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JL Audio C2-525x

450W 5.25" 2-Way Evolution C2 Series Coaxial Car Speakers

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450W 5.25" 2-Way Evolution C2 Series Coaxial Car Speakers


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JL Audio Evolution® C2 Coaxial Speaker System
JL Audio Evolution® C2 Coaxial Speaker System

JL Audio Evolution C2 speaker systems deliver an impressive audio performance solution and value. The technology of the Evolution C2 Series has been drawn from JL Audio's experience in woofer and tweeter design. They have been engineered to deliver adequate efficiency while retaining a smooth mid-range response with low-frequency extension. Smoothness of response and the freedom from distortion are factors that make the C2 Series speakers truly one of a kind and enjoyable for everyone, and the resulting product is one that delivers performance for any car audio enthusiast at a price that won't break the bank!

Silk Dome Tweeter

Silk Dome Tweeter

JL Audio C2 tweeters incorporate silk dome diaphragms to deliver smooth high-frequency transitions, on and off axis. Silk is a natural material with inherently good characteristics as a tweeter diaphragm. In addition to being very light in weight, silk exhibits excellent damping properties, which reduces ringing and resonances in the tweeter's passband, leading to a smooth, pleasing high frequency character free from unnatural sibilance or exaggerated brightness. This is why a Silk Dome Tweeter is preferred by many audiophiles for its overall balance.

JL Audio Quality, Build and Design

JL Audio Quality, Build and Design

JL Audio Evolution C2 coaxial speaker systems feature mineral-filled polypropylene cones, long excursion capabilities and stamped steel frames. In addition, the woofer design benefits from JL Audio's vast woofer design experience and advanced modeling systems. It is this use of proper high-quality components and advances that allow the speaker to perform better than any other speaker in its price range. The C2-525x, specifically, has a respectable frequency response of 63 Hz - 22,000 Hz, a continuous-power handling of 60 watts and a solid efficiency of 89.0 dB, giving it the ability to produce smooth mid-range and highs.

Product Features:

  • 5.25" Evolution C2 Series 2-way Coaxial Car Speakers
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 450 watts per pair / 225 watts each
    • RMS: 120 watts per pair / 60 watts each
  • Recommended Power Range: 15 - 100 watts per channel
  • Injection Molded, Mica-filled Polypropylene Cone
  • Butyl Rubber Surround
  • 1.00" Voice Coil on Kapton® Former
  • Symmetrical Roll Spider
  • Ferrite Woofer Magnet
  • 0.75" Silk Dome Tweeter
  • Ferrofluid Cooling/Damping Neodymium Tweeter Magnet
  • Natural Roll-Off Low-Pass, 1st Order High-Pass Filter with Electrolytic Capacitor
  • Black steel mesh grille with satin silver accents Included
  • Top-mount depth: 2.50"
  • Cutout Dimensions: 4.56"
  • Nominal Impedance: 4 ohm
  • Efficiency: 89.0 dB @ 1 watt / 1 meter
  • Frequency Response: 63 Hz - 22 KHz ± 3 dB
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

  • Priced Per Pair

Check out the JL Audio C2-525x Owner's Manual

Product History:

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Speaker Specifications

This is the manufacturer product line of speakers.
Evolution C2 (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.
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.
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.
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.
Tweeter Size
Refers to the size of the tweeter. Typically, smaller tweeters produces less output with higher frequency response.
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.

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.
Mica Injected Polypropylene (MIPP)
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
Peak Power Handling
Peak power handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle during a brief musical burst. The RMS power range figure is a much more reliable rating for determining the speaker's power requirements. The Peak power handling specification is typically rated per speaker unless otherwise noted.
120 watts
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.
60 watts
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".
89.0 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).
63 - 22000 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
Shallow Mount Installation
This means that the subwoofer/speaker is designed to be installed in areas that do not have a lot of space. Shallow mount subwoofers are typically found under a seat or behind the seat in some trucks.

Shallow mount speakers will typically have a mounting depth of 2" or less, while shallow mount subwoofers will typically have a mounting depth of 3" or less.

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.
Cutout Dimensions
Refers to the dimensions of the hole, measured in inches, required to contain the speaker.
Speaker Grilles
A grating or screen of metal or plastic bars or wires, mounted in front of a speaker as protection. If yes, the speakers will include matching speaker grilles. If no, there are no grilles included.
Number of Speakers
This is the number of speaker that is included in the package. Each purchase will result in receiving the number of speakers indicated here. Please note that some items will have multiple woofers in the same enclosure. For sets of component speakers, this number will refer to the number of sets of speakers (For example, 2 would indicate the purchase includes 2 woofers and 2 tweeters).

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Los Angeles, CA

Good bang for the buck

October 16, 2009

Great quality, great product. Sounds awesome with outstanding clarity.

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Manitou Springs, CO

Good alternative to component speakers

December 28, 2013

These were a bit of a splurge but I think it was worthwhile to buy them. These speakers are a good answer for someone who wants to get quality lows, mids, and highs from a coaxial speaker pair. I did not want to get into high end component speakers and I am very satisfied with these. I mounted them in the rear roof of my 2000 Jeep Cherokee. They are powered by a 50 RMS x 4 Alpine amp. Previously I had some Polk Audio speakers for which I had to set the crossover at 80 or 100 so as not to distort. For these JL C2-525x's I don't use the crossover at all and I get no distortion at the same gain level I used with the Polk's. I was surprised by the quality of the lows the JL's produce being such a small size. My only suggestion to JL would be to have built them with screw down type of wire connectors.

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East Meadow, NY

Great Sound for the buck!

November 13, 2012

I am usually a component style guy, but for my auto had no choice but to get coaxials. I am happy I went with these JL Audios -- great mid/highs. Not heavy on bass as expected on coaxials but proven winner for clarity!

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Buc Nasty


Smooth Sounding

October 17, 2011

JL audio speakers will always be included on my list of speakers to consider for any future car audio system. Nice mid range, and the tweeters are impressive. I expect no low end from 5 1/4's, but these surprised me. They will not make you give up on your sub, but they do go lower than you expect. Great speakers.

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Kyle Mains

Naperville, IL

Best 2-way speakers out there!

August 17, 2009

Never have I heard such amazing bass response and lifelike highs from a 2-way speaker. Makes my old Alpine Type-R's sound like crap. If you want the best possible sound and can't get components these are your next best option.

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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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