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JL Audio C1-690x

6"x9" 2-way car speakers

Item # 13699045

After an extensive tour of JL Audio HQ, I got the opportunity to talk to their engineering and...

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After an extensive tour of JL Audio HQ, I got the opportunity to talk to their engineering and...

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About the JL Audio C1-690x

Starter speakers like no other

After an extensive tour of JL Audio HQ, I got the opportunity to talk to their engineering and development team about the current JL Audio lineup and upcoming projects. Given all the work they're doing with premium car audio, I was surprised by how excited they were for customers to hear their workhorse C1 Series — speakers designed for drivers simply looking for a sensible factory speaker replacement, not necessarily an audiophile-grade solution. The reason for that excitement, once I heard it, made perfect sense — every JL Audio speaker must uphold the quality and sound associated with the name. You may be looking for something that's just listenable, but what you'll get with the C1 Series is an audio experience that puts it at the top of its class. And then, just maybe, you'll end up being a JL Audio fan for life.

Starter speakers like no other

After an extensive tour of JL Audio HQ, I got the opportunity to talk to their engineering and development team about the current JL Audio lineup and upcoming projects. Given all the work they're doing with premium car audio, I was surprised by how excited they were for customers to hear their workhorse C1 Series — speakers designed for drivers simply looking for a sensible factory speaker replacement, not necessarily an audiophile-grade solution. The reason for that excitement, once I heard it, made perfect sense — every JL Audio speaker must uphold the quality and sound associated with the name. You may be looking for something that's just listenable, but what you'll get with the C1 Series is an audio experience that puts it at the top of its class. And then, just maybe, you'll end up being a JL Audio fan for life.

C1-690x

An aluminum edge-driven dome tweeter helps define this C1 speaker's distinctive sound.

What sets C1 apart?

JL Audio designed the C1 Series C1-690x 6"x9" speakers to be the very best they could be for the price. You'll find solid construction and finish, along with some eye-popping flair in its striking yellow mineral-filled polypropylene woofer. That woofer delivers impactful lows and is specially designed for a natural roll-off transition to the highs handled by the tweeter. And it's the aluminum edge-driven tweeter that gives the C1 Series its distinctive sound, setting it apart from other speakers at this price. You'll hear crisp detail in the high frequencies, incredible imaging, and minimal distortion no matter how you power them.

Why no grilles?

Most folks have no use for aftermarket grilles, opting to use their factory grilles for a streamlined look. With that in mind, JL Audio doesn't include grilles with the C1 Series, opting instead to incorporate those savings into building an all-round better speaker.

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Product highlights:

  • 6"x9" 2-way speakers (pair)
  • injection-molded mineral-filled polypropylene woofer cone with rubber surround
  • 1" aluminum edge-driven dome tweeter
  • handles up to 60 watts RMS (225 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 39-22,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 94 dB at 2.83 volts
  • top-mount depth: 2-3/4"
  • grilles not included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 99045
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What's in the box:

  • Two 2-way speakers
  • 2 Bottom mount brackets
  • Eight 1-1/2" Screws (#8)
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Two 0.187" Crimpable female quick slides
  • Two 0.110" Crimpable female quick slides
  • Owner's manual

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peter from Arroyo Hondo, NM on 5/15/2019

2017 Ford F-250 XL

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Not impressed, sound is mediocre at best. Have these in the front and went with cheaper Infinity references for the rear. The Infinity's at the rear sound clearer, fuller, louder, and well balanced. The JL Audio required using a PEQ to fully turn down 4.5 kHz (-12dB) to remove harshness. Unfortunately, I put together my system slowly and am past my return period. Going to replace the JL Audios with the update Infinity Reference and see what happens.

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Crutchfield customer from Mesa, AZ on 5/13/2019

1996 Ford F Series

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Fantastic sound, tuned to play specific frequency range. Will need a Subwoofer to pair with these to hit the lows. This is mid and high range speaker only

Pros: Fantastic sound and clarity

Cons: Not intended for low frequency bass

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Keep on rock'n

Crutchfield customer from Richland, WA on 5/12/2019

1998 Dodge Ram

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Perfect fit in my 98 Dodge truck. Good sound. Easy peasy install

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Clear and Loud

Crutchfield customer from Stanley, ND on 5/11/2019

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500

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I replace the factory Silverado speakers and it was a big help, then I paired with a little amp and OMG, very clear spin and very loud.

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Great upgrade !

