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Polk Audio DXi690

6"x9" 3-way car speakers

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by Jo Greene
Polk Audio

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.

Go ahead, circle the parking lot till your favorite song is over. Polk Audio's DXi Series speakers will make you want to hit "repeat" so you can hear it all over again. Polk uses a high-tech approach and ideal materials to give your tunes an exciting new edge.

Precision woofers showcase your music
The 3-way DXi690 speakers feature 6"x9" polymer/mica composite cones that are lightweight and stiff, so they can create a big sound with minimal distortion. Polk analyzes their drivers in motion to ensure that cone movement is even and precise. Polk also uses laser imaging to craft woofer cones that are perfectly balanced to resist distortion-causing resonances.

Silk/polymer dome tweeters broadcast sweet sound
Rest assured, you'll hear every detail of your most enthralling musical moments. The 1" silk/polymer dome tweeter brings out the high-frequency highlights in your music, while a 3/4" dome supertweeter adds breathtaking dimension. A proprietary magnetic liquid cools each tweeter so you'll get clear sound and excellent long-term performance. From an intensely quiet acoustic pluck to the most exhilarating electric solo, it'll be a very entertaining ride.

Highlights:

  • 6"x9" 3-way car speakers (pair)
  • polymer/mica composite woofer with butyl rubber surround
  • 1" liquid-cooled silk/polymer composite dome tweeter
  • 3/4" liquid-cooled silk/polymer composite dome supertweeter
  • Neodymium tweeter magnet
  • built-in 2-way crossover network
  • power range: 10-100 watts RMS (300 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 35-22,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 93 dB
  • top-mount depth: 3-3/16"
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
 

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Features and Specs
General
Design
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3-way
Tweeter Design
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0.75" 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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Rubber
Parts Warranty
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1 Year
Labor Warranty
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1 Year
Specifications
Sensitivity
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93 dB at 1 watt
Frequency Response
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35 - 22k 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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3 3/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)
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3 5/8
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What's in the box?

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  • Two 6x9 Three-way speakers
  • 2 Grilles
  • 2 Bottom mount adapter rings
  • Eight 1" Self-tapping screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Owner's manual (English/ Spanish/ French/ German/ Italian/ Portuguese)
  • Online registration information

Our Product Research Team

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Features

High Efficiency Design: The Polk Audio DXi Series speakers feature a high efficiency design; meaning better sound and more volume using less power.

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

Klippel Optimized Components: For a driver to reproduce complex sounds accurately, the cone must move exactly the same distance and manner in both directions. The Klippel distortion analyzer, a device that uses a laser and sophisticated software to do large-scale analysis of drivers in motion, lets Polk optimize the speaker's motor structure, voice coil alignment, and suspension to yield the best possible performance.

Composite Cones: Each Polk DXi 690 speaker features a Dynamic Balance, polymer/mica composite cone woofer. These composite cones feature tremendous stiffness-to mass ratio. Lower mass means faster transients and finer detail.

Rubber Surrounds: For a smoother response and improved durability, the speaker uses rubber surrounds.

Silk Dome Tweeters: The DXi 690s feature a 1" silk/polymer dome tweeter and a 3/4" silk/polymer dome super tweeter for clear, accurate highs. The tweeters employ a light-weight neodymium magnet for higher efficiency.

 
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5 out of 5

Rich Sound

Written By Tom M, St. Louis, MO on Friday, April 11, 2014
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These speakers deliver a full rich sound that other speaker makers don't seem to achieve. I have used them for years so I also know that they are extremely reliable too!
Pros:
Great sound, reliable
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5 out of 5

Great speakers!!

Written By Dusty S., Malvern, Ar on Wednesday, April 09, 2014
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Great speakers but i expect nothing less from polk. Visually they are lacking style though.
Pros:
Polk quality and sound
Cons:
Ugly
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4 out of 5

Nice speakers!

