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JL Audio TR650-CXi

Evolution™ TR Series 6-3/4" 2-way car speakers

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by Buck Pomerantz
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Why replace your factory 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 TR650-CXi 6-3/4" 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 6-1/2" speaker. Most manufacturers designate this same frame size as a 6-3/4" speaker. For simplicity's sake we list it as a 6-3/4" speaker.

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Highlights:

  • 2-way 6-3/4" 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: 91 dB
  • depth: 2-1/2"
  • 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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91 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 1/2
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)
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N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)
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5 9/16
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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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4 out of 5

Good sound but don't buy if you expect more bass

Written By plonz, Houston, TX on Saturday, July 12, 2014
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I'd like to give these 5 stars but I can't. I bought 4 to replace the OE door speakers in my 2004 Matrix with a Kenwood DNX570HD head unit . I was hoping to get a little more bass than the OEs and not have to put any money into adding a subwoofer on a 10yr old car. While the JLs definitely produce better sound than the OE speakers, they actually produce less, albeit cleaner, bass. I can't get them to produce even a hint of a thump or rumble. I am sure I was expecting too much and I imagine I'm going to love them if/when I decide to add a subwoofer.

Installation was fine with the Crutchfield kit although the screws with the speakers were too long for the brackets in the kit. They bottomed out on the door and caused the bracket to lift, creating an air gap. Fortunately I had a enough spare screws laying around to make it work.
Pros:
Very good sound and great audio separation over the OE speakers. The JLs create much fuller sound in the cabin of the car.
Cons:
Wimpy bass response. Installation screws were too long for the brackets in the Crutchfield kit.
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5 out of 5

Great Product

Written By Mattf, Batavia, il on Thursday, July 03, 2014
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Product was very easy to install
Pros:
So far great sounding even with stock stereo
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5 out of 5

Give them power

Written By rich, fall river, ma on Thursday, May 22, 2014
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These speakers are fantastic---just make sure you have adequate power. They need juice. Most likely a factory head unit would not be enough---I had to add a power amp to get them to sound great...so glad I did.
Pros:
Tremendous clarity-----good solid bottom end.
Cons:
They require a lot of power/wattage.
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5 out of 5

'08 Sierra Crew Cab - Replaced all 4 door speakers

Written By ACE Classic Rock, Baltimore, MD on Sunday, May 04, 2014
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Wow! I am happy I chose these speakers.

The speakers sound great with the stock head unit. I replaced all 4 stock door speakers (front and back) with these 6.75" JL Audio TR650-CXi speakers. The whole project was simple. It might have taken an hour or a little more max. The mounting hardware needed a minor adjustment for the speakers to fit as they are setup for 6.5" or 6.75". There are 4 plastic screw tabs that would be used with the 6.5" speakers that you need to trim off for the 6.75" speakers. The mounting screws are also a .25" to long. I used cutters and trimmed them down. Again, all easy modifications.

The sound is amazing compared to the stock speakers. All genres sound crisp and clean with plenty of bass. Even when cranked up, the sound is crisp and clean. I wish I would have installed these years ago.
Pros:
Easy install Clean and crisp sound on the GM stock head unit All mounting hardware and wire harnesses included when ordering from Crutchfield
Cons:
None.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

If your looking to upgrade......

Written By BP, Tulsa OK on Monday, April 14, 2014
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These were an upgrade for my factory rear door speakers in my 2008 silverado crew cab. They sound great nice and crisp with punchy bass. These blow the stock speakers away
Pros:
sound output overall construction
Cons:
installation brackets that come with must be modified
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5 out of 5

Jl l audio trx650 cxi

Written By Clk, Newark de on Monday, March 17, 2014
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Easy to install sounds great just what I expected after reviewing with tech person
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Speakers

Written By Geneva, Sacramento ca on Wednesday, February 26, 2014
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They sound great
Cons:
The brackets don't fit a Toyota sequoia.
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4 out of 5

Great but one size doesn't fit all.

Written By Mike C, Clovis on Sunday, February 23, 2014
 
These do not fit a 350z whatsoever I spent a few hours trying to make it fit and these are not 6 3/4 but 6 1/2 speakers thus stated in the model number. Also to chime in for us Nissan owners especially Gs and Zs we need a spacer because they can fit both front and back but need at least a bracket with 1 inch clearance or it'll kiss your windows and for the rear it won't mount because the holes do not line as well because it won't clear the slots for the mounting holes for the top cover either thus yielding a bad fit . So dont be like me research ahead and get spacers/adapters for these speakers besides that they sound amazing for your money's worth even with a decent deck with no amp or sub, it responds well with my JVC kw800bt on a test run .
Pros:
Sounds amazingly clear in comparison to old speakers or a good price . good mids and lows and for a few dollars more the CSi has better bass but however this can be compensated with a sub, therefore not worth getting if doing so.
Cons:
Needs brackets for mid 2000s Nissan applications and not implied in the notes.drivers need to be smaller for windows.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

