Conclusion: Just took a chance on these speakers--never even heard of Focal. The install shop did a demo for me and they sounded great. Good looking grill for the 6X9 speaker--looks really cool! Very impressed with the sound --no crackle or distortion when cranked up.
jeff1563 from Traverse City Michigan, Sonic Electronix
29 August 2010
Conclusion: I am an avid car system builder. I have used alpine-infinity and several other high end speakers.But these, these WOW Awesome i cant say enough. I replaced my infinity door speakers and my rear 6x9 speakers with a set of these and wish i had these a long time ago. They bar far blow the infinity speakers out of the water. I have a alpine 400 watt amp running these and two alpine 500 watt amps running my dual 12 inc T1 series ROCKFORD FOSGATE Sub.and a capacitor.
Conclusion: i installed these in my Cadillac and i am amazed. they don't have the deep bass of other 6x9's but they are the best 6x9 for mids and highs. the sound from these speakers is what your music is supposed to sound like. i can crank them up and no distortion. the best 6x9 speaker available. besides the poly glass series focals. i will never buy anything but focals.
Summary: I replaced my old pioneer 6x9's with these Focal's and was blown away. First off, the bass was incredible. Sound was crisp at high volume, even though I am just running it off my sony deck, no amp. This was my first experience with Focal, I am amazed that these are their cheapest line of speakers. Overall I am very pleased with the sound at this price level.
Conclusion: I own a 1999 Dodge Ram and I decided to upgrade my Kicker KS69s with these Focal 690 speakers. The sound is a lot more crisper and handles both high and low notes far better than my old speakers. I compared these to Infinity Kappas, Arc Audio, and JL Audio 6x9s.I got these from my local car audio shop and they easily play loud enough to hear over my two Kicker CVR 15s.