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Polk Audio DB 6502

DB+ Series 6-1/2" component speaker system — also fit 6-3/4" openings

MFR # DB6502

Polk Audio DB 6502

Polk Audio DB 6502

DB+ Series 6-1/2" component speaker system — also fit 6-3/4" openings

MFR # DB6502

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Best Component speakers ever!

Crutchfield customer from Ansonia, CT on 4/12/2021

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By far the very best Component speakers i have ever purchased and since these are my first Polk Audio speakers i'm even more ex cited!

Pros: Great sound and very good construction.

Cons: None!

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Balanced Performance Value!

Alex from Puerto Rico on 3/31/2021

2017 Hyundai Elantra

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Had these installed on front doors of an 2017 Elantra and a pair of 2 Way DB 652 on the back doors powered by a Pioneer GM-D 4 channel with 100 watts rms per channel for a while along with a Clarion 7 band preamp. When they "break in" they sound very balanced on all frecuencies and amazing clarity, minimal distortion. Bass in particular is very satisfying if you have a subwoofer on your system, alone might fall behind depending on your taste. The crossover is a little big but does the job. Needs to be strapped still if leaving it on the door like me to prevent damage. The factory level tweeters are very powerful! If you listen to very loud music, I suggest you open crossover box and set it to 0db.

Pros: Balanced sound, great clarity, powerfull highs, quality build and power hungry from a trusted brand!

Cons: Just give the speakers the right amount of power to really shine! 100 watt RMS or close to that number.

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Crutchfield customer from Savannah, GA on 3/28/2021

2009 Volkswagen Passat

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Great looking speakers and Crutchfields install guides and install gear is great.

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Crutchfield customer from Casa Grande, AZ on 3/28/2021

2011 Buick LaCrosse

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Awesome Sound and Quality

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Crutchfield customer from Hartland, VT on 3/11/2021

2018 Toyota Camry

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Super easy install. Woofers sound great, tweeters are a little shrill. All in all a solid set of speakers.

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Crutchfield customer from Marstons Mills, MA on 2/28/2021

2017 Chevrolet Express

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Really awesome sounding separates. Powered by a 60 watt per channel Alpine amp

Pros: Great quality

Cons: Non

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Worth it

William from Sayreville NJ on 2/20/2021

2013 Honda Accord

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I had Kickers, Alpine, and now i got these Polk speakers, what a difference in sound, i highly recommend this brand of speakers i have to say a bit disappointed with Alpine since i been a fan of this brand all my life, Kickers sound good but i have to give the trophy to Polk.

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Crutchfield customer from Aurora, CO on 2/13/2021

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Crisp clean sound from factory wiring harness and inexpensive head unit

Pros: Great price for the sound

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Boise, ID on 2/7/2021

2021 Ford Explorer

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I'd give them 5 stars if I could easily add a amp to get the most out of the speaker. Other than that good speaker for the money.

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Crutchfield customer from Austin, TX on 2/3/2021

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Speakers sound great and the customer service was exceptional as always.

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Crutchfield customer from Rialto, CA on 1/23/2021

2020 Honda Civic

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Sounds good hooked up to skar 4 channel 70 watts rms X 4

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2020 Ranger sounding 10x better

CJ from NC on 1/19/2021

2020 Ford Ranger

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Love the fullness and depth these produce. If you are looking for smooth, natural and unbloated sound then this is an excellent choice. The price was exceptional as well. Easy to install with the instructions provided by Crutchfield. Maybe everyone besides me knows this but I took the aftermarket wiring harness with the black and white wires cut off the metal tips that attach to the speaker and ran those as the power into the crossovers. Then use Polk's speaker wire to attach the positive and negative to the mids and tweeters. First door took about 1.5 hours, second door took maybe 30 minutes.

Pros: Very smooth sound and a perceived wide soundstage in front. Waterproof and easy to install. Really no comparison to the factory junk I just removed.

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Bayamon, PR on 1/18/2021

2016 Honda Accord Touring

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Speakers are slim enough to fit perfect in almost any car. The sound is amazing. Twitters are very bright but can be adjusted at the crossovers.

Pros: Easy install, comes with everything you need. Amazing clarity.

Cons: Crossovers are a little bit big.

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What an upgrade!

Crutchfield customer from Gosport, IN on 1/17/2021

2015 Ram 1500

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This setup was recommended by Crutchfield for my 2015 Ram Truck. I wanted to upgrade without breaking the bank. Speakers only. After reading other reviews I set the high frequency gain to 0db, which is perfect. It comes set at +6db, which is too much. Had to run new wire from front doors to dash Speakers which wasn't too bad, well worth it in the end because it sounds amazing. Thanks Crutchfield.

Pros: Price, sound

Cons: Had to run new wire from front doors to dash

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Crystal Clear!

Tieler from Fussa-shi, Tokyo, Japan on 12/22/2020

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Great door speakers with insane clarity! I have these in my front doors and put the 2-Way 652s in the back doors powered by a 800w 4ch amp. Everyone who rides in my car is impressed with the quality of sound that these produce!

Pros: 1. Shallow mount. 2. Easy to wire crossover. 3. Quality sound throughout the volume range. 4. Lots of BANG for your buck!

Cons: 1. If your tweeters are mounted high up, put the crossover setting to 0. Trust me the tweeters are very powerful. 2. The crossover box is hard to open up, I had to carefully pry with an assortment of small flat heads.

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Stewart from KATY, TX on 12/21/2020

2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI

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Amazing speakers when paired with a good amp (in my case JBL Stadium 5). After setting the tweeter crossover jumper for the 3db level adjustment and tuning the amp to crossover door speakers at 50Hz and subwoofer at 60Hz, the sound in the car is awesome. Using the bass boost for quieter listen (passengers in the car) between the sub and these separates everything sounds good. My music is all over from Will Smith to Holtz to Metallica to Steely Dan. These sound great with any of them. They have very sharp response to pauses in music as if you were sitting right there at the stage. Solid bass, smooth not annoyingly high pitched tweeter response. Other than the bass boost through amp for quieter levels, a rarely even move the head unit bass-mid-treble controls. One of the better speaker purchases you can make!

Pros: Excellent sound quality; good punch at lower bass; highs are clean, smooth not too bright (or annoying to listen to loud); fit my car doors easily.

Cons: So far, none.

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Crutchfield customer from Sammamish, WA on 12/21/2020

2011 GMC Sierra Denali

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Nice upgrade to our vehicle.

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Crutchfield customer from Hoschton, GA on 12/11/2020

2006 Nissan 350Z

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Sounds good has a lot of punch

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Crutchfield customer from Reno, NV on 12/5/2020

2016 Hyundai Elantra

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Low bass, speakers rattled if you tried to turn up bass to compensate and the were overall not worth the bass. Gonna try the kicker component system instead

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This customer contacted our Customer Support team and exchanged for a set of Kicker speakers. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days.

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Very bright tweeters

dc from Albuquerque, NM on 12/2/2020

2018 Honda Odyssey

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Was easy enough to replace/mount the speakers in my Ody. Hardest part was running wire form the crossover to the tweeter through the door harness. Upon powering up everything the tweeters are way to tinny/bright. Even with the treble and mid-range it is overwhelming and sounds like crap. Called and talked to Jacob in TS and he said there is a jumper to tone down the tweeters as they are set to the highest level from the factory. Will give this a try and see how it goes. More info later!

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One Happy Camper

Crutchfield customer from Simi Valley, CA on 11/28/2020

2009 Scion xB

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These speakers have amazing sound and are a great price!

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Crutchfield customer from Sandia, TX on 11/25/2020

2014 Ford Focus

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Great speakers and sound wonderful! Only reason why it's not 5 stars is because I also ordered a pair of Focal and there much better.

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Great product for the money.

Crutchfield customer from Grand Ledge, MI on 11/22/2020

2011 Nissan Xterra

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Really great speakers. Exceeded my expectations.

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Crutchfield customer from Hollywood, FL on 11/17/2020

2008 Honda Civic SI

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Sound amazing and the price is good

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Polk Audio DB 6502 components

Robert from Abrams, WI on 11/12/2020

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1996 Toyota T100 upgraded head unit to Kenwood DDX374BT and now Polk Audio DB 6502 components. Added Dynamat SuperLite Tri-Pak and Stinger Roadkill RKFR6 FAST Rings. Really changed the sound, bass is there. I like the Kenwood with the Polks DB 6502 components.

Pros: Really good sound for the money. With Dynamat SuperLite and Stinger Roadkill RKFR6 FAST Rings bass is good!

Cons: Amp and woofer my help, but It's good enough for me!

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Crutchfield customer from Cottekill, NY on 11/9/2020

2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STi

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My first set of aftermarket component speakers , very happy so far!

