I have a set of Focal IS 165 speakers that I installed. Also, I have the 4 channel Alpine KTP-445u giving all four speakers 45wrms. The problem I am having is that right now, the 13 year old stock coaxial speakers are giving a better response in the 100-200hZ range than my $300 Focal comps are.
I have a few theories, but wanted to check here to get some other opinions.
Here is what I think might be happening:
- The Focals need more power to come to life (rated @ 70wrms)
- The Focals are junk
- I messed something up (improper install or blown... but I dont think this is right because install was pretty straightforward, they dont sound scratchy or blown, and it's been like this sense I put them in)
P.S. These Focals have integrated crossover, so there is no physical crossover box for me to change settings on. High pass filter is set to 80hZ.