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Focal RSE-130

Auditor Series 5-1/4" component system

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Focal's acclaimed sound is coveted by audiophiles and recording studios worldwide, and their Auditor Series...

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About the Focal RSE-130

The benefit of Focal innovation

Focal's acclaimed sound is coveted by audiophiles and recording studios worldwide, and their Auditor Series speakers bring that sound quality to your car at a competitive price. This impressive RSE-130 component system, which includes two 5-1/4" woofers, two tweeters, and two external crossovers, will easily outperform your factory speakers and bring the fun back to your time in the car.
RSE-130

Focal adds a phase plug to the woofer cone for better sound dispersion.

The benefit of Focal innovation

Focal's acclaimed sound is coveted by audiophiles and recording studios worldwide, and their Auditor Series speakers bring that sound quality to your car at a competitive price. This impressive RSE-130 component system, which includes two 5-1/4" woofers, two tweeters, and two external crossovers, will easily outperform your factory speakers and bring the fun back to your time in the car.

Exceptional components

To overcome the limitations of low woofer placement, the woofer's cone features a phase plug for better sound dispersion, so you'll experience a rich, full sound. Prepare to be moved by the bright highs and crisp detail broadcast by these "Silk Aluminum" inverted dome tweeters. With included mounting hardware, you'll have the tools you need to enhance stereo imaging by installing these tweeters in a good spot high up in your doors, in the sail panel, or on the dash.

Compact crossover network

This system's external crossover ensures a seamless distribution of frequencies to the woofer and tweeter, for a totally natural sound. The prewired crossovers are compact enough to fit in some pretty tight places.

Built to last

A polypropylene woofer cone and butyl rubber surround ensure these speakers will live a long life in your car doors, withstanding all kinds of environmental abuse while delivering robust sound. Focal built these speakers with an extra-large voice coil and a powerful magnet so they can handle an honest 50 watts RMS. Handsome mesh grilles are also included in case you're planning on a custom installation.

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Product highlights:

  • component speaker system includes two 5-1/4" woofers, 2 tweeters, and 2 external crossovers
  • polypropylene woofer with butyl rubber surround
  • "silk aluminum" inverted dome tweeter
  • mesh/ABS grilles included
  • prewired external crossover (12dB/oct)
  • handles up to 50 watts RMS (100 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 65-21,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 90 dB
  • impedance: 4 ohms
  • woofer mounting depth: 2-1/4"
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # RSE-130
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What's in the box:

  • Two woofers
  • Two tweeters (each with 18" length of speaker wire attached)
  • 2 Flush mount tweeter cups (installed)
  • 2 Surface mount tweeter adapters
  • 2 Angled surface mount tweeter adapters
  • 2 Crossovers
  • 2 Woofer grilles
  • 2 Woofer grille mounting rings
  • 12 Speed clips
  • Eight 1" Pan head screws (large head)
  • Four 1" Pan head screws (small head)
  • 2 Adhesive backed pads
  • User manual (English/ French/ German/ Spanish/ Italian/ Portuguese/ Chinese/ Russian)
  • Specifications printed on box
  • Thank you note

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Great sound system upgrade!

Vid from Zagreb, Croatia on 4/21/2019

1991 Volkswagen Golf

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Bought these after doing a little research online and installed them in the door panels of my old Golf mk2. Had to buy a new Pioneer car stereo with a little in-built amp with 4x50W output power to match RMS of the speakers. All I can say about them is they sound beautiful! Very sharp, clear and crisp sound, really nice amount of bass from the woofers I just love them!! Great upgrade of my car audio! Thanks Focal :)

Pros: Nice and clear highs, nice mid-bass performance

Cons: None that I noticed so far

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Aaron from Las Vegas, NV on 1/28/2019

2016 Toyota Tundra

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Clean crisp highs and great mid-bass. Love them!

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Great sound/Great value!

