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Focal Performance 690AC

Access Series 6"x9" coaxial speakers

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About the Focal Performance 690AC

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.
Focal 690AC

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 sum of its parts

With the first song, Focal's Access Series 690AC 6"x9" coaxial speakers will make your old factory models fade into a distant memory. High-quality components in the built-in crossover ensure a seamless distribution of frequencies to the woofer and tweeter, for a totally natural sound. The DFS (dual fiberglass structure) woofer cone delivers precise mid-bass and midrange reproduction while offeringfull, 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.

Innovation at work

Every Access coaxial speaker features inverted dome tweeter technology, a hallmark Focal innovation. Unlike a traditional raised dome tweeter, the aluminum inverted dome shape evenly disperses high frequencies, creating a very wide soundstage with fine resolution and exciting dynamics. Rotate the tweeters toward your listening position to further enhance the stereo imaging.

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Highlights:

    General:
    • 2-way 6" x 9" speakers (pair)
    • dual fiberglass structure woofer cone with butyl rubber surround
    • rotating aluminum inverted-dome tweeter
    • non-resonant ABS/fiberglass basket
    • wire mesh grilles included
    Specifications:
    • 2-75 watts RMS power range (150 watts peak)
    • frequency response: 50-20,000 Hz
    • sensitivity: 88.09 dB
    • impedance: 4 ohms
    • top-mount depth: 3-1/4"
    Other info:

    What's in the box:

    • Two coaxial speakers
    • 2 Bottom mount rings
    • 2 Grilles
    • 2 Grille mounting rings
    • 2 Mounting gaskets
    • 8 Speed clips
    • Eight 2-3/8" Self-tapping screws
    • Owner's manual (English/ French)

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    Focal Performance 690AC

    Crutchfield customer from Denair, CA on 9/12/2019

    1974 Chevrolet C Series

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    Great speakers I have bought 2 pair they are load worth the $$

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    Crutchfield customer from Fuquay Varina, NC on 9/9/2019

    1979 Pontiac Firebird

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    These speakers are really nice. they are very clear and loud as well. I love turning these up all the way so everyone around can hear what i'm listening to. I don't listen to very much rap, mostly indie rock so the bass isn't amazing, but it's nowhere near bad.

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    Crutchfield customer from Perry, OK on 12/2/2018

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    Focal one of the best sounding speaker money can buy. I have been installing car audio for 35 years I have bought and and installed about every brand available. I found out over time if you have a good ear for music don't mess around with entry level audio go ahead and spend the money and do it right. You will have no regret in the long run. Even though this speaker is not a top of the line focal it still has top quality sound and design. I have focal in all of my autos would not run anything else.

    Pros: Focal quality and sound

    Cons: Price

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    Luis Ariel from coachella ca on 2/5/2018

    1962 Chevrolet Impala

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    great speakers real loud and clear... not that much bass but still great

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    Crutchfield customer from Charleston, SC on 10/15/2017

    2015 Toyota Corolla

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    I'm blown away with the sound these speakers put out.

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    Quality sound at a great price

    Jimmy from Coatesville, PA on 8/30/2017

    1966 Chevrolet Chevelle

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    Sounds quality is amazing!! Installed in a 1966 Chevelle in stock package tray locations. Mounted right up without any issues. Paired with an Infinty amp and playing musing through Bluetooth and clearly can hear while driving down highway with very loud custom race exhaust. So happy with these replacing the garbage speakers that were previously installed.

    Pros: Sounds great, perfect fit for a classic car, mounting hardware made install easy for a single person.

    Cons: The spade connectors on the speaker are smaller than standard off the shelf connectors. Had to crimp the ends to tighten them up.

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    Great speakers

    Steve from Long Beach, CA on 9/9/2016

    2016 Dodge Charger

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    These speakers were direct replacements for factory 6x9s in the rear deck. They were professionally installed and that took a little tweaking, as I wanted the car interior to look stock. I also had a Focal component system installed in the front locations. Even without replacing the factory installed amp, these speakers have really upgraded the sound quality.

