About the Focal ES 165K2
Meticulous design and construction
Focal adds an aluminum phase plug to the ES 165K2 woofer.
Meticulous design and construction
Handmade in France, the Elite K2 Power Series ES 165K2 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. This 2-ohm system extracts maximum power from your amp so you'll get more punch from your system.
A classic woofer with a new twist
The 6-1/2" woofer uses Focal's classic "W" sandwich cone design to reproduce your music 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. Focal also distinguishes this system by incorporating an aluminum phase plug in the woofer for extended frequency response.
A redesigned tweeter
The separate 13/16" aramid fiber tweeter employs a unique "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
- 2-ohm impedance
- power range: 6-100 watts RMS (200 watts peak power)
- frequency response: 60-22,000 Hz
- sensitivity: 92.8 dB at 2.83 V
- mounting depth: 2-15/16"
- grilles included
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # ES 165K2
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
- 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 165K2 reviews
Love focal k2 speakers loud and clear awesome service from crutchfield fast shipping
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Picked up a brand new set of these. Initially turning them on they were weak and had low output, but after playing for about an hour they came alive. I replaced other speaker components and these Focals have a much lighter airy sound. They also have wayyy better midrange and bass output! Suprisingly the focals weigh less and can be crossed lower and driven louder The lead wires to the speaker are thinner which was odd but could be understood to keep the moving mass light. The cone is ridiculously light and the suspension is much much softer than the image dynamics! The tweeter is smaller than the typical 25mm tweeter but the inverted dome technology is incredible and has a very wide dispersion pattern. My others had a 4 db decibel difference in the tweeter from the left and right side. With these the difference is 1 db in the exact same location and angle. Even though the midbass sounds much better the dispersion pattern is about the same between the two in the same locations. I could not be happier with these speakers.
Pros: Great dispersion Great bass Handles lower crossover points in both tweeter and midbass Cast Baskets Kevlar SANDWICHED cone Kevlar tweeter
Cons: .....tweeter could be a tad bigger
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They have a very nice design and have a very good sound quality
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This is my 3rd set of Focals - they have yet to disappoint.
Pros: Fantastic sound!
Cons: Slightly hollow sounding initially although that may have more to do with the enclosure (door). I have Dynamat-ed the doors and installed Fast Rings which seems to have helped.
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More details on the Focal ES 165K2
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)||89.8|
|Sensitivity at 2.83 volts||92.8|
|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.
Phase Plug: The bullet-shaped phase plug in the center of the woofer ensures a smooth, flat off-axis frequency response by preventing the high frequency sound waves emanating from one side of the cone from interfering with sound waves from the other side of the cone.
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.
Tweeter Shelf: Another switch on the crossover turns on/off a high-frequency boost, designed to improve definition.
Bi-amp Inputs: Each crossover has bi-amp inputs, one input for the tweeter and one for the woofer. When using only two amplifier channels the crossover inputs must be shorted together using two short pieces of speaker wire. Focal recommends using four amplifier channels to bi-amp the speakers for the improved dynamic range and to present an easier load for the amp(s) to drive.
Wiring: The inputs and outputs are set screw terminals; they will accept bare wire up to 10 gauge.
|Flush Mount||Surface Mount 40°||Surface Mount 60°|
|Mounting Depth||0.43"||screw depth||screw depth|
Crossover: The crossover dimensions are:
- Width: 6"
- Height: 1-3/4" (2" including the bolt heads)
- Depth: 4"