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GT7 Series 5"x7"/6"x8" 2-way car speakers

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Overview

Our take on the JBL GT7-86

These GT7-86 speakers from JBL have everything you want when shopping for a car speaker: an advanced design, quality materials, a cool look, and a practical price tag. But in the end, it's the sound they make that matters, and true to their iconic heritage, these JBLs deliver.

JBL GT7-86

A cool upgrade

These GT7-86 speakers from JBL have everything you want when shopping for a car speaker: an advanced design, quality materials, a cool look, and a practical price tag. But in the end, it's the sound they make that matters, and true to their iconic heritage, these JBLs deliver.

How do they do it?

You'll gain a satisfying boost in sound quality from these 5"x7"/6"x8" speakers, thanks to JBL's patented Plus One™ architecture, which expands the surface area of the polypropylene woofer for impressive bass. Balanced dome tweeters handle the high notes with ease, especially when powered by an aftermarket radio or amp.

JBL built these GT7 speakers to handle up to 60 watts RMS, but with a design geared toward maximum efficiency, you'll gain superior performance even from a factory radio. Grilles are not included — factory grilles are appropriate for most installations.

Highlights:

  • 5"x7"/6"x8" 2-way speakers (pair)
  • polypropylene Plus One™ woofer cone with foam surround
  • balanced dome PEI tweeter
  • power range: 2-60 watts RMS (180 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 45-20,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 93 dB
  • top-mount depth: 2-1/4"
  • grilles not included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Nice clean design. Small and lightweight, yet still are very efficient with power.

James, Maryville, TN

What's in the Box:

  • Two 2-way speakers
  • 2 Bottom mounting rings
  • 2 Adhesive backed gasket strips
  • Instruction manual
Reviews

JBL GT7-86 Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(78 Reviews)

JBL GT7-86

James from Maryville, TN on 7/16/2017

2002 Ford Explorer Sport
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice clean design. Small and lightweight, yet still are very efficient with power.

Pros: Efficient

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Quality(@ a good price) upgrade

John from Acushnet, MA on 6/25/2017

2010 Ford F-150 XLT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed two pairs of the GT7-86 in my 2010 F150...a definite upgrade from the factory speakers that I had. Crutchfield made this an easy install with recommendations for everything I needed to get the job done. Took my son and I a short time from start to finish. If you are looking for an easy way to upgrade your sound without laying out much $$$, these speakers are a good way to start. Thanks to my advisor, CJ, for his recommendation on this..

Pros: Easy install Good sound/definitely an upgrade from factory speakers

Cons: None I can think of...

No bass

Michael from Newnan, GA on 6/22/2017

1995 Ford F Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

VERY LITTLE BASS RESPONSE. I purchased these speakers based on other reviews of how great they are. Highs and mods are fine but that's where it ends. I should have sent them back.

Pros: Highs and mids are ok.

Cons: No bass.

Good sound but loose piece

Garry from Lexington, IL on 6/16/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good sound.

Pros: Great sound

Cons: Plastic piece came loose in less than 24 hours. Had to take door apart again to remove. Not sure if piece is necessary

Crutchfield response on 6/19/2017 Garry, we're sorry you had problems with your installation. If you need our help, please just reach out to our tech support team. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

Great speakers!

Zach from Salt Lake City, UT on 5/28/2017

2009 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These are great speakers! Really could not believe how easy it was to install them. Took me a total of 30 minutes to get them both in and working great and this was my first time changing out car speakers. They sound great and don't distort at louder volumes. Very affordable. Definitely would recommend buying them.

Pros: Great sound, easy installation, affordable

Cons: They are lacking a little bit on the bass but that's what you buy a subwoofer for, right?

JBL GT7-86

Gary from Cartersville, GA on 4/20/2017

1998 Ford Taurus
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect! Sound is great!

Pros: Easy to install and comes with everything you need.

Cons: None.

Awesome

Wayne from NH on 4/19/2017

2005 Ford Freestyle
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Awesome speakers easy install with included wiring harness. I'm very happy with the sound!

