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Polk Audio db651s

6-1/2" 2-way shallow-mount car speakers

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Polk Audio db651s

Give new life to your music

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 db651s shallow-mount speakers feature 6-1/2" woofers made from a polymer/mica composite and durable rubber surrounds that stand up to heat and moisture. Liquid-cooled 3/4" silk/polymer dome tweeters use powerful Neodymium magnets to deliver precise high-frequency reproduction. With a 2" mounting depth, these speakers can fit into some tight places. The built-in two-way crossovers keep the high and low frequencies flowing to the proper drivers for seamless, efficient audio.

These speakers feature stainless steel mounting hardware and muscular ABS grilles that will add a stylish touch to your car's interior. And Polk certifies their db Series speakers for marine applications, so they're a great choice for your boat, motorcycle, or ATV.

Product Highlights:

  • 6-1/2" 2-way car speakers for shallow mounts
  • Dynamic Balance polymer/mica composite woofer with butyl rubber surround
  • 3/4" liquid-cooled silk/polymer composite dome tweeter
  • Neodymium tweeter magnet
  • Kapton voice coil
  • built-in 2-way crossover network
  • ABS wheel-design grilles
  • marine-certified for use in boats, convertibles, motorcycles, and ATVs
  • stainless steel mounting hardware
  • power range: 6-55 watts RMS (165 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 50-22,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 92 dB
  • top-mount depth: 2"
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Why replace your car's original speakers?

The speakers that originally came in your car were made from inexpensive materials, designed to create acceptable sound at the lowest possible cost to the manufacturer. If you love music, you deserve better. Name-brand aftermarket speakers deliver fuller, richer sound with considerably more detail and nuance, and they're capable of playing louder and cleaner than factory speakers. Connect new speakers to your factory radio and you'll get the best possible sound from your dealer-equipped system. Pair them up with a new car stereo for a level of enjoyment that can rival a high-fidelity home audio experience.

Polk Audio db651s Reviews

Average Customer Review:

617 Reviews

Polk db651s speakers

Written by: O Mansfield from kennewick, WA on February 7, 2016

Went in with minimum effort. Blow`s factory speakers away with clarity.

Pros: Went in easier than stated. Fit with very minor alterations of door mount in my 02 Honda Accord.

Cons: none

Great company!

Written by: PeteM from san antonio, TX on February 6, 2016

2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great speakers, great product. I needed more screws and tabs to move the speakers tighter and they shipped them out immediately at no charge. Great company to do business with!

Pros: Great speakers, great company

Cons: none

Not so happy......Honda Civic Coupe 2006

Written by: Saurabh from raleigh, NC on February 3, 2016

2006 Honda Civic LX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I delivery of the product was very fast. The master sheet is Ok for the instructions. Back to review: PoldDB651s: Sound quality is quite better as compared to the stock speakers. But, for this to understand you don have to be an audiophile instead just by the look of the dbs you can make that out. The speakers are good for high and better for Mids but worst for Low(Bass). If you are planning to change these just for the sake of getting the stock ones out then it is OK but if the purpose is for enhanced listening experience then have some bucks extra for upcoming changes. I connected these to the HU already available so I am not sure how would they sound with the amplifier but from what I assume they wont better in the low section ever. Definitely they would go up more on Mid's and High's on high volume but who wants that on high vol? Generally speaking the Low are the ones that are expected to thumping with balanced sound. To do these do as I did:

Order a subwoofer immediately before you get more frustrated with the low bass sound. I would suggest ordering a Powered subwoofer which can stay in the cabin allowing you to balance the sound properly. Specially for Civic 2006 Coupe: Firstly the rear speakers are pain in the butt. The space is extremely less. To pry the top cover in rear dont forget push the panel above reason being the clips that hold it. To get them out dont pull towards you instead apply force vertically. Finally I guess the overall quality & sound is go

Pros: Crisp High, Good Mid, balanced sound. Better built quality as compared to stock ones.

Cons: Poor performance on bass. Distortion on high vol which I assume can be removed by connecting an amp and external sub ofcourse.

Love the speakers!

Written by: Anonymous from Nineveh, IN on February 3, 2016

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Great product and performance. My installer loves the brand!

Pros: Performance Price

Cons: None

Great Speakers

Written by: Jason from newnan, GA on February 2, 2016

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

So far these speakers sound great.



Thought They Lacked Power and Punch Until...

Written by: KatGo from san francisco, CA on January 31, 2016

After replacing stock radio with Pioneer receiver, thought adding 4 new speakers to my 1999 Jeep Cherokee would give me all the power and sound I needed. But when I turned up the volume to about 30, the radio powered off like it was over-loading. Checked all the wiring then called Crutchfield and was told that I probably needed a subwoofer--that my system was under-powered. They recommended a Sound Ordinance powered subwoofer (they liked it and was popular), stating that it would meet my requirement of fitting under my passenger seat, but they were wrong. I did my own measurements and bought the Kenwood KSC-SW11 at eBay for much lower price. Fits perfectly, and there are good metal grounding locations there and holes for vents. Installation was easy, and sound was good, but receiver still powered off when I turned the volume up. Noticed it was worse on hot days, and fan/AC controls got hot to the touch. Googled this and found that my blower fan was failing and causing some high heat on the dash temp controls. Bought a new fan, and BOOM, no more radio cutting out at very high volume! Love Crutchfield, but you guys were wrong about everything, including stating that 6 1/2 speakers wouldn't fit the rear ceiling. I will say that bass was definitely lacking before adding the subwoofer. I don't listen to anything boomy, like Rap so don't need to rattle the windows, but the Kenwood will definitely vibrate all the seats and doors! Don't even want a newer SUV anymore!

Pros: Clear, clean highs and mids for voice and acoustic instruments. Very easy install that "even a girl can do". Ha.

Cons: Thin bass and mids.

Great stock replacement or upgrade

Written by: Poppy from Tricities, TN on January 31, 2016

2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent speakers bought four!

Pros: Superb sound!

Cons: Mounting kits for my car took extra mods to fit, after installed though I was very happy.

Good speakers!

Written by: Petey from greensboro, NC on January 30, 2016

Installed these in my 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with the factory Alpine system. This upgraded system stinks! I knew I needed some aftermarket speakers. Crutchfield made the install super easy after it came within 36 hours of the order (we are pretty close to their location). Anyway, I added some polly fill to the empty sound bar and WOW, these make a heck of a improvement even still with the factory head unit and none of the other speakers touched, I am pretty satisfied with these, and will probably order another set for the dash. Props to Crutchfield for including everything I needed.

Pros: Relatively inexpensive, easy to install, marine rated, clear highs and full lows.

Cons: Mid range is just okay

Wonderful speakers!

Written by: BruceM from Camden ME on January 26, 2016

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Great improvement in sound in my 2012 Subaru Outback! Well worth doing. Crutchfield instructions were clear and accurate. Holding the new and old speakers in my hands, what a difference. No wonder the new ones sound so much better.

Pros: Installation went fine, sound is terrific!

Cons: Nothing really.Maybe it could have been mentioned that the speaker adapter rings go with the front speakers, no need for them on the rear. But that does become self evident once you get into it.

Polk db651s

Written by: Eric M. from Schertz, TX on January 25, 2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Opted to go the 6.5" route after finding out that the Kicker 6x9's I ordered for my 2008 Ram didn't quite fit (the ever elusive fourth hole!). The supplied adapter plate made it a an exact and airtight fit with foam gasket material. Wasn't expecting this much improvement in every catagory! Super tight midbass punch with frightening clarity. Even when using with the factory head unit the difference is amazing. I was worried about a loss of bass but after break-in that all diminished. My bass, midrange and treble settings are all set to flat now. Worth every penny.

Pros: Build construction and clarity

Cons: Supplied hardware although stainless steel was a little cheesy. Wound up using the hardware supplied with the adapter plate to mount the speakers.

sounds good installation difficult

Written by: Barry from corvallis, OR on January 25, 2016

2009 Acura MDX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

They are a good price and sound really good. The installation was difficult. The door panel came off as the instructions showed but the speaker was too large for the adapter plate. The original screw holes were covered by the speaker and needed a lot of grinding to make the access and a relief for the screw heads. A 5.25 inch speaker would have been installed with no modification. I called customer support and they explained that "they" should have explained that when I bought them. The screws supplied could not reach the adapter plate. I was surprised by the number of issues from a large supplier.

Pros: great sound and price.

