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GTO609C

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Item# GTO609C_
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Two-way, 6-1/2" (165mm) car audio component system
At a Glance:
  • 25 – 270 watts suggested amplifier power range
  • Patented Plus One woofer-cone technology
  • Fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP) frames
  • Three-ohm voice coils
  • Vented magnet assemblies
  • Frequency response up to 21kHz
  • High sensitivity (92dB@2.83V/1m)
  • Edge-driven, soft-dome tweeter diaphragms
  • 12dB/octave passive crossovers
  • Speaker grilles and tweeter-mounting hardware
  • Industry-leading product development and evaluation standards
What's in the Box:
  • 1 pair of speakers
  • 1 pair of speaker grilles
  • 1 pair of tweeters
  • Tweeter surface mount cups
  • Tweeter angle mount cups
  • Tweeter mounting screws
  • Owner’s Manual
JBL GTO 609C component speaker handles 270 watts peak power (75 watts RMS). This much power makes for an ideal match to systems powered with head-unit or factory-amplifier power levels. Even better, the speaker matches many of the GTO Series amplifier combinations. As a result, it can keep up with systems that feature one or more subwoofers and satisfy high-fidelity audiophile listeners. And its great power-handling specifications also increase reliability over the lifetime of the speaker.
Product Features:
  • 25 – 270 watts suggested amplifier power range
    JBL engineers designed the GTO 609C component speaker to produce strong, clear sound from a head-unit or amplifier capable of delivering up to 270 watts of power. This makes the GTO 609C an ideal match to systems powered with head-unit or factory-amplifier power levels. Even better, the speaker matches many of the GTO Series amplifier combinations. As a result, it can keep up with systems that feature one or more subwoofers and satisfy high-fidelity audiophile listeners. And its great power-handling specifications also increase reliability over the lifetime of the speaker.
  • Patented Plus One woofer-cone technology
    The GTO 609C’s Plus One carbon-injected cones provide more overall speaker-cone area than other cones in its class. With an effective increase in cone area, the speaker radiates more air. Also, its carbon-injected cone material produces a lighter and stiffer cone. The result is a better low-frequency response and a greater ability to make those important musical notes that people often associate with larger speaker sizes.
  • Fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP) frames
    The fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP) frames used in the GTO 609C’s 6-1/2-inch (160-millimetre) woofer/midrange drivers resist warping even when you mount them on uneven surfaces. Their nonmagnetic carbon composite helps to control the magnet’s energy and deliver it to the voice coil instead of wasting it as heat. What’s more, the plastic doesn’t resonate. The result of this control is accurate sound in your car.
  • Three-ohm voice coils
    Three-ohm voice coils in the JBL GTO 609C compensate for the added resistance by thin factory-installed speaker wiring. They also provide more output than factory-installed speakers of the same class.
  • Vented magnet assemblies
    The JBL GTO 609C speakers feature vented magnet assemblies on the woofer/midrange driver to help cool the voice coil. Keeping the voice coil cool adds to increased reliability from greater power handling and helps eliminate power compression that can distort the speakers’ sound.
  • Frequency response up to 21kHz
    A wide frequency response that extends beyond 20kHz helps compensate for speaker-placement variations in your car and for human hearing deficiencies in the high-frequency spectrum above 15kHz. The result is that the JBL GTO 609C’s 3/4-inch (19-millimetre) component tweeters deliver the full-range frequency response that you associate with great sound.
  • High sensitivity (92dB@2.83V/1m)
    High sensitivity allows a wide range of power to provide great sound without overdriving the audio system. With a sensitivity of 92 decibels at 2.83 volts/1 metre, the JBL GTO 609C speaker achieves excellent volume and musicality with as little as 5 watts RMS. That means better overall performance with moderate power driving the speaker. And better performance makes the speakers an ideal replacement for factory speakers as well as for any aftermarket speaker installation.
  • Edge-driven, soft-dome tweeter diaphragms
    The edge-driven, soft-dome-tweeter design in the JBL GTO 609C’s 3/4-inch (19-millimetre) component tweeter increases power handling while reducing high-frequency distortion. Edge-driven tweeters also have better dispersion characteristics and allow a lower crossover frequency, which improves imaging. The result is better vocals and clarity in your music. There’s no sense having it loud if it doesn’t sound clean, too.
  • 12dB/octave passive crossovers
    A dedicated 12-decibel/octave passive crossover network in the component sets increases power handling and musical clarity in the JBL GTO 609C two-way component speakers. It provides protection for the tweeter and contoured filtering at the crossover point between the woofer and tweeter.
  • Speaker grilles and tweeter-mounting hardware
    The JBL GTO 609C two-way component speakers include attractive black-metal mesh grilles to protect the speakers whenever they’re mounted in a location requiring a grille. In addition, the tweeters have the patented I-Mount tweeter-mounting system that allows easy flush or surface mounting, giving you more installation options.
Manuals & Downloads:
General Specifications:
Type
Two-Way
Size
6-1/2"
Audio Specifications:
Nominal Impedance
3 ohms
Power Handling (RMS)
5W - 200W
Power Handling (Peak)
270W
Sensitivity
(2.83V/1m) 92dB
Frequency Response
67Hz-21kHz
Dimensions:
Mounting Depth Tweeter (in)
13/16
External Diameter (in)
6-7/8
Mounting Cutout Diameter Tweeter (in)
1-5/8
Mounting Depth (in)
2-1/16
Mounting Cutout Diameter Tweeter (mm)
41
External Diameter (mm)
175
Mounting Depth (mm)
52
Mounting Depth Tweeter (mm)
20
Mounting Cutout Diameter (in)
5
Mounting Cutout Diameter (mm)
127
GTO609C is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gto is quality I purchased 2 pair of these for one of my car has a excellent quality sound, then I purchased the same set up for my other car. I used to have the gti crossovers and these are so close to that quality, I am a electronic freak and I love jbl they do make great speakers, after all they been here for long time,
Date published: 2017-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent sound quality! Brilliant speakers! JBL done a good job. Best value for money!
Date published: 2016-05-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hyvää ääntä kohtuullisella hinnalla. Ääni on hyvä. Kaiuttimien laatu vaikuttaa asialliselta. Passiivijakosuodin on hankalan kokoinen, ja vaikea piilottaa kojelaudan sisään. En koittanut millainen ääni on ilman twiittereitä, mutta luulen sen olevan kohtuullinen niinkin. Itse ratkaisin ongelman ottamalla jakosuotimen kotelon pois. Kaiuttimista paljon ääntä vähäisellä vahvistinteholla! (impedanssi 3ohm)
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Decent until the woofers blew I bought a set of these earlier this month and installed them in my 2006 Miata in place of the factory speakers. I have been running them off of an Alpine MRV-F300 amp rated at 50 Watts RMS @ 4 ohms with the gain set at around 60% of max. The speakers sounded decent for about a week and now both woofers have developed a rattle in the voice coil, with one being worse than the other. It is pretty disappointing that a set of speakers being run at half of their rated nominal rating blows out both woofers within a week.
Date published: 2018-10-31
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Poor sound but at least it fits Installed these to replace broken stock units in a 2006 Toyota Sequoia. Had to fabricate a plate to make them fit, but these are one of the only <3 ohm units out there for a reasonably close match. Compared to stock units, these deliver deeper bass but far less detail (virtually none) and are boomy sounding. Not even close to sound quality of original units which is a disappointment. I expected much better sound.
Date published: 2018-06-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Teurer Preis, Mittelmäßiger Klang eingebaut und schnell festgestellt, das die Audio Qualität genauso gut wie 20-30€ Lautsprecher sind. Daher war ich sehr enttäuscht. Preis-leistungsverhältnis Misserabel. Würde persönlich dafür nur 40-50€ ausgeben.
Date published: 2018-07-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Oorpijn Ik heb deze set gekocht en sindsdien krijg ik oorpijn in de auto. Het geluid is schel en er zit totaal geen bas in. Het is dus een miskoop.
Date published: 2017-10-25
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Can i conect this to an amplifier of f 4-ohm - 8-ohmx4