Written By Greg, Chillicothe, Ohio on Monday, April 07, 2014
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Bought these because of them being a great bargain at half price, and because of the Polk name. Even at that, I debated, due to them being used in '69 Camaro and knowing that mods would have to be made to rear package shelf in order to get them installed. Did not want to bottom mount, which meant removing metal to get them to fit. An originality purist would not want to put these in his car. I'll let it go at that. Paired up with RetroSound Zuma and the 93dB sensitivity allows for decent volume without dedicated amps. I like these enough that I have also ordered a pair of DXi525s to install in kick panels.
Pros:
Well made. Nice looking. Sound great.
Cons:
Despise the push in grilles.
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4 out of 5

Great speaker

Written By John V, Dover NH on Friday, April 04, 2014
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Speakers sound great, Cant beat the price! Thanks Crutchfield I love your company
Pros:
sound good price, looks
Cons:
none so far
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5 out of 5

Polk Audio DXi690

Written By Anonymous, Albuquerque, NM on Tuesday, April 01, 2014
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Great sound!
Pros:
Came with grills
Cons:
Did not come with wire leads
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5 out of 5

Polk DXI 6×9

Written By Brad W, Alliance, Ne. on Monday, March 31, 2014
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Great sounding speakers and you can't beat the price. Some say that they don't put out bass, well they aren't subwoofers. Adding a amp, the closer you get to the RMS rating of the speaker, the better they will sound. I bought these a while back and just installed them 4 days ago and now I wish I would have installed them the day I got them. I still have 15 hours before I reach the 20 hour break in time. I have them powered with a Alpine MRX-F65 , backed up by a Alpine R12, powered by a Alpine MRX-M110. Head unit is a Sony DSX-S210X. Its not top of the line, but it is enough.
Pros:
Quality at a great price
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Polk DXi690 Speakers

Written By JJC, Nebraska on Wednesday, March 26, 2014
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Perfect fit to replace factory JBL in 92 Mercury Marquis. Sound quality is awesome and they are performing beyond expectations. Glad the Crutchfield advisor suggested them to pair up with a new head unit.
Pros:
Perfect fit. Sound quality is extremely good.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

'06 Dodge Ram Quad Cab TRX4

Written By Gerald, Shelby, Ohio on Wednesday, March 26, 2014
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put these in the front door of my truck and 6.5 DXI 651s Polks in the rear doors and they spound fantastic together! plenty of bass-(for my taste) and crystal clear! I love 'em!
Pros:
Great sound!
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Polk 6x9

Written By Donl, Forest lake mn on Tuesday, March 25, 2014
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Huge sound difference over stock. I bought more expensive components for front and these sound better. I would buy again.
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5 out of 5

Great sound.

Written By USMCSgtJ, Oak Creek, WI on Tuesday, March 18, 2014
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Great Sound, very nice upgrade from factory whether amplified or not. Unamplified, the sound is clear, highs are awesome, midrange is awesome, bass is a little sloppy and distorted. Amplified, these speakers shine. Block out the low range bass and these speakers are top notch and can be cranked. As most speakers of this size, trying to pump bass out creates distortion, if you believe you can get clean bass from a 6x9, it simply isn't the job meant for an 8 inch sub or bigger. Paired with a 50 to 100 watt amplifier they can really fill out the sound.
Pros:
Priced right, high quality.
Cons:
Bass distorts when not on a crossover.
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5 out of 5

Polk Audio

Written By J.Elliott, Peru, IN on Monday, March 17, 2014
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Whoa, great value for the price. have crisp highs, and thumping bass for a non-sub speaker. Very nice!
Pros:
great all around sound.
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

DXI690

Written By Marcus, Michigan on Monday, March 10, 2014
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Running these off the stock head unit in my 2005 Cobalt and I must say they sound amazing! While they may not be as loud stock, they are easily 100x clearer and offer great bass. For the price they're absolutely amazing.
Pros:
Sound quality, Good bass
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Polk Audio DXi690

Written By mark, ben lomond CA on Monday, March 03, 2014
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awesome bass. perfect for my little pickup
Pros:
provides enough bass. No room for a sub
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Speaker review

Written By Tom, Newington, CT on Sunday, February 23, 2014
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Good bass and treble response from my stock head unit
Pros:
good sound
Cons:
so-so installation instructions
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5 out of 5

