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JBL 601CF

Concert Series 6-1/2" 2-way component car speakers

Item # 109CT601C

Bring on the big fun of being there live, but leave off the big price tag — that's the idea behind JBL's...

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About the JBL 601CF

Strong components at a strong price

Bring on the big fun of being there live, but leave off the big price tag — that's the idea behind JBL's Concert Series car speakers. Their Concert 601CF 6-1/2" component speaker system delivers a strong sound with a striking design, accented by JBL's "exclamation point" logo on the separate tweeter and external crossover. And the speaker's patented Plus One™ structure extends the surface area of the polypropylene woofer cone to give you a better low-frequency experience.

Strong components at a strong price

Bring on the big fun of being there live, but leave off the big price tag — that's the idea behind JBL's Concert Series car speakers. Their Concert 601CF 6-1/2" component speaker system delivers a strong sound with a striking design, accented by JBL's "exclamation point" logo on the separate tweeter and external crossover. And the speaker's patented Plus One™ structure extends the surface area of the polypropylene woofer cone to give you a better low-frequency experience.

A match for any system

These 3-ohm speakers are sensitive enough that you can power them with an aftermarket stereo, but you'll get even better results feeding them power from an outboard amp. JBL also gives you control over the tweeter volume with two selectable output levels. Woofer grilles are not included.

Grilles are not included; the factory grilles should be suitable for most applications.

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Product highlights:

  • 6-1/2" component speaker system includes two woofers, two tweeters, and two external crossovers
  • polypropylene Plus One™ woofer cone with rubber surround
  • separate PEI dome tweeter
  • external crossover network with 2 selectable levels (0, +2dB)
  • handles up to 50 watts RMS (150 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 55-20,000 Hz
  • impedance: 3 ohms
  • sensitivity: 92 dB at 2.83V
  • woofer top-mount depth: 1-15/16"
  • grilles not included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # SPKCON601CFAM

What's in the box:

  • 2 Woofers
  • 2 Tweeters (each has 6" speaker leads attached)
  • 2 Crossovers
  • 2 Surface-mount tweeter housings
  • 2 Angle mount adapters
  • Four 5/8" Flat head screws
  • Four 1/2" Pan head screws
  • Installation instructions
  • Template on box

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Features & specs

General
Speaker Size 6 1/2
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design Edge Driven Dome
Impedance (Ohms) 3
Tweeter Composition PEI
Woofer Composition Poly
Woofer Surround Rubber
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Specifications
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) N/A
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts 92
Frequency Response 55 - 20k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage ---
Maximum RMS Wattage 50
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 150
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 1 15/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 5 1/16
Mounting Height (Inches) 0.508

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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.

Woofer Size Classification: These speakers are marketed as 6½"; the woofers will fit standard 6½ speaker openings, but do not use the industry standard bolt pattern (then again, neither do many car manufacturers at this point). In most 6½ applications, new holes will need to be drilled in the mounting surface of the car. Without drilling new screw holes, the speakers fit many standard 6¾ applications. Please enter your vehicle information to confirm fit.

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 Options: The tweeters include brackets to allow flat surface mounting and angled surface mounting (approximately 40°).

Dimensions:

  Surface Mount Angled Surface Mount
Mounting Height 0.81" 1.596"
Depth screw depth screw depth
Frame Diameter 1.48" N/A
Frame Dimensions N/A 1.488" x 2.058"

Crossover Connections: The crossovers' inputs and outputs are screw terminals; they will accommodate bare wire or spade connectors up to 0.3125" wide. A switch on each crossover allows you to set the tweeter output level according to system requirements and personal preference; choose +2 dB or 0 dB.

Crossover Dimensions:

  • Width: 1.81"
  • Height: 0.96"
  • Depth: 2.67" (plus wire)

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7 questions already asked

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On the crossover, what frequency ranges are in the woofer channel and what range is in the tweeter channel?
[ Douglas  Jan 28, 2021 ]
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We do not know the frequency being used to split the audio in the crossover. It was not supplied with the documentation for it and we didn't perform any testing to find out. I recommend contacting JBL by calling 800-336-4525 to see if they can supply that detail on it
[ Paul  Feb 15, 2021 ]  Staff
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What determines whether to choose 0 or +2 setting and what does this do?
[ Craig p  Jan 23, 2021 ]
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This is a matter of personal preference. The +2 db boost is for the high frequency tweeters. Unless you have some type of device for measuring and mixing sound levels in your car, you have to go by what pleases your own ears. Unfortunately, the only way that I know of to test whether you like the boost or not is if you already have them installed with your door panels already reinstalled. If you don't like it, then you have to tear everything apart again and hope that you do like it better after you turn off the boost. If not, then you have tear everything apart again. LOL. It's a pain but it's better than not having the option at all.
[ Brian  Jan 24, 2021 ]
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When I buy this item do they come with the whole set or separately ?
[ Giotv2016  Sep 15, 2020 ]
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They come as a set of 2. Yes
[ Chris  Sep 18, 2020 ]
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The kit did come with the tweeters for the A pillar. We didn't use the square little JBL boxes you see that split the audio into bass & treble, as our Suburban already had one there to use. But overall, very easy install and fantastic sound. Highly recommended.
[ William  Sep 15, 2020 ]
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Whole set (two woofers, two tweeters, and two split boxes).
[ Gabriel Leonard  Sep 15, 2020 ]
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The JBL 601CF speaker has separate tweeters; for the 99 Tahoe 4dr front door, do these tweeters replace the stock tweeters in the door? Or do they need to be mounted separately?
[ Harry  Aug 12, 2020 ]
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You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle.
[ Calvin  Aug 27, 2020 ]  Staff
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Where do the crossover boxes go? Where are they supposed to be mounted?
[ Mickey  Jun 09, 2020 ]
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I put mine on the inside of the door panel, near the speaker. I used Velcro to adhere them, Just make sure it isn't in the path of the window.
[ david  Jun 17, 2020 ]
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Anywhere near the speaker and tweeter. I have mine tucked within the door panel. Just adjust your volume settings before tucking the box away.
[ Chris  Jun 16, 2020 ]
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what is the od of the surround?
[ Hein  Feb 18, 2020 ]
1 answer
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The outer diameter listed on the box indicates 6-1/4 inches.
[ Brian  Feb 22, 2020 ]
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