Cons: Installation could have been a lot easier. Supplied adapter plate screws were too short to reach the sheet metal nuts.

Nice price for door speakers

Written by: Martin from reedley, CA on January 22, 2016

2006 Toyota Tundra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Nice price for excellent speakers, I'm using them in the back seats of my toyota tundra

Pros: great sound for the price

Cons: None at this time

Polk Audio db651s

Written by: Anonymous from champlin, MN on January 19, 2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

nice speakers

Pros: they fit and easy to install

Cons: they have to warm up I live in Minnesota and if temp is below zero they dont vibrate till truck warms up

Great Speakers for the $

Written by: CGT from knoxville, TN on January 19, 2016

2003 Subaru Baja
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I purchased these speakers as direct replacements for my wife's car, Subaru Baja sport. They are shockingly good.

The sensitivity allows the stock head to preform very well. One could lose hearing in this car now, with stock speakers you had to run level 8 to hear them level 4 starts to become uncomfortable now. They are very clean sounding good mid-range and highs. The lows are much better than expected. The separation of sound is very good for this type of speaker. I really cannot say enough about them. Just a few years ago you would have to spend $500 to $800 for this kind of sound. Add the marine rating and you have real winners!

Pros: Ease of fit. Great highs and mid good lows for this type of speaker.

Cons: None

Polk Audio

Written by: Dway from North Carolina on January 18, 2016

2008 Scion tC
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These are the perfect upgrades to any factory speakers. Polk audio makes some of the best and quality speakers systems period. Goes well with my redone sound system and I highly recommend.

Pros: Great sound quality durable design Comes with a foam sound deadner for aftermarket adapter to eliminate rattle


Polk audio 651

Written by: Jim from Ohio on January 17, 2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent speakers !

Pros: Great price

Cons: None

1999 Subaru Impreza Sport

Written by: Jim from California on January 16, 2016

1999 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Replaced front door speakers with these Polk db651s. I've been a Polk customer and owner since 1983. There's a reason for that. Polk makes a good product. When I buy something for a fair price and it does what I expect it to do, I'm happy. These Polks were fairly priced and produce a good sound. I'm happy with them.

Pros: Quality speakers which produce a good sound for a fair price

Cons: Had to cut the plastic pins in the door mount to get speakers to fit. This does not affect the security of the speakers' mounting. The Metra 72-9300 wiring harness is not an exact match to the car's harness plug. It mates, but the plastic tab on the car's plug has nothing on the Metra plug into which it can lock. Friction keeps the plugs mated, but I taped around them with electrical tape just to be sure. Also, harness is too short if car plug kept connected to door. Not a problem, though.

Best brand made

Written by: Craig from Tennessee on January 12, 2016

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3rd set I've purchased wouldn't even think of another brand. Awesome sound and price you won't be disappointed!



Polk Audio db651s

Written by: Don from Virginia on January 10, 2016

Good sounding speaker replaced factory in 2000 Silverado.

Pros: Glad it came with brackets and wiring so it just plugged right in.


Sound great!

Written by: Fred from Virginia on January 10, 2016

2006 Subaru Baja
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Got 2 pairs. For front and rear doors of my 06 Baja. Install wasn't too bad. I recycled some of the bezel from the factory speakers to assist in the install; generally worked out well.

Pros: Sound Great! Price pretty good too.

Cons: can't think of any.

Best audio improvement!!

Written by: A Pappas from Minneapolis, MN on January 10, 2016

2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These are probably some of the best improvements in sound for the least price. Relatively simple to install please remember that one of the mounting brackets inside the sound bar of the jeep wranglers is longer than the others make note of this as installation is easier when you remember which one of these to orient to.

Pros: Great price good improvement in sound certainly much better than the bass speakers

Cons: installation instructions were somewhat generic please pay attention to the one mounting bracket that is longer than the others within the sound bar the adapter cables were easy to use and a huge asset

Great sound

Written by: Air Pedro from Minnesota on January 6, 2016

2003 Honda Accord EX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These Polk Audio speakers sound very good, a serious upgrade over stock speakers. Some say the bass is not very good and others say it's great; which is correct. They both are. A 6.5" speaker physically can't produce bone rattling base, I don't care who makes it. These speakers produce a tight well defined mid-base, which is what they are designed to do. I plan to add a sub-woofer later. However, these Polk Audios do a good job of producing clean, well defined audio. The highs are crisp without being harsh, the mid and mid-bass are very good.

Pros: Good accurate sound.

Cons: None

Great sound

Written by: Jerry from Indiana on January 1, 2016

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent preforming speaker. Sounds great in my 04 Silverado.

Pros: DB651 Polks sound beautifully rich and clean. Just what I wanted.

Cons: None

Chrstmas Gift

Written by: Richard from Florida on December 29, 2015

These speakers were given to me as a Christmas gift by my daughter. I am a frequent visitor and buyer of Crutchfield products and would like to give you guys and gals kudos. This was an excellent fit and the brackets and wire harness made the install smooth. The only problem I had was I didn't receive the MasterSheet. Since I had never done this before,there was a slight learning curve. My buddy and I figured it and in the end all is well. Speakers sound great and I am happy. Well done Crutchfield. One favor, can u send me the MasterSheet just so I can have a copy. Thank You again.

Pros: Excellent fit, right hardware, great sound

Cons: none

Crutchfield response on December 30, 2015 We're sorry to hear that you had some difficulty with the installation. We send out the vehicle-specific installation instructions ahead of the order (as an attachment to your shipping confirmation email) so that you can familiarize yourself with the installation requirements before receiving your order. We emailed another copy of the Mastersheet to you, and if you ever run into any problems during the installation, don't hesitate to call our Tech Support team. They're standing by, seven days a week, and their help is free, as a benefit to our customers.

2014 Jeep

Written by: Batton from Colorado on December 28, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great sound for the price. Crutchfield was awesome with selection advice.



Perfect Installation

Written by: KR from Florida on December 27, 2015

2006 Toyota Camry
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Instructions and using installation kit were perfect. Ironically the speakers that came out were cheap 6x9 with a special frame. The kit provided with the spears matched to the car. Very simple install. Speakers sound great to partcularly driven by factory unit.

Pros: Clear sounding speakers, wiring harness adapter worked well, and kit fit great. Install time for both doors about 60-90 minutes

Cons: None.

Nice Factory Upgrade

Written by: NickMc from Indiana on December 26, 2015

2005 Chevrolet Cobalt
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Factory speakers were blown and these are a nice upgrade for the price

Pros: Clear highs

Cons: Bass was not as expected. Having rear speakers with good bass response is a must to balance the sound throughout the car.

Excellent Choice

Written by: MB from Delaware on December 23, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent choice to upgrade the speakers in my daughters Ford Fiesa.

Pros: Sound Quality & Sale Price - Awesome help from Crutchfield to select and provide easy install instructions

Cons: None

Great Sound, Great Price

Written by: machewchain from California on December 18, 2015

2004 Mitsubishi Outlander
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I love these speakers. Great sound improvement over the factory speakers that came with my car. I want to drive more so I can listen to music in my car.

Pros: Clear highs and mids

Cons: Weak on the bass side, but then again that's what a woofer is for...

Great Speakers

Written by: Dad from Columbus, Ohio on December 15, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Got them for a 92 Honda Accord. Great sound without breaking the bank

Pros: Great Sound



Written by: farmjeep from Pennsylvania on December 14, 2015

2014 Toyota RAV4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Sounds great. Big Difference compared to stock speakers. 1 speaker came "broke" but called Crutchfield and they took care of me.

Pros: Sound.


Polk Audio db651s

Written by: Anonymous from Virginia on December 14, 2015

2002 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

nice speakers, much better than stock



Clean crisp tones

Written by: Jay C from Louisiana on December 10, 2015

2002 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I installed these in the back doors of my truck with some reservation because they were "shallow mount". I was pleasantly surprised at the richness and clarity. Polk Audio comes thru again for me.



Jeep Liberty Install

Written by: Edgineer from Oregon on December 4, 2015

2002 Jeep Liberty
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I had my driver side door speaker go out and bought these to replace both front door speakers. My Liberty has the OEM Infinity stereo, I have always liked the way it sounded, good deep base. With the install of these, no more base. I bought them for the 50hz low rating vs. others at 70hz and above. If you have a sub, there is probably not a problem, they sound good and clean, the base they have is tight and you can turn them up without any signs of sloppy sound, they stay clean. Just not the deep base I was hoping to keep. Buy the MB-Quart ZK1-116 (20-20,000hz) rating.

