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Focal Performance 165AS

Access Series 6-1/2" 2-way component speaker system

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About the Focal Performance 165AS

Focal 165AS

Dream speakers

Perfect sound. Discreet style. Premium construction. These are the standards that define Focal – and the reasons why listening to Focal speakers is an absolute pleasure. The Access line offers a marriage of performance and affordability, allowing you to experience the best in sound with a guilt-free conscience.

The whole package

Take Focal sound to the next level with this Access Series 165AS component system, which includes two 6-1/2" woofers, two TN43 tweeters, and two external crossovers. The DFS (dual fiberglass structure) woofer cone delivers precise mid-bass and midrange frequencies while offering deep, articulated bass. Coupled with a butyl rubber surround, the cone's all-weather durability ensures performance even in the hottest, most humid environments without distortion or warping.

Beyond tweeterdome

The 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. Enhance stereo imaging by installing these tweeters exactly where you need them with included flush-mount hardware.

Custom crossover

This system's external crossovers ensure a seamless distribution of frequencies to the woofer and tweeter, for a totally natural sound. A 3-position tweeter level adjustment allows you to customize your high frequencies and get them just the way you like them.

Installation note: You'll need a pair of our universal backstraps to install the tweeters in the factory locations.

Highlights:

    General:
    • two 6-1/2" DBS woofers, two TN43 inverted-dome tweeters, and external crossovers
    • non-resonant ABS/fiberglass woofer basket
    • wire mesh grilles included
    Specifications:
    • 6-60 watts RMS power range (120 watts peak)
    • frequency response: 60-20,000 Hz
    • sensitivity: 91.3 dB
    • impedance: 4 ohms
    • top-mounting depth: 2-9/16"
    Other info:

    What's in the box:

    • Two woofers
    • Two inverted dome tweeters (each with 18" length of speaker wire attached)
    • 2 Flush mount tweeter cups (installed)
    • 2 Angled surface mount tweeter cups
    • 2 Crossover networks
    • 2 Tweeter lock washers
    • 2 Woofer grilles
    • 2 Woofer grille mounting rings
    • 2 Woofer mounting gaskets
    • 8 Speed clips
    • Eight 1" Self-tapping pan head screws
    • Four 5/8" Self-tapping flat head screws
    • 4 Machine screws (each with a lock washer and flat washer attached)
    • 4 Nuts
    • Owner's manual (English/ French)

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    Features & specs

    General
    Speaker Size 6 1/2
    Design 2-way
    Tweeter Design Inverted Dome
    Impedance (Ohms) 4
    Tweeter Composition Aluminum
    Woofer Composition DFS
    Woofer Surround Butyl Rubber
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Specifications
    Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) 87.25
    Sensitivity at 2.83 volts 91.3
    Frequency Response 60 - 20k Hz
    Minimum RMS Wattage 6
    Maximum RMS Wattage 60
    Peak Power Handling (Watts) 120
    Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2 9/16
    Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) N/A
    Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 5 9/16

    Product Research

    Woofer
    Tweeter
    Crossover
    Dimensions

    Woofer

    Cone Material: The Dual Fiberglass Structure Membrane (DFS) is a light, rigid, woven glass fiber woofer cone. 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 higher frequency sound waves emanating from one side of the cone from interfering with sound waves from the other side of the cone.

    Basket: The woofer features an ABS basket reinforced with 20% fiberglass.

    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 enter your vehicle information to confirm fit.

    Tweeter

    Inverted Dome Tweeter: The tweeter is an inverted aluminum and 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 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 20° or approximately 40°. The top of the angle mount cup and the bottom of the flush mount cup can be combined to create another surface mount (non-angled).

    Crossover

    Components: Focal uses audiophile grade polypropylene capacitors and air core inductors to ensure high definition and a dynamic sound quality.

    Tweeter Level: You can adjust the output level of the tweeter on the crossover to -6 dB, -3 dB, or 0 dB.

    Crossover Slopes: The crossover uses 2nd order, 12 dB per octave low-pass and high-pass filters. The crossover frequency for both is 5,000 Hz.

    Wiring: The inputs and outputs are screw terminals; they will accept bare wire or spade connectors up to 0.3" wide.

