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Focal Integration ISS 165

6-3/4" component speaker system

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Our take on the Focal Integration ISS 165

Focal applies the same technology they use in their studio and audiophile-grade home systems to their Integration line of car speakers. The Integration ISS 165 component system includes 6-3/4" woofers with cones made from Polyglass, a material that combines the warm sound of cellulose with the strength of glass, so they'll play accurately with no added resonances.

Focal ISS 130 5-1/4" 2 way Component Speakers

You can use this angled tweeter mount to improve high-frequency dispersion in problem vehicles.

Audiophile-grade engineering

Focal applies the same technology they use in their studio and audiophile-grade home systems to their Integration line of car speakers. The Integration ISS 165 component system includes 6-3/4" woofers with cones made from Polyglass, a material that combines the warm sound of cellulose with the strength of glass, so they'll play accurately with no added resonances.

Adjustable tweeter

Each separate Integration processed aluminum inverted dome tweeter features a built-in phase plug and wave guide, which act together to increase the power of high-frequency notes and improve the stereo soundstage. Focal includes a low-profile surface mount and an angled mount so you can set up the tweeter for the best possible imaging in your vehicle.

Built-in crossover networks

The crossover networks are built-in, so you don't have those extra boxes to install. Low-profile Integration speakers allow you to put Focal sound quality and construction into your vehicle, so you can enjoy a dramatic jump in performance over your old speakers. Grilles are not included; factory grilles are appropriate for most installations.

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.

Installation note: You'll need a pair of our universal backstraps to install the tweeters in the factory locations.

Product Highlights:

  • component speaker system includes two 6-3/4" woofers and two tweeters
  • Polyglass woofer with butyl rubber surround
  • processed aluminum inverted dome tweeter
  • built-in crossovers
  • 4-ohm impedance
  • 5-70 watts RMS power range (140 watts peak)
  • frequency response: 60-20,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 92.6 dB
  • woofer top-mount depth: 2"
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Wow what a beautiful speaker. Once they break in 10 hours or so, they have a lovely smooth rich sound. Highs are clean without being overly bright. Midrange is perfect. Lows are just fine for a door speaker. Subs take care of the lower end anyway.

Todd, Palmyra, PA

What's in the Box:

  • Two woofers
  • Two inverted dome tweeters (with 5" length of speaker wire attached)
  • 2 Surface mount tweeter housings (with tweeters installed)
  • 2 Angled surface mount tweeter housings
  • Two 19" Lengths of speaker wire with in-line tweeter crossovers
  • Two 7" Lengths of speaker wire with in-line woofer crossovers
  • 2 Woofer mounting gaskets
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Four 7/8" Flathead screws
  • Eight 1" Self-tapping screws
  • Owner's manual (English/ French)
  • Focal window sticker

Focal Integration ISS 165 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(12 Reviews)

They're okay

Jason from Norfolk, VA on 7/28/2017

2011 Chevrolet Malibu
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Have these speakers in my 2011 malibu. Currently hooked up on a Rockford Fosgate prime R300x4 amp at 4 ohms. They're alright for the price. The only real complaint I have is the lack of mid-low end of the speaker itself and the tweeters are a bit bright. Tweeters I managed to tune to a comfortable level with my 13 band head unit. They're not horrible but just don't fill my needs.

Pros: Affordable, decent sound.

Cons: Tweeters are a bit bright, low and mid range seems to be lacking.


Todd from Palmyra, PA on 6/19/2017

2009 Saturn Aura
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Wow what a beautiful speaker. Once they break in 10 hours or so, they have a lovely smooth rich sound. Highs are clean without being overly bright. Midrange is perfect. Lows are just fine for a door speaker. Subs take care of the lower end anyway.

Pros: Price for outstanding sound. Well made.

Cons: None.

You sure these are entry level?

Rockmusic from Columbus, Oh on 5/21/2017

2015 Ford Fusion
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Love my new(er) Ford Fusion, but there are very limited stereo upgrades and/or aftermarket offerings available for this vehicle. Speakers are even somewhat limited, Focal is one of several offerings, and I am amazed at just what this change(so far) brought to my factory system. I plan on 2-ways(Focal) in the rear doors, now, and then eventually, better wiring, along with a DSP, a "D" series amp, and a good(not overpowering)sub in the future, one step at a time. Just installed these ISS 165's in the stock front door openings(modified tweeter installation, not difficult), and am IMPRESSED with the SOUND! I hear things on FM stereo that I have NEVER heard before. It caught my attention immediately, and now I pay closer attention to the music and believe me, I AM NOT DISAPPOINTED. And I'm getting this with a factory head unit(I love the rear camera, steering wheel controls and the SYNC) that seems to have some guts when cranked up a bit. The DSP will tell the the true story here, however. I wish I had the factory premium system(Sony) which would have been an even better starting point. I have YET to find any brand's entry level product that sound as good as these Focal's do. Can only imagine what the K2's sound like. So if Focal would like to use my Fusion as a test platform for the K2's, call me. I've been a JL Audio fan an user for years, but I thought I'd go out on a limb and see what everyone's ranting about. Glad I did.

Pros: Compared to factory, there is NO comparison. The depth, detail and sound these put out are amazing. Even with a factory wiring harness.

Cons: Haven't found any.

Focal Integration ISS 165

Anonymous from Levittown , PA on 3/8/2017

2017 Honda CRV EX-L
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very clear and crisp sound. Heard sounds in songs I never heard before. Bass is not as deep as I prefer but overall good speakers. They would sound even better with an amplifier...I only have a 180w factory stereo.



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Anonymous from Califon, NJ on 10/21/2016

2012 Hyundai Genesis
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Oh yeah! You're gonna fall in love with these speakers. The clarity of the sound is great. I can hear every instrument. I even hear sounds from previous music that I thought were never there. Great product!!




