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JBL GT7-96

GT7 Series 6"x9" 3-way car speakers

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The compact design of the GT7-96 makes it a fit for a wide variety of cars.

A cool upgrade

These GT7-96 6"x9" speakers from JBL have everything you want when shopping for a car speaker: an advanced design, quality materials, a cool look, and a practical price tag. But in the end, it's the sound they make that matters, and true to their iconic heritage, these JBLs deliver.

How do they do it?

This is a whopper of a speaker. Patented Plus One™ architecture expands the surface area of the big oval polypropylene woofer, so you'll enjoy impressive bass. An edge-driven dome tweeter and supertweeter handle a wider range of frequencies to create a seamless transition between the midrange and high frequencies.

JBL built these GT7 speakers to handle up to 70 watts RMS, so they'll perform spectacularly with an aftermarket radio or amp, but with a design geared toward maximum efficiency, you'll get superior performance even from a factory radio. Grilles are included for a custom installation.


  • 6"x9" 3-way speakers (pair)
  • polypropylene Plus One™ woofer cone with foam surround
  • edge-driven dome PEI tweeter plus supertweeter
  • power range: 2-70 watts RMS (210 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 40-21,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 94 dB
  • top-mount depth: 2-15/16"
  • grilles included
  • 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.

JBL GT7-96 Reviews

Average Customer Review:

47 Reviews

Great Speakers

Written by: Brandon from Dallas, TX on February 11, 2016

2010 Toyota 4Runner
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great quick response from Hi's to Low's on these speakers. They fit in just fine with my 2010 4Runner, the install took just a few minutes to get both doors completed.

For a 3way speaker I anticipated that the bass would be overpowered by the mids/highs but you really do get the full spectrum with these JBLs.

Pros: Price Overall Sound Quality Great Lows, incredible Highs - at all volumes

Cons: None!

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Written by: Anonymous from susquehanna, PA on February 7, 2016

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good bass, good sound. installation was a little difficult.



Great sound! Easy install!

Written by: Nathan from Arkansas on January 9, 2016

Great sound! Easy install! Perfect for the 2011 FJ



Sounds Awesome

Written by: Brian from Michigan on January 3, 2016

2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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They sound great. Even with the factory radio. Installed in a 2015 Silverado. Highs, mids and bass are perfect. Couldn't be any happier.

Pros: Sound

Cons: None so far

Nice sound

Written by: Anonymous from California on December 28, 2015

2011 Toyota Corolla
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These speakers are good the highs sound good but if you are looking for bass these speakers will not do it.




Written by: MW from Missouri on December 18, 2015

2009 Toyota Tacoma
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These speakers are a great upgrade from the factory oem in a 2009 Tacoma. Great high-end with the existing factory tweeters and much fuller bass compared to the Tacoma oem's. High value for the cost and installation was straight forward with the Crutchfield supplied mounting and wiring adaptors.

Pros: Much fuller sound and improved bass. Used with a Jensen nav receiver, the equalizer allows a custom sound profile for talk radio and for music.

Cons: No cons

These sound great

Written by: Jason from Texas on December 7, 2015

2015 Nissan Frontier SV
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I have these running at 65w RMS each off the front pair of a 5 channel class D amp and these things kick. The midrange in these speakers is decent but overpowered by the bass they produce. All in all I think they sound really good if you have an EQ and can bump the mid range and treble up a bit. I turned these speakers into monsters after playing with settings.

Pros: Sound good, more bass than 6.5" speakers.

Cons: None so far.

Great sound

Written by: Todd from New Jersey on November 10, 2015

2016 Subaru Forester
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These gave me a huge improvement in sound quality and worked with the stock radio. They were easy to install with the adapters adapter rings and wire harnesses that Crutchfield included.



Great replacement for factory speakers

Written by: Travis from Washington on November 9, 2015

2012 Nissan Pathfinder
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I wanted speakers to replace the factory ones in my Nissan Pathfinder without replacing the radio or adding an amp. These sound sound great and are better then the Bose system in our other car.

