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Focal PS165F Flax 2-Way Component kit User Manual

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Focal PS165F Flax 2-Way Component kit

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About Focal

Focal is a leading brand in precision audio products, specializing in speakers, headphones, and accessories. With a legacy of innovation, Focal products are known for delivering unparalleled sound quality through cutting-edge technology and meticulous craftsmanship. Trusted by audiophiles globally, Focal stands as a symbol of uncompromising audio excellence.


  • PS 165F/130F – PS 165FX/165F3 – PC 130F/165F

Thank you for choosing Focal and for sharing our passion for the “Spirit of Sound”. Designed using the latest technology, these speakers integrate Focal’s perfectionist beliefs, developing products with high power handling, and unrivaled sound quality. To obtain the best results from this product, we recommend that you follow carefully all the information contained in this user’s manual. If not correctly followed, any fault observed may not be covered by the guarantee.

Warning Continuous listening at high sound levels (above 110dB) can durably damage your hearing. Listening above 130dB can damage your hearing permanently.

The Focal guarantee only applies if the enclosed guarantee card is returned to us within 10 days of purchase.

Important recommendations

Before attempting any installation work, it is very important to check how much space is available to fit the speakers into the vehicle.

Key points:

  • Ensure the speaker is clean from debris and metallic particles that may be attached (especially after drilling).
  • Clean before mounting the speakers.

Guarantee conditions
All Focal loudspeakers are covered by a guarantee drawn up by the official Focal distributor in your country. Your distributor can provide all details concerning the conditions of the guarantee. Guarantee cover extends at least to that granted by the legal guarantee in force in the country where the original purchase invoice was issued.

Your Focal-JMlab product was developed and manufactured with high-quality materials and components that can be recycled and/or re-used. This symbol indicates that electrical and electronic equipment must be disposed of separately from normal garbage at the end of its operational lifetime. Please dispose of this product by bringing it to your local collection point or recycling center for such equipment. This will help to protect the environment in which we all live.

  • 2-way kits connections – PS 165FXFocal PS165F Flax 2-Way Component kit User Manual-1
  • 3-way kits connections – PS 165F3 Focal PS165F Flax 2-Way Component kit User Manual-2
  • 2-way kit connection – PS 165FX bi-amp using (4 channels amplifier)


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  • 2-way kits connections – PS 130F – PS 165F Focal PS165F Flax 2-Way Component kit User Manual-5

Fitting the tweeter – TNF (PS 165FX/165F3 – PS 130F/165F kit)

There are two mounting possibilities available: titled or flush mount. The tweeter arrives supplied in its flush mounting pod. Very carefully, remove the grille, by gently prizing it off (using a paper clip will help).

Titled mounting: mount the pod firmly using the screws supplied. Feed the wire through the hole in the pod and refit the tweeter and grille in place.

Flush mounting: cut a neat 45mm diameter hole in the panel where you want to place the tweeter. Then with the metal mounting strip held from behind (ensuring the ends are pointing towards the hole), insert the screw through the flush-mount pod from the front and tighten the two parts together. Feed the wire through the hole in the pod and refit the tweeter and grille in place.

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Fitting the crossover

Locate the crossovers in a dry, preferably ventilated area, using either the screws supplied or double-sided tape. To open the box, squeeze the middle on the side, and remove the cover. In some cases, depending on your installation and the space available, it may be easier to route the cables and connect to the crossover, before securing the crossover to the vehicle. Please check before.

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Level adjustment of tweeter and midrange

The toggle switch inside the crossover allows the users to adjust the tweeter level according to their tastes and also to the speaker location in the car, to get the best sound reproduction possible. Too much level in the treble frequencies gives an aggressive sound and a level lack alters definition and dynamics.

  • If the tweeter is placed very close to the midbass driver, set it to 0.
  • If the tweeter is placed on the dashboard or top of the door and the woofer in the door, set it on -3 or 0dB.

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PC 130F & PC 165F coaxial kit

This coaxial kit is equipped with an integrated tweeter crossover (6db/oct); please observe the general recommendations for installation.

Warning: The tweeter post is not adjustable or rotative: it has been designed to be as compact as possible and thus compatible with as many spaces as possible.

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FAQS About Focal PS165F Flax 2-Way Component kit

What is included in the Focal PS165F Flax 2-Way Component Kit?

The kit typically includes two woofers, two tweeters, two crossovers, and installation accessories.

What is the key feature of the Flax cone technology in the woofers?

The Flax cone technology utilizes flax fibers for a lightweight and rigid cone, providing a natural and detailed sound reproduction.

What is the power handling capability of the PS165F component kit?

The kit is designed to handle a specific range of power, typically mentioned in the product specifications. It’s important to match it with a compatible amplifier.

What is the sensitivity rating of the speakers?

Sensitivity measures the efficiency of converting power into sound. A higher sensitivity rating means the speakers require less power to produce the same volume.

Can these speakers be installed in various car models?

Typically, yes. However, it’s crucial to check the compatibility with your specific car make and model.

Are the tweeters adjustable in the Focal PS165F kit?

Some component kits offer adjustable tweeters, allowing users to fine-tune the direction of sound for optimal imaging.

Do the speakers come with a warranty?

Most Focal products come with a manufacturer’s warranty. It’s important to check the warranty details provided with the product.

What is the frequency response range of the Focal PS165F speakers?

The frequency response range indicates the spectrum of frequencies the speakers can reproduce. It’s essential for understanding the overall sound signature.

Are additional accessories needed for installation?

The kit usually includes the necessary accessories, but additional items like speaker brackets or soundproofing materials may be recommended for a complete installation.

Can the Focal PS165F Flax speakers be used in a home audio setup?

While designed for car audio, some users adapt car speakers for home use. However, it’s crucial to consider impedance matching and power requirements for compatibility with home audio systems.

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