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Focal 165 VB

6-1/2" 2-Way Polyglass Component Speakers System

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  • 6-1/2" 2-Way Polyglass Series Component System
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 280 watts per set / 140 watts each side
    • RMS: 140 watts per set / 70 watts each
  • Polyglass cone woofer
  • Butyl rubber surround
  • 1-3/4" Aluminum/Magnesium inverted dome tweeter
  • 80% ABS/20% Fiberglass basket
  • Crossover with 3-level tweeter control
  • 4 ohms impedance
  • 2-Layer Kapton voice coil former
  • Top-mount depth: 2-9/16"
  • 1-year Sonic Electronix warranty

Priced Per Complete Component System: 2 midwoofers, 2 tweeters and 2 crossover networks.

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 Component System
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.

Aluminum/Magnesium
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.
140 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.
70 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".
93 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).
60 - 28,000 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.
2-9/16"
Cutout Dimensions
Refers to the dimensions of the hole, measured in inches, required to contain the speaker.
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.
No

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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
76%
4 Star
12%
3 Star
6%
2 Star
6%
1 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.4
Value
4.6
Features
4.5
Design
4.7
Usability
4.6
Jason

Canada

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Focal 165 VB

March 7, 2013

These speakers are simply the best I have ever owned. I have had Infinity components but the Focal's are very very good. The sound quality is very clear. I would highly recommend these speakers. I completely noticed the sound improvement, using the same amplifier and same deck. Awesome very great sounding speakers.

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Patrick

Canada

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Focal 165VB components

December 17, 2012

I had several convincing experiences with sonixelectronics. I purchased a set of Focal 165vb components speakers for my vehicule, they are among the best quality I ever heard and I stole them at a ridiculous price from them! I would recommend this store to everyone, including family & friends. And I would suggest the Focal car audio for all stereo upgrades.

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Mat

Texas

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Nice good sq

December 7, 2012

I got a pair of these in a 2003 ford mustang running passive and Rey sound grate. They don't get to loud but they are a nice set of components for the price

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New Focal Fan

Sierra Vista, AZ

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Outstanding Component Set

November 17, 2012

I replaced another component set purchased from Sonic (Massive Audio CK 69, weak mids was the reason) with this one. Application, Nissan Frontier stock speaker location, fronts, 6x9 in the door and tweeters in the dash. Michael at Sonic strongly recommended these focals for the task, as he stated he has these in his car. I'm glad he did, what a difference. I have these focals running off an Alpine PDX-F4 (100 w rms each channel). Overpowering, a little, but turned the gain down to compensate. What a difference. I turned down my subs all the way to just tune (set the amp gain) on these. These 6.5's make my outside mirrors move just a little with mid-bass! Crystal clear mids and highs. Thanks Michael and thanks Sonic Electronix!

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Joe

Canada

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On Time Delivery to Canada

November 16, 2012

Products came on time , Everything in the box was packed like Brand new... These Focals look great!! They sound amazing.. Im running them off a Clarion apx401.4 "50 watt RMS x4" .05 THD. Im very happy with this product and im impressed with the delivery time and condition of packaging.

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Exarch

Canada

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Good Value

November 14, 2012

I installed a pair of these speakers in the front doors of my 2nd generation Acura Integra, powered by a JL Audio 70W/channel amp. The woofers, tweeters and crossovers look great and seem really well built. The speakers sound better as they get louder and I don't think I've scratched the surface of how loud they could get. The tweeters seem to outpace the woofers a bit and can seem harsh and piercing with high vocal tracks, but they do make electronic music sound amazing. If you like techno, you'll love these speakers. There isn't quite as much bass as I expected, but I believe that may be because of my car. Overall a good valued set. I used to have 4x JL C2-650X speakers, but after I replaced the fronts with the Focals, I ditched the rear C2's as well because they couldn't keep up with the smoothness of the Focals.

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troop

Stoughton, WI

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The clarity of these speakers is incredible !

October 19, 2012

I recently purchased these speakers to use in the fairing of my H-D motorcycle. The deck is a JVC unit also purchased through Sonic along with an Arc Audio amp. The Focal's have a strong following on H-D forums in regards to audio quality. I just put them in last Tuesday and in a word .. WOW! Yes they play loud and clear with a 70w/channel amp but what really comes out is the extreme detail in the music. Detail is extremely clean and clear. Instruments and vocals just pop. Awesome speakers!

