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JBL GT7-96

GT7 Series 6"x9" 3-way car speakers

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Our take on the JBL GT7-96

These GT7-96 6"x9" 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.

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The compact design of the GT7-96 makes it a fit for a wide variety of cars.

A cool upgrade

These GT7-96 6"x9" 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?

This is a whopper of a speaker. Patented Plus One™ architecture expands the surface area of the big oval polypropylene woofer, so you'll enjoy impressive bass. An edge-driven dome tweeter and supertweeter handle a wider range of frequencies to create a seamless transition between the midrange and high frequencies.

JBL built these GT7 speakers to handle up to 70 watts RMS, so they'll perform spectacularly with an aftermarket radio or amp, but with a design geared toward maximum efficiency, you'll get superior performance even from a factory radio. Grilles are included for a custom installation.

I replaced the stock front speakers in my 2013 Dodge Challenger and the result was night and day. There is a remarkable increase in definition as well as a nice, clean bass response. I couldn't be happier with my car audio now.

Jay, Wilmington, NC

What's in the Box:

  • Two 3-way speakers
  • 2 Grilles
  • Eight 1-1/8" Self-tapping Allen head screws
  • 3mm Allen head bit
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Instruction manual

Highlights:

  • 6"x9" 3-way speakers (pair)
  • polypropylene Plus One™ woofer cone with foam surround
  • edge-driven dome PEI tweeter plus supertweeter
  • power range: 2-70 watts RMS (210 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 40-21,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 94 dB
  • top-mount depth: 2-15/16"
  • grilles included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Features and Specs

General
Speaker Size 6X9
Design 3-way
Tweeter Design Edge-Driven Dome
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 94
Frequency Response 40 - 21k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage 2
Maximum RMS Wattage 70
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 210
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 3
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) N/A
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.

Tweeters: Each speaker has an edge-driven dome tweeter and dome super tweeter, both made of PEI (Poly-Ether-Imide). PEI is a polymer film, capable of producing a wide soundstage.

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THe sound quality or range will not be affected. It will require slightly more power from amp to achieve same db output at 4 ohm resistance. [ LARRY  May 31, 2017 ]
I would guess they wouldn't be as loud as you may want. It will take more power to push to these speakers. It's not a huge Ohm difference but just depends on how much power you've got in my opinion. [ JAMIN  Apr 11, 2017 ]
These speakers will almost certainly sound different, but it has very little to do with ohm's. It has been my experience that factory speakers, be it JBL, Bose, Sony, Infinity, etc., are almost ALWAYS regular, cheap paper speakers that have been "tuned" a little by these companies. These speakers will be much higher quality, the added ohm rating will simply put slightly more strain on a factory head unit. Pair these with a decent amp and they will blow you away. [ Austin  Apr 11, 2017 ]
They are better quality than stock, if your amp'd they make a huge difference. If not the ssound quality is a little crisper than stock. [ ROBERT  Apr 10, 2017 ]
Like most full-range car speakers, these JBLs are designed to work in an "infinite baffle" meaning; they do not require any specific enclosure or amount of airspace for optimum performance. I hope that helps! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5 [ Ryan  Apr 22, 2016 ]  Staff
70 Watts RMS per speaker. [ Brian  Apr 11, 2016 ]
Each speaker is 70 watts RMS [ Christopher  Apr 11, 2016 ]
Should be per speaker rating [ Mark  Apr 11, 2016 ]
If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. 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: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy  Aug 19, 2014 ]  Staff
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