Pros: Cost Sound quality

Cons: None

good vibrations

Written by: Anonymous from Colorado on November 2, 2015

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Really good sounds coming from these JBL's, good range, I hear crisp definition between the high notes, low notes and mid range. I'm hearing sounds in songs that I've been listening to for years for the first time. I have to say I'm pretty darn happy, especially for the price. When doing my install; it seemed I was dealing with a quality product, nice fit and finish. I presume I'll be getting years of satisfaction from these speakers. I only give them a four star rating because I still want more volume, I have a feeling the only way I'll get enough volume for my liking is if I invest big bucks on big power. After all I'm only driving them with a $130 Kenwood deck, in a Corolla, so I'm thrilled

Pros: clear crisp sounds

Cons: none really, they rock

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Written by: Leanne from Massachusetts on October 25, 2015

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These speakers sound great. I replaced a monsoon stereo and back speakers in my Pontiac Grand AM and it was quit a chore. Ran into a few issues but the team at Crutchfield got me thru it. They are great and I will use them again.

Pros: No matter what you buy here they will help you with any issues.


Great Upgrade to factory speakers

Written by: Kyle from Kentucky on October 6, 2015

2006 Toyota 4Runner
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Great upgrade/replacement to factory Toyota 4runner stock speakers.

Pros: Great website helps determine what fits my vehicle. Installation was easy and quick with the instructions and adapters included.

Cons: None

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Written by: MontyG from Indiana on October 3, 2015

2000 Honda Civic
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I love them so far very crisp sound.

Pros: Sounds great.

Cons: No cons.

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Written by: Jaylow from Idaho on September 24, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

these speakers pump out some sound!

Pros: Strong sound, good construction, light weight.

Cons: They could defiantly have better high end treble. They are a little bass heavy. Fairly expensive price point for what you get.

Good fit

Written by: mark from ca on August 27, 2015

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Great alternative at a great price




Written by: Eric P. from Delaware on August 23, 2015

2005 Hyundai Sonata
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Amazing Quality and a definite upgrade from stock speakers

Pros: Crisp, Clear sound. Amazing build and sound quality for price point.

Cons: None really.

Great sound

Written by: B$ from California on August 15, 2015

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These speakers put out excellent sound for a factory drop in replacement. The speaker construction is of very high quality.

Pros: Great sound

Cons: None

best 6x9 ever

Written by: kiss1962 from canada on August 11, 2015

I bought a pair for front door speakers in my 2014 Challenger , because the basic stereo it had was alright but sounded a little muddy and had no highs. I am still using the factory stereo and wiring and the difference in the sound is just incredible. It sounds like the music is live in concert and crystal clear with no distortion at any volume.I am one happy customer !!!

Pros: crystal clear sound

Cons: no speaker wires included

Super great

Written by: A-aron from California on August 1, 2015

2001 Honda Civic EX
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Best speakers I've bought so far. Good to have if you don't have the money for a sub but still want some bass



Nice speakers

Written by: Ken M from Maryland on July 17, 2015

2003 Mazda Protege
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Nice set of sub speakers. These were paired with a Kenwood head unit and they sound pretty good so far. Installation was fairly smooth, only 3 of the 4 holes lined up, but the included adapters made quick work of the wiring.

Pros: Good sound. Fairly tight response across all ranges. Good speaker choice in this price range.


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Written by: Anonymous from Ohio on July 8, 2015

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These JBL's sound great even with the old factory head unit, and a pair of 6 " rounds to balance them out. Strong at low or high volume!!



Beautiful upgrade to factory speakers

Written by: David E from California on May 31, 2015

2014 Toyota Highlander
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I am always amazed when I pull out factory car speakers (this is my 3rd car and Crutchfield speaker upgrade) and see how cheap they are - it's amazing they play music at all. Anyway, these JBL's are wonderful. When you unbox them, you immediately can see what high quality they are and solidly they are built. Easy to install using the door adapters. And the sound is super crisp. WELL worth the cost and effort. You won't be disappointed!

Pros: Great sound, solid construction


Fair upgrade

Written by: S from California on May 12, 2015

2015 Subaru Outback
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I tried to install these in a 2015 Subaru Outback. Crutchfield did not have a MasterSheet and included no instructions. I was able to find some information on the Internet. The supplied bracket required some modifications. Only two of the existing bracket holes would line up with the speaker frame holes and required drilling two new holes so screws could be inserted at all four points. I removed the door panels but could not uncouple two of the couplings. I ended up taking the speakers somewhere to be installed. As to sound I would just say ok. I thought the bass is boomy and not very tight. I don't know that I would purchase these again. If I had it to do over again I would just go to a stereo shop.

Pros: Ok sound


Good sound, reasonable price.

Written by: DR from Malvern, Pa on May 7, 2015

2008 Toyota Tacoma
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Very good upgrade for my stock 2008 Toyota Tacoma speakers. I was looking for a decent set of front speakers for a good price and I got them.

