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Focal 690 CA1

6" x 9" 2-way Access 1 Series Car Speakers (690CA1)

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  • 6" x 9" 2-Way Car Speakers
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 300 watts per pair / 150 watts each
    • RMS: 150 watts per pair / 75 watts each
  • Polypropylene cone woofer
  • Butyl rubber surround
  • Orientable, aluminum inverted dome tweeter
  • 4 ohms impedance
  • 30mm Voice coil
  • 90mm Magnet structure
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

Priced Per Pair

Product History:

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(newest, current model)
Focal 690CA thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Focal 690 CA1)

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" x 9"
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.
Cone
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
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.
Polypropylene
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.
150 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.
75 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).
50 - 20000 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.

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.

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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
89%
4 Star
11%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.8
Value
5.0
Features
4.7
Design
4.8
Usability
5.0
jeff1563

Traverse City Michigan

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The best speakers i have ever heard

August 29, 2010

I am an avid car system builder. I have used alpine-infinity and several other high end speakers.But these, these WOW Awesome i cant say enough. I replaced my infinity door speakers and my rear 6x9 speakers with a set of these and wish i had these a long time ago. They bar far blow the infinity speakers out of the water. I have a alpine 400 watt amp running these and two alpine 500 watt amps running my dual 12 inc T1 series ROCKFORD FOSGATE Sub.and a capacitor. This system now blows anybody out of the water. And when not trying to make myself go deaf and i listen to it low wow again,it sound superb. I recomend these to all car system builders over any speaker on the market. You will be very happy. And had my system built by Kurtz Car Sterro in Traverse City Michigan awesome place well worth the drive if you are near this area.

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drewlou

Oak Harbor, WA

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amazing

August 22, 2010

i installed these in my Cadillac and i am amazed. they don't have the deep bass of other 6x9's but they are the best 6x9 for mids and highs. the sound from these speakers is what your music is supposed to sound like. i can crank them up and no distortion. the best 6x9 speaker available. besides the poly glass series focals. i will never buy anything but focals.

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Colin

Los Altos, CA

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Crisp Sound, Clean Bass

July 29, 2008

I own a 1999 Dodge Ram and I decided to upgrade my Kicker KS69s with these Focal 690 speakers. The sound is a lot more crisper and handles both high and low notes far better than my old speakers.
I compared these to Infinity Kappas, Arc Audio, and JL Audio 6x9s.I got these from my local car audio shop and they easily play loud enough to hear over my two Kicker CVR 15s. These speakers aren't even broken in yet and I can already tell it was a good choice to make this upgrade.

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Mark

Canada

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Excellent 6x9

October 8, 2007

I purchased these for my 96 Accord LX to replace the factory 6x9s in the rear dash. A word of warning: Focal uses slightly odd sizes, and these 6x9s did not fit perfectly without some work. I used baffles and some grinding to make them fit in perfectly, as they were a few millimetres too large. With a slight bit of work I got some of the best quality 6x9s available in there.

Sound quality is astounding for two-way 6x9s, and for the price. They really fill in the rear very nicely, they are not too bright, and have orientable tweeters. They are very well designed, with excellent mid-bass response. With the appropriate amp and sound-proofing, these can substitute for a subwoofer (for a while :) ).

Highly recommended.

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Kristen

north las vegas, NV

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Great rear stage

July 24, 2007

great 6x9's for a rear stage. They fit in my factory locations perfectly and sound great.

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Ryan

Canada

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great product

July 12, 2007

ive heard these in a shop they sound great, i have the model up from these in the 6X8 if they are anything like the poly glass for mounting they are a little deeper then the avg speaker i found least they come with a bracket to reduce the depth

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Chris

California

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Excellent sound at great value.

October 28, 2014

These 6x9's are a great addition to your system whether playing alone or with another set of speakers. Handle bottom octave easily and don't have muddy midrange with sharp high frequency coverage. The tweeters can be a little sharp when turned up very loud, but can be attenuated with eq.

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Mo

Austin, TX

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Focal 690CA

May 18, 2011

Just took a chance on these speakers--never even heard of Focal. The install shop did a demo for me and they sounded great. Good looking grill for the 6X9 speaker--looks really cool! Very impressed with the sound --no crackle or distortion when cranked up.

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chad

Farmington Hills, Mi

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great full sound

March 8, 2011

This speaker is not only crisp clean highs, but also has a great mid range. You won't find a better speaker for the money

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Accessory Tools and Products

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NVX 25 ft. of True Spec 12 Gauge Speaker Wire

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12-10 AWG Yellow T-Tap Adapters

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NVX SDDK12 Door Kit

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Dynamat Xtreme Door Kit 10435

Enough sound dampening to cover most doors!

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Stinger Roadkill Door Kit

Use this to eliminate rattle from your doors!

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Car Stereo and Speaker Installation Tool Kit

Includes Test Light, Crimp/Splice Tool, Multi-bit Screwdriver and more.

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Xscorpion 9-Piece Nylon Plastic Pry and Chisel Tool Set

Easily removes dash/trims, door clips, panels and pins, rubber grommets and vehicle emblems.

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Xscorpion WDCR2 Window and Door Clip Remover

Removes and installs handle and window crank clips.

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3 in 1 Wire Quick Splice T-Tap and Butt Connector Crimper + Wire Cutter

Used for cutting copper and aluminum wires up to 8 gauge.

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NVX SDRLR1 Sound Dampening Rubber Roller

Install your Sound Dampening with ease! This heavy duty rubber roller is designed specifically to install your NVX products!

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Xscorpion USP-69 6" x 9" Speaker Baffles

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

690-CA1

UPC

3544053750606

Weight

12.00lbs

Internal SKU

690ca1

Internal Product ID

6270

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 690 CA1