Pros: Easy install great sound.

Cons: None

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Edgar from San Bernardino Ca on 3/30/2017

2006 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent

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Anonymous from Atlanta, GA on 3/6/2017

2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Speakers work well with the factory head unit in my F250.

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Easy install

Erik F from Rocky Point, NY on 3/5/2017

1991 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy install into my '91 mustang, fits perfectly, plug and play. Sounds very good, a bit more clear than the Sony speakers I had.

Pros: Quick install, nice sound

Cons: Nothing I can speak of.

JBL GT7-86

Joe from Ocean City , NJ on 3/1/2017

2011 Ford F-250
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy install and the speakers sound great.

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Excellent full range upgrade took 40 min per door.

Anonymous from Philadelphia, PA on 1/16/2017

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

2012 Ford Escape with premium sound system. The Jbls produce a much better range of sound vs the china built factory units. After only a few years the Ford voice coils were shot. These were a significant upgrade thru the entire range. I have replaced the fronts and will be doing rear doors on next warm day. As always the Crutchfield kit kept it quick and professional.

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LC from Tucker, GA on 1/3/2017

2007 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I got exactly what I was looking for. I wanted a simple upgrade from my truck's stock speakers that I could do myself without making modifications. I'm not a sophisticated audiophile, but I like good sound. After a couple hours of breaking in, I can now listen to music about 50% louder without the quality and detail falling apart or "mashing together" as I like to call it. And NPR comes in crisp. I set a timer for how long it took me to install. From the point I walked in my laundry room to collect my tools, to the point I put them all away, it took 45 minutes. And that was due largely to Crutchfield's printed tutorial specific to my truck that came with my order.

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Anonymous from Perry, Oh on 1/2/2017

2006 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy install and the speakers sound great.

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Anonymous from Goose Creek, SC on 12/31/2016

2006 Ford Five Hundred
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The quality of sound from these speakers is second to none Expert help on what I needed was a huge plus also

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This is what you need.

William from Spartanburg, SC on 12/24/2016

2008 Mazda MX5

What an improvement. I have these in a 2008 MX-5 with the Blaupunkt New Jersey 220. Fantastic sound. End your search and buy these. Cannot praise enough for the money.

Pros: Sound, quality, ease of installation.

Cons: Not a single thing so far.

Well made

Chris from Bessemer, AL on 11/25/2016

2011 Ford Focus

I replaced my factory speakers in a 2011 Ford Focus. The factory speakers sounded decent and had good bass (before subs) for factory speakers. They were lacking on the high end. I have changed the head unit out previously with a Kenwood Excelon DPX592BT I got here at Crutchfield. These speakers gave me the missing top end I was looking for. Outside of that the factory speakers were pretty good but cheaply made in comparison. These were not my first choice but price brought me to them. For what these cost me they are great replacements. The Kenwood head unit has so many sound control options that you can make almost any speakers sound good. Without a tweeter though the high end just cannot get there. As far as low end on the JBLs I cannot say. I have them high passed at 90hz. The Kenwood KSC SW11 subwoofers under each front seat handles the deep bass. You're not going to get great bass out of 5x7 speakers anyway.

Pros: Great replacements for stock speakers without using an amplifier.

Cons: There might be some better ones but I have no complaints with the price I paid for these.

Easy installation

Steve from Crystal Lake, IL on 10/19/2016

2013 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Simple swap to update the OEM speakers. The included "master sheet" instructions (which are emailed) were a big help, but I also consulted You Tube. Sounds better and they didn't break the bank.

Pros: Fit stock location with no modification Reasonable cost Nice upgrade Noticeably better features and construction over stock OEM hardware

Cons: none noticed

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Anonymous from Concord, NC on 10/16/2016

2007 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect fit , easy install, Great sound

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Anonymous from Fredericksburg on 6/29/2016

1993 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Direct fit work great

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Excellent relpacement for stock speaker

Todd S. from Michigan on 4/15/2016

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

These JBL GT7-86 are awesome... A great replacement for my stock Ford Mustang, great clarity and just good all around sound. Super easy replacement with some patience... Thanks to Crutchfield for the great service and to JBL for a quality product...

