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JVC CS-V6837

DRVN Series 5"x7"/6"x8" 3-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-V6837 5"x7"/6"x8" speakers feature a durable woofer cone made from a mixture of Aramid, carbon fiber, and mica, along with a 1/2" PEI tweeter and 1" PEI midrange 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 not included – factory grilles are appropriate for most installations.

Product Highlights:

  • 5"x7"/6"x8" 3-way car speakers
  • carbon mica woofer
  • cloth and rubber hybrid surround
  • 1" PEI balanced dome midrange
  • 1/2" PEI dome tweeter
  • power range: 1-30 watts RMS (250 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 50-25,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 87 dB
  • depth: 2-5/16"
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Two 3-way speakers
  • Two 12" Lengths of speaker wire (each has quick-slides on one end and bare wire on the other)
  • Eight 1" Self-tapping screws
  • Instructions
  • Safety and disposal information

These are great speakers, they were extremely easy to install following the detailed instruction included in the package. The speakers have a great range and sound over the stock ones. Was a great choice.

Motorhead, Crown Point, IN


JVC CS-V6837 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(42 Reviews)

Great product

Motorhead from Crown Point, IN on 5/16/2016

2013 Ford Edge
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These are great speakers, they were extremely easy to install following the detailed instruction included in the package. The speakers have a great range and sound over the stock ones. Was a great choice.

Pros: Great sound, great range. Easy install

Cons: None

Better than stock

Kelmfo from Huntsville, AL on 5/3/2016

2005 Ford Focus ZXW
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Installed without any issues and greatly improved the sound over stock!

Pros: Smooth installation and improved sound.

Cons: None

Good Speakers for the price!

Justin from boise, ID on 2/22/2016

2002 Ford Explorer
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Easy install, came with all i needed. Sound Great.

Pros: Look quality of build. Fit perfect. Sound Amazing. Very good Bass.

Cons: None.


Kenneth from Tennessee on 9/30/2015

1999 Ford Expedition
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Put 4 of these in my expedition. They sound great. Handle high volume very well.

Pros: sound

Cons: none

A great upgrade

nickd from Tennessee on 9/8/2015

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I now have a bass , mid and high in my truck. Replaced 4 factory speakers with these. great sound.

Pros: Great sound, easy install

Cons: na

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runk from Utah on 8/31/2015

2007 Ford F-150
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replaced stock speakers with these jvc speakers and a jvc head unit because of the sale they had buy unit and one set of speakers get the other free .

Pros: sound is great much better than the stock system for the money it was a great deal.

Cons: none

Bought two pair

Thomas from North Carolina on 7/31/2015

2002 Ford Escape
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I replaced the front door speakers in a 2002 ford escape and liked them so much I replaced the rear door speakers with a set

Pros: perfect fit, made the factory radio sound better

Cons: None

not what i expected

dyrak from connecticut on 7/26/2015

1999 Ford Ranger
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I was repacing my head unit so i would have BT, jvc was running a special, buy specific head units along with 2 sets of speakers and the second set was free. So I grabbed 2 of these and figured buy one get one would be a nice way to upgrade the speakers in my 1999 ranger. After the install of the head unit and just the front speakers, well lets just say a marginal differance if at all. When I faded to the rear stock speakers they had more bass while close to the same overall sound (highs,mids). The only nod I would give these jvc's was in the clarity that was marginally better. Overall no way i buy again unless my stock speakers are blown then i would consider these only at buy one get one pricing or deep discount. I'd much rather try another similar priced set from pioneer (ive had much better experiances with) or any brand for that matter.

Pros: not much

Cons: sounds like stock


Mike from Florida on 6/23/2015

2006 Mercury Monterey
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Sounded awful compared to stock speakers in my 2006 Mercury Monterey. I tried with both stock stereo and Jvc kw-v50bt and same results No bass at all mids are muddy and highs are so so at best. I tried 1 side at a time and adjusted fade and balance to compare and the stock speakers had sounds that were completely missing from the Jvc's. They may be tolerable with an amp and subs but I doubt it. Only purchased because of buy one get one free and still to much.

Pros: Fit in a 2006 Mercury Monterey with no alterations.

Cons: Sound awful compared to stock 2 way speakers.

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Rex from Omaha, NE on 6/17/2015

2007 Ford F-150
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Great sound. Fit perfectly. Night and day difference from the stock speakers. Delivery was just as promised

Pros: Installed in twenty minutes


Great speakers

Brett from Alabama on 4/12/2015

2006 Ford Ranger
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Great speakers for the high notes. Bass needs a little help. Nothing that a subwoofer can't solve. Great value.

