Chat
Contact us
Close contact box
Connect ID #
138 820 157 4
Connect ID #
138 820 157 4
Don't wait on hold. We'll call you back when it's your turn to talk with the next available .
Please enter your name  
Please enter your phone number  
Please enter a message  

Calls may be recorded for training and quality control purposes.

We are located in Virginia USA.

Thank you. We will be calling you .
We're sorry. We have encountered a problem.

Focal ES 165 KX3E Elite K2 Power Series 6-1/2" 3-way component speaker system

Item # 091ES16X3E

This Focal component system represents the pinnacle of their research, innovation, and obsession for pure sound.

Find what Fits your vehicle

Remove

Checking fit...

This Focal component system represents the pinnacle of their research, innovation, and obsession for pure sound.

Item # 091ES16X3E

Ships free

On backorder
Expected: 3/13/2024

Deeply discounted installation gear

$2,299.99

Other options

About the Focal ES 165 KX3E

Dave Delamere

Sublime 3-way system

Handmade in France, the Elite K2 Power Series ES 165 KX3E component system is the culmination of Focal's passion for perfect sound. Focal's sound gurus engaged in intensive listening sessions designing this line of speakers so that you enjoy uncanny realism, sweeping dynamics, and breathtaking depth in your music. This Focal system includes tweeters, midrange drivers, adjustable crossovers, and woofers to recreate a refined 3-way sound experience that matches their home speakers.

Sublime 3-way system

Handmade in France, the Elite K2 Power Series ES 165 KX3E component system is the culmination of Focal's passion for perfect sound. Focal's sound gurus engaged in intensive listening sessions designing this line of speakers so that you enjoy uncanny realism, sweeping dynamics, and breathtaking depth in your music. This Focal system includes tweeters, midrange drivers, adjustable crossovers, and woofers to recreate a refined 3-way sound experience that matches their home speakers.

A classic woofer with a twist

The 6-1/2" woofer uses Focal's classic "W" sandwich cone design for incredibly accurate audio reproduction. The light foam core is sandwiched between the nimble aramid fiber and fiberglass layers, so the woofer can demonstrate the control needed to play delicate classical passages, yet handle the power needed to drive your bass-heavy tracks with authority. Focal adds a Tuned Mass Damper (TMD®) rubber surround which minimizes harmonic distortion for the cleanest midrange possible. The 3" driver in this 3-way system uses the same sandwich cone to deliver all the midrange details, as well as an aluminum phase plug for extended frequency response.

Focal ES 165 KX3E 3-way component speaker system

The two included Focal crossovers provide five level and crossover slope settings to dial in the sound in your vehicle.

A responsive tweeter

Focal employs a unique 1-1/8" aramid fiber tweeter with an "M"-shaped inverted dome design that disperses the highs with remarkable precision, all the way up to 22,000 Hz. The K2 Power crossovers use hand-made components to deliver an ideal blend of the highs and lows for a dynamic stereo image. Five settings for tweeter, midrange, and woofer control let you dial in the sound to your car's environment.

READ LESS

Product highlights:

  • component speaker system includes two 6-1/2" woofers, two 3" midrange drivers, 2 tweeters, 2 external crossovers, and hardware
  • K2 aramid fiber sandwich cone for woofer and midrange driver
  • 3" midrange driver with aluminum phase plug
  • Tuned Mass Damper (TMD®) rubber surround
  • 1-1/8" FRAK "M"-shaped inverted-dome tweeter
  • 2-way external crossover with 5 settings for levels and crossover slopes
  • 4-ohm impedance
  • handles up to 120 watts RMS (240 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 45-22,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 93 dB at 2.83V
  • woofer mounting depth: 3"
  • flush-mount brackets, angled surface-mount brackets, and aluminum grilles included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • MFR # ES165KX3E

What's in the box:

  • Two woofers
  • Two midrange
  • Two inverted dome tweeters
  • 2 Tweeter flush mount rings
  • 2 Tweeter angled surface mount cups
  • 2 Midrange/Tweeter surface mount housings
  • 2 Crossover networks
  • 2 Woofer grilles
  • 2 Woofer grille mounting rings
  • 2 Midrange grilles
  • 2 Midrange grille mounting rings
  • 2 Woofer mounting gaskets
  • 2 Midrange mouting gaskets
  • 16 Speed clips
  • Eight 1" Screws
  • Two 3/4" Screws
  • Eight 5/8" Screws (Black)
  • Two 5/8" Screws (Silver)
  • Two M3x8mm Machine screws
  • Quick start guide
  • 2 Focal window stickers

Customer reviews for Focal ES 165 KX3E

We don't have any reviews, yet.
Submit a review and then enter to win a $350 gift card.
Be the first to review this product

Loading reviews...