Marty from Maple Ridge, BC, Canada on 4/9/2019

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I installed these in my 2007 Lexus RX400 in the front doors to replace the stock paper mark Levinson speakers. Huge quantity difference. It sure makes the vehicle more enjoyable to drive. Feel like I'm now at the concert. I've now ordered Infinity Ref3032 for the dash corners from Crutchfield.

Pros: Quick speaker delivery, quality JL product without breaking bank. Sound is so much better than stock speakers.

Cons: Not a big deal , but speakers arrived, I installed and then surprise! , installation kit arrived the next day. Everything should arrive at one time especially for a rookie like me. 4 out of 5 only because of the 2 deliveries.

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Great OEM replacement.

Crutchfield customer from Susanville, CA on 3/25/2019

2000 Mitsubishi Galant

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These speakers are overall better than stock. Which is exactly what they were designed for, basically OEM replacements. They are backed by JL's long history of making high quality products, but at entry level pricing. Install was easy with one minor setback, not the speaker, but the included spacer. The basket for the speaker was a bit to large to drop completely into the hole in my rear deck. The spacer is usually intended for bottom mounting but this was not feasible in my 2000 Mitsubishi Galant due to the trunk springs so I had to top mount my speakers. The included spacer is 3/4" thick which would have not let the speaker sit low enough for the rear deck cover to be reinstalled. I did not want to cut holes in the cover so I ordered some 1/4" spacers off of amazon and everything fit perfectly and everything still looks factory stock. Overall they sound great and I am happy with my purchase.

Pros: Quality, sound, looks

Cons: Could use more spacer options

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Mike from Hagatna, GU on 3/6/2019

2009 Toyota FJ Cruiser

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These speakers fits my 2009 FJ Cruiser well and is an excellent upgrade from the factory pair. In the dash I have a pair of Infinity Reference REF-3032cfx's and I'll be adding another pair of those in the rear. The speakers are powered a Sony WX-GS920BH which delivers more power than others in it's class that would fit my FJ. Clean, clear and enough bass when it counts. A solid choice that didn't disappoint.

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Smooth, accurate & defined with exceptional bass response!"

Garrett from Knoxville, TN on 10/21/2018

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Purchased these for the rear deck of my Acura. With a little Sound deafening treatment to the metal surface of the deck, these sound great! Fed power with the JBL CLUB 4 channel amp these provide exceptional bass response down to 39 hz. Smooth, clean, & still hit hard. Very pleased with my purchase thanks to my Crutchfield advisor.

Pros: Bass down to 39 hz. (Much lower than the 1st set of 6x9's I tried.) Not overly large. Smooth, full, & highs are not harsh

Cons: Slightly rub my trunk support/lift bars.

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David from Allentown, NJ on 10/20/2018

1966 Chevrolet Corvette

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Super sound, works great with the sound enclosures. Pairs nicely with the two 4" in the front of the car

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Cons: Would like if they offered grills, speakers are mounted in an enclosure and no front protection.

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Crutchfield customer from Camino, CA on 10/4/2018

2002 Dodge Ram 2500

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Kinda lacking in the low end, the stock speakers had a better low end

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Crutchfield customer from Knoxville, TN on 8/15/2018

2005 Nissan Xterra

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Always happy with JL products

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Greatly Disappointed

Ric from Atlanta, GA on 8/3/2018

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I needed to replace a blown Polk DB-691 6x9 in my car. I purchased the JL Audio C1-690x because I was told they were one of my few options that would fit. I wanted to be a JL Audio "fan boy", but these speakers greatly disappoint. I faded the sound to the front of my car - I side by side tested the JL Audio against the older Polk and it wasn't even close. The JL Audio lacked in bass response, the highs weren't lively, the sound played at a lower volume. I toggled the balance left and right; I even gave the JL Audio a week to break in and the sound just wasn't there. I ended up going with the Inifinity REF-9632ix - after performing the same exact test. The Infinity speakers were alive, the sound presence was back, the bass response was 10 times better, the muddied sound was gone. After a week with the Infinity's, the sound has improved more after break in. (My car - 2016 Toyota Camry - factory head unit, 40w/ch Fosgate amp, LCI 6 channel sound processor). Even though the Infinity's are listed as not fitting, a knowledgeable Crutchfield rep found that these were only slightly beyond specs. I've had JL Audio in the past, but this speaker should not be on anyone's short list.

