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DRVN Series 6-1/2" component speaker system
Our take on the JVC CS-VS608 by Crutchfield's John Pollard
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 Series speakers have you covered. The CS-VS608 6-1/2"" component speaker system features a durable woofer cone made from a mixture of Aramid, carbon fiber, and mica. JVC uses a tough cloth/rubber surround to support the woofer cone, so you'll enjoy strong bass.
You'll mount the separate 1" balanced dome PEI tweeter up closer to your ears for better stereo separation and detail, while the included 2-way crossover network directs the right frequencies to the woofer and tweeter for maximum performance. These speakers will give you a solid boost in sound quality, even when powered by your factory radio. Grilles are included.
Installation note: You'll need a pair of our universal backstraps to install the tweeters in the factory locations.
Exceeded my expectations!
What's in the Box:
- Two woofers
- Two tweeters (each with 12" Wire attached)
- 2 Crossovers (each with 12" Input wire/ 10" Tweeter output wire/ 14" Woofer output wire attached)
- 2 Angled surface mount tweeter housings
- 2 Flush mount tweeter housings
- 2 Flush mount tweeter brackets
- Eight 1" Self-tapping screws
- 8 Speed clips
- Four M3 x 5mm Machine screws
- Two M3 x 15mm Stud bolts
- Two M3 x 30mm Stud bolts
- Four M3 Nuts
- Two M3 Wing nuts
- 2 Split lock washers
- 2 Small flat washers
- 2 Large flat washers
- Warranty information
- Template and mounting instructions on packaging
- package includes two 6-1/2" woofers, two tweeters, and two crossovers
- carbon mica woofer with cloth and rubber hybrid surround
- 1" PEI balanced dome tweeter
- 2-way crossover network
- power range: 8-60 watts RMS (300 watts peak power)
- frequency response: 45-28,000 Hz
- sensitivity: 87 dB
- depth: 2-1/4"
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
JVC CS-VS608 Reviews
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Features and Specs
|Speaker Size||6 1/2|
|Tweeter Design||Balanced Dome|
|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||45 - 28k Hz|
|Minimum RMS Wattage||8|
|Maximum RMS Wattage||60|
|Peak Power Handling (Watts)||300|
|Top-mount Depth (Inches)||2 1/4|
|Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)||N/A|
|Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)||4 7/8|
Woofer: Mica is added to an aramid and carbon fiber composite olefin base, resulting in a rigid, light, and durable cone.
Tweeters: The tweeters are PEI (Poly-Ether-Imide) balanced-domes; 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.
Tweeter Mounting Options: The tweeters come with brackets to allow flush mounting or angled surface mounting (approximately 30°):
|Flush Mount||Angled Surface Mount|
|Mounting Depth||0.875"||0.3" (screw depth)|
Crossovers: The 2-way crossovers have input and output wires attached. The woofer has quick slide terminals, but the wire has no terminals attached, so item number 120FQS10PK can be added to provide the needed terminals. The crossovers' dimensions are:
- Length: 4-1/8"
- Width: 1-13/16"
- Height: 7/8"
Woofer Mounting: In addition to fitting standard 6-1/2 and 4-hole 6-1/2 applications, the woofer also has a standard 6-3/4 bolt pattern. However, if mounted in a 6-3/4 location the holes for the smaller pattern create an air leak, which must be sealed using a speaker baffle, or something similar.
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Why did you buy this?
Recommended for my my vehicle by the online product expert. [ Eddie Jan 09, 2016 ]
Stock speakers were beyond blown and these sound amazing!!! [ Charles Dec 08, 2015 ]
2 questions already asked
Sorry did not use an amp. Hook to stock GM system. [ HERBERT F May 23, 2015 ]
Don't know. I have a Rockford Fosgate [ THOMAS J May 22, 2015 ]
Not sure about working with the amp, but the speakers are awesome. Sound quality is excellent, very happy with them. [ STEVEN V May 22, 2015 ]
Matthew, Wow, I would like to apologize for not getting back to you until now. I was planning on responding when I had more time and guess your email got overlooked. You have probably made a decision by now but, on the off chance you haven't... I will give you my two cents. Yes, these will work without an amp. Your factory stereo should power them fine. Although... you will not be using these speakers to their full and intended capabilities. Obviously, it would take an aftermarket head unit and an external amp to enjoy the components to the fullest. If your just looking to replace a blown set of speakers with no future upgrades, I would pass on these and just go with a set of coax. If you have plans to upgrade further in the future and need speakers now and don't have the funds for it all... this would be a smart way to go. Hope this helps and again I apologize for not responding sooner. Brian [ BRIAN K Mar 01, 2014 ]
Yes it is, they work great [ JAMES Jan 19, 2014 ]
I think your factory radio should be enough for these speakers. I got them as replacement speakers for my Chevy Trailblazer, and they are perfect for me. Nice highs and plenty of bass. I was satisfied. [ STEVEN V Jan 19, 2014 ]
I put these in a Chevy Silverado. My factory paper speakers rattled and buzzed. So I just wanted to enjoy music again. With a factory radio and no amp, these speakers sound pretty darn good. The separate tweeters really enhanced the sound. They were easy to install and economical. [ THOMAS Jan 19, 2014 ]
it should be, but i also put in the jvc kwr500 head unit and that made a huge difference. these speakers are great sounding and loud just depends on what the factory system output is. they were easy to install also. [ ANGELA Jan 19, 2014 ]
Hi Matthew, I can't honestly answer the question as I replaced my factory radio at the same time I replaced the factory speakers with these. They don't require a whole lot of power to use them so I can't imagine why you couldn't. The separate tweeters are amazing. I purchased the Pioneer FH-X700BT ($150) to replace my factory radio and a set of Kicker 40CS654 6.5" Coaxial Speakers in the rear. This system sounds great even at low volume. [ Andrew Jan 19, 2014 ]
I have a nice JVC head unit running them with 45 a channel. Sounds great!!! [ THOMAS J Jan 19, 2014 ]
Matt, If you are looking for a good quality sound upgrade over your stock system, this should work great. I installed it on the stock stereo on my sisters 2008 vw rabbit without an amp and the sound impressed me. When the time comes to upgrade the speakers on my car, I plan on installing this kit. However, If you are looking for some serious bass or something along those lines, then this might not be the kit for you. Hope this helps. -Chris [ CHRISTOPHER L Jan 19, 2014 ]
For 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. [ Krissy Jan 19, 2014 ] Staff