DXI690

Written By Fred O, Scottsdale, AZ on Wednesday, February 19, 2014
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Excellent sound from a 6X9 set of speakers. Mine were installed in speaker boxes behind seats of Nissan Frontier.
Pros:
Well-balanced sound. Easy to install.
Cons:
Speaker covers are tight fit.
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5 out of 5

More Powerful Than My Car Can Handle

Written By VA Bull, Midlothian, VA on Saturday, February 15, 2014
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When I turn up the bass, the back of my 1999 Camry starts to rattle - I guess I bought some speakers that provide too much power for my old car! :-)
Pros:
The speakers sound so much better than the old stock speakers that there is truly no comparison
Cons:
None so far
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5 out of 5

Pork DPi 690

Written By Al, Oklahoma on Friday, February 14, 2014
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Excellent price on a great pair of speakers. Work well in the back deck of my 04 Monte Carlo!
Pros:
Price, Sound, ease of Installation
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Polk Audio DXi690

Written By Anonymous, Scotts Valley, Ca on Thursday, February 13, 2014
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I had to do some massaging to make them fit in my little boat but they sound fantastic on land. If it ever rains again I am looking forward to hearing them on a lake.
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5 out of 5

Best sounding speaker I've ever heard

Written By Jeremy K, Oklahoma City on Tuesday, January 21, 2014
 
These are the best sounding speakers I have ever heard, the sound quality of these are superb to my Bose headphones, whenever I want to listen to music I go straight to my car. I hear guitar rifts and parts of synthesizers I never knew were existent within the music, you hear every note crystal clear with these speakers, I highly recommend them, Polk audio has a true fan.
Pros:
Sound clarity.
Cons:
none
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4 out of 5

Excellent Speakers for 2005 Toyota Sienna

Written By Kingtut, Southern Calif. on Tuesday, January 21, 2014
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I had the speakers installed into the front door, using professional installation, as I wanted more bass without using a sub-woofer. The installer cut out the original stock 6x9 speakers, which was compose of cheap paper for cone and a tiny magnet, and used the their brackets/frames to install the Polk into the front doors. The sound coming from the original speakers was muffled and unintelligible. The sound now improved quite a bit with the stock Fujitsu Ten/Toyota head unit. Bass is stronger, treble is more clear and I can actually hear what the they were so bad that I hardly turned the stereo on from day one that I purchased the van. I should've replace the speakers sooner. I probably will replace the head unit soon with an aftermarket one to get more power to drive the Polk speakers.
Pros:
Good bass and treble, better mid-range than the original speakers.
Cons:
Have to get professional installation in order to use 6x9 speakers to the front doors.
6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great speakers, great price

Written By RexB, WI on Monday, January 20, 2014
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Purchase these to replace a old set of factory speakers, Awesome upgrade. Did not even need an additional amp and they sound great.
Pros:
Great sound, sensitivity made system sound better without adding amp
Cons:
None so far
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5 out of 5

Great Speakers

Written By Paul, Renton, WA on Monday, January 20, 2014
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Great sound, solid bass. Replaced it my 2009 Camry rear deck 6x9 speakers, did some modification: drill few new holes to mount them down, otherwise, it fits very well.,
Pros:
Great solid sounds. Good price from Crutchfield . Free shipping.
Cons:
none.
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4 out of 5

Polk Audio

Written By Greg, Minnesota on Friday, January 17, 2014
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Quality product, sounds great. Easy installation.
Pros:
quality sound without the box store price tag
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

teriffic sound!

Written By Dwight, cincinnati, ohio on Tuesday, January 14, 2014
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Even without an amplifier, these speakers deliver crystal clear sound. Great value, and that classic polk audio sound!
Pros:
Ease of install, good looks, durability
Cons:
None
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Polk Audio 6×9, 3way Speakers.

