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Polk Audio db6500

6-1/2" component speaker system
Certified for marine use

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by Ken Nail
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Why install component speakers?

A component speaker system gives you the best possible performance from your car audio system. A system consists of separate woofers, tweeters, and crossovers, each designed to cover one specific range of frequencies. As separate components, the woofer can move freely to deliver more powerful performance, while the tweeter can be custom-mounted in a better spot up closer to your ears, revealing a whole new world of detail. Separate crossovers are far superior to the simple filters wired into full-range speakers, so the components work together for smoother, more focused sound.

Dreaming about better sound in your car audio system? Do you want lows that are full and definitive? Highs that resonate with clarity? Stop dreaming! Polk's db Series db6500 component system uses 6-1/2" Dynamic Balance polymer/mica woofers to produce full, rich lows that are free of detail-robbing distortion. Rubber surrounds, Kapton voice coil formers, and pole plate heat sinks protect the woofers against the stresses of heat and time.

The liquid-cooled silk/polymer composite tweeters can be mounted in either flush- or surface-mount cups to project detailed highs where you want to hear them. The two-way crossover networks (4,000 Hz, 12 dB/octave) ensure smooth, well-balanced output, with built-in protection circuitry to guard your tweeters against accidental damage from high power. And you don't have to limit these speaker systems to your car — they've passed tough environmental testing that certifies them for marine use as well.

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Highlights:

  • component speaker system includes woofers, tweeters, and crossovers
  • polypropylene/mica woofer with rubber surround
  • 1" liquid-cooled silk/polymer tweeter
  • certified for marine use
  • 2-way crossover network (4,000 Hz, 12 dB/octave)
  • tweeter protection circuitry
  • frequency response: 40-23,000 Hz
  • recommended power range: 10-100 watts RMS (300 watts peak power)
  • sensitivity: 92 dB
  • top-mount depth: 2"
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs
General
Speaker Size
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6 1/2
Design
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2-way
Tweeter Design
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1" Dome
Tweeter Composition
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Silk/Polymer composite
Woofer Composition
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Polymer/Mica composite
Woofer Surround
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Butyl rubber
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
Specifications
Sensitivity
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92 dB
Frequency Response
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40 - 23k Hz
RMS Power Range (Watts)
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10-100
Peak Power Handling (Watts)
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300
Impedance (Ohms)
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4
Top-mount Depth (Inches)
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2
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)
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N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)
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5
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What's in the box?

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  • 2 Woofers
  • 2 Grilles
  • 2 Self-adhesive foam gaskets
  • 2 Tweeters (each tweeter has attached 38" speaker leads)
  • 2 Flush-mount cups
  • 2 Metal flush-mount clamps
  • 2 Surface-mount cups
  • 2 Crossovers
  • Two 10' lengths of speaker wire (each length of wire has female quick-slides on one end and tinned wire on the other end)
  • 14 Self-tapping screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Owner's Manual
  • Online registration sheet

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Woofers
Tweeters
Crossovers

Woofers

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.

Marine Certified Woofers: Polk db Series speakers are built to withstand exposure to moisture and UV rays, so they work well in boats and cars.

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.

Kapton Voice Coil Formers: The low-mass 2-Layer 1" Kapton Voice Coil formers are lightweight for high sound output. Kapton's high melting temperature ensures high power handling and excellent reliability.

Pole Plate Heat Sinks: The pole plate heat sinks promote better heat dissipation for superior power handling and reliability.

Tweeters

Silk/Polymer Composite Tweeters: The 1" liquid-cooled, silk/polymer composite tweeters provide clear, detailed highs.

Marine Certified Tweeters: Polk db Series speakers are built to withstand exposure to moisture and UV rays, so they work well in boats and cars.

Mounting: The supplied mounting cups allow you to surface- or flush-mount the tweeters. The tweeters swivel in the flush-mount housings, allowing you to adjust them for optimum imaging.

Tweeter Mounting Dimensions:

  Surface Mount Flush Mount
Mounting Height 1.006" 0.188"
Depth 0.919" (screw depth) 1.045"
Frame Diameter 1.988" 2.289"
Cutout Diameter   N/A 2.041"

Crossovers

2-Way Crossovers: Each crossover features a 12dB/octave, 4kHz high-pass network for the tweeter and a 12dB/octave, 4kHz low-pass network for the woofer.

Electronic Tweeter Protection Circuits: Each crossover has a built-in protection circuit that guards the tweeter against accidental damage from high power.

Crossover Connections: The crossover inputs and outputs are screw terminals.

Mounting: There are two mounting holes in the base of each crossover.

Crossover Dimensions: L=5.014", W=3.097", H=1.217"

 
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5 out of 5

Awesome Speaker

Written By Mark, Reading, PA on Friday, April 04, 2008
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I absolutely love
these. These
tweeters are very
tinny, and have to
turn them down, but
once adjusted they
are very very nice.
these are powered by
a 100 watt amp and
couldnt really ask
for anything more.
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4 out of 5

excellent speakers

Written By mike, merrimack, nh on Saturday, December 08, 2007
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These speakers are in a 2007 subaru outback, replacing the mediocre stock speakers. There is a huge improvement in sound at all frequencies. It took a little while to get used to the highs put out by these speakers, but after some adjustments on the new alpine deck and time to get used to hearing such high notes, I have grown to appreciate the range these speakers have. Mid-range is very good and lows are improved but could be better (I don't have a sub-woofer). Overall, I would definitely recommend these speakers!
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

a step or two up

Written By John, Portland OR on Saturday, December 08, 2007
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Definately happy I picked this one for my 07 Sonata. Bass is deeper and the highs are clearer. Unfortunately since my car doesnt have an amp in it, I'm not getting the full experience, but it still sounds better than stock ya feel me. Cant wait till I get my subs and vid screen to go along with this ish.
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5 out of 5

So Far, So Good

Written By Art, Keyport, NJ on Monday, November 12, 2007
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I recently added these to the front of my Dodge SRT-4 and they sound great. They are clean and smooth. The highs are crisp and clear without harshness or distortion. They are rated at 100 Watts RMS and I will soon be installing an amp putting out 80 Watts RMS per channel, so we shall see. The speakers themselves appear to be high quality. I flush-mounted the tweeters into the sail panels on my front doors and they look factory. Don't expect them to produce booming low-end bass; they are not made for that (that's what a sub-woofer does). They provide adaquate mid-bass. I am very happy with them so far. I have Polk dB 6x9s in the rear which compliment them perfectly. I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a decent component set without spending too much cash. I also recommend buying them from crutchfield since they have great customer service and they provide you with the necessary mounting brackets, wiring harnesses, and detailed instuctions, all for FREE, and with FREE SHIPPING if you spend over a certain amount.
4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Polk Audio db6500

Written By Justin, NY on Sunday, November 11, 2007
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i bought these for my '94 s10 and put them in the front doors. these speakers sound so good with any music and i could tell a difference in the sound quality right away. i was in no way disapointed by these speakers
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4 out of 5

Awesome sound and Great price !

