JBL Club 5000C – 5.25″ Component Booster

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It’s not every day that you get to see component car speakers boasting over 300 watts of power handling ability at just under $200. The JBL Club 5000C is one of the best 5.25 component speakers when it comes to obtaining the most power out of your stock head unit. Great value and sound quality overall.


  • Highly affordable component speakers
  • Incredible power handling ability
  • Crisp highs and deep thumping bass
  • Excellent mid-range and treble
  • High sensitivity with low impedance


  • Needs break-in time for the bass
  • High frequencies are a little shrill
  • Poor installation instructions


The Club 5000C features an acoustically damped, polypropene cone that’s which offers crystal clear, non-resonant sound quality. The cone is also UV-resistant, which allows it to hold its own against the heat and high humidity that are associated with the interior of a car.

While it’s possible for you to install the JBL Club 5000C by yourself, I don’t think it’s a good idea. The reason why is because the instructions sheet includes drawings of the entire JBL Club line and not just this product, and so you may confuse one drawing for the other. I strongly suggest hiring a professional to do all the hard work.

In terms of quality, the Club 5000C reproduces some of the best mid-range notes in the class. The high notes are also good but they tend to have a bit of shrilling quality to them, which can be tiring for the ear when listening to music for extended periods of time. When it comes to the bass quality, it’s a good idea to play some bass-heavy music at first to help break in the bass.

The low-impedance design of the JBL Club 5000C helps give your music the oomph it needs while safely drawing power from your stereo system. Incorporating an outboard amplifier will help get the most out of this component system.

One thing that bummed me out about these speakers is that there are no connectors supplied in the package. I would have loved to see matching connectors for the woofer and tweeters. I also don’t understand why the crossover boxes are so large, considering that they’re only housing 2 components. Overall, the JBL Club 5000C presents great value for the price.

Features & Specifications

  • Design: 2-way component system
  • Speaker Size: 5-1/4″
  • RMS Power: 55 Watt
  • Peak Power: 165 Watt
  • Frequency Range: 70 – 20,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 3 Ohm
  • Sensitivity: 91 dB at 2.83 volts
  • Top-Mount Depth: 1-13/16″
  • Polypropylene Plus One cone
  • Edge-driven PEI tweeter
  • Rubber magnet boot cover

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