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JBL Club 6500C

6-1/2" component speaker system

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Our take on the JBL Club 6500C

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.

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

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

Scratch & Dent items may be missing non-essential accessories. In some cases the manufacturer's accessories have been replaced with generic equivalents.

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Love these speakers. They work great in my 2016 kia soul.

Bob, Palm Desert, CA


JBL Club 6500C Reviews

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(68 Reviews)

JBL Club 6500C

Crutchfield customer from San Antonio, TX on 2/1/2019

2006 BMW M3
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Awesome sounds just what I was looking for.



Great speakers

Crutchfield customer from Ft Walton Bch, FL on 1/30/2019

2013 Honda Civic SI
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Vast improvement over my stock speakers




Ken from Flower Mound, TX on 1/3/2019

2002 Jaguar X-Type
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Had them professionally installed by my Specialty Shop today (1/3/2019). I generally do my automotive upgrades at years end as I purchase parts during the course of the year. I purchased the JBL Club 6500C back in November of 2017 on sale. I've always preferred Components as they deliver the most authentic and accurate sound. Had them installed in the Rear Door Cards to mate them with the JBL Bass Pro SL that was installed in November 2016 under the front passenger seat. Boy, I couldn't have hoped for more. ABSOLUTELY SPECTACULAR SOUND! I know they need to go through a "break-in" period of about 6 to 8 hours of play time. Can't wait to hear what they sound like then.

Pros: Everything -- Smooth, precise, attention to detail

Cons: N/A

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Crutchfield customer from Colchester, CT on 12/27/2018

2011 Jeep Wrangler
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Tweeters sound nice



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Crutchfield customer from Shrewsbury, PA on 12/26/2018

2003 Toyota RAV4
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Great sound, easy to install



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Crutchfield customer from Oceanside, CA on 12/6/2018

2018 Toyota Highlander
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Great sound and value..competetive with online pricing plus more...



Great with factory head unit

D from NorCal on 11/11/2018

2018 Honda Accord EX-L
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Upgraded factory speakers in a Honda Accord EX-L. Night and day difference in terms of detail, smoothness, musicality. The stock speakers are useless. These speakers have a low ohm load, so work well with the factory head unit. I did not realize that changing the factory speakers and sub but keeping the factory head unit would make such a night and day difference in the sound and my enjoyment of the car. Thank you Crutchfield! Thank you Troy!

Pros: Low ohm load, works well with factory head unit. Musical, detailed, smooth.

Cons: Bass does not extend too low, but that what the sub is for. Had to get creative to get tweeters to fit in the factory tweeter locations.

Great tweeter, sub par midrange

Brad from Montgomery, TX on 10/15/2018

2010 Toyota RAV4
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For the first two weeks I felt the midbass was lacking and couldn't handle bass very well. A tech there told me that they need time to break in. 45 days later there is improvement but they still suck and aren't worth the money. Vocals and instruments are clear, but they just can't handle bass at all, nor do they produce bass compared to say, factory speakers in Hyundai cars. They come off sounding hollow cus the lower midbass range isn't there. That crucial 70-120 ha range is severely lacking. I listened to my new speakers compared to oem speakers in a Hyundai and I was very disappointed with the Jbls. They don't hit like quality midbasses and can't go low either (they struggle with mainstream music like Keisha and others). Oem Hyundai speakers absolutely destroy these and they are only $90 a pair. I'd give 2 stars for midbass and 4 stars for the tweeter.

Pros: Magical tweeter, tiny crossover, fitment,

Cons: Weak, mediocre midbass, woofer pops a lot even after being broken in for 45 days at reasonable volume. Lees bass and impact than factory crappy speakers

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Bob from Palm Desert, CA on 9/30/2018

2016 Kia Soul
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Love these speakers. They work great in my 2016 kia soul.

Pros: Great sound in my car now.

Cons: None.