Written By Rolf, Maple Shade , NJ on Friday, November 09, 2007
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I just installed 2 set's of these in my 2001 Chevy Suburban . Man what a difference ! No more muddled or muffled sound from stock speakers . I can hear backgrounds in my music that I didn't know existed . I listen to just about everything from Rock to Classical , not much for Country though (Johnny Cash is great) Real nice crisp clean sound hooked up to my Alpine CDA-9883 H.U. , without an amp even but I'm planning on putting one in eventually . Easy to hook up and mount with all the included hardware from Crutchfield . Don't wate any longer , replace your factory speakers now ! I gave these speakers 4 out of 5 because there is always something better , somewhere , but for price I don't think these could be beat .
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5 out of 5

Surprisingly good

Written By Paul, Morristown TN on Tuesday, October 30, 2007
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I mounted these in my 95 F150 with a Pioneer 3900 head unit and have been very impressed with the detail, full sound, and impressive bass response. I listen to jazz, classical, and contemporary music and have heard details in familiar tracks that I never heard before. I understand lyrics in songs that were previously garbled. These speakers easily overcome road noise even in this old squeaky truck. I have been surprised that classic rock and metal tunes come across convincingly with these 6.5 inch woofers. I can rattle my doors with no obvious distortion. Just a really nice sound. Glad I bought these.
Re: service: I consulted with Ringo prior to the purchase and am very happy with his solid advice. The shipping dept destroyed my first set ordered from "scratch and dent" by sending them without proper packaging. However, they sent me a new stock replacement set immediately using overnight shipping at their expense. I simply couldn't ask for better service.
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5 out of 5

Should have bought them sooner

Written By Porsche928, Central PA on Monday, October 29, 2007
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I'm an Infinity guy and I swear by their subs, but after reading so many terrible reviews on the reference components and their super-harsh tweeters, I decided to stray from Infinity and see what Polk had to offer and I haven't regretted it. I've had a sub in my car (not the 928) for a while and while the deep bass was there, something was missing and it became obvious once I installed the Polks. The top end brightened up and for the first time in my car, I had midbass! The stock speaker was a 4x6 so I had to fabricate new mounts out of MDF, but it was worth the time and effort to get these in. You get so much more sound out of a large round speaker than a small oval one. I thought the highs were just a bit bright, but this is nothing an EQ can't fix. A lot of people say these things need an amp, but I found they do quite well off my Pioneer head unit. The fact that you can relocate the tweeters (if you so choose) is wonderful. Now, I no longer have tweeters firing into my legs and the sound is the same whether or not I have a passenger in the car. Last week I was reading these rave reviews and today I'm writing one. Like someone else said, if your car has 6.5" holes, buy these speakers, and if it doesn't, get out the rotozip and start cutting!
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5 out of 5

Major Upgrade

Written By Knightmare, Syracuse, NY on Monday, October 22, 2007
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I put these in my 2005 Subaru Legacy Limited for the front doors. The stock speakers were surrounded by cardboard! and made of junk paper, and a plastic basket with tiny magnets. The tweeters werre also plastic, even the cones! I SWEAR TO THIS, total garbage stock speakers.

When I installed these the difference was night and day, however A MAJOR RECOMMENDATION TO ALL is to plug the subs into the full range cable and not the sub out on the crossover, and then put the tweeters on the tweeter out of the crossover. that way the subs fill the low AND the midrange, and the tweeters get the highs, this gave my music a much FULLER sound rather then super highs and some lows.
7 out of 8 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Awesome Component Speakers

Written By James, Los Angeles, CA on Saturday, September 29, 2007
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I bought these based on the reviews from others. I put them in my 1991 Acura Integra Hatchback. Let me just say that the sound blows away my previous Polk Audio Component speakers that I purchased over 8 years ago. Reason for replacing them was because one tweeter was dead. However prior to that happening it started to sound like it was making a hissing noise and made the music sound bad, but only on one side. Anyways I should have replaced them long ago, but didn't until recently with these components. They are powerful, and sound so much better and are very crisp. I have to turn done the treble control, because it is very sharp in making high frequency sound. I can't believe I paid $250 for the old setup and it didn't even sound like these speakers. Crutchfield has done very well with carrying these components. If you need replacements buy these. Good sound at an affordable price. Go Polk Audio!
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great speakers for the price

Written By whyskas, Seattle/Tacoma, WA on Wednesday, September 26, 2007
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I just bought these for my Honda CRX (89) and mounted them in the rear speaker holes which Crutchfield provided the speaker brackets for me (Free!). These things are Awesome! I have Sony Xplod door speakers which are actually pretty decent sounding with the Sony Xplod head unit I have but these Polks knock the socks off the Xplod's. The sound is so much more clear than the Xplod's from the lows to the highs there is no comparison really. I'll be adding a set of these Polks for replacement of the door speakers now! Polk db6500's fit perfectly in my car without having to change my stock speaker grilles out at all.

Crutchfield's "Outfit my car" guide has worked for me with no hitches so far, Great job Crutchfield! Everything I have bought from Crutchfield has been processed with ease and the "Assistance" I have asked for here on the site has been attended to by quick and knowledgeable folks. As long as Crutchfield keeps up the great products and Excellent customer service, I'll be a customer for life!
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4 out of 5

Good but not great

Written By Psoas10, The Aloha State on Tuesday, September 18, 2007
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It seems that this speaker has got alot of 5 star ratings. But I dont think they are that good. The tweeters are a little bright, and the midrange is a little harsh too. But fiddling with my eq, made them sound pretty good. Also no bass response to speak of, so u will need a sub to get bass below 90hz. But for the price, they are a good deal. You would have to spend over 300 dollars to get something better.
1 out of 3 people found this helpful
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2 out of 5

Polk Audio db6500

Written By audiophile, Sacramento, CA on Thursday, September 13, 2007
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After using JBL GTO series coaxial speakers, I decided to upgrade to component speakers hoping for better quality sound and higher power handling. I purchased these speakers since they had a big discount on them and thought that they would sound good since over 80 people gave them a 5 stars rating. After installing them, I realized what a big mistake I made. These speakers sound horrible!!! The tweeters are excessively bright, the mids are weak and the bass is nonexistent. I am not looking for a tremendous amount of bass, but at least a decent amount and these speakers just dont have it. I had to drastically decrease the high frequency bands on my equalizer down by 5 increments in order to tone down the treble from the tweeters. But by doing that I ended up making the rear Polk db690 sounds very muddy and unclear. I also had to increase the mid range and low range frequencies to try and make the speakers sound decent. To me, it seems as though most of the vocals in my songs are coming from the tweeters. This makes even male singers with deep voices sound high pitch! I listen to pop, hip hop, & rock but they all sound bad with these speakers.

My sound system includes:
Alpine CDA-9887 Head Unit
JBL GTO755.6II amplifier
JBL GTO1204BP Subwoofer
Monster Cable 300 series interconnects
Rockford Fosgate power and speaker wires

After a week of breaking in (~25 hours) there seemed to be little difference in sound quality. I returned these speakers and got the JBL GTO607C 6.5" components instead. They sound great with no problems at all! This is my first time using Polk Audio and it has not been a good experience.
3 out of 7 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Polk Audio db6500

Written By William, Little Rock, Arkansas on Tuesday, September 04, 2007
 
WOW! The quality of these speakers is amazing. Way better than my stock dodge ram speakers. Crutchfield did a great job on the installation aspect. One thing that I did that mey help some people is mount the sweeter to the trip plate crutchfield sent me. Just be sure that there is enough room for you to mount them and that they do not get in the way of the speaker. All in all a GREAT PRODUCT!
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Better than Infinity

Written By Dan, Wind Gap, PA on Saturday, August 18, 2007
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Just installed these today in my '91 Maxima. I replaced some 3 year old and obscenely abused infinity kappa 6 3/4" 2 ways in my door panels.

I've always known polk to build the best sounding speakers for "Real" rock (i.e. Black Label Society), not this sissy stuff that infests the radio nowadays. Infinity's have a good, clean sound, but have no where near the thick, "kick you in your butt" sound that polk's do.

