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Focal Performance 165AS3

Access Series 6-1/2" 3-way component speaker system

Item # 091165AS3

Perfect sound. Discreet style.

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About the Focal Performance 165AS3

The dream speaker

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 dream speaker

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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 165AS3 component system, which includes two 6-1/2" woofers, two 3″ midrange drivers, two TN43 tweeters, and two external crossovers. The 3-way system offers a more robust sound by designating bass to the woofers and midrange frequencies to the 3" drivers. Coupled with a butyl rubber surround, the all-weather durability of the woven fiberglass cones ensures performance even in the hottest, most humid environments without distortion or warping.

Beyond tweeterdome

Unlike a traditional raised dome tweeter, the aluminum inverted dome shape of the TN43 tweeter evenly disperses high frequencies, 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.

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Highlights:

    General:
    • two 6-1/2" DFS woofers, two 3" midrange drivers, two aluminum TN43 inverted-dome tweeters, and two external crossovers
    • 3-position adjustable tweeter level
    • non-resonant ABS/fiberglass woofer basket
    • wire mesh grilles included
    Specifications:
    • 2-80 watts RMS power range (160 watts peak)
    • frequency response: 55-20,000 Hz
    • sensitivity: 90 dB
    • impedance: 4 ohms
    • mounting depth: 2-5/8" (woofer) / 1-3/4" (midrange)
    Other info:
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    What's in the box:

    • Two woofers
    • Two midrange
    • 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
    • 2 Midrange grilles
    • 2 Midrange grille mounting rings
    • 2 Midrange mounting gaskets
    • 8 Speed clips
    • Eight 1" Self-tapping pan head screws
    • Eight 1/2" Self-tapping pan head screws
    • Four 5/8" Self-tapping flat head screws
    • Four M4 x 25mm Machine screws (each with a lock washer and flat washer attached)
    • Four M4 Nuts
    • Owner's manual (English/ French)

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    Features & specs

    General
    Speaker Size 6 1/2
    Design 3-way
    Tweeter Design Inverted dome
    Impedance (Ohms) 4
    Tweeter Composition Aluminum/Magnesium
    Woofer Composition DFS
    Woofer Surround Butyl Rubber
    Parts Warranty 1 Year
    Labor Warranty 1 Year
    Specifications
    Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) 85.98
    Sensitivity at 2.83 volts 90
    Frequency Response 55 - 20k Hz
    Minimum RMS Wattage 2
    Maximum RMS Wattage 80
    Peak Power Handling (Watts) 160
    Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2 5/8
    Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) N/A
    Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 5 9/16

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    Woofer
    Midrange
    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.

    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.

    Midrange

    Cone: Like the woofer, the midrange uses a DFS cone and butyl rubber surround.

    Size: The midrange drivers are not a standard size, Focal calls them 3". They can be top or bottom mounted and have these dimensions:

    • Depth (top mount): 1.706"
    • Mounting height: 0.25"
    • Flange height: 0.181"
    • Depth (bottom mount): 1.887"
    • Tweeter protrusion: 0.069"
    • Cutout diameter: 2.991"
    • Frame diameter: 3.706"

    Terminals: The inputs are quick slide terminals; 0.187" (+) and 0.110" (-).

    Tweeter

    Inverted Dome Tweeter: The tweeter is an inverted aluminum and magnesium 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 -3 dB, 0 dB, or +3 dB.

    Crossover Specs: The crossover uses 2nd order, 12 dB per octave high-pass, low-pass, and band-pass filters. The crossover points are 450 Hz and 3,500 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: 3-1/2"
    • Height: 1-9/16"
    • Depth: 5-1/2"

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    Customer Q&A

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    Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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    excellent product highly recommended [ Santos  Jul 03, 2018 ]
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    Only product that had what I was looking for, and I know Focal has a good reputation of its products. [ Rolando  Apr 26, 2018 ]
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    research [ Michael  Mar 04, 2017 ]

    3 questions already asked

    Q
    I was wanting to run these active without the supplied crossover anyone know the frequency rang for the tweeter ,mid ,and the midbass ?
    [ Lance  Dec 14, 2018 ]
    1 answer
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    I had purchased these through crutchfield over the summer i have since replaced them with the Focal Flax versions PS 165 F3, The 165AS3 are a great speaker but lack the ow end i was expecting an had to run dual subs versus a single sub. I wanted more sql than spl. anyway the woofers range is110hz to 45.8hz (67.33Hz sweet spot) mid is 80hz up to 220hz (110Hz) and the tweeter 1000Kz to 28Khz
    [ Kenneth  Dec 20, 2018 ]
    Q
    what do you recommend for SQ this model or FOCAL 165f?
    [ Ken  Apr 16, 2017 ]
    1 answer
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    Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget.
    [ Kenny  Apr 17, 2017 ]  Staff

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