Focal PC 165F 6½inch TWO-WAY COAXIAL SPEAKERS WITH FLAX CONES
The Focal PC 165F is a 6½” (16.5 cm) speaker driver with a power of 70 Watts RMS.
Indeed, many vehicles only have one location in the rear for a wideband coaxial speaker driver. The Focal PC 165F can be used to back up your front speaker drivers using the same Flax cone technology for perfectly balanced sound.
The Focal PC 165F can also be installed in the front as a replacement for other coaxial kits.
The kit is supplied with the appropriate protective grilles.
Flax cones produce a natural, very dynamic sound without colouration. Composed of a layer of flax sandwiched between two layers of glass fibre, it combines lightness, rigidity and damping for optimal acoustics.
The Focal PC 165F is a 6½” (16.5 cm) coaxial speaker driver featuring an exponentially-shaped cone for improved mid-range response.
The tweeter, mounted to a reinforced and lower frame, benefits from the same technology as the TNF model used for the other component kits in the range. The aluminium/magnesium inverted dome with Poron suspension is renowned for its smooth and precise sound.
To make installation easier and to optimise the sonic response, the basket has an integrated passive crossover.
In order to preserve a visual identity, the Focal PC 165F kit has the same basket as that used for the woofers of the 2-way component kit Focal PS 165F. The shape of this aluminium basket has been optimised to improve voice coil cooling.
WHAT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE
- High sensitivity
- All the last high tech solutions
- Unique and patented FLAX cone (N°1350116)
- A new sound for a new 100% Focal signature
- Exponential cone
- More compact tweeter support
- Integrated crossover
FLAX SANDWICH CONE
Made in France but affordable, Flax cones are oriented towards acoustic performance, high-tech and give an original design to the brand’s speaker drivers!
After more than five years of research and development, engineers at Focal reveal in 2013 a new cone made of high-quality flax fibers. F cone are characterised by their natural sound, with low coloration, their richness of reproduction in the midrange register and their tighter bass.
The unique qualities of flax
F cones are made of high-quality flax fibers core enclosed by two thin layers of glass fiber. They satisfy the key criteria of a high performance diaphragm : high internal damping, high velocity of sound and high flexural rigidity.
All these criteria cannot be met by a mono-material cone. Sandwich technology greatly influences the neutrality of the sound produced by the cone, something, which has always been Focal’s hallmark. The expertise gained from the sandwich technology of the Utopia and K2 Power ranges enabled Focal to develop a revolutionary flax-fiber cone conciliating the 3 criteria.
Flax is twice as light as fiberglass, because the fiber is hollow. It also has very low elasticity which makes it ideal to increase the flexural rigidity of a sandwich structure. Moreover, it can be obtained in non-woven bundles of considerable diameter and it can therefore produce the thickness required for a sandwich.
Composite materials have properties suitable for applications where both rigidity and low mass are required. However, their disadvantage is that they lack damping, which leads to very poor control of vibrations. Recent developments in this field combining composites and natural fibers have brought unexpected opportunities. Flax fiber has an excellent internal damping of the same order of magnitude
as the glass or Kevlar fibers or aluminum.
Made in France and affordable
Flax cones are designed and manufactured in France, from french flax fiber. France is the main cultivator in Europe of fiber flax, principally in Flanders, Picardy, Normandy and the Pas-de-Calais region. French flax is considered the best in the world.
Synthetic fibers or foams originating from petrochemical resources are subject to inflation linked to the sharp rise in crude oil prices. Organic or ecological textiles, like flax, are thus becoming more and more price competitive. Because the “W” or “K2” sandwich have to be manufactured by hand, their range of application remains limited for reasons of cost. The industrial process developed to manufacture the “F” cones bring it within reach of very price competitive product ranges
Sound In Motion your local Authorised Focal Dealer Stockist and Installation Centre on the Sunshine Coast with two convenient locations, one in Nambour and another in Noosaville.