Bass, power, performance — JBL Power P652S 6-1/2" shallow-mount car speakers deliver the whole audio spectrum, from silky lows to clear, taut highs. The HCL woofer cone consists of two layers of woven glass fiber with an epoxy-coated Nomex honeycomb core. This lightweight and rigid material generates bass with exceptional clarity and low distortion at all volume levels. The Plus One oversized cone design incorporates more surface area than a standard size cone, contributing to greater efficiency and larger output.

The pure titanium tweeters play with minimal distortion at high output levels to keep the treble bright and crisp. The woofers' oversized voice coils contribute to increased power handling. Voice-matched external crossovers ensure flawless performance with undeniable accuracy.

Product Highlights:

  • 2-way car speakers for 6-1/2" and 6-3/4" shallow-mount openings (pair)
  • HCL woofer cone (woven fiber glass with a Nomex core) with rubber surround
  • pure titanium edge-driven dome tweeter
  • computer-optimized external crossover network
  • power range: 5-55 watts RMS (165 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 55-23,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 90 dB
  • top-mount depth: 1-13/16"
  • 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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Tough install

Written By Samuel, Eglin AFB, Fl on Friday, August 22, 2008

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Speakers sound great however they were not an easy install. These speakers required me to cut out a little of my door to get them in. The depth and diameter are a little too big. The car I was installing in is my 2000 honda civic LX sedan.

JBL Power Series P652S

Written By nikeofnargothrond, Morristown, TN on Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Great mids and highs! I originally hooked these up to my factory wiring and powered through Kenwood's eXcelon X979 and wasn't very impressed with the sounds I got. I eventually hooked them up to an amplifier with a 75 watt output and the sound was amazing. A whole world of difference when powered with an amplifier. The bass performance is still a little below my satisfaction, but overall and good buy if you can get them cheap!

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  • Two 2-way speakers
  • 2 Grilles
  • 2 Grille frames
  • 1 Pair of metal speaker adapter rings
  • 2 Crossovers (terminated with female quick-slides on the 4 output wires and bare wire on the 2 input wires)
  • Eight 1" self-tapping screws
  • Eight 1/2" self-tapping screws
  • Eight 3/8" Machine screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Owner's Manual
  • Warranty sheet
  • Template sheet
  • JBL sticker

Product Research


PlusOne HCL Woofers: The JBL Power Series P652s speakers feature Honeycomb Laminate (HCL) cone woofers. This material consists of two woven glass fiber layers with an epoxy-coated Nomex honeycomb core. This makes the cone exceptionally stiff, yet lightweight. The benefits of HCL woofers include increased efficiency, exceptional midrange clarity and lower distortion at high output levels. The PlusOne woofer cones have more surface area than conventional 6-1/2" speakers for increased bass output and increased efficiency.

1" Titanium Dome Tweeters: The speakers have pure-titanium, edge-driven dome tweeters. This style tweeter is similar to those found in high end home audio loudspeakers, and the benefits include reduced distortion at high output levels and superior integration with the mid/woofer. 

Oversized Voice Coils: The P652s features a voice coil larger than what is found on most models of the same size. This larger voice coil increases power handling while minimizing distortion.

Spider-Integrated Tinsel Leads:  The spider integrated tinsel leads greatly enhance reliability and eliminate audible tinsel lead slap.

Crossovers: The speakers come equipped with computer-optimized passive outboard crossovers that have been voice-matched to ensure optimum imaging, clarity and detail. Each crossover has the following dimensions: Length=3.287", Width=1.835" Height=1.039", Input wires (20 gauge): 12", Output wires (20 gauge): 19".

Crossover Connections: Each crossover input lead is terminated with bare wire, and the two output leads (one for the woofer and one for the tweeter) are terminated with female quick-slides. The positive woofer lead has a 0.250" female quick-slide and the negative woofer lead has a 0.187" female quick-slide. The positive tweeter lead has a 0.205" female quick-slide and the negative tweeter lead has a 0.110" female quick-slide. These quick-slides connect directly to the woofer and tweeter terminals on each speaker.

Intermount III: JBL's Intermount III mounting system allows the P652s speakers to fit in a variety of applications. A metal adapter ring is included with each speaker. When used with the metal rings, the speakers will work in standard 3 and 4-hole 6-1/2" applications. When the included metal rings are not used, the speakers will work with standard 6-3/4" applications.

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