JBL Club 6500C
2006 BMW M3
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Item # 109CL6500C | MFR # Club 6500C
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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 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.
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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Love these speakers. They work great in my 2016 kia soul.
Bob, Palm Desert, CA
Average Customer Review(s):
Awesome sounds just what I was looking for.
Vast improvement over my stock speakers
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
Tweeters sound nice
Great sound, easy to install
Great sound and value..competetive with online pricing plus more...
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.
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
Love these speakers. They work great in my 2016 kia soul.
Pros: Great sound in my car now.
When I first got them they were thinner then I thought but they sound great with my alpine ktp 445a amp
Pros: Fit great
Pros: Great value and sound great
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
Great sounding speakers.
Pros: Great sound.
Cons: More installation.
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.
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)
Easy installation and sound better than factory speakers
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.
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
Very good sounding speaker very impressed sounds GREAT
Pros: Great sounding Speaker
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.
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.
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
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
Terrific! Sound great. Superb upgrade from stock JBL system.
good replacement speaker for my truck
Pros: good sounding speakers
Perfect sound for what I was looking for
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.
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!
Sound quality is great
Awesome speakers. Would recommend using, great quality and sound. Love them.
Pros: Excellent sound and upgrade from factory speakers.
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.
Sound greatl. Easy install. Alpine and ink go together like a pp&j.... who knew!!
Great product and excellent service
Great speaker and a perfect fit made the whole upgrade project a snap.
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
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.
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
Great addition to new car system and it sounds great!
Great speakers. An impressive upgrade from my old sound.
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 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
Mid's slap with slight bass levels
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.
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 sound very easy to wire and install.
Pros: Easy to install and wire!
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
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.
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 with only head-unit power.
Pros: Great sound
Cons: Novice installer...time consuming.
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.
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.
Sound is great. Big difference with these speakers on my Jeep wrangler.
Pros: love the sound
Cons: installation on jeep is a little complicated.
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.
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 volumesCrutchfield 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
speakers sound great with my system now.... replaced my OEM on my 2007 honda ridgeline....
Pros: great value, good sound
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.
Great upgrade...hoping for a little more bass but great speakers and easy install with kit included.
Great speakers for the money. Amazing sound with the right receiver
Pros: Great quality with amazing sound
I love the sound. So crisp and clear and an easy install. I installed in my 2017 Tacoma and it makes a huge difference.
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.
Always love the quality and sound of JBL speakers
|Speaker Size||6 1/2|
|Tweeter Design||3/4" Edge-Driven Dome|
|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|
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 Surface Mount||I-Mount Flush Mount||Starfish Bottom Mount||Starfish Surface Mount||Starfish Flush Mount||Starfish Flush Mount (below mounting surface)|
|Depth||screw depth||0.784"||0.950"||screw depth||0.470"||0.572"|
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.
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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.
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 ...trust 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 ]
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 ]
You will want to contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and see how everything integrates. If it does not, then they will also be able to discuss other options with you. [ Kenny Apr 21, 2017 ] Staff
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