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JL Audio C5-650x

Evolution™ C5 Series 6-3/4" 2-way car speakers

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Overview

Our take on the JL Audio C5-650x

JL Audio's Evolution™ C5 premium full-range speakers reproduce your music with impressive fidelity and power. Your music will sound smooth and balanced, from the splash of a cymbal to the thump of an electric bass, and everything in between.

JL Audio C5-650x

The best way to listen

JL Audio's Evolution™ C5 premium full-range speakers reproduce your music with impressive fidelity and power. Your music will sound smooth and balanced, from the splash of a cymbal to the thump of an electric bass, and everything in between.

JL Audio's C5-650x 6-3/4" speakers feature long-excursion woofer cones that travel farther and push more air than normal woofers, putting more oomph in your music when the rhythm section kicks in. The frame assembly utilizes a patented cooling system, which increases efficiency, power handling, and long-term reliability. The fluid-cooled silk dome tweeters combine with the woofers to create a well-defined and stable soundstage, almost like having a live band inside your vehicle.

Unlike most full-range speakers, these Evolution™ C5 speakers use external crossovers that feature 4-position tweeter level and 3-position midrange presence controls. You can tailor speaker output to suit your listening preferences and to compensate for your vehicle's acoustics.

Note: JL Audio describes this model as a 6-1/2" speaker. Most manufacturers designate this same frame size as a 6-3/4" speaker. For simplicity's sake we list it as a 6-3/4" speaker.

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Just upgraded to all JL C-5 speakers in my 07 Jeep Grand Cherokee, tweeters in the dash, 650 components in front doors and 650x in rear doors, worth the extra money and all C-5 is the way to go, sound quality is crystal clear and there not even broken in yet

Bobby C, Boston, Ma

What's in the Box:

  • Two 2-way speakers
  • 2 Crossovers
  • 2 Grilles
  • 2 Grille frames
  • 2 Self-adhesive JL Audio grille badges
  • 2 Crimp-on 6.4mm female quick slides
  • 2 Crimp-on 4.7mm female quick slides
  • 12 Self-tapping screws (Length=1-3/16")
  • 8 Speed clips
  • 12 Crimp-on spade connectors
  • Butyl adhesive putty for grilles
  • Owner's Manual
  • Cutout template

Product Highlights:

  • 2-way 6-3/4" speakers (pair)
  • mineral-filled polypropylene woofer
  • butyl rubber surround
  • cast alloy frame with Elevated Frame Cooling
  • 3/4" silk dome tweeter
  • 2-way external crossover with 4-position tweeter level and 3-position midrange control
  • 4-ohm impedance
  • power range: 25-75 watts RMS (225 watts peak)
  • frequency response: 48-25,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 89.5 dB
  • depth: 2-5/8"
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Reviews

JL Audio C5-650x Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(4 Reviews)

Perfect pairing for the C5-650 fronts!

Anonymous from Wisconsin on 9/25/2016

2010 Mitsubishi Lancer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Definitely one of the best speaker purchases I've made. I had upgraded the stock speakers once before to an entry level Infinity set I took off an old car; component fronts and coaxial rears. I also hooked up a small Alpine KTP-445u amp and was content with what I had a the time. Then I bought my wife a new car with a much better stock system. I just had to upgrade my sound system now. Unfortunately, the market just isn't want it used to be but JL Audio still provides some stellar products. I gave myself a good budget and started looking. I considered other manufacturers and also looked at JL's ZR series but really do prefer the sound of silk dome tweets. I bought myself two sets of JLs; component C5-650 fronts and C5-650x coaxial rears. I can't say enough on the build quality. However, these speakers are deeper and bulkier than my old speakers, so the install took a little more work. In a nutshell, I had to modify all the door panels and come up with some custom spacer with the supplies provided. Nothing too difficult. I ran the speakers for a week with the smaller Alpine KTP-445u then finally found time to properly wire the JL MX500/4 amp I bought with the speakers. It is night and day difference! DO IT! Buy a good amp. The mid-bass isn't car rattling but completely satisfying IMO. There's also sounds in my music I've never heard before and am finally experiencing it for the first time. Did I say AWESOME speakers?

