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DRVN Series 5-1/4" 2-way car speakers

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Upgrade your factory speakers

Whether you're suffering with a blown speaker or you just want hear a little more detail in your music, JVC's DRVN speakers have you covered. The CS-V528 5-1/4" speakers feature a durable woofer cone made from a mixture of Aramid, carbon fiber, and mica, along with a 1" balanced dome PEI tweeter that'll increase your music's clarity. These speakers will give you a solid boost in sound quality, even when powered by your factory radio. Grilles are included.

Product Highlights:

  • 5-1/4" 2-way car speakers
  • carbon mica woofer
  • cloth and rubber hybrid surround
  • 1" PEI balanced dome tweeter
  • power range: 2-27 watts RMS (220 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 50-25,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 87 dB
  • depth: 1-3/4"
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • 2 Two-way speakers
  • 2 Grilles
  • Two 12" Lengths of speaker wire (each has female quick-slides on one end and bare wire on the other)
  • Eight 1" Self-tapping screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Warranty information
  • Template and specifications on packaging

I put these speakers in my '95 civic coupe. The door speakers went in like butter. Nothin' but a couple pops with a popper and three screws and they were in. The wiring harness adapters worked great as well

Matt, Front royal Virginia


JVC CS-V528 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(32 Reviews)

Jvc speakers

Matt from Front royal Virginia on 3/25/2016

1995 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I put these speakers in my '95 civic coupe. The door speakers went in like butter. Nothin' but a couple pops with a popper and three screws and they were in. The wiring harness adapters worked great as well

Pros: Packaged nice and neat. Secured well.

Cons: Couldn't find anything wrong

Great Deal

Larry from Opp, AL on 2/22/2016

2004 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This speaker Is a great replacement for you car's original equipment. My son loves them.




Mic Bass from Orlando area on 1/21/2016

2004 Dodge Dakota
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice sound

Pros: Good quality, clean sound

Cons: None

So-So Speakers

Roadrunner from Florida on 12/30/2015

2011 Chevrolet HHR
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers were really hyped to be the best thing since sliced bread, but they really weren't that much of an upgrade over the stock Chevy speakers.

Pros: Good midrange and highs

Cons: Lousy bass--Stock speakers were better


Anonymous from Baton Rouge, LA on 12/29/2015

2004 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great quality!! Very easy to install (even for someone who has never installed anything in a vehicle before)




Anonymous from North Dakota on 12/26/2015

2005 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

sounds nice hard to install



Good product for the price

Adam from North Carolina on 12/22/2015

2003 Toyota Tundra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy install and good sound



Great Speakers

Cody Alan from Ottosen, IA on 12/13/2015

OK here's the scoop. I bought a 2002 Pontiac Bonneville with original speakers and stereo. I was using a cassette adapter to listen to music from my phone, and this work out nicely until the Auto Reverse function junked my adapter. So being stupid I bought another, this time the sound was so distorted I thought I blew my speakers out. So I came on here first because Crutchfield has been used throughout the family and I used it before on my pickup. Bought the speakers yadayada, and they work don't get me wrong, it was the Instruction Sheet Crutchfield gives out that was the problem. I spent four hours trying to tear out my backseats just to get to the rear deck. Note to yourself look it up on youtube as well, if Crutchfield could also make a video that would have saved me time and few words I'm not proud of.

Pros: Great speakers, with great bass! I always recommend Crutchfield to my friends.

Cons: Instruction Sheet needs to be reworded and reevaluated. It was awesome when I did my pickup with it, my car not so much.

Great sound

TomR from California on 11/13/2015

2010 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The stereo fits perfectly, was relatively easy to install after I figured out the adapter and wiring. It sounds great.

Pros: great sound, easy to use.

Cons: very bright at night

Speakers install

Alan from California on 9/8/2015

2005 Chevrolet Avalanche
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed in my 2005 Chevy Avalanche. Never installed a system before and this was real easy and saved my some serious cash. Only took four hours for everything.

Pros: Good value and easy to install instructions. Fits great

Cons: none

easy to install & good sound

BJ from San Diego on 8/31/2015

2002 Nissan Frontier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

good sound & easy install



Good for the price

TonyW from Georgia on 5/18/2015

2005 Hyundai Elantra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fairly easy to install - sound is much better than factory. Everyone says they are weak but doesn't matter to me as I don't go loud (I like my hearing).

Pros: Good Value, adapter supplied for free.

Cons: Needed an adapter, install a bit fiddly.


Lannie from Kentucky on 5/17/2015

2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect fit great sound .

Pros: non

Cons: non

Good Value

John S from Ohio on 4/22/2015

2013 Dodge Avenger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

For the price, these are just fine. They brought a high level of clarity to my stock head unit. These have a lot of treble built into them, and not a whole lot of bass. Had to reconfigure my head unit's settings dramatically from the factory paper speakers. Overall though, a much better sound. I rated the 6X9 in the same series a star higher, because these have a very low wattage rating and don't push a lot of volume. Doesn't matter with the windows up, but there is a large difference with them down. Also, I would've gotten the 6X9 as well for my front doors instead of these had I known they would fit, even though Crutchfield says they wouldn't. I was surprised to see 6X9's from the factory in the front doors.

Pros: High clarity, good price

Cons: Low wattage, low push, low bass potential.

Crutchfield response on 4/28/2015 Thanks for taking the time to leave a review on these speakers. The front doors of your Avenger are so tight that there actually aren't many aftermarket 6x9's that'll fit easily. Our database lists the JVCs as being just a hair too big in several dimensions. You might be able to squeeze them in there, but it's so tight you risk damaging the speaker. That's why we recommend 6-1/2's or 5-1/4's instead.

