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

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.

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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  • 1 pair of speakers
  • 1 pair of speaker grilles
  • 1 pair of tweeters
  • Tweeter surface mount cups
  • Tweeter angle mount cups
  • Tweeter mounting screws
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GTO609C is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good power and sound clear Good power and sound clear in new price l like gto for power and quality
Date published: 2019-01-25
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 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 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
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Can i use JBL GTO609c with stock stereo system of my car Honda Brio &amp; without any AMP.

Asked by: Rajat_1991
These speakers can work with just 5 Watts of power so a factory unit is sufficient however check for seating as the magnets are large so it does not hinder the functioning of your pwoer windows
Answered by: Team_dc
Date published: 2019-01-25

I plan on running the 609 on an active crossover, can you recommend rms, hz, db and anything else?

Asked by: Rflo
The GTO609C is a complete system by itself having a dedicated crossover to produce the best quality sound the GTO 609C as intended to. The provided passive crossover plays a large part in the sonic quality. However, if you choose to go with an active crossover, a great starting point is 2500Hz. You should not go below 2000Hz or above 4000Hz. Just find the point that sounds best to you. As for wattage, the woofer can handle the full 200 watts of power, while the tweeter should not go above 75 watts.
Answered by: Jay at Customer Service
Date published: 2019-01-08

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

Hi, does it fit for Toyota Estima 2006? If yes, does it need to connect to an amplifier? Thank you.

Asked by: Pating
We would like to work with you&nbsp;directly&nbsp;to help you with your issue.&nbsp;We noticed that you are in&nbsp;HongKong, please submit a case request at&nbsp;support.apac@harman.com&nbsp;and the Customer Service team will be more than happy to further assist you.
Answered by: Mario at Customer service
Date published: 2018-11-16

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

Where is the best place to mount the tweeter? Any limitations such as tweeter should be placed within &quot;xx&quot; inches max from the woofer?

Asked by: Rookie73
We would like to work with you directly to help you with your inquiry. 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: Ren at Customer Service
Date published: 2017-12-02

I've got a Blaupunkt 945 Capetown , and would like a pair of JBL. &nbsp;GTO 609c , would I need an amp, if so which amp would I go for .&nbsp;

Asked by: Anonymous
Hi. For all &quot;normal&quot; 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: 2017-12-02

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
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