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JL Audio TR600-CXi

Evolution™ TR Series 6-1/2" 2-way car speakers

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by Buck Pomerantz
JL Audio

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.

You need great speakers to turn the audio signals from your car stereo into music. The Evolution™ TR series speakers take advantage of JL Audio's extensive research and obsessive testing to deliver excellent performance at prices any audio enthusiast can afford. Evolution™ TR speakers come in a wide range of sizes so you can improve the sound in almost any vehicle.

JL Audio's TR600-CXi 6-1/2" speakers use mica-filled long-excursion polypropylene woofers for enhanced low-frequency response that'll really fill out your drums and bass. The 1/2" woven textile dome tweeters broadcast all the little details that bring your music to life. Ferrofluid cooled tweeters and butyl rubber surrounds mean that these speakers will bring you great music for many years to come.

Note: JL Audio describes this model as a 6" speaker. Most manufacturers designate this same frame size as a 6-1/2" speaker. For simplicity's sake we list it as a 6-1/2" speaker.

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Highlights:

  • 2-way 6-1/2" speakers (pair)
  • injection-molded mica-filled polypropylene woofer
  • butyl rubber surround
  • 1/2" textile dome tweeter
  • 4-ohm impedance
  • 10-50 watts RMS power range
  • frequency response: 59-22,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 90.5 dB
  • depth: 2-5/16"
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
General
Design
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2-way
Tweeter Design
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1/2" Dome
Tweeter Composition
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Textile
Woofer Composition
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IM Mica-filled poly
Woofer Surround
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Butyl rubber
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
Specifications
Sensitivity
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90.5 dB at 1 watt
Frequency Response
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59 - 22k Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts)
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10-50
Peak Power Handling (Watts)
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100
Impedance (Ohms)
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4
Top-mount Depth (Inches)
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2 5/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)
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N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)
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4 15/16
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What's in the box?

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  • Two 2-way speakers
  • 8 Self-tapping screws (length=1-3/16")
  • 8 Speed clips
  • 2 Crimp-on 2.8mm female quick slides
  • 2 Crimp-on 5.2mm female quick slides
  • 2 Grilles
  • 2 Grille frames
  • Butyl adhesive putty for grilles
  • Owner's Manual
  • Cutout template

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Features

Woofers: The JL Audio Evolution TR-series coaxial speakers feature injection-molded, mica-filled polypropylene cone woofers with 1" voice coils and flat-profile, symmetrical-roll spiders. The woofers use butyl rubber surrounds for reliability and strength.

Tweeters: The speakers have 1/2" treated textile dome tweeters with an integral phase plug and powerful, ferro-fluid cooled and damped neodymium magnets.

Crossovers: The TR-series coaxials use electrolytic capacitors on the 1st order high-pass filters. The woofer is unfiltered, using its engineered smooth roll-off characteristics to blend with its tweeter.

Grilles: Two black metal mesh grilles and black ABS plastic grille frames are included with the speakers.

 
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JL Audio TR600-CXi Reviews

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5 out of 5

JL Audio TR600-CXi

Written By Kyle, Minnesota on Friday, August 29, 2014
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Let me start off by saying these speakers are amazing! I installed these in the front doors of my 2004 Pontiac Grand Am and wow what at difference over those little 4x6 speakers. These speakers have really clear and crisp sound, great bass. And I highly recommend getting these speakers along with the JL Audio TR690-TXi 6x9's, these speakers go absolutely great together.
Pros:
Clear and crisp sound, great bass, hard to distort.
Cons:
Non so far.
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4 out of 5

JL audio tr600 CXi

Written By steve, illinios on Sunday, June 01, 2014
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Excellent sound, nice look, very happy
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5 out of 5

JL Audio TR600-CXi

Written By Clif, Westampton on Tuesday, March 04, 2014
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Great factory replacement speakers
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

rear deck of challenger

Written By My, Gillette, WY on Friday, February 21, 2014
 
Will not need adapters for challenger. Took factory speaker and took out the cone, then cut the basket off so I could slide, (more like force it into) the new speaker into the ring that is left and screwed back into rear deck. Sound great.
Pros:
Good sound
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5 out of 5