Daniel L. from Saint Louis, MO on 8/5/2016

2013 Chevrolet Camaro
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice clean and clear sound, good highs/mids/lows with no distortion. Paired with Pioneer AVIC-5100NEX without an amp, work just fine!! The tweeters fit into the stock triangle door tweeter space in the 2013 Camaro.

Pros: Fantastic sound!!

Cons: Not free?

Sound Quality at its Finest

Dillon from Decatur, AL on 6/23/2016

2006 Chevrolet Colorado
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I wanted to upgrade my speakers to get better sound quality and a bit louder sound inside my tiny truck since the bass seemed overpowering. These speajers fit perfectly like a glove and Ibwas absolutely blown away at how nice they sound. They get fairly loud even without an external amplifier. The tweeters actually pull apart and fit inside my doors where the stock tweeters were located. If you are looking for crisp clear sounding speakers look no further. They are worth every penny!

Pros: *Sound Quality *Sensitivity *Fits when Crutchfield says they do

Cons: *Absolutely none

Superb Sound Quality!

Gregory C from Akron, OH on 4/29/2016

2011 Toyota RAV4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Chatted with Levi, a Crutchfield Advisor about upgrading my factory speakers without upgrading the stereo or adding an amp. He recommended these for the front. I am incredibly pleased with the upgraded sound quality! These speakers will not distort no matter how high I turn up the volume. Stop debating about upgrading and just do it! Notes: If you're installing yourself, be prepared to spend a little time planning out the tweeter mounting. I was able to mount mine inside of the factory mounts with a bit of work. I had to cut/pry out the original tweeter and then hollow out the hole with pliers and a small hacksaw until it was large enough to squeeze the new tweeters inside. Crutchfield's tech support (Justin and Brent) were incredibly helpful with getting me detailed info on how to wire these. I had to wire both the woofers and the tweeters to the factory tweeter harness. The wiring harness adapter included was not required.

Pros: Crystal clear sound quality with punchy midbass.

Cons: None!


Andrew from Greenville, NC on 3/1/2016

2011 Volkswagen Golf
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Please see my review on the Focal Integration IFVW Golf 6 for details. Nice upgrade from factory speakers.

Pros: Open, airy top end. Tight bass.

Cons: Restricted low end. Needs sub for impact.

Excellent speakers for the buck!

Fenil S from Kottayam, India on 4/23/2015

Bought these few weeks ago & installed on a stock headunit without an amplifier, Still it sounds great & nothing can replace the sound quality of focal.

Pros: Easy to install Great tweeter Excellent woofer built quality

Cons: None


Tresten from layton,utah on 3/25/2015

1997 Toyota RAV4
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Excellent and easy install I have never heard sound like this before!


Cons: Had a bent terminal when they arived but nothing major.

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Anonymous from Rhode Island on 5/1/2014

2013 Subaru Impreza WRX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Amazing speakers. Sound comes through nice and clear.

Pros: Shallow mounting.



Hands-on research

Features and Specs

Speaker Size
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design Inverted Dome
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Tweeter Composition Aluminum
Woofer Composition Polyglass
Woofer Surround Butyl Rubber
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) 88.5
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts 92.6
Frequency Response 60 - 20k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage 5
Maximum RMS Wattage 70
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 140
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 5 5/8

Product Research



Polyglass Cone: The woofer cone has a cellulose pulp base and is coated with a uniform deposit of hollow glass microballs. The addition of the Polyglass layer significantly increases the cone's rigidity without adding much weight. This combination takes advantage of the accuracy and neutrality of the hard outer surface, but maintains the superior damping characteristics of the cellulose pulp.

Surround: 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 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" diameter low-mass Kapton former, ensuring no coil deformation.

Size Classification Note: Crutchfield has traditionally referred to this size woofer as a 6-3/4", while some manufacturers, including Focal, call it a 6-1/2". Please refer to the Crutchfield Vehicle Selector to confirm fit in your vehicle.

Crossovers: The included 7" woofer wires have integrated crossovers. The woofer ends of the wires have female quick-slides that easily connect to the woofer terminals.


Inverted Dome Tweeter: The tweeter is an inverted aluminum 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 tweeters include two types of surface mount housings, one low profile and one angled:

  Flush Mount Low Profile Surface Mount Angled Surface Mount
Mounting Height 0.3" 0.894" 1.933"
Mounting Depth 0.55" 0.875" (screw depth) 0.875" (screw depth)
Frame Diameter 1.871" 1.88" N/A
Cutout Diameter 1.67" N/A N/A
Width N/A N/A 1.895"
Surface Depth N/A N/A 2.839"

Crossovers: The included 19" tweeter wires have integrated crossovers. The tweeter ends of the wires have quick-slide terminals that easily connect to the wires soldered to the tweeters. The input end of each wire has three leads, a negative and two positives. The positive leads are labeled Car and Display, with a lower output level from the Car lead (useful because the placement of the woofer in a typical car installation requires the tweeter output be lowered to maintain a balanced sound).

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Customer Q&A

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Why did you buy this?

Reputation [ Victor  Apr 05, 2017 ]
Reputation of quality. [ WARREN  Mar 24, 2017 ]
To Upgrade my OEM speakers to go with my new Pioneer AppRadio. [ Otto  Feb 05, 2017 ]

3 questions already asked

You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. We haven't done any research on your particular vehicle but an advisor will be able to help you determine the best fit for your budget and your needs. [ Kenny  Mar 30, 2016 ]  Staff
For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy  Nov 04, 2015 ]  Staff
Thanks for your question. For information on selecting an amp for these speakers I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget. [ Jeff  Jan 04, 2014 ]  Staff