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Polk Audio db351

3-1/2" 2-way car speakers

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Item #: 107DB351

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Good music becomes great when you hear it through Polk's db Series car speakers. Polk engineers use laser imaging to determine the ideal combination of speaker materials and design to eliminate distortion. The resulting technology produces speakers with smooth frequency response, sharp detail, and the ability to play music at high volumes without strain.

Good music becomes great when you hear it through Polk's db Series car speakers. Polk engineers use laser imaging to determine the ideal combination of speaker materials and design to eliminate distortion. The resulting technology produces speakers with smooth frequency response, sharp detail, and the ability to play music at high volumes without strain.

Polk's db351 speakers feature 3-1/2" woofers made from a polymer/mica composite and durable rubber surrounds that won't fall apart under stress from heat, moisture, or time. Liquid-cooled 1/2" silk/polymer dome tweeters use powerful Neodymium magnets to deliver precise high-frequency reproduction, enveloping you in bright musical detail. The built-in two-way crossovers keep the high and low frequencies flowing to the proper drivers for seamless, efficient audio.

All db Series speakers feature rustproof baskets and stainless steel mounting hardware. Whether you've got a factory radio or aftermarket stereo, these efficient speakers will spice up your daily drive.


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Sound Great, Shipping was fast , every thing was plug and play except adding bass capacitor

Hemi390, Mesa,AZ

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What's in the Box:

  • Two 2-way speakers
  • 2 Bass blockers
  • 4 Self-tapping screws (length=1")
  • 4 Speed clips
  • Owner's Manual (Eng/Span/Fren/Ger/Ita/Port)
  • Online registration sheet

Product Highlights:

  • 3-1/2" 2-way car speakers (pair)
  • Dynamic Balance polymer/mica composite woofer with butyl rubber surround
  • 1/2" liquid-cooled silk/polymer composite dome tweeter
  • Neodymium tweeter magnet
  • Kapton voice coil
  • built-in 2-way crossover network
  • stainless steel mounting hardware
  • power range: 4-35 watts RMS (105 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 90-22,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 91 dB
  • top-mount depth: 1-9/16"
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Polk Audio db351 Reviews

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Awesome

Written by: Hemi390 from Mesa,AZ on March 28, 2016

2009 Dodge Ram 1500
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Sound Great, Shipping was fast , every thing was plug and play except adding bass capacitor

Pros: Sound Price Plug and play

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Polk Audio db351

Written by: Jeff from Dallas, TX on March 28, 2016

2013 Ram 1500
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perfect fit and perfect sound.....paired with a 5 channel Kenwood and a single 15".......hard to beat.

Pros: perfect fit and harnesses/mount kit worked perfectly

Cons: None

Great upgrade to factory speakers

Written by: Rcher from auburn, ME on March 15, 2016

2015 Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These fit right in as factory replacement to the 8.4N factory ram dash speakers. The included wiring adapters from Crutchfield made them plug and play. I installed the base blockers included with the speakers and they sound good off the factory HU.

Pros: Plug n' play

Cons: None really.

Polk Audio db351

Written by: Ryan from koloa, HI on March 9, 2016

2015 Jeep Renegade
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These fit perfectly in the dash of my new Jeep Renegade 2015! They really cleaned up and sharpened the sound of my stereo. The tiny paper ones they replaced were horrible. They come with a pair of capacitors that are set at 200 Hz. I didn't attach those when I first installed the speakers. I could immediately hear a popping sound with every bass hit. After further research, I learned that the capacitors that come with them have a drop off too low for these tiny speakers. Buy the 600 Hz or 800 Hz bass blockers for these as well and attach them properly. I used the 800 Hz ones and no longer hear that popping. I let the 6x9's and subwoofer take care of all the lower frequencies.

Pros: sound great, loud enough for stock stereo

Cons: come with wrong bass blockers (capacitors). Must purchase 600 Hz or 800 Hz bass blockers as well

Sound terrific

Written by: one2onejackpot from Hawthorn Woods, IL on March 8, 2016

2012 Toyota Camry
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I've always loved Polk Audio dB speakers. I put a complete set in my mom's 2012 Camry for her birthday & she loved the sound.

Pros: Nice midrange & highs.

Cons: You have to shave the back of the factory grill a bit to sit flush because of the tweeters.

Great Speakers

Written by: James from Pottstown, PA on March 4, 2016

2004 Dodge Ram 2500
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I ordered these at the suggestion of Crutchfield support and could not be happier. They were used to replace the factory speakers and made a huge improvement in sound quality. The install was less than 20 minutes for both sides.

