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JBL MS62C Two-Way Component Speakers


Product Details
Manufacturer: JBL
Distributor: Car Audio & Security
Website:http://caraudiosecur...s_id/15443.html
Typical Selling price: (CAS) £199.96

Description
Handsomely well-made six inch speaker component system with central phase plugs protruding out from the centre of the cast Aluminium chassis and featuring inverted Titanium dome tweeters. Also feature multiple hole-options for maximum flexibility of custom-fit mounting in as many cars as possible. They have adjustable passive crossovers with movable jumpers so you can flip the tweeter phase or reduce the tweeter’s level in three stages via big wire-wound resistors. A comprehensive kit of fitting parts is included. With lowish efficiency yet good power handling, these are designed to be used with an amplifier of eighty watts per channel RMS, or continuous power.



Specifications
- Impedance: 4 Ohms
- Power Handling: 80W RMS/320W peak
- Titanium Inverted Dome Tweeter
- Fibreglass laminate bass cones
- Passband: 60Hz to 20kHz
- Cast coated Aluminium chassis, grilles supplied
- Sensitivity (1w/1m): 86dB
- Chromed squeeze post terminals on woofer
- Two-way, with flush or angle mount tweeter and switchable passive crossovers
- Woofer Mounting Depth:78mm
- C/W grilles, fixing screws/clips, tweeter mounting hardware options, manual, foam gasketing and speaker grille sticky mastic



Editor Review : JBL MS62C Two-Way component Speakers

I will confess that I had these mounted in a system of great disparity, as these were in the top boxes, while the Ground Zero bonkers 4-way 7x10s were in the ovals boxes beneath. I was using an Alpine MRX-F30 four channel amplifier driven by the freshly fixed Pioneer DEH-P88RSII super-quality output headunit, which I had hurt by using in lots of hurriedly-wired jury-rig test systems with let’s say occasionally ‘challenging’ differences in Earth potentials… I played all sorts of stuff through these and chose to use the passives without any of the tweeter-attenuator resistors in line. You can ‘turn down’ (or muffle) the output of the HF depending upon where you place them in your car, by moving the jumpers to different locations. Nicely, these are labelled as simple cuts and further cuts on dB, rather than some makers, who label the penultimate attenuation as ‘0dB’ and print a ‘+3dB’ symbol against the last position. Being passive, they cannot add a damn thing, just steer or reduce and I hate to listen to tweeters through attenuator resistors as I can always hear them taking the top edges off the sound. I prefer it, even if the HF is strident and tiring.

These are very well built and the components in the passives prove it. Instead of a chod of white ceramic for the resistors, these are the wire-wound type that comes in a small coppery coloured Aluminium extrusion for a case, and go up to sausage-size for use on such things as dummy loads. These are posh and look it. The HF phase-flip by moving a jumper in the passives is also a cool idea for when some installs may require it, but I left mine all phase-coherent.
The squeeze posts on the mids are tight and bouncy and really nip onto the conductor like they mean to stay there through moisture and vibration. Lovely. I liked the solid feel to the sexy cast chassis. So, despite these being a two hundred quid set of components, they add up to good VFM.

Here’s why: You are getting years of filtered-down pro audio and specialist in-car expertise. JBL casually include a tweeter so sweet, fast and able into the mix at the price, that MS62C will take your breath away with the detail, subtlety and imagery of its output. The cones of the midwoofers are likewise a fibreglass laminate, giving them great rigidity, with a lovely stumpy metal phase plug in the middle. Not a big titty in the middle of the cone, as a dust dome that goes in and out with the cone, (like on the two grand’s worth of Boston Acoustics speakers I have in the living room right now for Home Cinema Choice) but actually part of the speaker’s metalmongery and has the voice coil of the driver as a neckerchief, wobbling up and down as it drives the midwoofer cone.

The construction of the tweeters is fabulous, too, with Titanium inverted domes featuring the diamond sparkly edges developed years and years ago. They are literally brilliant.

The oldest high end disc source I have was spun up – it has been heard so very many many times (Focal Spirit of Sound #6) and yet bizarrely, and with ridiculous levels of bloody cliché, I found myself hearing depths of texture, detail and placement that was just astonishing. The tweeters reach right up into bat frequencies, as evidenced by their deliciously rare and tinkly-sweet overtones for things like odd percussion items, such as wooden bell trees and other tink-tonks. And the richness of mouth sounds and vocals was just lovely. The bluesy item was particularly impressive.

The weight and taut accuracy of the lows, given that these are just sixes was also really impressive. I have heard at least forty different sets of components in these speaker boxes (made by Acoustic Wood http://www.acoustic-...-sale-displays/) and they are very clever indeed. In fact, let alone for the money, these sound so good, I reckon they are one of the finest sets of component speakers around, let alone the mad price ones. I would love to hear a serious SQ sound off car with these versus, say Pioneer ODR, Morel or top end Rainbow or Hertz Mille…

So, well impressed, loved them to bits and heartily recommend them. Just install them well and feed them with healthy stuff and they will thrive. A Talk Audio Recommended product.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzcokhy7N2k


In a Nutshell
Price point is under two hundred quid but the quality is sky high. Fabulous clean crisp sound, with sweetness and tinkly delicacy, yet with great weight in the bass and a truly even and pleasant midband. Great for all types of music and yet especially cool for jazz and blues fans…or plainsong chant, or a cappella, or gospel choirs….


Overall 9.2
Sound Quality 10
Build Quality 10
Power Handling 10
Efficiency 7
Value For Money 9

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2 Comments

are jbl  for un good SQ?

are jbl  for un good SQ?

The top ones. most assuredly!