Pros: Easy stock replacement and fit.

Cons: None yet...

Great speaker and fit for the price

Jimmy D from Garfield NJ on 3/21/2016

2004 Ford Expedition
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great sound and perfect fit for my truck. Can't beat it

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Ford escape first upgrade single den unit/after-markey speaker review

Kabby from cape girardeau, MO on 3/17/2016

2004 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

If you have a ford escape this setup is perfect for a person looking for a single den unit upgrade and planning replacing the factory speakers ,another cool thing about this setup is its perfectly primed for a later sub installation.There customer service is great ,but the people seem like there trying tor rush off the phone if you don't go with their first setup ideas. Other then that all the reps i talked to where negligible and friendly.The Kenwood Excelon KDC-X300 is great sounds good , there are lot of customization options in the settings . Color select is great and you can make your own zone colors. The top of the cd player has a shiny chrome strip which my friends and i really like it sets the colors off .The speakers are good sound great ,went in like a glove .

Pros: If you have a ford escape this setup is perfect for a person looking for a single den unit upgrade and planning replacing the factory speakers ,another cool thing about this setup is its perfectly primed for a later sub installation.all the reps i talked to where negligible and friendly.The Kenwood Excelon KDC-X300 is great sounds good .The speakers are good sound great ,went in like a glove .

Cons: i don't see any yet in the system.but the people seem like there trying tor rush off the phone if you don't go with their first setup ideas.

Very satisfied

Bob D from lubbock, TX on 2/29/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easiest speaker install I've ever done thanks to Crutchfield's instructions. Speakers fit just as they posted. On line person gave me the best speaker for the amp I was using. Great service.

Pros: ease of installation, most efficient drivers for low wattage factor amp. Good price.

Cons: None

Great OEM Replacement

Joe G from Virginia on 1/16/2016

2005 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These were a really easy replacement installation in my 2005 Ranger. The front speakers only too about 10 minutes a side to replace and the back were not bad either but the panel removal on the extended can was a major pain in the.... Speakers sound great with the new Kenwood head unit.

Pros: Good quality and value for the price

Cons: A little more bass response would be good but overall excellent deal.

Sound A-OK

Shawn S from the Washington, DC Area on 1/12/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers are not fabulous, but very good for 5x7's, have decent sensitivity and frequency response compared to others in the same price range.. I coupled three matching pairs to a Pioneer AVH-X5700BHS. Too bad that Ford decided to make 5x7's stock speakers in a huge cabin like the Excursion. Add a subwoofer if you really want some bass. BTW - I had NO trouble fitting these behind the front door panel of the Excursion, even though not endorsed by as a direct fit by Crutchfield. Use the foam tape gasket between the Excursion basket and speaker, and they screw right in all three stock areas (front door, rear door, C pillar)

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Good deal

Trashfish from Florida on 12/27/2015

1998 Ford Expedition
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent deal and great replacement to factory speakers

Pros: Sound good Priced good

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Great value

Jrevello from New York on 12/27/2015

2004 Ford Explorer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great sound for the $

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Great OEM Replacement option.

Seaker700 from Fullerton, NE on 12/25/2015

2008 Ford Edge
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I ordered these to replace my factory semi-tired FOMOCO specials in my 2008 Edge. Don't get me wrong, the 2008 edge 6X8's were pretty decent for a factory unit, but they were lacking quite a bit all around. I got on black Friday to check into Polk's DB specials as I have had great luck with the DB571s and DB651's. The adviser i spoke with mentioned that I might like the JBL's over the Polks. It is too early to confirm that, however out of the box the JBL GT's sound extremely clear and have a love to be played loud, even under factory head unit power. I won't short the Polk's as of yet as they have impressed me time and time again, but I will surely recommend these GT's to anyone wanting something more than factory blunder horns. . This was an excellent opportunity to try these and as they break in I will review more.

