Ultimate sound experience, Mid-bass, tweeter and cross-over bring music to life in your car

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High-fidelity component car speakers bring life to your sound system.

The JBL® GTO Series high-fidelity automotive speakers feature innovative technologies that we’ve engineered for the environment and conditions in today’s cars to help them deliver exceptional sound. Using carbon-injected Plus One® (U.S. patent no. 7,548,631) woofer cones, fiberglass-reinforced plastic (FRP) frames, butyl-rubber surrounds and fabric tweeter diaphragms, the GTO Series automotive speakers are the ideal upgrade to any car’s audio system. GTO Series speakers, including component separates with woofer, tweeter and passive crossover, cover the most popular factory-replacement and aftermarket sizes. Other unique features – such as UniPivot™ (U.S. patent no. 6,002,780) tweeter positioning and tweeter level controls on select coaxial models, and the I-Mount™ (U.S. patent no. 5,859,917) system for the tweeters in the component separates – provide even greater installation flexibility so you can more easily achieve the ultimate in-vehicle sound experience. Easily installed and built to last, the JBL GTO Series speakers bring music to life in your car.

Item# GTO609C

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


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
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  • 2 GTO midrange loudspeakers
  • 2 GTO tweeters
  • 2 speaker grilles
  • 2 tweeter mounting kits with flush and angle cups
  • 2 passive crossovers
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GTO609C is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
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
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I've got a Blaupunkt 945 Capetown , and would like a pair of JBL.  GTO 609c , would I need an amp, if so which amp would I go for . 

Asked by: Anonymous
Hi. For all "normal" listening, your head unit should do fine, based on the stated output of 50 W per channel. If you want to play close to the limit of loud the 609 can go, you should get a separate amplifier, which will usually improve audio quality as well. The JBL GX-A604 can deliver up to 170 W per channel into two channels in bridged mode, and would do nicely. The smaller 602 is not much more powerful than your head unit on paper, but should give you more authority and better quality, although it will not play much louder than the head unit, at least not based on the power specs alone at 60 W per channel into 4 Ohms.
Answered by: Bo Harman
Date published: 2017-05-02

When matching an amplifier to the GTO609C speakers, what ohm rating should I get?

Asked by: jakecarter125
The GTO609C being a 3-ohm speaker is advisable to be powered by a 2-ohm compatible amplifier. In other words, as long as your amp can handle a 2 ohm load, you will have no problem driving your GTO609C speakers.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-05-22

Power handling (peak) : 270W => is it per pair OR per each speaker, it means 2 speakers gonna be 540W ?

Asked by: Ricardo Danger
The GTO609C can handle up to 200W of RMS power per speaker.
Answered by: Joe G at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-03-17

Do I need amplifier with those speakers?

Asked by: Asiri
Hi, Thank you for your question. Yes, it requires a amplifier for connecting speakers and crossover. If you need more assistance, please contact our helpdesk.
Answered by: Danny HARMAN
Date published: 2016-08-15

Hi I'm interested in a pair of jbl gto 609c 16.5 front speakers plus a jbl series 2 1224ss 12" sub in box in rear ...was thinking of either gto 3ez or 5ez amp to run ...can u tell me which would be best or do I need something else ?????? 

Asked by: Phil s
Hi Thank you for the question. This sounds like a real nice speaker-system which you have in mind. The GTO amps are not in our product range any longer, so I would recommend you a Club 704 or a GX-A604. if you have other questions please contact our help-dask.
Answered by: Mogens
Date published: 2016-07-12

Suggest Me a matching Amplifier For GTO609C

Asked by: Antooz
Hi Thank you for your question If you are only mounting one set of GTO609C then I would suggest GX-A602 for your speakers If you have other questions, then please contact you customer help-desk.
Answered by: Mogens
Date published: 2016-06-29

What amplifier I should buy for 2 sets of gto809c. I want to have front and rear replaced therefore I will need a 4 channel amplifier.

Asked by: Bogdan1412
Hi Thank you for your question. I would suggest the JBL GX-A604 or the new Club 704 Amplifier If you have further questions, please contact our help-desk who will assist you.
Answered by: Mogens
Date published: 2016-06-16

Hey there. I am building a system with active crossovers. So i will mot be using the passive crossovers that come with the speakers. What is the impedance of the woofer and tweeter when not connected to the passive crossover??

Asked by: Kris danev
Hi Kris. We do not have access to info about the impedance of individual drive units in combinations. But actually this specification is interesting only if you use a passive crossover, where it influences the crossover frequency. With active crossover network, you will use separate power amplifiers for each drive unit, and the impedance will not affect the reproduction at all, except of course if the load is too low for the amplifier to handle. While we cannot answer your precise question, we hope this helps.
Answered by: Bo Harman
Date published: 2016-06-13
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