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Joseph from Frankford, DE on 9/12/2018

2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
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Great sound



Good speakers

Robert from Calera, AL on 9/10/2018

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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When I first got them they were thinner then I thought but they sound great with my alpine ktp 445a amp

Pros: Fit great


Great product

Danny from Evans, GA on 7/30/2018

1997 Toyota Tacoma
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Sound great

Pros: Great value and sound great


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James from Winter Springs, FL on 7/24/2018

2015 Mazda 3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Picked these primarily because of low ohm and high db numbers.I am using factory amp,2015 Mazda 3 sport,also had to consider size of crossover,space in door is tight. Drilled 11/4 holes in tops of doorpanels-filed out for a nice snug fit using the flush mounts. Crossovers fit under door pulls, used hushmat11264 kit.Sound is awesome, huge upgrade. Very clear, great seperation.

Pros: Crutchfield supplied speaker brackets and wire harness made that part of install easy

Cons: need more power for even better bass

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John from Highland Hgts, OH on 7/16/2018

2002 GMC Yukon XL
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great sounding speakers.

Pros: Great sound.

Cons: More installation.

Good upgrade, easy install

Crutchfield customer from Helena, MT on 7/10/2018

1999 Chevrolet K Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Huge improvement over my stock 99 Chevy speakers. Easy to install though I did need to drill new holes. The speakers came with a roll of foam to help seat the speakers to plastic/metal. Used stock wiring and still get great sound quality. No issues with old pioneer aftermarket stereo though I will be upgrading.



Good OEM replacement (3 ohms - compatible with OEM amp)

TC from Westborough, MA on 6/19/2018

2017 Hyundai Sonata Limited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Chose these because I wanted to stick with OEM amp (so needed lower ohm rating to match the OEM Infinity speakers) but wanted cleaner bass than the OEM Infinity mid range speakers in the Hyundai Sonata front doors. These speakers accomplished both goals... they operate at a lower ohm rating so I didn't lose too much volume from the OEM amp, and I got much cleaner/deeper (and louder?) bass than the OEMs. I didn't use the supplied tweeters or the supplied crossover - only used the woofers as a drop-in OEM replacement (Sonata only sends mid range signal to the front door speakers). Install was easy (10 minutes!) with Crutchfield adapter, wiring harness, and instructions.

Pros: - Much cleaner bass than OEM Infinity door speakers - Ohm draw is close to OEM speakers (2.6 ohms for JBL vs 2.1 ohm for OEM Infinity)

Cons: - Magnets were smaller than OEM speakers... hmnnn. Sound better though. - Wished they would only sell the woofers (OEM speakers were only midrange)

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Crutchfield customer from Stevens, PA on 6/11/2018

2012 Toyota Tacoma
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Easy installation and sound better than factory speakers



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Crutchfield customer from Hagerstown, MD on 6/3/2018

2013 Kia Forte
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Straight forward install with no issues. The tweeter are bight but no over powering, the woofer supply an ample about on mid bass. The frequency range, I have the HPC set to 60 hertz, worked well with 12" I also installed. The 3 ohm rating make the amp work just that little more for extra power.



Pretty good value

Robert from Fargo, ND on 5/28/2018

2014 Honda CRV
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installation was pretty straight forward. The tweeters are very bright. I had to turn the treble down a little bit. Not a lot of bass out of the woofer but very clear highs and mids.

Pros: Very clear and bright tones

Cons: The tweeters were a little difficult to mount

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Jay from Park Forest, IL on 5/21/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very good sounding speaker very impressed sounds GREAT

Pros: Great sounding Speaker


Yes and no...

Jeff from Merced, CA on 5/8/2018

2003 Toyota Sienna
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very clear top, a little lighter on the bottom than I expected.

Pros: Easy install. Great high end and mids.

Cons: A little light on the very low end. Would be great with a sub.

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Crutchfield customer from Gueydan, LA on 5/4/2018

1996 Lexus LX450
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Good stuff .a little bright on the tweeter side but I'm not finished hooking everything up so I don't think I can judge it fairly yet.