Pros: Great Sound Easy Install

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Great little dash speakers

Written by: Jclar33 from san diego, CA on January 31, 2016

2003 Dodge Ram 2500
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These little speakers rock

Pros: These really helps round out the sound in my truck.

Cons: Only con is on my 2003 ram 2500 dash speakers crutchfield didn't make the little adapters for my stock speaker wires so I had to cut and crimp new connectors in a very tight space. Please crutchfield make these adapters

worthwhile upgrade

Written by: Joe W from South Carolina on January 5, 2016

2013 Ram 1500
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excellent speaker upgrade over factory model...I cannot believe how much better the sound quality has improved with the stock factory radio

Pros: 5 stars for Polk Audio

Cons: none

Sweet!

Written by: Ted H. from Santa Barbara, CA on December 30, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

If only Polk made speakers that sounded like these and fit my front and rear doors! These two little guys really fill out the sound in my ride. I installed them in the dash of my 2002 Dodge Ram. Sometime awhile back, I thought I had finished customizing the system, but it seemed like something was missing from the overall sound. New Alpine HU, front and rear door speakers upgraded to aftermarket speakers and amp (Alpine 6x9's and V-power amp) a 500W Alpine mono block for a 10" sub enclosures located under the rear seats and a DSP unit. It pounded, but it just was missing the highs my speakers were not delivering. Then I realized there were 2 dash locations I wasn't utilizing for tweeters! Now throw these babies in and talk about staging! They really made my system come alive. If you have a location for 3-1/2" speakers and these are not in there, get em' in- you will be very happy you did.

Pros: smooth, glassy highs with no noticeable distortion. fabulous price point!

Cons: yes, the tweeter does protrude higher than most speakers.

Nice sound, do not fit the application though!

Written by: Kirk from Wilkes-Barre, Pa on October 6, 2012

1978 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers do sound fine, but though they are listed as a direct fit for my '78 Monte Carlo, they are not. In order to make these work in a G-Body you'll want to pick up another set of speaker grills as you'll need to cut the center out in order to be able to mount them. As soon as I save up a few more bucks I'll be replacing these with proper fitting speakers as I hate to make this car look "hacked". If I had not torn the box I would have returned these immediately!

Pros: Clear sound, bass blockers included, outstanding highs.

Cons: Poor fit, tweeter is too tall, grill modification required. Listed as a direct fit but are far from it.

Impressive for small units

Written by: HemiSam from Houston, TX on August 2, 2012

2010 Dodge Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These are pretty darn impressive little units that don't require a lot of power. Huge upgrade over the made in Mexico stock units. Very impressed with Polk for these.

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Written by: the Turnpike Terror from the Highway on May 15, 2012

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought these for use on my classic car equipped with a conversion audio system. (classic looks of an original radio, with the insides of a modern radio) The original 1963 Chrysler Imperial audio system is equipped with a speaker is a single dash mounted 7" speaker with one 6" x 9" in the package tray.(like most old classics) Wanting to retain the stock looks of my vehicle without cutting ,yet have modern sound I replaced the factory single 7" speaker with 2 Polk Audio 3.5" mounted side by side. As with the other reviews, the only issue Involved, was the height of the tweeter. If you look at the side view of the enclosed speaker photos, it will give some idea. Problem solved by making a thicker speaker mounting plate. These speakers sound WONDERFUL! Combined with a pair of Polk Audio DXi690 6x9 in the rear, it gives new life to a classic car. Excellent cure for a classic problem. They can handle the volume being cranked or the low background sounds for a cruise.

Pros: Compact size pack a whallop, Fair price, Wonderful sound

Cons: Only one, that being the height of the tweeter, if you can work around that in your installation, these are for you

Polk Speakers

Written by: Larry from Bellevue, MI on May 13, 2012

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These worked very well for the project I had. I put them into some Miata seats that I have in my MGB and they work perfect. The gentleman that helped me was very good. Thank you for such good products and staff

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great sound from such a small size

Written by: Brad D from Pageland SC on March 7, 2011

i bought these speaker to use as my center channel. I picked Polk because i already have a set of Polk 6 1/2 components up front and some Polk 6-1/2 two ways in the rear doors. They sound great and really fill in the center stage of my system. They have crystal clear highs and the supplied 200Hz capacitors really do the job blocking the lows. All of the Polk speakers I have purchased from Crutchfield have the power handling characteristics i need plus they sound great in my Mercedes. I also like the fact that I can call you guys at anytime with any questions I may have and I always receive professional advice as well as great customer service. You guys Rock!!!