Written By Craig C, Rhinelander Wisconsin on Saturday, January 04, 2014
 
Great minds, Clear Detailed Highs And Excellent Bass. The Best Sounding, 6×9 Speakers I've Ever Heard in This Very Affordable Price Range
Pros:
Very Clean Clear Realistic Sounding Speakers That I Have Ever Heard Especially in This Affordable Price Range, Impressed And would Redolent To Anyone Looking For A Awesome Sounding Speaker. Buy Them Because You Won't Regret it.Definitely 5 Stars.
Cons:
Absolutely not One, These Speakers Are Worth Twice There Price, Thanks Again Crutchfield For Awesome Product As Alway. Cannot Find Anything wrong. Get Yourself A Pair You Will Not Regret it.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great sound

Written By Aggiesrok, Bryan, TX on Saturday, January 04, 2014
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Easy install. Awesome sound, good bass.
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5 out of 5

Polk 6x9

Written By sparky, NWArkansas on Friday, January 03, 2014
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Even though I am using an amp and sub, these speakers provide plenty of punch themselves. They can handle the power with no problems. No distortion, very solid bump and clarity.
Pros:
Excellent speaker, can handle what you give it.
Cons:
none
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

great

Written By bryan, batesville ar. on Thursday, January 02, 2014
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great product and fast ship
Pros:
sound
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Great clear sound!!!

Written By 98mgalant, Big Clifty Ky on Tuesday, December 03, 2013
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These speakers sound great. These do seen to have a good amount of bass but I'm not a big fan of bass so they may not have as much bass as I think. They are very clear and I would recommend them to anyone. They did not however fit under my stock speaker covers but that's an easy fix for me.
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4 out of 5

polk dxi690

Written By Anonymous, cali on Wednesday, November 27, 2013
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Great looking and sounding 6x9s. Clear high, solid lows.
Pros:
Great sale price, solid speakers
Cons:
Not 4-way
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Nice Speakers

Written By KC9RMU, Scottsburg, IN on Wednesday, October 16, 2013
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Good Set of Speakers. I installed these in my 86 Ski Supreme boat. I am pretty happy with the product in general, I gave it 4 stars because the speaker grills tend to work themselves off the housing. But I am sure this is not typical in a car install. A boat has a lot of vibration and that tends to walk the grills off the speaker. They sound great when you are idle in a boat, but with a PCM 351 inboard you tend to hear the motor over the music.
Pros:
Nice set of speakers. Happy with them.
Cons:
grills tend to fall off on a boat.
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5 out of 5

saab 93 rear deck upgrade

Written By jim d, billerica,ma on Tuesday, August 27, 2013
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great suggestion from sales and excellent support team. speakers sound great, better than original set.
Pros:
easy installation
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

julieanne

Written By Anonymous, Abilene Ks on Friday, August 02, 2013
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Replacing my factory speakers. These are perfect for my enjoyment. Just perfect for your average middle aged woman to listen to a bit on the loud side commuting =]
Pros:
Simple to install. On sale! Fast, free shipping, great packaging.
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Sound great and great value

Written By azgary64@yahoo.com, Mesa AZ on Wednesday, July 10, 2013
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Very load and really clear
Pros:
Fit my 2012 Malibu very nicely
Cons:
none
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4 out of 5

Awesome

Written By Anonymous, Virginia on Saturday, June 29, 2013
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Great speakers and can't beat the price for the quality. Put them behind the seat of my single cab and they sound really good. Very pleased on all fronts.
Pros:
Marine speakers. Easy install. Great quality
Cons:
None so far
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3 out of 5

Polk audio dxi690

Written By John G, Chambersburg, Pa on Thursday, June 13, 2013
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The speakers are nice looking units which I installed using wooden speaker boxes which I built. They sit on the rear package shelf of a '59 Thunderbird. I am using a Custom Autosound receiver with about 45 watts per channel. Since I just finished installing them last night I haven't had a chance to try them with any audio source other than the FM on the unit. They sounded OK but did not have as much bass as I had hoped. The mounting was a little tricky becuase using the screws provided in to wood , it was difficult to keep the screws exactly perpendicular and if you have any angle at all to the screws, the snap in grille will not fit correctly. The Crutchfield folks were great and recommended and provided the correct wires/terminal ends for the mount.
Pros:
nice looking, marine rated.
Cons:
hard to mount correctly in a wood base, not much bass.
1 out of 4 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Dxi690

Written By Pete, Madison wi on Thursday, May 23, 2013
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Installed these in SO box and put behind the seat of my Chevy luv. I am powering them with a pa660 amp. 75 rms each channel. They sound good and when you turn it up loud they have a lot of bass.
Pros:
Sound good, inexpensive
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5 out of 5