Pros: nothing

Cons: low volume, muddied/muffled bass, highs that didn't pop or sound alive.

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Crutchfield customer from Brattleboro, VT on 7/29/2018

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Speakers sound great! Awesome bass from stock head unit and fit was perfect with supplied adapters and wiring connectors.

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Crutchfield customer from Punxsutawney, PA on 7/8/2018

2003 Mitsubishi Galant

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your staff steered me to an excellent pair of speakers...THANKS...CUSTOMER TOM COSTANZO

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Great well worth the moner

Geoff from Hinkley, CA on 3/26/2018

1997 Dodge Ram 3500

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Great. I love these speakers they sound amazing

Pros: Great sound, Easy install

Cons: no grill for top mounting

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Good sound

Goodkat from Wilmer, AL on 3/15/2018

2006 Nissan Frontier

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Sound good but need to put a amp on them

Pros: Sound good and am sure they will hold up.

Cons: The only thing I can find to gripe about is installing these speakers. When tightening the screws down the head of the screw will squash and torque the speaker surround. A small washer will fix this problem but washers are not included in the package.

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Great Ram Truck speaker upgrade

Crutchfield customer from Garden Grove, CA on 3/11/2018

2001 Dodge Ram

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I bought the speakers to replace the Boston next 97's that I put into my 2001 Dodge ram Quad cab 1500. These are a much more aggressive speaker than he Boston and fit into front doors very well. Depth was not an issue with the window. I have this connected to an old amplifier and they cannot take a lot more power than the Boston's. I'm very happy with these upgraded speakers

Pros: - Large magnet and ability to handle lots of power - great bass handling for a full range speaker - perfectly sized for 2001 Ram 1500 front doors

Cons: - none

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Great range, strong highs and bass!

Cameron from Apopka, FL on 2/28/2018

2016 Toyota Corolla

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These speakers worked wonderfully! I installed these in my Toyota Corolla 2016 S Plus along with a Pioneer GM-D1004 45 watt RMS amplifier. They have great sound, and the highs and bass don't drown each other out. This is a great, versatile product that can provide some amazing sound staging for higher frequency signal in your rear deck or back doors. I had to drill new holes to mount the product in my rear deck, but the large mounting hole made it easy to maneuver the speaker into position. I would recommend these as a great alternative to the C2 class speakers.

Pros: Great range, good price, well designed.

Cons: Speaker mounts did not fit OEM holes, and there was no installation gear.

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Crutchfield customer from Fayetteville, Tennessee on 1/30/2018

1982 Chevrolet Corvette

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These sound horrible, when turned up they distort, my alpine s series in the dash are much better speakers and if they would of fit in the rear of my vehicle I would of bought them, I always had good luck with JL audio but I would not recommend these speakers to anyone

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Crutchfield response on 1/31/2018
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Sound is great !

Troy from Mechanicsville, VA on 12/19/2017

1999 Dodge Ram

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Sound is great.

Pros: Easy install

Cons: none yet.

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Sam from Mcdonough, GA on 10/10/2017

2017 Toyota Tacoma

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Sound great. JL continues to make great products.

Pros: Sound, quality, proce

Cons: Noen

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Crutchfield customer from Athens, OH on 7/16/2017

1995 Dodge Ram 1500

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fit like a dream and sound is great

Pros: great sound

Cons: none

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More details on the JL Audio C1-690x

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Features & specs

General
Speaker Size 6X9
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design 1" Edge-Driven Dome
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Tweeter Composition Aluminum
Woofer Composition Mineral-Filled injection-Molde
Woofer Surround Rubber
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Specifications
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) 91.5
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts 94
Frequency Response 39 - 22k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage 10
Maximum RMS Wattage 60
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 225
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 2 13/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 3 9/16
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 0

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Features

Woofers: Each JL Audio C1 speaker features a mineral-filled, injection-molded polypropylene woofer cone with a rubber surround.

Tweeters: The 1" edge-driven, aluminum dome tweeters are damped by a silk surround suspension.

Power Handling: JL Audio publishes several power specifications for this speaker, 60 watts continuous power handling (RMS), 225 watts peak music power, and 10-100 watts recommended amplifier power (RMS). We've listed the conservative combination of 10-60 watts RMS in the specs table.

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Are these 4ohm or 2 ohm ?
[ Pat  Jan 24, 2018 ]
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4 ohm nominal
[ Lavern  Jan 24, 2018 ]

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