About the Focal ES 165K
Meticulous design and construction
Focal incorporates their Tuned Mass Damper (TMD®) rubber surround for excellent woofer control and minimal distortion.
Meticulous design and construction
Handmade in France, the Elite K2 Power Series ES 165K component system is the culmination of Focal's passion for perfect sound, exceptional standards, and technological advances. Focal's sound gurus engaged in intensive listening sessions designing this line of speakers so that you hear uncanny realism, sweeping dynamics, and breathtaking depth in your music.
A classic woofer with a new twist
The 6-1/2" woofer uses Focal's classic "W" sandwich cone design to reproduce your audio with incredible accuracy. The nimble Kevlar and glass-fiber woofers demonstrate the control needed to play delicate classical passages, yet they'll handle the power needed to drive your bass-heavy tracks with authority. Focal adds a new Tuned Mass Damper (TMD®) rubber surround which minimizes harmonic distortion for the cleanest midrange possible.
A redesigned tweeter
The unique aramid fiber tweeter employs an "M"-shaped inverted dome design that disperses the highs with remarkable precision, all the way up to 22,000 Hz. The K2 Power crossovers use hand-made components developed by Focal to deliver an ideal blend of the highs and lows for a dynamic stereo image. Three levels of tweeter control let you dial in the sound to your car's environment
Installation note: You'll need a pair of our universal backstraps to install the tweeters in the factory locations.
- component speaker system includes two 6-1/2" woofers, 2 tweeters, 2 external crossovers, and 2 woofer grilles
- K2 Kevlar sandwich woofer cone
- Tuned Mass Damper (TMD®) rubber surround
- 13/16" aramid fiber "M"-shaped inverted-dome tweeter
- 2-way external crossover with 3 tweeter level settings
- 4-ohm impedance
- power range: 6-100 watts RMS (200 watts peak power)
- frequency response: 60-22,000 Hz
- sensitivity: 90.8 dB at 2.83 V
- woofer mounting depth: 2-15/16"
- grilles included
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # ES 165K
What's in the box:
- Two woofers
- Two inverted dome tweeters (with attached 20" length of speaker wire)
- 2 Crossover networks
- 2 Tweeter flush mount cups (installed)
- 2 Tweeter angled surface mount cups
- 2 Dome protective washers
- 2 Woofer grilles
- 2 Woofer grille mounting rings
- 2 Woofer mounting gaskets
- 8 Speed clips
- Four 3/4" Self-tapping screws
- Eight 1-1/8" Self-tapping screws
- Owner's manual (English/ French/ German/ Italian/ Spanish/ Portuguese/ Dutch/ Russian)
- 2 Focal window stickers
Focal ES 165K reviews
I put these in my 2014 SS Camaro convertible with an upgraded JBL amp and this is the BEST car stereo I have ever owned!! These speakers rock and stay clear at all volume levels! Tweeters can sometimes be too bright but for the first time ever hear so much in music I have been listening too for decades!
Pros: Clarity, sound quality at all volume levels,
Cons: Tweeters can be too bright on some songs, but I really only notice it 5% of the time
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Absolute perfection! with the right tuning. These sound best with quality components, ie. quality RCA, quality amp, dedicated speaker wire. These are so loud and clear that I haven't gotten it above sound level 15 of 40 on my head unit yet. Head unit sound level 15 is already pushing decibel levels very high for keeping my hard top on the Jeep. I'm sure it'll like higher levels with the top off. Current config: . Alpine head unit . Alpine PDX F6 amp- 165w (rated) x 4 . Stinger RCA . dedicated speaker wire . Focal ES 165k front . Focal PS 165FX rear Don't under-power these, feed them what they need and they will perform flawlessly.
Pros: . extreme attention to detail & quality in build materials . balanced and crystal clear throughout the entire sound curve . absolutely no distortion at any volume level . "studio quality" really means studio quality. Hear the music the way the artist intended . notes & lyrics appear you will never have heard before on another speaker system . handles any type of music with extreme precision, there isn't a music genre that doesn't sound incredible with these
Cons: . price- you get what you pay for
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Incredible sound out of a 6 1/2 speaker can't wait until I install the rear set
Pros: It's like having a mini concert in my car I love them
Cons: A little pricey but worth it
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More details on the Focal ES 165K
Features & specs
|Speaker Size||6 1/2|
|Tweeter Design||M-Shaped Inverted Dome|
|Tweeter Composition||Aramid Fiber|
|Woofer Composition||K2 Kevlar Sandwich|
|Woofer Surround||Butyl Rubber|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter)||89|
|Sensitivity at 2.83 volts||90.8|
|Frequency Response||60 - 22k Hz|
|Minimum RMS Wattage||---|
|Maximum RMS Wattage||100|
|Peak Power Handling (Watts)||200|
|Top-mount Depth (Inches)||2 15/16|
|Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)||3 1/8|
|Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)||5 5/8|
K2 Cone: The woofer cone is a sandwich composite consisting of a foam core, a structural glass fiber bottom layer, and a Kevlar top layer. This combination of materials results in a rigid, light weight cone with excellent damping characteristics.
Surround: Focal's patented butyl rubber TMD (Tuned Mass Damper) surround helps control unwanted resonances, providing a clean and neutral midrange with very low harmonic distortion.
Voice Coil: The voice coil is wound around a 1-1/4" diameter low-mass Kapton former, ensuring no coil deformation.
Size Classification Note: Some manufacturers, including Focal, call this size woofer a 6-1/2". Because it requires a larger cutout than a standard 6-1/2" speaker, Crutchfield has traditionally referred to this size as a 6-3/4". Please enter you vehicle information to confirm fit in your vehicle.
Inverted Dome: The "M" profile, Aramid fiber, inverted dome tweeter is designed to increase precision at very high frequencies. The push-pull motor also damps acoustic resonances on the back of the membrane and extends the low end of the frequency response.
Mounting Options: The tweeter can be surface or flush mounted using the included adapters, or the trim ring can be removed and the protective washers added for mounting in a factory tweeter location. The included angled cup allows surface mounting at one of two angles; approximately 60° and approximately 40°.
Components: Focal uses audiophile grade polypropylene capacitors and air core inductors to ensure high definition and a dynamic sound quality. Thermal camera imaging is used to optimize component power dissipation, improve reliability, and lower temperature.
Slope: The high-pass crossover slope is 12 dB/octave. A switch allows you to choose between 12 dB/octave and 6 dB/octave slopes for the low-pass crossover. The crossover point for both is 3,500 Hz.
Tweeter Level: A three position switch on the crossover allows you to adjust the output level of the tweeter to -3 dB, 0 dB, or +3 dB.
Wiring: The inputs and outputs are screw terminals; they will accept bare wire or spade connectors up to 0.315" wide.
|Flush Mount||Surface Mount 40°||Surface Mount 60°|
|Mounting Depth||0.43"||screw depth||screw depth|
Crossover: The crossover dimensions are:
- Width: 4-3/8"
- Height: 1-1/4"
- Depth: 3"
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