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WOW

John from FRUITLAND PARK, FL on 10/21/2020

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Wow these sound amazing. I had Infinity Kapp's and the tweeters were so harsh, I called Crutchfield and talked to Dino and he recommended the Polk's . Got them installed and same issue tweeters made my ears bleed, but they imaged better than the Kapps. I called Crutchfield again, talked to Fox in tech support and found out the crossovers were set @ +6db from the factory for the tweeters. Lowered them to +3db and were still to harsh, put them to 0db and they are perfect. They sound fantastic and you can here everything. I listen to a lot of classic rock and love the sound. My set up is Sony XAV-AX5000 head unit, the Polks upfront, Jbl 6.5 GTO's in the rear deck (soon the be Polk's ) have a 10 inch sub in trunk with JBL CLUB-4505 1800W amp and it ROCK'S. Thanks again Crutchfield you guys are great!!

Pros: Everything, Sound Amazing

Cons: None, just make sure you set the chip in the crossover to you liking.

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Rick from LINCOLN, NE on 10/12/2020

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2017 Ford F-150 Supercrew, I got the Polk DB 6502 6-1/2"Component Speakers for the front and the Polk DB 652 6-1/2" 2-way Speakers for the back. Great improvement on the highs, much clearer sound. You might want to add a Bass Speaker, if you like a lot of Bass. Easy install after I watch videos on how to get door panels removed.

Pros: Clear / Clean Highs, Lows are OK

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High end budget sound

Crutchfield customer from Dawsonville, GA on 10/1/2020

2020 Ford Ranger

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Excellent performance to dollar ratio.

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Bump for the bucks

Crutchfield customer from Boise, ID on 9/22/2020

2016 Ford F-150 XLT

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Sounds 100 times better then stock

Pros: Slick and fancy setup

Cons: Always can do bigger on magnets but it's a solid speaker for sure

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Great experience

Crutchfield customer from Snellville, GA on 9/21/2020

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I have been using polk audio for years with no disappointments and with the great price i got from Crutchfield it was a win win

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Crutchfield customer from Jasper, AL on 9/16/2020

2009 Jeep Wrangler

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Easy install, great sound!

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Crutchfield customer from Hoffman, IL on 9/15/2020

2000 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500

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Great sound from this set !!!

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Crutchfield customer from Denton, TX on 9/9/2020

2017 Toyota Tundra

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you can't begin to imagine how great these sound. night and day going from factory to these. crystal clear highs. tight bass. I'm sold on Polk now on

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Michael from COLORADO SPGS, CO on 9/6/2020

2002 Chevrolet Avalanche

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twitters keep failing on these

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Direct Fit For S2000

Nathaniel from SAMMAMISH, WA on 9/5/2020

2002 Honda S2000

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Great sound, almost as if you have a subwoofer. Direct drop in for a 2002 Honda S2000. Woofers and Tweeter can all be installed using stock hardware. Crutchfield should modify their listing to say that for the 2002 Honda S2000 it is direct fit (except you have to mount the crossover). Cut the connectors off of the speaker adapter that Crutchfield gives you for free, solder those to the input wire that comes with the package and you're all good.

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Great speakers

Tejinder from S OZONE PARK, NY on 9/1/2020

2013 Honda Accord

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I love those speakers I'm using it for two year it's still great

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Polk never disappoint's!

Cameron from Maple Shade, NJ on 8/27/2020

2008 Jeep Wrangler

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Absolutely sound incredible! Give these bad boy's all the power you can and its imperative you pair these with a good head unit (good pre-amp and RCA outs) and run them with an aftermarket amp! A head unit's built in amp with these is a no go! These may be marketed as a great budget speaker but you can't run these audiophile grade speakers on lesser components! Thats right, a budget friendly higher end speaker is what you are getting here and they perform incredible with the right power and equipment. I went from pumping 50w to these guys to 100w~, and its not even in the same ball park! The highs are clear, mid's are natural and sound true! Not gonna get a ton of mid bass out of these but its not tin like or muddy. Definitely pair with a sub, you'll feel like your living in a concert on every ride! These will take time to tune properly to achieve the best level of sound quality, so have patience and tweak things to your liking!

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Crutchfield customer from Cypress, CA on 8/25/2020

2017 Honda Accord Sport

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Very good & very satisfied

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Attack of the killer ice picks

Crutchfield customer from MESA, AZ on 8/22/2020

2009 Toyota Tacoma

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Worst speaker system ever. Tweeters are exceedingly shrill and overpowering, like having icepicks in your ears. The EQ at 0 is not even enough to balance the sound. The woofers have a little bit of low thump to them when pushed on the EQ but absolutely blah in the mids. This purchase was a big mistake. I trusted my Crutchfield advisor to pick out a simple speaker swap over my OEM system. They initially forgot to include a mounting bracket but made that right. This was my first purchase from Crutchfield. They seem very polite and want to help but not very knowledgeable as this speaker system proves. I triple checked all my connections and everything is right. I am running these speakers through the OEM wiring, from my new Pioneer unit, no separate amp. I probably am going to reinstall the old OEM tweeters at least. This system is completely unusable. Do your own research, do not trust the Crutchfield personnel for advice. What a huge waste of time and money.

Pros: New and shiny. Removes ear wax.

Cons: Not good for listening to music.

Crutchfield response on 8/26/2020
We're sorry you're disappointed with your speakers. Whenever you are not completely satisfied with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, please contact our Customer Support team at 1-800-955-9091. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.

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Crutchfield customer from Federal Way, WA on 8/17/2020

2014 Nissan Xterra

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Noticeable improvement from factory speakers in my Xterra but not as clear as I expected when it gets louder.

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Nice set of component speakers

Crutchfield customer from White Marsh, MD on 8/17/2020

2014 Dodge Durango

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Nice set of speakers. They were easy to install. The sound is clean and crisp.

Pros: Easy install, nice sound

Cons: None yet

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Crutchfield customer from Lone Tree, CO on 7/20/2020

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The Polk speakers are a vast improvement over the factory speakers.

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Top Notch

Crutchfield customer from Hilliard, OH on 6/25/2020

2020 Ford Explorer

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Great speakers. Easy to install with the supplied (free) cheat sheets, which helped me remove my door panels. You are keeping me as a customer!

Pros: Crystal clear sound over factory radio. Well made.

Cons: Factory radio not pushing enough power, thinking about getting an amp.

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Sound Great

Crutchfield customer from Gordonsville, VA on 6/22/2020

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I purchased these with a set of Polk Audio DB 652's. They sound great. the customer service leading up to the sale was excellent.

Pros: Weather resistant. I'm not sure how well my doors are sealed against the door window.

Cons: I think the wiring could be a gauge or two thicker.

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Crutchfield customer from Atlantic Beach, FL on 6/11/2020

2006 Kia Sorento LX

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Great sound

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Upgrading front factory speakers in 1995 Ford F-150

Crutchfield customer from Charleston, SC on 6/6/2020

1995 Ford F Series

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Never installed speakers before. With a little thinking, and direction from Crutchfield, I was able to place new tweeters and modify panels. I am definitely happy with the end result. The mids were even easier, I literally had to connect a few wires and drill new holes in the doors. The sound is completely different, I couldn't be happier!

Pros: Better sound now, worth the time and effort!

Cons: Had to cut panels to fit component system.

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How to amp freq settings

Alper from San Angelo, TX on 6/4/2020

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Quality material. I don't know the sound quality right now because I haven't set the amp frequency range. I have a 4 channel amp for this component. How should the frequency setting be on average? Thanks.

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Crutchfield customer from Humacao, PR on 6/2/2020

2016 Honda Accord Sport

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Excelent product

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2002 chevy suburban

Crutchfield customer from Altura, MN on 5/29/2020

2002 Chevrolet Suburban

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A slight upgrade from stock blown speakers. I lost a lot of midrange and bass. I even turned the tweeters down to the lowest setting. Its better now but the hard hitting mid and bass is gone.

Pros: gets loud

Cons: Minimal bass.

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Quality On Multiple Fronts - Budget Minded Higher End

Crutchfield customer from GEORGETOWN, TX on 5/25/2020

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Great sound when I turned it on my old deck low power without the component. Running too low power may cause noise distortion on high powered speakers but didnt hear any for the one song I played. Amazing sound when properly powered & installed. I was able to modify my pillar mounts with a dremel in front and modify the the rear pillars to hold the supplied mounts. Lots of little pieces provided to manipulate to mount in your car even if no mounting positions are stock. The weather resistance is a yes. By that I mean you want it if you are wanting to go crazy in the right direction. I'm not worried about installing some sound muffling protective backer though in truth the protective layer probably wouldnt mess with sound too much to notice and would be wise if not a weather tolerant speakers. The thing is, my whole door sounds great and not distorted from the outside by leaving the backer off and dampening the door metal. The goal wasn't loud but full so I didnt have to be loud. Component device will filter off frequencies not designed for the speakers. if your deck filters off extra frequencies then set it to prevent wasted energy going to the amp then component. This with the right subs and deck will do a full range of human hearing. Tested a movie and heard stuff I never heard except through that system. It is nuts. 400 rms for 4 speakers matches well with 300 rms bass. Reading lots of different setups by professionals indicate 60% and even 70% bass due it needing more.