Polk audio

Written By Raymond, Pottstown, PA on Sunday, May 12, 2013
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The speakers work wonderful in my 2005 Lincoln ls v8 sound is so crisp
Pros:
Polk audio always carried go products
Cons:
Need a stereo made by Polk audio
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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3 out of 5

Clear but lacking mid bass

Written By Andy, Florida on Monday, May 06, 2013
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Clear speakers
Pros:
Good sound
Cons:
Lacks bass
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5 out of 5

Polk Audio DXi690

Written By AYoung, Sacramento, CA on Monday, May 06, 2013
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Very good speakers, installed them last week and theyre doing a great job.
Pros:
Good Mids, Lows, and Highs Good price
Cons:
The magnet in the bottom of these is VERY strong, so they like to attach to the metal around where i place them
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5 out of 5

Great speakers!

Written By Reznik1012, Kentucky on Saturday, April 27, 2013
 
Great speakers for the price! I installed these in the rear deck of my cobalt along with the DXI 650's in the front doors. They sound great and could sound even better if I installed an amp.
Pros:
Great price, good highs and mids,
Cons:
Polk doesn't include crimp connectors but not a big deal.
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5 out of 5

Great Upgrade....

Written By Tom D, Western MA. on Friday, April 19, 2013
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Upgraded an old set of four way Kenwoods in my Wife's Grand Caravan. These are a major improvement all around. Clean bass, highs loud and not piercing or overpowering. Powered by 88 watts rms, crossovered at 80 hz, very happy with results. Highly reccommend these.
Pros:
Price very reasonable for sound quality
Cons:
can only think of the fact that the tweeter/midrange tower protrudes out enough to contact trim bezel in rear quarter when installed. Doesn't bother me, but someone else may find this unacceptable.....
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5 out of 5

Nice

Written By Brian, Ashland City Tn. on Tuesday, April 09, 2013
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Great sound Great Price
Pros:
Easy to install
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Love Polk!!

Written By Susan, Michigna on Monday, April 08, 2013
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Asked my brother what to buy and he was right! He highly recommended Polk and I'm so glad he did!! These speakers rock!
Pros:
Great sound No distortion
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Pretty good

Written By The guy with the face, behind a monitor on Sunday, March 31, 2013
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They sound a whole lot better then my Audiobahn AS69Q's ever did. Great highs and mids, but you will want to add a small sub for bass.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Polk Audio DXi690

Written By Anonymous, Orlando, Fl on Monday, February 04, 2013
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Overall great speakers, sound is awesome. Will not handle lows well, nothing an amp and a good sub wouldn't fix. Just had to do that sooner than I wanted to
Pros:
Great sound
Cons:
Poor lows, need sub
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5 out of 5

Great Value

Written By Anonymous, Indiana on Wednesday, January 30, 2013
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Installed in a 2010 Malibu. made the mistake of putting in cheaper Sony's. A few more dollars for these was the way i should have gone in the first place. Exceptional sound and value.
Pros:
Easy to install great sound Purchased on sale for $112.
Cons:
None so far
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

It fits

Written By Felixb, Norfolk, Va on Tuesday, November 13, 2012
 
Running 4 of these in my dodge charger. great sound quality even at high volume.
Pros:
Great Sq
Cons:
Crutchfield said they wouldn't fit buy with they provided spacer and a little trim to the oem mounting spot they fit great.
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

amazing

Written By lilgc, savannah, ga on Wednesday, October 24, 2012
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An amazing speaker.....sounds greats....its powerful and hits hard.....sound clarity.... this speaker is all you need.... the bass is clear
Pros:
Everything
Cons:
None
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5 out of 5

Polk Audio DXi690

Written By Jordan S, Memphis, TN on Monday, October 01, 2012
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At first I was very disappointed by theses speakers. I had purchased these and the 570's 5 x 7 polks and for the life of me couldnt get any bass whatsoever even though I had played around with the eq on the head unit. So the next day i did a little more research on my HU and found that it did in fact have "loud" setting, that really helped but i still had major distortion on the extreme highs . Long story short I found out that I had to turn off all of the audio enhancements on my phone, so now they have great all around sound!
Pros:
Great all-around sound, the bass is great while still able to get those mid-range vocals and screaming highs without distortion.
Cons:
None for now.
1 out of 3 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Polk Audio DXi690

