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JL audio c2 690TX opinions?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by mattraptor, Jan 18, 2016.

  1. Jan 18, 2016 at 7:15 PM
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    I can get a good deal on a set of JL c2 690TX 3way 6x9 speakers. Just wondering if anyone on here has had any experience/opinions with these? I guess I'm wondering if you guys think the hassel of making them fit where the stock 5x8s go in the doors are worth it? Also I have an 09 aclb TRD off road. It sounds like there are speakers in the roof above my head. Anyone know what size they are?
     
  2. Jan 19, 2016 at 12:40 AM
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    Front door speakers are 6 x 9, you'll just need a spacers/adapters.
     
  3. Jan 19, 2016 at 6:28 AM
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    Right on. Thanks
     
  4. Jan 19, 2016 at 10:36 AM
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    Anyone had any experiences with these though? It seems most people opt for 6.5" round in the doors, are 6x9s a bad choice?
     
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    Depends on what you are are ultimately going for. The reason why 6.5 are more popular is because there are more options. Options for 6x9's are often limited when looking at high end speakers. That does not mean that 6x9's are inferior to 6.5 speakers. If everything else is equal, you will actually have better midbase (surface area) with 6x9's, but most people often substitute this with a sub when using 6.5 speakers.

    The 6x9's you mention will be a decent upgrade over stock and you will be happy with them. There are higher end options out there...but like i said...you may be limited to 6.5's. I would also seriously consider running an amp with the speakers, as it will make a significant difference.
     
  6. Jan 20, 2016 at 11:53 AM
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    Thanks for the input guys! I would be powering them with am amp in the future but I'll be using my kenwood kdcx300 for now. I think I'd like to stick with jl for the amp when I get one. Is there any advantage to using an a/b or d class amp for the door speakers?
     
  7. Jan 20, 2016 at 6:10 PM
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    Class D amps are more efficient vs class AB. The general consensus has been, that class AB is the better option in regards to SQ...(sound quality).
    I'm not so sure that the consensus is true today. Class D amps have come a very long way since there initial conception and I believe that they are on par with class AB in SQ. I am running a JL HD900.5 amp, which is class D, and I'm very satisfied with the unit.

    JL makes great amps, but there are other, more affordable options out there as well. If you are set on JL, I would look into JL's XD series amps, as well as jbl's GTO series amps. There are tons of options out there that I have not mentioned...just make sure you do your due diligence and read reviews and ask more questions when the time comes.

    I would also highly recommend using dynamat or something similar...noico is a good alternative. It is definitely worth the investment as it will allow you get the most out of your speakers....especially midbase.
     

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