Pros: Weather hardy for tolerance for rain in door or TX heat - Door seals have been replacd & longevity unknown but I suspect better than paper.

Cons: No complaints or issues yet so....

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Junk

Avery from MENOMONEE FALLS, WI on 5/24/2020

2012 Dodge Challenger

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Garbage.... Powering with 75 watts rms with crossovers set at 200hz and at moderate listening levels the tweeters crack and break up. Wish I would have installed them when I bought them, now cant return them.

Pros: Look nice......

Cons: Tweeters are junk, mids have no bass.

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It's Polk. Enough said!

Crutchfield customer from Fort Wayne, IN on 5/20/2020

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Fantastic sound and with the wiring harness adapter from Crutchfield, installation is a snap! Could not be happier!

Pros: Great sound! Easy installation!

Cons: Yet to find one

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I love these speakers!!

Crutchfield customer from Durham, NC on 5/19/2020

2014 Toyota Corolla

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I bought these speakers because I had the Polk Audio MM 6502 in my last vehicle and they stole the show for everybody that got in my car...I wanted that same quality sound but wasn't going to be hitting as hard in my new car so I was hoping to save a few bucks and drop down to these....these do not disappoint...they gave me that same Polk Sound that I was use to for a little less money (trade off is they can't handle as much power - but I wasn't trying to jam the neighborhood now anyway) You can sit an listen to these speakers all day without getting ear fatigue....as long as your not overpowering them they sound great!!

Pros: They sound great

Cons: None (but if your trying to rock the neighborhood step up to the Polk MM 6502)

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Optemistic specs, but still good.

Guest from Kansas City, MO on 5/16/2020

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I installed 2 pairs of these in my Chevy Trailblazer to replace the stock dirt cheap speakers the previous owner put in. I took my time to wire them up properly, sealed up as many air leaks and I reasonably could while I was in there, added foam rings to the front of the speaker, ran new wire to the doors, got an amp to push them, and even replaced a window motor while I was in there! The install was about what I expected though I did have a bit of a hard time finding a spot to mount the crossover box. The fronts have the crossover in the door while the rears are under the seat with the tweeters double-sticky taped on the B-pillar trim because I didn't want to cut up any trim panels. Today was my maiden voyage with these, so they're still breaking in a little bit, but my first impressions are good. The highs are clean, but a bit loud, so I had to EQ my highs down a decent bit to prevent "S"es standing out like a sore thumb. The overall detail on these speaker is pretty solid though I did have to boost 2kHz - 4kHz a bit for vocal clarity. The low mids are nicely defined and I can easily pick out a bass guitar now. I don't have a sub, so these are running the lows on my system too. I specifically chose these because they claim a frequency range of down to 35Hz. I knew going into it, that wasn't true, but it does get down there pretty decently as long as you're not playing they super loud. They have enough to get my mirrors bumping just a little bit..

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Crutchfield customer from Washington, IL on 5/3/2020

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These are an upgrade to my 14 year old factory speakers. They seem a little muffled and I received conflicting advice from tech support about using the crossover in conjunction with the Bose amplifier.

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Crutchfield customer from Glenarm, IL on 5/3/2020

2015 Chevrolet Camaro

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Doing well at about 1/3 gain with a 100rms channel. Clear and crisp highs with decent thump. Had to turn my trebel way down!

Pros: Crisp highs, decent thump

Cons: cannot handle high gain settings without distortion with 100rms channel

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Crutchfield customer from San Antonio, TX on 5/2/2020

2009 Honda Civic EX

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Fit well! The instructions from Crutchfield are good for people who have a little knowledge in wiring and car electronics. I also used dynamat and speaker baffles and the instructions don't include that but I figured it out. Loved the fact that the tweeters literally fit perfectly into my tweeter grilles w/o modification.

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Crutchfield customer from Loomis, CA on 4/28/2020

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These speakers are ok. I would should have bought better. Lacking good base.

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Erick Fuentes from Caguas, PR on 4/25/2020

2010 Jeep Compass

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Everything fits nicely on my 2013 Subaru WRX STI Limited. Mine had the premium speakers and everything fit perfectly. Tweeters had to be custom mounted to the stock location, but nothing major.

Pros: Perfect fit using OEM speaker brackets.

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from North Reading, MA on 4/21/2020

2009 Volvo S60

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Great sound for a reasonable price. Adjustable tweeter level is useful and necessary.

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NO BASS!

Manny from Coto De Caza, CA. on 4/14/2020

2009 Honda Civic LX

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I have always been a Polk Audio fan. My entire surround sound system at home is Polk Audio. They have never let me down. Having said that i decided to get these for my 2009 Civic Coupe thinking they would be just as amazing as the ones at home. Boy was I completely wrong! These are the worst speakers I have ever purchased. They clearly lack any and all real bass. Mid bass is the worst. I tried calibrating the system with the head unit software. No bass. I tried calibrating by ear. No bass. I purchased acoustic foam and added to the car. No bass. I added Dynamat throughout the entire car including the hood. No bass.i had read one user's comment about these speakers and said these had no bass. I thought he was exaggerating and he hadn't taken the proper steps to fix it. He wasn'twrong. I have tried everything to get some bass for months now. Nothing i do will fix this issue. If i try adjusting the individual bass frequencies it makes the system sound worse. Polk you really dropped the ball on these speakers!

Pros: Clear Highs

Cons: Mounting brackets and hardware are useless. Lack of bass. Opening the crossover box was not user friendly. Cheaply made.

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Flip from Morgantown, WV on 3/7/2020

1990 Jeep Wrangler

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I put these in a custom built PVC sound bar/tube installed in a 1990 Jeep Wrangler. They are powered by a 100 watt Sound Ordnance amp. They sound amazing, especially with the top down.

Pros: Great bass response.

Cons: None.

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I expected better. Tweeteres are distorting at louder volumes.

Guest from San Jose, CA on 2/24/2020

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I expected better from Polk. I've been running these for six months and still fine tuning the system. However, I ran into a major issue that is either the cross over is set poorly from factory or the tweeters cannot handle the amount of current advertised. I'm ending up with major distortion in the tweeters (sounds like buzzing or rattling) when playing at ~50% of rated power. By no means is this ear piercing levels. I'm using an Alpine 300F to power these so it's unlikely to be distorting from that. The woofers are fine with the volume at 50% but the tweeters can't handle it.

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Polks FTW!

Christopher from Kyle, TX on 2/10/2020

2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Installed in 2012 Jeep JKU w/ Pioneer AVH-501EX head unit, DB652s in the sound bar, and a Clarion XC2410 4 channel amp. The difference in sound quality is unbelievable! One piece of advice for anyone installing ANY brand of components in a 07 - 12 (poss. 13 &14) JKU: getting to the factory components is a PITA due to Jeep's dash design. You have to pull the whole dash, console, etc.

Pros: Exceptional sound quality, moisture resistance (important in a Jeep)

Cons: Instructions are very barebones.....

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Lots of Response, Tight Bass, Control

Crutchfield customer from Austin, TX on 2/5/2020

2014 Toyota Avalon

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Installed these in my 2014 Toyota Avalon with the Crutchfield provided speaker brackets and wire harnesses. They are powered by a JL Audio XD700/5 amp, source is Kenwood KDC-X502 deck, Polk DB652 for filler in the rear deck, and one JL Audio 10" W3 sub. I also have super dynamat covering the most critical spots. I have installed systems in my other cars in the past and never had this much precision, power and control over the sound. I was pretty underwhelmed and disappointed at first due to the mentioned break in period. A week later the situation was dramatically different and I could not be happier. At some point, I will get a more feature rich head unit. The only thing I would have done differently is to go for the JL VXi amp series for the finer tuning options now that I have great components :-)

Pros: Great Sound Tight Bass Wide Response

Cons: Break In Period :-p

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Awesome!

Crutchfield customer from Tamaqua, PA on 1/16/2020

2017 Honda CRV LX

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Love them. Good price. Easy install for a novice to car audio. Tweeters sound great. I set the jumper to 0 instead of the +6 dB. I was getting a lot of fuzzy noise coming in when the music would stop. Took that off and it's quiet now.

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Crutchfield customer from Yorkville , IL on 12/29/2019

2019 Ford Ranger

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Good sounding speakers! A tremendous improvement over the factory speakers. The only negative is the size of the crossover makes it a bit tough to find a good spot to tuck it away. That said, the attenuation adjustment inside the crossover for the tweeters was very beneficial.

