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JVC CS-V528

DRVN Series 5-1/4" 2-way car speakers

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Our take on the JVC CS-V528

by John Pollard
JVC

Why replace your car's original speakers?

The speakers that originally came in your car were made from inexpensive materials, designed to create acceptable sound at the lowest possible cost to the manufacturer. If you love music, you deserve better. Name-brand aftermarket speakers deliver fuller, richer sound with considerably more detail and nuance, and they're capable of playing louder and cleaner than factory speakers. Connect new speakers to your factory radio and you'll get the best possible sound from your dealer-equipped system. Pair them up with a new car stereo for a level of enjoyment that can rival a high-fidelity home audio experience.

Upgrade your factory speakers

Whether you're suffering with a blown speaker or you just want hear a little more detail in your music, JVC's DRVN speakers have you covered. The CS-V528 5-1/4" speakers feature a durable woofer cone made from a mixture of Aramid, carbon fiber, and mica, along with a 1" balanced dome PEI tweeter that'll increase your music's clarity. These speakers will give you a solid boost in sound quality, even when powered by your factory radio. Grilles are included.

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Highlights:

  • 5-1/4" 2-way car speakers
  • carbon mica woofer
  • cloth and rubber hybrid surround
  • 1" PEI balanced dome tweeter
  • power range: 2-27 watts RMS (220 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 50-25,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 87 dB
  • depth: 1-3/4"
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Hands-on research from the Crutchfield Labs (what are the Labs?)

Features and Specs
General
Design
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2-way
Tweeter Design
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1" Balanced Dome
Tweeter Composition
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PEI
Woofer Composition
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Carbon Mica
Woofer Surround
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Cloth/Rubber Hybrid
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
Specifications
Sensitivity
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87 dB at 1 watt
Frequency Response
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50 - 25k Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts)
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2-27
Peak Power Handling (Watts)
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220
Impedance (Ohms)
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4
Top-mount Depth (Inches)
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1 3/4
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)
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2
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)
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4 9/16
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What's in the box?

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  • 2 Two-way speakers
  • 2 Grilles
  • Two 12" Lengths of speaker wire (each has female quick-slides on one end and bare wire on the other)
  • Eight 1" Self-tapping screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Warranty information
  • Template and specifications on packaging

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At Crutchfield, you'll get detailed, accurate information that's hard to find elsewhere. That's because we have our own in-house Product Research team — they open the box, verify contents, check the owner's manual, and record dimensions, features and specs. We stay on top of new products and technologies to help people make informed choices.

Features

Woofer: Mica is added to an aramid and carbon fiber composite olefin base, resulting in a rigid, light, and durable cone.

Tweeters: Each speaker features a 1" PEI (Poly-Ether-Imide) balanced-dome tweeter; PEI is a polymer film that produces a wide soundstage for superior imaging. A semi-dome tweeter has a dome placed inside a cone. Balanced dome tweeters are semi-dome tweeters with equal reproduction area given the cone and dome portions of the tweeter.

 
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JVC CS-V528 Reviews

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2 out of 5

You get what you pay for

Written By Tjngirlz, Oak Hills, Ca on Wednesday, May 28, 2014
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I picked these up as a replacement for the 9 year old factory speakers in my wife's van. They sounded so bad that I reinstalled the old speakers after 3 days.
Pros:
Price. Great return policy.
Cons:
Sound. I didnt expect much mid range or bass from these, but even the highs were distorted.
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4 out of 5

good speeker for the price

Written By ron, schenectady,ny on Sunday, May 18, 2014
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not a bad speaker for the price, good mids and highs, don't expect much bass from them
Pros:
price
Cons:
little bass
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5 out of 5

Great for the price.