Pros: Work great under factory head unit power - love to get loud - no distortion. I can clearly hear detail from many genres and artists that I couldn't before. Awesome product for great price.

Cons: My door panels are now rattling more than before. I hear my poor recordings and low quality MPx files even more than before. I didn't get them sooner.

Great speakers

Anonymous from Indianapolis, in on 12/10/2015

I replaced my 2013 F 150 speakers with these JBL speakers and am very pleased with the product the sound is 100% better than the factory speakers they are easy to install and fit just right great product

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Great speakers

Bob A from Meadview, AZ on 11/23/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

great sound

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Anonymous from Washington on 11/8/2015

2002 Ford Explorer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Sound very good. Using an amplifier and that helps. Sound better than the Boston Acoustics they replaced.

Pros: Direct fit. Easy install. Sound is great for the price.

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Much Better Than Factory Grade

Father of Three from Pennsylvania on 10/28/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good value for the money. Peyton's advise was on the money. I'm good with my hands but was nervous as I had never installed an audio system in any of my vehicles. Suffice it to say, the support you get from the folks at Crutchfield helped me save over $200 in installation fees at our local Ford dealership.

Pros: Price.

Cons: Would like a little more bass but if you want that, just add a subwoofer.

not bad

grayghost from North Carolina on 10/26/2015

2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

not bad for the price way better than stock

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probably better than the oem

gtrplr66 from Oregon on 10/18/2015

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

Bought these to replace factory speakers that were distorting when bass was turned up. New ones may be distorting worse. They do have more highs than OEM ones so that's a plus. disappointed that I can't turn up the volume without distortion. Maybe its the factory stereo. Will try changing that out at some point. but for now color me disappointed.

Pros: More high end

Cons: still getting distortion when I turn up the bass

Crutchfield response on 10/19/2015 That's a common reaction when replacing car speakers. What you can expect to hear from a new speaker is better clarity and definition in the mids and highs. So your music will sound better and more lifelike, but you might not hear more bass. The only way to get more bass is to add more power, and if you want to keep the factory radio, that means adding an amplifier. A small, 4-channel amp can supply twice the power of an aftermarket stereo and three or four times the power of the typical factory radio. That'll improve all the sound, but you'll especially hear it in the fullness of the bass.

good for the price

GordonD from Hawaii on 10/12/2015

With adequate power these are clean and pretty accurate. I'd like a bit more bass, but it has a sufficient amount to get the job done.

Pros: Price, crisp and clean.

Cons: A bit weak on the bass department

JBL GT7-86

Anonymous from Pennsylvania on 9/8/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought 4. Is pretty loud in my F350 with high power stereo. Could use more bass, but they fit direct and took about 3 minutes to install one. I installed a sub which was also my plan so it all works fine at that point. Wasn't that bad really but a sub makes it pretty noticable. I run 1x300 watts which is about low as anyone could go and a 8". Seems like a pretty good speaker for the most part.

Pros: Sensitivity. Nice looks. Stock speaker wire. It's the right size speaker.

Cons: Lacks some bass. Would work better with upgraded speaker wires. It is not a big speaker.

Great cslie

BPQ from Nebraska on 9/6/2015

2005 Ford Crown Victoria
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great value, very sensitive! Powering 4 with mid price receiver only, sounds fantastic, impressive low tones for a moderate sized driver

Pros: Price, flexibility, sensitivity

Cons: Nothing I can think of

Perfect

Anonymous from Oregon on 9/4/2015

1995 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Perfect as always from crutchfield.

Pros: Detailed instructions, wiring harness, fast shipping.

Cons: None.

Fantastic

Doug from Ohio on 9/4/2015

2004 Ford Escape
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great price. Went in easy. Sound great. thanks!

Pros: Price. Sound

Cons: None.

Sounds great!

Wj18 from Pennsylvania on 9/1/2015

2002 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Got these for a great buy and they surprised me when I played them!

