JL Audio C5-525

450W 5.25" Evolution C5 Series 2-Way Component Speaker System

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    JL Audio Evolution® C3 Series Convertible Speaker System
    JL Audio Evolution® C5 Series Component Speaker System

    Evolution™ C5 is serious product, engineered by JL Audio to meet the demands of the toughest acoustic and environmental conditions in the high-fidelity world. It is not about cute buzzwords or the exotic material of the month... it's all about making your music come alive with realism and excitement. C5 woofers and tweeters are precision-built in Germany alongside JL's flagship ZR components, incorporating their exclusive DMA-optimized motor and patented Elevated Frame Cooling technologies. Particular emphasis has been placed on off-axis response and dynamic stability which might not be that important during a five minute evaluation on a demo board, but makes all the difference when installed in your car. The system is comprised of high-end silk dome tweeters, die-cast alloy baskets, and renowned Kurt Müller designed cones and suspensions. In addition, C5 crossover networks are compact and built with premium component parts, including Mylar® capacitors and segmented air-core inductors. Four levels of tweeter attenuation are provided, as well as three levels of mid-range presence adjustment, for twelve possible voicing combinations! The combination of these components provide smooth and transparent audio for the true Audiophile!


    Silk Dome Tweeter

    Silk Dome Tweeter

    JL Audio C5 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. The small size of the tweeter minimizes tweeter protrusion, allowing it to easily fit behind most factory speaker grilles.

    JL Audio Linearity and Control

    Unparalleled Build and Precision

    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 C5 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. In addition, JL Audio turns to their partners at Germany's Dr. Kurt Müller & Co. for critical cone and suspension elements that provide unparalleled woofer performance.


    Product Features:


     

     

     

     
    • 5.25" Evolution C5 Series 2-way Component 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
    • Cast Alloy Frame/Basket
    • Elevated Frame Cooling
    • Ferrite Woofer Magnet
    • 1.00" Voice Coil on Kapton® Former
    • Low-Profile, Symmetrical Roll Spider
    • Dynamic Motor Analysis (DMA) Optimized Motor
    • 0.75" Silk Soft Dome Tweeter
    • Ferrofluid Cooling/Damping Neodymium Tweeter Magnet
    • 2-way Crossover Network w/ 2nd Order Low-Pass and 2nd Order High-Pass Circuit
    • 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: 2.23"
      • Cutout Dimensions: 4.48"
    • Tweeter Dimensions: (Flush Mount)
      • Top-mount depth: 0.56"
      • Cutout Dimensions: 1.50"
    • Crossover Dimensions:
      • Width: 3.36"
      • Height: 1.44"
      • Depth: 4.72"
    • Nominal Impedance: 4 ohm
    • Efficiency: 88.5 dB @ 1 watt / 1 meter
    • Frequency Response: 53 Hz - 25 KHz ± 3 dB
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    • 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 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.
    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.
    Dome
    Tweeter Size
    Refers to the size of the tweeter. Typically, smaller tweeters produces less output with higher frequency response.
    3/4"
    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".
    88.5 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).
    53 - 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.
    2.23"
    Cutout Dimensions
    Refers to the dimensions of the hole, measured in inches, required to contain the speaker.
    4.48"
    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.
    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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    Anthony

    Saint Paul, MN

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    Would Buy Again!

    April 17, 2011

    These speakers are excellent; very crisp highs, just enough midbass to keep you interested, and they are built with quality materials that will last.

    I bought these to get just out of the entry level sets, but didn't want to pay big for the higher end speakers.

    I am no audiophile, but these speakers bring music to life. I had a factory Bose system that these replaced, and I couldn't be happier with my choice. I also will no longer be using MP3 320 bit rate music with this system... They definitely bring out the imperfections of your source.

    Overall, I am very happy with my purchase, and Sonic is the only place I go for my mobile electronics needs.

    Thanks again!

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    April 16, 2009

    great price on an exceptional product

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    Porsche 911 993 w/ HiFi option install

    December 14, 2011

    The 130mm mid-woofer's frame architecture is shared with that used in 993s HiFi spkr option making a direct fit into the Transmission Line aligned bass reflex door mounted HiFi enclosures. The C5 soft dome tweeters also can be installed into the original curved door mounted tweeter pods, but a small amount of creativity is needed. The superb performance of the Jl Audio enhanced Porsche OEM HiFI option being run by the OEM Radio and Nokia amp will astound you. Install the XO supplied in the kit and bypass the crummy OEM mid-range of the HiFi option. An excellent Audio Upgrade awaits! You'll thank me.

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    wow JL Audio speakers sound insanely Good!

    August 15, 2012

    these components sound amazing. if you are thinking of buying these but are not sure if you should, please take my advice and buy them. they sound incredible! the bass on the midrange is very strong and the tweeter just gives it that perfect clarity. when listening to Acoustic music like the Eagles song Hotel California the guitar sounds as if you were having a private concert, i also listen to creed and even their music sounds insanely good. i tested these components with Bass Head music, for those of you who like to compete you guys know how low the hertz can get on low bass music. well these components have been able to hit good low hertz with out distortion and even make my door mirrors flex. the bad is the cost of these speakers are pretty high but worth every penny, thats pretty much all the bad i have to say. the crossover is a good size its big but not that big. they can be hidden under the carpet in the front by your gas and brake pedal so no one can see what you have just hear the sound Quality. i have owned these JL Audio components for about 7 months and dont regret buying them. i love them a lot and i will never go back to the old brand i used to use for years.

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    Product Summary

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    C5-525

    UPC

    699440991001

    Weight

    6.00lbs

    Internal SKU

    c5525

    Internal Product ID

    15050

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