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Focal Performance PC 165

6-3/4" 2-way car speakers

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Overview

Our take on the Focal Performance PC 165

If you're looking for more than just replacement speakers, Focal's Performance Series speakers let the music speak for itself, providing transparent reproduction for all your recordings and listening pleasures. This PC 165 6-3/4" speaker uses a lightweight, exceptionally rigid Polyglass cone in a sturdy frame to create accurate, richly-textured sound, whether played loud or soft.

Focal Performance PC 165

Superb performers

If you're looking for more than just replacement speakers, Focal's Performance Series speakers let the music speak for itself, providing transparent reproduction for all your recordings and listening pleasures. This PC 165 6-3/4" speaker uses a lightweight, exceptionally rigid Polyglass cone in a sturdy frame to create accurate, richly-textured sound, whether played loud or soft.

Advanced tweeter

Focal brought some of their high-fidelity technology out of the studio and into your car with the Performance inverted dome tweeters. This technology results in wider dispersion and a higher frequency response, so you'll notice greater detail in the instruments and voices. Each 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. You can also tilt the tweeter for better imaging, a big help in vehicles where the speakers are not optimally placed.

Technology that sounds like magic

Focal applies molten glass microballs onto cellulose pulp to create their Polyglass cones, combining the crisp response of the rigid glass layer with the warm sound of a paper cone. The aluminum tweeter has been similarly treated with a softer, more easily damped material that makes the treble distinct without sounding harsh. You can expect superior performance from these speakers, whether you power them with a quality outboard amp or your car stereo.

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.

Priced per pair

Replaced all 4 factory speakers with these and powered by a excelon xr900-5. This combination doesn't mess around. I don't play lows through them but the midst are strong and highs will hurt your ears all while being super clear no matter how high you go.

ColtM, og, missouri

What's in the Box:

  • Two 6-3/4" Coaxial speakers
  • 2 Grilles
  • 2 Grille mounting rings
  • 2 Mounting gaskets
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Eight 1" Self-tapping screws
  • Owner's manual (English/ French)
  • Focal window sticker

Product Highlights:

  • 2-way 6-3/4" speakers (pair)
  • Polyglass woofer with butyl rubber surround
  • processed aluminum inverted dome tweeter
  • grilles included
  • 4-ohm impedance
  • 5-60 watts RMS power range (120 watts peak)
  • frequency response: 60-20,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 92.5 dB
  • depth: 2-5/8"
  • 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 Inverted Dome
Tweeter Composition Aluminum
Woofer Composition Polyglass
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 92.5
Frequency Response 60 - 20k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage 5
Maximum RMS Wattage 60
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 120
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2 5/8
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 5 9/16

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Features

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.

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

Inverted Dome Tweeter: The tweeter is an inverted aluminum dome, producing a broad sound stage. The tweeter rotates on its post, so it can be pointed toward the listener.

Power: In different locations on their website Focal publishes two power ratings for the PC 165, 60 watts RMS/120 watts max and 80 watts RMS/160 watts max. We received confirmation by email that 60 watts RMS/120 watts max is correct.

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