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Focal Utopia 165W-XP

6-1/2" component speaker system

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Overview

Our take on the Focal Utopia 165W-XP

If you prioritize performance in what you drive, why not hold your audio system to the same standards? With the utmost care and commitment to premium sound, Focal designed, developed, and manufactured this Utopia 165W-XP 6-1/2" component system at their workshop in Saint-Etienne, France. It stuns with sonic accuracy and depth of sound on par with their highly acclaimed home speakers. Enhance the joy of driving with this system's immersive soundstage — authentic reproduction and distinctive placement of instruments across your dash will make your music "come alive" before your eyes... and ears.

The Focal experience

If you prioritize performance in what you drive, why not hold your audio system to the same standards? With the utmost care and commitment to premium sound, Focal designed, developed, and manufactured this Utopia 165W-XP 6-1/2" component system at their workshop in Saint-Etienne, France. It stuns with sonic accuracy and depth of sound on par with their highly acclaimed home speakers. Enhance the joy of driving with this system's immersive soundstage — authentic reproduction and distinctive placement of instruments across your dash will make your music "come alive" before your eyes... and ears.

What a Beryllium tweeter can do

Focal's unique 'm'-profile inverted dome tweeter employs Beryllium for its supremely smooth highs. Lighter and more rigid than both titanium and aluminum, this material brings the smoothness of a silk tweeter to your music, but with the accuracy and extended response usually associated with a high-quality metal tweeter. Brace yourself for a new level of detail from these tweeters.

Innovative woofer design

Using their proprietary 'W" sandwich cone, Focal maximizes the lightness, rigidity, and damping of this foam core woofer, laminated on both sides with thin sheets of glass fabric. Focal even varies the thickness of the foam core to ensure the absolute accuracy of the woofer's playback across the entire sonic spectrum. Their tuned mass damper surround minimizes breakup in the midrange to enhance already impressive playback.

The aluminum alloy basket uses an open back to cool the woofer's internal works and to prevent any trapped air from interfering with the cone's motion. Focal also includes an audiophile-grade external crossover for the smoothest possible transition between the tweeter and woofer, and gives you the option of powering each driver separately. With power handling up to 100 watts RMS, Focal gives you the tools you need to optimize this versatile speaker system.

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

Product Highlights:

  • component speaker system includes two 6-1/2" woofers, 2 tweeters, 2 external crossovers, and 2 woofer grilles
  • 'W' sandwich foam and glass fiber composite woofer cone
  • tuned mass damper butyl rubber surround
  • super-rigid aluminum basket
  • 1" Beryllium 'M'-profile inverted-dome tweeter
  • bi-ampable external crossover
  • 2-ohm impedance
  • handles up to 100 watts RMS (200 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 60-40,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 93 dB at 2.83 volts
  • top-mount depth: 2-15/16"
  • grilles included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Two woofers
  • Two inverted dome tweeters
  • 2 Flush mount tweeter cups (with tweeters installed)
  • 2 Crossover networks
  • 2 Woofer grilles
  • 2 Woofer grille mounting rings
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Eight 1-1/8" Screws
  • Four 3/4" Screws
  • Specifications
  • Beryllium precautions
  • Focal brochure
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Features and Specs

General
Speaker Size 6 1/2
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design Inverted Dome
Impedance (Ohms) 2
Tweeter Composition Beryllium
Woofer Composition Foam/Glass Fiber Sandwich
Woofer Surround Butyl Rubber
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Specifications
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) 89
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts 93
Frequency Response 60 - 40k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage ---
Maximum RMS Wattage 100
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 200
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 3
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 3 3/16
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 5 5/8

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Features

Woofer Cone: The woofer cone is a sandwich composite consisting of a foam core laminated with glass fabric on both sides. The result of this full polymerization is a composite far more rigid than other cone material combinations of equal mass, while still maintaining the excellent damping characteristics of the foam core. The woofers have male quick slide wire terminals, 0.187" positive and 0.110" negative.

Beryllium Tweeter: The tweeter is an inverted Beryllium dome, producing a broad sound stage. Beryllium is approximately seven times stiffer than titanium with inner damping characteristics similar to silk. Combined with its extreme light weight, these properties make Beryllium an excellent tweeter material. The tweeter has a Neodymium magnet to provide a powerful magnetic field for the voice coil. Each tweeter's positive and negative wire terminals are 0.110" wide male quick slides.

Tweeter Mounting: A flush mounting cup is included with the tweeters (the tweeters are already mounted in the housing). Each housing is mounted using the single screw hole in the rear. In the same way the tweeters are mounted in the housings using four screws, they can be mounted without the housing using the same screw holes. (Useful if your space won't accommodate the size of the housing.) Once installed the tweeters do not swivel.

Tweeter Mounting Dimensions:

  w/o Flush Mount Housing With Flush Mount Housing
Mounting Height 0.355" 0.275"
Mounting Depth 0.551" 0.827"
Frame Length 2.542" 2.930"
Frame Width 2.269" 2.660"
Cutout Length 2.01" 2.74"
Cutout Width 1.78" 2.47"

Crossover Design: Focal includes bi-amp crossovers with this system, which is to say bi-amping is required, not optional. (The woofer and tweeter inputs could be shorted together, but that is not Focal's recommendation.) The crossover point is adjustable (2.5 kHz and 3.5 kHz), as is the tweeter output level (-3 dB and 0 dB), allowing you to compensate for the driver locations and the acoustic environment of the specific car. The high-pass slope is 18 dB/octave and the low-pass slope is 12 dB/octave, and the crossovers' set screw terminals accept bare wire up to 10-gauge.

Crossover Dimensions:

  • Width: 7.475"
  • Height: 2.065" (2.265" including screw heads)
  • Depth: 4.725"

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