Robert from Sterling, VA on 1/15/2019

1998 Nissan Altima

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Installed 22-watt head unit and front speakers in a 20-year old car. No amplifier. Old speakers were literally falling apart. Finally replaced the rear speakers and adjusted the equilibrium. Low investment and HUGE sound quality improvement! Starter car now sounds almost as good as my primary vehicle. Maybe it is time for me to upgrade my car?

Pros: Affordable, easy to install (if you have the right tools), and excellent sound.

Cons: None

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Good value -crossover could be better

Greg from Peekskill, NY on 11/2/2018

2005 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport

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Good value, but after installing them this is my take on them. If you're looking to use Focal speakers in your car, it's more advantageous to spend the extra money for the better crossover. The crossover is only a high pass filter on the tweeter but doesn't have a low pass filter on the woofer...The sensitivity of the tweeters isn't properly matched with the woofers, so a better-quality crossover with a tweeter level control would work wonders. That being said, they sound good if you do some heavy EQ cuts in the 10-16kHz range. Best if you can use a shelf EQ at 4kHz. Regardless of my nerding...they're leaps and bounds better than my stock speakers haha

Pros: Clear sound after EQ Good midrange and the soundstage is solid Good amount of mounting options for the tweeter

Cons: Crossover is cheap and only has two components Tweeter is disproportionally loud compared to the woofers

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Great service

Kevin from Michigan on 3/13/2018

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Love the prompt service

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tom m from Gales Ferry, CT on 10/16/2017

2000 Toyota Tundra

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Good, quality sound for the price. Tweeter a bit bright. Very basic crossover. Wasn't expecting audiophile sound at this price, but all in all, pleased with performance.

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Crutchfield customer from Houston,tx on 6/20/2017

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Wonderful sound, the only complaint is the manual haven't information to connect the tweeters and woofers with the crossover ann the radio.

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Great entry-level Focals

Crutchfield customer from Kansas City, MO on 6/6/2017

2003 BMW 5 Series

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Great little speakers. I used them as a drop in replacement for the front doors of my e39 with the factory DSP stereo. Even with the stock amp there's a big improvement in mid-range bass and high vocals.

Pros: Good bass for the size and great range from the tweeters, solid build quality.

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Crutchfield customer from Hayward, CA on 5/24/2017

2004 MINI Cooper

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Clean sound with decent bass for 5.25" woofer.

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Features & specs

General
Speaker Size 5
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design Inverted Dome
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Tweeter Composition Silk/Aluminum
Woofer Composition Polypropylene
Woofer Surround Butyl Rubber
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Specifications
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) N/A
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts 90
Frequency Response 65 - 21k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage ---
Maximum RMS Wattage 50
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 100
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2 1/4
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 2 1/2
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 4 9/16

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Features

Phase Plug: The bullet-shaped phase plug in the center of the woofer ensures a smooth, flat off-axis frequency response by preventing the higher 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" diameter low-mass Kapton former, ensuring no coil deformation.

Tweeter Mounting: The tweeters can be flush mounted, surface mounted, or surface mounted at an angle (approximately 30°) using the included adapters. Once installed in any of the housings, the tweeter will pivot approximately 15° in any direction.

Note: Although the tweeters are shipped in their flush mount housings, no flush mount hardware is included. A method of holding the housings in place must be fabricated.

Tweeter Dimensions:

  Flush Mount Surface Mount Angled Surface Mount
Mounting Height 0.2" 0.84" 1.6"
Depth 0.65" screw depth screw depth
Frame Diameter 2.11" 1.775" 1.78" x 1.81"
Cutout Diameter 1.77" N/A N/A

Crossover: The input and output wires are attached to the crossover. The 19" input wires are not terminated (bare wire). Both the woofer and tweeter output wires are 10" long and terminated with quick slides to easily attach to the drivers. The crossover slope is 12 dB/octave.

Crossover Dimensions:

  • Width: 2-7/8" (3-1/8" including wires)
  • Height: 7/8"
  • Depth: 2"

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I'm making my own Smart Phone Music Player and need speakers! [ CHRISTOPHER  Oct 10, 2017 ]
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Love Focal sound [ Ben  Jul 19, 2017 ]

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