Pros: Nice sound Good price

Cons: None

Great Upgrade

Written by: John L from North Carolina on April 1, 2015

2013 Toyota 4Runner
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Replaced Toyota 4runner factory speakers with these JBLs. The Highs and Mids are very Clear, the Lows are pretty good too. Running on aftermarket Pioneer supplying 50 watts power to them which is sufficient for me. Crutchfield is top notch for full customer experience. Diagram and instructions, as well as ordring and shipping was only 2 days! Ive been ordering with them for a few vehicles and highly recommend them to anyone! Keep up the great work!

Pros: Ease of install, supplied brackets and wires. Got them on sale.

Cons: none

Nice speakers for the price

Written by: Buzzsaw from Arizona on March 29, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fit perfect in a 2008 Nissan Frontier front doors.

Pros: Great midrange and highs. Bass good.

Cons: They cam with no connectors or wiring so they had to be soldered. Unfortunate.

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Written by: TD from Fenton, MI on March 29, 2015

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Great sound, impressive range and clarity for the price.



Great improvement to factory speakers

Written by: Max from Philadelphia on March 29, 2015

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Great speakers, big improvement to factory bass in 2011 Tacoma. My only negative is that I still want more volume! Now I need to upgrade my head unit.

Pros: Great sound, high quality craftsmanship

Cons: None for the speakers, only my stock system

2010 Corolla Rear Speakers

Written by: JMS from South Carolina on March 14, 2015

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I have and will always be a JBL fan. I replaced my factory speakers on my 2010 Corolla with this awesome 6x9's. I could not imagined how cheap the factory speakers were until I removed them. The supplied speaker wires added to the pleasant install experience.

Pros: clear and crisp sound

Cons: Crutchfield recommends installing these speakers by drilling new holes. I purchased adapters plates from a separate site which made the install a lot easier and worth the price.

very great sounding speakers.

Written by: Nick B. from Salisbury, MD on February 23, 2015

2012 Toyota 4Runner
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I really love these speakers, just the right bass and treble. Thinking of switching all other speakers to JBL brand.

Pros: Really great speakers

Cons: None

Great speakers

Written by: Mike from Kalamazoo, Michigan on January 8, 2015

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Big upgrade from factory speakers easy to install

Pros: Good sound full range

Cons: Needs more than normal volume to really sound great

Great Sound, Great Fit

Written by: PeanutsRU from S. Tahoe, CA on January 8, 2015

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Got these speakers to replace the stock front door units in a 2015 Outback. Speakers fit into existing openings and with the supplied mounting kit, pretty much bolted right up. The sound quality is head and shoulders above the stock speakers. I just disconnected the stock tweaters.

Pros: Easy to install, great sound.


Great highs and mids - not built for bass

Written by: MikeL from Michigan on January 8, 2015

2002 Chrysler 300M
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I purchased these speakers based on other customer reviews stating that they had very good bass. After installation (with Pioneer MVH-X370BT), the highs and mids sound great, but does lack a deep thumping bass. The bass is there but sounds a bit flat. If you listen to music with a lot of bass, I would not recommend these speakers unless you have a sub. Overall, I am happy with the speakers, but if I had to do it again, I would purchase a different set of 6x9.

Pros: Great highs and mids

Cons: Lacks a deep bass

Great Sound

Written by: c7fulle from Cave Springs, AR on January 6, 2015

2003 Nissan Xterra
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great sounds easy to install added a power pack and it makes a ton of difference.

Pros: great price great sound and easy to install.

Cons: none

Stock speaker replacement

Written by: Alan from Thompson ct 06277 on January 1, 2015

2010 Nissan Titan
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Purchased these 6x9 speakers to replace the factory speakers in my nissan titan. First time purchasing any JBL speaker and I'm glad I did. The highs are crisp and clear. The midrange comes thru incredibly and the bass while not deep is quality without speaker popping or fuzzy sounding. But hey there 6x9's not 12 inch subwoofers! Would defiantly purchase JBL speakers again!

Pros: Clean highs Great midrange

Cons: Not the best bass but more than adequate.


Written by: Benitez57 from California on December 26, 2014

1989 Ford F Series
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Amazing sound highs and lows sound great glad I made this purchase for my dads '89 F-150




Written by: Anonymous from Sacramento, CA on December 21, 2014

2008 Toyota Tacoma
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Decent speakers for the price i suppose. Thinking of returning for a better set.

Pros: Easy install

Cons: Bass isn't as good as i had hoped. Neither are the highs...

