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

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Item #: 105CSV528

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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.

Product 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

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.

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Great sound

Written By TomR, California on Friday, November 13, 2015

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The stereo fits perfectly, was relatively easy to install after I figured out the adapter and wiring. It sounds great.

Pros: great sound, easy to use.

Cons: very bright at night

Speakers install

Written By Alan, California on Tuesday, September 08, 2015

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Installed in my 2005 Chevy Avalanche. Never installed a system before and this was real easy and saved my some serious cash. Only took four hours for everything.

Pros: Good value and easy to install instructions. Fits great

Cons: none

easy to install & good sound

Written By BJ, San Diego on Monday, August 31, 2015

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good sound & easy install

Good for the price

Written By TonyW, Georgia on Monday, May 18, 2015

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Fairly easy to install - sound is much better than factory. Everyone says they are weak but doesn't matter to me as I don't go loud (I like my hearing).

Pros: Good Value, adapter supplied for free.

Cons: Needed an adapter, install a bit fiddly.


Written By Lannie, Kentucky on Sunday, May 17, 2015

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Perfect fit great sound .

Pros: non

Cons: non

Good Value

Written By John S, Ohio on Wednesday, April 22, 2015

For the price, these are just fine. They brought a high level of clarity to my stock head unit. These have a lot of treble built into them, and not a whole lot of bass. Had to reconfigure my head unit's settings dramatically from the factory paper speakers. Overall though, a much better sound.

I rated the 6X9 in the same series a star higher, because these have a very low wattage rating and don't push a lot of volume. Doesn't matter with the windows up, but there is a large difference with them down. Also, I would've gotten the 6X9 as well for my front doors instead of these had I known they would fit, even though Crutchfield says they wouldn't. I was surprised to see 6X9's from the factory in the front doors.

Pros: High clarity, good price

Cons: Low wattage, low push, low bass potential.

Crutchfield response on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 Thanks for taking the time to leave a review on these speakers. The front doors of your Avenger are so tight that there actually aren't many aftermarket 6x9's that'll fit easily. Our database lists the JVCs as being just a hair too big in several dimensions. You might be able to squeeze them in there, but it's so tight you risk damaging the speaker. That's why we recommend 6-1/2's or 5-1/4's instead.

Great value

Written By Obi-Swan, Washington on Monday, March 30, 2015

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Great value. If you just want to replace the stock speakers and plan on running the original deck, these are a great choice. Fit perfect and decent sound.

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.

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

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.


Written By Steve, Charleston wv on Wednesday, April 09, 2014

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Good replacement product

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


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.

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

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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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.

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

nice Speakers

Written By Anonymous, 18509 on Sunday, August 25, 2013

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Really good

Pros: Clear sound, easy install

Cons: None

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


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

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!

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.

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.


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

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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

Scratch & Dent items may be missing non-essential accessories. In some cases the manufacturer's accessories have been replaced with generic equivalents.

Product Research


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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