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JL Audio C1-690

C1 Series 6"x9" component speaker system

Item # 13699046

After an extensive tour of JL Audio HQ, I got the opportunity to talk to their engineering and...

Find what Fits your car

After an extensive tour of JL Audio HQ, I got the opportunity to talk to their engineering and...

Item # 13699046

In stock
$159.99

About the JL Audio C1-690

Starter component speakers like no other

After an extensive tour of JL Audio HQ, I got the opportunity to talk to their engineering and development team about the current JL Audio lineup and upcoming projects. Given all the work they're doing with premium car audio, I was surprised by how excited they were for customers to hear their workhorse C1 Series — speakers designed for drivers simply looking for a sensible factory speaker replacement, not necessarily an audiophile-grade solution. The reason for that excitement, once I heard it, made perfect sense — every JL Audio speaker must uphold the quality and sound associated with the name. You may be looking for something that's just listenable, but what you'll get with the C1 Series is an audio experience that puts it at the top of its class. And then, just maybe, you'll end up being a JL Audio fan for life.

Starter component speakers like no other

After an extensive tour of JL Audio HQ, I got the opportunity to talk to their engineering and development team about the current JL Audio lineup and upcoming projects. Given all the work they're doing with premium car audio, I was surprised by how excited they were for customers to hear their workhorse C1 Series — speakers designed for drivers simply looking for a sensible factory speaker replacement, not necessarily an audiophile-grade solution. The reason for that excitement, once I heard it, made perfect sense — every JL Audio speaker must uphold the quality and sound associated with the name. You may be looking for something that's just listenable, but what you'll get with the C1 Series is an audio experience that puts it at the top of its class. And then, just maybe, you'll end up being a JL Audio fan for life.

C1-690

This 6"x9" woofer maximizes the space in your factory speaker location.

What sets C1 apart?

JL Audio designed this C1 Series C1-690 6"x9" component speaker system to be the very best it could be for the price. You'll find solid construction and finish, along with some eye-popping flair in its striking yellow mineral-filled polypropylene woofer. That woofer delivers impactful lows and is specially designed for a natural roll-off transition to the highs handled by the tweeter. And it's the separate aluminum edge-driven tweeter that gives the C1 Series its distinctive sound, setting it apart from other speakers in its class. You'll hear crisp detail in the high frequencies, incredible imaging, and minimal distortion no matter how you power them.

Why no grilles?

Most folks have no use for aftermarket grilles, opting to use their factory grilles for a streamlined look. With that in mind, JL Audio doesn't include grilles with the C1 Series, opting instead to incorporate those savings into building an all-round better speaker.

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Product highlights:

  • component speaker system includes 2 woofers and 2 tweeters
  • 6"x9" injection-molded mineral-filled polypropylene woofer cone with rubber surround
  • separate 1" aluminum edge-driven dome tweeter with in-line high pass filter
  • handles up to 60 watts RMS (225 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 39-22,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 94 dB at2.83 volts
  • top-mount depth: 2-3/4"
  • grilles not included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 99046

What's in the box:

  • 2 C1-690cw Woofers
  • 2 Bottom mount woofer brackets
  • 2 C1-100ct Tweeters (with 6" wires attached)
  • 2 Tweeter crossovers
  • 2 Flush mount tweeter housings (tweeters installed)
  • 2 Surface mount tweeter housings
  • 2 Metal spring clips for tweeter fixtures
  • 2 Crimp-on 0.187" Female quick slides
  • 2 Crimp-on 0.110" Female quick slides
  • Four 5/8" Flat head screws
  • Eight 3/4" Pan head screws
  • Eight 1-1/2" Pan head screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Two 25mm Stud bolts
  • Two 10mm Stud bolts
  • 2 M5 Nuts
  • Owner's manual

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Features & specs

General
Speaker Size 6X9
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design 1" Edge-Driven Dome
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Tweeter Composition Aluminum
Woofer Composition Mineral-Filled injection-Molde
Woofer Surround Rubber
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Specifications
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) 91.5
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts 94
Frequency Response 39 - 22k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage 10
Maximum RMS Wattage 60
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 225
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2 3/4
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 3 9/16
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 0
Mounting Height (Inches) 0.256

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Features

Woofers: Each JL Audio C1 woofer features a mineral-filled, injection-molded polypropylene cone with a rubber surround.

