Overview: C5 Speaker Systems

Smooth and balanced with exceptional refinement.

Built in Germany alongside our flagship ZR components, C5 woofers and tweeters benefit from the same exclusive JL Audio design and technologies to create speaker systems capable of incredibly dynamic output and world-class fidelity. Whether in component or coaxial form, C5 speaker systems are engineered to produce powerful mid-bass and stunning high-frequency detail. Engineered in a compact chassis with premium components, C5 crossover networks are designed with versatile adjustments for twelve voicing combinations. Return to C5 speaker systems.

JL Audio Evolution C5-525 JL Audio Evolution C5-570 JL Audio Evolution C5-650 JL Audio Evolution C5-653

Model

C5-525
5.25 in (130 mm)
2-Way Component System

C5-570
5 x 7 (6 x 8) in / 125 x 180 mm 2-Way Component System

C5-650
6.5 in (165 mm)
2-Way Component System

C5-653
6.5 in (165 mm)
3-Way Component 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

88.5 dB

90.5 dB

89.5 dB

89.5 dB

Nominal
Impedance Ω

4

4

4

4

Frequency
Response
(± 3 dB)

53 Hz - 25 kHz

48 Hz - 25 kHz

48 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

6.5 in / 165 mm

6.5 in / 165 mm

Tweeter Size

0.75 in / 19 mm

0.75 in / 19 mm

0.75 in / 19 mm

0.75 in / 19 mm

Tweeter Material

Silk Dome

Silk Dome

Silk Dome

Silk Dome

Mounting Hole
Diameter - Woofer

4.48 in / 114 mm

N/A

5.56 in / 141 mm

5.56 in / 141 mm

Mounting Depth -
Woofer

2.23 in / 57 mm

2.45 in / 62 mm

2.54 in / 65 mm

2.54 in / 65 mm

Mounting Hole Diameter -
Tweeter Flush-Mount

1.50 in / 38 mm

1.50 in / 38 mm

1.50 in / 38 mm

1.50 in / 38 mm

Mounting Depth -
Tweeter Flush-Mount

0.56 in / 14 mm

0.56 in / 14 mm

0.56 in / 14 mm

0.56 in / 14 mm

Midrange Size

N/A

N/A

N/A

4 in / 100 mm

Mounting Hole
Diameter - Midrange

N/A

N/A

N/A

3.625 in / 92 mm

Mounting Depth -
Midrange

N/A

N/A

N/A

1.62 in / 41 mm

Tweeter Fixtures
Included

Surface Mount, Flush Mount

Surface Mount, Flush Mount

Surface Mount, Flush Mount

Surface Mount, Flush Mount

Grilles Included

Yes

Yes

Yes

Woofer, Mid-Range

 

JL Audio Evolution C5-525x JL Audio Evolution C5-570x JL Audio Evolution C5-650x

Model

C5-525x
5.25 in (130 mm)
Coaxial Speaker System

C5-570x
5 x 7 (6 x 8) in / 125 x 180 mm
Coaxial Speaker System

C5-650x
6.5 in (165 mm)
Coaxial Speaker System

Cont. / Peak
RMS Power

75 / 225 W

75 / 225 W

75 / 225 W

Recommended
RMS Power

25 - 150 W

25 - 150 W

25 - 150 W

Efficiency
@ 1 W/1 m

88.5 dB

90.5 dB

89.5 dB

Nominal
Impedance Ω

4

4

4

Frequency
Response
(± 3 dB)

53 Hz - 25 kHz

48 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

6.5 in / 165 mm

Tweeter Size

0.75 in / 19 mm

0.75 in / 19 mm

0.75 in / 19 mm

Tweeter Material

Silk Dome

Silk Dome

Silk Dome

Mounting Hole
Diameter

4.48 in / 114 mm

N/A

5.56 in / 141 mm

Mounting Depth

2.27 in / 58 mm

2.45 in / 62 mm

2.59 in / 66 mm

Grilles Included

Yes

No

Yes

C5 Speaker Systems include the following JL Audio technologies and features:

DMA Logo Elevated Frame Logo DKM Logo Silk Dome Tweeter LOGO

Dynamic Motor Analysis -
DMA Optimized Motor

Elevated Frame Cooling

Dr. Kurt Muller & Co.

Silk Dome Tweeter

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)

The best sound requires cones and suspensions made to the highest standards in the world. This is why we turn to our partners at Germany's Dr. Kurt Müller & Co. for critical cone and suspension elements in our top-flight component woofers. Their track record of manufacturing precision and meticulous quality control is very well established in the loudspeaker industry.

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.