Clean sound, quality construction

Jake from Pahoa, HI on 4/26/2018

2000 Toyota Tundra
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Overall these new speakers sound much better -- admittedly it was a low bar since the old speakers were 18 years old. With some tweaks to the stereo's custom EQ, I can dial-in the perfect sound. There wasn't as much bass as I hoped (thus the 4 star rating), which may be function of the size, location and amplifier characteristics.

Pros: clean, flat response over 50 - 15 kHz range

Cons: sealing tape/weatherstrip is too thin; adapter could be designed better

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Josh from Oshkosh, WI on 4/24/2018

2006 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Sound is impeccable compared to oe and the kickers I removed to install this component system. Has good bass response and the raised sound platform with the new tweeter location makes a world of difference. Installation was a bit tricky trying to find a suitable location to install the crossover but otherwise a great system powered by my oe head unit

Pros: Good sound Looks great

Cons: None

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Andrew from Central Point, OR on 4/9/2018

2002 Toyota Sienna
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Terrific! Sound great. Superb upgrade from stock JBL system.



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Crutchfield customer from House Springs, MO on 4/4/2018

2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

good replacement speaker for my truck

Pros: good sounding speakers

Cons: none

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Crutchfield customer from Franklin, KY on 3/26/2018

2002 Dodge Dakota
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect sound for what I was looking for



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Crutchfield customer from Jacksonville, FL on 3/25/2018

2007 Toyota Camry
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Hooked it up to a factory radio. Picked component because high end factory radio already split treble and bass into separate leads. Factory radios lack the wattage to produce strong bass from these speakers. However the original speakers were dry rotted and keeping them were not an option. Evan with a low wattage original receiver, these are still amply loud. Accuracy is high, beyond the originals before they cracked and well beyond them after 10 years of service. Love being able to pick my own location for the tweeter, even if it meant drilling into plastic trim. Being able to aim the tweeters increased the sound quality. For most manufacturers, speaker placement is an afterthought.



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Sean from ARIZONA on 3/3/2018

Insane sound. I have a 2002 TT project car that came with a Sony Xplod Head Unit, hooked up to the bose factory system. The sound was good, I am not going to lie, but the XPOLD head unit was so unuser friendly the I literally wanted to Explod every time I drove the car. So I decided if I was going to get a new HU I wanted new speakers. This is where the 6500's come in. I had a reputable shop disconnect all of the bose system, install a Alpine head unit with only the JBL's hooked up. These speakers....two speakers, and two tweets, BLOW the bose system out of the water. Super clean with no distortion. I cannot wait until they actually break in. Also I want to add that yes a sub, and a amp would greatly improve what I am hearing, BUT these speakers right out of the box produce amazing bass and really solid high's. The mids are where these speakers shine. Great all around speakers.

Pros: Super clean, solid bass, really big highs!, amazing MIDS!

Cons: NONE

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Crutchfield customer from Gibbstown, NJ on 1/22/2018

2002 Jeep Wrangler
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Sound quality is great



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Big Al from Moncks Corner, SC on 1/16/2018

2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Awesome speakers. Would recommend using, great quality and sound. Love them.

Pros: Excellent sound and upgrade from factory speakers.

Cons: None

Great sound for the price!

Christopher from Vincennes, IN on 12/26/2017

2005 GMC Envoy XL
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to install and wire. They sound really great! Always been a fan of the JBL sound! I definitely recommend pairing these with an amp to get the best performance out of these!

Pros: Easy to install, great sound,

Cons: Could use a double sided adhesive tape for the crossover modules.

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Brian from Lansing, MI on 12/11/2017

2005 Honda Civic
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Sound greatl. Easy install. Alpine and ink go together like a pp&j.... who knew!!

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

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Crutchfield customer from Cecilia, KY on 12/7/2017

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Great product and excellent service



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John from Madison, OH on 12/5/2017

1999 Chevrolet Tahoe
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Great speaker and a perfect fit made the whole upgrade project a snap.



