and crossovers

  • Focal PS 165F

    Back view of 6-3/4" woofer

  • Focal PS 165F

    Focal's inverted dome tweeter with the grille and mounting cup

  • Focal PS 165F

    Focal's inverted dome tweeter without the grille and mounting cup

  • Focal PS 165F

    Included crossover with cover installed

  • Focal PS 165F

    Included crossover with cover removed

  • Focal PS 165F

    Lightweight flax is woven and sandwiched between glass fiber membranes for an extremely rigid and lightweight cone

  • Focal PS 165F

  • Focal PS 165F

  • Focal PS 165F

  • Focal PS 165F

  • Focal PS 165F

  • Focal PS 165F

  • Focal PS 165F

    Tweeter shown with angled surface-mount housing

  • Focal PS 165F

    Woofer grille

 

Our take on the Focal PS 165F

by Dave Delamere
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.

Focal PS 165F component speakers

The right material for the right sound

Focal continuously searches for materials that allow them to produce some of the most accurate speakers in the world. This time, Focal found that flax fibers help create a very rigid, lightweight cone for their speakers. With half the weight of fiberglass, the hollow flax fibers are woven and sandwiched between thin glass membranes. Mounted to a sturdy aluminum basket, this lively and accurate speaker resists unwanted vibrations.

A detailed soundstage

Focal's Expert Series PS 165F component speaker system combines these innovative flax 6-3/4" woofers with their renowned inverted dome tweeters and versatile crossovers. The inverted dome tweeters act like little woofers, dispersing the highs in a wide pattern to create an exceptionally natural soundstage. Focal includes an option for surface-mounting the tweeters, or you can flush-mount them for a more discreet look in your car.

Distributing the frequencies

Focal uses their crossovers to effectively create open and natural imaging for your music. The PS 165F crossovers include tweeter level adjustments that let you create an ideal mix of the highs and lows for a dynamic stereo image in your car. High-quality components make for a smooth transition between the tweeter and woofer, eliminating "hot spots" and dropouts in your music. This component system handles up to 70 watts RMS, so you can install an amplifier to enhance the dynamic range of the speakers.

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Highlights:

  • component speaker system includes two 6-3/4" woofers, 2 tweeters, two external crossovers, and installation hardware
  • flax and glass fiber woofer with butyl rubber surround
  • aluminum frame basket
  • 2" inverted dome tweeter
  • 2-way external crossover with 2-position tweeter level control (-3 dB or 0 dB)
  • 4-ohm impedance
  • power range: 6-70 watts RMS (140 watts peak)
  • frequency response: 60-28,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 87.8 dB
  • woofer mounting depth: 2-15/16"
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
General
Speaker Size
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6 3/4
Design
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2-way
Tweeter Design
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Inverted Dome
Tweeter Composition
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Aluminum/Magnesium
Woofer Composition
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Flax/Glass
Woofer Surround
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Butyl Rubber
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
Specifications
Sensitivity
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92.5 dB
Frequency Response
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60 - 28k Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts)
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6-70
Peak Power Handling (Watts)
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140
Impedance (Ohms)
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4
Top-mount Depth (Inches)
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2 15/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)
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N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)
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5 5/8
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What's in the box?

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  • Two woofers
  • Two inverted dome tweeters (with attached 21" length of speaker wire)
  • 2 Tweeter flush mount cups
  • 2 Tweeter angle mount cups
  • Tweeter removal tool
  • 2 Crossover networks
  • 2 Woofer grilles
  • 2 Woofer grille mounting rings
  • 2 Tweeter flush mount clamps
  • 2 Woofer mounting gaskets
  • 8 Speed clips
  • 2 Machine screws (for flush mounting)
  • Two 3/4" Self-tapping screws
  • Eight 1-1/8" Self-tapping screws
  • Owner's manual (English/ French)
  • Focal window sticker
  • Serial number card

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Woofer
Tweeter
Crossover
Dimensions

Woofer

Cone: The woofer cone is a sandwich design, with a 0.4mm flax center between two 0.04mm glass layers. This combination of materials results in a neutral sound without coloration.

Surround: The butyl rubber surround is resistant to ultraviolet rays, temperature extremes, and humidity to add to the speaker's reliability and longevity.

Aluminum Basket: The cast aluminum basket is rigid and non-magnetic.

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

Inverted Dome Tweeter: The tweeter is an inverted Aluminum/Magnesium dome, producing a broad sound stage. The tweeter uses a durable poron suspension.

Mounting Options: The tweeter can be surface or flush mounted using the included adapters. Focal recommends flush mounting, but the included angled cup allows surface mounting at approximately 30°.

Crossover

Tweeter Level: You can adjust the output level of the tweeter on the crossover to -3 dB or 0 dB (flat).

Wiring: The input and output wires are attached to the crossover. The 12" input wires are not terminated (bare wire). Both the woofer and tweeter output wires are also 12" long; the woofer output is terminated with quick slides to easily attach to the woofer and the tweeter output is not terminated (bare wire).

Crossover Slopes: The crossover uses 2nd order, 12 dB per octave low-pass and high-pass filters. The crossover point for both is 4.2 kHz.

Dimensions

Tweeters:

  Flush Mount Angled Surface Mount
Mounting Height 0.286" 1.813"
Depth 0.937" 0.154" (minimum screw depth)
Frame Diameter 2.048" 1.794" x 2.713"
Cutout Diameter 1.815" N/A

Crossover: The crossover dimensions are:

  • Width: 2-3/8"
  • Height: 1-1/8"
  • Depth: 3-3/8" (5-1/4" including wires)
 
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