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JL Audio C5-650

6.5" 2-Way Evolution C5 Series Component Car Audio Speaker System

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  • 6-1/2" Evolution C5 Series Component System
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 300 watts per set / 150 watts each side
    • RMS: 150 watts per set / 75 watts each side
  • Mineral-filled polypropylene cone woofer
  • Butyl rubber surround
  • 3/4" Silk soft dome tweeters
  • RSR Variable-Angle Flush-Mount System
  • Ferrofluid Cooling and Damping
  • DMA-Optimized Motor System
  • 2-way crossover network with 1st order low-pass and 2nd order high-pass circuit
  • Premium Mylar« capacitors
  • Air-core inductors
  • 4-Position adjustable tweeter output level
  • 3-Position midrange presence control
  • Polyswitch tweeter protection
  • Low-Profile, Symmetrical Roll Spider
  • 1" Voice coil
  • Ferrite woofer magnet
  • Neodymium tweeter magnet
  • Top-mount depth: 2-1/2"
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

Priced Per Complete Component System: 2 midwoofers, 2 tweeters and 2 crossover networks.

Product History:

JL Audio C5-650 thumbnail
(newest, current model)
JL Audio XR650-CSI thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by JL Audio C5-650)

Speaker Specifications

Series
This is the manufacturer product line of speakers.
Evolution C5 (JL Audio)
Priced Per
Car Speakers are typically sold in pairs so you will receive 2 speakers for each speaker purchase on speakers marked "Priced Per Pair". If a speaker is marked "Priced Per Each" then the speaker is sold individually and each purchase you make will result in 1 speaker. High-powered tweeters, midrange and full-range pro audio for car speakers are typically sold per each speaker.
Pair
Speaker Size
Refers to the size of the speaker measured in inches. Every vehicle has standard application sizes. Please use our vehicle fitment guide for your vehicle's specific speaker sizes if you do not know them.
6-1/2"
Design
The number of individual drivers in a car speaker. Speakers with 2 drivers are known as a 2-way, and 3 drivers are known as a 3-way. Component systems are often referred to as "separates" because the tweeter is not attached to the midwoofer (main speaker driver) and mounts separately in a location such as a door post. Component systems typically come with an external crossover so you can easily adjust the high and low frequencies sent to both the midwoofer and the tweeter. Center channel speakers are great for those looking to have surround sound in their vehicle.
2-way Component System
Tweeter Design
Designs such as cone, dome, semi-dome, balanced dome, and whizzer are most popular. Cone tweeters are simple, efficient and typically are the most reasonably priced. Dome tweeters are used in most home speakers, and provide a smoother and more accurate sound. Semi-dome design is one with a dome placed inside a cone. A Balanced dome driver is a semi-dome with equal reproduction area given the cone and dome portions of the driver. A whizzer tweeter is a separate tweeter cone driven by the voice coil of the woofer.
Dome
Tweeter Composition
Materials such as polypropylene, silk, cloth, and paper are the most common, where as many more recent tweeters are now manufactured with composites such as Aluminum, Titanium, Mylar, and other materials.

PEI is an acronym for "Polyetherimide" which is an amorphous, amber transparent, high-performance thermoplastic.

Silk
Woofer Composition
Lightweight woofer cone materials are essential for efficient operation. Poly cones produce exceptional sound and are sturdy against various changes in temperature. Paper cones are very efficient, and when treated for moisture resistance, will perform at a high level. Poly refers to polypropylene, which is thermoplastic or fibers that are polymers of propylene. IMPP refers to injection molded polypropylene, a commonly used process and material in speakers.
Mineral-Filled Polypropylene
Woofer Surround
A speakers surround is part of the suspension system. The surround protects the cone and prevents it from being displaced as it flexes out from the basket. It is usually made of a durable material like treated foam or rubber in order to withstand the strenuous job of producing bass frequencies.
Butyl Rubber
RMS Power Handling
The RMS power is the amount of power the speaker requires to operate safely and properly. RMS Power Handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle on a continuous basis. We recommend powering your speakers or subwoofer with 80%-120% of its recommended RMS rating. The RMS power handling specification is typically rated per speaker unless otherwise noted.
75 watts
Sensitivity
An efficiency or sensitivity rating tells you how effectively a speaker converts power into sound. The higher the number, the more efficient the speaker and the louder it will play with the same input power. An efficient speaker helps you maximize your available power. Most sensitivity ratings measure the speaker's output with 1 watt of input, 1 meter from the speaker. Some speakers' sensitivity is measured with 2.83 volts of input, instead of 1 watt.
 
