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JBL GTO8608C

6" x 8" / 5" x 7" 2-Way Car Component Speakers System

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JBL GTO8608C

6" x 8" / 5" x 7" 2-Way Car Component Speakers System

$79.99

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Professional JBL Sound:

With the long history of professional audio equipment manufactured my JBL, it is no surprise that the Grand Touring Series (GTO) produce some of the finest sound available for car speakers. By integrating the majority of JBL's top car speaker technology, these speakers are able to effectively deliver truly stunning audio, while keeping the price affordable for everyone. For those that are looking for a quality car speaker that will not only sound great, but also keep more money in your pockets. Put your trust in JBL and these Grand Touring Series speakers.




The Sound of quality

Sonic Electronix, one of the leaders in car audio, recently visited Harman, the premium global audio and infotainment group, at their research and development locations in Northridge, California and Detroit, Michigan. The purpose of these visits was to utilize and combine the powerful brand of Harman and the industry leading knowledge behind Sonic Electronix to begin working together on developing future car audio projects.


JBL GTO939

General Features:

  • 6" x 8" Grand Touring Series 2-way Component Car Speakers System
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 420 watts per set / 210 watts each side
    • RMS: 140 watts per set / 70 watts each side
  • Plus One cone material
  • Low-distortion, low-Q woofer
  • Outboard passive crossover with tweeter-level adjustment, poly caps and tweeter protection
  • Mylar/titanium composite dome tweeters
  • I-Mount and Starfish mounting system
  • Frequency response: 50-21,000 Hz
  • 2 ohms impedance
  • Sensitivity: 92 dB
  • Cutout dimensions: 7-3/16" x 4-15/16"
  • Top-mount depth: 2-1/4"
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

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

Product History:

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(newest, current model)
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(previous model, replaced by JBL GTO8608C)

Speaker Specifications

Series
This is the manufacturer product line of speakers.
GTO (JBL)
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" x 8" (also mounts in most 5" x 7" locations)
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.

Titanium
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.
Plus One
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.
210 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.
70 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".
92 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).
50 - 21,000 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.
2 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.
2-1/4"
Cutout Dimensions
Refers to the dimensions of the hole, measured in inches or millimeters, required to contain the speaker.
7-3/16 x 4-15/16 
Hi-Res Audio Compatible
This feature refers to if the product is capable of Hi-Res Audio (HRA) playback.
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.
No
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).

Please refer to the product image and description for further details about the speaker.

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
73%
4 Star
20%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
7%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.6
Value
4.5
Features
4.8
Design
4.6
Usability
4.8
zer0

winchester, MA

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Great Speakers!

May 11, 2010

I have owned these speakers for six months and they are great. The highs, mids, and lows sounds fabulous. The sound is very crisp and clear. JBL is an excellent sound system company and they proved this to me with these speakers because they really do bring my music to life and i have had a friend comment that it feels like hes up front at a concert. I would definitely buy this product again top notch and sonic electronix delivered it on time.

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Corey

Fort Smith, AR

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Outstanding sound and performance

April 13, 2014

I installed these speakers in the front doors of my 2011 Ford Fusion, which is definitely not an easy task, and I couldn't be more happy with the sound. I am truly impressed with how clear, crisp and detailed the music is, and I'm even playing it through a LOC and a factory radio. I installed my speakers with the JBL504EZ amp, a perfect combination. Super easy install. What impresses me the most is that the speakers do not fatigue your ears, despite the fact that the tweeters are titanium. They really are clear and loud and I would absolutely recommend them to any Ford owners. Very reasonable price for the quality you get.

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John

Virginia Beach, VA

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Great Product

March 30, 2014

10 Ford FX4 dbl cab. Replaced the Sony upgrAde speakers with these. Not only is the sound cleaner but the low mids are louder and the highs are crisper. The fact that they are 2 ohm allows the AMP to increase it's rated RMS power. What a product!

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Alan

Whitehall, MT

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Great Speakers

November 10, 2012

I have always liked JBL speakers since I built a home stereo years ago in the 80s. Great speaker for the car. Everyone that has heard my system likes there sound.

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Logan

Dallas, Tex

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Great speakers

November 23, 2015

Love them. Pain to install yourself and the crossover is quite large but overall they sound amazing. Things are screamin.