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greatspeakers

Donald W from Georgia on 8/31/2015

2005 Ford Freestar
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers were great. Well worth the money. I put them in my wife 05 freestar and perfect fit made the van came to life. Sounds great. I would reccomend them to everybody. Great quality

Pros: Great merchandise for the price. jbl always great product

Cons: None

Amazing!

ChrisH from Victoria,Tx on 8/29/2015

2010 Ford F-150 XLT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I love these speakers! JBL never slacks on any of their products. I am super happy with the quality of sound from them.

Pros: Crystal clear sound Easy installation

Cons: Coverings weren't the best. I made my own that are better.

JBL > OEM "Sony" Speakers in Ford F150

Andrew from Texas on 8/18/2015

2014 Ford F-150 FX4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I have a 2014 F-150 FX4 with the "Sony" sound system. After only 10k miles, the passenger front speaker went out. Ford charged $45 per one single speaker, so I just got two sets of these JBL's to replace them, for less than "Sony" speakers. They are not high grade Sony stuff, so needless to say, the difference is extraordinary. I have been a JBL supporter for years, and these speakers keep that going strong. You can hear so much more of your music, and the lows are sweet for a non-component door speaker. A+

Pros: Super Clear Sound, Maintains rigidity of music, lightweight

Cons: That I didn't install these sooner.

Perfect fit easy install

JimD from Florida on 8/15/2015

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

The speakers are very clear and fit perfectly. The install was very simple. I've already recommended crutchfield to a couple of friends.

Pros: Easy install. Good price. Quality sound.

Cons: None.

Great soundstage

Nate from Tennessee on 8/1/2015

2004 Lincoln Town Car
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great sound as expected from jbl. Replaced Ford factory speakers in my 2004 Lincoln town car. These really brought the life back to my music. JBL has never disappointed me. I will get more to replace front as well.

Pros: Great all around sound. Very clean vocals and the bass is smooth not boomy.

Cons: none

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Anonymous from Hamilton ohio on 7/28/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Used factory hold downs . A little bit of fldeling to do hook ups as on my 88 Topaz the speaker hook up was in way of factory hold downs. But once in it was an instant upgrade to sound quality.

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MichaelT from Baltimore, MD on 7/24/2015

2005 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to install. Sound great compared to what they replaced.

Pros: Easy to install. Good sound for price.

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ROCKIN SPEAKERS!!

Adam T. from Roanoke, Va on 7/21/2015

2003 Ford Expedition
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Super-simple upgrade, and in an unusual size...the difference over stock was ASTOUNDING. DO NOT HESITATE. BUY THESE SPEAKERS.

Pros: Great value for high quality AMAZING upgrade versus the factory speakers.

Cons: None!

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Butch O from pennsylvania on 7/14/2015

2003 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

First pair had a shorted speaker called Crutchfield Technical and they guided me through the troubleshooting process . Sent me a replacement pair within 1 day incredible. Speakers sound light years ahead of the stock speakers I'm a satisfied Crutchfield customer have been for years.

Pros: Great set of speakers

Cons: Just the one was bad

satisfied

Joe_c from Michigan on 6/27/2015

2006 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Replaced the front speakers only on my Son's 06 Ranger along with the head unit, and we wanted to hear the difference between the factory speakers and the JBL's before we purchased the rears. Just did the compare and the JBL's sounded much more clear and precise, with more accurate bass than the factory speakers. We just ordered a second set for the rears, there is not a huge amount of bass but we were planning on installing a small sub anyways. Overall we would recommend these but as usual, what may sound great to me may not sound good to you! As always a great overall experience with Crutchfield.

Pros: Price, ease of install, clarity, build quality.

Cons: none at this time.

Very Good Replacement Speakers

Joggyrope from Louisiana on 6/18/2015

2005 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very good sounding replacement speakers which is exactly what I was looking for. Excellent mid and highs. Very easy to install in my F-150, tremendous sound spectrum and improvement from the OEM speakers. Would definitely purchase these again, very good value.

Pros: Mids, highs, fitment.

Cons: Bass could be fuller.