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5 out of 5

6.5" Polks in a Focus front door

Written By Rick, A.L, Mn. on Sunday, August 12, 2007
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Loved the specs of these Polks-looked around quite a bit and came back to Crutchfield for the second or fourth (fifth?)time around.Yes,I've been a repeat customer!In a nutshell-I bought these for my 07 Ford Focus ZX3.These *do* fit.There is @2.5" of mounting depth in the doors without a spacer.I used the Crutchfield supplied speaker adapters(which are supposed to be for the 5 1/4" speakers...they fit too!)-made the install a snap! The tweets fit in the side demister wells with a slight mod to the vent.Driven by the RF P200 50x2 amp... Amazing!
The sound from component speakers is like hearing the *real* music for the first time. Highly recommend these!
Thanks Crutchfield!!
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5 out of 5

Great sound for vehicles with limited space

Written By Anthony, Snellville, GA on Friday, August 10, 2007
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I bought these speakers to replace some Infinity 6.5 2 ways I had mounted in my 97 Nissan Pickup. I thought by them being components, I would get a little more "boom" out of them. I was right!! These are great!! I'm running an Alpine 2 channel amp on them, which makes a difference also. If you are looking for a really great sounding set of speakers for a limited area, these are for you!!
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5 out of 5

2006 chevy hhr

Written By Bill, Pittsburgh, PA on Wednesday, August 08, 2007
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I replaced the stock 6.75 door speakers with this amazing set of components. Oh wow what a difference!! At this time I only have an Eclipse CD3000 running the show, but so far its doing a beautiful job!! I opted out of the foam speaker baffles because of what i read in the reviews.. (losing bass response etc) but due to the huge mounting bracket GM uses, there is still a little gap where the factory bracket sat. I lost bass response but gained the highs I have been longing for. Crisp clear just beautiful!! I plan and recommend an amp for these cause the 14 watts rms from the head unit alone do no justice. (at high volume I hear them struggling)

These I would recommend to anyone. A great speaker at a great price. And the sales team here at Crutchfield is second to none!!
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4 out of 5

Great speakers.

Written By Chris, Madison, WI on Tuesday, July 24, 2007
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These speakers sound rather good. I replaced my factory Infinity system (blew a front woofer) with these and they sound good. I compared them to my VR650 CSI components that I have in another car as to sound they are somewhat comparable.
They don't have any adjustment settings for the tweeter, which I think would be nice so you could adjust it as you see fit, sometimes needed due to location of tweeter. For my application it sounds good but if I had to place them on the A pillar or sail pointing at you they could need a little attenuation or in some situations more. They do have a mid bass that is good however I still run a sub.
My overall view of these is great, they are a good deal. A very nice set of speakers
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5 out of 5

Worth the price

Written By Danno, West Chester, PA on Thursday, July 12, 2007
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This is a very good speaker for the money. You might expect to pay more for a speaker to deliver a solid range of sound and also handle power well. But the thing that makes this purchase work is the support you get from the Crutchfield staff. They don't strand you to problems encountered during the installation. I had quite a few questions given these had to be integrated with existing components, some of them factory, while dealing with the auto manufacturer's wiring scheme. Good work guys!...and thanks.

Danno
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5 out of 5

The Best Speakers Money Can Buy

Written By Darren, Baxley, Ga on Thursday, July 12, 2007
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I purchased these speakers for my 06 Silverado Crew cab with the assistance of Troy, the install was fairly simple and with results outstanding, the speakers sound fantastic, Glad I purchased the Polk Audio's, I believe my next purchase will be a amp to make them sound even better. Thanks Troy and Great speakers Crutchfield
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5 out of 5

Woweee Woweee WOW!

Written By John, El Paso, Texas on Tuesday, July 10, 2007
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These speakers are absolutely amazing. I have listened to Alpine, Fosgate, Infinity, etc. You name it and I have heard it and all I can say is these are THE BEST NON-COMPETITION SPEAKERS YOU CAN BUY!!! Sure there is always something out there that is slightly better than what you already have, but music quality in a car levels off right about where these speaker's limits are pushed. I can also honestly say that it outperforms MANY speakers that are two to three times the price of these. (That's $300-$400 speakers!) The best example I can give you is that listening to my music with the windows CLOSED from the OUTSIDE of the car and the same song sounds better in my car than numerous of my buddy's cars and trucks that sunk far more into their system than me. These things crave power and if you juice them up to 100W or more...you ears are gonna drip from delight. Give em a shot...and hey if you disagree...just return them before the 30 days are up!
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5 out of 5

this speakers rocks

Written By Tamzid, Winona, MN on Wednesday, July 04, 2007
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I am powering them with profile 100 watts, and this rocks! you cont be disapointed at all, i mounted them in the front door, it gives clear bass, and its so clear u wont fron any other component speaker, get one rite now!
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4 out of 5

This is a solid buy for a solid system

Written By Mike, Salinas, CA on Wednesday, July 04, 2007
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These speakers didn't impress me right out of the box. The speaker cone looked a little small in diameter for 6.5 inch speakers and they felt a little light. Once I installed them in the front doors with the speaker adapters (no foam baffles) in my 2004 Intrepid and began juicing them up with my 4-channel Fosgate amp, they responded very well. They produce a very satisfying range of sound and make the more-than-casual listener very happy. Don't expect a ton of bass; that's not what these seem to do. They add the fine detail to your music and improve clarity. I recommend at least 50 watts per channel RMS if you want to bring these close to their potential. If I could change any one thing about these speakers I'd want to see an angled tweeter mount. These tweeters are obstructive and take up a lot of effort even with only a surface mount. Have a place in mind before you buy... Also take the lack of angled tweeters into consideration. Overall, I love my new speakers and I'm happy I did business with real experts instead of the high school kid at the local place who can't answer any of my questions. Thanks Crutchfield. I took a risk and loved these, but I know that you'd have helped if I were dissatisfied with my purchase. It's always a pleasure.
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5 out of 5

Beautiful!!!

Written By Frank, Norman, OK on Monday, July 02, 2007
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A set in the front and a set in the rear of my 2005 VW Golf, combined with an Alpine 9883 HU, Alpine MRV-450 5 channel amp, a Fosgate 10" sub, and I couldn't be happier! Can't beat it for the price. These speakers love power and they want a lot of it! You won't go wrong with them!
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5 out of 5

I am in awe of these speakers.

Written By Tim, Madison, WI on Sunday, June 17, 2007
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I bought these to replace some blaupunkt 6.5 components that didn't meet my standards for an aftermarket speaker. After I installed these, I found out what an aftermarket speaker could be. The difference was amazing. The bass is deep and strong, the mids are accurate and the highs are brilliant. My only complaint might be that the highs are a little too bright, but that's easy to fix with a little EQ futzing. I'm not using an amp on these so there's no high-pass filter, yet the bass only gets muddy or distorted when I crank them waaay up. I have to turn them up so loud that it's too loud to enjoy to get them to sound bad.

In short, these are fantastic speakers and they are a great value.
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5 out of 5

AMAZING SOUND QUALITY!

Written By Drew, Reisterstown, Maryland on Saturday, June 09, 2007
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I put these polk DB's in my 99' Cherokee and they sound so crisp. The highs are clear and they put out decent bass as well. In the rear I've got the 5 1/4" DB comps. Dynamat Extreme behind each speaker, and a 600Watt Pioneer Amp make for studio like sound quality! These speakers ROCK and for the price cant be beat!
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5 out of 5

sounds crystal clear

Written By Jay, Windsor,CT on Thursday, June 07, 2007
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i went and got 2 sets of these speakers for the front and back doors of my nissan maxima a JVC HD radio HU,fosgate 1500 watts amp running inside speakers and a MTX mono block amp running two p2's 12inch woofers and a kicker crossover, my system is weakin up my whole neighborhood, im loving it.
p.s These polk speakers kick!
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1 out of 5

Polk Audio db6500

Written By Jim, Tulsa, OK on Tuesday, June 05, 2007
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I bought these hoping to UPGRADE my factory component speakers in my '03 4Runner. The factory speakers are not the expensive JBL upgrade option that Toyota offers, just the standard 4Runner package (but they are component in the front doors).

Anyway, I just finished installing, listening to and then uninstalling these speakers. They are flat, they have no bass, they sound like a tin can, Overall......much, much worse than my factory speakers.

