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Focal RSE-165

Auditor Series 6-1/2" component system

Item # 091RSE165

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

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About the Focal RSE-165

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-165 component system, which includes two 6-1/2" 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-165

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-165 component system, which includes two 6-1/2" 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 speaker 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 60 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 6-1/2" 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 60 watts RMS (120 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 65-21,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 90 dB
  • impedance: 4 ohms
  • woofer mounting depth: 2-1/2"
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # RSE-165
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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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Features & specs

General
Speaker Size 6 1/2
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 91.5
Frequency Response 60 - 21k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage ---
Maximum RMS Wattage 60
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 120
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2 9/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 2 3/4
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 5 11/16

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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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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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Good installment options for tweeters. [ James  Jan 22, 2019 ]
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They have an excellent reputation and will look good in my car [ David  Jun 24, 2018 ]
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Focal has always been a favorite of mine. I had a set of Poly Kevlar in my 1st truck. Not going that expensive this time but after hearing them in my buddies truck just recently. I fell in love all over again. The sound is incredible!! [ Jason  Mar 12, 2018 ]
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Recommended by Crutchfield rep to replace blown factory speakers. [ Darien  Mar 07, 2018 ]
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The sound good [ kevin  Jun 16, 2017 ]
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Do the Focal RSE-165 crossovers filter out the frequencies below the 60Hz for the low end of the woofers (advertised freq response), or are they just keeping the woofer and tweeter frequencies apart? The reason I ask is because my amp has an active high pass filters to block frequencies below 80Hz, but if these crossovers were already blocking below 80Hz then it would make sense to keep my amp at full range for these speakers. woofer-tweeter
[ Kenny  Nov 23, 2017 ]
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Yes, keep your amp at full range. I myself have a Kenwood class D amp and Kenwood head unit, and these speakers sound great. When I bought the amp, the salesman set my amp, knowing what I was running. Also used OF wiring and 4 gauge wire for the amp. Thinking of getting Focal's for the rear of my van, but not components, just 2 way.
[ Ohlendorf  Nov 23, 2017 ]
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I believe there is only a high pass between the woofer and tweeter. I have them actively crossed at 60 hz and they sound amazing.
[ Kyle  Nov 23, 2017 ]
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Will these work with only 25 watts rms?
[ Chris  Feb 23, 2017 ]
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Absolutely. Focal makes the Auditor line to be very efficient and work well without needing an external amp. They can handle the additional wattage of an external amp should you choose to add one but it is not required to do so. I hope that helps. My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5
[ Ryan  Mar 10, 2017 ]  Staff

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