Pros: Sound quality High sensitivity

Cons: Space required for crossover

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Crutchfield customer from West Monroe, LA on 12/28/2019

2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Very happy with this purchase very good sounding speakers

Pros: Easy install everything needed is included speakers sound great

Cons: Not really a con but speakers are a bit pricey

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Excellent Value and Performance

Justin from OWENSBORO, KY on 12/3/2019

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I bought these to replace a dead woofer on my DXi 6500 series from several years ago (not a production problem, they had been thrown around while moving several times). I was wondering how the sound quality was going to be compared to the DXi series( DXi has 1in tweeters these have 3/4in.). I have been very pleased. There is a jumper in the crossover box, by default it is set to +6dB, I think this is fine for running off the head unit, but I have these powered by a Polk PA 660 4 channel amp and at higher volumes they were overbearing. I set them to 0dB boost and they are much better. With +6dB i was getting a lot of hissing and static, that is almost completely eliminated now. Highly recommend.

Pros: Excellent and clean sound quality.

Cons: tweeter boost jumper is in the crossover box, DXi series had an external switch. Getting the top off the crossover box can be a bit of a pain.

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Mitchell from SEYMOUR on 11/16/2019

2000 Jeep Wrangler

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Sound great in a Wrangler Tj. With a Alpine stereo and a sound ordnance amp. Replaced some Polk 5 1/4 rear speakers with these, and added a amp. Now I can hear the rear speakers clear with the top down, and does not attract a lot of attention. Great buy.

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Much better than OEM

Erik from Alexandria, VA on 11/14/2019

2010 Subaru Outback

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1500% improvement over the OEM speakers I pulled out of a 2010 Subaru Outback. A little extra wiring work to get the tweeters up into the previously-empty dash corners, but worth it.

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Crutchfield customer from Greensboro, NC on 11/13/2019

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Love the sound and quality of Polk Audio. Came with everything that was needed and looking forward to the improved audio performance in the Jeep Wrangler.

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Crutchfield customer from Bensalem, PA on 11/10/2019

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not to bad for low profile speakers

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great component set

Andrew from Kamuela, HI on 10/31/2019

1995 Chevrolet K Series

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replaced factory components with this polk set. Night & day difference. Would highly recommend.

Pros: sound quality build

Cons: tweeters needed a little modification

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Crutchfield customer from Omaha, NE on 10/29/2019

2018 Chevrolet Colorado

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Seem to sound good, was expecting a little more from the tweeters

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Crutchfield customer from Santee, CA on 10/28/2019

2013 Dodge Challenger

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Crutchfield customer from Seattle, WA on 10/22/2019

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Crutchfield customer from IRVINE, CA on 10/22/2019

2001 Chevrolet Tahoe

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Head Unit: Alpine 143BT Amplifier PARTIAL BYPASS: - Front/Rear Door speakers driven by headunit - Rear Pillar & Subwoofer driven by factory amplifier behind glovebox (rear left and rear right channels connected to factory amplifier) Speakers: - Front Door Speakers: Polk Audio DB 6502 - Rear Door Speakers: Factory - Rear Pillar Speakers: Factory - Rear Cargo Subwoofer: Planet Audio AC8D 8 Inch Car Subwoofer Polk DB 6502 Speaker Installation in Front Door: - The parts Crutchfield sends are insufficient. Make sure you request Metra Speaker Brackets 82-3002. These were NOT included in my first shipment. The plastic adapters that come in the Polk Speaker box are useless for the Chevy truck line Tahoe, Yukon, Suburban, Silverado, etc. (unless you are okay with drilling holes into the door, which I am not) - I used the Metra 82-3002 brackets and used the old factory speaker foam padding between the door and the Metra speaker adapter. - I screwed the speakers into the Metra brackets using the small holes because these were the only holes which lined up with the Metra Bracket. - I used a hole saw to make a hole in the factory tweeter plastic bracket and then used the Polk flush mount adapter. - I mounted the Polk crossover at the bottom of the door panel towards the front of the car. - I also used the crutchfield provided factory speaker harness adapter: Metra 72-4568 - I left the crossover jumper setting @ +6dB. This jumper se

Pros: Better than the factory blown speakers.

Cons: Polk DB 6502 Speaker Sound: - The speakers are very clear when it comes to the highs. However, the bass is clearly lacking. I have had better bass response from an Alpine head unit with component speakers. (example my Alpine 9856 with Kenwood Excelon 5 1/4 speakers) - difficult install which is a vehicle specific complaint

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Crutchfield customer from Snohomish, WA on 10/21/2019

2006 Toyota 4Runner

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They sound amazing in my 4Runner

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Crutchfield customer from Gresham, OR on 10/2/2019

2019 Toyota Tacoma

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Heavy duty, excellent quality speakers.

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Crutchfield customer from Pleasant Hills, PA on 9/24/2019

2009 Pontiac G8

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Solid speakers for the ride, I staid with Polk since only ones with certain size speaker that fit in my my car.. I prefer infinity but these are solid with great sound

Pros: Fitment with screws and hardware was surprisingly satisfied with what you get. I can't wait to hear it with my pioneer head unit

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Crutchfield customer from Milwaukie, OR on 9/2/2019

1999 Dodge Durango

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Easy installation with crystal clear mids and highs and pretty good base. Overall a very high quality speaker system. Definitely sounds better than the stock system. Very happy with these.

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Brandon from La Feria, TX on 8/28/2019

2016 Toyota Corolla

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used in 2003 toyota corolla system sounded pretty good but I was lacking that bass guitar midbass frequencies that are too high for the sub so some songs sounded awesome on my system while others not as much, I like that they're marine certified tho since water gets inside my doors

Pros: Looks really good, water resistant

Cons: ZERO midbass

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Steven from Kalamazoo, MI on 8/12/2019

2016 Ford Fusion

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First off: the sound quality is great. Construction is as to be expected. However fitment leaves something to be desired. Because the outside frame/ring is too thick to get the door panel back on. As a result I have slight gap around the bottom edge. Also the crossover box is a little bigger than I've seen before. Thus created a bit of challenge to mount. Note: these went in the front, which the front doors upon pulling the panels off, had these "Ford modules". Which made it difficult to mount the crossover. Aside from the fitment, they sound great. I didn't use the tweeter, because the factory ones seemed more stout. The crossover was just used for the woofer .

Pros: Sound quality

Cons: Fitment in 2016 Ford Fusion

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Amazing bass

Crutchfield customer from Mount Vernon, OH on 6/13/2019

2005 Dodge Magnum

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I was so excited that I have a set of Component speakers now and I'm not disappointed at all. These speakers can really bring some amazing bass to your music.

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Crutchfield customer from Springfield, OR on 6/13/2019

1999 Dodge Dakota

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Awesome sound and amazing service!

Pros: Sounds and quality

Cons: The included speaker adapter was a little off and I was only able to get 3 screws secured.

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Crutchfield customer from South Gate, CA on 6/12/2019

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Great sound - perfect fit !

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New speakers sound good

Crutchfield customer from Aurora, IL on 6/3/2019

2008 Jeep Wrangler

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I replaced the factory's speakers with the 6502 and wow what a difference. Crisp clean highs an lows. The one dash speaker was a challenge to install in my 08 wrangler however the others went well.

Pros: The speakers sound good and the price was good

Cons: The install instructions could use some clarity. The speaker wires should be red and black. To me + and - would be much clearer or the instructions should indicate black with a white tracer is +.

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Crutchfield customer from Taylor, TX on 5/21/2019

2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Classic

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I cannot believe the excellent sound quality available at this price point. I installed these in front doors of a pickup powered by 50W/ch. With the tweeter positioned in the sail panel of the door, I had to set the tweeter jumper to the 0db position. Amazing balance with a totally flat signal crossed over at 125Hz. I was very impressed with the flexible tweeter mounting hardware that they came with. The surface mount option actually allows the driver to swivel for precise aiming. I will also commend Polk Audio customer service. We accidentally smashed a tweeter during installation, and when I asked them if I could buy a new one they sent me one for free!

Pros: Great sound, adjustable tweeter level, many tweeter mounting options

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Crutchfield customer from Henderson, NV on 5/21/2019

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Crutchfield customer from Chicago, IL on 5/16/2019

2006 Chevrolet TrailBlazer EXT

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Some of the best speakers that you can buy sounds really good in my car.

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Crutchfield customer from Santa Barbara, CA on 5/6/2019

2013 Nissan Xterra

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great price and a great speaker would use them again

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Crutchfield customer from Hampton, VA on 5/6/2019

1987 Nissan 300ZX

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Crutchfield customer from Burkeville, VA on 5/3/2019

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Amazing sound quality with the factory head unit. Extremely pleased with my purchase.