Pros: High notes

Cons: Bass

love it

Kirk from Georgia on 3/1/2015

1997 Ford F-150
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The product arrived on the day it said it would, in two days. It came with all the parts i needed, I did not have to buy anything extra. The price was great. I would purchase anytime through Crutchfield. they stand behind there products.



Much better than stock

Bill C from South Carolina on 2/20/2015

2005 Ford Escape
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I replaced the front speakers on my wife's 2005 Ford Escape. These were an easy replacement and a perfect fit. The sound might be cleaner than stock, or it could be my perception after changing them out. They certainly don't sound worse. The price was right when I purchased her stereo and I think it was a smart move.

Pros: Easy install Great sound


Overall happy with this product

Mark from Tampa, FL on 2/1/2015

2000 Ford F-150
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Put 4 of these in a Ford F-150 4 door; old speakers were buzzing and flat; these sound great for my purposes.

Pros: Perfect fit, great price, sounds good

Cons: None that I can think of . . . .

nice speakers

Anonymous from Colorado on 12/15/2014

2006 Ford F-150
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Fit perfect in my 2006 F150 doors. Sounds so clear compared to the factory speakers.

Pros: Clear sounding.

Cons: None


Rick from Jackson, NJ on 10/23/2014

2009 Ford Escape
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Excellent speakers highly recommend

Pros: Exact match, perfect fit, great sound


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Brandon from Missouir on 10/8/2014

2000 Mazda Protege
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Great speakers, referred by my dad and he was right! I would definitely get another pair in the future!

Pros: Great sound, great bass, easy to install

Cons: None

good for the money.

Kevin from Smithtown New York on 9/29/2014

2003 Ford Econoline
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hey, you can't beat these speakers. They're well priced and work perfectly. Nice quality sound.

Pros: inexpensive good build quality

Cons: none that I can find

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JVC CS-V6837 for 2012 Ford Escape from SF, CA on 8/27/2014

2012 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers are definitely an upgrade from stock - much stronger magnet, better cone material, and three-way compared to two. I expect them to last much longer. I was replacing a blown front stock speaker. From the specifications, I was expecting a greater improvement than I experienced. I purposely selected these speakers for their low RMS rating since I did not want to add an amp. It seemed like they would be very efficient and still give a significant boost in sound quality. However, the improvement is marginal compared to stock. The bass is not as well defined as I would like and the highs are not very sharp for a three-way speaker. I think these would probably sound much better over stock with a new head unit (which would add more power) or an amp. For the money, I would suggest the pioneer TS-G6844R. Cost less and makes a sound quality is much better even with stock. I have the pioneers in Ford Explorer which I ran with just the stock head unit and the difference in sound quality was noticeable. Not so with the JVCs. These speakers need power.



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Gerald from Spring, Texas on 8/18/2014

1999 Ford F-150
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These are great speakers. The sound is great and the instellation is easy except for the wiring adaptor. That adaptor says it will work on an F150. But I read on all the people who have an F150 or any F series truck, it will not fit the front speakers. Others said it will fit the rear, I didn't buy any rear speakers.

Pros: Sounds good, easy installation.

Cons: Wiring adaptor will not work on front speakers.


Wayne from Sioux Falls on 8/14/2014

2011 Ford F-150 XLT
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Speaker blown on install

Pros: Cost, crisp highs

Cons: No bass at all

Great front door speakers for my Ford Escape

JW from Wareham, MA on 8/12/2014

2012 Ford Escape
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Excellent speakers for the money. Good fidelity, low power requirements, drop-in fit.

Pros: Good fidelity, low power requirements, drop-in fit.

Cons: None

Great speakers

Steven from Vinton Virginia on 7/22/2014

2012 Mazda 6
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These speakers are great speakers for the price!! They hits the lows pretty well and have a crisp high sound

Pros: Easy instal and good quality and great price

Cons: I haven't found any at this point

way better than factory mazda speakers

james mc from tallahassee, fl on 6/26/2014

2007 Mazda MX5
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nice bass with crisp highs without boomy sound.

Pros: easy to install (especially with the Crutchfield pigtails that adapt mazda to these speakers)


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J from Summerville, SC on 6/23/2014

2001 Ford Escape
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Nice speaker for the $$. Definite upgrade from stock speakers.

Pros: Good sound, easy install with Crutchfield diagrams and wire adapters.

Cons: None.

*** Great upgrade ***

Greg c from Henderson Nv on 6/1/2014

2006 Ford F-350
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Great easy upgrade takes only minutes to do both doors (F350)



Great speakers at a great price!