But wait, it's doesn't stop there, they not only sound lousy, but they're grossly overpriced. These speakers should be selling for 10-20% of their price.

Sorry to beat up on them so bad, but I am VERY disappointed.

Not sure what everybody else is hearing out of these speakers that sounds so good to desrve high ratings and comments.

I'll be returning these if Crutchfield will take them back.....otherwise I guess I'll just chalk it up to a very expensive lesson.

Good luck everybody,
Jim
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5 out of 5

Great Sound

Written By Jonathan, Northwest CT on Friday, May 25, 2007
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I am using these as part of a 3-way setup in my Honda. I also have the Polk db690 6x9's in the rear. All of the bass back there, and these up front.
Finding a place for the x-overs was probably the hardest part of the install, but now my car sounds SWEEEEET!
Panasonic 8303U driving the whole system, and Dynamat Extreme to isolate the speakers from the door and rear deck. It DOES make a worthwhile difference!
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5 out of 5

holly smoke!!!

Written By Randy, Emporia, KS on Friday, May 25, 2007
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I put these speakers in my toyota celica in place with the stock speakers and they blew my away. it was like night and day. I sit in my car and I feel like the band is in the car with me. the sound is so clear and rich. Im almost excited to drive to work so I can listen to my stereo!
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5 out of 5

The best component speaker value on the market today!

Written By Matthew, Pittsburgh, PA on Wednesday, May 23, 2007
 
These are phenominal speakers!! Last year, I bought a pair of these for my brother. Even on the head unit power (an Alpine) they sounded great!! Well, this year I decided to upgrade the stereo in my S2000, and I naturally thought of these Polks. I'm powering them with a Rockford Fosgate P450.4 at 60 watts per set. They will get LOUD with no distortion. The tweets do not have an attenuation setting, so they can be a little harsh at high volumes, but the equalizer can compensate for this with little loss of sound quality. For the price, I have not heard anything even close to these Polks. Plus, they are relatively shallow, so they will drop right in to most Japanese applications with no problems. For the price, I do not think there is a better speaker on the market.
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5 out of 5

Polk Audio db6500

Written By Steven, Near Chicago, IL on Wednesday, May 02, 2007
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Great speakers for the price! Mellow highs and a solid midrange with low power requirements make this a fantastic budget option. For my '02 Intrepid, I ended up fashioning a bracket to hold the tweeters out of wood and installed them in my door sail panels with the "flush" mounting option. They've held up well over the past 2+ years with only the Alpine head unit driving them. I would advise against sending frequencies below 80Hz at these, but that's true of any small loudspeaker. It's best leaving those frequencies to an amplified sub, otherwise the sound starts get distorted at anything above road noise level. With the exception of the custom bracket, Crutchfield supplied everything I needed. And when the factory wiring harness connectors weren't quite right, an email to my service adviser with a picture got a new set shipped at no cost to me.
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5 out of 5

Fantastic Sound

Written By Adam, Nixa, MO on Monday, April 30, 2007
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I was very impressed with the sound provided by this component set. I installed these with with my factory Head Unit still in place. I was very surprised by the quality using the factory equipment. I was even more pleased once they were connected to my 50 watt/channel amp.
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5 out of 5

Awesome

Written By Christopher, Greenville, SC on Monday, April 23, 2007
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Listen, you can do better than these speakers, if you are willing to spend hundreds more. That's it. These speakers rock, and i definitely recommend and amplifier if your going with these. Profile makes great amps for good prices. A side note, a buddy asked what kind of sub i had when these were playing. I laughed and told him that was just the speakers. For excellent sound with all types of music, get these speakers. I can't say enough about them.
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5 out of 5

The best speakers ever

Written By jamie, Thoreau, N.M. on Saturday, April 21, 2007
 
These speakers are the best speakers I've ever heard. I took my truck out to the lake on 4/20 for senior ditch day and everyone told me that it sounded like a concert. I have 100 watts running to each of them and 200 watts powering a 12 inch typhoon behind the seat. People from across the lake said that I have a loud system. Now I am inspired to completly double my sound and order a complete second set of speakers, amps, and a woofer. You can't go wrong with these speakers. So hurry up and buy them!!!!!
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5 out of 5

Polk Rocks

Written By hiphopjunky87, West Plains, Missouri on Monday, April 16, 2007
 
First off i have these in a 1996 Dodge Neon since december and they have been through moisture, heat and freezing temperatures. They are easy to install but you might want to get the scocshe mounting bracket to get them snug. They have great sound and lots of midrange tone. Some people might say that the tweeters cant be aimed but if you use the surface mount, and you dont push the tweeter all the way in, you can angle them and point them in any direction you want. When you mount the crossover you must mount them in an open spot so they can cool down as you use them. As with any component set you must leave some breathing room. Dont turn the gain past half if your running more than 100 watts to them cause you'll wear them out. Polk makes this set awsome i just wish i would have waited a few months to get the 2007 set. Also, i recommend 14 gauge input wire from crossover to the amp. Good luck and if you want THE BEST SOUND FROM ANY SPEAKER MANUFATCURER BUY THE POLK COMPONENTS..... TRUST ME!!!!!!!
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5 out of 5

WOW! What is that ringing in my ears???

Written By dpeed2003, Southern Maryland on Friday, April 13, 2007
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I am a longtime fan of Polk, going back 15 years to my home system. I have a 2004 Envoy that came with the Bose upgrade system. Finally a CD got stuck in the deck and gave me all the excuse I needed to upgrade. I bought the Blaupunkt Long Beach DVD35 head unit, with the DB6500's for the front, DB651s for the rear. I never dreamed it could sound so good! It makes the upgraded Bose system that came with the SUV sound like a one speaker, pocket sized AM radio, complete with the old 8 track tape player on the side!! I knew it would be better but to say I am blown away with the clarity of sound would be the understatement of a lifetime. I highly recommend these speakers. While they are not the only component, they are without a doubt, the shining star of the set. Hook the old AM radio up to these speakers and it would probably sound like a live concert. WOW!! What a difference these made. They are a very solid performer!
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5 out of 5

Great Deal!

Written By Michael, Coral Gables, FL on Thursday, April 12, 2007
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setup:
-Pioneer Premiere DEH-P590IB Head Unit
-Profile AP600 100W x 2 Car Amp to these speakers
-Polk Audio db 525 in the rear
-and these speakers of course

For the money I give these speakers a 5, you can do better with some focals and higher end speakers, but these speakers do sound mean

these speakers put out enough bass playing rock and country and sound great doing so, but if you're gonna be blasting rap your definitely going to want a sub, but if your going to be blasting out rap you dont need me to tell you that. for the casual hip hop listener you should be able to appreciate them without a sub. they deliver some crisp bass, just not a whole lot of it. I have my HPF set at between 50 and 63 MHZ usually.

Like some of the other reviews have stated, the tweeters are super bright and can hurt your ears, I just lowered the high frequencies through my head unit and now they are fine. Another review stated a 20-40 hour break-in period, which i also agree with, as they do sound great out of the box but seem to sound better now that they are loosened up a bit.

Also if your going to buy these speakers, get an amp. I like my profile AP600(mounted under my passenger seat). For the money I think its a really good amp. and makes for a great low-cost setup. I think that you can probably do better with a higher end amp though.

The only problem I have with these speakers is now that I have them I listen to my music way too loud because they sound so good and cant hear right after getting out of my car!
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5 out of 5

crank it up !!!!