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Crutchfield customer from Muskegon, MI on 10/28/2017

2014 GMC Terrain
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great sounding speakers, take your time they go in nice. You do need to do some wiring to the crossovers but they fit perfect. Made my factory radio sound much better.

Pros: perfect fit in the factory locations

Cons: none

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Crutchfield customer from Greensboro, NC on 10/24/2017

2006 Honda Civic EX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed a set of these separates in my wife's Honda Civic (2006 4 door sedan). These up front, and the coaxial equivalents in the rear deck. The tweeters are tiny in comparison with the stock tweeters, but JBL includes a multitude of adapters to get an approximate size. I used silicon adhesive to mount them in the stock location. Crossovers go in the front doors, then the woofers. Wiring was a pain but I blame Honda, not JBL. The push connectors are tight, but secure. After a few weeks of break-in, they really push the bass a lot lower than stock, and the highs remain bright and clear, at much louder volumes than the stock paper-coned speakers. For 6.5" speakers I'm pleased with the sound.



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Chot from Montebello, CA on 10/15/2017

2014 Toyota Tacoma
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After a month after install, I feel it's time to place a review. Crisp highs and punchy lows. Without a doubt much better than stock speakers and better than some aftermarket speakers. Bass at neutral was just ok, but after adjusting and increasing, it became punchy. The tweeters are small at first inspection but they can produce surprisingly strong high pitch music. One week after, I installed an amplifier and the speakers performed even better. Overall a very good component and would recommend to anyone.

Pros: Crispy highs and punchy lows. You get what you pay for. Money well spent

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Cincinnati, OH on 8/8/2017

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Excellent sound



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Crutchfield customer from Danville, CA on 7/28/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great addition to new car system and it sounds great!



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Malcoln from Darien, CT on 7/2/2017

1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great speakers. An impressive upgrade from my old sound.



Amazing, these simply rock.

Clinton from Harrisonburg, VA on 5/24/2017

2008 Toyota Yaris
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I am over the moon with the rich mids and crisp highs provided by these speakers. I have these installed along with a Sony MEX-XB100BT in my little Toyota hatchback. So the sound is strong and clear. Installation was straightforward with the only difficult part was finding a decent mountain point. I can't fault the speakers for that.

Pros: sharp midbass response crisp highs

Cons: didn't install themselves.

Great sound for the money, blows away stock units

Ken from Franklin, TN on 5/2/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great speakers, sound as good as much more expensive units. Plenty of bass and great acoustic guitar. Sam was awesome help in the selection and installation for my vehicle.

Pros: Sounds much more expensive

Cons: none

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Eric from Bakersfield, CA on 4/29/2017

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
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Mid's slap with slight bass levels



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Crutchfield customer from Glasgow, KY on 4/26/2017

2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Sound is really impressive for a speaker at this price point. JBL quality is apparent throughout but I was just a little disappointed that the crossovers are fixed with no frequency or gain adjustment but the sound more than makes up for it. Also, no speaker wire was included like in some other kits. Still a good buy for the money and I'd highly recommend them.



Great and crystal clear sound

Florian from Salt Lake City, UT on 4/24/2017

2005 Chevrolet Express
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I installed these speakers in my CHEVY Travel Van together with JBL GTO0429 and JBL GT7-96 plus a Sound Ordnance B-8PTD 8" Subwoofer. The speakers are installed in the lower part of the front doors. The sound in conjunction with the tweeters is just outstanding. I'm really happy to have chosen JBLs and would buy them again without a question.



Great speakers

Paul from Helena, MT on 4/23/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great sound very easy to wire and install.

Pros: Easy to install and wire!

