JL TR650-CSi Decent upgrade for a 2017 Honda Pilot EX-L w/nav
2016 Honda Pilot
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
After buying a new 2017 Honda Pilot EX-L w/NAV (AWD), I was disappointed with the sound quality of the factory stereo. I bought the JL Audio TR650-CSi component speakers because of JL's reputation for quality and that the crossovers are part of the tweeter assembly (no separate crossover box connecting woofer to tweeter). This allowed me to use factory wiring for the both the woofer and the tweeter (per Internet research, full range is on all the speaker wires). The woofers installed w/o issue using the Crutchfield provided speaker adapters in the front doors. The tweeters are mounted in the factory A-Pillar. They were slightly larger than the factory tweeters, requiring a slight enlargement of the hole, but this was pretty easy to do with a Dremel. Overall took me about 2.5 hours to install (I worked slowly and carefully on my new car). The woofers sound somewhat better than factory (more defined bass with less muddiness), however, the system overall is still weak on bass. The tweeters sound WAY better than the factory tweeters (the factory tweeters were very tinny; the JL are much smoother and brighter sounding). Overall this was an upgrade that I'd do again in a heartbeat.
Pros: Efficient @ 91 db, so it will run well on a factory head unit Good sound quality for the price
Cons: Not enough bass w/o a sub