Summary: I had never ran jl before and always thought they were overpriced . I happen to be listening to these components one day , I was very impressed with the overall balance and I'm a fan of the silk dome tweeters . I had the infinity reference components before these , in my opinion these sound a lot smoother , dynamic and yet still very loud when amped . These don't take a lot of power 60 rms which is great for a smaller amplifier .
Summary: Sounds great for fronts in my 2012 Kia Forte Hatchback. I am finding the upper end is a bit shrill - but with my system (8-band EQ) I can tone that down just a bit. If I only had bass/treble control I might be disappointed. Very pleased with the full range of sound they produce.
Pros: Great all around sound (even down to 70, +/- 20 Hz). Crossovers help ensure clarity.
Cons: Highest Hz range can be shrill. (I'm running 60W RMS to each 6.5"+tweeter, possibly less power would be less shrill)
Summary: I was hesitant to buy these because of previous reviews but I'm beyond happy that I did! I previously had old kicker component 5&1/4's in both doors and they were no where near as clean and loud as these C2650's! I had to do a little customizing to the door panels because of 1"1/4 difference, but when I got them set up- let's just say the neighbors called the cops.. Lol.
Summary: Replaced the front stock speakers in my 09 Sierra with these. Read a lot saying I wouldn't be happy unless I installed an amp too, but decided to try without the amp first. What a huge difference! The stock speakers were very muddy sounding. These cleaned up the sound a lot. Better highs, better base, clearer voices. Was thinking I might get a sub, but the base seems to have woken up after a couple weeks. Enough to feel the thump a bit.
Summary: Sound great, plenty of power handling. Match nicely to the JL class D amp. Only thing is... the crossover has a max attenuation of -3dB for the tweeter output, maybe I'm too sensitive to high frequencies but I'd like a lower setting. Bottom line, a system with JL quality components probably should have an EQ or signal processor anyway.
Summary: Very happy with these speakers. They brought my sound stage up where it belongs and have a very good overall sound to them. From low volume up to very loud they provide a very enjoyable listening experience. Would definitely recommend them to anyone.
Summary: Plain and simple... these component speakers deliver the goods! Great sound quality at a reasonable price point. They sounded great while being powered by my Pioneer AVH-P8400BH DVD receiver, however, they really opened up when I connected them to a JL XD700/5 amplifier. They have handled everything from Metal, Dubstep, Techno, Pop to Jazz without an issue. Can you do better, sure, but you would be at a much higher price point.
Pros: Smooth midrange, can handle musical peaks with ease and have a nice wide sound-stage.
Cons: Highs can be harsh at times, but not overly bright; however, I haven't tuned my system yet.