Coaxial Speakers Never Sounded So Good
Being part of Focal’s Performance line, the PC 165 6-1/2” coaxial speakers are expected to deliver superb sound quality – even in the most demanding of applications. Using technologies such as Polyglass woofers and inverted dome tweeters (read more on these below), the resulting sound and staging you receive is actually quite astounding. Best of all, they sound amazing regardless of the genre of music you enjoy most. It’s about time you had some killer sound in your car, isn’t it?
Hear It All
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 PC 165 woofers cones are made of a blend of materials to give you an incredible-sounding result: Polyglass. What’s Polyglass? Well, I’m going to tell you about it now. Polyglass is the outcome of molten glass balls being adhered to a pulp woofer cone. This helps not only in the rigidity of the woofer, but also improves the bass response – especially at louder volumes.
Putting It Together
Since you’ve learned a bit about the craftsmanship involved in producing the Focal PS 165 car speakers, we’re sure you’ve come to appreciate them a bit more than before. The tonal quality of the speaker is rich and warm without sounding harsh (even with metal tweeters being involved). As discussed previously, imaging is stellar and even the smallest nuances in your music (like the sound of a guitar string being plucked) leaps forward to make the music more immersive and accurate. It’s time to upgrade.
PC 165 Highlights:
- 2-way coaxial speaker kit comprised of tweeters and 6-1/2” woofers
- Polyglass woofer cones for accurate mid-range and bass response
- Processed aluminum inverted dome tweeters for precise high-frequency response
- Rubber surround for long-lasting performance
- Warranty: 1 year
- Included: World Wide Stereo 60-day guarantee and expert product support
- Polyglass cone woofers
- Processed aluminum inverted dome tweeters
- Nominal power range: 18-60 watts
- Peak power handling: 120 watts
- Sensitivity (2.83V/1m): 93.6 dB
- Frequency response: 60Hz - 20kHz
- Top-mount depth: 2-5/8"
- Impedance: 4 ohms
- Accessories: supplied grilles
What's in the Box
What's in the Box:
- One pair of PC 165 speakers
- One pair of grilles w/ mounting rings
- One pair of foam mounting gaskets
- Mounting hardware
- Focal window decal
- Owner's manual