P622 - JBL Car Audio User Guide / Operation Manual

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User Guide / Operation Manual
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Automotive Loudspeakers
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Thank you
for purchasing JBL's 
Power Series™ multi-element automotive
loudspeakers. We’ve organized this
manual to make your installation as
simple and trouble-free as possible.
Please read through it completely before
proceeding. If, after having read it, you
decide that you would rather leave
installation to a professional, consult your
JBL Power Series Dealer.
Autosound at its Best
Your JBL Power Series multi-element
speakers are built to meet the same
rigorous standards of construction and
performance that have long established
JBL’s renowned home and professional
These speakers incorporate advanced
materials and construction especially
suited to the unique acoustic environment
of modern vehicles. They are 
engineered to provide excellent
dispersion, wide frequency response, 
and high power handling. 
Installation of the P-422 speakers as shown in Figures 1a and 1b.
Removable Mounting Ears on 
Bend up and down repeatedly
to break off or use tin snips.
Figure 1a
Mounting Ears Removed
Figure 1b
Two-Screw Mounting Configuration
Trim Ring
Car Door
Figure 2
Typical installation of the P-923, P-522, and P-422
speakers with grilles 
as shown in Figure 2.
to Lock
to Lock
Slots for
Mounting Ring
Foam Gasket
Mounting for US 6-1/2" 
Factory Location
Match Notch on 
Speaker with 
Notch on Trim Ring
Trim Ring
Figure 3b
Figure 3c
Front View
Rear View
Figure 3a
Installation of the P-622 speakers with the Intermount II™ 
(pat. pend.) mounting system 
as shown in Figures 3a, 3b, 3c.
     Hole Cutout
Figure 3d
Front Mounting
Figure 3e
Rear Mounting
Speaker Placement
Because of the Power Series speakers’
versatile mounting options, there are
many placement options that will achieve
excellent sound quality in your vehicle.
Please consider the following to help you
get the most from your speakers. 
1. The most spacious stereo image is
achieved when the left and right speakers
are placed as far apart as possible.
2. The best center image will be achieved
when the distance from the left speaker
and the right speaker are as equal as
possible from your listening position. This
is most easily achieved by placing the
speakers as far forward as possible.
3. Treble is directional in nature.  This
means that high frequencies are reduced
as you move off the tweeter’s axis. If
possible, rotate the speakers so that the
angle of the tweeter points across the car
to the listener on the opposite side. This
will make each listener slightly off-axis to
the tweeter that is closest to that listener,
but on axis to the most distant speaker,
which helps compensate for the fact that
each listener is always closer to one
speaker than to the other (see Figures 4a
and 4b). Choosing mounting locations
that satisfy all of the above criteria will
provide the most satisfying performance.
Figure 4a
Figure 4b
System Design
A more advanced system design can be
achieved by adding a Decade,™ GT,
Power, GTi, or equivalent subwoofer to
your Power Series speakers. In this case
the Power Series multi-element speakers
will be used as high and midbass
frequency drivers and should have their
extremely low frequencies blocked by
electrical means. Active or passive
crossovers can be used in order to
achieve the best system fidelity and
widest dynamic range. A crossover
frequency of between 80Hz and 120Hz is
recommended for the best imaging and
widest dynamic range.
Installation Warnings 
and Tips
• Be careful not to cut or drill into fuel
tanks, fuel lines, brake or hydraulic lines,
vacuum lines or electrical wiring when
working on your vehicle. Inspect behind
panels before you cut or drill. 
• Make sure that the speaker will 
physically fit in the mounting location. If
door mounting, check for adequate clear-
ance with the window in both closed and
open positions as well as for interference
with the window crank and power 
window mechanism. If mounting
elsewhere, check for clearance around
rear deck torsion bars, glove box or other
structural elements. 
• Do not mount speakers where they will
get wet.
• Make sure that it will be easy to run 
connecting wires to the speakers. Trace
speaker wire paths before you undertake
• Always disconnect the ground wire from
the battery before doing any work on the
Fuel tanks are located directly
beneath the rear deck in some cars. Check
for adequate speaker basket clearance
before considering this location! 
A Note on Power Handling
As a result of their high efficiency, all JBL
loudspeakers will produce reasonable
volume levels in the automotive
environment using very little amplifier
power. However, the use of a small
amplifier to attain very high volume levels
could lead to overdriving the amplifier.
This will generate high distortion levels
which can easily damage loudspeakers,
even if the rated power of the amplifier is
below the rated maximum power
handling of the loudspeaker!
As a general rule, do not turn up the 
volume control past the point where 
you hear distortion in the form of either
signal distortion from an overdriven
amplifier or mechanical noise from an
overstressed speaker. 
For the best performance and speaker
reliability, you should select an amplifier
with an output rating slightly higher than
the maximum power likely to be used to
generate the desired volume levels. This
margin of reserve power will ensure that
the amplifier will not attempt to deliver
more power than its design allows.
Playing loud music over
120dB can permanently damage your
hearing. The maximum volume levels
achievable with JBL speakers combined
with high power amplification may
exceed safe levels for extended listening.
When listening at high volume levels,
always use hearing protection or turn the
volume down!
Aim Triangle of Tweeter Diffuser
 Toward Listener
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