Thrilled with the sound

Written By DChad, Lehi, UT on Friday, January 31, 2014
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I love them. They replaced my "premium" factory speakers in my PT Cruiser. I'm hearing things I never heard before. It's crystal clear. Crutchfield supplied the adapter and it fit easily enough. I did have to drill one hole but it was simple. I find myself getting in the car just to drive and listen.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Speakers

Written By Dan, Dallas, TX on Saturday, January 11, 2014
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For $139 that don't have a lot of low end but they do have a very good high end sound.
Pros:
Sound great
Cons:
None. Maybe a little more low end sound
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

satisfied

Written By scott, clearwater,fl on Friday, November 22, 2013
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Excellent sound for the buck.
Pros:
Great highs
Cons:
Nothing to complain abiut
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3 out of 5

JL Audio TR600-CXi

Written By Jj, Hyde Park, PA on Thursday, August 08, 2013
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Speakers are good.
Cons:
I think you will need a bigger amp to properly power them
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5 out of 5

2007 honda civic ex

Written By Anonymous, beaumont, Tx on Thursday, July 04, 2013
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This product did not fit in my 07 ex civic front or back. I know the crutchfield team says they fit but I did the work and it didn't work. I had to go with a smaller 5 1/4 for the back. On the front I just cut the steal door down. I don't recommend doing this just do 5 1/4 front and back. One great thing when I had them plugged in they have great highs and mid range sound.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great upgrade for a 2011-current Jetta

Written By Rich, Columbus Ohio on Friday, June 28, 2013
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I wasn't pleased with lack of Bass in my stock Jetta, even managed to damage one of the drivers in the first year. My Jetta is the Convenience package model with tweeters in the pillars. Adding these JL TR600s added high end but surprisingly much needed bass too. I was initially in disbelief that replacing small door speakers would make this much of a difference.
Pros:
Great quality build materials, included wiring adapters (from Crutchfield) fit flawlessly, better high end, much better low end, really compliments the existing door tweeters (if your Jetta is equipped.)
Cons:
Detailed instructions weren't included at time of order. There is a great take apart guide on YouTube which I recommend watching, it helped me a great deal (Search for Jetta door speakers.) Rivets have to be drilled out of stock speakers for removal (so once you drill out the factory speakers there is no going back.) You will need multiple sizes of Torx drivers, T15, T20.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

nice packaging and price

Written By carguy, Camino, CA on Sunday, June 16, 2013
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Nice Packaging. Came in a timely manner.
Pros:
Quick Delivery
Cons:
None, JL is the best!
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4 out of 5

Jl Audio TR600 CXi

Written By Anonymous, Topton, NC on Thursday, May 30, 2013
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Good overall, nice to have the tweeters with the woofer blends well and easier to install than separates.
Pros:
Good sound and build quality
Cons:
May be a little under powered, at 50 watts RMS they seemed a little stretched. Currently I'm powering them at around 30 RMS and they sound great.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

great sound

Written By michael b, mount kisco, n.y. on Saturday, February 02, 2013
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just do it! you wont regret it.
Pros:
best upgrade for the money
Cons:
you forget what crappy speakers sound like
4 out of 5 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great Speaker

Written By Anonymous, Killen, AL on Saturday, January 05, 2013
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Love these speakers, however I have always been a JL fan. Crutchfield has stated that they would not fit the back door, but with a little work these babies fit like a glove. I purchased them to complement a JL component set I installed in the front doors, and they did just that, cleaned up the overall sound. I am currently running these off a Pioneer HU and am pleased, I may consider a 4-channel amp for the entire set-up one day. As for now they sound great!
Pros:
Simple install, quick and easy fit. Sound good pushed by the Pioneer HU.
Cons:
N/A
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5 out of 5

In a Honda Accord LX

Written By david, Newark, CA on Friday, January 04, 2013
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These JL Audios replaced the factory 5" car door speakers in a '95 Honda Accord LX sedan. I had them professionally installed and am happy with the vast improvement in sound reproduction. Highs and mids are clearer, more realistic.
Pros:
No modification needed in installation. Better sound than the factory speakers.
Cons:
None. Am happy with them.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Crisp

