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Focal 165 CA1

6.5" 2-Way Access 1 Series Car Audio Speakers

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  • 6-1/2" Access 1 Series 2-Way Car Speakers
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 240 watts per pair / 120 watts each
    • RMS: 120 watts per pair / 60 watts each
  • Butyl rubber surround
  • Orientable, aluminum inverted dome tweeter
  • 4 ohms impedance
  • 25mm Voice coil
  • 85mm magnet structure
  • 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 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 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).
60 - 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
Cutout Dimensions
Refers to the dimensions of the hole, measured in inches, required to contain the speaker.

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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
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4 Star
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3 Star
4%
2 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.6
Value
4.8
Features
4.8
Design
4.8
Usability
4.8
Jeff

Canada

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2011 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Double Cab

December 11, 2013

I bought these speakers as an upgrade for my rear doors. They look great in the package and sound better than the $300 Alpine component set I have in the front doors. I have these running directly off an 18Wx4 Clarion NVX602 with no issues. I just wish Sonic had a Focal 6.5" component set to match! I'd buy it in a heartbeat!!!

One word of caution....Do not over tighten the mounting screws as the mounting ring on the speaker is plastic! I noticed the ring deforming as I was tightening the screws. Luckily I caught this and backed off a turn before damaging the speaker!!

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Randall

Morristown, TN

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Awesome speakers

December 5, 2013

Best sounding speakers I've purchased. Such great sound you can not tell where any of the speakers are located! Very natural balanced sound!!
And I do not even have them on an aftermarket head unit or amp. Running directly off the factory radio. 09. G8!!!

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Joe Rocker

Camarillo CA.

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Fantastic speaker

October 1, 2013

I had these Focal speakers installed and what a difference! Fantastic highs and midrange. I highly recommend these speakers!

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Trey

Broken Arrow, OK

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Great clean sound with correct amplification

September 17, 2013

At first I was hesitant buying these because they were the "cost effective" line from Focal. Here we are 6 months later with a consistent 50 watts each on 4 of these speakers. I am very satisfied and would recommend them. I run an Alpine MRP-F450 on these with a 6 volt input and 3/4 gain to the amp. I do not listen to anything at low volume and I assure you these are clean on the vocals and I think they are really well balanced.

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pswomack

Ringgold, GA

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Focal 165 CA1 Speakers

September 17, 2013

These speakers are awesome, very clear and crisp, decent bass. I would recommend them to anyone on a budget, they are very good for what they cost!

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donhenderson

Winnemucca

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great product!

September 17, 2013

Focal is a premium product that will not disappoint! I now have two sets on my Harley streetglide and they sound better than my Truck with JBL's. Ops, I'm gonna need more!

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Lonnie

Beaumont, Tx

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Amazing Sound

September 16, 2013

These speakers are likely the best I've ever owned. Very comparable to Boston Acoustics (I had a set in my last vehicle). On occasion, I'll play a certain song and it's like I forgot how awesome they are....and get all excited all over again. I have a JL 400, 4ch pushing them with a set of coax's up front. Very happy with the setup. I wouldn't do it differently

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PackALack

Ada, Ok

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Clean Music - A+ Highs, A- Mids, and D for Lows

June 13, 2013

If your looking for bass, you need sub woofers. I have 2 sets of these focals installed and they produce wonderful highs...good mids and poor bass... Thats what you get from a 6" speaker. Just the power from your stock stereo (I have a Honda Accord) is not enough to power them and you will be severely disappointed. Once I installed a 5 channel amp to power these and a 10" sub. Quality was perfect. I would recommend these to anyone who wants to step up their quality of music.

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Richard

Seattle, WA

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Awesome for the price...

June 6, 2013

For $129, you can't beat them. I have had similar 6.5 in. speakers (Memphis Audio, Rockford Fosgate, Polk) and the Focals are a notch above others in the same price range. The highs are a bit "tinny" at times, but that is my only complaint.

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Christopher

PA

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Awesome Speakers

May 28, 2013

These speakers were a direct replacement for the awful OEM Subaru speakers in my 2013 wrx. Granted, the head unit is extremely under powered and pretty awful itself, but these speakers really made a difference. I also used RAAMmat vibration dampening and ensolite nice cancellation material. HUGE difference, I cant wait to put in a new head unit and hear them sing. FYI, I was able to pinch the tweeters in the stock locations if you remove the stock shroud piece. Mess around with it, you'll get them in there. I think the rainbow component speaker tweeters fit better, given the chance to do it again I'd give them a try. But these speakers are great for the price. Do your Subaru a favor and throw the stock junk out.