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Written by: Anonymous from FL. on October 27, 2010

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good speakers that come with 200 umf bass blockers, installed easy.

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Mustang Fox body install

Written by: BigCheeseStick from Myrtle Beach, SC on June 21, 2010

Great sounding speakers with distracting clarity. By "distracting clarity" I mean when your playing a song your familiar with and have listened to on other speakers you can't help but concentrate on the music & the crisp clear highs and mid.'s you've been missing before! My main reason for wanting to write the review is that these speakers WILL absolutely bolt right in place in a Fox body mustang ('86-'93)! I made no modifications what-so-ever to the mounts. I personally chose to solder the wires directly to the speaker, eliminating the plug. But, these speakers literally drop right into place, and bolt right up in factory locations. The factory plastic grill pops right back on over them with no interferance at all. You will be able to see the little silver tweeter through the slots in the grill, which looks kinda nice IMO. But because the angle of the slots in the grill, anyone looking through the windshield won't be able to tell a thing (no worries about what possible theives may see!). You can only see the silver tweeter from inside the car.

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Written by: Dwayne from Fort Lauderdale, FL on June 24, 2009

1998 Mitsubishi Galant
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I don't know what I expected when I purchased these speakers for my dash. I kind of expected them to wow me, but they didn't. I really didn't notice a vast difference in the sound of my music with these aftermarket speakers versus my factory speakers despite one of my factory dash speakers being blown. I guess they are only ok.

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dash for my 89 delta

Written by: lino from chicago, IL on August 21, 2008

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this things sound great with a kenwood hu the only thing that frustrated me was that i had to "Customise the dash by cuting around for the tweeter to stick out but it sounds way better than stock now all i ned to do is replace my 6x9's n im all good from there great speakers

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1985 GMC C15 installation

Written by: Anonymous from Pryor, OK on August 5, 2008

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At first glance, the speakers look amazing. The install was very easy thanks to the wiring harness and brackets that were provided by Crutchfield. The speakers sound great! My only disappointment is that the tweeter does stick out quite a bit and now I can see a slight buldge in my dash pad at the speaker locations.

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Written by: mike from ny on May 17, 2008

1991 Cadillac DeVille
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

was looking forward to installing these in my caddy, but unfortunately they did not fit. the size of the speaker was right but the magnet at the bottom was too big and i couldnt fit the speaker in place. even if it did fit by the looks of it, looked like the tweeter stuck out too much so the speaker grille would not fit back on anyway.

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Replacements? More like upgrades!

Written by: Cory from San Luis Obispo, CA on April 26, 2008

1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These little speakers are excellent for their size. Great quality, you don't have to turn the treble all the way up just to make them sound decent, the bass is more than enough for a 3 1/2 and they are really easy to install. I put these in my '88 Cutlass Ciera, yeah I know... It's an oldie, but I just can't seem to get rid of it, it's never given me any problems and it's just so smooth on the road. I'm glad I purchased these speakers from Crutchfield and I recommend them to all.

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Great sound, great quality, one minor issue

Written by: Glenn from Huntersville, NC on March 26, 2008

2005 Dodge Magnum
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought these to add to my '05 Magnum as dash speakers. They are excellent quality & I can't get over the sound quality. However the instructions included were very basic & ambiguous. The speakers come with a Bass Blocker but the instructions do not explain exactly what it is for, why you need it or really how to hook it up. The speakers work so I must have used it correctly. There also is a male connector tab on the tweeter but nothing says anything about what it is for. I left it unhooked, not sure what it affects. I would definitely buy Polk speakers again but as with almost everything these days the instructions are not good, they are however in like 6 different languages.

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Nice upgrade from stock

Written by: Albert from New Jersey on November 5, 2007

2007 Chrysler 300
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First off, if you looking to install these in a Chrysler 300C, don't bother, they won't fit. The tweeter is too high whereas the speaker grill doesn't fit properly. I had them in for a few days with the driver's side grill bulging, but I just could take the look anymore. I removed them and sent back. A major disappointment as the speakers sounded way better than stock. The only gripe I had about the sound was that they carry too much bass for such a small speaker. If I kept them, I'd invest in some low frequency filters as not to blow @ high volume.