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Korey

Havelock, NC

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Focal component

October 7, 2012

Not worth the money. Do not buy they sound Terrible. Already switched mine out to infinity.

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904 Boy

San Diego, California

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Nice sound

September 25, 2012

These speakers sounded really nice but was nowhere near loud enough for my setup. If you have a big bass system these will not be heard over the bass. Focal needs to make a component system that takes alot of power so you can get great smooth sound from a high power audio system. I used them for about 2 weeks then purchased Beyma components so i could hear my music. But for regular systems they sound really good.

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Christopher

Federal Way, WA

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'99 Maxima Refit

September 18, 2012

I had been getting bored with the sound in my car and wanted some good quality speakers at stock size that could handle the output of my stereo really well. I hadn't heard of this brand before I reviewed possibilities, but this product came up frequently at the top. So I found it here for a very good price. I am really impressed with the sound. I installed these as my back speakers with the tweeters mounted a few inches to the outside. They sound punchy and solid no matter how much I turn it up, with faithful reproduction of notes.

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Robert

Puerto Rico

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Cristal Clear, Sound Quality Speakers!

September 17, 2012

I'm SQ oriented so I was looking forward to upgrade my sound stage, and with the I got what I wanted!. I installed the woofers on my door which are insulated and the tweeters on my A pillars about 20 degrees off-axis, in the 0db's setting. The first impression was positive. The details that come out and the imaging is great. I'm a musician so I know first hand what real instruments sound like, the reproduce music with realism. In my opinion I noticed that the tweeters performed better that the woofers, complement them more than anything but still have they are quality drivers, no denying that. I think that they are priced right, and wouldn't hesitate to buy another set since they are simply great. No issues so far, but the warranty seems to be the best that I know of. In case you ask, they are fed with 80 rms each side.

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James

Pisgah, IA

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NIce speakers with very good sound

August 10, 2012

I definitely recommend these speakers. I have used less expensive component speakers in the past and these are far superior in sound. The high end is strong but not harsh. I have these paired with a JL Audio 300/4v2 amp and run JL Audio C3 650s on the front channels with these in the rear doos of a 2012 Elantra. I mounted the tweeters on the door panel just inside where the door pouch begins. They handle the power well and mid-bass is very smooth. Didn't like having to send a warranty card to France in the mail, as a website would have been preferable. The crossovers have hard wired speaker wire and that can make remote mounting a little sloppier, but nice speakers and it is a toss up between these and the JL Audio 650s.

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Daniel

Adah, PA

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Very detailed speaker

August 7, 2012

I have these speakers in the doors of my 2012 Tacoma truck. They are installed in the stock location. These speakers are well balanced and very accurate depending on the source. They have exceptional bass and extended treble response. Well made, good value for the money.

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daryl

san antonio, TX

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Best speakers I ever owned!

August 2, 2012

These speakers are the best speakers I've have ever owned. I have owned a lot,(jl audio, Rockford, Alpine) they beat them all hands down if you want superior sound quality and loud this the speaker for you!

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Nick

Houston, TX

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Crystal clear sound

July 30, 2012

These things are awesome. I put a set of these in the front doors/dash of a 2012 VW Passat, and couldn't be happier for the price. I have only owned the Access line prior to these, and the Polyglass is definitely worth the extra coin of you can afford it. These speakers scream with 100 watts per channel sent to them, and are very clear at high volume.

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jarrod

chowchilla, CA

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great sound

June 26, 2012

these are great, i have a pair of 130kr's in the front of my car and these in the back. the 165 vb's out perform the kr's. the kr's sound great but for the price i would buy these.

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Corolla Boy

Seattle, WA

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Great Sound

June 27, 2011

Put this in my 2010 Corolla LE and now it sounds better than a 2010 Corolla S Since the LE doesn't have 6 speakers like the S, I bought this component set to mimic the S. It sounds so much better even without an amp. I actually have to lower the volume a bit from where I normally listen because I can already hear everything even on highway speeds.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

165VB

UPC

3544058751417

Weight

9.00lbs

Internal SKU

165vb

Internal Product ID

21451

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 VB