Written By rj998, mi on Monday, April 02, 2007
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HOLY COW these things jam, well worth the money, best car speakers I have ever had, need good clean power....no cheap power....and if you bag them or use baffles make sure you vent them, you will like the sound 100 times better!
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5 out of 5

Polk audio makes nothing but the best

Written By Blair, Oxford, NC on Saturday, March 31, 2007
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My set up: Panasonic MXE CQ-C7403U CD/MP3 player
Polk Audio db6500 (front door)
Polk Audio db690 (rear deck)

CAUTION!! Do not be hesitant to buy component speakers because you are inexperienced with car audio. I am only 18 years old and installed all this myself. First of all let me complement crutchfield for its excellent customer service. they have people there almost all the time ready to talk you through any problem, and trust me i hit a few! they got me through them no problem!

Now about those speakers. SUPERB. these things really pump out the music, and i tried out everything from 311 to dave matthews to rich boy to DJ unk, all types of rock and hip/hop n R&B. they perform above my expectations way past volumes your ears appreciate. with the panasonic deck (excellent amplifier) has more then enough power to run these speakers, althought i must say i cant even imagine how much more wonderful theyd be with an external amp.

FINAL WORD - GET THESE WHILE THEY ARE HERE!!! DONT PASS UP
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5 out of 5

Great

Written By Lisa, Canisteo, NY on Saturday, March 24, 2007
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These speakers are absouluty great, i have them in my 95 chevy tahoe and they are in the front doors, they are LOUD and they have great bass. I was told that an amp was good for these speakers, but im extremely happy with it now.The Pioneer 5900 head unit powers them great. great lows, and amazing highs, there just perfect!!
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5 out of 5

AWSOME

Written By mark, Northern Vermont on Wednesday, March 21, 2007
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I have these installed in my 06 chrysler sebring sedan,(front doors) also pair of db690 full range in the rear deck.
THESE THINGS ROCK!!!!! They are being pushed by an infinity 7541 reference amp 111x4, and the factory head unit.. No issues. They sound great, installation was a breeze with crutchfields adaptors and equipment that comes with the units.
thanks crutchfield
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5 out of 5

Sound great, get an amp - your best bang for your buck

Written By yallam, Columbus, OH on Tuesday, February 27, 2007
 
Purchased 1 yr ago, these db6500s sounded great out of the box temporarily directly connected to a Sony head unit.

I bought a 65Wx4 RMS (100Wx4 peak) amp and these things really woke up! All frequencies improved at all volume levels, significantly. Expect a substantial break-in period (20-40 hrs.), then be really impressed.

Using the HU, I brought the bass up to 6/10, the mids up to 7/10, and kept the treble down at 2/10, as these things are bright if you turn the treble up too loud. Theyre smooth, crisp, and clean without sounding metallic, but will hurt your ears at high volumes if the high range is cranked. I have a smaller vehicle (Isuzu Amigo / Rodeo Sport). The lows (and mids) sound pretty tight and accurate, but they wont thump if you like to feel the beat hit you in the back a little, but are overall extremely loud, and clear at any power level and you can still feel some bass vibrate the car inside. You can complete your system as I did with a Polk Momo sub. I got one 8-incher and it’s sufficient for a small car, unless you want to be a bit obnoxious. The sound is full and excellent at any earplug-free volume and as a system it was all a steal. Passengers are always quite impressed.

NOTES: I have these in the front, with the tweeters flush-mounted. I used a Dremel tool to CAREFULLY cut my door panels and flush-mount (rather than OEM recess-mount) the woofers so I could use the cool-looking grilles. I have db650 coaxials in the rear to round off the system. They sound great too. I used them as rears for fullness. FYI, you must get an amp! Marginally better speakers cost hundreds more.
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5 out of 5

Polk Audio db6500

Written By Mark, Fla on Friday, February 16, 2007
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These are great! Woofers installed in the front doors of a 03 Accord, tweeters installed on cover behind side mirrors. Powered by an Alpine amp (70w/ea) and the gain is at 25%, it's MORE than enough.
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3 out of 5

you can do better

Written By shawn, newport news VA on Thursday, February 01, 2007
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I was impressed with the high and midrange frequencies. However at high volumes the woofers would bottom out badly leading me to believe that the power handling rating is not accurate. They sounded pretty good until I lowered the 24db highpass x-over to 80htz, this is when the woofer really bottomed out creating severe distortion. I had to raise the x-over to nearly 120htz for the speakers to really get loud and sound good. This could be fine for most people but for an extra $75 or so you can do much better. Thanks to crutchfield for making the return of the speakers a breaze. By the way the efficiency is very good and these could run well off an high powered haed unit if that is your goal.
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5 out of 5

Great speakers for the price

Written By Blair, Vermontville, MI on Tuesday, January 23, 2007
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As my father and I have nearly identical Colorados, I bought two sets of these to replace the garbage speakers that came with them. The Polks are a vast improvement, and installation was fairly easy, even for a couple of complete amateurs. A word of warning though -- if you're going flush-mount the tweeters, you'll need to drill out GM's molded-in cover. If you're using a hole-saw bit in your drill, run it backwards. It takes a bit longer, but keeps the teeth of the bit from catching unexpectedly and wrenching it out of your starter hole. We learned this the hard way, and ended up gouging up my Dad's door-panel a little.
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5 out of 5

Great sound for a decent price

Written By Andy, North Carolina on Saturday, January 20, 2007
 
Got these for a 95 Toyota Corrola. These have a really good
too them. Not sure how well they handle the bass, as the receiver I just bought (a Dual XDM6820 CD Receiver) doesn't really deliver a lot of bass), but the sound is crisp and clear. As a sidenote, if you're putting these into a 1995 Toyota Corrola (or it may be any Corrola), be prepared to spend a LOT of time installing them. The reason is you can't replace the factory speakers from the trunk!! You must remove the read site, couple of side panels, the side cushions, rear brake light, and then remove the back panel (no joke). But, it's worth the effort. The brackets they supplied to mount the Polks were a little trick lining up the holes to the old assembly. My suggestion is to take the WHOLE speaker assembly out (just remove the three large screws), then mount the speakers to the plastic adapter, then mount the adapter to the old assembly.
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5 out of 5

Great Sound!

Written By BRIAN, Merrimack NH on Monday, January 08, 2007
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These speakers sound great and take lots of power with no distortion, both Highs and lows. I've got a "Punch P450.4 amp powering mine, and they sound tremendous, playing hard rock or Classic.With 950"s in the back Ive got lots of bass and great highs as well.
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4 out of 5

GET AN AMP!

Written By Steve, Massachusetts on Wednesday, December 06, 2006
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If you want these speakers your going to need an amp of at least 80 watts per channel. Most decks can't handel being turned up all the way without the decks amplfier distorting...its not the spakers, its the deck...get an amp that can handle pushing out the power and then these are great speakers...if u dont want an amp..dont buy these speakers
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5 out of 5

Best bang for the buck

Written By Adam, Houston, TX on Wednesday, December 06, 2006
 
These are great sounding speakers for a component system. I have them in my 00 Civic attached to a Pioneer head unit powered by a 1000W amp. They're extremely clear and crisp, and can get very lound. I wasn't personally satisfied with the bass from them so I ended up getting a sub in the back as well, but I couldn't be happier!
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4 out of 5

They Are Ok

Written By michael, Pottsville, Pa on Sunday, November 26, 2006
 
These speakers are good. But...I really dont think they are anything worth salivating over in my opinion. Being able to aim the surface mount tweeters would have been a nice option.They can be flush mounted also, but still cannot be aimed.
The drivers themselves are alot smaller than they look in the pictures. So mounting in the doors is no issue.

One thing thing that confuses is me is that they are labled as 6.5 inch speakers when in fact, they are closer to 6 and a quarter inch speakers.

This will be a consideration when buying 4x6 to 6.5 inch round adapters. The speaker is just too small to be attatched to these adapters.

I ended up throwing away the adapters I bought and made my own from 3/4 inch pine.

Plus, you will need to find a place to mount the crossovers.. Just another thing to keep in mind.