Great value

Obi-Swan from Washington on 3/30/2015

1992 BMW 325I
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great value. If you just want to replace the stock speakers and plan on running the original deck, these are a great choice. Fit perfect and decent sound.



You get what you pay for

Tjngirlz from Oak Hills, Ca on 5/28/2014

2005 Toyota Sienna
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I picked these up as a replacement for the 9 year old factory speakers in my wife's van. They sounded so bad that I reinstalled the old speakers after 3 days.

Pros: Price. Great return policy.

Cons: Sound. I didnt expect much mid range or bass from these, but even the highs were distorted.

good speeker for the price

ron from schenectady,ny on 5/18/2014

1994 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

not a bad speaker for the price, good mids and highs, don't expect much bass from them

Pros: price

Cons: little bass

Great for the price.

Tom C from New York on 4/9/2014

Have had these in my 97 Jeep for almost a year. Great all around speakers for regular music play with Rock, Yet the bass is not very good for my jeep (soft top) I'm sure in a regular vehicle with a hard top the bass will resonate much better. They are in the roll bar for now but i just got adapters for the dash to fit 5.25's in the dash. The grille they come with gives them a very BA look.

Pros: Great looking, very reliable, and good sound.



Steve from Charleston wv on 4/9/2014

2000 Nissan Altima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good replacement product



nice upgrade

treya3 from McKinney, TX on 3/3/2014

2004 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers are a great upgrade to my factory speakers! I haven't found any complaints so far. Crutchfield's instructions made installation easy.

Pros: good sound, value price

Cons: none


AH from Oregon on 2/5/2014

1994 Chevrolet Cavalier
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice low end, good sound quality, can't complain.

Pros: Good sound, inexpensive.

Cons: Required a mounting bracket, as I replaced 5x8" speakers with these.

good sound

en258 from Kingman, KS on 11/4/2013

2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Sound good and good price

Pros: price

Cons: none

Nice compliment to the package

Bammer from SW CT on 10/3/2013

2007 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500 Class
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed in the rear doors of my crew cab pickup, compliment the fronts very well.

Pros: Great sound cheap

Cons: none

Review JVC CS-V528 Speakers

Rich from Somers, NY on 9/24/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Better than stock speakers, but bass is not good. Value was good since I received at have price when buying with JVC head unit.

Pros: Price

Cons: Bass is weak.

Decent speakers

Pete from Bossier City, LA on 9/1/2013

2008 Chevrolet Cobalt
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I purchased these to replace the factory speakers in my Chevy Cobalt that had gone out. They are acceptable with no surprises - bass is not as low as factory, high end is pretty clear but nothing to write home about. Buy these for a cheap replacement, but don't expect to be wowed by them.

Pros: Low cost, clear high end

Cons: Poor bass, other better speakers are not too much more expensive

nice Speakers

Anonymous from 18509 on 8/25/2013

2004 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Really good

Pros: Clear sound, easy install

Cons: None

JVC CS-V528 great sound

Ty D from Fayetville, TN on 8/18/2013

2001 Dodge Dakota
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I think these door speakers are good for your back doors because not a lot of bass comes from these. They are great for mids and highs though. I have played many types of music on these and the all sound crisp and clear. I personally think they sound great for rock songs and most rap.

Pros: Easy to install, nice sound, great price.

Cons: None as of now


Jose from Miami, Fl on 6/24/2013

1999 Jeep Wrangler
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very good speaker for the price.

Pros: great mid and high sound

Cons: fair base

great speaker for price

RobL from Atlanta, GA on 5/20/2013

2005 GMC Sierra 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed these speakers in 2005 GMC Sierra- they rejuvenated my factory stereo- Installation was a snap with instructions and supplied parts. Shipping was incredibly fast. Good Job Crutchfield!



Pretty Happy with Sound

Anonymous from California on 5/9/2013

1999 Volkswagen Beetle
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Overall I'm pretty happy with this purchase. The speakers provide plenty of good clear sound. If I had it to do over again, I would have chosen a larger speaker to pick up a little more low end. As far as the Crutchfield Mastersheet goes, it should provide more detail around clip placement and panel removal. I ended up calling the help desk who was very helpful in providing more detail.



Sound wonderful!

s55623i from Cullman, AL on 5/8/2013

1988 Dodge Lancer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Sound quality is very good, far better than the factory speakers. Real good mid range sound, and excellent high range sound. Bass is as expected for a 5 1/4". Overall very good speaker. The only down fall is the mounting holes. They just didn't come close to being an "exact fit" as described.

Pros: Good sound quality.

Cons: Didn't fit well.


Yous from Mid Ohio on 4/26/2013

1999 Nissan Altima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I got just what I wanted and it came with everything I needed to install it.

Pros: clear sound

Cons: base could be a little better but not bad for the price


Hands-on research

Features and Specs

Speaker Size
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design 1" Balanced Dome
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Tweeter Composition PEI
Woofer Composition Carbon Mica
Woofer Surround Cloth/Rubber Hybrid
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) 87
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts N/A
Frequency Response 50 - 25k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage 2
Maximum RMS Wattage 27
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 220
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 1 3/4
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 2
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 4 9/16

Product Research


Woofer: Mica is added to an aramid and carbon fiber composite olefin base, resulting in a rigid, light, and durable cone.

Tweeters: Each speaker features a 1" PEI (Poly-Ether-Imide) balanced-dome tweeter; PEI is a polymer film that produces a wide soundstage for superior imaging. A semi-dome tweeter has a dome placed inside a cone. Balanced dome tweeters are semi-dome tweeters with equal reproduction area given the cone and dome portions of the tweeter.

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If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. 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. You can also post your question in our forums: Or try our online support center: [ Jeff  Mar 06, 2014 ]  Staff