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450W 5.25" 2-Way Evolution C3 Series Convertible Component/Coaxial Car Speaker System

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JL Audio Evolution® C3 Series Convertible Speaker System
JL Audio Evolution® C3 Series Convertible Component/Coaxial System

With the Evolution® C3 Convertible Systems, the same product can be deployed in either a Component or Coaxial configuration, delivering outstanding audio quality in each application. Long woofer excursion capability with DMA-optimized performance delivers superb mid-bass and clean mid-range output, while the powerful 1-inch (25 mm) silk dome tweeter delivers brilliant high-frequency performance. The tweeter is very special in its own right, it is a pure silk dome edge driven tweeter, which makes it larger than traditional OEM tweeters, and it allows it to player louder and with better fidelity . The woofer houses a beefy 1.2-inch voice coil that generates a stunning mid-bass output without sacrificing mid-range fidelity. In addition, the woofer offers a mineral-filled polypropylene cone, a rubber surround, and an injection-molded polymer basket.


Silk Dome Tweeter

Silk Dome Tweeter

JL Audio C3 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 Linearity and Control

JL Audio Linearity and Control

DMA is JL Audio’s proprietary Dynamic Motor Analysis system and is aimed at improving dynamic motor behavior. As a result of DMA optimization, Evolution C3 motors remain linear in motor force over an extreme range of excursion and also maintain a highly stable fixed magnetic field in the gap over a wide power range. This leads to vastly reduced distortion and faithfully reproduced transients... or put simply: tight, clean, articulate low end. Its main catalyst is the driver's robust 1.2-inch voice coil, that allows extreme linear excursion, phenomenal power handling and control, control, control.


Product Features:


 

 

 

 
  • 5.25" Evolution C3 Series 2-way Convertible Car Speakers
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 450 watts per set / 225 watts per channel
    • RMS: 150 watts per set / 75 watts per channel
  • Recommended Power Range: 25 - 150 watts per channel
  • Mineral-Filled Polypropylene Cone
  • Butyl Rubber Surround
  • Injection-molded Polymer Basket
  • 1.20" Voice Coil on Kapton® Former
  • Low-Profile, Symmetrical Roll Spider
  • Ferrite Woofer Magnet
  • 1.0" Silk Soft Dome Tweeter
  • Elevated Frame Cooling
  • Convertible Drivers: Coaxial or Component
  • Dynamic Motor Analysis (DMA) Optimized Motor
  • Ferrofluid Cooling/Damping Neodymium Tweeter Magnet
  • Fixed Angle Flush-Mount, Surface-Mount and Coaxial-Mount Systems (Tweeter)
  • 2-way crossover networks with 1st order low-pass and 2nd order high-pass filters
  • Premium Mylar® Capacitors w/ Air-Core Inductors
  • 4-Position Adjustable Tweeter Output Level
  • 3-position Mid-range Presence Control
  • Polyswitch tweeter protection
  • Black steel mesh grille with an electroformed JL Audio logo Included
  • Woofer Dimensions:
    • Top-mount depth: 2.27"
    • Cutout Dimensions: 4.56"
  • Tweeter Dimensions: (Flush Mount)
    • Top-mount depth: 0.71"
    • Cutout Dimensions: 1.875"
  • Crossover Dimensions:
    • Width: 3.36"
    • Height: 1.44"
    • Depth: 4.72"
  • Nominal Impedance: 4 ohm
  • Efficiency: 90.0 dB @ 1 watt / 1 meter
  • Frequency Response: 48 Hz - 25 KHz ± 3 dB
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

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

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Speaker Specifications

Series
This is the manufacturer product line of speakers.
Evolution C3 (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.
5-1/4"
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.
Soft Dome
Tweeter Size
Refers to the size of the tweeter. Typically, smaller tweeters produces less output with higher frequency response.
1"
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
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.
225 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.
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".
90.0 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).
48 - 25,000 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.
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.

No
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.
2.27"
Cutout Dimensions
Refers to the dimensions of the hole, measured in inches, required to contain the speaker.
4.56"
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.
Yes
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.

2 Woofers + 2 Tweeters

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Beautiful Full Sound

February 6, 2012

2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited w/ C3-525 components in front, C2-525 coax in soundbar, 8w3v in back. The C2s & C3s are powered by Vibe Deathbox Stereo 4, while sub is powered by Cadence XaH250.2. The C3s are wonderful. The highs are brilliant and fantastic and the mids are very precise. Believe it that these little things do produce some bass. Nothing crazy, but it is there, making the music full and beautiful. I definitely would power these with a nice amp though. Everything was purchased through Sonic at awesome prices and fast service.

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October 4, 2011

Love the Highs and Mids, everything hits just right. Just waiting to buy a sub to accompany them now. Probably going to go with a w6 or something similar. Wish I would've waited 2 days to purchase them though, price dropped $70. Prices are decent and they are authorized dealers for a lot of brands.

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I chose these speakers because I wanted a good crossover with my speakers. I also wanted the choice of having the tweeters mounted on the woofer because I didn't want mount the tweeter elsewhere and have to make holes in my truck door panels.
Brett D on May 9, 2015

Product Summary

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Model Number

C3-525

UPC

699440990202

Weight

5.00lbs

Internal SKU

c3525

Internal Product ID

27138

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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