Pros: Provides satisfying bass. Everything I've wanted from a full-range speaker.

Cons: External crossover (for those who are limited with space)

JL Audio C5 650

T.M. from Wylie, TX on 4/3/2016

2008 Jeep Wrangler
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Ordered these for my 2008 Jeep Wrangler sound bar. They were not recommended to fit in my case, but fit perfectly. (I did use the Jeep Wrangler speaker adapter rings.) Was looking for something to cut through the wind noise as here in Texas we can go most of the year with the top down and I practice this faithfully. These speakers do this with ease at freeway speeds and deliver plenty of smooth balanced tone at top volume.

Pros: A joy to listen to, and look forward to listening to them on the ride home from work each afternoon.

Cons: None so far.

JL Audio C-5 650x

Bobby C from Boston, Ma on 1/25/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Just upgraded to all JL C-5 speakers in my 07 Jeep Grand Cherokee, tweeters in the dash, 650 components in front doors and 650x in rear doors, worth the extra money and all C-5 is the way to go, sound quality is crystal clear and there not even broken in yet

Pros: Sound quality !!!

Cons: None

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Richard W from Florida on 6/9/2015

2012 GMC Sierra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Speakers sound great nice complement to the Focal KR2S I have up front.

Pros: Nice sound easy install with included bracket.

Cons: None

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Features and Specs

General
Speaker Size 6 3/4
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design 3/4" Dome
Tweeter Composition Silk
Woofer Composition Mineral-Filled Polypropylene
Woofer Surround Butyl Rubber
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Specifications
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) 89.5
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts N/A
Frequency Response 48 - 25k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage 25
Maximum RMS Wattage 75
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 225
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2 5/8
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 5 9/16

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Features
Crossover Features

Features

Cast Alloy Baskets: The C5-series coaxial speakers feature cast alloy woofer baskets, while incorporating JL Audio's patented "Elevated Frame" cooling system. This cooling technology, also found on the flagship ZR component systems and W7 and W6v2 subwoofers, allows air to flow directly across the top plate and onto the voice coil windings to greatly improve linearity at all listening levels.

Motor Structure: The DMA (Dynamic Motor Analysis)-optimized motor structure achieve outstanding linearity.

Woofer Cones: The cone and suspension elements were designed and manufactured by the world-famous Dr. Kurt Müller & Co of Germany. The speakers feature low-mass, mineral-filled polypropylene cones with butyl rubber surrounds. The cone and surround are inherently well damped to deliver an uncolored, neutral midrange without any coloration. The speakers are also equipped with symmetrical-roll, hybrid-weave spiders.

Silk Dome Tweeters: The C5 coaxials' 3/4" silk dome tweeters are incredibly smooth on- and off-axis for accurate imaging and a big, stable soundstage.

Crossover Features

Two-way Crossover System: The C5 coaxials utilize the same true 2-way external crossover system found in the C5-series component speakers:

  • High Pass: On the tweeters is a second order high-pass filter utilizing premium Mylar capacitors combined with an air-core inductor. Four tweeter level settings are selectable via jumper pins: +2.0dB, Reference, -1.5dB, and -3.0dB.
  • Low Pass: The low-pass section features a first order filter with three levels of user-definable midrange presence: Low, Reference, and High.

Polyswitch: Polyswitch tweeter protection is incorporated into each C5 coaxial crossover network. It monitors current going to the tweeter and will disconnect the tweeter from the signal when it senses overload. Once the volume has been reduced, the protection circuit will reset itself automatically.

Barrier Strips: Connections to each crossover network are made via protected nickel-plated barrier strips.

Dimensions: The C5 crossover systems have the following dimensions: Width=3.367", Height=4.72", Depth=1.44"

Connection Note: The C5 coaxial speakers come with no speaker wire. Instead, a number of spade connectors and quick slides are included in the hardware pack to be crimped onto speaker wire you provide.

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