JL Audio C5-653 3-Way Component System, Woofer, Tweeter and Mid-Range – #99125


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JL Audio C5-653 3-Way Component System

  • 3-way external crossover with 4-position tweeter level and 3-position mid-range control
  • Quick slides and other speaker connectors included
  • Power range: 25-75 watts RMS (225 watts peak)
  • Frequency response: 48-25,000 Hz
  • Cast alloy frame with Elevated Frame Cooling

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Product Description

JL Audio C5-653 3-Way Component System, Woofer, Tweeter and Mid-Range

JL Audio C5-653 smoothness and transparency of a high-end silk dome tweeter combines with top-flight component mid-range driver and woofer performance to create a loudspeaker system with exceptional refinement and dynamic capability.

The C5-653 system features 6.5-inch (165 mm) component woofers with Kurt Müller cones and suspensions and die-cast alloy baskets. The woofer design benefits from JL Audio’s vast woofer design experience and advanced modeling systems.

The 4-inch (100 mm) midrange drivers also benefit from Kurt Müller cones and suspensions and are built on a stamped steel chassis with removable mounting tabs. This allows them to be installed in a variety of mounting applications.

The JL Audio C5-653 component tweeters are built with 0.75-inch silk dome diaphragms that deliver smooth, extended response, on and off axis. Flush-mounting and surface-mounting fixtures are included to fit a wide variety of installation needs. The flush-mount fixtures feature our RSR (Ratcheting Swivel Rotation) mechanism to allow precise tweeter aiming after installation.

JL Audio C5-653 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!

Woofer and mid-range speaker grilles are included, each consisting of a black grille tray and a black steel mesh grille with an electroformed JL Audio logo.


Cast Alloy Baskets

The Evolution JL Audio C5-653 component speakers feature cast alloy woofer baskets and incorporate JL Audio’s patented Elevated Frame cooling system. This cooling technology, also found on the flagship ZR component systems and W7 and W6v2 subwoofers, allows air to flow directly across the top plate and onto the voice coil windings to improve linearity at all listening levels.

Motor Structure

The DMA (Dynamic Motor Analysis)-optimized motor structure adds to speaker linearity.

Woofer Cones

The cone and suspension elements were designed and manufactured by the world-famous Dr. Kurt Müller & Co of Germany. The speakers feature low-mass, mineral-filled polypropylene cones with butyl rubber surrounds. The cone and surround are inherently well damped to deliver uncoloured, neutral bass without any colouration. The speakers are also equipped with symmetrical-roll, hybrid-weave spiders.



Like the woofers, the mid-range drivers are designed by Dr. Kurt Müller & Co and use DMA (Dynamic Motor Analysis), mineral-filled polypropylene cones, butyl rubber surrounds, and symmetrical-roll spiders.


The 4″ midrange drivers will fit many factory 4″ speaker locations; they are top mounted and have these dimensions:

Depth (top mount): 1.632″
Mounting height: 0.291″
Flange height: 0.291″
Magnet Diameter: 2.814″
Cutout diameter: 3.566″
Frame diameter: 3.968″

Silk Domes

The JL Audio C5-653  component system’s 3/4″ edge driven silk dome tweeters offer smooth on-axis and off-axis response for accurate imaging and a big, stable soundstage.

Neodymium Magnets

The small neodymium magnets and small chassis give you excellent tweeter placement flexibility.


Each pair of JL Audio C5-653  tweeters is tested and matched to within 1 dB of JL Audio’s reference curve to ensure optimum system performance.

Mounting Options

The tweeters can be surface mounted or flush mounted. JL Audio’s RSR flush mounting system permits adjusting the tweeter angle after installation; there are four positions for angling the tweeter inside the flush mount.


Three-way Crossover System

The JL Audio C5-653  component system utilizes a true 3-way 12 dB/octave crossover system. There are four tweeter level settings selectable via jumper pins: +2.0dB, Reference, -1.5dB, and -3.0dB. There are also three levels of midrange presence (affects the amplitude of the upper woofer range): Low, Reference, and High.


Polyswitch tweeter protection is incorporated into each crossover system.

Barrier Strips

Each crossover’s connections are screw terminals that will accommodate spade connectors up to 0.315″ wide.


The JL Audio C5-653  crossover has the following dimensions:

Width: 4.16″
Height: 1.70″
Depth: 5.88″
Connection Note: The JL Audio C5-653 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.

Additional Information

General Specifications

Continuous Power Handlin – 75 W
Peak Music Power – 225 W
Recommended Amplifier Power – 25 – 150 W / Ch.
System Efficiency – 89.5 dB @ 1 W / 1 m
System Nominal Impedance – 4 Ω
System Frequency Response – 48 Hz – 25 KHz ± 3 dB

Woofer Physical Specifications

Frame Outer Diameter – 6.52 in / 166 mm
Grille Tray Outer Diameter – 6.76 in / 172 mm
Motor Outer Diameter – 3.54 in / 90 mm
Frontal Grille Protrusion – 0.98 in / 25 mm
Mounting Hole Diameter – 5.56 in / 141 mm
Mounting Depth – 2.54 in / 65 mm
Frontal Grille Protrusion – 0.83 in / 21 mm
Mounting Hole Diameter – 3.625 in / 92 mm

Midrange Physical Specifications

Frame Outer Diameter – 3.94 in / 100 mm
Grille Tray Outer Diameter – 4.76 in / 121 mm
Motor Outer Diameter – 2.83 in / 72 mm
Mounting Depth – 1.62 in / 41 mm

Tweeter Physical Specifications

Flush Mount Fixture Diameter – 1.75 in / 44.5 mm
Surface Mount Fixture Diameter – 1.61 in / 41 mm
Flush Mount Mounting Hole Diameter – 1.50 in / 38 mm
Flush Mount Mounting Depth – 0.56 in / 14.2 mm
Flush Mount Protrusion – 0.36 in / 91 mm
Surface Mount Protrusion – 0.87 in / 22 mm

Crossover Physical Specifications

Width – 4.17 in / 106 mm
Height – 1.68 in / 43 mm
Depth – 5.86 in / 149 mm

Speaker Size


RMS Power

56 to 75 Watts

Speaker Design

3-Way, Component Systems, Tweeter

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