Cast Alloy Baskets: The Evolution C5 component speakers
feature cast alloy woofer baskets, while incorporating JL Audio's patented
"Elevated Frame" cooling system. This cooling technology, also found
on the flagship ZR component systems and W7 and W6v2 subwoofers, allows air to
flow directly across the top plate and onto the voice coil windings to greatly
improve linearity at all listening levels.
Motor Structure: The DMA (Dynamic Motor Analysis)-optimized
motor structure achieve outstanding linearity.
Woofer Cones: The cone and suspension elements were designed
and manufactured by the world-famous Dr. Kurt Müller & Co of Germany. The
speakers feature low-mass, mineral-filled polypropylene cones with butyl rubber
surrounds. The cone and surround are inherently well damped to deliver an
uncolored, neutral midrange without any coloration. The speakers are also
equipped with symmetrical-roll, hybrid-weave spiders.
Power Handling: JL Audio publishes several power
specifications for this speaker, 75 watts continuous power handling (RMS), 225
watts peak music power, and 25-150 watts recommended amplifier power (RMS).
We've listed the conservative combination of 25-75 watts RMS in the specs table.
Silk Domes: The C5 component system's 3/4" silk dome
tweeters is incredibly smooth on- and off-axis for accurate imaging and a big,
Neodymium Magnets: The small neodymium magnets and small
chassis give it excellent placement flexibility.
Performance: Each pair of C5 tweeters is tested and matched
to within 1 dB of JL Audio's reference curve to ensure optimum system performance.
Mounting Options: The tweeters come mounted in JL Audio's RSR
mounting system to permit precise angling of the tweeters after installation. There
are five available positions for angling the tweeter inside the flush mount. The
mounting dimensions are as follows:
- Mounting Depth: 0.56" (1.67"
- Mounting Height: 0.36"
- Frame Diameter: 1.758"
- Cutout Diameter: 1.49"
Two-way Crossover System: The C5 component system utilizes a
true 2-way crossover system:
- High Pass: On the tweeters is a second
order high-pass filter utilizing premium Mylar capacitors
combined with an air-core inductor. Four tweeter level
settings are selectable via jumper pins: +2.0dB, Reference,
-1.5dB, and -3.0dB.
- Low Pass: The low-pass section features
a first order filter with three levels of user-definable
midrange presence: Low, Reference, and High.
Polyswitch: Polyswitch tweeter protection is incorporated
into each C5 component system crossover system.
Barrier Strips: Connections to each crossover network are
made via protected nickel-plated barrier strips.
Dimensions: The C5 crossover systems have the following
- Width: 4.17"
- Height: 5.86"
- Depth: 1.696"
Connection Note: The C5 component system comes with no speaker
wire. Instead, a number of spade connectors and quick slides are included in the
hardware pack to be crimped onto speaker wire you provide.
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