Pros: Good clean sound even at elevated volumes.

Cons: No base below ~80hz

Polk Audio db651s

Written by: Anonymous from Illinois on November 30, 2015

2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great replacement for my 2006 Monte Carlo factory speakers.

Pros: Crisp clear sound


Good quality speaker

Written by: Tebe from Tuscaloosa Al on November 21, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good quality sound decent base good mid and treble

Pros: Good sound good price

Cons: None


Written by: Brad from Colorado on November 19, 2015

1992 Mazda Miata
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers fit great and sound terrific!




Written by: RussellR from Florida on November 17, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Sound Great! Much better than stock speakers

Pros: Sound and fit great

Cons: None

Speaker good, mounting bracket is Bad

Written by: Attention to Detail from Tennessee on November 16, 2015

2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Installed into a 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited: The speakers are good, just be sure to make sure the little capacitors that are on the back side of the speakers are not loose, they come loose pretty easy. So what I did was used a little silicone caulk to hold them in place, I would suggest doing this even if they are not loose. Also the mounting brackets Crutchfield sends for free are terrible. They work ok for the front but not for the rear sound bar. The best thing to use for the rear sound bar is the metal bracket that the factory speaker is actually made of. What you do is cut the biggest part of the metal ring of the speaker away from the speaker (this destroys the factory speaker but you end up with a solid metal ring you can screw the new speaker to. This makes for a solid mount.

Pros: Speaker sounds good!

Cons: Mounting brackets from Crutchfield are flimsy and crack easily.

Polk Audio db651s

Written by: Doug N. from Juno Beach, Fl. on November 7, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fit and sound great, thank you to the sales advisor at CrutchField.

Pros: Fit perfectly in my 2015 Jeep Wrangler

Cons: None so far...


Written by: Andy from Utah on November 5, 2015

2000 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Bought these to install in a 2000 Tacoma access cab after listening to the DB651 speakers at best buy. I had to buy slim speakers due to the limited space so options were very limited. I knew i would lose some bass compared to the not-slim version of the speaker, but didnt realize it would be such a difference. Overall though i am satisfied with the purchase. The clarity is great on these, just lacking some bump in the low range.

Pros: great clarity for mids and highs slim fit

Cons: lack of bass

2008 Nitro good fit

Written by: Anonymous from Wisconsin on November 3, 2015

2008 Dodge Nitro
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Sound clear! After some modification to factory "fill plate" in place of tweeters these fit perfectly in my Nitro. Plenty of excess wire and installation options. I think if I had to do it over again I would chose a different tweeter given my vehicle, by no means is it the tweeter itself. I just believe these are better suited for a vehicle with tweeters being placed in a deeper dash location compared to the lack of depth I have in given the Jeep windshield so close to the driver, or shallow dashboard. I was able to adjust to sound decent with Polk db641s.

Pros: Sound clear and easy install

Cons: None

Hunky Dory

Written by: Anonymous from Colorado on October 25, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Really happy with the sound from these speakers. They seem well built to endure the abuse a car speaker will have to encounter. It's amazing the sound quality you can get for your dollar these days. I feel these speakers were a very good value for the money I spent. I put these speaker in my doors before upgrading my rear deck speakers, and the sound improvement was remarkable.



The sound is incredible; stick with those who 'KNOW'.

Written by: Carly B from Lusby, Maryland on October 20, 2015

2003 Pontiac Vibe
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

You have everything you will need; well built speakers guaranteed to fit your vehicle, instructions (with pictures) that are easy to understand and connectors that fit so you don't have to cut or change your vehicle's wiring. The sound from such small speakers is incredible. The Polk Audio db651s front speakers separate instruments and vocals so everything is so crisp.

Pros: Quality speakers that put OEMs to shame; the sound is amazing. Easy to install and everything fits. You can also call and talk to an actual human being.

Cons: NONE

Polk adds some depth & clarity

Written by: ROSSB from Phoenix, Arizona on October 19, 2015

2013 Honda Accord
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I replaced 4 factory speakers in my 2013 Honda Accord, which were OK, just not very good. I was looking for a little clearer highs, and some added depth. I had no illusions that I would be creating a "thumping" system - for that I will need a powered Subwoofer. These coaxial Polks gave me exactly what I expected in terms of a quality speaker system - a nicely rounded out sound experience. Since my son was helping me install these speakers, it wasn't hard at all :-)

Pros: Nice, crisp sound. Great price.

Cons: The included installation instructions fall a bit short. I reccomend using You Tube to research your install.

Not Bad.

Written by: Taylor from Mississippi on October 13, 2015

I don't know if I had bad luck with my speakers, but they were really lacking in depth. Didn't sound too great in my 2013 Silverado.

Pros: Easy to install. Relatively inexpensive factory speaker replacements.

Cons: Really lacking in presence.

I can actually hear my sound system.

Written by: Anonymous from Ohio on October 10, 2015

2006 Hummer H3
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to install, all accessories fit like a glove. Speakers produce great sound quality.



They Fit!

Written by: Mark from Idaho on October 7, 2015

2014 Dodge Grand Caravan
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

They fit my Grand Caravan.The sound range is good and they are loud.

Pros: Fits,good sound range and loud.

Cons: NA

Great speakers, not an easy install

Written by: Rob from San Jose, California on September 28, 2015

2007 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The speakers sound clean and clear. The efficiency is much better than the factory speakers that were replaced. My install was an 07 Trailblazer. The website said fits with adapter. That was an understatement. When I did a test fit of the adapter and speaker into the housing on the car door, I knew there would be cutting. I called Crutchfield to confirm my thoughts and the tech service said, yes, it looks like a tight fit. I proceeded with lots of cutting and some drilling until I got the speakers installed. I did not expect to spend several hours doing the install, as the website stated fits with adapter. I have had much easier installs on other cars I have owned.

Pros: Speakers sound great and are very efficient.

Cons: Fit with my vehicle was difficult.

Perfect stock replacement for my 2004 Element

Written by: TylerC from Portland, Oregon on September 13, 2015

2004 Honda Element
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These were perfect to replace the stock speakers in the doors. 2 sets of these, one for the front doors and one for the rear allowed a simple install with no modifications required. I coupled it with the Kenwood Excelon DPX791BH and even with the stock amps and the typical road noise issues with the Element, these are amazing and all I need. The installation has my son saying, "Wow, these speakers sound really good, Dad." - I think he is angling for the car in a year or two....

Pros: Perfect fit. Largest speakers I could find for my Honda Element without cutting into anything.

Cons: None.

Polk db 651s

Written by: Fred from New Ulm MN on September 12, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Purchased these speakers for my Toyota Tundra 2002. Matched them to a Clarion Cx 501. I was frankly disappointed about the difference or lack thereof from my 20 watt original speakers by Toyota. I'm not sure why that is since I was advised to purchase exactly these speakers with the particular Clarion head unit I already had installed. The improvement with the head unit from the previous head unit was significant with the factory speakers. I was simply hoping for an even better improvement using the Polk speakers. I actually replaced all four. I wish I could give these speakers a better rating.



Great speakers

Written by: IGL from Windsor Locks,CT. on September 8, 2015

2002 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Theses speakers made the system

Pros: Easy install

Cons: None

Polk Db 751

Written by: Polk Db 651 from Florida on September 2, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I installed 4 of these in a Corolla 4 years ago and they are still going strong. Those are a ken wood head unit and a 4x40 ken wood amp. They are paired with a Bazooka tube and two 3 1/2" Polk tweeters. The speakers are so good I just purchased 4 more for my Tacoma.

Pros: They are great when paired with some tweeters and a Bazooka tube. They sound very crisp,and clear. You hear so much more than the factory speakers. As usual Crutchfield answered all my questions and supplied all the instructions and hardware. I have been buying from them since the late 70's and see no reason to shop anywhere else.

Cons: None

Polk Audio DB651S

Written by: Daver from Kentucky on August 31, 2015

I replaced the factory 6x9's in my Chrysler 200 and they sound great. Installation was a breeze with the adaptor plates that came with the Polk speakers. They add another level of sound you just can get with the factory speakers. Support was great in recommending the Polk DB651S to match an older Polk component set of speakers that I installed in the front door panels.

Pros: Crisp highs and solid mid-bass.