    Pros: Great sound separation and clarity. Nice bass and midrange. Excellent upgrade to decent, albeit not great, factory speakers.

    Cons: Tweeters are a little hot, but it is easily fixed by tuning down the treble.

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    Amazing

    KyleJay from Newark ca on 11/30/2015

    1996 Acura Integra

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    They sound great and the bass is excellent for just 6x9s. The only problem was is that they didn't fall right into place i had to hit them to fit in snug

    Pros: Great sound all around

    Cons: Didnt really fit perfectly in my 1996 acura

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    2013 Harley Street Glide

    Jerry G from Fort Myers, FL. on 10/13/2015

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    I have a pair of these in my rear saddle bag lids running off of an "Arc Audio 600.4" which puts out 150 watts per channel x 4 in either 2 or 4 ohm's.... I started with Arc audio 125.2 .... 70 watts x2 @ 4ohms or 125 @ 2ohms.. I had it running at just 70 watts with a pair of Focal 165KRC's in the batwing fairing and I already appreciated the Loud Quality sound!! The 600.4 along with the AC Focal 6x9's in the Lids and another pair of 165KRC's in the lower fairing pods is nothing short of AMAZING!! The Focal tweeters are a little "Bright" in my opinion, however on the bike @ 70+MPH they're right at home combatting the wind and road noise!! The AC 6x9's on the road are Great for the passenger and when stopped in a parking lot to show your stereo to someone, the AC 6x9's are flat out LOUD with just a touch more Bass than the KRC's... Imaging and stereo separation are second to none!! However if your looking for a car application I would give serious thought to the Alpine R series as the silk tweeter is so smooth and detailed it's crazy, and they're cheaper!! Hope this review help people out since the only negative to the focal speaker is really that's they're pricey!

    Pros: Sound quality!!

    Cons: A touch expensive!

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    Nice speakers

    Cory K from Minnesota on 9/18/2015

    2006 Honda Accord EX

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    These are the best sounding 6x9s I have ever heard. Great bass and clarity. I listen to metal and these make it sound like a real kick drum is in the back seat. I paired these with the matching Focal 5 1/4" component speakers for the front doors (the 6 3/4" wouldn't fit my car) and it simply sounds fantastic in my car now.

    Pros: Great sound

    Cons: None

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    Focal Performance 690AC compilment Focal

    mrgary from Illinois on 5/10/2015

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    First of all, I don't usually provide feedback reviews, but FOCAL products are an expensive investment and I truly believe that they are certainly worthy of my time to do so for those who want to know and learn of about this marvelous product. These speakers were installed by myself with the help of an internet web site called Zen and the Art of Car Audio, Bojo Trim Panel Trim Tools previously purchased from CRUTCHFIELD , speaker adapters from Speaker-Adapters.com and Stinger - RKX36B- Roadkill Dampening material. These absolutely compliment my existing Focal 165 AS components & Pioneer AVH-X2700BS Head Unit, again both previously purchased from Crutchfield. Both sets of Focal speakers are continuing to break-in and each and everyday sound better than the day before. I use to dread my 45 minute drive to work each morning, but now I look forward to this time in the quiet of the early morning when my hearing is at it's best to hear the Spirit of Sound that FOCAL only provides.

    Pros: The best car audio I have ever owned.

    Cons: Absolutely NONE

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    Amazing frequency response with Factory Headunit

    T from North Carolina on 2/12/2015

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    Installed two 6x9 Focal speakers in my front doors of my '14 Silverado. To those people who are reviewing these speakers saying they don't have any bass; you basically didnt setup your system correctly. I recommend buying plastic mounting kit for the '14 Chevys, but I used dremmel and cut out the factory speaker and reused the plastic frame to mount them to the door. The key to bass with these speakers: They way the system was designed is to have the speaker sealed airtight to the door, which then creates a sealed box using the door cavity. Use foam or silicone to properly seal the speaker to the plastic frame and then again to the door. These speakers will not distort, and sound solid at low bass freq. They also have a very punchy and crisp response which sounds great with the clear highs. Highly recommend these speakers, just make sure you properly install them and you'll love them.