MK from Texas from The Woodlands, TX on 5/10/2014

2011 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers are great drop replacements for the decent but limited OEM speakers found in most late model Fords. They really wake up the sound of Shaker 500 system in my Mustang. They were also a perfect fit in the doors with no clearance issues with the door panels.

Pros: Great sound Perfect fit Great price Free factory wiring adapters

Cons: None so far

Grutchfield provides good information for installing these speakers

Dennis from Kihei, Maui, HI on 5/5/2014

1997 Mercury Mystique
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My original speakers were no longer functional because of age and degradation of the paper and rubber materials used. I just needed new speakers for an older car. These worked fine, and most importantly, I got great directions and information about how to install them. Way more than I thought I would get, and must more help than one would get from a store (if there was one here on Maui).

Pros: Great help from Crutchfield. I had no fear of breaking something when doing this installation job myself. No problems at all.

Cons: I don't have any

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Anonymous from ramrod key florida on 5/3/2014

1999 Ford Taurus
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Easy to install with great sound quality

Pros: Great sound quality

Cons: No cons great speakers

Awsome sound

Arcade Mike from Taylors, SC on 4/5/2014

2002 Ford F-350
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Great speakers! I replaced the stock speakers in a 2002 F350 crew cab and the sound is a night and day difference I finally hear the highs and mids clearly without being overwhelming.

Pros: Great Price and Sound

Cons: NONE!

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GlennP. from Houston, TX on 3/31/2014

2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty
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Nice speakers, fit well into the doors of my 2001 Super Duty'

Pros: Perfect match for the JVC 50 watt head unit, sound good, fit good.

Cons: None


Steve from San Jose,Ca. on 3/19/2014

2003 Ford F-150
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Put these in my 2003 F-150 Crew Cab. Piece of cake. Matched it with my JVC KW-XR810 unit----PERFECT! (all 4)

Pros: Sound is Fantastic. Installs easily. Double check your wiring as always. These are way better than the factory speakers.

Cons: None

Great Speakers for the Money!

Walt H. (2001 F150 SuperCrew) from Broomfield, CO on 2/8/2014

2001 Ford F-150
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Great speakers for the money and a big improvement over factory. I installed these on a 2001 F150 SuperCrew on all 4 doors. Install was fairly straight forward and took me a little more than an hour. Directions were perfect and took all the guess work out of removing the door panels. I really like the idea of having three way speakers and this fit well. I did not realize this before the purchase but JVC and Kenwood are the same company.

Pros: Great improvement in audio over factory speakers. Much cleaner sound. The installation was also easier than expected with the help of the master sheets provided and the wiring harnesses.

Cons: As someone else noted in the reviews, a plastic mounting piece is glued onto the speaker and is easily pried up if you unscrew the speak. I had one lift after I backed a screw out and ended up just peeling it off. Was not an issue for my install but something to note. Also, one of the provided wiring harness adapters for the speakers was a pain to connect. It turned out the wire popped out of the adapter and I lost sound. I removed the door panel again and fixed. Just a pain.

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J from Roanoke, VA on 1/13/2014

2001 Ford F-150
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Very responsive at low amp... Havn't hooked up my amp yet but very impressed with their performance. Crutchfield has been my first stop for years for car audio.

Pros: Great sound

Cons: The rim shroud is only stuck on. The screws push it off the speaker during install.

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Anonymous from Union City, CA on 12/22/2013

2003 Toyota Tacoma
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I've purchased many times before from Crutchfield and have always been happy with the products and service. These JVC speakers are great. Music sounds so much better now compared to with the factory speakers I had I on my '03 Toyota Tacoma. The installation was was pretty straight forward - just as described in the information provided by Crutchfield. In summary , they're great speakers for the price and I'm happy with the

Pros: Great sound!!

Cons: Some modification was required on my truck but this was noted on the Crutchfield website so I knew about it before hand. Otherwise I would have been done and back on the road an hour or so faster.

Great sound

Greg J from La Plata, MD installed in 02 F250 on 12/15/2013

2002 Ford F-250 Super Duty
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Awesome sound!

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: None

Really good!

William from Savannah on 11/24/2013

2007 Ford Ranger
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Sounds way better than my stock speakers!

Pros: Awesome

Cons: Doesn't make my truck any faster :)

Very Nice

Old Rocker from Fort Wayne, Indiana on 9/6/2013

2012 Ford Mustang
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I am totally astonished at the quality of sound. The highs and midranges are crystal clear. The base is terrific and pronounced. .No distortion with my unit maxed out. I didn't think Automotive sound could be any better.

