About the JL Audio C3-650
Versatile speaker system for any space
Versatile speaker system for any space
JL Audio's Evolution C3 speaker systems allow you to choose the best configuration for great sound in your vehicle. Mount the woofers and tweeters separately, and a C3 component system will fill your car with incredibly detailed, rich, and crystal-clear music, perfectly positioned in your listening space. In vehicles with limited space, you can mount the C3 tweeter inside the woofer to create a full-range, coaxial speaker that still performs with breathtaking impact.
Advanced material construction leads to clean musical reproduction
The C3-650 component system uses a 6-1/2" mica-filled polypropylene woofer that covers the midrange and low frequencies strongly and accurately. A specially designed frame resists unwanted resonances, keeping your music free from interference. If you mount the tweeter separately, simply install a phase plug into the woofer and the sound will disperse smoothly throughout your vehicle.
Silk tweeters and versatile crossover networks
The C3 tweeters use ferrofluid cooling to handle extreme levels of high-frequency information without overheating. Mounted separately or coaxially, these 1" silk dome tweeters broadcast crisp musical detail evenly without harshness. Separate, outboard crossovers use premium components to direct the signal flow to your woofers and tweeters. You can select from three midrange settings and four levels of tweeter presence to match the speaker system to your listening environment.
Installation note: You'll need a pair of our universal backstraps to install the tweeters in the factory locations.
Priced per pair
- component speaker system includes two 6-1/2" woofers, 2 tweeters, two external crossovers, and two woofer grilles
- mica-filled polypropylene woofer with butyl rubber surround
- glass-filled polymer frame with Elevated Frame Cooling
- 1" silk dome tweeter
- 2-way external crossover with adjustments for coaxial or separate tweeter placement, and 4-position tweeter level
- tweeter mounts for separate or coaxial installations included
- phase plug provided when tweeter mounted separately
- handles up to 75 watts RMS (150 watts peak)
- frequency response: 48-25,000 Hz
- sensitivity: 90 dB
- depth: 2-9/16"
- grilles included
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # 99022
What's in the box:
- 2 Woofers
- 2 Tweeters
- 2 Crossovers
- 2 Woofer grilles
- 2 Flush mount tweeter housings
- 2 Surface mount tweeter housings
- 2 Coaxial mount tweeter fixtures
- 2 Metal spring clips for tweeter fixtures
- Two M4x30mm Pan-head machine screws
- 2 Crimp-on 0.187" Male quick slides
- 2 Crimp-on 0.110" Male quick slides
- 2 Crimp-on 0.25" Female quick slides
- 2 Crimp-on 0.187" Female quick slides
- 4 Crimp-on 0.110" Female quick slides
- 12 Crimp-on spade connectors
- Four 1" Flat head self-tapping screws
- Twelve 1-1/8" Pan head self-tapping screws
- 8 Speed clips
- Owner's manual
- Woofer cutout template
JL Audio C3-650 reviews
I recently installed these speakers in my 2003 Honda Civic sedan with the tweeters on axis on the a pillars head unit is A pioneer deh 80 prs with a mosconi as 100.4 amp and all I can say is wow great staging and powerful clean sound
Pros: Well built good midbass when installed in doors that have been sound deadened
Cons: None so far
6 of 6 found this helpful
the speakers sound fantastic but the speaker terminals where you attach the speaker wire are cheap and flimsy.
Cons: Cost and terminals are cheap
3 of 29 found this helpful
Been there done that with audio electronics, my son blew the cheaper speakers, I had, won't name them. I have a 2005 GMC Extended cab truck, it had the bose system before I replaced the cheap factory crap. So here's the scoop, these JL Audio C3-650 are not the most expensive or best on the market but these bad boys hold there own. I've been researching replacement speakers for over a month, from Hertz to tin buck two. Like I said been there done that for a long time, since 1983. Now I'm grown up not really, but an electronic engineer. But I love LOUD HARD and CLEAR ROCK N ROLL. I travel the world so you get the picture. What these speakers bring to the table is clear loud music no matter what your kind of music is. I also have two 12's subs keeping the bass. the cross overs are awesome and wont blow, when it gets to hot it cuts off the speaker, and goes into time out and doesn't burn up. I could say a lot more stuff to wow you, but I'll let the speakers do that. I very much recommend these speakers to anybody who cant afford the higher end, by the way I liked them so much I bought another pair, now I'm, really rocking. Just make sure your amp has a HPF filter they are not made for bass. the bass freq will blow them if you go above the recommended spec. My next step will be two 10w6v3d4'S TO really ROCK. By the way Crutchfield goes out of there way to accommodate any and all questions, no question is to dumb for them, the only stupid question is the one not asked.