Efficiency (1w/1m) is not an accurate indicator of a subwoofer's output capability and should not be used as a comparison to other speakers or subwoofers to determine which one is "louder".
89.5 dB
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
48 - 25000 Hz
Impedance (Per Voice Coil)
The load value (in ohms) that the speakers present to the amplifier per voice coil - the amount of resistance to the current flow. This is a key specification as subs wired in parallel or low impedances can create problems with your amplifier and potentially void all warranties. We encourage you to ask our support department prior to purchase if you do not understand which impedance level will suit your application best.
4 ohms
Top-Mount Depth
The depth when installed on top of the mounting surface. Measured from the bottom of the speaker's magnet to the bottom of the mounting holes on the rim of the speaker.
2-1/2"
Bottom-Mount Depth
The depth when installed from the bottom of the mounting surface. Measured from the bottom of the speaker's magnet to the top of the mounting holes on the rim of the speaker.
3-1/2"
Cutout Dimensions
Refers to the dimensions of the hole, measured in inches or millimeters, required to contain the speaker.
5-1/2" x 5-1/2" 

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Sonic Electronix

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

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Average Attribution Rating

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4.9
Value
4.7
Features
4.7
Design
4.9
Usability
4.9

Soundaddict

Ft Lauderdale, Fl

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JL C5 gets an A+

April 19, 2014

Very impressed at the sound quality of these. Mounted in a 96 4Runner, stock location woofer and tweeter. Made semi custom mount to flush mount the tweeter so i could use the JL tweeter grill. Fully deadened doors, I think this made a huge improvement in bass response. Tweeter is excellent, never harsh at high volume. Crossed at 90hz, getting 110 rms watts. I have a high quality Boston G5 sub getting 400+ and they blend beautifully. I would certainly recommend these, I was more than impressed at their sound.

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MT

Indianapolis, IN

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Great sound!

June 14, 2013

Installed in the rear doors of a VW that had two way components from the factory. The speakers fit in the factory locations with minimal behind the panel modifications. I had to make 1.5" thick adapters for the woofers. These speakers sound incredible. I am also running a pair of C5-653's in the front - even more impressive. I'm using a JL HD900 amp and running a single JL 10W7AE sub. Without a doubt, the best sounding car stereo I have had. Super clean and accurate. Plenty loud too!

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ChrisB

Lafayette, Louisiana

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I Love These Speakers!

March 14, 2013

First off, I am depth limited by the 2011 Subaru WRX doors, so it ruled a lot of other drivers out of the equation without severe customization. The tweeter dropped right into the stock location with very little effort and the woofer only took a 3/4" spacer to fit in the door. Based on these limitations, I don't think a better set of components exists on the market! Another plus is that I love the way they sound.

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K

Australia

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Excellent Sound

January 7, 2013

The tweeters are excellent with really clear highs while the woofers do a solid job of the mids. I would recommend these to anyone. However to get the most out of these you should consider an amp and sub woofer in addition. Pros: Excellent highs, clarity Cons: May be slightly pricey for some

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Steini

Norway

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Good product

November 8, 2012

I would recommend this product because it is easy to mount in if u know what u are doing and it gives a clear and good sound when everything is done proper downsides: a little deep design upsides: great sound, easy to mount

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Jaci

Tucson, AZ

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Absolutely fantastic buy!!!

August 21, 2012

I bought these speakers and could not be happier! I actually replaced the Bose speakers that my car came with and the sound quality is unmatched IMO. Of course I prefer JL so I may be biased. ;) I'd recommend these to anybody.

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Jason

Wisconsin

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Excellent sound, no need to shop any farther

June 20, 2012

I have 2 sets of theese in my Tahoe and all i can say is wow. I have a crappy infinity reference amp rated at 111x4 rms and theese things are loud n crisp even with an average amp. They blend well with my 2 jlw7 12s. Akon sounds awesome and any jazzy music sounds concert hallish awesome. Rap is my main music and for this price trust my review they are worth it just buy them. I've been installing and around car stereo for 18yrs and these are the best ive heard. Its all in the installation of how your speakers sound. These sound great in any installation!

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Spencer

Los AngelesLos, CA

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amazing for the price!

January 22, 2012

I installed these in a Mini cooper powered by a JL xd400/4. The sq of these is unmatched. The highs are crisp, clear, and powerful and the mids and lows are warm and clean. Perfect speaker for my listening taste.

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th72

bakersfield, CA

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love em!!