Excellent Speaker - Excellent Value

Written by: Doug from Ohio on August 23, 2015

2009 Kia Sportage
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I have put this speaker or an earlier version in 4 cars and they have never failed me. In fact, I had put some other name brand 5.25's in the doors of my last install (my daughter's care - to save her a little money) and they were really lacking. Two months later I replaced them with these Polk's because I knew they were great - the difference was amazing and the system sounds fantastic now - like originally intended.

Pros: Nice full range and can take good amount of power/volume. Great Value - excellent performance for a relatively inexpensive speaker..

Cons: None.

Polk Audio db651s

Written by: Styx from Texas on August 8, 2015

2012 Kia Forte
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great speaker that not only sounds nice but looks nice. Fit in 12 Kia Forte modified factory grills.



Great Value

Written by: Rich from Texas on July 21, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers are far superior to the stock speakers in my truck. They sound great and for the price, cant be beat.

Pros: easy install, great sound quality for the money. DEFINITELY a significant step up from stock speakers

Cons: When one of those songs with a lot of bass comes on the sound becomes distorted and "tinny" at high volumes. Not a big deal since most songs don't fall into this category. ***I am not running an amp so your experience might be different if you are/will

Polk Shallow Mount Speakers

Written by: J. from Alabama on July 19, 2015

Great sound makes my music come alive

Pros: Sound quality


Polk Audio db651s

Written by: Anonymous from North Dakota on July 18, 2015

1992 Ford Ranger
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great speaker for the right price .

Pros: easy installation with free hardware kit .


Great sound

Written by: mltt from Colorado on July 7, 2015

1998 Acura SLX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Phenomenal upgrade from "factory"

Pros: Sound great, no buzz.

Cons: None

Polk Audio speakers ROCK!

Written by: SIG229 from Roy, WA on July 7, 2015

My 2001 Chevy Tahoe had speakers which were rusty and rotting so I replaced them with the Polk Audio DXi-651s, and upgraded the stock stereo to the Kenwood KDX-X799. Great combination, sounds great and even the stock sub woofer sounds much better. I will be upgrading that soon. As usual Crutchfield service is the best. I've been a Crutchfield customer since 1990.

Pros: Great sound, quality and price.

Cons: None.

Very nice

Written by: Matt from Virginia on July 3, 2015

2002 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

With factory radio in 2002 subaru outback these sound very good. Although, too much volume and they distort so I will get a new headunit in the next few months. It is paired with a factory subaru subwoofer which does not work with after market headunit. So Crutchfield will be getting more of my money :)

Pros: Sounds

Cons: Really need a new or better headunit to enjoy.

Nice Speakers

Written by: Anonymous from Arizona on June 29, 2015

2004 Chevrolet Tahoe
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Speakers sound great. The front door mounting adapters were a perfect fit on my 2004 Tahoe. The rear brackets took a little time staring at them and figuring out what tabs to use and what to remove. The instructions weren't very good for those. But still didn't take long to hook up. The wire adapters were perfect.

Pros: Sound great with stock stereo and even better with aftermarket.

Cons: Rear door mounting adapter instructions not very helpful

Polk Audio db651s

Written by: Anonymous from Tennessee on June 28, 2015

2007 Acura MDX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

What a difference! Highly recommend.



Polk Audio db651s

Written by: Anonymous from Rockaway,nj on June 28, 2015

2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Totally revamped the sound of the system. Highly recommend



Polk db651's

Written by: Paul from Missouri on June 22, 2015

1998 Mercury Tracer
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Bought a pair of these for my Mercury Tracer. I installed them in the front doors without a hitch thanks to Crutchfield's handy "how to" video. They sound a lot better than the factory speakers and my car had the "premium sound package" from the factory.

Pros: Easy to install, sound great, came with all of the wiring and hardware to do it.

Cons: None so far.

Great Value!

Written by: KC from Virginia on June 22, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great value. Sounds really nice in my Yukon XL. Will not blow your ears out, but perfect for me.



Polk Audio db651

Written by: Eric from Wisconsin on June 11, 2015

2000 Honda Insight
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great upgrade from stock speakers. very clear bass and highs.

Pros: Great power from a slim fit speaker

Cons: in a car with only two speakers it can still be a bit overpowered by a modern head unit and end up distorting.

Polk Audio db651s speakers

Written by: DaveR from Farmington, Connecticut on June 5, 2015

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The Polk Audio db651s speakers sound great, look like they are built to last, and were easy to install in my 2003 Chevy Silverado. The door-ajar chime also now works! The enclosed door panel removal instructions were helpful, and there are also several "You Tube" videos available that provide similar information in a more visual format. The GM compatible wiring harnesses proved to be very helpful, since no cutting, splicing or soldering was required. The Metra 82-3002 mounting brackets were also very helpful, since no drilling of the door panels was required. However, the Metra instructions only referenced 1995-1999 Chevrolet and GMC pick-up trucks, which caused me to confirm with Crutchfield that I received the correct speaker mounting brackets. Also, the instructions for the speaker mounting brackets have a diagram on the front page which shows two speaker mounting brackets which mirror each other (i.e. a left and a right). However, my sealed package from Metra included two speaker brackets which were exactly the same (i.e. two lefts, or two rights). If the two speaker mounting brackets had been mirror-image, no alterations would have been required. For this installation, to flush mount the speaker mounting bracket on the driver-side door, the removal of one large plastic tab from the right side of one bracket was required. The safest way, to avoid breaking the bracket, was to carefully cut off the plastic tab with a coping saw.

Pros: The Polk Audio db651s speakers sound great, look like they are built to last, and were easy to install in my 2003 Chevy Silverado.

Cons: The Metra 82-3002 speaker mounting brackets should include two brackets that mirror each other (i.e. one designed for the driver-side door, and one designed for the passenger-side door).

Polk Audio db651s

Written by: brla_1 from Louisiana on June 4, 2015

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I am finally hearing all of the instruments in the music. Very good speakers

Pros: Easy install with the speaker mounting bracket.

Cons: Had to solder the connections on to the speakers but wasn't a big deal.

Polk Provides Mobile Hi Fi

Written by: Tim McD from Tennessee on June 1, 2015

1988 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These two way speakers provide great sound that fits in tight locations (under Honda factory rear deck grilles in my case) for a reasonable price. The sound is very transparent and remains flattering to your music across the spectrum.

Pros: Value, quality, performance

Cons: None for me

Good Value

Written by: Birddog from Washington on June 1, 2015

1996 Ford F Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These are one of the best speaker in this price range. These are an excellent upgrade from your factory speakers. A good bang for your buck

Pros: Good construction. Will take a lot of abuse. Great high end and mid range sounds.

Cons: No bass.

Great speaker

Written by: jbone from Virginia on May 31, 2015

2014 Honda CR-Z
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great price and speaker. Installed in my Honda CRZ with the supplied adapters. Sounds much more bright, exactly what is needed up front.

Pros: Price & slim design

Cons: None

good water resistant audio

Written by: t81jeepster from mobile, AL on May 27, 2015

2006 Jeep Commander
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fair price for a quality product. Have a fair thump to them to onoy be 6.5". Water resistance is a plus in the jeep. And they still sound good over the wind noise.

Pros: Good sound in mids and bass.

Cons: Muddy bass when its really cranked up

gmc serria

Written by: tommy from Florida on May 21, 2015

2006 GMC Sierra 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

very good sound,mounted up well with brackets

Pros: good sound,well made much better than factory speakers

Cons: rear mounting brakets little harder to figure out.


Written by: Bill S NJ from Paramus NJ on May 19, 2015

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

Worth every penny. Nice warm sound. Replaced the stock speakers in my Wrangler

Pros: Warm sound. EASY install with the wire that were provided. Great quality at a great price

Cons: None that I can think of

awesome sound

Written by: Anonymous from Richmond, Va on May 4, 2015

2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy installation and they sound great.



awesome speaker thanks crutchfield

Written by: MetallicaFan on May 4, 2015

Amazing speakers; installed in my 2014 jeep soundbar; removed the alpine "premium" speakers noticed an immediate improvement in sound and clarity. will install the alpine ktp-445a amp as soon as it becomes available via crutchfield.

Pros: clear sound, crisp but not too 'bright' sound. replaced the 'premium' alpine speakers in my 2014 jeep.

Cons: none

Smooth highs

Written by: Anonymous from Dallas on May 4, 2015

2009 Kia Sportage
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Bought 2 pair for a Sportage. These are very smooth speakers. I am using the baffle, and the bass is tight. It isn't real deep, down to 60Hz or so, but tight. My head unit has a 10 band PEQ, and with pink noise and an RTA, I had to make very little adjustment to these.