Written By Josh, Tyler, TX on Monday, October 15, 2012
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Crisp and clean highs and beautiful voice reproduction. Powered by 50w rms, no distortion.
Pros:
Great sound Tight and Crisp No distortion
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

another great product from JL

Written By shawn, Idaho on Saturday, June 30, 2012
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Great set of speakers to top off your system, i have a JVC KD-s100 deck, two JL10w1's, and a rockford fosgate T-400 amp, my pickup had the stock infinity system from dodge with a factory amp and those speakers were good, i blew a door speaker and was looking to replace without breaking the bank. i was a little leery at first just because they werent top of the line speakers, as well as replacing a 6X9 with a 6 round but after installation i was extremely suprised, i wasnt looking for bass in my door speakers because the subs over power any mid anyways, but the clarity of the speaker is outstanding. even with the volume really high and all the mirrors shaking from the bass, these speakers kept up and were crystal clear. once again, Crutchfield did a great job with shipping and their technical support was really helpful. i would highly recommend these speakers to anyone who is trying to add a little more clarity to top off their system, without paying a ton of money.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

JL Audio TR600-CXi

Written By TR600-CXi, Grantham, PA on Monday, December 20, 2010
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These speakers are simply outstanding. I installed a set of these in the front doors of
my 6th gen Honda Civic, powered by a Crunch P1 amplifier. All around they're a perfect
speaker, and certainly worth the price. I've owned these for over a month and I don't have
a single complaint regarding them. They really are profound speakers. They're crisp,
clean and certainly worth every penny; perfect for the enthusiast. Don't allow the other
reviews fool you. No 6 1/2'' speaker, no matter how amazing they're acclaimed to be, are
going to put out an impressive amount of bass. In fact, most speakers have built-in high
pass filters (HPF), which filter out a lot of the bass, giving you crisp highs and clean
mids. This makes it so that the lows accompany the highs and mids, and don't
overpower them, especially in songs that have a lot of bass. If you are looking for a lot of
bass, invest in a subwoofer.
11 out of 11 people found this helpful
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3 out of 5

Disappointment

Written By Dave, North Dakota on Tuesday, October 19, 2010
 
I bought these speakers to replace the factory units. The factory speakers had nice bass and highs but never real crisp. The JLs have very little bass. I have a Sony Xplod stereo that replaced the factory stereo. I expected these speakers to be the whole package and make the already great sounding Sony better. They do not. The mids and highs are great however.
The truck came with the RBN stereo and a search of the 2003 Dodge Ram Factory Service Manual did not reveal an amplifier associated with the RBN.
3 out of 18 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

I love these speakers

Written By 1coole60530, Daly City, ca on Wednesday, April 14, 2010
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Installed these speakers on front doors and they sound amazing. I should have
gotten the 5.5 for the back shelf.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Amazin'!

Written By Kyle, Williamsburg, VA on Tuesday, October 06, 2009
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Bought these speakers on a Friday afternoon, they arrived Monday while I was at work(FREE SHIPPING FTW). I got to my house at 10:40pm that night, at 11:40pm I had installed the speakers completely. This was the first time I had ever upgraded my speakers or anyone else's (for that matter). Crutchfield made it abundantly easy to install my speakers. The package contained all the mounting brackets and cables with step by step instructions making it incredibly easy to install. I was going to have a "professional" business do it and it was going to cost and extra $70! Ladies and gentlemen, Crutchfield is the way to go!
5 out of 15 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

1998 ext cab silverado

Written By Anonymous, CT on Wednesday, September 30, 2009
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these speakers are great quality and hit nice highs and decent mids they play great at all volumes a great buy for the price
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Excellent speakers

Written By RAYMOND, Gaithersburg, MD on Thursday, January 29, 2009
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Overall I'm very happy with these speakers. They're a HUGE improvement over the ones that came with my Toyota 4-Runner(Which had no mids whatsoever). These speakers bang out the tunes like I would expect. The car could still benefit highly from a decent subwoofer...but these speakers met my expectations.
21 out of 23 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Nice Speakers

Written By Aaron, Washington on Monday, December 01, 2008
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Overall these are pretty good speakers. They have a very clean sound, with nice mid's and high's. To be honest, I was hoping to get a little better bass response from them. But they are just 6 1/2's and you shouldn't expect excessive bass from these (or any other 6 1/2's for that matter). They do get very loud though with no noticable distortion. I would recommend these to anyone looking to upgrade their sound over lower quality or stock speakers.
59 out of 63 people found this helpful
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