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Post JL Audio Unwraps C7 And C1 Speakers



JL Audio during CES announced new C7 audiophile components designed to work with aftermarket systems that use a digital signal processor, such as the JL Audio TwK.

And at the other end of the spectrum, JL Audio gave a glimpse of new C1 entry level speakers.

The new “ultra premium” C7 components do not include a passive crossover network. “This is a completely deliberate omission,” said JL Audio. “The designers assumed that systems built with C7 speakers would avoid technical compromises, so they designed the C7 speakers with active crossovers in mind. These duties will typically be handled by a high quality DSP, such as JL Audio’s TwK 88, or D8.”

The C7 project was led by JL Audio’s CEO himself, Lucio Proni who is also the company’s Chief Engineer. The line uses audiophile grade material including a corundum ceramic-coated diaphragm for the C7 tweeter. The C7’s component woofer’s dust cap went through ten prototype generations, said JL Audio.

The speakers are designed to complement the JL Audio W6v3 and W7AE subwoofers.

C7 models ship in May and include the 6.5-inch C7-650cw at $449.99/each, the 3.5 inch C7-350cm $349.99/each and the 1-inch C7-100ct at $199.99/each.

Check out a quick demo we videoed of the speakers here-https://instagram.com/p/BO6Tw8aDBoR/



JL Audio C1
JL Audio C1

At the low end, JL Audio showed at its Vegas suite during CES, new C1 entry level component and coaxial speakers. They are designed as OEM replacement speakers with mounting rings for easy integration into vehicles.

JL Audio displayed 6.5-inch and 6 x 9 inch C1 components to be part of a full line that will ship by early in the second quarter this year. Pricing has not been announced but the C1 will fall below current C2 speakers which range in price from $89 to $250.



C7 Model specifications:

C7-650cw:

Continuous Power Handling: 125 Watts

Recommended Amplifier Power: 50-175 Watts per channel (RMS)

Efficiency: 87.0 dB @ 1W/1m | 93.0 dB @ 1W/0.5m

Sensitivity: 90.0 dB @ 2.83V/1m

Nominal Impedance: 4 ohm

Design Bandwidth: 50 Hz – 5 kHz

Built in USA, with global components



Component Woofer Features:

Vacuum-formed, mineral-filled polypropylene cone with gentle curvilinear profile and proprietary dust cap
Positive roll, rubber surround
1.27 in. (32 mm) diameter overhung voice coil with a fiberglass former
Linear profile, Nomex®/polycotton blend spider
Patented Elevated Frame Cooling technology
High-grade, Y35 Strontium-ferrite magnet with a specially machined T-Yoke
Sold individually, with a cast-alloy grille tray and a specially perforated steel grille insert.

C7-350cm:

Continuous Power Handling: 100 Watts

Recommended Amplifier Power: 50-150 Watts per channel (RMS)

Efficiency: 86.5 dB @ 1W/1m | 92.5 dB @ 1W/0.5m

Sensitivity: 89.5 dB @ 2.83V/1m

Nominal Impedance: 4 ohm

Design Bandwidth: 300 Hz – 10 kHz

Built in USA, with global components

Component Midrange Features:

Vacuum-formed, mineral-filled polypropylene cone with gentle curvilinear profile and concave dust cap
Positive roll, rubber surround
1.42 in. (36 mm) diameter overhung voice coil with a fiberglass former
Linear profile, Nomex®/polycotton blend spider
Purposed-engineered cast alloy basket
Neodymium magnet with a specially machined U-Yoke
Sold individually, with a cast-alloy grille tray and a specially perforated steel grille insert.



C7-100ct:

Continuous Power Handling: 100 Watts

Recommended Amplifier Power: 50-150 Watts per channel (RMS)

Efficiency: 86.5 dB @ 1W/1m | 92.5 dB @ 1W/0.5m

Sensitivity: 89.5 dB @ 2.83V/1m

Nominal Impedance: 4 ohm

Design Bandwidth: 3 kHz – 30 kHz

Tweeter Features:

Corundum ceramic coated, aluminum alloy diaphragm
Treated silk, s-roll surround, with Ferrofluid damped rear magnetic gap
Under-hung voice coil with an aluminum former
Specific bandwidth boosting, cavity-back tweeter housing
Neodymium magnet with a specially machined U-Yoke
Sold individually, with flush and surface mounting fixtures and hardware. One tweeter protection capacitor is also included.
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