Great Sound

James from Tomball, Texas on 6/15/2015

2007 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great sound and bass. Fills the interior with solid sound compared to stock speakers. Recommend for people who want long lasting great sounding speakers.

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sg from Washington on 6/10/2015

2001 Ford Expedition
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I was hoping for more bass coverage and more obvious full range frequency response. These are just average. These are as good as the factory speakers, but no significant difference over factory speakers. If your OEM speakers are broken or worn out these are an excellent replacement. But if you are looking for an upgrade, and willing to spend more money, I'd recommend looking into more expensive options.

Pros: Fit and work fine

Cons: Not an upgrade. Just a replacement for OEM speakers.

Great upgrade

GT from Wisconsin on 5/29/2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

1998 Ford Taurus with stock radio and cassette player. Compared to the stock speakers (front and rear) these are a massive upgrade. Bass is distinct and punchy though a bit flat. But I wasn't expecting the bass to compare with a regular subwoofer. The tweeters perform wonderfully and the speakers, in general, are very good. The fronts install easily once you get the door trim panels off. I installed the front first, thinking they would be the hardest. Wrong. The rears are mounted from the top and the bottom bolts are hard to get at because of the deck placement. Still, a doable job. The rear speaker grills come out easily if you treat them as flexible. Pull on the top edge downward toward yourself then up toward the roof. The midrange and highs are very clear and none of the sound distorts even at high volume but then, I don't play stuff loud enough to shake the car. I like rich, clear sound and these are great at that. I'll be installing a subwoofer soon for the deep cabin filling bass and I'm sure I will have very acceptable and enjoyable sound. By the way, the sensitivity of these speakers is very good and I'm using them with only the stock radio and no external amplifier. The subwoofer will have it's own built in amp but these JBL's don't really need additional amplification unless you intend to entertain at a party or something.

Pros: Great upgrade

Cons: Can't think of any.

Great speakers to replace stocks

Kelvininin from Minneapolis on 5/4/2015

I have an 2011 F150 with the stock system. I replaced the junk speakers in the front door with a set of these. The JBL sound better in every way. Much clearer and low distortion when flat out.

Pros: Well built, clear sounding speaker for the cost.

Cons: None at this price point.

Decent for a 99' Taurus

Aus from Illinois on 4/29/2015

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

I bought these as a replacement for a blown driver's side front door speaker in my 1999 Taurus. I did have the Mach Audio setup, and these are comparable in quality. The installation was quick and relatively painless, and the speakers are a snug fit. They sound good and they handle higher volumes well, but they're also being underpowered by the stock amp and it shows. You start getting breakup long before one would expect given their wattage rating, but still above what most listeners will get to in their daily drive. The low end response isn't as tight as the Mach speakers were, and the frequency response isn't as good (45hz is not a bad low end at all for the size, though.) But I can still heartily recommend these as a replacement for either the Mach speakers or most definitely the stock speakers. I've compared these to a friend with the stock setup and they blow them a mile out of the water. You won't be disappointed.

Pros: Easy install, excellent packaging, powerful, accurate, and reasonably priced. Good looking, too.

Cons: Without an aftermarket amp these won't really shine as bright as they can, but they're still a great replacement for stock speakers.

JBL GT7-86

Mark B from California on 4/25/2015

2002 Ford Explorer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I put these in our Ford Explorer to replace the factory speakers in the back doors because one of them was blown. They sound so good I want to change the front ones now.

Pros: Easy to install

Cons: None

Great speaker

Marcoa from Maryland on 4/19/2015

2000 Ford Mustang
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Sound great and easy to install

Pros: Perfect fit, great sound, and well worth the cost

Cons: No cons

Great Speaker for the money!!

Mitch from Wisconsin on 4/16/2015

2003 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Just put these in my 2003 ford f150 super crew and they are a big improvement from the stock 25 watt speakers. The music is much clearer at higher volumes and dosent crackle out when you crank it up. A bit better bass in my opinion but not alot. Would recommend these to anyone. Cant wait to see what they will do when i add an amp later.