Polk db651s

Written by: Warren G from California on April 28, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

After purchasing a new Kenwood KDC - X599, I decided I needed new speakers, so after speaking to a Crutchfield representative, I chose the Polk db651s. They sound great. Perfect choice.

Pros: Very fast delivery. Great Product, Very easy to install.



Written by: Jyaz777 from Hanover, PA on April 28, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I haven't installed them yet. They are going in my camper, but I did hook them up to another stereo and they sound great.



Great highs, plenty of bass.

Written by: JeffN. from Pennsylvania on April 27, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I paired four of these speakers with a Kenwood KDC-BT362U in a 1990 Dodge Dakota. I was looking for good sound on a budget. These speakers ound great. Clear, crisp highs. Great bass response. These provide enough bass without rattling the windows.



Great speakers

Written by: Linda from Carmichael CA on April 27, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Polk speakers sound so good in my Toyota truck. Good balance of highs and lows.

Pros: Easy to install.


Sound great

Written by: Jason from Alabama on April 27, 2015

2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I replaced the stock speakers in my 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with these speakers. The speakers are crisp, loud with no distortion, and sound really good. My sub doesn't overpower them like it has in other vehicles. I can actually listen to music and hear everything instead of just the thumping of the bass. The speakers by themselves have no bass pushing them with the 50 watts from my receiver, but I have an amp and sub for that.



Great mid-high range speakers

Written by: Aaron from Austin, Texas on April 26, 2015

I have them in the doors of my 2005 corolla, JVC head unit, and powered by a sound ordnance 75x4 amp. I can push these almost to max on the amp, and that's plenty loud for anything I can imagine. I listen to everything from rock to folk to hip hop and everything in between. I'm pretty used to live concert level audio from the front row. While these don't quite get that loud, they get darn near close enough for me. I work as a courier, so I'm driving all day, and I have not found fault with these yet. But beware! These do not go low enough to use without a sub. As long as you have or are planning on a sub, these will be perfect. If you don't want a sub, I've heard that the db651 NOT db651S has a much better bass response (35Hz vs 50Hz) for the same price. All in all, great door speakers.



Better Than Expected

Written by: Mike from California on April 26, 2015

2001 Chevrolet Suburban
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

For the price these speakers worked better than expected.

Pros: Fit well and easy to install.

Cons: They make the remaining OEM speaker poor performance more noticeable because they sound so good.

Loud and Clear!

Written by: Loud and Clear! from Fredericksburg, VA on April 25, 2015

2002 Dodge Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Polk Audio does it again! Sound quality and clarity makes these a must have for the Polk fan. With the info given by the Crutchfield team, these make for an easy install and sound amazing. Not to mention the amazing price for such a great speaker :)

Pros: Quality, Clarity, Easy install


Great Sound

Written by: Stan from Killeen, Texas on April 24, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Replaced 23 year old Camry door speakers with the Polks. What a difference! 1st step to also replace head unit and rears. Ok bass but agree with other reviewer that they need amp to be at their best.

Pros: Crutchfield service. Master sheet info. (I have shop manual and info was dead on.) Easy install.

Cons: None

Polk DB651S

Written by: Texan from Carthage, Texas on April 21, 2015

2005 Dodge Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers are screamers. Sound Great!!

Pros: Easy installation.

Cons: None

Great Speakers

Written by: Matt from Alabama on April 20, 2015

2005 Chevrolet Tahoe
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great sound, easy install




Written by: Anthony C. from Raleigh, NC on April 19, 2015

2008 Dodge Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I had a set of Polk dB 6x9 in my front doors, but wasn't really getting a lot from my rear doors (which were still factory speakers). Finally upgraded the rear ones and it really evened out my system. Loved the 6x9s I already had, and the 651 slims didn't disappoint.

Pros: Great speakers Compact package for those tight installations where the full size 6 ½s just won't fit Good price

Cons: People say these have low bass response compared to the regular 651. Havent heard the regular ones, but I would say these definitely aren't lacking in any area

Amazing sound and bass with amplifier

Written by: Wes S. from Orange, CA on April 16, 2015

2007 Honda S2000
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great price for a great speaker. I've read reviews with people unhappy with the bass quality. One thing I believe they have in common is that they were not running an amplifier to them (your factory head unit does not have enough power to run these speakers well). I installed these speakers (55W RMS) with an alpine head unit and alpine amplifier equaling 45W RMS and they sound phenomenal! Mids and highs are sharp and crisp and the bass is Amazing! I drive a S2000 and only have two 6.5" speakers with some tweeters and it's impressive how much bass there is. I can't wait till the surround and spider are broken in on the speakers. I heard that these speakers sound noticeably better after they are broken in with even more bass!

Pros: Well built, large tweeter


Great Sound

Written by: AbeC from California on April 14, 2015

2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These are for the rear doors of a 2006 Silverado CC HD. I am using these as mid/tweet since I have a powered subwoofer. I powered them from a SO 50W amp and they sound great! I have the amp set to HP and are feeding these 80Hz and above. I intentionally left out the low frequencies so the speakers could work in their designed range. I have the 6501 separates in the front doors powered from the same amp and I think these sound better, more balanced. Though crutchfield said I could not fit the non-S version I am pretty sure my door would have taken them no problem. I still don't regret getting the shallow version because as I said, these sound great. Not sure how happy I would be with these without a subwoofer.

Pros: Look and sound nice

Cons: None

Polk Audio db651s

Written by: Adam from Berwyn il on April 14, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Sounds very distorted at loud volume.not a lot bass either.hoping after they break in they put out more bass.

Pros: Look nice

Cons: Not enough bass

Good Sound

Written by: JKWrangler1 from Massachusetts on April 13, 2015

2014 Jeep Wrangler
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Sound great. Put them in the soundbar of my '14 JK. Also used a Dynamat type product and polyfil in the soundbar at the same time so can't tell which item made the most improvements but all sound great.

Pros: Sound

Cons: They fit fine into the mounting bracket but the mounting bracket holes don't line up with the soundbar wholes. Had to take out the clip from the soundbar to make them fit which causes the screw to not be able to screw in tight and create a minor rattle with heavy bass songs.

A Lot Better Than Factory!

Written by: Ken from Virginia on April 7, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I just installed these Saturday and am in the process of breaking them in. Already I can tell you they sound a whole lot crisper and clearer than the stock speakers were. While there is not a whole lot of bass, there is some present. Don't expect big thumps because that's not what these speakers are for. You can definitely hear the richness of the sound quality with these. In the past I have had Pioneer speakers when I've upgraded. Right now I'm really glad I went with Polk. I put them in the front and back of a 2011 Impreza hatchback.

Pros: Great fit Excellent sound quality Easy install

Cons: Not big on bass (but it wasn't expected)

Polk Audio db651s

Written by: Anonymous from Schofield Barracks, HI. on April 5, 2015

2006 Honda Civic DX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Sound is great.



Polk Krisp

Written by: Joel from New Mexico on April 2, 2015

Install was very easy, though my soldering iron was super hot (pen non adjustable) I was able to flash the tinned wires to the male terminals without compromising the speakers tinsel leads. They sound very clean, and am only running the aftermarket head unit's amp to them. I have these installed in factory front and rear door locations and they sound great!

Pros: They are Polk Fit in my factory locations with easy to use brackets

Cons: They went on sale a few weeks after I ordered/installed them.

Polk audio 6.5

Written by: Charles from Salem, OR on March 29, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Crisp clear sound at high volumes.

Pros: Easy to install. Great sound.


Outstanding value, sound, performance along with ease of installation.

Written by: Jon B from Anderson in on March 22, 2015

2005 GMC Envoy
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Simple installation with beautiful sounds coming from the rear door Polk audio speakers. I cannot believe I ever paid someone a lot of my hard earned money to install these!

Pros: Excellent sound performance inexpensive bang for the buck!

Cons: Need to sell them in sets of four!

Install in '13 Homda Fit a little difficult

Written by: John from East Moline, IL on March 20, 2015

2013 Honda Fit
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Definitely a sound upgrade to the stock speakers. Powered by an Alpine HU. But the bracket used to install is a bit difficult to anchor. The long machine screw head can't be fully seated because the edge of the mounting bracket gets in the way. Fortunately I was able to snap the door panel over it even though it protruded some. Also need to include screws to mount speaker to the bracket. I had to run to an auto parts store to get some.

