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JBL Club 6500C

6-1/2" component speaker system

Item # 109CL6500C

It's simple. Your factory speakers are getting you down.

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About the JBL Club 6500C

The well-rounded component system

It's simple. Your factory speakers are getting you down. JBL's Club Series speakers are the clear solution. JBL equipped this Club 6500C 6-1/2" component system with UV-resistant polypropylene woofers for stellar performance even under the stickiest (or chilliest) environmental conditions — after all, your car door isn't the most forgiving place to reside.

The well-rounded component system

It's simple. Your factory speakers are getting you down. JBL's Club Series speakers are the clear solution. JBL equipped this Club 6500C 6-1/2" component system with UV-resistant polypropylene woofers for stellar performance even under the stickiest (or chilliest) environmental conditions — after all, your car door isn't the most forgiving place to reside.

Strong performance

The speaker's patented Plus One™ woofer structure extends the surface area of the cone to give you a better bass experience than other speakers this size. The separate 3/4" edge-driven PEI tweeter expands the high-frequency range, so you'll hear musical details that you never heard from your old speakers.

A match for any system

The Club 6500C's low-impedance design safely draws more power from your car stereo to give your music extra punch, but you'll get even better results feeding them power from an outboard amp.

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Product highlights:

  • component speaker system includes two woofers, two tweeters, and two crossovers
  • 6-1/2" polypropylene Plus One™ woofer cone
  • 3/4" edge-driven soft dome tweeter
  • handles up to 60 watts RMS (180 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 55-20,000 Hz
  • impedance: 3 ohms
  • sensitivity: 92 dB @ 2.83 volts
  • woofer top-mount depth: 1-3/4"
  • grilles included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # Club 6500C
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What's in the box:

  • 2 Woofers
  • 2 Tweeters (each has attached 6" speaker leads)
  • 2 Crossovers
  • 2 Woofer grilles
  • 2 Woofer mounting brackets
  • 2 Tweeter flush-mount housings
  • 2 Threaded flush-mount adapters
  • 2 Plastic locking nuts
  • 2 Tweeter surface-mount housings
  • 2 Starfish tweeter mounts
  • Eight 1-3/8" Screws
  • Eight 1" Screws
  • Eight 1/2" Screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Six 5/8" Flat head screws
  • 2 Washers
  • 2 Nuts
  • 2 Adhesive backed foam gaskets
  • Instruction manual
  • 2 JBL window stickers
  • Template on box

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Features & specs

General
Speaker Size 6 1/2
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design 3/4" Edge-Driven Dome
Impedance (Ohms) 3
Tweeter Composition PEI
Woofer Composition Polypropylene
Woofer Surround Rubber
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Specifications
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) 88
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts 92
Frequency Response 55 - 20k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage ---
Maximum RMS Wattage 60
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 180
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 1 13/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 4 7/8

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Features

Plus One+ Woofer Cones: Each speaker uses a larger cone than other speakers of the same size. This is accomplished by using a unique basket design and hi-roll surround. The Plus One+ design offers greater bass output and an increase in efficiency.

High-Output Design: The 3Ω voice coil design compensates for the high in-line resistance of small gauge factory wiring, extracting more power from factory (or aftermarket) receivers. This results in clearer, richer sound for the listener.

Tweeter Mounting: The I-Mount tweeter mounting system and Starfish mounting brackets give you several different ways to mount the tweeters:

  • I-Mount: The tweeters can be surface-mounted or flush-mounted with JBL's innovative I-Mount system:
    • Surface Mount: Surface mounting the tweeters involves screwing the surface-mount cup to the mounting location, then inserting and locking the tweeter into the cup.
    • Flush Mount: Flush mounting uses the threaded flush-mount housing and plastic locking nut. Once a cutout is made, the tweeter is installed in the flush-mount adapter, then into the flush mount housing and inserted into the hole. The large plastic locking nut is threaded onto the adapter (from behind the mounting surface) to hold the complete assembly securely in place. When flush mounted, the tweeters may be angled for optimum response and imaging.
  • Starfish Mounting Brackets: The Starfish mounting brackets allow the tweeters to be installed in factory locations behind the existing grilles:
    • Bottom Mount: Once the Starfish bracket is trimmed, it is secured to the underside of the grille panel. The tweeter must be inserted into the bracket and locked into place before the bracket is mounted.
    • Surface Mount: Once the Starfish bracket is trimmed, it is screwed to the top of the mounting surface behind the grille panel. Then, the tweeter is inserted into the bracket and locked into place.
    • Flush Mount: There are two sets of tabs to flush mount the tweeter in the Starfish bracket, yielding different mounting dimensions. The upper tabs mount the tweeter completely below the opening and are glued in place. The lower mounting tabs are screwed in place and result in a mounting height just under 3/8". Once the bracket is mounted, the tweeter is inserted into the bracket and locked into place.