Cons: None

Crystal clear sound

Eddie from Buffalo, NY on 4/19/2017

2015 Mitsubishi Mirage
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The sound quality of these speakers is amazing. Everything is crystal clear. The tweeters are a bit overpowering but this can be compensated for with the radio's equalizer. Bass is very tight although not much is there, which seems to be normal for this size speaker. Despite 3 or 4 different types of mounting hardware included with the tweeters, none of them worked in my sail panels so I had to get a bit creative. This was expected and not a problem for me. If you don't mind drilling holes in your interior, flush mounting these tweeters would look very good. In all, I and am very happy with the results. I wonder how Polk Audio DB6502's or JBL Stage 600C (and very similar specs to these) would compare. I ended up going for these because of my adviser's recommendation, and because I cheaped out on the rear speakers and wasn't impressed. Going back I would definitely buy them again.

Pros: Amazing sound, look good

Cons: Price, mounting hardware

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Crutchfield customer from Christiansburg, VA on 3/17/2017

2016 Ford Fiesta
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The speakers sound amazing. They lack a bit of volume in the mid range but the tweeters really amplify the nuances of a singer's voice.




Owen from Gloucester, MA on 3/11/2017

2005 Toyota Matrix

Excellent sound for the price. I've been abusing them for about a year now and they still kick out much cleaner bass than you would expect from a component system.

Pros: Very clean sound in highs, full mids, punchy bass if you equalize right

Cons: Had to trim back the grill on my Toyota Matrix door panel to get proper fit.

Great sound

William from Holland, MI on 3/10/2017

2006 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great sound with only head-unit power.

Pros: Great sound

Cons: Novice installer...time consuming.

Excellent sound.

Joe from Parkville, MD on 2/28/2017

2007 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent speakers. Very well balanced and great sound stage.

Pros: Great speakers.

Cons: They did not provide a surface mounted option that let you adjust the tweeter position.

Good sound but I bought stuff I didn't need.

Albert from Nashville, TN on 2/23/2017

2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I put these speakers into the front doors of a 2002 Crew Cab Silverado with a newly-rebuilt stock headunit. The stock speaker system includes a tweeter and a woofer in each front door with a separate wiring harnesses for the tweeter and one for the woofer. That means the crossover is already built into the stock system. My old woofers were shot - the foam outer rim was completely disintegrated and I was glad to get rid of them. The new woofers are great and were easy to install by drilling a few small holes. The wiring adapters Crutchfield sends made the wiring part very easy. However, there was nothing wrong with the stock tweeters and the stock crossovers. The crossovers are not actually visible in the door and may actually be inside the headunit, (I'm not sure). That means I really didn't need the crossovers nor the tweeters that came with this speaker set. I would have preferred it if the advisors at Crutchfield had directed me to replacement woofers only for the front doors because, as I told them, I was trying to stay "stock' as much as possible. The system sounds great now and I am glad. But I do have the two tweeters and the two crossovers left over. I paid for them but didn't really need them.

Pros: Good sound. Love the wiring adapters Crutchfield supplies.

Cons: I didn't need the tweeters and the crossovers.

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Crutchfield customer from yuma az on 2/23/2017

2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Sound is great. Big difference with these speakers on my Jeep wrangler.

Pros: love the sound

Cons: installation on jeep is a little complicated.

Big improvement

Jim from Woodland, CA on 2/22/2017

2014 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers replaced stock JBL speakers in my Tacoma. I was very surprised when I pulled the stock speakers from the door. The woofers were the size of a tweeter. These speakers give a much fuller sound, and elimate the tinny sound and distortion that were proplems in the stock set up.

Pros: Big improvement.

Cons: Still had to replace the sub, which was expensive.

Worse than Stock! Don't Recommend!

Tyler from Lamar, CO on 2/19/2017

2002 Dodge Neon
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The speakers are not very good, definitely not any better than stock, they are way worse than my stock bose speakers in my 2003 Chevy Duramax. I would not recommend. And if you think you are going to need the directions for installation, you have a choice of 32 different languages, but only a half page on installing directions. I am a low voltage technician so it wasn't hard to figure out, but didn't make it easy either. I am very disappointed with this product. I was a fan of JBL until now.


