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New car audio kits launched by Focal

The French audio brand Focal has announced it is enhancing its Motorities Collection with a new line of “powerful and versatile” car audio kits – Slatefiber.

This new range includes two kits – the PS 165 SF and PC 165 SF – which combine great performance and affordable pricing, Focal says. With numerous product lines developed especially for cars – from entry level to the top of the range – Focal says it caters for all customers and all vehicles, asserting its position as “the French leader for in-car sound”.

Designed, developed and manufactured in the Focal workshops, the Slatefiber cone has been a hit since it came on the market in 2019, Focal says – first, with the Chora Hi-Fi loudspeakers, then with the Studio Alpha Evo monitors, and today with the PS 165 SF and PC 165 SF in-car kits.

A specialist of composite cones known as “sandwich”, the brand has introduced new materials for its Slatefiber cones, more particularly recycled non-woven carbon fibres for better damping, rigidity and lightness, three key characteristics of an excellent speaker driver, the company adds. According to the brand this cone’s unique “slate effect” promises an outstanding soundstage.

Versatility and power

The PS 165 SF and PC 165 SF kits – a component kit and a coaxial kit – combine the standard 165mm size to cover a wide range of vehicles on the market, as well as sleek styling, “excellent” power handling and high sensitivity, promising smooth amplification. In addition, the kits can be directly connected to the original car radio or be used with an amplifier to make the most of their performance.

Simplified and flexible installation

The kit is compatible with a wide range of vehicles on the market. The tweeter is provided with an inclined bracket; it can also be flush-mounted or installed in the vehicle’s original location thanks to its ultra-compact size. The same is true for the tweeter and woofer crossover housings, which can be separated to offer maximum flexibility in the installation.

Key Selling Points

  • Recycled non-woven carbon fibres for better damping, rigidity and lightness
  • 165mm size to cover a wide range of vehicles on the market
  • The tweeter is provided with an inclined bracket; it can also be flush-mounted or installed in the vehicle’s original location thanks to its ultra-compact size.

Updated Auditor kits

In other recent Focal news, the French brand has updated its Auditor car audio kits – so they now “offer even greater performance and versatility – and at an unrivalled price.”

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Made up of three component kits, four coaxial kits and two coaxial elliptical kits, the Auditor line covers all the main requirements to create a high-performance, reliable and convincing début audio system, for those on a smaller budget, Focal says. Other new products will also be launched in the line: a shallow version of the component and coaxial kits, for greater discretion and ease of installation.

The kits can be either surface-mounted or installed in the vehicle’s original locations. Combined with dedicated electronics or connected directly to the vehicle’s original amplifier, these kits promise to significantly improve any audio system, Focal claims.

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