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Focal Performance PS 165V
Expert Series 6-3/4" component speaker system
Our take on the Focal Performance PS 165V by Crutchfield's Alexander Hrabe
A sound investment
Focal proudly manufactures the PS 165V system in France.
Someone else in your life might say you're splurging, but you know better. A sound upgrade is a reinvigorating investment in your car, and you'll find few brands more reliable than Focal. This PS 165V 6-3/4" component system delivers the goods with many of Focal's signature technologies working in harmony. The light but exceptionally rigid Polyglass woofer cone produces richly-textured bass and midrange frequencies without coloration. A responsive, sturdy butyl surround ensures long-lasting performance, while the woofer's phase plug enhances dispersion for excellent sound staging.
The PS 165V's aluminum tweeter sports Focal's inverted dome structure for wider dispersion and extended high-frequency response, giving you sparkling detail in the high notes. Three different mounting possibilities let you get creative with a custom installation and get hands-on with the stereo imaging in your car.
Each crossover network features 3-level tweeter control, and allows you to select three different crossover points. If space is an issue in your vehicle, Focal gives you the ability to split up the included crossover networks. You can mount a high-pass filter near each tweeter and a low-pass filter near each woofer, instead of having to mount one big crossover on each side of your vehicle. This system will handle up to 80 watts RMS, and you'll want to use an outboard amplifier to get the best possible performance from these speakers.
Installation note: You'll need a pair of our universal backstraps to install the tweeters in the factory locations.
Tweeters need to be tamed!
Anonymous, Hercules, CA
What's in the Box:
- Two woofers
- Two TNP inverted dome tweeters (with 19" length of speaker wire attached)
- 2 Surface mount tweeter housings (installed)
- 2 Angled surface mount tweeter housings
- 2 Woofer crossovers
- 2 Tweeter crossovers
- 2 Woofer grilles
- 2 Woofer grille mounting rings
- 2 Foam woofer gaskets
- 8 Speed clips
- Four 7/8" Flathead screws
- Eight 1" Self-tapping screws
- Eight M4x25mm Machine screws (each with flat washer and lock washer attached)
- Eight M4 Nuts
- Owner's manual (English/ French)
- Focal window sticker
- Serial number card
- component speaker system includes two 6-3/4" woofers, 2 tweeters, 2 crossovers, and 2 woofer grilles
- Polyglass woofer with butyl rubber surround
- processed aluminum inverted dome tweeter
- docked crossover with 3-level tweeter control and 3 selectable crossover points
- 4-ohm impedance
- 5-80 watts RMS power range (160 watts peak)
- frequency response: 60-20,000 Hz
- sensitivity: 92.5 dB
- woofer top-mount depth: 2-5/8"
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Features and Specs
|Speaker Size||6 3/4|
|Tweeter Design||Inverted Dome|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|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||80|
|Peak Power Handling (Watts)||160|
|Top-mount Depth (Inches)||2 5/8|
|Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)||N/A|
|Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)||5 9/16|
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 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.
Aluminum Basket: The woofer features a non-magnetic cast aluminum basket.
Size Classification Note: Some manufacturers, including Focal, call this size speaker a 6-1/2". Because it requires a larger cutout than a standard 6-1/2" speaker, Crutchfield has traditionally referred to this size woofer as a 6-3/4". Please refer to the Crutchfield Vehicle Selector to confirm fit in your vehicle.
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 Depth||0.542"||0.875" (screw depth)||0.3" (screw depth)|
Crossovers: Individual crossovers are included for each woofer and each tweeter. The crossovers can be mounted separately, docked in pairs, or all four crossovers docked together and mounted as one unit. The crossover inputs and outputs are screw terminals and will accept bare wire or spade connectors up to 0.3" wide. Because the woofer and tweeter crossovers are separate, and have separate inputs, the system can be bi-amped. The woofer crossover point is 3.5 kHz, all the crossover slopes are 6 dB/octave, and the tweeter crossovers offer two adjustments:
- Tweeter Attenuation: set the tweeter output to -6dB, -3dB, or 0dB (no attenuation)
- Tweeter Crossover Point: the tweeter crossovers also offer three crossover point options; 4 kHz, 4.5 kHz, and 5 kHz
- Length: 4"
- Height: 1-1/4"
- Individual: 2"
- Pair: 4"
- All four: 8"
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Why did you buy this?