Pros: Better sound

Cons: Challenging installation and missing screws.

Polk Audio db651s

Written by: Adam from Omaha,Nebraska on March 18, 2015

1999 Honda Civic
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Crystal highs and very good midrange



Not that great IMO

Written by: HansonT from Florida on March 17, 2015

I own a 2009 HHR with cheap Mexican made speakers and all 4 failed after 5 years....BUT, in my case, I disagree with the Crutchfield statement: "The speakers that originally came in your car were......designed to create acceptable sound at the lowest possible cost to the manufacturer. If you love music, you deserve better. Name-brand aftermarket speakers deliver fuller, richer sound with considerably more detail and nuance, and they're capable of playing louder and cleaner than factory speakers. Connect new speakers to your factory radio and you'll get the best possible sound from your dealer-equipped system. Pair them up with a new car stereo for a level of enjoyment that can rival a high-fidelity home audio experience." Well, I love music and these Polks aren't that good. I installed one Polk in the front passenger door, and compared this to the original speaker in the driver door. No comparison. We listened to jazz, rock, jams, reggae and more. The basic original speakers in the HHR kick butt...but they don't last. They corrode and fail...but absolutely sound the best - at loud volumes, soft, across any style of music. PLUS - when you simply replace the original Delco speakers guess what? They FIT the door with no customization, drilling, holes to fill, adapters...none of that monkey business. They fit perfect. Get the original AC Delco speakers people. You wont regret it. Besides, the adapter rings they send you for Polk speakers DO NOT FIT!

Pros: May be fine for a boat - they're water resistant marine speakers.

Cons: They simply do not sound as good as my HHR's original AC Delco car speakers. Less range, less volume, harsher sounding...everything squashed in the middle....AND they do not fit the hole in the HHR door - SO only option for owners? Rip out the bad speakers and reuse the original speaker chassis (lots of work) or just by original replacement speakers.

Crutchfield response on March 23, 2015 It's normal to sometimes hear a drop in volume or intensity when replacing your factory speakers because aftermarket speakers tend to require more power than factory speakers do. That's a side effect of being a better quality speaker. When you placed your order, you might've seen that we also recommend installing foam baffles when you replace the speakers in the HHR. Mind you, we recommend doing this in general to help your new speakers sound their best, but in the HHR, baffles are almost a necessity to help seal the space around the speakers. Those would make a big difference in the quality of the sound you're hearing. Without them, a lot of your music is being dispersed inside the door panel. If you aren't satisfied with the Polk speakers, give us a call. You can return them, exchange them, or try adding a pair of baffles. Whatever you choose, we'll be glad to help - just give us a call.

Pretty Good...

Written by: Eric from Boston, MA on March 16, 2015

2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I bought these speakers to replace the stock door speakers in my 2008 FJ Cruiser.

I still had the stock head unit. After install I was disappointed to hear how much bass response I actually lost. The stock speakers weren't anything to write home about. From the reviews it looks like the slim version (the ones this review is on) don't have as great bass response and the non-slim versions are better.

However, after I replaced my head unit with a better aftermarket one that has 22RMS - the sound improvement was much better. I love the crisp high's and strong mids. These sound better than the pioneer 6x8's I have in my mustang but not as great as the boston acoustic's I had in my Celica.

Pros: Great highs and good mids Slim design - easy to install in FJ

Cons: Does lose bass response like reviews say

Good sound

Written by: FFBilly from Missouri on March 16, 2015

2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great sound bar speakers in my jeep.


Cons: Needs bracket to fit properly

Polk review

Written by: JohnS from California on March 16, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I wa very dissapoointed by these speakers. Very exoensive for what it is, should have rather bought the cheaper kenwood don't believe I would have got a worst result. Lot of high frequencies and total lack of bass. I regret having bought these speakers and would not recommend them to anyone, at least in that range of price.

Pros: none

Cons: no bass, lots of treble, very expensive for results ig give.

Sounds great

Written by: PhillipC from Kentucky on March 16, 2015

1994 Isuzu Trooper
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Purchased as replacement for totally shot stock speakers in a '94 Isuzu Trooper. Certain they were would be an improvement but surprised at how much of better they sounded. Very easy installation. Sorry I didn't upgrade a long time ago.



Nothing but Disappointment

Written by: OlegB from Texas on March 15, 2015

2012 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Used them as a replacement for my Forester 2012 factory system. The result was very disappointing: the stock speakers had much better bass, however the mid-range frequencies and the highs are somewhat better. I guess it was a bad idea and total waste of money.

Pros: More clear mid- and high frequencies response

Cons: Bass lower than in stock speakers (even for Forester 2012)

Crutchfield response on March 16, 2015 That's a common reaction when replacing car speakers. What you can expect to hear from a new speaker is better clarity and definition in the mids and highs. So your music will sound better and more lifelike, but you might not hear more bass. The only way to get more bass is to add more power, and if you want to keep the factory radio, that means adding an amplifier. A small (40-50 watts), 4-channel amp can supply twice the power of an aftermarket stereo and three or four times the power of the typical factory radio. That'll improve all the sound, but you'll especially hear it in the fullness of the bass.


Written by: Paul D from Murrells Inlet, SC on March 11, 2015

2013 GMC Sierra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great speakers. Clear sound and great bass. Highly recommend



Perfect Fit

Written by: PJTarabo from Lancaster, Pa on March 10, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

After working one-on-one with one of the Crutchfield team members, I was able to find that this product perfectly fit in buying 2012 Jeep Wrangler. It was a great replacement that fit perfectly, and sounds amazing now that it's all back together.

Pros: Size is perfect. Sound is great. Will definitely recommend to a friend.

Cons: N/A

Polk Audio db651

Written by: Randy from Rural Hall, N.C. on March 9, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great speakers, great price

Pros: Sound

Cons: None

Excellent Sound

Written by: Michael from Oregon on March 8, 2015

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The sound couldn't be better. I own a 2008 Acura TL Type-S. I replaced my rear deck speakers and my door speakers with these Polk Audio 6 1/2" speakers. The bracket that comes with them is useless for both locations. For the rear deck get an angle drill (I used a Milwaukee angle for a cordless drill) and drill through the sheet metal (easiest way to get the hole pattern is by using the felt ring that comes with the speaker). Plug in the supplied harness and screw in the speakers (I had to get 1 1/2" screws from the hardware store because the supplied screws are too short).

For the door speakers, Crutchfield says that these speakers will not fit. They are wrong! They fit so perfectly I wonder if anyone at Crutchfield actually tried. Once again, the supplied bracket is useless. All you have to do is cut off the tabs that stick up on the factory speaker mount then mount the Polk Audio speakers using the factory screws. Don't forget to plug the wire harness in before you mount the speaker. DONE!

Pros: They fit my car. They sound amazing. They are priced right.

Cons: none.

Easy Upgrade

Written by: C from Shreveport, LA on February 2, 2015

2015 Subaru Forester
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers are an easy and instant upgrade to factory speakers. The sound is more full and warmer than the paper speakers they replaced. Installation was a breeze which makes these all the more worth it.

Pros: Warmer sound, easy install, quick shipping

Cons: No elabrate instructions which told me how to use a speed clip.

Decent small speakers

Written by: HC from California on January 26, 2015

1999 Jaguar XJR
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great mid-range response - however it lacks any meaningful bass response - a sub is definitely required for full audio response

Pros: well built, small footprint

Cons: no meaningful bass response

Polk Audio db651s

Written by: EN from CA on January 20, 2015

1997 Dodge Ram 2500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I installed these with a pair of ds5251 speakers in the front, along with an Alpine KTP-445A amp. This sounds better than the factory Infinity system in the truck.



Polk audio db651s

Written by: Will from Hampton, va on January 14, 2015

2005 Honda CRV EX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Loud and clear with alpine head unit.



Polk db651s

Written by: Matt from Idaho on January 12, 2015

2004 Dodge Dakota
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

This speakers are very efficient. They are high quality and sound much better than factory speakers. The clarity and bass is very noticeable.

Pros: Easy instillation Good price Quality Good company

Cons: None


Written by: d l from Olive Branch, MS on January 11, 2015

2005 Scion xB
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Wow, that's about all I can say. These are great speakers ! Replaced the rear factory speakers in my Scion XB. These are great clear sounding speakers



Excellent speakers!

