Summary: Installed these in my daughter 1996 Dodge Dakota extended cab. First the positive,they sound good!! A little pricey but good. If I had it to do again I would have gone with a one piece speaker but wanted the challenge of installing a component speaker. Well I got my wish!!
Pros: Sound quality
Cons: Price, Not really JL Audio's fault but installation in this vehicle.
Summary: Very nice crossover network with lots of customization options. Nice, small tweeters which fit in my sail panels even though there is side view mirror wiring harnesses behind them. Pivoting tweeters is also a plus. The speaker itself is nice looking, but that matters little once it's installed.
Pros: Pivoting tweeters, customizable crossover network, made in Germany.
Cons: Basket eyelets break and bend easily. More midbass ability would be nice for this price.
Summary: The speakers I had prior to these were the Polk Momo components. The numbers on the spec sheet say the Polks are way better. My ears tell me otherwise. The crossover for these JL speakers does not allow bi-amping but it is far more adjustable thus making bi-amping totally unnecessary (awesome).
Pros: Nearly transparent sound. You definately hear more of the subtle instruments.
Cons: The connector on the tweeter if a female and a odd size at that. If they're going to force me to pay for a connector, it should be a size commonly used. Whatever, I got it to work and it sounds great.
Summary: The tweeters are perfect on these speakers. I have the Slash 300v2 pushing them and they are incredible. They handle whatever I throw at them. From Country to Rock to Hip-Hop/Rap. The mid-bass could be better. It distorts at high volumes. But all in all these are great speakers.
Summary: I have heard of crutchfield my whole life but this was my first purchase from them, Usually i would go to audio retailers in town to satisfy my habit of buying audio equipment but this time i decided to try something a little higher end.
Conclusion: Have JL subs and front speakers wanted something to finished my sound system and bought the JL Audio C5-570 for the rear after looking at reviews and prices purchased a set from Sonic as they were bested priced and having bought from them before they give great service and value for money.
Summary: I bought this set as an "open box" item. The whole set looks like new. The product quality is definentely present. No cheap parts components. The sound is great, it has a natural presence, the high notes are clear and and not harsh, the mid bass sounds without distortion.
Conclusion: All I can say is OMG!!!! I was saving a specific disk to test out my speakers and hear what they where capable of. The Disc? Try the Original Soundtrack to the movie Gladiator!!! This disc has tracks that will put your speakers through strings, horns, kick drums and some really cool female harmony.