Thanks for submitting your review

Filter by rating

Customer photos

Customer provided image, click to load a larger version.
Customer provided image, click to load a larger version.

Sort reviews

Sort by:
Items per page:
View page:

Verified customer (What's this?)
Verified employee review (What's this?)

Reviewed on Samsung.com

This review was collected as part of a promotion

Pros:

Cons:

Crutchfield response
Customer provided image, click to load a larger version.
<< >>

More details on the Focal ES 165 KX3E

Pat M.

Features & specs

General
Speaker Size 6 1/2
Design 3-way
Tweeter Design M-Shaped Inverted Dome
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Tweeter Composition Aluminum
Woofer Composition Aramid Fiber/Glass/Kevlar
Woofer Surround Butyl Rubber
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Specifications
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) 89
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts 93
Frequency Response 45 - 22k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage ---
Maximum RMS Wattage 120
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 240
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 3
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 3 1/4
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 5 5/8
Mounting Height (Inches) 0.4
Frame Width 6.495
Frame Length 6.495
The Focal ES 165 KX3E replaces these items:

Product Research

Features

Size Classification Note: Some manufacturers, including Focal, call this size woofer a 6½. Because it requires a larger cutout than a standard 6½, Crutchfield has traditionally referred to this size woofer as a 6¾. Please enter your vehicle information to confirm fit.

Phase Plug: The bullet-shaped phase plug in the center of each midrange 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.

Midrange: The midrange drivers are not a standard size, approximately 3½" diameter. They can be top or bottom mounted and have these dimensions:

  • Depth (top mount): 1.329"
  • Mounting height: 0.267"
  • Flange height: 0.157"
  • Depth (bottom mount): 1.486"
  • Tweeter protrusion: 0.11"
  • Cutout diameter: 2.888"
  • Frame diameter: 3.46"
  • Grille diameter: 3.842"
  • Grille height: 0.6"

Tweeter Mounting Options: The tweeters can be surface or flush mounted using the included adapters, or the trim rings can be removed and the protective washers added for mounting in a factory tweeter location. The included angled cup allows surface mounting at one of two angles; approximately 60° and approximately 40°.

Mounting Dimensions:

  Flush Mount Surface Mount 40° Surface Mount 60°
Mounting Height 0.475" 1.855" 1.98"
Mounting Depth 0.765" screw depth screw depth
Frame Diameter 2.302" N/A N/A
Cutout Diameter 2.0" N/A N/A
Frame Width N/A 2.308" 2.308"
Frame Depth N/A 2.333" 2.245"

Tweeter/Midrange Surface Mount: Two surface mounting pods are included that hold a midrange and tweeter. The pods' dimensions are 6⅞" x 4¼" x 3⅛" (height above mounting surface).

Crossovers: The crossover inputs and outputs are set screw terminals; they will accept bare wire up to 10-gauge. Each crossover has bi-amp inputs, one input for the woofer and one for the midrange and tweeter. When using only two amplifier channels the crossover inputs must be shorted together using two short pieces of speaker wire. Focal recommends using four amplifier channels to bi-amp the speakers for the improved dynamic range and to present an easier load for the amp(s) to drive. Each crossover also has five switches to make various adjustments:

  • Woofer Low-Pass Slope: 6 dB/octave or 12 dB/octave
  • Tweeter Shelf: on/off (high-frequency boost designed to improve definition)
  • Tweeter Output Level: -3 dB, 0 dB, or +3 dB
  • Midrange High-Pass Crossover Point: 300 Hz, 400 Hz, or 500 Hz
  • Midrange Output Level: -3 dB, 0 dB, or +3 dB

Crossover Dimensions:

  • Width: 7½"
  • Height: 1⅞"
  • Depth:4¾"

Loading accessories...

Customer Q&A

Loading articles...

Compare the sound