Written by: tg itch from Bath, New York on January 11, 2015

2006 Dodge Dakota
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I thought these to replace factory speakers in my Dodge Dakota. The mids and highs are extremely clear... It seems like I am surrounded by musicians when I'm listening to my music now! Highly recommended!

Pros: Easy to install High-quality


Sound good.

Written by: Shane from Flordia on January 10, 2015

2007 Scion tC
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

They sound great, put 4 in my Scion tC. I have no problems at all.

Pros: Quality. Sound. Price


Good for the price

Written by: Mike from Byram Twp, NJ on January 9, 2015

2010 Nissan Frontier SE
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good speaker for the price. Crutchfield does not have any wiring harness so the wires need to be cut and sliced. The color wires on my stock harness did not match what Crutchfield had. I called Crutchfield tech support who was helpful. Polarity is important when wiring the speakers. Look at YouTube for how to determine polarity.

Pros: Sound good for the price


Good Speaker for the price

Written by: r from Worcester, MA on January 7, 2015

2010 Nissan Xterra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I think that these are good speakers for the amount paid, I'm sure you could spend more and get slightly better sound but these are good for what I'm trying to accomplish.

Pros: Good Sound vs price point.

Cons: None yet

2004 Chevy Silverado

Written by: BTW from United States on January 4, 2015

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to install, installed all four speakers in less than three hours. When reading the tricks about using a rag to take off window crank be careful to do this with the door shut will help you contain the clip to put handle back in place if you do it with door open it will shoot off like a rocket. Sound quality is outstanding for acoustics not for bass heads ad a sub and amp. Love these speakers.

Pros: sound great, easy installation, your ears will be happy

Cons: not for bass heads you need a sub for that

Polk Audio 2 Ways

Written by: Skip from Stuart's Draft, Va on January 2, 2015

I've had the Polk Audio Components before, so when my daughter got her car it was a no brainer to get her the Polk Audio for her car.

Pros: Sounds great, and are at a great price

Cons: Just need to be able to handle a little bit more power on the RMS's

Perfect Clarity with no distortion.

Written by: Troy from Redlands, CA on January 2, 2015

2000 Suzuki Esteem
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I bought these to replace some factory speakers that were just so tiny that just did not do sound any justice. I bought a powered sub to go along with these. By the time I had almost everything installed on this car, which this was a major overhaul on the sound system with upgrades, I ran out of daylight and just cleaned everything up to finish in the morning. My wife took her car to the store and the difference between the factory speakers and these was night and day. I have yet to find any distortion on these to see if the claim from Polk is accurate and thus fare their design has surpassed all my expectations. These speakers have extreme clarity. I highly recommend these to replace any factory speakers or to build a system with 6.5's.

Pros: Perfect clarity and with no distortion that I could hear at high volumes.

Cons: None yet.

ok but not good enuf

Written by: kevin from New Jersey on January 2, 2015

1999 Jeep Cherokee
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i was expecting a little bit more they are just slightly better then my stock speakers in my 1999 jeep cherokee i was expecting more out of the speakers

Pros: grate highs and mids

Cons: base isnt the best Distorts when ternded up

clear sound

Written by: drews from va on January 2, 2015

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Great sound. Easy installation. Good for mid and high range.


Cons: No bottom end.

Higher quality than factory

Written by: Rick from Florida on December 28, 2014

2000 Honda Accord
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Though my factory speakers still performed well I wanted to upgrade to higher end speakers. These are definitely a step above my factory speakers. Better sound, clearer performance.

Pros: High performance for the amount spent, a good buy.

Cons: None

Good Speakers

Written by: NIcole from Indiana on December 26, 2014

2015 Jeep Wrangler
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Good aftermarket speakers to replace your stockers. Not the best I have had but a great improvement for the price. Sounds better when polyfilling your soundbar and front speaker boxes on a Jeep Wrangler.

Pros: Weatherproof.



Written by: tom from wisconsin on December 25, 2014

1991 Nissan Hardbody
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great peakers i paired them with a kenwood kdc 318u head unit

Pros: great sound for a small p/u

Cons: none

My go to speakers

Written by: Buckley coug from Washington on December 21, 2014

1995 Jaguar XJ6
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I have installed these speakers in a number of vehicles, two Acura TL's 2002 &2003, Jeep Cherokee 1993 and a jaguar XJ6 1995. They are real quality, They really handle the highs and midrange well. The end result in the Acuras was the best due to having the bass handled by a separate sub woofer. I think I should have gone with a different speaker for the jag since it didn't have a sub. The quality of construction is excellent and I like the finish of the tweeter and the speaker materials. In each application I bought the wiring kit to make connecting the to the factory plugs super easy.

Pros: Fit and finish is awesome. The slim design makes it an easy install in a number of different vehicles.

Cons: needs to be paired with a separate sub for optimal application. Plays normal music perfectly but the bass struggles with Rock and Rap. I can't say enough how accurate the sound seems in my Acura's.

Great Speaker

Written by: Cobbler from Texas on December 9, 2014

2004 Toyota Corolla
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Great sound and easy fit



Awesome sound for the price!

Written by: EG from Paso Robles, Ca on December 7, 2014

2014 Kia Optima
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Sounds great. Currently have a stock radio pushing the sound, and a huge difference. Highs are crisp and clear and lows are provide some extra umph without adding additional equipment.

Pros: Great sound, great price!

Cons: None.

Decent quality for price

Written by: TurboSOHC from Davenport, IA on December 7, 2014

1997 Honda Civic
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Installed in a 97 Honda Civic with no modification. Factory grilles fit right back over them nicely. I am driving these with a 50RMS x 4 old MTX amplifier I've had for years and they are very loud and clear. The highs do get a bit harsh at ridiculous volume but there's really no reason to push them that hard and they perform adequately at the volume level most will be listening at. Acceptable bass response at lower volumes but you will need to pull some bass out from your EQ if you want them up loud.

Pros: Price & Performance

Cons: A tad harsh at very high volume

Kia Forte Factory Replacements

Written by: RW from IN. on November 30, 2014

2014 Kia Forte
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fantastic. What a great decision to replace the factory speakers with two sets of Polk db65s. Crisp and clean. Enough bass for normal listening. What a pleasure to actually hear what songs really are supposed to sound like.

Pros: Fantastic sound.

Cons: No plug and play wiring harness available for my application.


Written by: HFDICT from Tomball, Texas on November 29, 2014

2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I placed these speakers in my wife's 2008 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4-door, in the dash. Had to practically take the dash apart to get to the boxes that the speakers rest in. But, I got it done, and I'm not what I would call "mechanically inclined". I needed the adapters and the bracket Crutchfield provided, which worked perfectly. Install was otherwise simple.

The speakers are providing clear crisp highs with powerful midrange sound. I keep the bass low since all of my bass goes through my subwoofers. The speakers are powered by only the radio's power, no amp, and still the sound is strong and clear.

Pros: Marine certified. Easily installed. Crisp highs and mids.


not worth the $$

Written by: r290 from Sac ca on November 27, 2014

Junk Stock car speaker are better

Pros: If $1 each them maybe

Cons: Not worth it

Great quality

Written by: Eddie from Pembroke Pines, FL on November 25, 2014

2014 Ford Fusion
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great quality speakers. Clear sound that I was looking for. Installed with a Soundstream PN5-640D amplifier and a Bazooka BT8024DVC 8" sub. I think they all work well together. All I was wanting was quality sound, and this hit the spot.

Pros: Great quality & sound.

Cons: They could have made the terminal posts just a bit thicker for my taste for a better connection.

Foam surrounds? What are you talking about? These speakers have RUBBER

Written by: Anonymous from Ohio on November 18, 2014

response to corp

Pros: many

Cons: none

Polk Audio db651s

Written by: Anonymous from Houston,Tx on November 5, 2014

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Polk is Polk. Excellent product. Marries well with my Alpine receiver. Great highs and mids. Not for bass; but still tight sound.



Awesome bass.

Written by: KW from Norfolk, VA on October 27, 2014

1999 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

For the price, you won't find a better speaker. The bass from these is incredible.

Pros: The price for these speakers is awesome. Buy them you won't regret it.

Cons: None

Great Sound

Written by: chrisc from Flagstaff, AZ on October 14, 2014

2014 Honda Accord
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Fantastic sounding speakers. The mids and highs really shine through making music sound crisp and clean. Would recommend to anyone looking to boost stock system. My only complaint is that i saw these speakers for almost half the price online.

Pros: sound amazing, solid build quality.