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Great value for the everyday vehicle

Crutchfield customer from West Chester, PA on 4/28/2019

2018 Chevrolet Express

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The Polk DB series component speakers are a budget friendly way to higher quality sound. These were designed to be relatively easy to install (for component speakers). They come with crimped ends on the speaker wires. They are different sizes for + and - making this part foolproof. The crossovers are clearly marked for the wiring connections. There are two holes drilled through them for mounting. I was able to drill and tap the door frames and use 1/4x 20 screws to mount them (easy size to find). These are not included with the hardware package. The tweeters come with the leads soldered on with a short whip of cable. They come with the crimp connectors on them. This was especially helpful when mounting the tweeters to sail panels above the door as they need to be removed before the door panels. This allowed for a simple reassembly process. As others have pointed out, the crossovers come with a three position tweeter level setting. They come by default at +6 dB. This will make them sound excessively bright in many situations. I set mine to 0 dB and still found "s" and "t" to be far too bright. This may be due to the tweeters being at head level instead down by the woofers in my installation. Nonetheless, I had to drop my highest EQ points down by 3 dB to compensate. Once installed and balanced out, I found the sound to be very good for the price paid. I was fortunate to have a 12 band EQ on my head unit to smooth things out. Without this it may have be

Pros: Well thought out design Smooth midrange

Cons: Excessively bright tweeters

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Crutchfield customer from Calera, AL on 4/26/2019

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Great sound from a reasonable priced set of components. As always Polk delivered

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Crutchfield customer from Lonaconing, MD on 4/14/2019

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Nice loud and crisp!

Pros: Everything about these speakers are top notch

Cons: Nothing

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Don't install if you have a stock stereo/no amp

Trevor from Neenah, WI on 4/6/2019

2016 Ram 1500

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Overall I'm disappointed in my purchase. I didn't realize these speakers would be as power-hungry as they are. I was recommended these by a Crutchfield Rep, but they work very poorly with a stock stereo. They sound worse than the stock speakers did. Now I've been looking for solutions and I may need to use an amp and rewire all of my speakers. I'll end up spending considerably more time and money than I was looking to. I'm not sure whether I'll go through Crutchfield or not because as great as the technical support is, it's the recommendation by them that's causing me my issues.

Pros: I'm guessing they'd sound good if they had the proper power

Cons: Power hungry Minimal bass

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Good product

Crutchfield customer from Beltsville, MD on 4/5/2019

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Satisfied

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Crutchfield customer from Alliance, OH on 4/4/2019

2006 Hyundai Sonata

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I have these running off of a Kicker CXA300.4 in bridged mode. Gain was set to keep the channel under 100 instead of its rated 150. These things are clean. From the factory the tweeters were configured for +6dB and I can't imagine why. If you're keeping it in the door or down in a kick panel I could see needing them that loud but mine went in the factory sail panel location. Keeping them at no boost and they provide plenty of output. Source is mostly 320kbs mp3s and lossless formats off of an ipod and alpine cda-117. The speakers provide more detail and range than the factory could ever hope to, with the same source. The only thing they're lacking in and other reviews have mentioned it, is mid bass. I have my crossover set at 100Hz and they keep up but they can't be comfortably brought lower without bottoming out or doing much good. What they can do down to 100 does help bring the bass to the front of the car. Still though, an improvement over the factory. The factory felt punchier but lost dynamics and tonal quality in trade for punch. I think some more time with the equalizer and crossover settings can breathe some life into them but don't expect miracles. They fit in areas requiring shallow speakers and sound good doing it. With a flat EQ the treble was not too bright or harsh and the midrange had some warmth to it.

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Amazing

Crutchfield customer from Shreveport, LA on 3/28/2019

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Everything you need for installation is in the box. Easy to install and they sound great.

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Crutchfield customer from Conroe, TX on 3/24/2019

2018 Honda Accord Sport

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Replaced the factory speakers in my accord and the difference in clarity was night and day! It seems like the factory equalization is really off, so I can't wait to hear what it sounds like with an amp and equalization

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Fantastic upgrade over factory.

Glenn from Winston Salem, NC on 3/16/2019

2009 Kia Spectra

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Replaced the factory woofer/tweeter pair in the doors of my '09 Kia Spectra LX. The clarity of sound and the control these speakers have is phenomenal compared to factory. These are paired with my JVC head unit at 20W RMS/40W MAX. They produce a fantastic sound even at this modest level of amplification. My only complaint is how Polk set the tweeter from the factory. They are set to +6db by default and this is way to high in a simple replacement setup. Set mine to 0db and everything sounds birght without being the least bit shrill.

Pros: Bright sound stage. Tight bass. Great sensitivity.

Cons: Default tweeter setting of +6db is way to high.

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Crutchfield customer from Surgoinsville, TN on 2/27/2019

2005 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Easy install, nice crisp sound thanks Crutchfield

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Ody from Deer Park, TX on 2/17/2019

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On a JL audio 4 channel amp that's only 70 Watts bet channel I've blown three sets of these now! They cannot handle a pounding like JL, kicker or Fosgate speakers. Maybe on a factory radio with no amp they would be ok but don't crank it up! I'll never own another pair of these junk speakers. I've been putting systems in my cars for 28 years now and have never had this many problems with a component set. Tweeters and crossovers burn up like crazy and pole won't honor the warranty on them. They kept telling me I hooked them up wrong lol. I'm a master electrician and car audio nerd. Amp to crossover to woofer and Tweeter. It's not exactly rocket science

Pros: Sound pod till they blow

Cons: Everything! Junk speakers can't handle 70 watts rms.

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Crutchfield customer from Wailuku, HI on 1/25/2019

2009 Volkswagen GTI

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Worked great in my GTI. Although I had to get creative to mount the tweeters to the back of the panels. Sounds great

Pros: Great price, and sounds great

Cons: For my application the tweeters had to be custom fit

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Good speakers for the price

Crutchfield customer from Ionia, MI on 1/22/2019

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500

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They sound great went in easy good looking speakers over I'm happy with them only problem is they don't offer much low range sounds but mids and highs are excellent.

Pros: Good speakers over all

Cons: Wish they played more low range.

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Anyone can do it

Dave from Bridgeville, PA on 1/3/2019

2016 Mazda 3

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I bought this component setup for my son's 2016 Mazda 3 (non-bose replacement). The additional pieces (Metra speaker brackets and wiring harness) along with the .pdf installation guide made installing the new speakers and tweeters very straight forward. I elected to cut the OEM tweeter wire and solder to the new tweeters forgoing the crossover installation. I know this was not brilliant, but I was not comfortable with the slightly more challenging wiring required to properly install the crossover. However, the music quality has improved dramatically. Perhaps on his own dine, my son will decide to have a professional upgrade with an amp, sub, and have the crossovers installed. I think an amp would help the bass be more dramatic, but I happy with this upgrade.

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Crutchfield customer from Las Vegas, NV on 1/2/2019

2013 Jeep Wrangler

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Love the mids when they hit and the tweets are good, they make a very good sound stage for the Jeep Wrangler, 2013,

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Excellent sound

Sean from Connecticut on 12/30/2018

2009 Subaru Forester

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The Polk DB6502s paired with the Polk DB652s make even a stock headunit sound awesome! Was considering having them professionally installed but decided to take matters into my own hands and glad I did. Crutchfield's mastersheet was easy to use and with some creativity for tweeter placement I got the job done and it looks professional. Can't wait to upgrade the head unit this week and have my amps added.

Pros: Great speaker system.

Cons: No cons, these are Polks. ????????

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Crutchfield customer from Houston, TX on 12/4/2018

2012 MINI Cooper

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seems to be a great product and value. first had it driven by factory radio on my 2012 mini (non harmon pardon). now, decided to add amp.

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Great upgrade

Crutchfield customer from Sacramento, CA on 11/29/2018

2013 Subaru Impreza

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Excellent upgrade to my stock speakers. Not super hard hitting in either the high or low department but a very clear and smooth sound. (even cleared up a door rattle i had with my stock speakers...). Little light on the bass but could be because my door location isn't ideal. Either way if paired with a woofer you won't be disappointed.

Pros: Very clear sound and can handle a lot of power (100W)

Cons: Not the hardest hitting bass if you're looking for that.

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Crutchfield customer from Texarkana, TX on 11/26/2018

2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Sounds great in my Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Dave from Plainfield, IL on 11/8/2018

2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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I installed the Polk DB6502 in a Jeep Wrangler. Installation instructions for the Jeep were spot on for the speaker, although nothing was provided for the crossover. I decided not to replace the crossover at this time but plan to when I replace the receiver at a later time. The Crutchfield consultant steered me towards these and they are definitely an improvement in both sound quality and power over the stock, and they were lower price than the ones I leaned towards before talking with the consultant. I expect these will sound even better when I upgrade the amp. The only difficult I had was installing the tweeters - I could not get the included hardware to work well with the factory pods, but I was able to mount them securely by using indoor/outdoor caulk.

