1.888.955.6000
crutchfield.com
Crutchfield

Rockford Fosgate Power T165-S

6-1/2" component speaker system

Zoom
  • Rockford Fosgate Power T165-S

    Front

  • Rockford Fosgate Power T165-S

    Back

  • Rockford Fosgate Power T165-S

  • Rockford Fosgate Power T165-S

  • Rockford Fosgate Power T165-S

  • Rockford Fosgate Power T165-S

  • Rockford Fosgate Power T165-S

  • Rockford Fosgate Power T165-S

  • Rockford Fosgate Power T165-S

  • Rockford Fosgate Power T165-S

    Tweeter

  • Rockford Fosgate Power T165-S

    Woofer with grille

 

Our take on the Rockford Fosgate Power T165-S

by John Pollard
Rockford Fosgate

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.

Intense performance

Rockford Fosgate builds their Power line of speakers for the true car audio enthusiast. The Power T165-S component speaker system utilizes advanced design elements to ensure that they'll deliver superior sound in your vehicle for a long, long time. The lightweight 6-1/2" woofer features a polypropylene cone that's reinforced with strong carbon fibers — it'll keep its shape when you're pushing the speaker hard, so you'll hear accurate midrange and bass reproduction.

Treated fabric tweeter

The separate 1" treated fabric dome tweeter makes the high frequencies sparkle, so mount it up closer to your ears for optimal imaging. Superior components eliminate the "hot spots" and dropouts caused by inferior crossover networks. You can select from three tweeter levels to get the best match for your vehicle, and you'll even find a switch that optimizes the sound if you can't mount the tweeters facing directly at you. These speakers will handle up to 80 watts RMS so you'll want to connect an external amplifier to get the most out of them.

Read more

Side

These woofers are built for high-power.

Rockford Fosgate innovations

Rockford uses their proprietary VAST™ technique to increase the woofer's cone area without increasing the size of the basket. This larger cone gives you deeper lows and more power handling, and it's supported by a durable rubber surround that's designed to last a long time. The slots around the frame make it easier to install these speakers if the factory holes are slightly off, and they even come with plates that allow them to fit into oval speaker openings.

Highlights:

  • component speaker system includes two 6-1/2" woofers, two tweeters, and two external crossovers
  • carbon fiber and polypropylene woofer
  • butyl rubber surround
  • 1" treated fabric dome tweeter
  • 2-way external crossover with 3-level tweeter adjustment
  • includes adapter brackets for 5"x7", 6"x8", or 6"x9" openings (brackets require modification)
  • Vertical Attach Surround Technique (VAST™) increases cone area
  • 4-ohm impedance
  • power range: 10-80 watts RMS (160 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 60-22,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 89 dB
  • woofer mounting depth: 2"
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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

Features and Specs
General
Speaker Size 6 1/2
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design 1" Dome
Tweeter Composition Treated Cloth
Woofer Composition Carbon Fiber filled IMPP
Woofer Surround Butyl Rubber
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Specifications
Sensitivity 89 dB
Frequency Response 60 - 22k Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts) 10-80
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 160
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 5
Product Research
What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • Two 6-1/2" Woofers
  • 2 Woofer grilles
  • Two 1" Tweeters (with attached 6" speaker wire terminated with female quick-slide connectors)
  • 2 Front flush mount brackets
  • 2 Rear flush mount brackets
  • 2 Surface mounting housings
  • 4 Tweeter trim rings
  • Two 6x9/5x7 Adapter brackets
  • Two M4x25mm Machine screws
  • Two M4x10mm Machine screws
  • Two M4x15mm Stud bolts
  • Eight 1-1/4" Allen head screws
  • 3mm Allen head bit
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Installation/Operation Instructions (English/ French/ Spanish/ German/ Italian)

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

Injection-Molded Woofers: The woofer cones are injection-molded carbon fiber filled polypropylene. This molding process assures a uniform cone thickness for superior linearity and clarity. It is also light weight and rigid for decreased distortion and improved bass response.

Butyl Rubber Surrounds: The butyl rubber surrounds dampen unwanted harmonic distortion while maintaining linear geometry under extreme weather conditions. This leads to less distortion, superior frequency response, and superior durability.

VAST Surround: The Vertical Attach Surround Technique (VAST) increases a speaker's effective radiating cone area without increasing the size of the basket.

FlexFit: The Flex Fit frame utilizes slots (where possible) instead of single screw sized holes; allowing slight adjustment of the speaker when mounted.

StampCast Basket: The T165-S features StampCast steel baskets for added rigidity.

Multi-OEM Adapter: For mounting flexibility, the included brackets can be modified to fit 5x7, 6x8, or 6x9 applications.

Note: The bracket is generic (cutout sized for a 5-1/4) and requires modification before the T165-S will fit into it.

Mounting: The 1" treated cloth dome tweeters have multiple mounting configurations; choose flush or surface mount. The surface mount housing can be positioned at two angles, approximately 10° or 30° angle. Depending on the mount used, the installed dimensions are:

  Flush Surface 10° Surface 30°
Mounting Height 0.408" 1.060" 1.25"
Mounting Depth 0.911" Screw Depth Screw Depth
Frame Diameter 2.357" N/A N/A
Cutout Diameter 1.75" N/A N/A
Frame Width N/A 2.130" 2.130"
Frame Depth N/A 2.157" 2.153"

Tweeter Level: A switch on the side of each crossover allows you to adjust the output level of the tweeters to -2 dB, 0 dB, or +2 dB.

Tweeter Axis: Another switch on each crossover adjusts the tweeter output for on axis or off axis placement.