    Dimensions

    Tweeters:

      Flush Mount Surface Mount 20° Surface Mount 40° Surface Mount
    Mounting Height 0.174" 0.965" 1.192" 1.524"
    Depth 0.875" 0.667" (screw depth) 0.675" (screw depth) 0.675" (screw depth)
    Frame Diameter 1.98" 1.775" 1.77" 1.77"
    Cutout Diameter 1.79" N/A N/A N/A

    Crossover:

    • Width: 3.16"
    • Height: 1.375"
    • Depth: 4.515"

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    Customer Q&A

    Q
    Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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    trusted performance by this company. will always seek out focal [ Joey  Jun 30, 2018 ]
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    I have listened to these compared to other well known brands and preferred the sound quality and accuracy. [ David  Feb 05, 2017 ]
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    I have heard these speakers and they have a clean sound. I already have aftermarket speakers but after hearing these I knew I needed to upgrade. [ William  Jan 08, 2016 ]

    6 questions already asked

    Q
    Can you mount the tweeters inside the speaker if you want to? I know they sell a component speaker also but i want to experiment with the location and want to know if these can be setup like coaxial speakers also.
    [ colin  Apr 03, 2018 ]
    4 answers
    A
    I don't believe that is possible. Focal sells this model as a coaxial as well.
    [ Donald  Apr 23, 2018 ]
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    Can't be done.
    [ Elio  Apr 23, 2018 ]
    A
    No if you do you will have to make your own mount
    [ milton  Apr 23, 2018 ]
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    No. It was not designed for this. There is already a phase plug in that spot. The tweeter can be surface mounted next to the woofer for a similar configuration.
    [ John  Apr 23, 2018 ]
    Q
    What is tweeter polarity on this component set of Focal?
    [ T  Mar 06, 2017 ]
    2 answers
    A
    Is the red striped wire positive or negative?
    [ Anthony  Aug 19, 2017 ]
    A
    For more details on the polarity of the Focal Performance 165AS speakers, I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question.
    [ Larry  Mar 15, 2017 ]  Staff
    Q
    Would one recommend driving these with the OEM VW GTI head unit? An additional Amp will come in the future, but how much performance will be lost with stock amp?
    [ full_on_tin  Oct 18, 2016 ]
    7 answers
    A
    Without knowing what the head unit's wattage and amp rating it is kind of hard to say what will be lost in the mix. I have 18 speakers in 9 different settings that include1 set 165 AS Focals in my 2014 Ford Focus SE Hatchback. They are situated in the front and rear door panels. But I also have 3 Focal amps that include1 four channel pushing 450 watts and two 2 channel pushing 300 hundred watts each and 1 Kenwood 750 watt amp with induction and exhaust fans as I live in southern Arizona ) . All this being with around 2450 watts with a total maximum output. Then I have with a ten inch and a twelve-inch dual voice coil subwoofer. Along with a set of 2 way Focals in the transmission tunnel wall interior covering and a set of Focal 3 way split between the doors and the upper A-pillars. and another set of Focal tweeters in between the C and D pillars. Everything in the car speaker wise is in the Focal professional Performance sereies. You cannot go wrong with a set of these speakers people are absolutely dumbfounded when they hear them perform. Even the guys that have been installing systems in cars and trucks and boats for 20 years are astounded by the sheer fidelity that they produce.With all that being said you should most certainly purchase a set of these and then if you want a more powerful experience then get a good amp that has across the board high end ability and not just power rated because those are a dime a dozen. Consult with Crutchfield for they are more than able to steer you in the right direction there. And do get a subwoofer it will make a big difference. Happy listening!!!!
    [ Randall  Oct 26, 2016 ]
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    I love my focals and power then with a JLAudio 4-channel amp. Focals for me are the Ferrari & Lamborghini of car audio. There's nothing preventing you from getting these speakers and powering them with your OE head unit as you have future plans to get an amp, but without one the performance will not be there without one. Maybe consider an aftermarket economical speaker as it will be much better than your stock speakers and should sound great with your factory radio. The joy of having focals installed will be lost without the sufficient power to drive them. Hope that helps your decision making.
    [ DAVID  Oct 25, 2016 ]
    A
    You can always buy converters to run your stock head unit with after market speakers. It should work if you get the correct converter, but keep in mind that you won't get as clear or as clean of a sound. You get a slight ampridge boost with aftermarket head units, so it's always smarter to use a aftermarket head unit if you can! I also like aftermarket head units because they come stock with RCA inputs so it makes installing your 2 or 4 channel amp much easier!
    [ Zach  Oct 19, 2016 ]