Pros: The Whole system
Cons: not a thing
15 of 21 found this helpful
Just hooked these up with a Alpine HU and a Fosgate amp and they sound amazing... they have a clean smooth, rich, bassy sound to them, just enough highs to sound great! I have C3-600's in the front doors that sound about the same, together with a JL Audio bass and they create a music experience.. I've done very little adjusting with the head unit EQ and I've just been amazed,, JL Audio makes some incredible speakers.. I can't say enough about them..
Pros: Good rich clean sound.. They just sound great..
Cons: I have nothing here..
8 of 9 found this helpful
I had these installed my a custom shop here in town. Soundsational does excellent work anyone in the Indianapolis area. One of the component sets blew the woofer because i had them running off of the head unit power. Crutchfield immediately sent out a replacement to swap them out, great customer service! I paired these with a JL audio XD600/6 and ran 4 channels to these and the other 2 to the rear speakers. Wow, what a difference. Pair these with a good, clean amp and you are in business.
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More details on the JL Audio C3-650
Features & specs
|Speaker Size||6 1/2|
|Tweeter Design||1" Dome|
|Woofer Composition||Mineral-filled poly|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter)||90|
|Sensitivity at 2.83 volts||N/A|
|Frequency Response||48 - 25k Hz|
|Minimum RMS Wattage||25|
|Maximum RMS Wattage||75|
|Peak Power Handling (Watts)||225|
|Top-mount Depth (Inches)||2 9/16|
|Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)||2 3/4|
|Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)||5 9/16|
Woofers: The JL Audio Evolution C3-650 convertible component system includes woofers with injection-molded polymer frames, mineral filled polypropylene cones, rubber surrounds, ferrite magnets, and 1" voice coils with Kapton formers. In the center of each cone is a phase plug; the phase plug can be removed and the tweeter mounted in its place to create a coaxial speaker.
Tweeters: The 1" silk dome tweeters are Ferro fluid cooled and use neodymium magnets. Silk is lightweight and great for high frequency extension and efficiency. It is also designed for durability in the extreme automotive environment. Flush mount and surface mount housings are included, along with fixtures to coaxially mount the tweeters to the woofers.
|Frame Diameter||Cutout Diameter||Mounting Height||Mounting Depth|
|Surface Mount||1.926"||Screw holes only||0.981"||Screw depth only|
Coaxial Mounting: The tweeters can be mounted in the center of the woofers to create coaxial speakers. When the tweeters are mounted to the woofers the speaker is taller; the mounting height increases to 0.775", 0.575" for the tweeter protrusion.
Two-way Crossover System: The C3 component system utilizes a 2-way crossover system with Mylar capacitors and air-core inductors:
- High Pass: second order (12 dB/octave slope); four tweeter level settings are selectable to compensate for mounting location or orientation; +2.0 dB, Reference, -2 dB, and -4 dB
- Low Pass: first order (6 dB/octave slope)
- Midrange Presence: there are three settings that affect the amplitude of the upper midrange response, designed to compensate for mounting location or orientation; choose High, Reference, or Low
Tweeter Protection: The crossover network has an electronic tweeter protection circuit built in; it monitors the current and disconnects the tweeter when it senses and overload. The circuit automatically resets once the overload is removed.
Crossover Wiring: The terminal strip will accept bare wire or spade connectors up to 0.32" wide (the included crimp-on spade connectors are 0.255" wide).
- Width: 3.368"
- Height: 1.415"
- Depth: 4.739" (plus wire)
Connection Note: The C3 component system comes with no speaker wire. Instead, a number of spade connectors and quick slides are included in the hardware pack to be crimped onto speaker wire you provide.
Size Classification Note: Crutchfield has traditionally referred to this size speaker as a 6-3/4", while some manufacturers, including JL Audio, call it a 6-1/2". Please enter your vehicle information to confirm fit.
Power Handling: JL Audio publishes several power specifications for this speaker, 75 watts continuous power handling (RMS), 225 watts peak music power, and 25-150 watts recommended amplifier power (RMS). We've listed the conservative combination of 25-75 watts RMS in the specs table.
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