Pros: Good Value, good sound quality

Cons: Tweeter installation not straightforward in a Jeep

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Polk DB 6502 silk dome tweeter are smooth

Andy from Beverly Hills, FL on 11/6/2018

2006 Toyota Tacoma

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Just installed these in my regular cab 06 Tacoma at 45 watts RMS to each from the Pioneer GM-D1004 compact amp. Also used the 6-1/2 Boom Mat baffles to reduce noise in the door and improved the mid bass. The silk dome tweeters are much softer and warmer sounding than the Morel Maximo 6's that I returned. I have the crossovers set to the mid position of 3 db for the tweeters. Also used the other 2 channels from the pioneer amp bridged at 90 watts RMS to run a Kicker 43TC104 10 inch ported sub. The head unit is a Sony XAV-AX1000 with apple CarPlay. Overall I am very satisfied with the sound quality of these Polks. There is no harshness from the tweeters and the adjustable crossovers should allow tuning to satisfy most listeners. I would have given 4-5 stars but the crossover covers were so tight I had to use channel locks to get inside to adjust the tweeter levels. I also had one tweeter not working and found the jumper was intermittent in the 6 db position. Worked fine in the 3 db position for me. Polk got the sound quality right on but somehow missed out on some of the minor details. Won't matter if you get your gear here because you will be taken care of by the excellent staff.

Pros: Mid bass Tweeters are smooth and warm with 3 levels

Cons: Crossover jumper intermittent Crossover cover difficult to remove

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Great speakers

Crutchfield customer from Durham, NC on 11/6/2018

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

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I just installed my 4 Polk speakers in a Santa Fe 2013 and they really make a huge difference, same OE stereo but the speakers did a great difference. They were easy to install following instructions provided along with the speakers

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Danny from Westmoreland, TN on 11/5/2018

2017 Nissan Rogue Sport

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I had these installed in my 2017 Nissan Rogue. They sound great. I really enjoy the clarity these speakers deliver. I'm looking forward to my next stage and hooking up a DSP and an amp to them.

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Crutchfield customer from Rotonda West, FL on 10/31/2018

2010 Hyundai Genesis

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i replaced my stock speakers with this set it was a considerable upgrade and i recomend these speakers i was able to fab a way to mount them in the original manner a completely stealh install on my genesid coupe

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Eh... get better ones

camilo from Hollywood, FL on 10/18/2018

2018 Subaru Forester

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Hooked this speakers up to a Rockford Fosgate 4 Channel amp rated 100W rms, should be good right? NOPE. Midranges sound dull and tweeters sounded dull also. oh and in 6 months of installation, the crossover blew up. Shell out the money for better speakers if you are hooking them up to an amp. to be fair, the midrange and tweeter survived so i installed them in my brothers car and they sound goog. maybe they werent made to be hooked up with amps.

Pros: none

Cons: dull midrange and tweeter

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Crutchfield customer from Westerville, OH on 10/8/2018

2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Good general sound. I was hoping for a little more bass, but good speakers for the price

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Awsome sounding tweets

Jay from Pottstown pa on 10/6/2018

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All I can say is wow !! What great speakers. Installed these in my Mazda miata along with a JBL 6000 mini amp and I can't believe the sound quality. I usually run 1200.00 focals and JBL 300/4 but didn't want to spend that much. I personally think these polls blow the fovals away and for 1000.00 less. The cleanest sounding tweeters I ever heard .you cannot go wrong with these

Pros: Cheap and would put them up against ANY speaker regardless of price

Cons: ABSOLUTELY none

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Crutchfield customer from Norwell, MA on 9/24/2018

2007 Jeep Wrangler

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Great sounding speakers in my daughter's Jeep! Easy install with Crutchfield Master sheet!!

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Crutchfield customer from Smyrna, GA on 9/2/2018

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Nice speakers - the sales guy recommended the wrong fit for my Jeep so I couldn't install

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Very clean sound

Crutchfield customer from Tacoma, WA on 9/1/2018

2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500

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Was a bit leary when I ordered, I have some Polks in my home that are so so. But I trusted the Crutchfield recommendation after I explained what I liked. These are great. A little on the bright side but that's what I like, very clear vocals with clean sound. Took a little work to make them fit in my 2002 Chevy truck (Crutchfield warned me), but I have installed a fair number of speakers over the years and it was not a huge deal. Sounds great with my new Alpine head unit. I was planning to add an amp but for my style of music and listening I am very impressed without an amp.

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Great Monsoon Component Speaker System Replacement

Gregory from Bellingham, WA on 8/20/2018

2001 Volkswagen Passat

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Yes, awesome! DB6502s were used to replace the F+R OEM Monsoon speaker systems in a 2001.5 Passat Sedan. I elected to bypass the OEM amplifier and wiring harnesses using 14AWG Stinger speaker wire from the Alpine UTE-73BT/KTP-445A HU/Amp to the Polk crossovers mounted in the doors. Originally, I had the front speakers replaced professionally, but found they didn't sound right (kind of tinny and echoy). Opening the door panels I found they use mounting adapters similar to those recommended by Crutchfield. This makes a difference because the OEM Monsoon speakers are approximately 2.5-3 inches tall to seal against the door panel hardware. This is what the Crutchfield recommended adapters do. I also installed the Crutchfield recommended sound absorber disks behind the speakers, but can't really say this makes a lot of difference. The speakers were dead-easy to install (with a little moxy required to mount the Polk tweeters behind the OEM tweeter mountings - retaining the OEM tweeter grill - Dremmel tool, permanent double sided tape, and silicone sealer is what I eventually used to fix them in place. Polk provides wiring for connection of the crossovers to the mid/woofer and tweeter, already with size coded spade connectors. You really can't go wrong with the install. After install, they worked well immediately from the get-go ... no problems whatsoever. Great sound reproduction from various sources through the Alpine equipment. I'm very happy with these

Pros: Everything included for installation (although tweeter installation behind OEM grills requires a little creativity). Great sound. Well built, appear to be very durable.

Cons: None (very good product).

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Jeff from Rock Creek, OH on 8/9/2018

2014 Subaru Impreza WRX

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Sound good

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Ensure mounting before purchase!

Jeff from Grants Pass, OR on 8/1/2018

2006 Toyota Highlander

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Had to wait 2 months to get these. Wish I canceled. Before you start, ensure you have somewhere to mount the crossover. The directions you get do NOT have instructions on where to mount the crossover. In fact the instruction are terrible. Ended up only using the bass speakers, not the tweeters. Kinda expensive for that. They do sound good in my vehicle with the JBL system.

Pros: Good sound

Cons: Modify fit to speakers holes Crossover unit Have to modify tweeters to fit

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Crutchfield customer from Apple Valley, CA on 6/25/2018

2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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I recently purchased these speakers to replace the factory speakers in our 2015 Jeep Wrangler JK. This was my first time installing component speakers, but didn't think it should be that complicated. The general instructions were good, nothing really out of the ordinary. The challenge was, the component box that you wire into was larger than expected, so made it difficult to find significant places to apply them 'out of the way' and view. For the soundbar up top, it was a very tight snug fit. Installation took a little longer than expected, but everything was completed and system up and running. It's to early to really say, not sure the 'component' systems are any better than 2 or 3 way speakers, but will give it a few weeks and see how it goes.

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Crutchfield customer from Ocean Springs, MS on 6/4/2018

1998 Ford F-150

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Awesome speakers, they really sound great! Mounted them in the front doors of a 2008 Mazda 6. Needed to fab some adapter plates for the woofers and zip tied the tweeters in the plastic tweeter grills with some loops for the backs of pictures that have screw holes; the loops mounted to the screw hole positions for the plastic cover on the inside of the grill. Overall looks great and can't tell from the outside it's not OEM! Great price too! Thanks Crutchfield!!

Pros: Everything works perfect; great sound , great price

Cons: None

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Great buy!

Scott from Beallsville, OH on 6/4/2018

2013 GMC Sierra

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Oh man. This are so much better than ny last 6.5" component speakers. The provided crossover works great. With just 45W rms to each speaker (4) they sound great and are plenty loud for me. Great looking speskers too. I put them in my 2013 gmc sierra. I'm glad I bought them.

Pros: Marine grade, clear highs.

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Crutchfield customer from Bluffton, SC on 6/3/2018

1998 Dodge Durango

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Awesome product delivered in an impressive timeframe. Would definitely recommend Crutchfield and Polk audio to anyone!!

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Tina from Folsom, LA on 5/23/2018

2006 Scion tC

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Great products and excellent customer service and support.

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Crutchfield customer from Clarksville, TN on 5/23/2018

1989 Ford Mustang

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Install was very easy. Thought the output would be better but still impressed for the price.