Pros: Clean sound, Nice and clear highs and midrange. Great bass

Cons: none

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Kyndalw from 74354 on 8/28/2013

2006 Ford F-150
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very satisfied with my purchase. good clean highs and mids

Pros: excellent sound ,very easy install

Cons: does need a powered sub to go along with them, so i guess thats not a con,cause now i get to get me a infinity powered subwoofer

Sound good

Darrin from Henderson, NV on 8/22/2013

2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good sounding speakers. Would like to get an amp hooked to them thoug.

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: Nothing.

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JC from Missouri on 7/10/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good speakers installed this in my John Deere tractor with new radio.



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Scobeezy from Henderson, NV on 2/28/2013

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Simply AWESOME!!!! Thank you to Rusty for telling me about these! '98 Ford Ranger and did not want to spend to much money. Saved a bunch of money and they sound great with only power coming from my Alpine deck I bought!

Pros: Great sound without an amp!

Cons: None


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Features and Specs

Speaker Size
Design 3-way
Tweeter Design 1/2" 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 1
Maximum RMS Wattage 30
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 250
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2 5/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 2 5/8
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 0

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

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

Tweeters: Each speaker also has a 1/2" PEI (Poly-Ether-Imide) dome tweeter.

Mounting Applications: The speaker's frame features two additional mounting holes and fits many 6x8, 5x7, and custom 6x8 applications. Please check the Crutchfield Vehicle Selector to confirm fit.

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Customer Q&A

2 questions already asked

I bought these speakers and a new receiver for my girlfriend. She loves the sound that now feels her little SUV. Output from the bass is just right. Definitely recommended! [ Steven  Jun 12, 2014 ]
I put 4 of these speakers in my 2007 Ranger. I prefer driving with my windows down instead of using the A/C whenever possible, so I was looking for good sound quality at loud volume to overcome road and wind noise. These speakers work great, whether I am listening to music or to NPR. I have had to turn the volume nearly to max on my factory stereo on occasion to hear clearly, and the speakers are fine. May need to upgrade my stereo soon, but that's another matter. Speakers are a great value. [ robert  Jun 11, 2014 ]
I was pushing 125 w to them and they sounded fine. However the base output needs to be pampered a bit with backings. Overall I'm pleased with them and feel they are a great value for the money. [ JASON  Jun 11, 2014 ]
Originally I purchased 5" round Kenwood for 2004 Mustang front door panels to compliment 6x8 Kenwood rear deck. As you could expect there was no bass in the front and all of the sound was coming from the rear. I replaced the 5" round with these 6x8 JVC in the front door panels. Made all the difference. Full sound all around. Very happy with JVC Performance. I listen loud as well. So I would say probably not easily blown. I am only running 25 wattts / channel. [ Roger  Jun 10, 2014 ]
The bass output is great. Everybody stop and ask what kind of speakers do you have? [ BOYD  Jun 10, 2014 ]
Matt, it's all about matching the output per channel on your tuner/amp with the rating of the speaker. Personally I wouldn't run an amp through speakers that is over 80% of the RMS rating of the speaker.... always good to leave a little headroom ! [ Vicki  Jun 10, 2014 ]
That helps! Im going to go ahead and get me a pair. Thanks a lot. ~Matt [ Matt Bedo  Jun 10, 2014 ]
Matt B, I believe the bass output is decent for the price. However I have two stock door subs in my mustang that compliment these nicely so I've never had them playing without the door subs. I haven't blown the pair I have and they handle blasting music quite well with little to no distortion. Overall, for the price, you can't beat them. Hope this helps, Denver [ Denver  Jun 09, 2014 ]
no ,just a receiver will do the job,of course an amp will give a cleaner richer sound,but a good mid power receiver will give good sound [ KYNDAL A  May 15, 2014 ]
No amp needed. They sound good using a 25 watt JVC radio. [ Willard  May 14, 2014 ]
It's not necessary to wire to an amp. You can wire to an amp if you like, will sound just fine wiring to the radio. [ Kingston  May 14, 2014 ]
no.. [ STEVEN  May 14, 2014 ]
Teh amp in your receiver should have enough power to run them. [ JIMMY  May 14, 2014 ]
They are capable of being amped for higher output, but I've got them running off my stock amp and it powers them loud enough to hurt my ears with no distortion. 2007 Ford Mustang [ CHRIS R  May 14, 2014 ]
Not required no, but I am running a 200 watt 4 channel. with 4 speakers. [ BRIAN  May 14, 2014 ]
No, the radio power is good enough. [ DARRIN Q  May 14, 2014 ]