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Written by: Anonymous from Washington on December 9, 2014

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love the speakers, got 4 in my single cab Silverado. sounds great

Pros: delivery was fast, sales over the phone was very helpful as always . Buy all my stuff from Crutchfield

Cons: zero

Nice balanced sound

Written by: RT from Florida on December 9, 2014

2003 Honda Civic
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huge upgrade from factory. has a great sound. the mid and hi isn't overpowered




Written by: Matt from Pittsburgh,pa. on November 3, 2014

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Speakers were great sound is awesome help was awesome the speakers I removed I don't know how music came out of them.

Pros: sound help deliverey

Cons: none

Great purchase

Written by: Mark D from Wheaton, il on September 19, 2014

2012 Toyota Corolla
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Great product, great sound in my 2012 corolla. I have the 6" in the front door and 6x9 in the rear, and the sound is great. Good depth from the 6x9's in both high and low frequency. Would buy them again.

Pros: Good response, good highs and lows. Great sounding all around.

Cons: Factory stereo/head unit doesn't push enough power to get out the full quality of speakers. Had to custom install and fit the speakers into the rear panel.

Great Sound!

Written by: Anonymous from Morris, IN on September 18, 2014

2011 Toyota Prius
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Great sound compared to the factory speakers they replaced. Crutchfield makes it so easy to install with the free hardware and instructions!

Pros: Price and sound quality

Cons: Would probably need a sub to complete the sound

Nice upgrade

Written by: Steve R from Somewhere west of Puget Sound on September 17, 2014

2015 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great improvement on the factory speakers on a 2015 Forester.

Pros: Nice sound, easy install.

Cons: With the included brackets the depth was close to the window glass.

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Written by: SteveC from Las Vegas on September 2, 2014

2010 Toyota Corolla
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I have like JBL for a long time and these are just another reason to keep using them. I installed them in the back dash of a 2010 Toyota Corolla with the GT7-6s in the front doors. As I have come to expect with JBL,they had great, clear and crisp sound. As a factory replacement they work great, but they are left wanting more power. Adding an amplifier would only make a great sound better.

Pros: Clear and Crisp Sound


Great Upgrade

Written by: Brad from Charlotte, NC on August 18, 2014

2013 Toyota Prius
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I installed these speakers in my 2013 Toyota Prius III. The standard speakers are horrible as far as build quality. The magnet is glued to the back and is about 3 times smaller than anything I've seen. The sound was just OK but a little muddy. The JBL speakers made a world of difference but they didn't have much to prove against the stock speakers. The bass is solid and the midrange and high range are crisp and clear. If you have the standard paper speakers in your Toyota, you can't go wrong with these. I have yet to install the rear 6.6" JBL's but I'm sure the sound will be even better. Thanks to Crutchfield for providing the accessories and instructions to make the install easy.

Pros: Great Sound, Build Quality

Cons: None so far

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Written by: andrew from cypress tx on August 16, 2014

2014 Silverado crew cab installed in front doors installed 6 3/4 JBLgt7-96 in rear door they rock with just factory unit will sound even better with amp to push these speakers to there full potential.

Pros: crutchfield customer service team send all the equitment needed for easy installation great service and fast delivery thank you so much.

Cons: none

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Written by: Mike from Lansdale, Pa on July 24, 2014

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Just bought a pair of these on an advisor recommendation and replaced the OEMs on a 1992 Honda Accord. Great sound - a ton better then the originals. You won't go wrong with these. Easy to install on the rear deck.

Pros: Great sound

Cons: None

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What's in the box?

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  • Two 3-way speakers
  • 2 Grilles
  • Eight 1-1/8" Self-tapping Allen head screws
  • 3mm Allen head bit
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Instruction manual

Features and Specs

Design 3-way
Tweeter Design Edge-Driven Dome
Tweeter Composition PEI
Woofer Composition Polypropylene
Woofer Surround Foam
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Sensitivity 94 dB at 2.83 volts
Frequency Response 40 - 21k Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts) 2-70
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 210
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 3
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) N/A

Product Research


Plus One Woofer Cones: The Plus One speaker cones offer more surface area than other speakers that fit in the same size opening. This is accomplished by using a new basket design and hi-roll surround. The result is greater bass output and an increase in efficiency.

Tweeters: Each speaker has an edge-driven dome tweeter and dome super tweeter, both made of PEI (Poly-Ether-Imide). PEI is a polymer film, capable of producing a wide soundstage.

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6"x9" 3-way car speakers

The JBL GX963 offers these features:

edge-driven soft dome tweeter for smoother highs

rubber surround for better durability

power handling up to 100 watts RMS