Half off couldn't pass it up [ Joseph Mar 03, 2017 ]
u-tube video [ S Jan 16, 2017 ]
Amazing sound quality. Super detailed sound. [ Arturo Dec 22, 2016 ]
Heard good things about them, and they were on sale.. Research suggested these were a good bargain at this price.. Love the bi-ampabilty of them.. [ MARC C Dec 21, 2016 ]
Focal.... no need to say more [ Steven Dec 04, 2016 ]
What's not to love about Focal? Ok, admittedly, the price is a bit to digest. I think to describe Focal as less than phononemal would be, well, disrespectful. High brow? Perhaps. But couldnt we all use a little of that in our lives. We work freakin' HARD for Uncle Sam. Why not practice self-indulgence every once in a great while. I've been working 55-60 hour was for the last 11 months, I don't think I could think of anything of better quality nor a better roi with which to celebrate! [ Randy Nov 05, 2016 ]
I read the review on Crutchfield page and I decided to buy my first hi fidelity speakers. Another aspect that helped me in my decision it was the price, Crutchfield tremendous discount. [ Angel M. Ruiz Oct 16, 2016 ]
Great sounding speaker for the price. Heard much higher end speakers next to them and the Focal blows them way in comparison!! [ David Oct 15, 2016 ]
Sound and build quality. These were on a steep discount so I jumped on them. [ Daniel Oct 13, 2016 ]
High quality sound and durability [ Kenny Sep 29, 2016 ]
Price [ raymond Aug 10, 2016 ]
I am looking for something well built and different than what you find on the shelf or every other car. Focal ftw [ Tim Jul 29, 2016 ]
Great sound and quality especially with an open box buy! Couldn't see if the V1 was worth the extra money. [ William Jul 25, 2016 ]
Great value for such a great performing product. [ Terry Jun 30, 2016 ]
Made in 1st world country, amazing sound. [ TROY Jun 08, 2016 ]
nice speaker, love it [ vuong May 28, 2016 ]
HAVE USED FOCAL DRIVERS IN HOME SPEAKERS I HAVE BUILT , PRICE REDUCTION [ JOE May 22, 2016 ]
Sound [ John May 13, 2016 ]
First off they're Focals, which is why I chose them. This model specifically are made in China. The Focal Performance PS 165V1s are the next gen ones that were Made in France. For my listening needs, I didn't really mind that these were made in China given that they were heavily discounted. For my listening needs, these would suffice + the peace of mind of Crutchfield and manufacturer's warranty, I decided to order them. [ Ajay May 07, 2016 ]
it was the best model for the same price as the lower models. best value for the money [ Anthony Apr 19, 2016 ]
They are awesome sounding speakers and I'm adding them to a 4 speaker system that has a pair of Focals already. [ Guest Apr 14, 2016 ]
Owned Focal speakers before and they are the best! [ Richard Apr 06, 2016 ]
Great product at a great price [ Justin Mar 19, 2016 ]
Quality., focals reputation for having the best speakers. Crutchfields price was just a little more than unauthorized dealers on ebay. It's always worry free with crutchfield. [ R Mar 04, 2016 ]
Great speakers and $150 bucks off regular price. [ EDWARD Mar 03, 2016 ]
I've used Focal in previous installs, so i'm comfortable with returning to them. I'm really looking forward to these too. [ Dustin Feb 24, 2016 ]
I've heard them before [ DUANE Feb 17, 2016 ]
I bought these because I've heard great things about Focal and they were a good deal. [ Nicholas Feb 09, 2016 ]
I have had many pairs of Focal components, they always meet and usually exceed my needs in a high-end quality component. The sale price was definitely a factor. [ Jason Feb 04, 2016 ]
I have been researching Focal speakers and these offer the most bang for the buck. Crutchfield is one of the few places where you can find high-quality speakers. [ William Jan 30, 2016 ]
Great reviews, discounted price. [ JONATHAN Dec 27, 2015 ]
Excellent Speakers for a great price. The guide for selecting the correct installantion parts was a big help. [ Larry Dec 11, 2015 ]
15 questions already asked
This will depend largely on your vehicle. For details on 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 what you will need for an installation. [ Kenny Feb 13, 2017 ] Staff
2 answers I have a 4 channel amp with 85watts at 4ohms per channel. Im wondering if the "80watts rms" for the speakers mean between one woofer and one tweeter equals 80? If so does anyone know the rms wattage of the tweeter by itself? I really would like to have every speaker on its own channel instead of putting the two left speakers together on a channel. [ Michael Dec 03, 2016 ]
If you drive the woofer separately from the tweeter, the amp will likely see only 2ohms for each speaker. In this case, your amp's ratings will be much higher, and you stand a good change of blowing out your speakers. I'm driving these speakers with a much smaller amp (40 watts for each woofer/tweeter pair) and they sound great. These speakers are really meant to be driven as a pair. If you really want more power for each pair, I would look to see if you can bridge two amp channels together, and then use the bridged pair to drive a woofer/tweeter pair. You would still need to be careful not to overdrive the speakers. [ Stephen Dec 05, 2016 ]