Cons: $$$$

Polk Audio db651s

Written by: Ron from Hampton, VA on October 14, 2014

2003 Toyota Avalon
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Replaced factory JBL front and rear door speakers in 2003 Toyota Avalon. The difference is like night and day. This is my first experience with Polk Audio Products. So far so good.

Pros: Great Price

Cons: None

Excellent Sonics and Service

Written by: Frankonwheels from Orlando, FL on October 7, 2014

2013 Kia Rio
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I got these for my daughter's Kia Rio, and we couldn't be happier. Solid, genuine acoustic engineering goes into the design of Polk speakers, and it's reflected in their sound...great dynamics and tonal integrity. As far as low frequency performance, I've often read reviews here complaining about bass response of the car speakers they've purchased, manufacturer not withstanding. These folks need to realize that they install these relatively small speakers into doors and side panels, these are typically free-air environments. Without a sealed or vented enclosure behind the speaker, there is nothing to reinforce the low-frequency simply can't expect anything much below around 60 hertz or so in these situations. It's got nothing to do with the brand of speaker, so give 'em a break for crying out loud. I'd also like to mention that I'm paraplegic, and a while back I'd bought a set of Polk db 6x9's to put in the modified van that I drive from my wheelchair. I had a friend of mine install them for me and when he was tightening a screw, the screwdriver slipped and punched a hole in the cone. I called Polk and explained what had happened and asked how much a new speaker would be, since you generally can't buy them individually. He just asked me to give him my address so that he could ship out a replacement speaker for me! That is the kind of customer service that inspires lifelong brand-loyalty. Needless to say, we've got Polk speakers throughout our home and cars.

Pros: Build quality (I don't know why some mfg's still use foam surrounds on their speakers..bound to rot and fall apart), tonal accuracy, great tweeters that never get fatiguing, they just plain sound great

Cons: Nope

Polk auto db651s

Written by: PBXTech from Fork, MD. on October 5, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

2012 2500 Ram Crew rear door replacements. These speakers are a definite improvement over the light 6"x9" factory units. Everything included to make this a 45 minute job start to finish. The speakers sound solid and clear, but an amp would take full advantage of their quality construction. The Polk db651s are Marine rated, so a bit of moisture inside the door shouldn't affect them.

Pros: Good improvement over stock, quality components, Crutchfield supplies ALL needed hardware to install.

Cons: At $65 per pair there is really no downside to these speakers.

Perfect fit for Jag XK8

Written by: Roger from North Carolina on October 3, 2014

1997 Jaguar XK8
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers are a perfect fit replacement for both the front door and rear quarter panel speakers on a '97 Jag XK8. No mods needed - even the mounting holes line up perfectly with the factory holes. I can't say how much better they sound than the OEM speakers since those were blown, but they definitely sound great!

Pros: Perfect fit!!!

Cons: None

Nice Upgrade

Written by: gmac from Roanoke, Va on October 3, 2014

2002 Lexus RX300
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Changed out a pair of front OEM speakers in a 2002 Lexus. A very significant improvement especially in voice quality. Great price, accessories to install and instructions too! Excellent overall purchase.

Pros: Great value and quality. Easy install with included accessories.

Cons: none

Great speakers

Written by: Nathan from Cedar Creek TX 78612 on October 2, 2014

2005 Toyota Corolla
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I love these speakers! Put them in the front doors of a Corrolla. Amazing sound.

Pros: Easy installation. Great sound and quality.

Cons: None

Polk Audio db651s

Written by: Anonymous from Callao, MO on October 2, 2014

2001 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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awesome product great sound installation was a breeze



Sounds better than factory

Written by: dr d. from walkerton, in on October 2, 2014

2011 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Sounds better than factory, no real bass response but these are not designed for that good for mids and highs, hooked up to factory stereo and provides plenty of power to sound good

Pros: good quality

Cons: none

Speaker failed after 1 month

Written by: corp from kansas on September 29, 2014

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Speaker failed after a month in the door of my 03 Bonneville. The foam surround failed on both speakers. Was mounted according to instructions. Speaker was ran by a Pioneer MVH-X560BT Digital Media Receiver no amp.

Pros: Sounded good for a little while.

Cons: Failure after month replace with alpine component speakers.

Good Value

Written by: Greg from Santa Maria CA on September 28, 2014

1992 Mazda Miata
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The db651s were a good choice to replace my aging door speakers. They sound great and fit well. Installation was easy and the free harness connectors and mounting rings were much appreciated. No regrets on this purchase

Pros: Good sound Good price Well made

Cons: None

sound great in 3 different cars

Written by: jeep grand cherokee from 23229 on September 28, 2014

I replaced my 15 year old polk aftermarket speakers with the db651's and they sound even beget than the old ones. I expect these to last another 15 years.

Pros: Great over all sound. If you expect your cat to shake from bass get a sub.


Polk Audio db651s

Written by: Anonymous from Yorktown Hts, NY on September 21, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Absolutely zero bass. Completely dissatisfied. Huge downgrade from the cheap stock speakers.

Pros: None


Excellent Sound without Amplification

Written by: Anonymous from Missouri on September 10, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

By far the best overall speaker for the money!!

Pros: Efficiency with internal crossover.

Cons: Nothing.

Polk Speakers

Written by: Don from Tonopah, NV on September 8, 2014

1999 Toyota Tacoma
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The speakers sound great. Contrary to other reviews, there is more than enough bass to satisfy most people. I suspect the people who are criticizing these speakers for lack of bass probably walk around with subwoofers wired to their ears. My only criticism of these speakers is the poor mounting design. Polk's engineers missed the boat on this one! They use four small machined screws to mount the speakers to your brackets. The tiny screw head fit into a C-shaped cut out rather than a hole or oval. Once you tighten them, you better hope they don't slip off the C slot or you have to remount them. Since these are mounted in a truck that will see bumpy desert roads, I'm not impressed with their ability to stand up over time. I had to go to the hardware store and spend $5 on longer screws and tiny washers just to make sure they stay mounted to the brackets. Then I trimmed off the excess screw shank with a Dremel cutoff wheel. If you can live with this, they're great speakers with decent sound.

Pros: Speakers sound great.

Cons: Factory mounting setup is pure garbage. You'll need longer screws of the same type and thin washers to keep the screw heads from slipping out of the cheesy C-shaped mounting "holes".

Fit with no alteration

Written by: JustinG from Tennesee on September 3, 2014

2004 Dodge Ram 1500
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So far I am pleased with my purchase. They were on sale so I feel that I got a good deal. I bought two pair to install in the doors of a ram quad cab. The magnet on these was bigger than the magnet on the stock 6x9's that came out of the front door, but smaller than the 6.5's that were in the rear doors. I am pleased with the sound. It is brighter an clearer than the stock speakers. They seem louder than the stock speakers. But I seem to get some harsh mids when really cranking the Alpine head unit. Another reviewer complained that these had no bass. They don't and you should not expect them to. I have some 10" polk subs that take care of the bass. One thing I did not like was the way the screw holes were built into the speaker. When tightening the screws it caused to surround to deform. I was not clamping down as tight as I would like. Install was a snap -- my 9-year old was able to get the stock speakers out and screwed the front door speaker in. You can see the gunmetal bronze cones behind the stock speaker grill, they look great. Thanks for the adaptor plates and plugs! That is why I tell my friends to buy from Crutchfield. I was able to get most of the speaker holes to line up with stock mounting holes. I only had to drill one out.

Pros: Fits well, cool look. Bright clean highs. Free installation accessories from Crutchfield.

Cons: Harsh when cranked up. When secured tightly with the screws provided the surround deformed.

great sound

Written by: great sound from Springfield, MO on August 29, 2014

2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
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Great sounding speakers as one would expect from Polk.

Pros: Sound.

Cons: none

Polk Audio db651s

Written by: jim from cheyenne wy on August 25, 2014

2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Sound great easy installation


Cons: none


Written by: JBE from Aurora, CO on August 23, 2014

2001 Jeep Cherokee
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Wow, these sound great in my 2000 Jeep Cherokee (non-Infinity). I have the Alpine CDE-153BT power them at the moment. There is a reason these speakers have the rating they have; great buy.

Pros: Sound great.

Cons: None.

Polk Audio db651s

Written by: Anonymous from herndon pa on August 20, 2014

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

like the crisp sound of the speakers

Pros: easy bolt in


Good Sound

Written by: Kevin from South Carolina on August 19, 2014

2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good sound for a slim coax, nice rear fill in my Jeep's soundbar.