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Jon

Spokane, WA

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great sound

March 30, 2013

sound very good in my car. i have an amp hooked up for optimal performance. they are great. i just wish the tweeters worked as good. as i purchased them all on the same day

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Francis

Canada

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excellent

March 12, 2013

I had "massive" before buying focals and the difference is impressive!

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Javi

Phoenix Arizona

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Exelent speaker

December 23, 2012

I got the focal speaker and is the best speaker very good thanx.

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Hunter

West Point, GA

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BUY THESE

December 19, 2012

I have these speakers in my car right now, and they are absolutely amazing. Very clear and every note is heard. I love these speakers and i'm very satisfied with them, I wouldn't recommend any other pair at this price range.

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Donald

District Heights, MD

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Excellent Sound

October 24, 2012

I got these per my installers suggestion and have not regretted my purchase. Sound reproduction is accurate and crisp. By far a better product than Polk Audio speakers that I have used in the past.

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andrew

oakley, CA

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incredible!!!!

October 8, 2012

Honestly my friend has infinity speakers and these blow them out of the water. The clarity is phenomenal. These speakers throw out crystal clear highs and mids. I had Rockford Fosgate p165's before these and i LOVE rockford but they are simply no match to these Focals. I will only recommend these to people looking to upgrade speakers.

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Electric6978

Kansas City, KS

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Great SQ Drivers

September 25, 2012

After listening to multiple brands including JL, Boston, Alpine, Kenwood, and all Focals I decided on this set. The Focal lineup beat all other brands hands down. The Focal 165A1 set are the second best sq set following only the 30th anniversary. These have more punchy mid bass than the poly glass set, and dramatically better sq than the new entry lineup.

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andrew

northridge, CA

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Sonic Marvel

September 18, 2012

Truly the best sounding, most complete, warm sounding speaker you will hear anywhere near this price.
I have a set run off deck power, and continue to be impressed with the quality of sound

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Christopher

Federal Way, WA

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Excellent sound

September 18, 2012

I have these in my '99 Maxima's front doors and they complement the Focal 165VB's I have in the rear perfectly. They handle everything I send them with great reproduction of sound.

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Gary

winder, GA

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Great speaker

August 26, 2012

I have these in the rear doors of my 2013 Mazda CX-5 being pushed by a Polk PA D5000.5 from the OEM head unit through an Audiocontrol LC6i. They sound great, install was easy and these have great mids and bass. I have all the filters on the amp turned off and these hit down to about 40hz and sound great, never bottom out or distort. The tweeters swivel to help adjust the imaging and build quality seems top notch.

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Accessory Tools and Products

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NVX 25 ft. of True Spec 12 Gauge Speaker Wire

100% OFC wire with EnvyFlex metallic jacket insulates and protects against damage from extreme conditions.

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Streetwires 25 ft. of True Spec 12 Gauge Speaker Wire

You need speaker wire to connect your speakers!

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Belva 23 ft. of True Spec 12 Gauge Speaker Wire

100% Copper Clad Aluminum, high strand count with ultra-flexible PVC blended jacket for easy installation

Your Price $14.99

12-10 AWG Butt Connectors

These yellow butt connectors are ideal when connecting thicker speaker wire your new aftermarket speakers.

Your Price $6.99

12-10 AWG Yellow T-Tap Adapters

Allows for fast and easy splicing of wires by easily tapping into the cable.

Your Price $4.49

12-10 AWG Quick Disconnect Connectors

These yellow quick disconnect connectors make it easy to connect and disconnect speaker wire your to your new aftermarket speakers!

Your Price $6.99

NVX SDDK12 Door Kit

Eliminates speaker panel distortion and reduces door vibration, rattles and squeaks!

Your Price $42.99

Dynamat Xtreme Door Kit 10435

Enough sound dampening to cover most doors!

Your Price $69.95

Stinger Roadkill Door Kit

Use this to eliminate rattle from your doors!

Your Price $46.99

Car Stereo and Speaker Installation Tool Kit

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

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Universal Wire Puller & Grabber

Running wires has never been easier! This wire puller allows you to run wires through those hard to reach places!

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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.

Your Price $21.99

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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Speaker Baffles for your Speakers

Enhance the sound of your speakers with these easy to install speaker baffles.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

165-CA1

UPC

044052750605

Weight

7.00lbs

Internal SKU

165ca1

Internal Product ID

7756

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 CA1

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