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Focal Access 165A1 SG

6-3/4" component speaker system

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Here's some good news for car audio fans. Focal's Access speakers have earned a reputation for delivering clear, natural sound that's unsurpassed in their price class. Now, Focal has actually lowered their prices on the latest editions of these remarkable speakers, so here's your chance to experience these components for yourself. Focal inspects and tests every Access speaker to ensure that each one lives up to their high quality standards.

Lifelike sound

Here's some good news for car audio fans. Focal's Access speakers have earned a reputation for delivering clear, natural sound that's unsurpassed in their price class. Now, Focal has actually lowered their prices on the latest editions of these remarkable speakers, so here's your chance to experience these components for yourself. Focal inspects and tests every Access speaker to ensure that each one lives up to their high quality standards.

The Access 165A1 SG component speaker system features a 6-3/4" woofer with a stiff, woven glass-fiber cone for precise bass and midrange reproduction. The strong, lightweight ABS frame offers plenty of open space for unimpeded cone movement, along with plenty of venting to cool the voice coils.

Access 165A1 SG component speaker system

Unique inverted dome tweeter

Focal's patented inverted-dome tweeter acts like a miniature woofer cone, dispersing high frequencies evenly with fine resolution and exciting dynamics. You can install the tweeters with the included flush-mount hardware, or use the included dual-angled pod for surface mounting. Either way, you'll enjoy the superior stereo imaging of these well-designed tweeters.

Crossover network with tweeter level control

High-quality components in the external crossover ensure a seamless distribution of frequencies to the woofer and tweeter, for an extremely natural sound. You'll also appreciate a 3-position tweeter level adjustment that allows you to customize your sound even further.

Note: Focal describes this model as a 6-1/2" speaker. Most manufacturers designate this same frame size as a 6-3/4" speaker. For simplicity's sake we list it as a 6-3/4" speaker.

Incrediable sound balance outta these components. The tweeters aren't too bright and the sound stage sounds amazing for the price. Thinking seriously about buying a second pair and a set of kick panels for my 2003 Silverado. Pushing them with a Rockford 300x4 and its perfect.

jl, Shreveport, LA

What's in the Box:

  • Two 6-3/4" Woofers
  • Two inverted dome tweeters (with attached 18" length of speaker wire)
  • 2 Tweeter flush mount cups (installed)
  • 2 Tweeter angle mount cups
  • 2 Crossover networks
  • 2 Tweeter lock washers
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Four 5/8" Self-tapping flat head screws
  • Eight 1" Self-tapping pan head screws
  • Owner's manual (English/ French)

Product Highlights:

  • component speaker system includes two 6-3/4" woofers, 2 tweeters, and 2 external crossovers
  • humidity-resistant, woven glass-fiber woofer in non-resonant ABS/fiberglass basket
  • butyl rubber surround
  • 1" aluminum inverted dome tweeter
  • external crossover with 3-position tweeter level
  • 4-ohm impedance
  • 6-60 watts RMS power range (120 watts peak)
  • frequency response: 60-20,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 92 dB
  • mounting depth: 2-9/16"
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Features and Specs

General
Speaker Size 6 3/4
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design 1" Inverted Dome
Tweeter Composition Aluminum
Woofer Composition Braided Glass Fiber
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 92
Frequency Response 60 - 20k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage 6
Maximum RMS Wattage 60
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 120
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2 9/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 2 13/16
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 5 9/16

Product Research

Woofer
Tweeter
Crossover
Dimensions

Woofer

Material: The light, rigid braided glass fiber woofer cone is humidity resistant. The butyl rubber surround is resistant to ultraviolet rays, temperature extremes, and humidity to add to the speaker's reliability and longevity.

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.

Basket: The woofer features a basket made of 20% glass fiber filled ABS.

Voice Coil: The voice coil is wound around a 1" diameter low-mass Kapton former, ensuring no coil deformation.

Tweeter

Inverted Dome Tweeter: The tweeter is an inverted aluminum and dome, producing a broad sound stage. The tweeter has a Neodymium magnet to provide a powerful magnetic field for the voice coil, while still maintaining the tweeter's compact dimensions.

Mounting Options: The tweeter can be surface or flush mounted using the included adapters. Focal recommends flush mounting, but the included angled cup allows surface mounting at approximately 15° or approximately 30°. The top of the angle mount cup and the bottom of the flush mount cup can be combined to create another surface mount (non-angled).

Crossover

Components: Focal uses audiophile grade polypropylene capacitors and air core inductors to ensure high definition and a dynamic sound quality.

Tweeter Level: You can adjust the output level of the tweeter on the crossover to -6 dB, -3 dB, or 0 dB.

Crossover Slopes: The crossover uses 2nd order, 12 dB per octave low-pass and high-pass filters. The crossover frequency for both is 4,800 Hz.

Wiring: The inputs and outputs are screw terminals; they will accept bare wire or spade connectors up to 0.3" wide.

Dimensions

Tweeters:

  Flush Mount Surface Mount Angled Surface Mount
Mounting Height 0.19" 0.965" 1.185"
Depth 0.88" 0.678" (screw depth) 0.685" (screw depth)
Frame Diameter 1.99" 1.77" 1.825"
Cutout Diameter 1.80" N/A N/A

Crossover:

  • Width: 2.595"
  • Height: 1.308"
  • Depth: 4.730"

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