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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-06-2008, 09:17 AM Thread Starter
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Thoughts on JL C5-650

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Now that I got my New Alpine 9887 I think I want to replace my Mid's and High's. I just really don't like what I currently have. I want something with a softer tweeter and is going to stand up to my beating.

I need something that is going to sound good cranked or just jaming some jazz or something soft.


I have owned MB Quart in the past, am not aposed to them as well. I don't want to throw down the cash for Q's though. I have been out of the Car audio stuff for so long, and Quart has changed their product line a bit, I don't know what is good and what isn't.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-06-2008, 09:55 AM
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Does infinity still make their kappa series? I have head them in the past but I dont know how they are these days.

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lmao! Nevermind. You dont like them

"I am myself looking at a pair of these. I currently have a set of Infinities and hate them. I want something with a softer sounding tweeter."

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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-06-2008, 11:21 AM
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I've wanted to hear those. I've got some JL CSi series in my car that sound fucking amazing -- just need to fix a door panel space issue that distorts the sound due to the rubber surrounds hitting the panel when played loud.

You can't help me out with that, can ya, Eric?

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I've wanted to hear those. I've got some JL CSi series in my car that sound fucking amazing -- just need to fix a door panel space issue that distorts the sound due to the rubber surrounds hitting the panel when played loud.

You can't help me out with that, can ya, Eric?


I have the same issue in my Z right now. I need to build a better spacer. My current spacer is causing the rubber surround to do the same thing. I just need to get out there and do it.

Don't you drive a G35?
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I have the same issue in my Z right now. I need to build a better spacer. My current spacer is causing the rubber surround to do the same thing. I just need to get out there and do it.

Don't you drive a G35?
WRX aka the "We made it nearly impossible for you fuckers to upgrade the speakers in this car!" car.

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WRX aka the "We made it nearly impossible for you fuckers to upgrade the speakers in this car!" car.

My Z is just about as bad. Running speaker wire to the doors was next to imposible.
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My Z is just about as bad. Running speaker wire to the doors was next to imposible.
I haven't even wanted to take on that feat. Installing the speakers was a big enough bitch. With a .75" spacer, plus another .5" in washers to space the spacers out, even still, my window will at times, make contact with the magnet, when rolling it down.

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I haven't even wanted to take on that feat. Installing the speakers was a big enough bitch. With a .75" spacer, plus another .5" in washers to space the spacers out, even still, my window will at times, make contact with the magnet, when rolling it down.

Ya, that definalty sucks. I know mine right now are spaced to far out, and the speaker rubs the door panel. I can set them back more so I am going to build a smaller spacer, I really don't need anything larger then 1/2''
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Sounds like you guys need some kick panels!

Beej, I have never heard those JLs in person, but I have had pretty good experience with some of their other speakers. I ran their entry level TRs (5x7) and they got dang loud and sounded alright. Not a ton of midbass or exceptional detail, just loud and decently clean. I then ran a set of XRs and they were quite a bit better. Still got loud, more midbass, and the highs were crisp without ripping your head off. They don't like a ton of power thrown at them if you send them anything below 100hz though. At reasonable volumes, or with th appropriate crossover setting, they do well. I now use them for rear fill with about 75w RMS getting 90hz and up and they've been solid for that purpose.

I would imagine those JL components will be even better. I haven't priced them to know what your budget is. That said, if you can swing it, I highly recommend Boston Acoustic Pro60s. They are well known for handling GOBS of power, good midbass, and staying very clear even at ridiculous volumes. I've been extremely happy with mine. I run them active with considerable tuning, but they sounded great even with the passive crossovers that come with them.
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We have them in the board. They use much of the ZR technology with a silk tweeter. Nice.
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