Awesome speakers! You get what you pay for...
2010 Mitsubishi Lancer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
Definitely one of the best speaker purchases I've made. I had upgraded the stock speakers once before to an entry level Infinity set I took off an old car; component fronts and coaxial rears. I also hooked up a small Alpine KTP-445u amp and was content with what I had a the time. Then I bought my wife a new car with a much better stock system. I just had to upgrade my sound system now. Unfortunately, the market just isn't want it used to be but JL Audio still provides some stellar products. I gave myself a good budget and started looking. I considered other manufacturers and also looked at JL's ZR series but really do prefer the sound of silk dome tweets. I bought myself two sets of JLs; component C5-650 fronts and C5-650x coaxial rears. I can't say enough on the build quality. However, these speakers are deeper and bulkier than my old speakers, so the install took a little more work. In a nutshell, I had to modify all the door panels and come up with some custom spacer with the supplies provided. Nothing too difficult. I ran the speakers for a week with the smaller Alpine KTP-445u then finally found time to properly wire the JL MX500/4 amp I bought with the speakers. It is night and day difference! DO IT! Buy a good amp. The mid-bass isn't car rattling but completely satisfying IMO. There's also sounds in my music I've never heard before and am finally experiencing it for the first time. Did I say AWESOME speakers?
Pros: All around, great speakers. A good sized amp really brings it alive! Silk dome tweets
Cons: You can probably find similar sound quality speakers for less The cast baskets look awesome but can make installs a little difficult for those with limited space