The 2-way component kit PS 165 SF incorporates the essence of Focal’s latest technologies to deliver performance, reliability and French manufacturing. Its exclusive Slatefiber cone helps create a rich soundscape. Its standard dimensions of 61/2” (165mm) and smart design means it can be installed in most vehicles on the market. Last but not least, its high sensitivity offers smooth amplification: PS 165 SF can be directly connected to the original car radio or be used with an amplifier to make the most of its performance.
As well as delivering great performance, the kits are also easy to install. The aluminium/magnesium inverted dome tweeter is supplied with an angled bracket; it can either be flush-mounted or installed in the vehicle’s original location thanks to its ultra-compact size. The crossover, tweeter and woofer boxes can also be separated to give you maximum flexibility during the installation process.
Slatefiber kits offer high power handling in your vehicle, even after listening for a long time at high volumes. Their reliability is guaranteed, whether you only use your sound system once in a while or non-stop.
AESTHETICS AND PERFORMANCE
After more than four years of Research & Development, in 2019 Focal unveiled a new technology with remarkable performance: the Slatefiber cone.
Manufactured in France, this cone is characterised by its dynamic, rich and ultra-balanced sound, particularly in the midranges. With its acoustic qualities and unique “slate effect”, it has become a benchmark for High-Fidelity in its price category.
AN AUTHENTIC COMPOSITE CONE
The Slatefiber cone is a composite cone comprising recycled non-woven carbon fibres – Focal is the first brand in the audio field to use recycled carbon fibres in its speaker drivers – and thermoplastic polymer. The combination of these two materials results in excellent acoustic performance, in terms of sound velocity as well as rigidity and damping.
The carbon fibres alone provide an extraordinary rigidity. What’s more, as they all oriented in the same direction, these fibres further increase the speaker driver’s rigidity, and therefore enable more bass to be achieved.
The carbon fibres are therefore aligned, but also non-woven to ensure better damping. Thermoplastic polymer is also located within the fibres to provide the bond between them and increase damping.
During the development phase, special attention was paid to the weight of the cones to optimize sensitivity: the carbon fibres are very light. In addition to rigidity and damping criteria, the Slatefiber cone therefore meets the speaker driver’s lightness requirement.
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