    Pros: Frequency Range, Crisp and Loud Bass, Aimable Tweeters, Quality, No Bass Loss or High Distortion at loud volumes.

    Cons: None

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    Not Good For Hip-Hop or current R&B music

    ILikeMyMusicLoud from 20001 on 9/22/2014

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    It's really hard buying speakers online. What I think sounds good is probably not going to be the same for the next person. I was told by an Audio Installation company, this speaker and the Focal 165 KRC, and two Focal FD 2.350's would be the perfect setup for the type of music I want to listen to on my Harley Davidson Street Glide. He was totally wrong. This setup is great for any music not requiring bas (Straight Ahead Jazz, Country, some Rock & Roll, Classical, old school R&B). An Alpine setup on the same bike that was less than half the cost of the Focal setup blew it away in volume, quality of sound (unless you prefer bright highs), and Bass. The Amp he was using was a JL Audio XD600/6. I was blown away. These speakers distort at higher volumes. This setup was tuned by a professional authorized Focal Retail shop.

    Pros: They're OK for some genre's of music

    Cons: Way over priced for the quality. Distort with songs that have Bass. Price does not mean quality

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    Metalheads/dubsteppers would enjoy these!

    Dirty J from WI on 4/25/2014

    2008 Toyota Camry

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    If you're looking for a complete sound stage and need rear fill, these Focals will fit in nicely! My preferred stage includes subwoofers, these mid-rage speakers, and the Focal 5 1/4" high range up front. I listen to metal and dubstep - and the Focal Access line is perfect! The sound quality is excellent at the highest volumes! You'll hear the bass guitar and rhythm guitars, as well as backup vocals with such clarity that listening to your old stand-by songs...well, you'll appreciate the songs that much more!!

    Pros: Clarity at high volumes Clarity of the background instruments/vocals

    Cons: None!

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    690AC. Pretty nice speakers

    Jay from Newport News, VA on 4/15/2014

    1997 Mercury Grand Marquis

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    I got these about a month ago.i got them running simply off a kenwood kdc 597.i have a 97 mercury grand marquis. I have the focal 570ACs in the front doors and these in the rear deck. These speakers get loud. They have great highs. They arent really bright like people say about some other focal speakers. The mids are good too. The lows are pretty good but im about to get some subs for the lows. I need more bass. But overall these speakers are doing the job i love loud music and i dont regret the purchase. My car sounds much better !

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    More details on the Focal Performance 690AC

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    Features & specs

    General
    Speaker Size 6X9
    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) 88.09
    Sensitivity at 2.83 volts 91.3
    Frequency Response 50 - 20k Hz
    Minimum RMS Wattage 2
    Maximum RMS Wattage 75
    Peak Power Handling (Watts) 150
    Top-mount Depth (Inches) 3 1/4
    Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 3 3/4
    Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 0

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    Features

    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 a fiberglass reinforced ABS basket.

    Voice Coil: The voice coil is wound around a 1-3/16" diameter low-mass Kapton former, ensuring no coil deformation.

    Inverted Dome Tweeter: The tweeter is an inverted aluminum dome, producing a broad sound stage. The tweeter is angled and rotates on its post, so it can be pointed toward the listener.

    Mounting: The included mounting ring is used when bottom mounting the speakers; it isn't needed when top mounting and cannot be used as a lift ring.

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    focal 690ac or Infinity Kappa 693.11i which one is better?
    [ Morteza  Jun 22, 2019 ]
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    Focal ! ...infinity kappa crap out on me twice in one year . Had focal for two years now and never look back.
    [ John  Aug 23, 2019 ]
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    The kappa, puts out the same results the focal at half the cost....
    [ Michael  Jun 23, 2019 ]
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    What's a good micro amp to run these for a motorcycle?
    [ A  Jun 09, 2019 ]
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    Thanks for your question. For information on selecting the best amp 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 between the amp models and help you make the best choice for your system.
    [ Krissy  Jun 19, 2019 ]  Staff

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