Pros: Very clear sound. Better at higher volumes than stock speakers. very easy installation. Nice upgrade from stock with potential even better with an amp.

Cons: Haven't found any yet!

Loud Speakers

Vanessa from Apache junction, AZ on 4/11/2015

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

These speakers are loud and I love them. Clear sound and definitely can be heard.

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2006 F150

Bob from New York on 3/30/2015

2006 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Install in my 2006 F150 with factory radio. Very good sound for the value.

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2002 ford f150

Aaron from Louisville Kentucky on 3/24/2015

2002 Ford F-150
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good speaker for factory stereo. Haven't had a chance to really test them but there really is a big difference in quality between them and factory speakers. Much more clear at higher volumes and are not distorted like factory speakers were at higher volumes.

Pros: Good quality great price

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Great Sound

Rolando from Texas on 3/24/2015

1999 Ford F-350
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Speakers have great sound, major upgrade from stock 25W speakers. Easy to install.

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OMG Awesome!

Twisted Performance from Indiana on 3/20/2015

2013 Ford Mustang
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These speakers are an Awesome upgrade over stock! The fit perfectly out of the box with very little effort. Unlike other speakers where you have to cut off tabs, the tabs on these are easily bent up out of the way. JBL has designed these tabs to easily bend by pre-stressing the tab with a bend line. The JBL GT7-86 sound crystal clear at full volume being pushed by the factory un-amplified unit. They can take everything that I can throw at them and not distort one bit! Me telling you this can not do this speaker justice... The best way for you to know is to listen to a pair already installed and your decision will be made for you! You'll be ordering a pair or two pair from Crutchfield before you can say go!

Pros: Easy... Everything!

Cons: Non that I've come across...

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Anonymous from louisville ky on 3/20/2015

2006 Ford Taurus SE
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Very good upgrade to my stock I had in my 06 tauras

Pros: Good bass

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Tyler from Minnesota on 3/18/2015

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Great upgrade from the factory speakers in my 2011 F150

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Great upgrade over stock.

pete k from MA on 2/25/2015

These JBLs were are a huge improvement over my '08 Ford Explorer's stock speakers. Installation was a breeze thanks to the MasterSheet. I ended up with these JBLs after going through my options with the Crutchfield chat - and could not be happier. I wasn't looking for a massive truck-rumbling sound, but now I keep thinking about upgrading my HU to get more out of these. Suppose the a bass could be stronger, but I'd rather add a sub for that. These speakers really shine when you turn the volume up a couple of notches.

Pros: Great clarity and space, price was right. Really nice packaging as well.

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2014 Mustang from Los Angeles on 2/23/2015

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These speakers are a perfect addition to my system. I have a Shaker 500 with front door powered subs. I installed a 300 watt powered sub enclosure in the trunk running off 1 back speaker for signal. I chose these speakers because I did not want to install a separate amp. The clarity of these speakers is awesome.

Pros: Exceptional clarity for running off stock head unit

Cons: None

great speakers

Jeff from San Diego, Ca on 12/16/2014

2007 Ford F-150
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Great sound quality for playing movies but not for music

Pros: Great for movies

Cons: Not much bass for music

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Anonymous from Arbuckle, california on 12/1/2014

2006 Ford F-150
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impressed with the clarity of these midranges. Would highly recommend.

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dave from Illinois on 11/12/2014

2006 Ford Mustang
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great speakers. good sound. easy to install

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tykhon from mulberry, IN on 9/24/2014

1998 Ford Taurus
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These speakers are not the best, but they are a major upgrade to the ones i had before in my ford taurus 1998. I was looking fir some speakers for not too much of a price these ended up costing $120 because of the sale they had them on, buy one get one half off, they came with everything except the tools neccesary to put them in, they took me all off an hour and a half to put in properly, and i put them in the side doors andin the back. Now i have had them for around 3 months they are still working, they put out decent sound, i like them but they are definetly not the best i have heard, but i am quite picky. They are good on base and good on tone, they are well rounded as i would put it. Even though i am playing music through the default cassette player that is in my for tuarus with a monster cassete to aux cable it puts out decent sound so i am satisfied, they could be a little cheaper, but they arent too bad they shake my car at even low ish volumes not sure what you wanted to hear but here is what i have to say about these speakers.