Cons: Sound quality and bass is terrible, even at lower volumes

Crutchfield response on 2/22/2017 Tyler, we're sorry you're disappointed with your new speakers. Whenever you are not completely satisfied with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

WOW, what a difference!

Brandt from Washington Court House, OH on 2/13/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I have these installed in my '06 Subaru Forester and WOW!!! what a difference. I e-mailed Rocky with a tough list of music (Sinatra to Metallica, Tedeschi Trucks to Colt Ford, Del McCroury to En Vouge) and a short speaker list (not much fits a Subaru's small doors). He recommended the JBL Club series over the Polk and Kicker and with the Black Friday sale price I ordered up a set. The woofers dropped in with only the need to redrill mounting holes and JBL supplies 3 different mounting options for the tweeters (surface, flush and under-mount). I flush-mounted them ahead of the door handle trim, mounting the supplied crossover in the door in a cavity behind the arm rest. I have received several compliments on the fact that they look factory installed and the black color matches other pieces of the interior trim perfectly. They sound a bit "thin" on the bottom end, possibly due to the recommended XTC speaker baffles, but are very spacious and clear from 150Hz or so on up. The detail reproduced is astonishing, especially since all 4 factory speakers weigh less than 1 of the JBL's. You can hear the musicians moving in metal folding chairs in the intro to Sinatra's "It Was a Very Good Year". They haven't distorted at almost max volume when driven by the 26W rms of the head unit and sound better after 2 months of use, very smooth with no standout frequencies. Just add a sub (I used a Kicker 11HS8) to fill out the bottom frequencies and "turn it up to 11!!".

Pros: Very spacious open sound, several tweeter mounting options, very efficient with a low power input, very good quality

Cons: A little "thin" on low end response

Nice upgrade

Barry from Sykesville, MD on 2/6/2017

2005 Toyota Highlander
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed in 2005 Highlander, GREAT improvement in mid and high range assisted by my new Kenwood DPX792 radio. Installment went smoothly, for my model Highlander the tweeter attached easily to existing bracket with one of the supplied adapters. Hardware supplied with woofer would not work for my vehicle but I could easily use original screws/holes with the supplied adapter along with some creativity for a solid mount. I zip tied the crossover to a secured wire harness just above the woofer. Speakers are a very nice value for the incredible sound improvement over my stock speakers.

Pros: Quality components

Cons: None for me, just understand the instructions and take your time.

Nice Upgrade

John from Seabeck, WA on 1/4/2017

2011 Toyota RAV4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These are a major improvement over stock speakers. Install was a snap; excellent instructions from Crutchfield as usual. Tweeters were easily installed with some minor surgery to the stock bracket. Overall very happy with the quality/sound, price and Crutchfield customer service!

Pros: Build Quality, sound, easy installation with Crutchfield harnesses and adapters

Cons: None for me, but some may find the installation of tweeters challenging.

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Crutchfield customer from West Palm Beach, FL on 1/2/2017

2002 Nissan Xterra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great sounding speakers! Clean and clear with very good midrange bass. Voices jump out of the movies and music.

Pros: Perfect sounding pair. Great clean highs with no distortion like you hear with other tweeters. The midbass is super tight and voices jump out of the movies and music.

Cons: None

2012 Altima Upgrade

Wayne from Atlanta, GA on 12/14/2016

2012 Nissan Altima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I paired these up with the JVC KW-V820BT. Fantastic response and tight sound from these guys.

Pros: Wonderful sound quality and range

Cons: Painful installation because Crutchfield does not have the proper adapter brackets.

Complete sound and body for good price

Nelson A from Miami, FL on 12/11/2016

2006 Honda Ridgeline
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speakers sound great with my system now.... replaced my OEM on my 2007 honda ridgeline....

