Focal ES 165 K 6-1/2" K2 Power 2-Way Component Speakers

Model: ES 165 K UPC: 3544059750181 Item: 170884

Focal ES 165 K Overview

The ES 165 K 6-1/2” 2-way car component speakers from Focal are impressive, to say the least. Kevlar woofer cones, aramid woven fiber inverted dome tweeters, and the Tuned Mass Damper (TMD) rubber surround are just a few of the pieces of this complex, but super-sounding, speaker system.

Product Information

ES 165 K 6-1/2" K2 Power Component Speakers

The Spirit of Sound... with a Kick

Besides its distinct yellow color, the K2 Power line has become a lifestyle object in its own right worldwide. Once more, Focal's engineers have pushed back the limits of performance to continue making the reputation of this extraordinary line synonymous with power and precision!? This new generation of the K2 Power line is a reference for the most demanding sound lovers.

Developed to allow you to reach the very top levels of acoustic reproduction and bass, the K2 Power range symbolizes Focal’s expertise. Combining an evocative mix of pure sound control with detailed dynamics, speed and sophistication, the “Power Hi-Fi” concept, originally developed by Focal, has all the hallmarks of a reference line. Focal's signature yellow Aramid fiber inverted dome tweeter combines smoothness, precision, and clarity, optimizing imaging and producing an astonishingly loud, clear, and realistic soundstage. This key component makes the difference from the competition.

Another element essential to Focal’s reputation for creating the very highest sound quality are the cones and subwoofers in the K2 Power line. They combine very high power handling and extremely detailed sound thanks to the exceptional rigidity of the K2’s composite sandwich cone technology. Built with precision, impact and the culture of car audio, K2 Power represents Focal's passion to build and deliver the best.

K2 Composite Sandwich Cone

The K2 Power’s composite sandwich cone, unbeatable until now, combines three key features: rigidity, lightness and damping. This unique expertise Made in Focal combines a new patented TMD® (Tuned Mass damper) rubber surround which controls unwanted resonances to provide a clean and neutral midrange with very low harmonic distortion. The ventilated voice coil gap keeps the temperature of the voice coil low and stable for increased power handling and reliability. The subwoofers have been designed to work in very compact volumes while having a very high SPL and an amazing energy!


K2 Power crossovers are equipped with high performance audiophile components, and exude the principals of Power and Reliability. 2016 Kevlar crossovers are now bi-amped, and feature versatile settings of low and high pass slope, high treble, level, etc. Through thermal camera imaging, the crossovers demonstrate optimization of component power dissipation, better reliability, and lower temperature.

TKM & TKMX Tweeters

The major innovation of this new line Made in France is the M-shaped inverted Kevlar dome tweeter. This new and totally exclusive M-shaped inverted dome tweeter has been specifically designed to increase precision in the very high end. The push-pull motor inspired by the IAL technology dampens acoustic resonances on the back of the membrane and extends the low end of the frequency response, in a very compact housing.

2-Way Component Kit

  • Inverted dome "M"-shaped tweeter
  • Tweeter easy to install (supplied with accessories)
  • 1-1/4" (32mm) VC diameter for higher performance

Product highlights

  • 2-way component speaker kit comprised of tweeters and 6-1/2” woofers
  • Kevlar sandwich woofer cones for clean mid-range and dynamic mid-bass performance
  • Aramid fiber “M”-shaped inverted dome tweeters for exquisite highs and excellent sound dispersion
  • Tuned Mass Damper (TMD®) rubber surround to minimize distortion
  • 4-ohm impedance
  • Up to 80 watts of continuous power handling
  • Peak power handling: 160 watts
  • Frequency response range: 60Hz – 22kHz
  • Sensitivity: 93dB
  • Top-mount depth: 2-15/16”
  • Grilles included
  • Warranty: 1 year (World Wide Stereo is an authorized dealer for all brands we sell)
  • World Wide Stereo 60-day guarantee and product support

Home Audio Sound, but for the Car

Most people think that it’s impossible to get really rich, clean sound from a car audio environment. That’s not true and the sound gurus at Focal prove it with the ES 165 K speakers. The 6-1/2” 2-way K2 Power component kit is comprised of some of the finest materials available to produce some really incredible sound. You won’t believe your ears.

Sandwiched Kevlar Woofer Cones and TMD® Surrounds

You might be familiar with Kevlar: it’s used in bulletproof vests, racing sails, bicycle tires, and many other things. It’s 5 times strong than steel, but quite light. It’s no wonder Focal turned to this material to use as woofer cones for their K2 Power line of speakers. Sandwiched between to ultra-thin layers of glass fiber, the Kevlar woofers are extremely musically accurate and a joy to listen to. To help minimize distortion, Tuned Mass Damper (TMD®) rubber surrounds are used to keep the woofers firing cleanly and accurately.

“M”-Shaped Woven Aramid Fiber Tweeters

The 13/16” tweeters found in the ES 165 K are just as unique as the woofers: they are a testament to Focal’s sound engineers unwilling to compromise on their quest to achieve perfection. The tweeters reproduce high-frequency response with stunning clarity without sounding “harsh” thanks to the woven aramid fiber design. The sound is less directional than tweeters from other manufacturers thanks to the “M”-shaped inverted dome tweeter that Focal employs that is capable of wider dispersion.

Allow Us to Suggest…

To properly power these speakers (assuming you are using just a pair of ES 165 K speakers in your setup), we would recommend a 2-channel amplifier that is stable at 4 ohms. 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.



  • Diameter: 6-1/2" (165mm)
  • Voice Coil Diameter: 1-1/4" (32mm)
  • Voice Coil Height: 9/16" (15mm)
  • Motor: Magnet
  • Tweeter: TKM ("M" profile aramid fiber inverted dome)
  • Cone: Composite K2 Power "W" sandwich cone
  • Surround: Tuned Mass Damper (TMD)
  • Separated Crossover: 6-12/12dB (3.5kHz)
  • Tweeter Adjustable Level: +3; 0; -3dB/oct.
  • Max Power: 200W
  • Nominal Power: 100W
  • Sensitivity (2.83/1m): 90.8dB
  • Frequency Response: 60Hz - 22kHz
  • Impedance: 4 ohms
  • Grilles: supplied grilles

What's in the Box

What's in the Box:

  • One pair of woofers
  • One pair of tweeters
  • One pair of crossovers
  • One pair of woofer grilles w/ mounting rings
  • 2 woofer gaskets
  • 2 tweeter flush mount cups
  • 2 tweeter surface mount cups
  • Mounting hardware
  • Owner's manual


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