But in the end, they work well. They handle 100w rms. And they are staying in my doors for a long time.
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5 out of 5

Great Sound

Written By Matt, Philly on Monday, November 20, 2006
 
I have a 2004 CRV EX with a factory head unit and an Alpine Amplifier (40 watt x 4). I am not an audiophile by any means but I wanted to hear a clearer sound, hear the instruments and hear the music above any road noise (windows open or closed). These speakers satisfy all those needs. They sound terrific and the sound is excellent you can hear individual instruments, good bass, crisp highs, great mids. Try listening to The Who Live at Leeds - terrific.
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5 out of 5

Best Audio for your Buck!

Written By philmeaux, Morgantown, WV on Sunday, November 19, 2006
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I got the 5.25 in the front and the 6.5 in the rear (with some modification). They look and sound fantastic.

I have a modest sub in the back and the sound is so full with the bass wrapping around behind me seamlessly, just as I had imagined. These db speakers are so awesome.

Thanks Crutchfield for all the help.

WOW
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5 out of 5

Killer Speakers

Written By Roy, Deer Park, TX on Saturday, November 04, 2006
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I bought a pair of these due to reviews by previous customers. I installed them on my 2001 Honda Civic in the front doors. I had to bolt the Tweeters' housing to the factory housing. The stock tweeter housing would not allow the tweeter to be centered and it would pop out of the housing. Bolting the Polk housing on top of the stock housing works well. This almost gives the appearance that they are factory installed. I have not installed an amp as of yet but the sound quality is amazing. I was blown away. I can max out the volume without distortion. I am still running the stock stereo. (I will be upgrading shortly) I intended to install an old school amp. I also intend to buy another set of the Polk DB6500s for the rear of my car. I can not stress the quality of sound enough. They are loud crisp and clear. I am happy with the base from the woofers but I will be adding a pair of eights to get a little more thump.
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5 out of 5

GREAT

Written By Ben, Pittsburgh, PA on Saturday, October 28, 2006
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I just installed these in the front doors of my 2002 Jetta, I have them running off a Pioneer DEH-P6800MP head unit an I used the factory crossover in my car. I had to surface mount the tweeters but that gives it that aftermarket look. Anyway onto these speakers, I have to say these speakers are the best I have installed in a car. The highs and mids are really clear. I get a headache when listening to some songs because of how clear they are. The lows are not as good as I hoped but once I get subwoofers that will take of that. I will be ordering more of these for my rear doors and then for kick panels.
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5 out of 5

Like Whoa!!!!

Written By Marc, Florida on Friday, September 29, 2006
 
I am now a believer!!!You dont have to spend a butt load of money on equipment to get good sound. I bought a pair of these components for the front doors of my toyota solara and the db690's for the back deck (Buy 1 get 1 half off). Well, hooked them up to the presicion power pcx-480 (80x4 rms 4 ohms) and the kenwood x590 cd player, and was blown away by the sound. I thought i was settling for a pair of components (I really wanted boston acoustic sl60, but for family reasons, i could not afford them.) Well i'm hear to tell you, these things get loud with no distortion. A lot more sound than i expected. I have no need to get anything thing else. The tweets can be a bit harsh at loud volumes, but that is easily adjusted with cd player or amp crossovers. The mids are great. Tight and Punchy, and doesnt distort due to bass (i have them xover at 92 hz at the amp 12 db slope). People cant believe i only have a 6.5 component set and 6x9's inside the car. They think I have speakers in the side panels and dash board (LOL). Hats off to Polk...Excellent product. If you give them the power they need, You wont be dissapointed.
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4 out of 5

Polk Audio db6500

Written By Ryan, Chicago, IL on Saturday, September 09, 2006
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Get an amp, you will not regret it. The speakers are great off an aftermarket receiver, but even better when you have 2/4 channel along with them. The treble is sometimes to high and the bass is most of the time way to low. Theres better speakers out there, but for the money its worth it.
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5 out of 5

Believe what you read on the db6500 Polk Component Speakers

Written By Joe, Morrow, OH on Sunday, August 27, 2006
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I purchased these speakers for my wife's 2001 VW Passat. (The rear door speakers were blown out). I was skeptical that replacement speakers could sound as good as the ones that came with the Monsoon system. New this system had awesome sound. I read the reviews and took advantage of the special buy one pair get the second pair at half price. So I decided to purchase both front and rear door sets. It took me about 2.5 hours to put in all 4 door speakers. (I took my time, followed the Crutchfield directions and had the right tools).

These speakers are crisp, clear and sound fantastic at high volume. This was a great impulse purchase for me. Believe the reviews and ratings you read. They are great speakers and yes, a little better than the ones that came in the car.
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5 out of 5

awesome

Written By AJ, utica, ny on Saturday, August 26, 2006
 
excellent speakers for the price. have them hooked up to my 80x2 soundstream amp and they sound amazing. no distortion when turned up all the way. and the best thing about them is the louder they are the better they sound. buy these, you will not regret it.
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5 out of 5

Polk Audio db6500

Written By Ryan, Shrewsbury MA on Wednesday, August 16, 2006
 
the DB6500 component speakers were definitly worth it. I was powering 4 kicker 6.5" 2 way speakers off of my panasonic deck, with a kicker 15" solo baric L7. After hearing great reviews of these I decided to go for it. My car had had stock tweeters but they sounded awful. I mounted the tweeters in the front doors (stock front pillars would have been to hard to wire) and in the rear on hte pillars. I'm powering them with 2 sony 100x2 amps and they sound amazing. Everyone is blown away by the clarity. I turned it all the way up, opened the windows, and walked pretty far away from the car. Even at full volume I get no distortion and theyre just as clear as they are at any other volume. Flush mounting the tweeters was alot easier than I thought it'd be. definitly a great investment.
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5 out of 5

Great speakers!

Written By Cole, S. Fla on Tuesday, August 08, 2006
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I was only going to buy one set of these for my 93 lincoln TC (Big car and i needed more clarity), then i saw the buy one get one half off. I had to take it.

Installed them this weekend with the tweeters in the far corners all surface mounted reflecting off of the glass. Sounds absolutely incredible.

Right now im powering them with my Alpine 60Wx4 and i intend on getting the 110Wx4 infinity amp later on.

But the louder i turn it up, the better it sounds. If you're looking for a good set of components look no further. Buy these...
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5 out of 5

Incredible

Written By Mat, Orange County, New York on Monday, August 07, 2006
 
I just purchased a pair of these for the front doors of my Dodge Dakota regular cab, what a sound. I have listened to Bose systems in Nissans and Porsches, and the top-end Infinity system in my father's Chrysler, but the Polks deliver a clear, crisp sound the others can't compare to.

In combination with my Polk db650's in the rear, my cab rocks out to anything i throw at it. Installation took some time since I wanted the tweeters flush mounted for a clean look, but the result is more than I expected.

The bass at low speeds and parking lot gatherings is not earth-shaking, but for rock music, it is ideal. My side mirrors rattle without hesitation.

Next buy is a sleek Kenwood KSC-SW1 to fill in the low-end gaps my 4 Polk speakers lack, all feeding off my Pioneer head unit, it should be perfect.
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5 out of 5

Top Notch Speakers!

Written By Rob, Wake Forest, NC on Thursday, August 03, 2006
 
I purchased these after comparing the specs and reading the reviews on this site. I can honestly say I have not been dissapointed at all. These produce very crisp sound with amazing clarity. You will not go wrong with a set of these in your vehicle.

The only thing I didn't like is the way the wires mount in the crossover. They have to feed through the holes in the plastic crossover cover and then mount to the mount screws. This was an unnecessary pain to deal with. Obviously this has nothing to do with the speaker sound and quality but I thought I would mention it anyway.