Bi-amp: The crossovers have discrete inputs for the woofer and tweeter, along with a bi-amp on/off switch, so each component can be powered by an individual amplifier channel.

Wiring: The crossover inputs and outputs are set screw clamps; they will accept bare wire up to 12-gauge.

Crossover Dimensions:

  • Width: 4-5/8"
  • Height: 1-3/8"
  • Depth: 4-5/8"
 
Review this product
Great Gear Giveaway rewards card

Submit a review and then enter to win a $500 rewards card

Rockford Fosgate Power T165-S Reviews

Average Customer Review:

1 people say:

Review this product:

Thanks for taking the time to share your experiences about this product. Please be sure to focus your comments on the product itself. Read our Review Guidelines for more information.

Your email won't be visible. Please use the email address that is associated with your order.
(e.g., JohnD) Your review will be signed using the display name and location
(e.g., Charlottesville, VA)

Click on a star to rate the overall product on a scale of 1-5
1500 characters left
Attach a YouTube Review
Crutchfield Video Review Guidelines
  • Only submit videos that you made or are authorized to use.
  • Do not submit videos that contain music, video or visuals that are copyrighted and belong to someone else.
  • Please see our Review Guidelines for more information.
500 characters left
500 characters left
Filter by rating:
4 out of 5

Rockford Fosgate speakers

Written By Roger, Stephens City, VA on Monday, July 14, 2014
 
The speakers provide quality sound.
1 out of 13 people found this helpful
Was this review helpful?    Yes | No
 

1 question already asked

When I buy this, will I need to buy any wiring or anything else to install? Also what are the component speakers? Are those what would go just in my door speakers? [ Jaymz  Aug 06, 2014 ]
1 answer
  • For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy Staff  Aug 08, 2014 ]

Add accessories for the Rockford Fosgate Power T165-S

Reduce ambient road noise and your vehicle's "rattles," for better sound inside your car. See all categories & accessories

Dynamat 10415 Xtreme Speaker Kit Two 10-in. x 10-in. Sheets
45 people say
Your Price: $26.99
Add to Cart
Dynamat SuperLite Tri-Pak Triple package — 3 sheets, 12 square feet (Model #10612)
17 people say
Your Price: $69.99
Add to Cart
Dynamat 10435 Xtreme Door Kit With four 12" x 36" sheets — covers two doors
31 people say
Your Price: $99.99
Add to Cart
T-Spec 12-gauge Speaker Wire Black/white jacket — priced per foot
29 people say
Your Price: $1.99
Add to Cart
T-Spec 16-gauge Speaker Wire Black/white jacket — priced per foot
13 people say
Your Price: $0.69
Add to Cart
Stinger PRO Series Speaker Wire Priced per foot (16 Gauge)
50 people say
Your Price: $0.39
Add to Cart
XTC 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles Protect your speakers (3-1/4" depth)
153 people say
Your Price: $7.99
Add to Cart
Boom Mat 6-1/2" Speaker Baffles Protect your speakers
Regular and slim-line sizes (Regular: 3" depth)
61 people say
Your Price: $8.99
Add to Cart
Bojo Trim Panel Tools Set of 6 pry tools — helps remove interior and exterior trim and door panels
52 people say
Your Price: $24.99
Add to Cart
Pro.Fit Wire Worm Installation tool helps route wiring through tight spaces
31 people say
Your Price: $12.99
Add to Cart
S&G Wire Cutter/Stripper Tool Cuts and strips 12- to 22-gauge wire
15 people say
Your Price: $19.99
Add to Cart
Metra Crimp Tool and Connectors Package contains crimp tool and over 150 pieces
15 people say
Your Price: $19.99
Add to Cart
S&G Tool Aid 87615 Window and Door Clip Removal Tool
12 people say
Your Price: $7.99
Add to Cart
S&G Tool Aid 87650 Door Trim and Panel Removal Tool
67 people say
Your Price: $9.99
Add to Cart
Skewdriver Pro SPK4042 Ratcheting straight and offset screwdriver set with 40 bits (Skewdriver Pro with ratchet handle, pictured)
8 people say
Your Price: $49.99
Add to Cart
Spec Tools SQR-200a Squeeze Wrench Narrow space ratchet kit with 18 sockets
1 person says
Your Price: $49.99
Add to Cart
Bojo Trim Panel Tools Set of 6 pry tools — helps remove interior and exterior trim and door panels
2 people say
Your Price: $29.99
Add to Cart
DEI Heat Shrink Tubing Black 4-foot length (6-mm diameter)
6 people say
Your Price: $9.99
Add to Cart
Posi-Products™ Car Speaker Connectors 8 connectors for installing car speakers
18 people say
Your Price: $11.99
Add to Cart

Why choose SquareTrade?

The #1-Rated Protection Plan

Thousands of people have reviewed SquareTrade Protection Plans — and made us #1.

5-Day Service Guarantee & Free Shipping

We'll repair or replace your item in five business days or less after we've received it, or your plan is free. And, as always, we pay for all shipping.

Protection from Normal, Everyday Use

Repairing your average mechanical or electrical failure can cost as much as buying a new device. With SquareTrade, you're covered — including parts and labor.

3 Year Protection Plan
3 Year Protection Plan
Your Price: $49.99
Add to Cart

For a more in-depth review and enhanced detailed information on the Rockford Fosgate Power T165-S, please visit the Crutchfield website product page (/ISEO-rccbcspd/p_575T165S/Rockford-Fosgate-Power-T165-S.html ).