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Focal 165 CVX

6-1/2" 2-way Car Speakers (165CVX)

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General Features:

  • 6-1/2" CV Series Speakers
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 240 watts per pair / 120 watts each
    • RMS: 120 watts per pair / 60 watts each
  • Polyglass cone woofer
  • Butyl rubber surround
  • 1" Adjustable inverted dome tweeter
  • Built-in audiophile crossover
  • Treble level controls on crossover allows for better integration to various locations
  • 4 ohms impedance
  • 1" 2-Layer Copper Kapton voice coil
  • 11oz. Magnet
  • Top-mount depth: 2-3/4"
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

Priced Per Pair.

Speaker Specifications

Series
This is the manufacturer product line of speakers.
Priced Per
Car Speakers are typically sold in pairs so you will receive 2 speakers for each speaker purchase on speakers marked "Priced Per Pair". If a speaker is marked "Priced Per Each" then the speaker is sold individually and each purchase you make will result in 1 speaker. High-powered tweeters, midrange and full-range pro audio for car speakers are typically sold per each speaker.
Speaker Size
Refers to the size of the speaker measured in inches. Every vehicle has standard application sizes. Please use our vehicle fitment guide for your vehicle's specific speaker sizes if you do not know them.
6-1/2"
Design
The number of individual drivers in a car speaker. Speakers with 2 drivers are known as a 2-way, and 3 drivers are known as a 3-way. Component systems are often referred to as "separates" because the tweeter is not attached to the midwoofer (main speaker driver) and mounts separately in a location such as a door post. Component systems typically come with an external crossover so you can easily adjust the high and low frequencies sent to both the midwoofer and the tweeter. Center channel speakers are great for those looking to have surround sound in their vehicle.
2-way
Tweeter Design
Designs such as cone, dome, semi-dome, balanced dome, and whizzer are most popular. Cone tweeters are simple, efficient and typically are the most reasonably priced. Dome tweeters are used in most home speakers, and provide a smoother and more accurate sound. Semi-dome design is one with a dome placed inside a cone. A Balanced dome driver is a semi-dome with equal reproduction area given the cone and dome portions of the driver. A whizzer tweeter is a separate tweeter cone driven by the voice coil of the woofer.
Inverted Dome
Tweeter Size
Refers to the size of the tweeter. Typically, smaller tweeters produces less output with higher frequency response.
Tweeter Composition
Materials such as polypropylene, silk, cloth, and paper are the most common, where as many more recent tweeters are now manufactured with composites such as Aluminum, Titanium, Mylar, and other materials.

PEI is an acronym for "Polyetherimide" which is an amorphous, amber transparent, high-performance thermoplastic.

Tioxid
Woofer Composition
Lightweight woofer cone materials are essential for efficient operation. Poly cones produce exceptional sound and are sturdy against various changes in temperature. Paper cones are very efficient, and when treated for moisture resistance, will perform at a high level. Poly refers to polypropylene, which is thermoplastic or fibers that are polymers of propylene. IMPP refers to injection molded polypropylene, a commonly used process and material in speakers.
Polyglass
Woofer Surround
A speakers surround is part of the suspension system. The surround protects the cone and prevents it from being displaced as it flexes out from the basket. It is usually made of a durable material like treated foam or rubber in order to withstand the strenuous job of producing bass frequencies.
Butyl Rubber
Peak Power Handling
Peak power handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle during a brief musical burst. The RMS power range figure is a much more reliable rating for determining the speaker's power requirements. The Peak power handling specification is typically rated per speaker unless otherwise noted.
120 watts
RMS Power Handling
The RMS power is the amount of power the speaker requires to operate safely and properly. RMS Power Handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle on a continuous basis. We recommend powering your speakers or subwoofer with 80%-120% of its recommended RMS rating. The RMS power handling specification is typically rated per speaker unless otherwise noted.
60 watts
Sensitivity
An efficiency or sensitivity rating tells you how effectively a speaker converts power into sound. The higher the number, the more efficient the speaker and the louder it will play with the same input power. An efficient speaker helps you maximize your available power. Most sensitivity ratings measure the speaker's output with 1 watt of input, 1 meter from the speaker. Some speakers' sensitivity is measured with 2.83 volts of input, instead of 1 watt.
 