Awesome set of speakers and I definitely would purchase them for another vehicle!
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5 out of 5

Polk Audio db6500

Written By iswm, Tucson, AZ on Sunday, July 09, 2006
 
Installed in my '97 Honda Civic. These speakers sound great. Huge improvment over the stock speakers. For the price, you can't go wrong with these.
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5 out of 5

Awesome!!!!

Written By Jay, Nortonville, KY on Sunday, July 09, 2006
 
I bought these speakers after reading all the rave reviews from various websites, plus I knew the polk name was a good one. I debated for the longest time on what would be an excellent setup for my highs in my standard cab Dodge Ram. I have to say that all the reviews were very well founded. I decided to go with the 6.5 inch components in my doors and the polk db 5.25 inch components in my kick panels, they sound awesome. I hooked them up to a new Rockford Fosgate Punch 450.4 which is factory tested at 101 watts by 4. Let me tell you there is no possible way you can get beat the sound of these for the price.Would strongly recommend, by the way they look awesome too!!!
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5 out of 5

Polk Audio db6500

Written By Vic, Chicago, IL on Friday, June 30, 2006
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Amazing. If I could give it more then 5 stars I would. These things kick unbelievably hard. I didn't think anything could drown out my diesel Dodge Ram. I was wrong. I'll be buying another set for the front doors. Awsome speaker!
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5 out of 5

Clean, Crisp, Loud...and they'll take a beating

Written By 98acura, Tampa Florida on Wednesday, June 07, 2006
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Excellent speakers, i have these in the doors with a pair of the 2-way 6.5's (Polk DB same line) in the rear powered by a 100x4 MBQuart amp. In the trunk I have 2 Solobaric L7's hooked upto a 1000x1 MBQuart amp in a 3cuft, sealed fiberglass enclosure. For being such a loud system, it is amazingly clear and crisp.. Not one of those cars where all you hear is bass, you hear EVERYTHING evenly.. Really are amazing speakers to be able to keep up with those subwoofers.

All of this is in a Acura Integra 2-door
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5 out of 5

Loud & Clear

Written By Ben, Iowa on Sunday, June 04, 2006
 
Well, I put two sets of these 61/2 " components in my 02' Dakota. At first I had them powered by my Alpine CDA-9811 and that was 23 X 4 rms. This sounded good, but they want to be fed a little more power. So after some trading with a buddy I got a Kicker IX404 amp 40x4 rms. It has to be the loudest and clearest system I have heard in a while. Lots of bass and the treble will make your hair stand up. It gets very loud yet does not distort. Highly recomended. Very pleased.
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5 out of 5

Exellent speakers

Written By chris, Anderson,IN on Friday, May 05, 2006
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I've never used Polk before, but I thought I'd give them a try. These are some of the best sounding speakers I've ever had. Thank's crutchfield for sending all the stuff I needed to install them. If you buy anywhere else than crutchfield your wasting your time and money.I swear to God!!!
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5 out of 5

2005 altima

Written By sin, North Hollywood, CA on Monday, May 01, 2006
 
well first off these speakers rule.. i just installed these speakers into my 2005 altima and they sound great. the speakers only being 6 1/2's pack some heat. im happy with my choice.. thanx crutchfield...
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5 out of 5

AWESOME: 2 sets: both fronts and rears

Written By Cuong, Los Angeles, CA on Tuesday, April 25, 2006
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Civic Hybrid, 2004. AWESOME sound. Installation instructions included were GREAT. For this car, only for removing the center panel at the gear-shifter, make sure to follow instructions for Manual Transmission (though this car is an Automatic).

I bought two sets of these, and installed them both in front and rear. There was a bit of work, but worth it all!!!

Saved myself $200.00 of what the local retail installer would have charged me (including the head-unit).
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4 out of 5

Sounds good

Written By Scott, Murray, Utah on Monday, April 24, 2006
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Installed in the front doors of my Subaru WRX STI. Wanted to use the Polkaudio MMC 650's however several sites including Crutchfield said they would not fit. Overall the db 6500's are a Huge improvement over the crappy OEM's that come from Subaru, plastic cages, very small magnets. The highs are very clean, with an overall very warm sound from highs to lows. Lows aren't great even with 75watts RMS. I also use the Kenwood KSC-SW1 under my passenger seat. With the Sub turned off the lows from the Polk's are a bit weak. But that's why I also installed the Sub. I must say the Kenwood Sub is fantastic, Huge sound for it's size and it fits nicely under the seat allowing the bass to be inside the car where it should be instead of the trunk for the neighbors to hear

Just a reminder for all upgraders that also install power amps. Be sure to setup and tune the amps to get the best sounds possible for your car. Especially if you have someone else do the install, since they may not spend the time to do it right.
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5 out of 5

Polk Audio db6500

Written By Rick, Thompson, Ct on Thursday, April 20, 2006
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These are great sounding speakers and can handle the load
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5 out of 5

99 Silverado Extra Cab

Written By waitingintn, Nashville, TN on Saturday, April 15, 2006
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These speakers were fairly easy to install even though the mounting kit does not allow for the factory two way replacement of the separate tweeter mount...there was room to use the surface mount right on the side of the factory tweeter plate...just took a bit of thinking...Speakers are bright but sound great...a huge improvement over the stocks...now for my SUB! I'd recommend them without fear!
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4 out of 5

2002 VW passat 4motion

Written By curtis, Alaska on Wednesday, April 05, 2006
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They dont sound as good as my 650$ qsd mb quarts ,But for the price these are very clean sounding speakers.Definate upgrade from stock monsoon speakers.And all the adapters and install acc. sent by Crutchfield is a plus. I would recomend these to anyone that wants a good inexpensive set of speakers that rock!
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5 out of 5

Polk DB 6500 speaker review

Written By Robert, Los Angeles, CA on Thursday, March 23, 2006
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I have to say, this pair of polks went on sale at Crutchfield and I purchased them. Never really a polk fan, I couldn't believe the rave reviews I had read. Well, they were well founded. I guess I missed the fact that these speakers not only had separate tweets, but a cute little crossover unit as well. I will never again purchase car speakers without crossover modules. I drilled out the holes high in the front doors and the woof/mid went the tradional locations where the old ones were. I tacked on a 4 channel 400 watt amp. Here's the result: I could not believe that any sound within a vehicle could sound this good. Even my audiophile friends were slack-jawed by my demo. (Good demo cuts: Sting, Metallica, ELP, Slipknot, Pink Floyd, Tears for Fears, Enya, etc.) I look forward to traffic jams now. I drive around the block three times before pulling in my driveway. Transformed my commute to the nth degree. Note- I put another set as well in the back seat, added a 200 W amp with a medium sized sub. Not cheap stuff, but I have no regrets. I guess I maxed out my Maxima. The star of the system, are these Polks. thx Crutchfield.
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5 out of 5

Great component set for the price

Written By Anonymous, Salinas, Puerto Rico on Monday, March 06, 2006
 
I install my set in a 2004 Suzuki Grand Vitara, the speakers fit find in the original place but the tweeters are extremly dificult to place in the original hole, you need to cut a part of the dash to fit it. The quality of the sound are excelent.The higs are great the mids are good the bass I have a 10" Audiobhan. I running it with a Kenwood stereo. I'm planning to put a 40x4 Alpine amplfier.
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5 out of 5

Polk Audio db6500

Written By Troy, Oklahoma on Saturday, March 04, 2006
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Awesome sound at a great price. Easy to install, thanks to crutchfield. The included bracket adaptors, and the harness made it a breeze. These speakers put out highs like I'd never heard before.
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5 out of 5

