Home Theater Systems Buying Guide
Home Theater Receivers Buying Guide
Tired of listening to the tired, old speakers that are in your vehicle? Then we’d suggest looking at the Focal 690 AC 6x9” coaxial speakers as replacements. Once the Focal speakers are installed, you’ll realize how bad those other speakers were. You’ll enjoy detailed high-frequency response, engaging mid-range reproduction, and solid-sounding bass. Go ahead, do the upgrade. You won’t regret it.
Traditionally, coaxial speakers aren’t known for great imaging. If you’re not exactly sure of what imaging is, a quick explanation would tell you that it’s being able to close your eyes while listening to music and being able to point out where the musicians are standing based on where that instrument or voice appears to be coming from. Because coaxial speakers are typically stashed down at the bottom of doors, it’s difficult to achieve accurate imaging because everything is so low. Focal’s solution to this is twofold: first, they employ an inverted dome tweeter that disperses the high frequencies in a wider pattern so you get to hear more of the nuances in the music. Second, they have the tweeters sitting in an angled mount on a pole piece that can be rotated to direct the high frequencies towards your ears instead of firing into the side of your leg. Since you’ll be able to hear more of the music, it’s going to sound richer, fuller, and more enjoyable.
The 690 AC speaker kit is unique for quite a few reasons, but one thing that sets it apart are the Dual Fiberglass Structure (DFS®) woofer 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 woofer lightweight also reduces the amount of power required to adequately power the 690 AC system. Only up to 75 watts of continuous power is asked for to have these 6x9” 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.