Focal K2 Power Series.
The iconic yellow cone of the K2 Power line is legendary! Delivering dynamic and powerful sound, it exalts the driving experience of sports car drivers and thrill-seekers. The combination of rigidity, lightness and damping delivers unrivalled intensity, and the impressive amount of energy from the bass will blow you away.
Packed with technology –the ‘M’-shaped aramid-fiber inverted dome tweeter for extreme treble, combined with the ‘push-pull’ motor which extends the low end of the frequency response – it promises extraordinary harmonic balance.
1.

Made in France.

All K2 Power Components are Hand-Made in France using the latest in composite and manufacturing techniques.

2.

Audiophile Grade.

The Focal K2 Series meets our In-House Audiophile Grade requirements to ensure phenomenal performance to the most critical listener.

3.

High-Power Handling.

Enjoy a high level of performance when paired up with the proper amplification, professional installation and tuning.

4.

Solid Warranty.

Enjoy a 1-year warranty when purchased online & 3-year when our shop installs them.

PRECISION AND DYNAMICS

Composite Kevlar® Sandwich Cone

The Focal K2 Power Kevlar® cone, a product of unique expertise Made In France, is to this day second to none. Composed of an ultra-light foam structure sandwiched between a thin layer of Kevlar® aramid fibres, and a layer of glass fibres, the K2Power cone embodies the three key factors of high-performance sound quality characteristics:

  • Rigidity
  • Lightness
  • Damping, for precise and dynamic sound.
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SAY GOODBYE TO DISTORTION

High Output + Sound Quality

The new K2 Power TKM tweeter features an exclusive “M”-shaped structure. This new-generation aramid-fiber inverted dome tweeter provides great precision in the very high end, and its combination with a “push-pull” motor with IAL2 technology extends the low end of the frequency response and provides extraordinary harmonic balance.

The new Radial VC cooling system for speaker driver voice coils expels hot air from the voice coil towards the bottom of the magnet through 6 holes. This improves control over the voice coil temperature, limiting the effects of thermal compression and improving reliability. This significantly increases the efficiency of the speaker driver. It also improves dynamics and produces a more powerful sound

How we rate the
Focal ES 165 KX3
3-way Component Kit
Category: High-Performance SQL Components

When choosing a new speaker kit for your next car stereo upgrade, you have a lot of choices to choose from. Over the internet, we have no way for you to hear the speaker kits, even if it was recorded with the best of the best microphones.

So we put together a simple chart below to help you better understand where the speaker kit performs best and also help guide you on the right path. These ratings are based on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being the best. These numbers are not made up, but rather our observations of the gear in a properly installed, designed, tuned vehicle matched with our in-house award-winning team’s personal opinion.

Remember, to get the best results you must understand these speaker kits are only a part of the puzzle that is needed, but one of the most important aspects of any great stereo system.

9.2

OVERALL
SOUND QUALITY

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8.5

TONAL
BALANCE

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8.7

POWER
HANDLING

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6.0

WARMTH

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9.0

TRANSPARENCY

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9.1

ARTICULATION

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FIRST HAND EXPERIENCE

Our IN-STORE
Focal ES 165 KX3
Demo Vehicle
We are serious about high-performance car stereo systems! Here you will see one of the in-store daily driven demo vehicles that several times a year, we take to industry events across the nation. The system is a 7-Channel fully active (one channel per speaker) that is tuned with the Mosconi 6to8 Aerospace Digital Sound Processor. A total of 1200w RM on the front stage (150w RMS per speaker) and 1800w RMS on the subwoofers (900w RMS per subwoofer). The custom fabrication and tuning were all done in house at our Nashville facility. Interested in hearing this car? Contact us to schedule a demonstration.
Headunit/Source iPad Mini
Stereo Streaming Mosconi AMAS 96k
Front Speakers Focal ES 165 KX3 w/ Double Mid-Bass
Subwoofers 2 x Focal E 30 KX 12-inch
5 cu.ft. ported enclosure tuned to 29hz
Digital Sound Processor Mosconi 6to8 Aerospace
Front Stage Amplifier Focal FDP 6.900
Subwoofer Amplifiers 2 x Focal FDP 1.900
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iPad Mini

Focal ES 165 KX3 Double Mid-Bass

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Focal KX3 3-inch Mid-Range

Focal KX3 1-inch Tweeter

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Focal ES 165 KX3 Double Mid-Bass

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In the Focal Booth at the Knowledgefest Show

