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JL Audio C2-690tx

Evolution™ C2 Series 6"x9" 3-way car speakers

Item # 136C2690X

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Item # 136C2690X

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About the JL Audio C2-690tx

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JL Audio's Evolution C2 Series speakers

Silk tweeter and Mylar midrange speaker JL Audio's Evolution C2 Series speakers bring precision sound to your vehicle. They'll reproduce subtle elements of your music like delicate woodwinds or soprano vocals, then turn on a dime to deliver the deep thrum of the bass or thunder of the drums.

Silk tweeter delivers smooth highs

The C2-690tx 6"x9" 3-way speakers feature rugged polypropylene cones that can handle high power without distortion, so you get full-bodied low tones you can really feel. The 2" Mylar midrange drivers handle the vocal range, while 3/4" silk dome tweeters serve up smooth-sounding high frequencies that won't tax your ears, adding a satisfying dose of realism to your soundstage. Built-in crossovers make sure your tunes play smoothly across the whole musical spectrum. JL Audio includes a pair of grilles for custom installations.

Priced per pair

Product highlights:

  • 3-way 6"x9" speakers (pair)
  • injection-molded mica-filled polypropylene woofer with polyether foam surround
  • 2" Mylar cone midrange driver, 3/4" silk dome tweeter
  • 4-ohm impedance
  • handles up to 70 RMS power range (225 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 53-22,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 93.0 dB
  • depth: 3-1/4"
  • grilles included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 99619

What's in the box:

  • Two 2-way speakers
  • 2 Grilles
  • 2 Bottom mount rings
  • Eight 2" Self-tapping screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Two Crimpable female quick slides (0.205")
  • 2 Crimpable female quick slides (0.11")
  • 2 JL Audio logo badges
  • Owner's Manual
  • Template

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Features & specs

Speaker Size 6X9
Design 3-way
Tweeter Design 3/4" Dome
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Tweeter Composition Silk
Woofer Composition Injection-mold, mica/poly
Woofer Surround Polyether foam
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) 93
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts 96
Frequency Response 53 - 22k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage 15
Maximum RMS Wattage 70
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 225
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 3 1/4
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 4
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 0
Mounting Height (Inches) 0.763
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Woofers: The JL Audio Evolution C2-690tx speakers feature injection-molded, mica-filled polypropylene woofer cones with polyether foam surrounds. Each woofer has a 1¼" voice coil and a flat-profile/symmetrical-roll spider.

Midrange: The 2" Mylar cone midrange drivers are ferrofluid cooled. The sealed back design provides clean, crisp midrange.

Tweeters: Each speaker features a ¾" silk dome, ferrofluid-cooled tweeter with a neodymium magnet. The edge-driven silk dome tweeter is smooth, detailed (on or off axis), and provides great overall performance. Silk is lightweight and great for high frequency extension and efficiency. It is also designed for durability in the extreme automotive environment.

Grilles: Front-loading protective grilles are included, with black steel mesh and satin silver accents. Electroformed logo nameplates can be positioned on the grilles or elsewhere in the vehicle.

Power Handling: JL Audio publishes several power specifications for this speaker, 70 watts continuous power handling (RMS), 225 watts peak music power, and 15-125 watts recommended amplifier power (RMS). We've listed the conservative combination of 15-70 watts RMS in the specs table.