January 11, 2012

I installed a pair of these in my 2009 chevy silverado crew cab and all i can say is wow!! i have these in the front and the c2 6.5" components in the back door, and i dont have them running on a good amp right now but im buying the xd 600/6 soon! Doing custom door panels in the front and putting two of these c5s in the door, and put a pair in the back. Clear no distortion, it was hard for me to swicth from the rockford t1 components but these are amazing! The tweeter its self lights up my truck, but im not gonna lie, i need louder!! haha i think that im used to them now i wanna go louder which i am soon. Buy them!!!

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Jonboy

Monroe, MI

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Amazing!!!

December 28, 2011

My fiancÚ bought these for me for Christmas and all I can say is WOW! I have them hooked up to JL Audio 300/4 and the sound is so amazing. Amidst all the other music coming through the speakers, the tweeters are able to still make every hit of the snare perfectly audible. (the snare usually gets drowned out by all the other music) The crossover options make fine tuning of the system even better by being able to adjust the presence of the tweeter and mid-woofer individually. I will be buying a set of the coaxial version of these speakers for my rear doors very soon and would not buy them from anywhere else other than Sonic Electronix.

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Rock N Roll

Edgewood Ky

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Sit back and enjoy

November 1, 2011

I bought theC5-650 for the front doors of my Dodge Durango already haveing tweeters in my doors the product did fit In the rear doors I installed a pair of JL C2-650X powered by a JL XD400/4 amp Behind the third seat installed a JL audio PWM110-WXJX sub Removed the factory radio and installed a Kenwood KDC348-U radio I am 58 years old never write reviews but was so blown away by this system I felt the need to let EVERYONE know what a value and quality sound will do for a person not to forget the service and knowledge from Sonic They had the right answer for all my questons I am happy with my purchase and their willingness to be there at every turn.

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chevy

Red bank NJ

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JL c5 650

September 28, 2011

I have ran the focal k2 power series probably in 2003. I went to the local shop that always did my installs, they didnt have the c5's hooked up but my guy Greg he told me to trust him. I bought a pair and they ran on a 300/4 for the front and a 300/2 for the rears and its insane, bight, clear, loud, painful. If u like clear loud music, get these speakers. I have only used focal k2 power which were 799.00 a pair. These speakers are insane,,they are easily worth the 599.00 retail tag.

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Joseph

Lompoc , CA

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Love JL Audio

June 11, 2010

I have these speakers paired with the C5-650x and the C2-690tx, all powered by a JL Audio 6-channel amp inside my Honda Ridgeline. I also have a Kicker 10" shallow mount sub with a Kicker amp. I upgraded from Pioneer "A" series speakers, and could not be happier. The JL Audio's put out Crisp, Clean sound. The 6x9's thump so hard, who needs a sub. Ok really, but they are that good. Sonic Electronix stayed on the phone with me for quite some time helping me out. Their customer service is awesome. When somebody does me right, I become a spokes person for them. I have sent many people their way and will continue to do so.

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Zakko

Seattle, WA

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An amazing set of speakers!

May 23, 2010

I have a pair of these running as my fronts on a 350Z. Even installed in the factory locations, they sound amazing. The tweeters are crystal clear and lifelike and the midtones coming out of the woofers are sublime. The crossovers offer a huge number of sound combinations (three for the woofers, four for the tweeters). It's like having an external equalizer that processes sound off the headunit. These speakers sound just about as good as my expensive Polks in the house. I tried the Infinity reference series on my car before going with these, and honestly, the difference is night and day. Don't even get me started about the HORRIBLE Bose speakers the car came with. I have no doubt that even though they're pricey, the JL's are worth every penny. I couldn't be happier.

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Konig

Palm harbor fl

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Amazing

June 30, 2009

6. Months ago I purchased the jl audio c5 comps for my maxima and wow. Great clarity. Loud. Rich bass. Def. Worth the price tag.

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Steven

Canada

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Great sounding speakers

July 11, 2008

I have two sets of these speakers hooked up and powered by a JL Audio 300/4. The mids are nice, even cranked these speakers sound amazing. The tweeters are unbelievable. I know these speakers are capable of so much but I can't even turn them up all the way. Eventually you turn them up so loud that you can not even bare to turn them up anymore and they still sound perfect. They never sound distorted, or crackly. I am very pleased with these speakers!

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Accessory Tools and Products

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12-10 AWG Butt Connectors

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Eliminates speaker panel distortion and reduces door vibration, rattles and squeaks!

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

C5-650

UPC

699440991049

Weight

7.00lbs

Internal SKU

c5650

Internal Product ID

10344

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

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