Maximize your Focal ES 165 KX3 Sound Quality

Products that we use in-store to deliver maximum performance

When installing your new Focal ES 165 KX3 Component Kit, you want the best performance right? Of course, you do, but in order to bring these amazing speakers to life, your vehicle needs some attention. The three products listed below are acoustical elements that your vehicle currently does not offer. Without these products installed, you are limiting the new speaker's ability to deliver a high level of performance due to the poor factory environment. Add these items to your cart and enjoy amazing sound quality with your new speaker kit.
Focal ES 165 KX3 Features
Impedance (Ohms) 2-ohm
Recommended Power Up to 150 RMS
Speaker Type 2-way Components
Mounting Depth 2.53
Frame Type Cast Basket
Bi-Amp Crossover Capable Yes
Grilles Included Yes
Warranty Yes
In-Line Crossover Yes
LED Lights Yes
Waterproof/Marine Grade Yes
Focal ES 165 KX3 Tech Documents
Manuals and Warranty Link Specification sheet
Product Registration Link Technical sheet
Specification Sheet Link Technical sheet
What’s in the Box
Two 6.5-inch Mid-Bass Woofers
Two 3-inch Mid-Ranges
Two TKMX 1-inch Tweeters
Two Passive Crossover Networks
Two Mid-Bass Grilles
Two Mid-Range Grilles
Two Mid-Bass Foam Gaskets
Two Mid-Range/Tweeter Enclosures
Assortment of Mounting Screws
Multi-Language Owners Manual
Two Focal Window Stickers
Two Tweeter Flush Mount Cups
Two Tweeter Surface Mount Cups
HOW DO THESE STACK UP

LET'S COMPARE

Below we compare other High-Performance SQL Components along with a curveball kit to show you how the ES 165 KX3 stacks up.
These are based on our professional opinion from building high-performance sound quality systems at our retail store located in Nashville, TN.

Focal ES 165 KX3
3-way Component Kit

Overall Sound Quality 9.2 out of 10
Tonal Balance 8.5 out of 10
Power Handling 8.7 out of 10
Warmth 6.0 out of 10
Transparency 9.0 out of 10
Articulation 9.1 out of 10
Focal-Utopia-M-Series-Components

Focal Utopia M 3-Way Kit

Overall Sound Quality 9.2 out of 10
Tonal Balance 8.5 out of 10
Power Handling 8.7 out of 10
Warmth 6.0 out of 10
Transparency 9.0 out of 10
Articulation 9.1 out of 10

Focal Flax Series 3-Way Kit

Overall Sound Quality 9.2 out of 10
Tonal Balance 8.5 out of 10
Power Handling 8.7 out of 10
Warmth 6.0 out of 10
Transparency 9.0 out of 10
Articulation 9.1 out of 10

Focal Access Series 3-Way Kit

Overall Sound Quality 9.2 out of 10
Tonal Balance 8.5 out of 10
Power Handling 8.7 out of 10
Warmth 6.0 out of 10
Transparency 9.0 out of 10
Articulation 9.1 out of 10
Arc-Audio-RS-Series-Components

Arc Audio RS Series 3-Way Kit

Overall Sound Quality 9.2 out of 10
Tonal Balance 8.5 out of 10
Power Handling 8.7 out of 10
Warmth 6.0 out of 10
Transparency 9.0 out of 10
Articulation 9.1 out of 10
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AMPLIFIER LEVEL: GOOSEBUMPS...

The Perfect Amplifier + DSP Configuration for your new Focal ES 165 KX3 Component Kit

When your shopping for the best amplifiers to pair up with the Focal ES 165 KX3 Component kit, look no further than the Mosconi Pro Series. With a zero shortcut approach to absolute sound quality, these amplifiers deliver. The configuration we have here is an amplifier per side. So one 4-channel for the left 3-way (Tweeter + Mid-Range + Bridged Mid-Bass) and the same for the right. This will provide perfect stereo separation along with the power (in the right hands) that you will want to enjoy what the K2 Power provides you. These amplifiers are paired up with the Mosconi 6to8 Aerospace which provides virtually unlimited control to refine your vehicle's acoustical environment. Click the link below to learn more about this package or browse additional packages that work well with the speaker kit. As always, we can help design a custom package to best fit your needs. Just let us know.
Like Peanut Butter & Jelly....

Add the matched Focal E 25 KX
10-inch Subwoofer to your new
3-way component kit

Most of your average component systems are pretty flexible when it comes to subwoofer choices. But as you can tell, the Focal ES 165 KX3 component kit is far from ``Average``. We have paired these components with an assortment of different subwoofers and nothing compares to the Focal KX series. They provide the perfect blend from subwoofer frequencies to mid-bass snap that you just cannot receive from any other subwoofer. Choose between the 10-inch and 12-inch and experience your favorite concert in your vehicle, on-demand.
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Focal K2 Power 10-inch Subwoofer

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The Ultimate Zero Shortcut Package

Level 4 Complete Package

Putting together the perfect stereo system is not easy for most people and we understand. We design stereo systems every day for all types of clients in our store and online. Below is the Level 4 Package for the Focal ES 165 KX3. It is everything you need to get the best from your new component speaker kit.
Focal ES 165 KX3 Component Kit
Two Mosconi Pro 5|30 5-channel Amplifiers
Two Focal E 25 KX 10-inch Subwoofers
Mosconi 6to8 Aerospace DSP Processor w/Base Tune
Mosconi 96k AMAS Bluetooth Streamer
Stinger 9000 Series Signal RCA Cables
Plus much more! Click below for details
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Focal K2 Power 10-inch Subwoofer

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Focal ES 165 KX3 High-Performance K2 Power Series 6.5-inch 3-way Component Kit

Mosconi Pro 5-ch Audiophile Amplifier

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Mosconi 6to8 DSP

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Mosconi 96k AMAS Bluetooth Streamer

Stinger 9000 Series Signal RCA Cables

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Focal ES 165 KX3 3-way Component Kit
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