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Crossover picks up interference from electronic circuits

jeff from New Port Richey, FL on 5/23/2018

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The sound is great-- But they have one major drawback. The crossover provided seems to suck in the interference from my 2017 Chevy. No matter where I place the crossover in the dash area it picks up interference from the headlights and dash lights when they are on. I know it is the crossover because I can increase the sound when I move it closer to the circuits under and to the sides of the dash and floorboard kick panels.

Pros: Great price. Nice sound.

Cons: Crossover picks up interference from all major electrical circuits in my dash.

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Once we saw this review, our Tech Support rep, AJ, reached out to Jeff to help with his interference issues. He'll see if relocating the crossover helps, or help him return it for an exchange or refund.

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So crisp!

Rick from Elk Grove, CA on 5/19/2018

1998 Chevrolet Suburban

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I replaced a c series JL audio that I've had for years. These Polk components made a huge difference. Very crisp highs and medium range bass. Once I turned the sub woofer on, it all goes great together

Pros: Crisp highs and medium bass

Cons: None

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Markel from Aberdeen, MS on 5/15/2018

2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Awesome!

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Crutchfield customer from Martinsburg, WV on 5/10/2018

2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Wonderful sounding speakers. Before installing, I moved the jumper in the crossover for the tweeter level from the +6 db setting to the 0 db setting. Installation was easy and the change was well worth it. I had upgraded the speakers in my 2014 Jeep Wrangler a while back and, while better, the tweeters in those speakers were always a little too loud and just a bit harsh. The Polk's have a much smoother sound and required minimal equalization to "dial in". Installed the matching Polk 6 1/2" coaxes in the rear locations at the same time. Extremely happy with these speakers!

Pros: Smooth sound. Adjustable jumper in crossover for tweeter level

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Mckinney, TX on 5/9/2018

2005 Chrysler Crossfire

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Awesome sound and amazing clarity. Installed in a crossfire convertible and i couldn't be more impressed with the quality of these speakers. I did add some sound dampening material in the door to help reduce external noise and it helped dramatically. Thanks to Crutchfield for the excellent recommendation.

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Nicholas from Cambridge City, IN on 5/8/2018

2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Sounds great!

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Crutchfield customer from Dingmans Ferry, PA on 5/8/2018

2013 Kia Forte

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sound great easy install

Pros: great for price range

Cons: none

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Crutchfield customer from Spotsylvania, VA on 5/7/2018

2005 Chevrolet Colorado

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great product and awesome sound

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Crutchfield customer from Woodbridge, VA on 5/7/2018

2014 Toyota Corolla

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Had to have a professional install these front door speakers with the tweeters because there was no plug and play for the tweeters.

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Bruce from Cadiz, KY on 5/6/2018

2002 Jeep Wrangler

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They sound great

Pros: The little tweeters help out a lot.

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Enterprise, AL on 5/6/2018

2012 Ford Fiesta

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Amazing sound from this pair.

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Crutchfield customer from Wentzville, MO on 5/3/2018

2017 Jeep Wrangler

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High quality sound.

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Excellent Speakers

Jeff from Mill Creek, WA on 4/28/2018

2003 Toyota Tundra

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I'm very happy with these speakers. They replaced Polk EX365 two-way speakers that were paired with the factory door tweeters, and the difference is impressive. Nice clean and clear treble and punchy bass, even at higher volumes (driven by an Alpine amp). I followed the advice of previous reviewers and set the crossover tweeter jumper to 0 dB, and the level is just about right. It would have been nice if the factory instructions were more clear on the setting, or the default setting was 0. Three installation challenges in my particular vehicle were: 1) I needed to open up the existing tweeter opening in the door panel in order for the mounting cup to fit, 2) finding a place to mount the crossovers, which are rather large, and 3) the two different woofer adapters (6.5" to 6.75") supplied by Polk and Crutchfield were too thick to fit behind the door panel. I ended up not needing them, as I was able to use washers underneath the mounting screws to overlap just enough.

Pros: Nice clean and clear treble and punchy bass, even at higher volumes (a consistent Polk characteristic).

Cons: Installation a little more involved than I expected. Factory instructions could be better.

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Crutchfield customer from Gastonia, NC on 4/22/2018

1999 Toyota 4Runner

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Great choice for my 1999 Toyota 4Runner , sound is perfect !

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Happy to replace factory speakers in my Accord

Rob from N Chesterfld, VA on 4/15/2018

2016 Honda Accord EX

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Great decision to upgrade to these speakers from the factory speakers in my Honda Accord. I didn't want spend a fortune so it was nice to hook these up to a small amp. I was surprised at the difference right away. Advice on the purchase and on install were great as always from the folks at Crutchfield. Very happy!

Pros: Inexpensive upgrade

Cons: None so far

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Weather proof

Chad from Smyrna, TN on 4/15/2018

2016 Jeep Wrangler

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Great speakers. Weather resistant makes them a no brainer for my Wrangler. Component speakers separate the highs and lows nicely

Pros: Weather resistant, high wattage

Cons: Finding a spot to mount the crossovers can be tricky

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Great Upgrade!

Tim from Angier, NC on 4/14/2018

2009 Toyota Tacoma

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Great upgrade compared to the stock speakers in my 2009 Tacoma. I highly recommend setting the crossover jumper to 0 db and go from there.

Pros: Great overall sound

Cons: Jumper should come set at 0 db

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Great Product!

Clark from Daphne, AL on 4/10/2018

2001 Dodge Dakota

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These speakers are fantastic! I hesitated for quite a while before I pulled the trigger and got them. My only regret is that I waited so long before buying them. The sound is phenomenal, great bass, excellent tweeters. I am a Polk man now!

Pros: Everything!

Cons: Never could figure out the mounting rings. But that not their fault, I never have been able to figure them out!

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Matthew from Everett, WA on 4/9/2018

2001 Toyota Tacoma

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These speakers sound great in my truck. I paired them with a SO M75-4 amp and there is a good amount of sound. I learned that it is best to use the crossovers that come with the speakers. I left old existing Focal x-overs i and the system sounded awful. Put the right ones in, the system sounds amazing. Even at full gain on my amp, these speakers are not clipping.

Pros: Easy to Install Good Sound Crutchfield provides GREAT how to and there phone support is very helpful

Cons: None yet

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Crutchfield customer from Christiana, TN on 3/29/2018

2008 Jeep Wrangler

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Nice Upgrade from Factory Speakers

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Crutchfield customer from Dededo, GU on 3/28/2018

2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Awesome sound quality also ease of install!!

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Very Pleased

Crutchfield customer from Leland, NC on 3/28/2018

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Very pleased with sound quality! A huge improvement over the factory's

Pros: Quality and value

Cons: De Nada!

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Ying from Yorba Linda, CA on 3/25/2018

2018 Ford F-150 XLT

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Great sounding speakers for the price. Replaced my stock speakers and powered them with the audio control lc6.1200 amp and they dramatically changed the sound of my truck. The tweeters are really bright and had to dial down the highs quite a bit. I even had the crossover set on the lowest setting and sometimes the highs still hurt my ears. Overall, i'm satisfied with the Polks and would buy again.

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Great quality

Haseeb from Yonkers, NY on 3/24/2018

2013 Honda Accord

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High quality components. I replaced my factory tweeters and front door speakers in accord coupe 2013 exl with these and wired them to an aftermarket 300W 4 channel rockford amp. They sound amazing. Tweeters have very high clearity and the mid bass is just about right. I set the crossover to 3 db and mounted it in door panel. One great feature is that the crossover is IP55 rated and ideal for door panel install. I highly recommend these to a newbie like me.

Pros: IP55 rated. Good quality speakers and provided wiring.

Cons: Cant think of one atm.

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Michael from Ridgefield, WA on 3/22/2018

2017 Jeep Wrangler

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These speaker are awesome. Installed them in my Jeep Wrangler and the sound is so clear. Can't wait to put an after market stereo in for more power.

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Wesley F from Birmingham, AL on 3/18/2018

1999 Toyota Tacoma

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Awesome speakers. Sound is clear, and they provide just the right amount of mid bass that I was wanting.

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Crutchfield customer from Brentwood, CA on 3/18/2018

2000 Chevrolet Suburban

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Sound quality and spacial imaging is excellent. Put them in 2000 chev suburban, very easy w/ Metra adapters. Modified orig tweeter space w/ a dremel to put in new tweeters. Looks factory, sound is amazing!

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Crutchfield customer from Lansing, MI on 3/18/2018

2005 Honda S2000

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Easy installation. Banging clear music??

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Pedro Flores from Ponce, PR on 3/14/2018

2009 Honda Ridgeline

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Grate choice the best speaker for the price

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Great upgrade from stock

Mike from Santee, CA on 2/28/2018

2011 Volvo C30

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The tweeters fit perfect in the stock locations on my 2011C30. The subs needed a little adjusting. Instead of a speaker mounting bracket, I could use a speaker wire to OEM speaker clip. They sound fantastic, now i need to upgrade the rest of the speakers. The sharpness & clarity is amazing.