Dimensions:

  I-Mount Surface Mount I-Mount Flush Mount Starfish Bottom Mount Starfish Surface Mount Starfish Flush Mount Starfish Flush Mount (below mounting surface)
Mounting Height 0.864" 0.648" 0.0" 0.848" 0.372" 0.276"
Depth screw depth 0.784" 0.950" screw depth 0.470" 0.572"
Frame Diameter 1.478" 1.840" 3.060" 2.434" 2.562" 2.284"
Cutout Diameter N/A 1.580" N/A N/A 1.506" 1.258"

Crossover Connections: The crossover inputs and outputs are screw terminals; they will accommodate bare wire or spade connectors up to 0.31" wide. There are two mounting holes in each crossover.

Crossover Dimensions:

  • Width: 2.46"
  • Height: 1.085"
  • Depth: 2.22" (plus wire)

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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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Great stats [ Christopher  Nov 27, 2018 ]
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Recommended and based on specs [ Craig  Nov 21, 2018 ]
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Smaller crossovers look easier to install in the door. [ Jonathan  Sep 28, 2018 ]
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Recommended by Product Advisor Andy [ Jack  Sep 26, 2018 ]
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Same [ MATTHEW DAVID  Aug 15, 2018 ]
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Recommended by Crutchfield ...trust their judgement. [ Buffaloe  Dec 08, 2017 ]
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Because of price and grill covers [ Edward  Nov 26, 2017 ]
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Needed a solid component system for the rear [ RICHARD  Nov 25, 2017 ]
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high efficiency and low impedance , good price [ T  Nov 25, 2017 ]
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I have several JBL products. All perform above expectations and price. I've had good luck with Pioneer, Polk, and Infinity as well. JBL generally fights above its weight... [ Nathan  Apr 17, 2017 ]
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Great product [ Florian  Mar 26, 2017 ]
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I normally stick with Pioneer "A" or "D" series speakers, but none were available to fit my application. My Crutchfield advisor assured me these JBL's were on par with the "A" series Pioneers so I decided to give them a try. [ kirk35  Dec 05, 2016 ]
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Good price! [ Kenneth  Nov 27, 2016 ]
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It was a replacement that fit my Son's car and X-Mas present [ Kevin  Nov 27, 2016 ]
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Reviews were good and a recommendation from Tyler on best speaker under $150. [ Michael  Sep 30, 2016 ]
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Love JBL products! [ Fred  Sep 03, 2016 ]
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Great system for the price [ MICHAEL  Jul 26, 2016 ]
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5 questions already asked

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What is the crossover point of the 6500C?
[ L  Feb 25, 2019 ]
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Basically it so the highs go to the tweeter and lows go to the woofer
[ peter  Feb 25, 2019 ]
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Can I put the tweeters in the dash 2011 Outback? If so does it come with mounts or would I need to fabricate mounts?
[ William  Feb 22, 2019 ]
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It comes with different mounts
[ WILLIAM  Feb 23, 2019 ]
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I would think it would fit they are very small but work good. From what I remember is there is a metal strip (google "metal plumbers tape" as this is what it is like) with holes in it that you mount to existing mount holes or tap new ones and then attach the tweeter to that strip in the position where you want it so it is like a universal type of thing. Hope that helps
[ JARED J  Feb 22, 2019 ]
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Surprised crutch web site said these will not fit 2011 ram front door. On the club 6x9 says it will fit. Reason?
[ RickP  Dec 04, 2017 ]
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The 2011 Dodge Ram front door speakers are oval speakers 6 by 9. These are round speakers. They will not fit properly in the door openings on your truck.
[ Stephen  Dec 04, 2017 ]
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