Asked by: Xayme
We would like to work with you directly to help you with your issue as we need to gether more information about the amp and your setup. Please submit a case request at https://www.jbl.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to assist you.
Answered by: Steven M
Date published: 2018-11-27

Buy 4 GTO609C for my Toyota Highlander 2017 and I would like you to recommend a good compact amplifier and help me to work at maximum thanks

Asked by: El boster 777
As of the writing of this response, we highly recommend our JBL GTR-104 amp for your setup.
Answered by: Steven M
Date published: 2018-09-14

If I were to put this speaker in an enclosure, what would be the recommended air volume

Asked by: MrDude
Hi!&nbsp;We would like to work with you directly to help you with your issue. Please submit a case request at https://www.jbl.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to assist you.
Answered by: Nick F
Date published: 2018-09-19

If I were to use a sealed enclosure, is there a recommended internal volume?

Asked by: NeilRyan
No, we do not have a recommended internal volume. You can put the speaker in a box just big enough to hold the speaker, with an inch of space behind the magnet and it will sound great.
Answered by: Steven M
Date published: 2018-09-05

Ive the amp gto804ez. Can i use this speaker with amplifier GTO-804ez? Bcause the amp 2x4ohm

Asked by: Jimmy174
Yes, you can use the GTO-609C with the GTO-804EZ amp, and you can set it up as a 4-ohm speaker with it.
Answered by: Steven M
Date published: 2018-08-15

How well do these speakers work with a factory-installed 2 ohm head-end ? How much volume will be lost ?

Asked by: JohnDeere55
The JBL GTO 609C can definitely work with your factory-installed 2 ohm head unit, however, you'll be roughly halving the power the amp can provide the speakers.
Answered by: Steven M
Date published: 2018-08-13

what fork size do the connections on the crossover take?.

Asked by: Mick145
Hi. The GTO609C crossover is not meant to be used with forks, but with bare wire ends, so we do not have any specs for what you are asking. You can see this in the owner's manual, in the drawing showing wiring of the 609 set.
Answered by: Bo Harman
Date published: 2018-08-07

hi, bought the jbl gto609c few months back and i'd like to know what is its crossover frequency.

Asked by: joby
Thank you for your question. The JBL GTO 609C has a crossover frequency of 3.5kHz @ 12dB/octave. If you have further inquiries, please submit a case request at https://www.harmanaudio.com/support-contact.html and the Customer Service Team will be more than happy to assist you.
Answered by: Mario at Customer Service
Date published: 2018-05-01
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