Reviews and Problems with Focal Integration ISS 690
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Gary, Colorado, Crutchfield
25 January 2015
Summary: Installed in the front doors of my 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. I was a little concerned the stock head unit wouldn't have enough power to make a difference over stock speakers. The difference was huge!
Summary: I installed these in a 2014 Durango (minor filing needed behind tweeter, then front fits A-pillar perfectly). These Focal speakers are a cut above most other brands I have used (Alpine Type-R, Infinity Reference, Polk db, JBL GTO, JL C2). The tweeters are amazing with no harshness at all.
Pros: Excellent sound quality. Great fit in the Durango (same A-pillar as Grand Cherokee).
Summary: I bought 2 sets of these speakers. I installed it at first only on drivers side. Moved fader just to the front speakers. This way I tested difference between OEM speaker (right side) and Focal by switching balance left and right. First impression was Wow!, what a difference!
Summary: Installed in front doors of a 2005 Toyota 4-Runner (non-JBL). Running off a Pioneer AVH-P3100DVD Head Unit (4 x 14w RMS). Still running stock rear door speakers. No amp. Had custom brackets fabricated for the 6x9 with foam rims to align with the stock foam on the door panel.
Pros: ... Kenwood, Pioneer coax 6x9s and these were in another league. Hertz was similar, but had no component offering in 6x9. I refused to go with a 6.5" component because the 6x9 woofer just dominates the 6.5" in mid to mid-low output. The Pros: Crystal Clear, Highly Sensitive, Runs Great with Head ...
Cons: Not really a con but likely requires amplification to open up the 10k Hz+ ranges at lower volumes. Again, not really a con and is solved with EQ and amplification - mid range seems to be the power house on the woofers.
Summary: Well, I was a bit worried at first spending the extra money on this set, but I have to say the quality is a nice improvement. I wanted a new set of speakers to replace the ones in my new Jeep GC as they would sound distorted at high volumes.
Pros: Crisp and Clear, Loud, Quality.
Cons: Tweeters are to bright with factory adjustment, Price.
Summary: Just installed these and very, very disappointed. Not sure if it's the integrated crossover or the woofer itself, but the sound is horrible. Worse then my stock speakers. The tweet on the other hand adds much to the factory, so the tweeters are great. Returning for something else.
Summary: I installed these into a stock alpine based system in my 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee. At first they sounded way to bright. I went back in and installed the supplied inline crossovers and things were way better.