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I purchased these 2 speakers for my 55 Chevy truck. I want to add the JL 8w3v3 sub. I am looking at the JL XD500/3v2 which is rated at 75W RMS to run the speakers and the sub. Is this a good amp for this set up?
[ CHARLES  Jul 05, 2022 ]
1 answer
Between those 6x9 inch speakers and that 8 inch subwoofer, that 3 channel amplifier would be a nicely balanced amplifier to run everything and give you good power to get the performance you want without having to sacrifice anything.
[ ARIELLE H  Jul 05, 2022 ]  Staff
does this come with harnesses and adapters?
[ ANDREA  Dec 14, 2021 ]
1 answer
Yes as long as it is purchased from crutchfield
[ JASON  Dec 14, 2021 ]
I recently bought a 2007 ultima with a original Bose system built in...Over the years the 6x9s popped, i wanted to put these quality speakers in it Will i have to buy a new touch radio to get full potential of these speakers?
[ N  Jul 26, 2021 ]
1 answer
Theses JL 6x9,s sound great and they were a big improvement for me. As long as you are sure the speakers are the cause of the popping and it isn't from wiring or the audio source I would recommend them.
[ DONALD  Jul 29, 2021 ]
I recently bought a 2007 ultima with a original Bose system built in...the 6x9s popped. I wanna put the best sound and price for my car inside. Will i have to put a new touch to recieved max potential of these speakers?
[ N  Jul 26, 2021 ]
1 answer
I'm not sure what you are asking here... but the c2 sound good off just a head unit and amazing with amp! As long as the speakers are the same size all you should have to do is change them out and smile.
[ BRYAN  Jul 26, 2021 ]
I want to install them in a 6 x 9 box. Is there a certain minimum size that I should use? Regarding depth or air space?
[ Scott  Jun 25, 2020 ]
1 answer
Hi Scott. As long as your 6x9 box is capable of using a speaker that has a 3.25" mounting height, and a 4" depth, you should be good to go. Feel free to chat with us online or by phone at 1-800-324-9695, if we can offer any further assistance.
[ JESSICA  Jul 13, 2020 ]  Staff
do the c2-690tx fit in a 2010 dodge ram 1500 this website says no but other websites say yes?
[ MARCAS  Mar 24, 2019 ]
1 answer
Depends on how deep the it is where the mount big magnets and pretty deep but 6x9 are all the same so if you take out 6x9 you should be good
[ KIP  Mar 24, 2019 ]
What's the warranty on these? I had them for just a little over a year and one of them is already rattling
[ Eli  Jan 20, 2019 ]
1 answer
1 year on both parts & labor. You will find this information under the "Product Highlights" section on the speaker's main webpage or, you can click the "Details" tab.
[ Ryan  Jan 21, 2019 ]  Staff
Will these fit my 2008 Toyota Camry XLE V6?
[ Emanuel  Nov 04, 2017 ]
1 answer
You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: 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.
[ KRISTINA  Nov 06, 2017 ]  Staff
Why do you say that these don't fit a 2007 Dodge Ram 2500? Just put a pair in today, bolted right in without any modification. Left original spacer ring from factory speakers in place to get the needed spacing in door and there they are perfect fit!
[ Kenneth  Aug 27, 2017 ]
1 answer
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 discuss how everything is supposed to fit and what is needed for installation in your vehicle. We can also update databases with fit information as well.
[ KENNETH  Aug 28, 2017 ]  Staff
I need to know the measurements of the cover ?
[ brian  Feb 27, 2017 ]
1 answer
The grill that comes with these speakers measures 9.628" x 6.726". HTH! My Bio:
[ JASON  Mar 12, 2017 ]  Staff
Can you put them in saddle bag lids the jl 6x9 ?
[ Jeremy  Jan 05, 2017 ]
1 answer
I haven't had them put in yet, but they sound great.
[ CEDRIC  Jan 07, 2017 ]
Are the speakers made in Germany or China?
[ JOSE A.  Nov 12, 2016 ]
1 answer
Thanks for your question. Country of origin is listed as China.
[ KENNETH  Nov 12, 2016 ]  Staff
whats the recommended enclosure size for these speaker?
[ travis  Aug 28, 2015 ]
3 answers
You can go to JL Audios website and pullup the specs to any of their speakers and it will give you the measurements for the enclosure.
[ SHELDON  Aug 29, 2015 ]
im not realy shure i used them to replace my stock 6x9 in my doors.they sounded really good amped not alot of low end
[ DOUG  Aug 28, 2015 ]
6 by 9
[ TOM  Aug 28, 2015 ]
should I run these off an amp or just a head unit that says 50x4?
[ Dude  Apr 17, 2015 ]
9 answers
[ TOM  Aug 28, 2015 ]
I have these audio monitors. They are directly connected to my 150 Watt amp.
[ Thomas  May 20, 2015 ]
Either way will give you great sound from these speakers
[ john  Apr 21, 2015 ]
While you will get good sound out of a head unit only, an amp is going to give you a broader range of volumes that the speakers will be able to produce the ideal sound. I did mine in phases, and started with the the speakers and the head unit, and sounded nice until I had enough in budget to buy an amp, and that took it to a whole different level. So don't be afraid to start with just the speakers and head unit, and then upgrade later to an amp when you can afford a nice one.
[ JON A  Apr 21, 2015 ]
Amp would be ideal, but they will sound good off of the head unit.
[ SHELDON  Apr 18, 2015 ]
Head unit would be fine, but an amp would provide the best results, both on loudness and quality.
[ Joshua  Apr 17, 2015 ]
hey are realy good sounding even on just the deck
[ DOUG  Apr 17, 2015 ]
You can tell they have a lot of potential, but running them without an amp is not using their quality at all. Without a doubt run an amp and they will be amazing.
[ Jenny  Apr 17, 2015 ]
I have a pair of JL C2690tx in the back deck of my mustang and I'm about to install them in my Camaro also. They will be severely under powered from a head unit. The RMS wattage is probably only 15-20 watts. The 6x9's need at least 75 watts to get the sound you're paying for with the speaker. Hope this helps!
[ DAVID A  Apr 17, 2015 ]

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