Efficiency (1w/1m) is not an accurate indicator of a subwoofer's output capability and should not be used as a comparison to other speakers or subwoofers to determine which one is "louder".
92 dB
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
70 - 28000 Hz
Impedance (Per Voice Coil)
The load value (in ohms) that the speakers present to the amplifier per voice coil - the amount of resistance to the current flow. This is a key specification as subs wired in parallel or low impedances can create problems with your amplifier and potentially void all warranties. We encourage you to ask our support department prior to purchase if you do not understand which impedance level will suit your application best.
4 ohms
Shallow Mount Installation
This means that the subwoofer/speaker is designed to be installed in areas that do not have a lot of space. Shallow mount subwoofers are typically found under a seat or behind the seat in some trucks.

Shallow mount speakers will typically have a mounting depth of 2" or less, while shallow mount subwoofers will typically have a mounting depth of 3" or less.

Top-Mount Depth
The depth when installed on top of the mounting surface. Measured from the bottom of the speaker's magnet to the bottom of the mounting holes on the rim of the speaker.
2-3/4"
Bottom-Mount Depth
The depth when installed from the bottom of the mounting surface. Measured from the bottom of the speaker's magnet to the top of the mounting holes on the rim of the speaker.
3"
Cutout Dimensions
Refers to the dimensions of the hole, measured in inches, required to contain the speaker.
Cutout Dimensions
Refers to the dimensions of the hole, measured in inches or millimeters, required to contain the speaker.
5-1/2" x 5-1/2" 
Speaker Grilles
A grating or screen of metal or plastic bars or wires, mounted in front of a speaker as protection. If yes, the speakers will include matching speaker grilles. If no, there are no grilles included.

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Sonic Electronix

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
71%
4 Star
29%
3 Star
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2 Star
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1 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.9
Value
4.7
Features
4.3
Design
5.0
Usability
5.0
Tony

Pasadena, CA

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August 6, 2013

I installed a pair of these in the rear doors of my 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee and they are awesome. They are being pushed by a Kicker 650.4. I was contemplating buying these just because they were significantly cheaper than the mainline Focal speakers but I decided to take the chance. For the price, you still get the Focal clarity and quality.

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Calico Jack

Chickamauga GA

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Focal delivers real quality even in their cheaper speakers!

July 19, 2013

A really nice speaker. It seems well made and delivers very clear sound with particularly good highs. I'm not overly impressed with the bass, however -- clean and deep but not exactly loud. Not too bad but still...these are speakers that are best deployed alongside a sub. All told, I'm quite pleased.

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Big Jess

Riverside Calif.

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Best Price on the Net!!!!

June 12, 2013

Best set of 6.5 speakers. The sound is amazing.... Crystal clear....

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Dahlmanjj

Corning, NY

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Exactly what I wanted at the BEST PRICE AVAILABLE!

April 29, 2013

Fantastic customer experience. Price was right. Shipping was on time. Product value was the best on the Internet...beating my local store by over a hundred dollars. Thank you!

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DonnieE

Santa Clarita, CA

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Premium coax speakers

December 5, 2012

I got these speakers from sonic at half the price they were selling for on c*****field. The mids and high are wonderful and really outshine the Polk Mm651's which I loved. Good mid bass for such a small speaker and extremely power efficient. With the directional tweeter the sound stage is fantastic To me they sound better than the new Focal performance coaxials. Do yourself a favor and pick up a pair of these before they are gone.

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Timmyd

Convoy, Ohio

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November 30, 2012

Wow.. they sound great for 6.5" speakers..... I put them in my '09 Harley Davidson Street Glide w/a 250watt arc amp and they sound great even at 75mph !!!

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Orange Crush

Lake Ozark, MO

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Focal 165 CVX in Harley Fairing

September 21, 2012

I installed these into my 2011 HD Fairing coupled with a 150 watt amp. They are crystal clear and handle the power just fine. My only complaint is they lack some of the deeper bass response in this installation.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

165-CVX

UPC

884511200360

Weight

5.60lbs

Internal SKU

165cvx

Internal Product ID

10649

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: Focal 165 CVX

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