Written By Carl, Knoxville, Tn. on Thursday, September 13, 2012
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Great sounding spekers. Good price. Goos looking. Easy to install.
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5 out of 5

great speakers

Written By James, Vienna, VA on Wednesday, September 12, 2012
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These are great speakers. Easy to install on my jeep and they're weather proof which I needed.
Pros:
waterproof and sound great
Cons:
none that i can think of
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5 out of 5

Polk Audio DXi690

Written By Anonymous, n.w. indiana on Tuesday, July 03, 2012
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great product
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5 out of 5

Polk Audio DXi690

Written By Fred M, San Antonio, Texas on Sunday, July 01, 2012
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This was my first set of Polk DXI 690's..I recently upgraded from a 2010 Ram Quadcab to a 2012. I purchased 2 sets of 690's to install into the quadcab doors. The difference between having the aftermarket Pioneer TSA 6974 6x9's with the Aramid fiber speakers and these new Polk 690's was " Definitely worth the few extra dollars!" Better clarity with a deeper, richer bass was noted by everyone. I am using the Factory Stereo..and am "Extremely Satisfied"! Only thing I feel I can do too improve anything in the near future might be to install a small Alpine 4 channel amp (40 watt or less) to maximize the Polk 690's full potential. As with my review of Polk 350's, the same remarks apply, not only will the 690's "Bring a smile to your face!," but with 2 sets installed in the 4 doors, these Polk's " Will put Chapstick on both of your Ears!"
Pros:
Install went exactly as easily outlined in the Crutchfield install sheets provided..
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5 out of 5

Polk Audio DXi690

Written By Tim, Morgantown, WV on Thursday, September 15, 2011
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Awesome speakers, great sound, tight punchy bass, perfect fit into my 1996 Saab 900, which anyone who owns one knows it is very hard to find something that easily adapts to that car. I'm very satisfied with the product and with Crutchfield's service and have already ordered another pair of Polk audio speakers.
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5 out of 5

Excellent sounding speakers!

Written By RonR, Northhaven, CT on Saturday, August 27, 2011
 
For the past 16 months I have been restoring a 1976 Pontiac Firebird Esprit. the car wears its original metalime green paint and has a white interior with black accents. The car originally came with one dash speaker and an AM radio. During restoration, when the interior was removed, I laid down the wires for an amplified 4 channel stereo system and applied new sound deadening material throughout the cab. The interior is a 35 year survivor in excellent condition after minor refurbishing. I bought these speakers to mount under my new package tray behind the rear seat. I have them connected to a Kenwood kdc-x395 receiver which I learned about and purchased through Crutchfield. These speakers match very nicely with this reciever and deliver crisp highs and tight bass. Eventually, I will add an Infinity reference 4 channel amplifier and find a suitable location for DXi series front speakers without cutting the dash. This car is starting to sound as good inside as it does outside!
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5 out of 5

Very Clean Speakers

Written By Corey, Tricities, Tn on Sunday, July 31, 2011
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Very nice, very good sound. I would highly recommend these speakers over any factory speakers.
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5 out of 5

Polk Audio DXi690

Written By Matt D, Sherwood Ar, on Friday, July 29, 2011
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I flush mounted these in my back porch ceiling hoping for a sleek look and more bass than what seems to come from outdoor box speakers. I could not be more excited with the results. From the grill to the garden, Polk Audio delivers!!!
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5 out of 5

Rear Deck

Written By JamalC, Louisville,KY on Friday, March 11, 2011
 
I bought these along with some pioneer 6.5s but after hearing these i will eventually change the front 6.5 to polks.

When first installed I was disappointed with the volume they were getting distorted at, but after breaking them in for about a week they sound better and better everyday, i can now almost max my kenwood cd player out and they are still crystal clear. From now on I will only use polk for my components.

Well worth the price
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1 question already asked

Will it fit in the rear doors?? [ Kyle  Mar 06, 2014 ]
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  • For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy Staff  Mar 07, 2014 ]

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