JL Audio TR650-CXi

Written By Kenny, Marietta, Ohio on Thursday, May 30, 2013
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Awesome sounding speakers plenty of bass. Sound great in my 08 GMC Sierra.
Pros:
Great sound, Great Price
Cons:
Have to make minor adjustments to the brackets, but nothing major.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

TR650-CXI

Written By Eddie, Knoxville, IA on Tuesday, April 09, 2013
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Replaced these with JL Audio C3-650's as I wanted a component speaker.. I'm not seeing a lot of difference between the two speakers.. The C3-650's have a little more bass.. The C3-650's cost a lot more and they are somewhat better, but if you hadn't heard them both you would never know it.. Awesome speaker for the price, sounds just as good as the next model up.. Save some money buy these you won't regret it!! After all they are JL Audio, you know they're going to sound great!
Pros:
Sound as good as the higher priced model..
Cons:
None
6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great sound

Written By runflatvet, Pittsburgh,PA on Monday, December 17, 2012
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Great sound with solid construction. Easy installation w/supplied instructions
Pros:
Can't beat the price!
Cons:
None so far!
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

JL review

Written By James Haynes, Boyd, Texas on Sunday, June 17, 2012
 
Had 2 sets of these put in a new chevy crew cab yesterday and they made a huge difference. From lows to the highs the difference is very noticeable. I highly recommend JL to anyone looking to upgrade their sound system.
Pros:
Sound clarity
Cons:
None
6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

With factory stereo

Written By Andrew F., Ashtabula, OH on Wednesday, June 13, 2012
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These were very easy to install. Instructions were great as were the speaker harness connectors which were included. I can just about turn the radio all the way up with no distortion. Excellent upgrade from my worn out factory speakers.
Pros:
Ease of installation.
Cons:
Price is always a con.
1 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Awesome

Written By 92fordf150, Hollywood, FL on Saturday, May 19, 2012
 
Great speakers I have a 92 ford f150 with 2000watt hifonics amp 3 12s 1 10 and the sound is just so clear and clean from the jls
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5 out of 5

Amazing

Written By Mike, Pelham, NY on Monday, January 02, 2012
 
I got these as a christmas gift for my 2008 Chevy Malibu. I recently had blew a speaker and the sound quality just dropped. Once these were installed, you could easily tell that the sound was cleaner, tighter, and darker. They have very nice base which i can feel moving me and these are so good that im not considering a subwoofer anymore
Pros:
Im able to here all the mid voices since i have installed these speakers. Compliments my stock rear deck speakers very well
Cons:
Nothing at all
3 out of 5 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Sonic Splendor

Written By Myke Dronez, In Transit on Thursday, July 07, 2011
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I installed these to replace the stock speakers in a new work van.. Spending a lot of time on the highway deserves good speakers so turned to these JLs which sound fantastic with a single sub in the back.. They have a crispness and definition that goes loud enough to turn the business in the front to a party in the back in short order..
4 out of 6 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

JL Audio TR650-CXi

Written By Bradford R., Boone, NC on Thursday, December 02, 2010
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These speakers are fantastic! Installed in the rear deck of a Nissan Sentra, sound
quality is excellent. I am very surprised with the amount of bass these things handle,
and the highs don't crack unless pushed to the limit. With sub-bass at +1 on my JVC
Arsenal, rock and metal sound great at any volume. Bass and techno are very good at
mid volume. I really want a second pair for the doors, but unfortunately they don't fit.
Overall, a very stout 6 3/4" speaker that is well worth the money. I highly reccomend
them!
5 out of 7 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Well worth the cost

Written By Shawn, Medina, Ohio on Tuesday, April 07, 2009
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Bought these speakers to upgrade from factory front door speakers in my chevy silverado. Wow, what a difference. They work very well with the factory stereo.

Clean highs and solid midbass. I would definately recommend these for a low cost, simple upgrade. JL has got my business for sure.
12 out of 12 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Solid Purchase

Written By Brandon, Myrtle Beach, SC on Wednesday, October 15, 2008
 
Replaced Infinity speakers in rear door of 2000 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo - awesome choice! Not disappointed at all - very clean sound. Looking to add more products from the JL lineup to complete the system in the future.
9 out of 9 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Big Bang for the Buck!

Written By Keith, McGregor Texas on Thursday, October 02, 2008
 
Paired these with an Alpine IDA X100 and Alpine 6.5 speakers in the front. These JL speakers are in the mid panel of a 1999 Corvette and sound great! I powered the system with a 1x200 amp. I will be adding a JL sub woofer as the lows are missing at lower volume levels.
6 out of 7 people found this helpful
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