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Focal Performance Sub P 20F

Expert Series 8" 4-ohm component subwoofer

Item # 091SUBP20F

If you've heard Focal speakers, then you know that their reputation for quality is well-deserved.

If you've heard Focal speakers, then you know that their reputation for quality is well-deserved.

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About the Focal Performance Sub P 20F

The flax connection

If you've heard Focal speakers, then you know that their reputation for quality is well-deserved. Focal's designers never hesitate to think outside the box when it comes to speaker innovation. To create their Performance Series speakers and subs, for example, they spent five years developing a super-lightweight, extra-rigid cone material made from a layer of flax fibers sandwiched between two layers of glass fibers. You get the warmth of natural fiber combined with the supreme accuracy of a more rigid cone material.

The flax connection

If you've heard Focal speakers, then you know that their reputation for quality is well-deserved. Focal's designers never hesitate to think outside the box when it comes to speaker innovation. To create their Performance Series speakers and subs, for example, they spent five years developing a super-lightweight, extra-rigid cone material made from a layer of flax fibers sandwiched between two layers of glass fibers. You get the warmth of natural fiber combined with the supreme accuracy of a more rigid cone material.

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You won't believe it's an 8" sub.

An 8" sub that thinks it's a giant

Focal's Performance Sub P 20F 8" sub delivers performance way beyond its size, using its 1-1/2" voice coil and double magnets to handle up to 250 watts RMS. It works equally well in compact sealed or ported enclosures, so it's a great candidate for great bass in a smaller vehicle. If you're putting together a system, make sure to take a look at the Focal component speaker systems that feature the same "Flax Sandwich" cones.

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Product highlights:

  • 8" 4-ohm component subwoofer
  • glass fiber/flax/glass fiber laminate cone
  • rubber surround
  • handles up to 250 watts RMS (500 watts peak)
  • frequency response: 39-500 Hz
  • sensitivity: 82.5 dB
  • sealed box volume: 0.35-0.53 cubic feet
  • ported box volume: 0.35-0.71 cubic feet
  • grille not included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # SUB P 20F

What's in the box:

  • One 8" Single voice coil subwoofer
  • Rubber trim ring/gasket (installed)
  • Six 3/4" Self tapping screws
  • User manual (English/ French)
  • FOCAL decal
  • Specifications printed on the box

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Quality all around

Charles from Allentown, PA on 7/8/2018

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The Focal P20f is hands-down the best 8" sub I've ever worked with. The materials are very high quality, the cone gives a natural texture to the sound, and the design keeps the bass extremely tight and punchy. I have a single P20f in the cabin of my Altima and it is just enough to round out the music without being too much. Powering with 300W from a Focal amp, in a .5 cubic foot sealed box. Overall, I absolutely love this sub. If you have the ability to place your subwoofer in the cabin, a single P20f will do wonders. If it must be placed in the trunk, I would instead recommend a single/dual 10" or 12". This is the easiest 5 stars I've given any piece of gear to date.

Pros: -Tight and punchy bass -Exceptional build quality -Looks amazing -High quality connectors -Hits harder than expected -Plays cleanly when pushed hard

Cons: -May not be powerful enough for trunk placement -Does not reach low enough for rap/hip hop/EDM

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Features

Cone: The woofer cone is a sandwich design, with a 0.6mm flax center between two 0.2mm glass layers. This combination of materials results in a neutral sound without coloration.

Surround: The rubber surround is resistant to ultraviolet rays, temperature extremes, and humidity to add to the speaker's reliability and longevity.

Spring-Posts: The spring-post speaker terminals offer easy connection of single banana plugs or bare wire up to 10 gauge.

Rubber Gasket: The gasket/mounting-ring ensures better chassis damping and prevents air leakage. The rubber gasket is removable.

Sealed Box Volume: Focal recommends a sealed enclosure with a volume between 10 liters (0.35 ft³) and 15 liters (0.53 ft³).

Ported Box Volume: Focal recommends a ported enclosure with a volume between 10 liters (0.35 ft³) and 20 liters (0.71 ft³) using a single port tube (size in the table below):

Vented Enclosure Specifications (using 3/4" MDF construction)

Internal Volume 0.35 ft³ 0.53 ft³ 0.71 ft³
Port 2-3/4" diameter x 11-13/16" long 2-3/4" diameter x 13-25/32" long 2-3/4" diameter x 13-25/32" long

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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Sound quality and reputation [ CHARLES  Jun 12, 2018 ]
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Best option for my 8" stock location. I think it will turn out great. My amplifier will power it great and if I put in a second it will still work with the same amp. [ BRIAN  Dec 06, 2017 ]
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because I have focal door speakers [ THOMAS E  Jan 18, 2016 ]

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can these be used for free air woofers in the back deck?
[ Tim  Feb 09, 2018 ]
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There are sizes for both sealed and vented woofer boxes. I cannot be sure, but if your trunk is sealed and/or insulated it may work. The woofers sound excellent in a sealed woofer box.
[ James  Feb 09, 2018 ]
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Are the recommended enclosure volumes taking into account the speaker volume?
[ Jorge E  May 18, 2016 ]
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Yes, absolutely. There's a range for each type as well: sealed box volume: 0.35-0.53 cubic feet ported box volume: 0.35-0.71 cubic feet So, as long as the airspace falls within the recommended range for the specific enclosure type, you'll be good to go. I hope that helps. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5
[ Ryan  May 20, 2016 ]  Staff

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