Caution: Tweeters can be a little too bright

Written By Danny, Mississippi on Wednesday, March 01, 2006
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Just to let you know, I've been into car stereos for about 15 years. I know good sound, I know bad as well. I just replaced the stock system in my 2003 Ext Cab Silverado with the following: Sony M8815X head unit, Polk DB6500 components (front door), Polk DB650 6.5" coax (rear door, with a little snipping around the 4x6 stock hole), 2 kicker L5 10" solobarics in a custom box with 1.8 cu ft. of space per chamber, Kicker KX350.4 amp (mids-highs), Kicker KX600.1 amp (subs). The whole system came from Crutchfield for a total of $1150 (yes, a great deal). SHE ROCKS. Loud and clean. Just want to caution you: the tweeter included with the component set is a little bright (harsh). Oh, MAKE SURE you use the included crossovers (do not rely on your head unit or amps xovers)! The included Xovers will send 4000hz and up to your tweets ONLY. Your head unit or amp Xover won't protect your tweeters. Crutchfield is THE best place to get all your stereo equipment. They have the BEST staff and stand behind their products. Even if it costs you a few bucks more, you'll sleep soundly at night knowing you spent your money with a reputable company.
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5 out of 5

One of the best componets on the market

Written By alan, Michigan on Friday, February 10, 2006
 
This speakers are fantastic. I waited about a 1 year before having these installed in my 1994 Honda Accord EX. They fit perfectly in the factory door locations. I am currently powering them with a Kenwood 7028 (Wonderful head unit also). They are running from 40Hz up using the radio's built in crossover. They handle unbelievable highs with NO PROBLEMS. They also fill out the midbass area very well. They don't deliver ground pounding bass but that's what subs and high quality 6x9's are for.I'm glad I got a deal on these but I would pay twice what I paid for them knowing what I know now. I am adding a Rockford Fosgate Punch amp 50 x 4 (RMS) this weekend. These are rated for 75 watts RMS and I can't wait to see how they sound with clean Rockford power flowing to them. If they fit your car BUY THEM NOW. If they don't fit cut a hole and makem' fit! :)
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5 out of 5

amazing...

Written By Wesley, NJ on Saturday, January 21, 2006
 
I wasn't expecting them to sound as good as they do. The tweeters really add to the music and add treble thats impossible without them. Very crisp. I'm very impressed with these speakers. They blow my Sony XS-R1641's that were in the car before away. The differance is astonishing. Be sure to put the tweeters up closer to your steering wheel level before making holes and stuff. Even the bass is pretty good for midrange. It's not going to help you with rap or dance music or anything bass heavy, but for rock it works great.
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5 out of 5

Toyota Tundra

Written By Mike, California on Saturday, January 14, 2006
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I installed two pairs of these speakers in the front and rear doors of my 2002 Toyota Tundra Access Cab. The sound quality was noticeably better. The highs are crystal clear and mids are mild. I have these speakers connected to a Rockford Fosgate P4004 400W amp. I highly suggest adding the remote bass to this amp. Very satisfied but you will need to add subs to complete the system.
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4 out of 5

Polk Audio db6500

Written By David, Riddle,Oregon on Tuesday, January 10, 2006
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These are good speakers.They have very good highs.The midbass is lacking a little. However I am still doing the fine tuning to get them where I want them.Overall I would recomend buying these babies.
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5 out of 5

Great Speakers

Written By Rupert, Yonkers, NY on Sunday, January 08, 2006
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I was looking to upgrade my factory speakers to an affordable aftermarket component speaker system but I did not know these Polks would sound so good. I also added the db650 in the rear. These polk speakers are fantastic.
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4 out of 5

Polk DB6500

Written By Daniel, Southern Cal on Monday, December 19, 2005
 
I bought these hoping for overall better sound. I was lacking midbass and thought these along with Polk's 5 1/4 full range this would fix the problem. I was unable to detect a cleaner sound and returned the speakers. I ended up getting a better amp and infinity full range speakers. For the money, I was not overly impressed.
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5 out of 5

awesome speakers

Written By derek, japan on Wednesday, November 30, 2005
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these babies absolutely rock!! I have them installed in front doors running off 4x50 watt audiobahn amp and they sound great. The bass is phenomenal and the highs are very crisp and clear. Can't go wrong buying a set or two of these!!
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5 out of 5

Polk Audio db6500

Written By smpoulin1, Charleston, SC on Monday, November 28, 2005
 
Excellent product, very highly recommended.
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5 out of 5

Fantastic Speakers

Written By Dizzy, Howard Beach, NY on Saturday, November 05, 2005
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Would highly recomend these components, Have them attached to Rockford Fosgate P3002 amp and they sound awesome.
As always great customer service from the Crutchfield team
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5 out of 5

Best buy for the dollar

Written By Jason, Loveland, CO on Monday, August 01, 2005
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These speakers sound clean. The sound I get from them is exaclty what I expected. Don't be afraid to spend a little more to get a crisp sound. Having dynamat on the doors also helps these speakers reach peak performance. After I get a amp installed, the sound should only improve.
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5 out of 5

Great overall speakers!!!

Written By Tim, The Aloha State on Monday, July 11, 2005
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I got these off of scratch and dent for $30 less than original pricing. When I got the package it was practically brand new. Only the box was damaged a little. Installation was a breeze. The highs are very bright--comparable to MB Quartz and Infinity Kappa's, but a lot cheaper. I had to tone down the treble a little because it hurt my ears. Midbase was good. Bass was a no show, but that's what subs are for. If you're only getting these speakers and aren't thinking of running some sort of subs whether 8-, 10-, or 12-inch then you'll find something missing in your music. I got these hooked up to a kenwood amp running 100x2 rms. I highly recommend these speakers and you can always take advantage of Crutchfields 30 day return policy if you're in doubt.
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5 out of 5

Great Product

Written By Tyler, Nashville, TN on Thursday, July 07, 2005
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This component set performs very well with a head unit or an amplified system. It's clear and responsive at almost all volumes. The installation was simple and Crutchfield supplied all the necessaries free of charge. Great buy, great company.
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5 out of 5

SONIC BOOM......

Written By Erick, Naperville,IL on Sunday, May 29, 2005
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i had two pairs of these components installed in my 99 gmc yukon with a polk momo 4x100 amplifier, with a seperate subwoofer and amp powering that. these components are great i hear all of my highs and mid range beats definetly worth the buy one get one 1/2 off that crutchfield is offering.....EN
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5 out of 5

The Biggest Bang For Your Buck!

Written By unclethick, Susanville,CA. on Tuesday, March 15, 2005
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I have done several custom installs using these speakers. They Rock! They sound great right off your deck or add MORE POWER! I have 2 pair and I'm pumping a 4x100 watt amp into them. Clean and clear is what you'll hear. No distortion! POLK didn't mess around when they gave birth to these bad boys! You won't be disappointed.
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5 out of 5

Nothing but the best.

Written By Jim, Bear, Delaware on Friday, March 04, 2005
 
I'm running these components in my doors of my 03 Honda Civic. I have 40 watts going them, they are very awesome. I'm looking to run the same pair in the back, since they sound sooo nice. Currently I have DB Polk 6.5 coaxils... I don't care for them to much. They don't produce much bass, but I'm running 2 12's Kicker subs in the back to take care of that department.

Polk DB components are fantastic.

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5 out of 5

I love the highs!

Written By Mr. Kreitzer, Ohio on Thursday, February 24, 2005
 
I have a 2000 Accord and I have these Polks in my front doors. They give me really great sounding highs and they are good, clean speakers. I would like to replace my rear speakers (Pioneer TS-A6980R 6X9's) with another set of the same Polk speakers for a good all around sound. I'll just have to wait on a couple on 10" subs first because the 6x9's give me what little bass I've got right now. But I would recommend the Polk db series to anyone who wants good sound and know's that a soft dome is truly better. Thank you Crutchfield!!!
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5 out of 5

Beautiful sound

Written By Austin, Seattle, WA on Sunday, February 06, 2005
 
I have two sets of the db6500 series in my truck and i don't think that since i put them in, have i turned my stereo off. This is an excellent product especially with the Polk momo sub.
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