Pros: great value, good sound


JBL Club 6500C

Mike from Buckeye Az. on 11/23/2016

2003 GMC Sierra 2500/3500
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Very happy with quality of sound. Now i need to purchase 4 channel amp to comlete installation. Installing was straightforward good instructions and adapter kits.



JBL Club 6500C

Crutchfield customer from Pullman, WA on 11/17/2016

2016 Toyota 4Runner
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Great upgrade...hoping for a little more bass but great speakers and easy install with kit included.



JBL Club 6500C

Crutchfield customer from Dover, PA on 10/23/2016

2003 Subaru Forester
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Great speakers for the money. Amazing sound with the right receiver

Pros: Great quality with amazing sound


Crisp and Clear

Ralph from West Sacramento, CA on 10/18/2016

2016 Toyota Tacoma
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I love the sound. So crisp and clear and an easy install. I installed in my 2017 Tacoma and it makes a huge difference.



JBL Club 6500C

Ron from Lancaster, OH on 8/22/2016

2009 MINI Clubman
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These are very good sounding speakers. One reason I picked these were their sensitivity which allowed me to use them with the factory stereo with it's lower power amp. These do not put out a great deal of bass due to their size, but they are not distressed when the bass level is increased. They are a definite improvement over the factory speakers.

Pros: Great sound and construction. Multiple housings for mounting both the woofer and the tweeter.

Cons: Not sure if this is the norm now, but no speaker wire is included with speakers.

JBL Club 6500C

George from New York(NY) on 7/18/2016

2014 Honda Accord
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Always love the quality and sound of JBL speakers




Hands-on research

Features and Specs

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
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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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.


  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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Product reviews from the Crutchfield Labs

JBL's Club series car speakers are a great sonic upgrade for your car or truck that won't break the bank. They sound great and fit most vehicles.

Definitely an Improvement

Written by Tara, Sales Advisor, on 11/4/2016 8:55:00 AM

After having these JBL Clubs for about two weeks I can't imagine ever having gone without them. The clarity and distinct separation I get with these speakers certainly blows my old factory speakers out of the water.

I've had an aftermarket receiver for several years now and installing that definitely made a difference. However, the factory speakers always sounded muddy and I knew it was time for a change. Since I wanted to keep the upgrade as simple as possible, the JBL's were a no brainier given the low impedance. I can get plenty of power without needing an amp, score!

The biggest shock has to be the frequency range I'm getting out of these suckers. The bass is really clear and quite significant. Even more astounding is the crystal-clear highs I'm getting from the tweeters. It is as if the high hat never existed before now.

Overall, I'm very pleased with these speakers. My old standard songs have gotten a much needed facelift and I couldn't be happier.

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Crutchfield asked  
Why did you buy this?

Great stats [ Christopher  Nov 27, 2018 ]
Recommended and based on specs [ Craig  Nov 21, 2018 ]
Smaller crossovers look easier to install in the door. [ Jonathan  Sep 28, 2018 ]
Recommended by Product Advisor Andy [ Jack  Sep 26, 2018 ]
Same [ MATTHEW DAVID  Aug 15, 2018 ]
Recommended by Crutchfield their judgement. [ Buffaloe  Dec 08, 2017 ]
Because of price and grill covers [ Edward  Nov 26, 2017 ]
Needed a solid component system for the rear [ RICHARD  Nov 25, 2017 ]
high efficiency and low impedance , good price [ T  Nov 25, 2017 ]
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 ]
Great product [ Florian  Mar 26, 2017 ]
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. [ WILLIAM  Dec 05, 2016 ]
Good price! [ Kenneth  Nov 27, 2016 ]
It was a replacement that fit my Son's car and X-Mas present [ Kevin  Nov 27, 2016 ]
Reviews were good and a recommendation from Tyler on best speaker under $150. [ Michael  Sep 30, 2016 ]
Love JBL products! [ Fred  Sep 03, 2016 ]
Great system for the price [ MICHAEL  Jul 26, 2016 ]

2 questions already asked

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 ]