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this little spkr kicks

Written by: Anonymous from davenport, iowa on September 23, 2007

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if you have a chance to upgrade to these..do it!! i thought the stock speakers were good...pale in comparison to these..very efficient. in my previous car i upgraded to blaupunkts and these polks run all over them... had problem with install though...no speaker harness was available..the stock harness had orange,yellow and white leads. one call to cruthcfield showed limited knowledge on my car, a 2007 vw rabbit...

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fantastic dash speaker

Written by: evan from San Antonio on September 17, 2007

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I bought these speakers to replace a set of clarion 3 1/2s that I installed in the dash of my '62 lincoln continental a while ago. The clarions were half the price, but the sound quality isn't even half as good as these polks. The highs are crystal clear and not a bit fatiuging; they even put-out some very nice, light mid-bass for a nice rich sound. <BR>The system also includes 5x7 polk db's in the rear deck and two alpine type E 10's with a 400w mono alpine amp in the trunk. I have the system faded 2 to the rear and these polk's match the bass from the subs very nicely even with the amp at 3/4's gain. <BR>I plan on an alpine 4 channel for the 4 polks in the cabin to bring out the sound even more (these polk full range speakers can handle a decent amount of power, but they will eventually distort off the jvc head unit with enough volume(about 40)). I listen to just about any kind of music and they perform admirably for all.

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Hit the sweet spot...

Written by: Danno from West Chester, PA on July 7, 2007

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I had been gradually replacing a factory system in a Sebring one step at a time, where these db351s were the finishing touches. They should have been the first speaker I bought, because they really rounded out the system well. They are even handling lower frequencies extremely well (as expected). Not only are the technicians knowledgeable, but the sales people are also extremely savvy on installation issues. It was a moderately complex installation, including an older Kenwood 4-way amp, with 2 of the channels bridged for an 8&quot; Kicker sub in the trunk along with the Polk db6500s in the doors. The door speakers are split with the dash speakers and crossover--sounds really great now. Thanks to all of the Crutchfield staff for letting me work with them to put this configuration together, they made this a great customer experience!<BR>

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Outstanding!

Written by: Ozz from El Paso, Texas on May 22, 2007

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I tried the Bostons to try something different. They sounded ok, but not like this! I sent the Bostons back and ordered these Polks instead. I love'em!

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What's in the box?

Download the Polk Audio db351 manual

  • Two 2-way speakers
  • 2 Bass blockers
  • 4 Self-tapping screws (length=1")
  • 4 Speed clips
  • Owner's Manual (Eng/Span/Fren/Ger/Ita/Port)
  • Online registration sheet

Features and Specs

General
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design 1/2" Dome
Tweeter Composition Silk/Polymer composite
Woofer Composition Polymer/Mica composite
Woofer Surround Butyl Rubber
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Specifications
Sensitivity 91 dB at 1 watt
Frequency Response 90 - 22k Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts) 4-35
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 105
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 1 9/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) 1 5/8
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 3 1/16

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Features

Dynamic Balance: Dynamic Balance is a proprietary Polk Audio technology using laser imaging to determine what combination of speaker materials create the least amount of resonance. Eliminating resonance in speakers results in a wide, smooth response and low distortion.

Woofer Cones: Each speaker features a Dynamic Balance polymer/mica composite mineral-filled cone. The cones are stiff and lightweight for big sound and low distortion.

Butyl Rubber Surrounds: For a smoother response and improved durability, the woofers use butyl rubber surrounds.

Silk/Polymer Composite Tweeters: The speakers feature 1/2" liquid-cooled silk/polymer composite tweeters for clearer, more accurate highs.

2-way Crossover Network: The built-in 2-way crossover network sends the appropriate frequencies to each driver for cleaner sound and better imaging.

Bass Blockers: The DB351 speakers include two 200 micro-farad capacitors which act as 200 Hz high-pass filters to block bass frequencies from the speakers. These should be installed in-line on the positive (+) speaker lead of each speaker.

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We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and help answer your question. [ Kenny  Apr 14, 2016 ]  Staff
When available for your vehicle and mounting location, yes, we'll provide the factory connector harnesses, free of charge, with your purchase of the speakers. The scratch or blemish, if they even have one, will be very small and will not effect the performance or capability of the product in any way. All scratch 7 dent items are covered by the full original manufacturer's warranty. I hope that helps! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5 [ Ryan  Feb 27, 2016 ]  Staff
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