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Tyler H from Las Vegas, NV on 9/16/2014

2003 Ford Taurus SES
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For the price these speakers are definitely worth it

Pros: Mids and highs are fantastic

Cons: Bass is a little flat

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Randy L from Richmond, In on 9/14/2014

2014 Ford F-250 Super Duty
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Speakers have very good sound lows and highs

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Prelot from Idaho on 9/12/2014

1995 Ford Mustang
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Not as loud as stock but very very crisp sound. Decent highs, above normal lows, and a bass that can be felt. Overall a good product.

Pros: Crisp clear sounds.

Cons: Not as loud as stock. Turn the volume up 3-5 points more to get same loudness as stock.

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Tom from Middleburg, FL on 9/4/2014

2012 Ford F-150 Lariat
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Quick and easy swap with factory speakers. Sound great only problem is now I need a sub to compensate for the extra trebles. Speakers are very responsive at low to medium volumes. As volume increases highs really pick up and take over the soundstage.

Pros: Look great, easy install in 2012 F150

Cons: Have pillar tweeters so the really adds to the highs.

Great sound even w/o an amplifier

JREwing from Janesville, WI on 8/30/2014

2005 Ford Five Hundred
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I had it all - a new Kenwood head unit with bluetooth, a Spotify subscription that turns my smartphone into an endless jukebox of great music, and blown speakers. Well now, that's not going to work! Problem is, most 5x7/6x8 speakers won't fit in a Ford Five Hundred's front doors without some kind of hackery, thanks to an unfortunate placement of a tie down for the wiring harness. These JBL's were easy to install, thanks to Crutchfield's clear instructions and included wiring adapters. Once installed, the JBL's sound clean and crisp, with enough volume to risk a noise violation, this without anything more than the Kenwood's internal amplifier. In short, it's an upgrade I should have done two years ago when I bought the car. It has a nice, tight bass response, but there's only so much you're going to get with 6x8's in the doors.

Pros: Enough volume to irritate neighbors and law enforcement Crisp, clear sound and tight bass Actually fits in the front doors of a Ford Five Hundred

Cons: If you want serious bass, get an amp and a subwoofer.

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Features and Specs

General
Speaker Size 5X7
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design Balanced Dome
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Tweeter Composition PEI
Woofer Composition Polypropylene
Woofer Surround Foam
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Specifications
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) N/A
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts 93
Frequency Response 45 - 20k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage 2
Maximum RMS Wattage 60
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 180
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2 1/4
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 2 3/4
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 0

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Features

Plus One Woofer Cones: The Plus One speaker cones offer more surface area than other speakers that fit in the same size opening. This is accomplished by using a new basket design and hi-roll surround. The result is greater bass output and an increase in efficiency.

Balanced Dome Tweeter: Each speaker has a PEI (Poly-Ether-Imide) balanced dome tweeter. PEI is a polymer film, capable of producing a wide soundstage. 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.

Mounting Applications: JBL describes this speaker as a 5x7/6x8; it fits many 5x7 and 6x8 applications. Please check the Crutchfield Vehicle Selector to confirm fit.

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You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspxFor 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.[ Kenny  May 16, 2017 ]  Staff
Actual size is 5X7 I paired these with an Alpine 25W stereo They have a great sound with very good Mid and highs with decent base for a smaller speaker, sound is very clear and nice. I listen to mostly Rock. I put 4 of these in a Mustang GT and am happy. JBL makes very good quality stuff imo[ MotoXR  Dec 23, 2016 ]
I replaced the factory 5x7's in my 2014 f150 perfect fit.[ John  Dec 23, 2016 ]
Thanks for your question. No they are 4 ohms. You can find this information on the main product page "Details" tab under "Specifications". Hope this helps.[ Kenny  Dec 10, 2016 ]  Staff
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