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    If I were you, I would consult with Crutchfield Customer Service. They would provide you with the best response to your question. Here's a link to my head unit: www.crutchfield.com/S-HwL2xSL83u3/p_130X2700BS/Pioneer-AVH-X2700BS.html?tp=20217 Under Details: RMS Output: 14 Watts & Peak Output: 50 Watts. In addition to the Focal Performance165AS in question,I also drive Focal 690Ac in the rear from the same head unit only. Heres a link: //www.crutchfield.com/S-HwL2xSL83u3/p_091690AC/Focal-Performance-690AC.html?tp=91
    [ Gary  Oct 19, 2016 ]
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    While it can be done, it's not a good idea. The primary reason is the risk of clipping at loud volume levels which sends a lot of high-frequency current to the tweeters. This can cause the tweeter to overheat, permanently deforming the voice coil. You don't need huge amounts of power, I do just fine in my Tacoma with a 75wpc amp that cost me about $125. Considering what you have invested in the Focals, it's a wise investment. If money is tight, buy the amp first.
    [ Peter  Oct 19, 2016 ]
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    I would not, I was using a 75 watt per channel amplifier to run them.
    [ MATT  Oct 19, 2016 ]
    A
    These speakers have a 92db sensitivity rating so they will play loud no matter what you power them with, the tweeters are very loud, I have mine set to -3db setting on the included crossover, these speakers perform well, I have two pair in my RAV4 with 125 watts rms x4 Polk audio amp, they haven't let me down for over a year now.
    [ Christopher  Oct 19, 2016 ]
    Q
    is this 2015 model ?
    [ Rodel  Aug 13, 2015 ]
    2 answers
    A
    As far as I know are no Focal product lines that have a year by year designation They are simply a line of products that have a set standard in engineering and manufacturing quality. Recently I picked up a 10-year-old car stereo magazine(2005) at the dealership where I have my car stereo work done and there was a write up on a Focal top end amp and speaker kit. I was familiar with the newest line-up of this particular system ($8,999.00) now ($9,999.00) other than a very slight face plate makeover in 10 years the specs were very close but certainly not identical! Some really good products do not change very much if at all even in 10 years simply because there is no need. If a company sets a high enough standard in their product they sell you have no need to add a "New for this year" appellation. You will find that these speakers you are looking at are now made in China. It is not until you get into Focal"s super high-end systems that are made solely in France! China or not my install technician (10 years experience) was instantly converted when he heard these most solid sounding speakers. These were the first Focal"s he had ever installed and they were so impressive he decided he will install Focal brand speakers in his 1966 Chevy he is refurbishing. My 2014 Ford Focus SE Hatchback has 2 Focal tweeters between the C&D pillars 2 sets of these speakers you are inquiring about in the front and rear doors and another set of Focal 6 inch speakers with rotating tweeters in the transmission wall in the front seats. I have had a number of good systems in my cars over the years but nothing even close to Focal. The only thing better than a Focal speaker is a really expensive Focal speaker.
    [ Randall  Aug 21, 2015 ]
    A
    You should visit their website for information: focal dash America dot com
    [ JAIME H  Aug 13, 2015 ]
    Q
    Is this a pair?
    [ Zackary  Jun 25, 2015 ]
    10 answers
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    Yes it is
    [ Brian  Jun 27, 2015 ]
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    Yes!
    [ Jeff  Jun 26, 2015 ]
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    Read description. Yes.
    [ jonathan  Jun 26, 2015 ]
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    Yes, it is a pair. The box includes two 6-3/4" woofers, two TN43 tweeters, and two external crossovers.
    [ PETE  Jun 26, 2015 ]
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    It's a set of 4. Two 6.75" door woofers and 2 1" tweeters. Also includes 2 crossovers. These speakers are incredible with a good amp behind them.
    [ BRIAN  Jun 26, 2015 ]
    A
    Yes, they are sold as a pair.
    [ MATTHEW J  Jun 26, 2015 ]
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    When I purchased, each box came with 2 components and 2 tweets.
    [ Vidsavage  Jun 26, 2015 ]
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    Yes it is
    [ kevin  Jun 26, 2015 ]
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    Yes it is a pair. It comes with two mids and two twitters. The
    [ Bernardo  Jun 26, 2015 ]
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    Yes
    [ Stephen  Jun 26, 2015 ]
    Q
    What is the diameter size of the tweeter in millimeters? I would like to buy this component system, and I want my tweeters in the stock location. Hope it fits! Thanks :)
    [ Steven  Nov 11, 2014 ]
    3 answers
    A
    Email focal. Their customer service is great
    [ Eric  Nov 12, 2014 ]
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    I'm honestly not 100% sure but I own a 2008 WRX STI, and they fit right into the stock spots in my door panels.
    [ Jomar  Nov 12, 2014 ]
    A
    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  Nov 12, 2014 ]  Staff
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