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JL Audio M3-650X-C-GW

6-1/2" marine speakers (Gloss white with "Classic" grilles)

Item # 13693511

Having toured JL Audio myself, I can tell you these guys take two things very seriously — great sound and...

Having toured JL Audio myself, I can tell you these guys take two things very seriously — great sound and...

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About the JL Audio M3-650X-C-GW

Classic marine sound

Having toured JL Audio myself, I can tell you these guys take two things very seriously — great sound and life on the water. These M3-650X-C-Gw 6-1/2" marine speakers make both possible, thanks to excellent design and the most durable materials. You can mount them in your boat's cockpit or bulkhead walls, either as stand-alones or in conjunction with a subwoofer.

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Classic marine sound

Having toured JL Audio myself, I can tell you these guys take two things very seriously — great sound and life on the water. These M3-650X-C-Gw 6-1/2" marine speakers make both possible, thanks to excellent design and the most durable materials. You can mount them in your boat's cockpit or bulkhead walls, either as stand-alones or in conjunction with a subwoofer.

Tough enough

Supplied with plenty of power, these speakers can overcome that wicked combination of wind, water, and engine noise. The weatherproof mica-filled polypropylene cone is suspended in a durable synthetic rubber surround for long excursion and impactful sound. The UV-resistant polymer basket surrounds and protects the entire structure.

The 3/4" treated silk dome tweeters deliver brilliant highs, and they're mounted directly to the classic-style grilles for optimal sound radiation. Even in the roughest waters, you'll be able to enjoy the fine detail of your favorite tunes.

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Product highlights:

  • 6-1/2" 2-way marine speakers (pair)
  • injection-molded, mica-filled polypropylene woofer with synthetic rubber surround
  • 3/4" silk dome tweeter
  • UV- and corrosion-resistant polymer baskets and grilles
  • designed for free-air applications (no enclosures needed)
    • for best performance, speaker needs at least 2 cubic feet of airspace
  • handles up to 60 watts RMS (225 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 55-25,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 89.5 dB
  • cutout diameter: 4.972
  • frame diameter: 6.91
  • mounting depth: 2.825
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 93511

What's in the box:

  • Two 2-way Marine speakers with grilles attached
  • Twelve 1-1/8" Philips-head stainless-steel screws
  • 12 Stainless-steel flat washers
  • Owner's manual
  • Template

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Features & specs

General
Speaker Size 6 1/2
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design 3/4" Dome
Tweeter Composition Silk
Woofer Composition Mica-Filled IMPP
Woofer Surround Rubber
Parts Warranty 2 Years
Labor Warranty 2 Years
Specifications
Sensitivity 89.5 dB at 1 watt
Frequency Response 55 - 25k Hz
Max RMS Power Handling 60
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 225
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2 7/8
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 5
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Features

Marine Tested: JL Audio's marine speakers are tested in ultraviolet chambers to simulate years of sun exposure, and salt fog chambers to simulate years of exposure to salt-water environments.

Woofers: The woofer cones are injection-molded, mica-filled polypropylene with UV inhibitors, synthetic rubber surrounds, and marine-grade synthetic fiber spiders.

DMA (Dynamic Motor Analysis): DMA is JL Audio's proprietary method of improving dynamic motor behavior. The DMA-optimized long-excursion design enhances output, bass extension and power handling of the speaker.

Tweeters: Each speaker features a grille mounted ¾" treated silk dome tweeter with a specially formulated treatment to withstand the marine environment. The tweeters use neodymium magnets for higher efficiency levels and are Ferrofluid-cooled and damped for improved response and power handling capabilities.

Crossover: The woofers use a natural roll-off and the tweeter crossovers are 12 dB/octave. The crossover also features a polyswitch solid-state tweeter protection circuit.

Polymer Basket And Grille: The baskets and grilles are UV-resistant polymer. The baskets encapsulate the woofers' motor systems to prevent corrosion.

Infinite-Baffle Operation: The speakers are optimized for infinite-baffle operation so they can be installed in a variety of locations, without the need for a dedicated enclosure.

Power Handling: JL Audio recommends two RMS power figures for this model; 60 watts RMS continuous power handling and 20-120 recommended amplifier power. We've listed the more conservative 60 watts RMS in the specs table.

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Looking at using these in an outdoor patio setting, can they withstand the freezing temps in the winter?
[ Tyler  Jul 05, 2021 ]
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They sat in my boat outdoors in TN for the winter this past year and are still like new
[ RODNEY  Jul 05, 2021 ]
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How do the JL audio compare with the Skar marine speaker?
[ Burl  Jun 07, 2021 ]
1 answer
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Thanks for your question. For information on comparing two or more models I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to help determine the differences and help you make the best choice for your system and your budget.
[ Krissy  Jun 22, 2021 ]  Staff
Q
marine wires needed to install?
[ Fernnado  Apr 11, 2021 ]
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The wiring is not included with the speakers.
[ JON  Apr 11, 2021 ]
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No I used speaker wire I bought from cruthchfield love the speakers
[ ANDREW  Apr 11, 2021 ]
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Will the Rockford Fosgate M2-200X2 Amp work for the JL Audio Speakers M3-650X-C-GW?
[ Jerrod  Jan 15, 2021 ]
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M400/4 or M600/6 for growth in case you want to add two more speakers. Best to oversize and have unused capacity.
[ ANDRE D  Jan 15, 2021 ]
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Most any amp will work, but I highly recommend JL Audio amps. Not a fan of Rockford Fosgate line at all. Spend a bit more and go with JL amps to match the speakers. Sound on my boat is amazing.
[ ANDRE D  Jan 15, 2021 ]
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Replaced my old boat speakers with these one is working great other does not have bass only some music out of tweeter any suggestions?
[ John  Aug 25, 2019 ]
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Given the size of these speakers, bass is not good. I would recommend you a sub if you want good bass sounds. As to why one is getting base and the other not, that has to do with the crossovers that are set on the amp. Most crossover setups are for both speakers but maybe your amp has separate crossover settings for R & L. The low crossover sets the lower boundary in hertz of sounds that will be sent to this speaker and the high crossover on the sub sets the highest sound that will be sent to the sub. You want some overlap for best sound but not a lot of overlap.
[ ANDRE D  Jan 15, 2021 ]
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If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer.
[ Krissy  Sep 04, 2019 ]  Staff
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