Tweeters: The 1" edge-driven, aluminum dome tweeters are damped by a silk surround suspension. Flush and surface tweeter mounting brackets are included.

Tweeter Dimensions:

  Frame Diameter Cutout Diameter Mounting Height Mounting Depth
Flush Mount 1.970" 1.734" 0.330" 0.931"
Surface Mount 2.005" Screw Holes Only 0.872" 0.535" (Screw Depth)

Tweeter Crossovers: The in-line tweeter crossovers are 2nd order (12 dB/octave slope) and the 31" input and 14" output wires are attached. The input wires are terminated with female quick slides that plug into terminals on the woofers and the output wires are terminated with male quick slides that plug into the terminals on the wires attached to the tweeters. The woofer is unfiltered, using its engineered roll-off characteristics to blend with the tweeter. The electronic tweeter protection circuit is designed to minimize the possibility of tweeter failure. It monitors current going to the tweeter and will disconnect the tweeter from the signal when it senses overload. Once the volume has been reduced, the protection circuit will reset itself automatically.

Power Handling: JL Audio publishes several power specifications for this speaker system, 60 watts continuous power handling (RMS), 225 watts peak music power, and 10-100 watts recommended amplifier power (RMS). We've listed the conservative combination of 10-60 watts RMS in the specs table.

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4 questions already asked

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I have a 13 tacoma crew cab with the jbl audio system am I going to need any adapter for the tweeters?
[ Edgar  Jul 13, 2020 ]
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I have a fj cruiser and I love my speakers. I made a mistake with my first attempt at mounting the tweeters so don't be in a rush to install them.
[ marc  Jul 16, 2020 ]
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If you are talking about needing a crossover it's not needed. They come with high pass filters. At least mine did. If you are talking about fitment I don't know. My application was different
[ Diesel Dan  Jul 15, 2020 ]
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Yes you will need an adapter, the tweeter wiring has bare ends . Or you can cut the connector off the truck and connect the wire ends together .
[ Darren  Jul 14, 2020 ]
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i installed mine in a 2014 Toyota Camry...so cant answer specifically for your truck. My car had stock tweeters in the dashboard, i just disconnected them. i installed the JL tweeters in the door of my car just above the speakers. it was just small holes for mounting screws and wires. i just looked for a place in the door where the door panel stuck out away from the metal door in the back. I just looked up your cab and I dont think you will have any problems finding a spot on the door panel to mount them - dont do a flush mount, do a surface mount. It was fairly easy and the tweeters blend in almost like it was stock. The speakers rock! no need for a sub woofer
[ James  Jul 13, 2020 ]
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Honestly, I left my factory tweeters in the dash. There is no custom strap that I know of and it's a hard location to access unless you have them professionally installed.
[ Joseph  Jul 13, 2020 ]
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Do we get 1 or 2 speakers?
[ Chase  Aug 06, 2019 ]
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2 woofers, 2 tweeters and 2 crossovers.
[ Michael  Aug 06, 2019 ]
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You will ger 2
[ Ross  Aug 06, 2019 ]
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2
[ Glen  Aug 06, 2019 ]
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Are the c1 690 made for stock replacement in a 2016 f150 without an amp?
[ Everett  Jul 01, 2017 ]
1 answer
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You would be better served reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat to discuss compatibility with your factory system. They can pull up fitment & compatibility details on your '16 F-150 model to figure out which speakers will perform best. Thanks!
[ Larry  Jul 07, 2017 ]  Staff
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Will this fit a 2017 F150 crew cab (front doors) with Sony sound system?
[ Jeremy  Jun 22, 2017 ]
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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.
[ Kenny  Jun 23, 2017 ]  Staff

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