View Full Version : Focal 165V Slim or Diamond M661

02-24-2004, 01:30 PM
I have a choice to make between the two today. Problem is I will not have a chance to hear either one and just have to rely on what y'all say. I heard the Diamonds once and they sounded alittle bright but good. I have yet to hear the focals but I know they have a good reputation. I have minimum mounting depth so I am going with either one of these speakers. What do you think?

Thanks for the insight.

02-24-2004, 02:27 PM
I would prob lean more towards the diamonds.Thats just an opinion as im not a big focal fan.

02-24-2004, 03:59 PM
I went ahead with the Diamonds. Thanks for the response.

02-24-2004, 04:00 PM
I don't care which one you get, as long as I don't have to put them in.

I've heard Focals before. I like Focals, I know they're good. Don't know much about the Diamonds. I'd go with the CDTs or the Focals myself.

02-24-2004, 09:47 PM

Diamond are bright and fatiguing.

02-24-2004, 10:17 PM
Which ones would get by on 45 watts per channel best until I can upgrade my amp? Which have the best, tight mid bass?

02-25-2004, 02:15 AM
Well Kurt you don't have to put them in. Seeing as you're my friend though I would appreciate the help. But since it's such a hassle to you I won't bother you with it.

Nick you've only heard the Diamonds for no more than 5 minutes max, there's no way you'd know if they were fatiguing.

02-25-2004, 10:54 PM
Back when they first came out, I listened to them at audio express for a long time. Thats when I didn't like them the first time. Second time they didnt' sound bad, but nothing special.

02-26-2004, 12:44 AM
you're just jelous

02-26-2004, 09:49 AM
It's jealous.

And jealous of what? Your ability to pleasure many men at one time?

02-26-2004, 11:24 AM
I'm not the one with 4GB of gay **** on my computer... maybe there is something you should tell your wife.

02-26-2004, 11:30 AM
What, to stop letting you on my computer? She already knows.

I'm not the one with 4GB of gay **** on my computer... maybe there is something you should tell your wife.

02-26-2004, 03:41 PM
stop bickering children


02-26-2004, 09:38 PM
Eh, it's all friendly. We shall see what the Diamonds sound like....

02-27-2004, 01:53 PM
Diamonds look ok. All shiney and stuff. Should be done by this afternoon.

02-27-2004, 07:32 PM

I think there is blood running from my ears. Hopefully they sound better after breaking in.

02-28-2004, 01:04 PM
did you get the aluminum tweets or silk?

i dont like the aluminum diamond tweets, way too harsh, but the silks sound just right to me. the aluminums work well in cars like S2000's (convertibles) but for the average person, they are too much.

did you attenuate the tweeter any? on the crossover there is jumper for adjusting the tweeter, it should be -2, 0, +2. 0 is the default, so you would want it on on -2, try that and see how you like it.

02-28-2004, 05:43 PM
They are aluminum. Crossover is set at zero. Definately needs to goto -2. Even then, since the tweeters are up high in the truck, I don't think it will be enough.

Then again, its whatever you think sounds good. Its not my car, so it doesn't matter.

03-02-2004, 01:46 AM
I got the aluminum speakers and they are very harsh. I will probally pull the door panel off this weekend or something and set the crossovers to -2. I wish there was some way I could sell the aluminum tweeters and get the silk ones. The speakers sound real crisp but the tweeters are just..... ear bleedingly harsh.