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Adam

Union, New Jersey

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Great product, great price

September 17, 2014

I bought a pair of JBL component speakers and i was extremely impressed with the product and the quality of the brand. The day after i installed the component speakers I decided to order the coaxials for ny rear speakers. I have a 2008 mazda 3 hatch with 2 12" kickers in a ported box and these speakers supplement the bass extremely well while supllying crystal clear highs and decent mids. Im currently running the speakers through my stock head unit and plan on reamping them soon. Great product. Recommended for anyone looking to upgrade for cheap.

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Luke

Litchfield, CT

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Loud and clear

November 23, 2012

I drive a convertible Mustang and was desperately in need of new sound that would be loud enough for top down highway driving. Success. These speakers f***ing rock. No noticeable distortion yet and crystal clear highs.
Upon opening the box I was amazed by the sheer number of parts, however after the initial shock I was pleased with the variety of mounting options. Great buy. 100% recommended.

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nick

Roseburg, OR

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best sounding speakers

February 2, 2015

great fit awesome sounding they sound better than my MB quarts speakers

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Joe

California

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Great Sound

February 1, 2014

The speakers are pretty nice. They have a great range of sound and really hit the highs. I put these in a 2006 Ford Ranger XL and they sounded great, especially for the price.

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BOB

SOUTH SALEM, NY

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Sounds Amazing !

January 16, 2014

I replaced the Infinity 6x8 3-way speakers with these and they out sound anything else I have used. Concert sounding from your car. Done.

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Derek

Overland Park, KS

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I love JBL!

September 24, 2013

These are some great speakers, and at great value too! Too bad they are discontinued... The tweeters and really fire out some loud and clear sound! Just don't turn it up to loud, or you'll hurt your ears, lol (before you break your speakers). 5 stars!

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Blah

Texas

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Decent

April 10, 2016

Pretty easy to install. AnYonex should not have an issue with that. Sounds is decent. I like loud highs. And this just didn't really get it done for me. But the guy I didn't the install was happy so I guess that's what matters.

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Silver bullet 08

Pearland TX

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Great value for the money

April 8, 2016

They sound amazing I am having an issue with 1 of the tweeters but other than that I would buy these again. I only gave 4 stars for durability because of the issue with the tweeter. Hopefully I can get it resolved soon and go back to jamming. I'm going to amp this setup soon also.

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Chodyykinphile

Renton WA

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Not what I expected

March 30, 2016

Well it was to good to be true the GTO8608C's are ok in truth they are ggod for the price but just cant hang at the SPL level I need. I have over 180w RMS to each from my Zapco they are crossed over correctly and they sound fine to a point then almost without any warning they distort beyond acceptable like an on / off switch. my amp has almost 14v and is not hot or clipping in the least. very sad I guess for $85 they are fine just not the JBL performance I grew up with.

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Robert

Madera, CA

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Awesome value

March 27, 2016

I purchased these speakers for my Harley and they sound incredible. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for an awesome sound. You will not be disappointed.

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Christopher D on Jun 14, 2016
Backed by a good brand, good price, specs are great for the price and the materials used
Carlos S on Nov 19, 2015
Have always had JBL speakers in car stereo, home audio and replacement speakers in guitar amps. jbl has it's own sound and durability, in my opinion...the best there is....period.
yellow dog guitars on Mar 11, 2016
Great price! Good reviews.
MITCH H on Oct 25, 2015
Will these speakers connect to factory 2005 Ford f150 wires or do I need an adapter?
casu09 on Dec 5, 2015
Best Answer: You either need an adapter or cut the factory plug off and get some Shielded/Insulated male and female crimp terminals from auto zone /home depot/radio shack,etc. I found the factory Plug on my E-250 to be chinsy and the contact points very small so I chose to cut them off and use crimp terminals.
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what is the surround for the JBL GTO8608C made of, rubber or ???
Don B on Aug 25, 2014
Best Answer: I dont know what its made of but the product is fantastic.100% recommended
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

GTO8608C

UPC

050036930420

Weight

6.00lbs

Internal SKU

gto8608c

Internal Product ID

19629

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.

Product Name: JBL GTO8608C