Review of Subwoofer or Speaker:
The Focal 165ca1 is a coaxial 6.5 two way with a VERY smooth response curve.
I had auditioned a JBL 6.5 coaxial which sounded louder (perhaps because it was a 2 ohm speaker [interesting for a 6.5]), but not necessarily better.
The Focals replaced some older MTX power series coaxials; the MTX coaxials were EXCESSIVELY bright with some harshness in the mids: I don't know why I stuck with the MTX for so long but one thing is sure: the MTX are bullet proof
I had listened to a few other component systems from Kicker and Polk with NONE of them coming close to the smoothness of the Focals.
The Focal 165ca1 feature a black woven glass cone with a butyl surround and an adjustable aluminum tweeter. As expected the tweeters are a bit peaky.
Even with the slightly bright tweeters, the response is so smooth, listener fatigue is a thing of the past with no harshness in the mids and a seamless transition from woofer to tweeter. I am not using any grills, so, I suspect, the tweeters may color down with grills installed.
Nominal power: 60 W
Maximum power: 120 W
Sensitivity: 92 dB
Cone: Braided glass fiber®
Nom. impedance: 4 ohms
VC diameter: 25 mm
Bright aluminum tweeters