Overview: C3 Speaker Systems

Clean and powerful sound with unmatched versatility.

Engineered to deliver outstanding sound quality with the ultimate in installation flexibility, C3 convertible speaker systems can be installed in a conventional coaxial format or as a true component setup with separated woofer and tweeter. Designed using JL Audio's advanced technologies, C3 component woofers feature beefy 1.2-inch (30.5 mm) voice coils and generate stunning mid-bass output and smooth mid-range fidelity. C3's 1-inch silk dome tweeters include fixtures for surface, flush and coaxial mounting for brilliant high-frequency extension from all installation vantages. Encased in a compact chassis with premium components, C3 crossover networks are designed with flexible adjustments for twelve voicing combinations. Return to C3 speaker systems.

JL Audio Evolution C3-525 JL Audio Evolution C3-570 JL Audio Evolution C3-600 JL Audio Evolution C3-650

Model

C3-525
5.25 in (130 mm)
Convertible Component/Coaxial
Speaker System

C3-570
5 x 7 (6 x 8) in / 125 x 180 mm Convertible Component/Coaxial
Speaker System

C3-600
6.0 in (150 mm)
Convertible Component/Coaxial
Speaker System

C3-650
6.5 in (165 mm)
Convertible Component/Coaxial
Speaker System

Cont. / Peak
RMS Power

75 / 225 W

75 / 225 W

75 / 225 W

75 / 225 W

Recommended
RMS Power

25 - 150 W

25 - 150 W

25 - 150 W

25 - 150 W

Efficiency
@ 1 W/1 m

90.0 dB

90.0 dB

89.5 dB

90.0 dB

Nominal
Impedance Ω

4

4

4

4

Frequency
Response
(± 3 dB)

48 Hz - 25 kHz

48 Hz - 25 kHz

50 Hz - 25 kHz

48 Hz - 25 kHz

Woofer Size

5.25 in / 130 mm

5 x 7 (6 x 8) in / 125 x 180 mm

6.0 in / 150 mm

6.5 in / 165 mm

Tweeter Size

1 in / 25 mm

1 in / 25 mm

1 in / 25 mm

1 in / 25 mm

Tweeter Material

Silk Dome

Silk Dome

Silk Dome

Silk Dome

Mounting Hole
Diameter - Woofer

4.56 in / 116 mm

N/A

5.00 in / 127 mm

5.56 in / 141 mm

Mounting Depth -
Woofer

2.27 in / 58 mm

2.52 in / 64 mm

2.49 in / 63 mm

2.55 in / 65 mm

Mounting Hole Diameter -
Tweeter Flush-Mount

1.88 in / 48 mm

1.88 in / 48 mm

1.88 in / 48 mm

1.88 in / 48 mm

Mounting Depth -
Tweeter Flush-Mount

0.71 in / 18 mm

0.71 in / 18 mm

0.71 in / 18 mm

0.71 in / 18 mm

Tweeter Fixtures
Included

Surface, Flush, Coaxial Mount

Surface, Flush, Coaxial Mount

Surface, Flush, Coaxial Mount

Surface, Flush, Coaxial Mount

Grilles Included

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

C3 Speaker Systems include the following JL Audio technologies and features:

Convertible Components DMA Logo Elevated Frame Logo Silk Dome Tweeter LOGO

Convertible Drivers -
Coaxial or Component

Dynamic Motor Analysis -
DMA Optimized Motor

Elevated Frame Cooling

Silk Dome Tweeter

Sometimes a coaxial is the best solution... and sometimes you need to mount the tweeter separately. It's great to have complete flexibility. JL Audio's Convertible Components give you the option of installing the speakers as separate components or as coaxial systems (tweeters mounted onto the center of each woofer).

JL Audio's proprietary Dynamic Motor Analysis system is a powerful suite of FEA-based modeling systems, first developed by JL Audio in 1997 and refined over the years to scientifically address the issue of speaker motor linearity. This leads to vastly reduced distortion and faithfully reproduced transients... or put simply: tight, clean, articulate bass.

JL Audio's patented Elevated Frame Cooling design delivers cool air through slots directly above the top-plate to the voice coil of the speaker. This not only enhances power handling, but also sound quality by minimizing dynamic parameter shifts and power compression. (U.S. Patent #6,219,431 & #6,229,902)

Silk is a natural material that is light and fast moving with inherently good characteristics as a tweeter diaphragm. Silk exhibits excellent damping properties, which reduces ringing and resonances in the tweeter’s passband, leading to a smooth, pleasing high-frequency character free from unnatural sibilance or exaggerated brightness.