Since it's a component the 80wt amp will be perfect for it. [ Nicole Dec 03, 2016 ]
For additional 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. [ Kenny Sep 30, 2016 ] Staff
It means the set up with the passive xovers will run 4ohms. [ Ookie Sep 09, 2016 ]
Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) 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. [ Kenny Aug 19, 2016 ] Staff
Thanks for your question. Really both classifications are somewhat correct. 6 3/4 speakers are considered an oversized 6 1/2 based on how it fits most vehicles. Check out the link below, it's a really good article that goes into more depth. Hope that helps. http://www.crutchfield.com/learn/blogs/av_tips/archive/2008/11/14/6-1-2-quot-versus-6-3-4-quot-car-speakers.aspx?g=52100 [ Kenny Jul 16, 2016 ] Staff
Combined ???? [ RON Jun 28, 2016 ]
The rms is for the woofer I found this out by recently blowing both tweeters they handled it for about 4 months of hard use but ended up giving I ran them on a 100 watt amp as well so they are probably around 100w max [ Reed Jun 28, 2016 ]
Each speaker combo, being one woofer and one tweeter is 80 watts rms [ Tamir Jun 28, 2016 ]
All Expert PS series & above are made in France. Any series below that are made in China. Even though the lower series are made in China, they are of very good quality & sound good also. [ Terry Sep 10, 2016 ]
Country of origin is France. [ Kenny May 21, 2016 ] Staff
1 answer I want to run these speakers in an active setup and not use the included passive crossover units. The speakers are rated at 80watts rms in the passive crossover configuration. Would running them active with an appropriate crossover setting using an 80watt x 4 channel amp (4ohm) be a problem for the tweeters? Basically can I connect each tweeter to its own 4ohm 80 watt channel using appropriate crossover without damaging them? [ Ben Apr 03, 2016 ]
I don't know about the speakers, but you might damage your ear drums. [ Josh Apr 04, 2016 ]
Country of origin is listed as France. [ Kenny Mar 30, 2016 ] Staff
I have the 165v in front & the 165ac in the rear of F150 super crew. Both sound great. I bought the 165v for the higher performance, but am amazed how good the 165ac sounds. And the 165as is the components in line with the 165ac & sounds a little above that. So either set would be a great choice. & 165v are at a great deal right now. [ Terry Sep 10, 2016 ]
Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) 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. [ Kenny Mar 15, 2016 ] Staff
The positive is standard size, but the negative is small. I used standard 12g female wire connectors. If you keep it centered on the negative, it will still fit just a little snug & solder it & heat shrink it, & you'll be fine. I used stinger 12g through out my truck. & don't listen to the others who say it's too big. 12g is great wire. [ Terry Jan 26, 2016 ]
I don't think the human ear could hear the difference in sound between using 16 gauge which fits perfect and 12 gauge. But if you absolutely want to use 12 gauge, you could purchase pin connectors that would fit. [ MICHAEL Jan 10, 2016 ]
Honestly 12 gauge is a little to big for these speakers. Soldering would be the only method of connecting to the speakers with that size gauge. I suggest going with 16 gauge which should be plenty for the speakers. [ Timothy Jan 10, 2016 ]
Think placement makes a difference as well. I have the rear set in my wrangler set both on the low setting as they are right at my ears and the fronts both on the middle setting. Both switches. [ Matthew Dec 07, 2015 ]
I used the middle setting on both crossovers and I'm very happy with the sound. [ luis Dec 02, 2015 ]
I cannot answer this question, as I've not been yet able to install the speakers. They LOOK like they will sound good, however. [ Darell Katz Dec 02, 2015 ]
the tweeters got the outer shell but that can be remove and mounts pretty flat installed in my Tahoe and sound great. [ Mark Nov 12, 2015 ]
Hey Doug the diameter of the tweeter without the case for surface mounting is 1.7 inches exactly. [ Alexander Nov 10, 2015 ]
I used a 1-11/16 inch hole saw, and they are a nice fit. They pressed in by hand, and have yet to fall out. [ Adam Nov 10, 2015 ]
I had a shop install them into the factory setup, took a while with a dremel they said but I didn't observe. [ RON Nov 10, 2015 ]
You can choose to either flush or surface mount them. [ MICHAEL Jul 01, 2015 ]
Tweeters can be mounted with or without the pod. I removed them from the pod and mounted where the stock tweeters were, with a little modification to the stock housing. [ David Von Jun 30, 2015 ]
Yes, they can be flush mounted. They come separated from the pod and include a retaiining ring that can be used to flush mount. [ gregory Jun 30, 2015 ]