Focal 165 AS 3 Overview
Enjoy true-to-life sound quality and affordability with the Focal 165 AS 3 3-way component speaker system. The package includes two 6-1/2” woofers, two 3” midrange drivers, two 3/4” tweeters, and two crossovers. When you marry these components together and get them installed in your vehicle, you’re going to get the type of sound you never thought possible: clean, loud, and true.
- 3-way component speaker kit comprised of tweeters, midrange drivers, 6-1/2” woofers, and crossovers
- Dual Fiberglass Structure (DFS) woofers for dynamic mid-bass performance
- DFS midrange drivers for strong mid-range response
- Aluminum inverted dome tweeters for detailed highs
- Rubber surround for long-lasting performance
- 4-ohm impedance
- Up to 80 watts of continuous power handling
- Peak power handling: 160 watts
- Frequency response range: 55Hz – 20kHz
- Sensitivity: 90dB
- Top-mount depth: 2-3/8”
- Grilles included
- Warranty: 1 year - World Wide Stereo is an authorized dealer for every brand we sell
- Included: World Wide Stereo 60-day guarantee and expert product support
Dual Fiberglass Structure (DFS®) Woofer and Midrange Cones
The 165 AS 3 speaker kit is unique for quite a few reasons, but one thing that sets it apart are the Dual Fiberglass Structure (DFS®) woofer and midrange cones. We all know that fiberglass is a very tough, but lightweight material), so it’s not surprising that Focal uses it to help create some solid bass performance. Keeping the woofers lightweight also reduces the amount of power required to adequately power the 165 AS 3 speakers. Only up to 80 watts of continuous power is asked for to have these speakers sound their very best. You don’t have sink tons of money into a large, ultra-powerful amplifier to drive these component speaker… Unless you want to! We won’t stop you.
Inverted Aluminum Dome Tweeters
If you look at pictures of the Focal 165 AS 3 speaker system, you may notice that the tweeters don’t exactly resemble your traditional tweeters. That’s because they’re inverted dome tweeters. Focal is one of the few companies that employs this technology and they have mastered it. An inverted dome tweeter will disperse the high frequencies in a wider pattern, so you get to hear more of the nuances in the music. The more detail that emerges makes the music sound more natural and life-like which, in turn, will give you a closer connection to the music. Those long drives will seem like a walk in the park.
Because cars, trucks, and SUVs can be rather uncompromising in speaker placement as well as using materials that can reflect or absorb the sound you want to hear, Focal uses crossovers that can help improve your listening experience. If you pop the plastic cover off one of the crossovers, you will see a switch that allows you to change the level at which the tweeters are playing (-3, 0, or +3dB). Being able to dial this in to the ideal position lets you get the perfect sound pretty much regardless of your vehicle’s constraints.
Allow Us to Suggest…
To properly power this component speaker system (assuming you are using only a single 165 AS 3 in your setup), we would recommend a 2-channel amplifier that is stable at 4 ohms per channel. Ideally, the power output of this amplifier at 4 ohms would fall around 80 watts.
The next thing we would suggest is to use a Dynamat Xtreme door kit to provide sound insulation. In doing so, you’ll receive better mid-bass performance as well as help reduce incoming road noise through your vehicle’s thin metal doors, so you can better hear your new speakers. There is enough Dynamat Xtreme material in this kit to provide sound insulation for a pair of doors.
- Woofer: All-weather woven fiberglass
- Tweeter: TN44
- Chassis: 20% fiberglass filled ABS
- Max Power: 160W
- Nominal Power: 80W
- Sensitivity: 90dB
- Frequency Response: 55Hz - 20kHz
What's in the Box
What's in the Box:
- One pair of woofers
- One pair of midrange drivers
- One pair of tweeters
- One pair of crossovers
- One pair of woofer grilles w/ mounting rings
- One pair of midrange grilles w/ mounting rings
- 2 tweeter flush-mount cups
- 2 tweeter angled-mount cups
- 8 speed clips
- Mounting hardware
- Owner's manual