Written By Tom C, New York on Wednesday, April 09, 2014
 
Have had these in my 97 Jeep for almost a year. Great all around speakers for regular music play with Rock, Yet the bass is not very good for my jeep (soft top) I'm sure in a regular vehicle with a hard top the bass will resonate much better. They are in the roll bar for now but i just got adapters for the dash to fit 5.25's in the dash. The grille they come with gives them a very BA look.
Pros:
Great looking, very reliable, and good sound.
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4 out of 5

JVC CS-V528

Written By Steve, Charleston wv on Wednesday, April 09, 2014
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Good replacement product
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4 out of 5

nice upgrade

Written By treya3, McKinney, TX on Monday, March 03, 2014
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These speakers are a great upgrade to my factory speakers! I haven't found any complaints so far. Crutchfield's instructions made installation easy.
Pros:
good sound, value price
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Nice

Written By AH, Oregon on Wednesday, February 05, 2014
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Nice low end, good sound quality, can't complain.
Pros:
Good sound, inexpensive.
Cons:
Required a mounting bracket, as I replaced 5x8" speakers with these.
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5 out of 5

good sound

Written By en258, Kingman, KS on Monday, November 04, 2013
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Sound good and good price
Pros:
price
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Nice compliment to the package

Written By Bammer, SW CT on Thursday, October 03, 2013
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Installed in the rear doors of my crew cab pickup, compliment the fronts very well.
Pros:
Great sound cheap
Cons:
none
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3 out of 5

Review JVC CS-V528 Speakers

Written By Rich, Somers, NY on Tuesday, September 24, 2013
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Better than stock speakers, but bass is not good. Value was good since I received at have price when buying with JVC head unit.
Pros:
Price
Cons:
Bass is weak.
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3 out of 5

Decent speakers

Written By Pete, Bossier City, LA on Sunday, September 01, 2013
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I purchased these to replace the factory speakers in my Chevy Cobalt that had gone out. They are acceptable with no surprises - bass is not as low as factory, high end is pretty clear but nothing to write home about. Buy these for a cheap replacement, but don't expect to be wowed by them.
Pros:
Low cost, clear high end
Cons:
Poor bass, other better speakers are not too much more expensive
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

nice Speakers

Written By Anonymous, 18509 on Sunday, August 25, 2013
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Really good
Pros:
Clear sound, easy install
Cons:
None
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4 out of 5

JVC CS-V528 great sound

Written By Ty D, Fayetville, TN on Sunday, August 18, 2013
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I think these door speakers are good for your back doors because not a lot of bass comes from these. They are great for mids and highs though. I have played many types of music on these and the all sound crisp and clear. I personally think they sound great for rock songs and most rap.
Pros:
Easy to install, nice sound, great price.
Cons:
None as of now
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5 out of 5

JVC CS-V528

Written By Jose, Miami, Fl on Monday, June 24, 2013
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Very good speaker for the price.
Pros:
great mid and high sound
Cons:
fair base
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4 out of 5

great speaker for price

Written By RobL, Atlanta, GA on Monday, May 20, 2013
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Installed these speakers in 2005 GMC Sierra- they rejuvenated my factory stereo- Installation was a snap with instructions and supplied parts. Shipping was incredibly fast. Good Job Crutchfield!
4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Pretty Happy with Sound

Written By Anonymous, California on Thursday, May 09, 2013
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Overall I'm pretty happy with this purchase. The speakers provide plenty of good clear sound. If I had it to do over again, I would have chosen a larger speaker to pick up a little more low end. As far as the Crutchfield Mastersheet goes, it should provide more detail around clip placement and panel removal. I ended up calling the help desk who was very helpful in providing more detail.
2 out of 3 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Sound wonderful!

Written By s55623i, Cullman, AL on Wednesday, May 08, 2013
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Sound quality is very good, far better than the factory speakers. Real good mid range sound, and excellent high range sound. Bass is as expected for a 5 1/4". Overall very good speaker. The only down fall is the mounting holes. They just didn't come close to being an "exact fit" as described.
Pros:
Good sound quality.
Cons:
Didn't fit well.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Perfect!

Written By Yous, Mid Ohio on Friday, April 26, 2013
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I got just what I wanted and it came with everything I needed to install it.
Pros:
clear sound
Cons:
base could be a little better but not bad for the price
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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1 question already asked

If installing this in the rear of my car does it work like it should because, i'm a neewbie, I installed it both ways: soldered one and just connected wires together for the other, and I get the same quality from them both. The crap quality of course. Am I doing something wrong? [ Janusz  Mar 05, 2014 ]
1 answer
  • If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Jeff Staff  Mar 06, 2014 ]

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