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Ok, I know some are already saying not a fair comparison, and I must admit it's true. I'm in the process of changing out my audio, and since all my parts aren't here yet, I'm getting bored and fooling around. Anyway I had a set of RF T1675s in my lowers, they sound good, but I decided since I'm up grading my Focals in the fairing, I will put some in the lowers also. I took the left RF out and replaced it with a Focal 165 CA1, I turned the stereo on, the difference between the right channel, (RF), and left, (Focal) is unbelieveable. the Focal is truly superior. The RF's cost me somewhere around $80, the Focals $100, the Focals are well worth the extra $20. I just wish the Focals were thin enough to go on the inner fairing without altering the glove box, I'd put them there also.
 

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Ok, I know some are already saying not a fair comparison, and I must admit it's true. I'm in the process of changing out my audio, and since all my parts aren't here yet, I'm getting bored and fooling around. Anyway I had a set of RF T1675s in my lowers, they sound good, but I decided since I'm up grading my Focals in the fairing, I will put some in the lowers also. I took the left RF out and replaced it with a Focal 165 CA1, I turned the stereo on, the difference between the right channel, (RF), and left, (Focal) is unbelieveable. the Focal is truly superior. The RF's cost me somewhere around $80, the Focals $100, the Focals are well worth the extra $20. I just wish the Focals were thin enough to go on the inner fairing without altering the glove box, I'd put them there also.
You have had the polk mm651 as well correct? How would you compare the focal to them? They are $130 on ebay.
 

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You have had the polk mm651 as well correct? How would you compare the focal to them? They are $130 on ebay.
years and years of audio here and Focal has always been ranked up there with the best of the best so I don't question the quality;

1.) yeah you're right there is no comparison to RF speakers. That's like comparing Klipsch to Audiovox
2.) I too would like a "non-biased" opinion on this since I can't seem to get a knowledgeable comparison of apples to apples but instead I get $700 Focals being compared to the MM651s.
 

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You have had the polk mm651 as well correct? How would you compare the focal to them? They are $130 on ebay.
Well RR lets put it this way, if you are planning on doing 4 speakers, definetly go with the Focal, the 4 ohms each in parallel making it 2 ohms will bring out the power and they will be able to handle it. If you are only going to be doing 2 speakers, I'd probably choose the Polks soley because they can handle a little more power, and the Polks do sound good, IMO they sound better than the RF's also, more crisp.

What set of Focals are you using?
I have the 165 CA1s in the lowers, that's Focals bottom line entry level, but I have a set of 165KRX2s on order that will be going in my fairing.
 

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years and years of audio here and Focal has always been ranked up there with the best of the best so I don't question the quality;

1.) yeah you're right there is no comparison to RF speakers. That's like comparing Klipsch to Audiovox
2.) I too would like a "non-biased" opinion on this since I can't seem to get a knowledgeable comparison of apples to apples but instead I get $700 Focals being compared to the MM651s.
Ultra.. I payed $350 for the Focals I have on order, it was a deal that I didn't want to pass up, I had never seen them under $700, and I know how they sound. You're right, their should be no comparison between them and the Polks. The ones I'm comparing are Focals entry level that can be had for $100. I will give the Polks an edge, And I do like the Polk MM series, in fact I'm installing MM691's in my saddlebag lids.
 

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Well RR lets put it this way, if you are planning on doing 4 speakers, definetly go with the Focal, the 4 ohms each in parallel making it 2 ohms will bring out the power and they will be able to handle it. If you are only going to be doing 2 speakers, I'd probably choose the Polks soley because they can handle a little more power, and the Polks do sound good, IMO they sound better than the RF's also, more crisp.



I have the 165 CA1s in the lowers, that's Focals bottom line entry level, but I have a set of 165KRX2s on order that will be going in my fairing.
Thanks for the intel bruh.
 

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Ultra.. I payed $350 for the Focals I have on order, it was a deal that I didn't want to pass up, I had never seen them under $700, and I know how they sound. You're right, their should be no comparison between them and the Polks. The ones I'm comparing are Focals entry level that can be had for $100. I will give the Polks an edge, And I do like the Polk MM series, in fact I'm installing MM691's in my saddlebag lids.
Killer deal.. I'd be all over that too!
 

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The KRXs will be bad ass. I have a set of mid to higher level. Paid a pretty penny ($600 on sale) but sound great (blows my old HW out now that they are broken in). Don't have the model number on me (always forget; focals have too many model numbers) Guess we are yuppie, credit card riders lol but I bust my ass for my money. Lowers next! When I am down in FL I would like to hear your set up and go from there. Good luck man
 

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Ok, the package I've been waiting for has finally come. Its going to be fun now. :D

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dang those crossovers are big.. let us know how it turns out..
Lol, the crossovers are half the size of my amps, I'm going to have to be very creative with this install, looking forward to it though, I'll be sure to give updates.

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Will need pictures of the install. I'm wondering how the tweeters will mount. Also the crossovers.
The tweeters are going to be fun, but I have an idea. :D

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interesting video comparision here on the best Focals, Harley boom & J&m ROKKERS ,,,,,, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmzDOMX32gA ,,,
I've seen, that video before, BTW those aren't the best Focals. They are good though, and I do like the JMs. Last Oct at Daytona I went to your tent and visited another vendor's that's actually what sold me on the Focals. The rokkers sound good, and there's a possibility they may be louder, but the Focals sounded a lot better IMO. Also my Focals are 2ohm.

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