Pros: Great fitment, fantastic sound

Cons: Was not direct fit replacement hard to find connector for OEM speaker clip to 2 wires.

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Great sound great price

timothy from Warwick, RI on 2/25/2018

2005 Honda Accord EX

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Awesome speakers easy to install and sound amazing

Pros: Great sounding Easy to install

Cons: None

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Perfect fit

JOHN from Wooster, OH on 2/25/2018

2015 Mazda 3

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I wanted to replace my Mazda 3's stock speakers and chose for the front door the Polk 6502's with crossover and tweeters. Great choice. Very easy to install and the sound is more than what I had hoped for. I also had questions for Crutchfield, and they quickly answered anything I needed to know. It pays to go with a company who will back you up when you have questions. That, along with the stellar reputation of Polk, is why I went with Crutchfield again. After installing these, I did use Dynamat on the doors.

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Great speakers

Bruce from Erie, CO on 2/22/2018

2001 Dodge Dakota

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Great speakers, but the treble is a bit too much. I have adjusted different settings and have them on the lowest setting in the crossover and they are still just a bit too much for my taste. Otherwise excellent!!!

Pros: Great overall sound and good bass

Cons: Just a bit too much treble

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Change the crossover settings first!

Jeff from Buffalo, NY on 2/18/2018

2011 Subaru Outback

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Hated these to begin with... then I realized they ship them with the "+6db" setting jumper installed. So the door panels and speakers came out to access the crossovers and set them to +0db, and they are MUCH better. They are a little sneaky in that they don't seem power hungry because they are quite punchy with around 20 watts RMS from a HU, but they seem to have a hard time with vocals and mids until you push them with an amp. Once I changed the jumper and installed a Clarion compact amp (very cool little amp) pushing 45 watts RMS to these speakers they are far better and much more balanced. They lack low bass of course, but the highs are smoother and the mids start to come through, and I still dig that punchy bass.

Pros: affordable, with clean highs and punchy bass

Cons: Power hungry, and default crossover settings are crazy.

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Serge from Pt Charlotte, FL on 12/29/2017

1995 Ford F Series

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These Polk components always sound good. I should have gone with these in the first place. Nice midbass the tweeters added the clarity I needed.

Pros: Everything

Cons: no flush mount tweeter mounting template.

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Great woofers

Eric from Florida on 12/20/2017

2017 Fiat 124 Spider

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I can't speak to the supplied tweeters as I have the woofers paired up with Alpine tweeters, but the woofers are great. As others have said they are better with an amp. I would actually go further and say an amp is a necessity to appreciate these woofers. I initially hooked them up to my stock stereo alone and was not happy with the results. The difference with an amp is night and day with the volume turned up at all. I have them installed in a small roadster and at least in my installation a sub is not necessary.

Pros: Loud, clear sound.

Cons: None as long as they are paired with an amp.

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Crutchfield customer from Millington, TN on 12/19/2017

2013 Honda Accord

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Great speakers, as are all Polk Audio speakers that I have owned in the past. Will work with factory stereo but better quality sound going thru an amp.

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Crutchfield customer from Mabelvale, AR on 12/19/2017

2006 Scion xB

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Great sound. Easy install.

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Crutchfield customer from Mc Farland, WI on 12/17/2017

2006 Honda Ridgeline

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Just what the doctor ordered! The stock speakers in 2006 Ridgeline were junk and the Polk's made a huge improvement.

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Paul from Cincinnati, OH on 12/16/2017

2016 Honda Accord EX

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Great sound and clarity.

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Crutchfield customer from Spokane Valley, WA on 12/11/2017

2007 Scion tC

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Easy to install. Great clean sound

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Underwhelmed

anthony from Nampa, ID on 12/5/2017

2017 Kia Sportage

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Bought 4 to replace stock speakers in my new Sportage. Only swapped rear speakers and was disappointed at how they sounded compared to stock. So... I thought maybe head unit doesn't have enough power to push these speakers. Bought a 60 watt amp. Well, the 2 remaining stock speakers sound really good and these 2 polk's sound decent now. Huge waste of money.

Pros: Includes tweeters and crossovers

Cons: Poor low end compared to stock

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Great Set of Speakers

T from Lumberton, NJ on 12/4/2017

2017 Nissan Altima

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These speakers sound great! Running ~ 70 watts RMS to them. If I would have heard them ahead of time, I may not have bought a sub. I had the doors deadened and they put out some thumping bass and crisp, clean highs.

Pros: Great sound Deep bass

Cons: None

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Crutchfield customer from Brownsville, PA on 12/3/2017

2005 Volkswagen Jetta

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Very clear. Not as much bass as I'd like but I may need to push them with a bigger amp. Overall worth the price.

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GREAT ALL AROUND SPEAKER!

Crutchfield customer from Liberty Hill, TX on 11/29/2017

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This series is my go to speaker. Especially the db6502. Nice bright highs, and more bass than you really would expect. These sound great even in less than ideal installations, and when used with a set of 6x9's, has enough bass that most think a sub is installed. I love these speakers and so do all of the clients I have installed them for. One caveat: They do like and need power. Those complaining about the muddy sound with their 14 watt RMS head units are thinking these speakers are the panacea for those too cheap to amplify, and get angry when they get muddy at loud volume on low watt head units. The distortion with a stock Pioneer at level 25 is extreme, and these speakers reproduce that well. Be aware of what you are getting, and plan to amplify these (optimally with 100watts RMS) to get the most volume and best sound out of these. Even 40 watts RMS works well with these, though they like more. My recommendation is the Pioneer GMD-8604 for these speakers to work the best, IMO. Good luck!

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Great sound for the Money

Marcos from Saint Louis, MO on 11/29/2017

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Outstanding sound quality for the money. Super easy to install on Jeep Wrangler Unlimited!

Pros: Great Price , easy to install!

Cons: None!

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Amazingly crisp sound!

Wesley from Newport News, VA on 11/16/2017

2017 Subaru WRX

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When I decided to upgrade my speakers, I never ever expected my sound system to be so explosively awesome as it is now! Thanks to these Polk Audio Db's my highs are super crystal clear and my mids and lows sound perfect!

Pros: AMAZING SOUND!!!!

Cons: Little fabrication needed for some cars. 2017 WRX I had to make a mounting bracket for the tweeter.

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Good upgrade

Steve from Ft Eustis, VA on 11/11/2017

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I wanted to upgrade the speakers in a Chevy Express cargo van and the salesperson suggested these. I had already set my mind on another brand and was apprehensive and the change. Given my current speakers were... awful, I went with the Polks. I'm glad I did. They produce a clear sound and don't distort when listening to music at a higher volume (it is a cargo van and a little volume helps). Everything I read prior to the install suggested the tweeter placement should be up high and facing toward you. I did just that and found the tweeters are too loud, even at -3. More research suggests moving the tweeters closer to the woofer. I would suggest temporarily mounting the tweeters in different locations prior to arriving at a final solution. Overall, I'm happy. The vehicle install hardware provided by Crutchfield was a tremendous help. Sometimes the little things mean the most.

Pros: Easy install. Perfect fit. Good sound. These make a great factory speaker upgrade.

Cons: The tweeters are a little too clear and loud. An alternate mounting location should be tried (lower and not pointed at you).

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Good sound with a direct fit.

Jonathan from Dayton, OH on 10/16/2017

2002 Honda S2000

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This was a good upgrade for the factory speaker set in my Honda S2000. they fit with no modification needed to the stock woofer cage and the tweeters fit in the stock locations with a simple custom back strap application. Half inch strap of aluminum about 4 inches long.

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Crutchfield customer from Honolulu, HI on 10/10/2017

2005 Toyota Highlander

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Easy installation, fit well into factory speaker location. Sound is very smooth, high end is very clean. Handles the low end very well with good punch. Lcoenthese speakers

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Crutchfield customer from toledo, OH on 9/25/2017

2016 Nissan 370Z

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Easier than I expected

Neil from Sheboygan, WI on 9/4/2017

2013 Jeep Wrangler

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Easy install, good sound, ready for an amp now

Pros: Easy install good sound even without an amp attached. (Yet). Found some install videos on you tube so didn't use the instructions. Really starting to like the way the radio sounds now, plenty loud going down the highway with top down.

Cons: Db gain pin set at 6 when arrived. Glad I checked it before installing.

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Matt from Plainville, CT on 8/26/2017

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I'm currently running these off of a Kenwood head unit (22w RMS) and they sound pretty good. But the reality is that these speakers need to be amped . I bought these because they have lower frequency response than most others because I don't plan on getting subwoofer . Going to buy Polk 6x9s for rear deck and get 4 channel 70 watt amp . It's nice that these speakers are water proof as well . It should sound awesome when I get done! The customer service people at crutchfield were cool and professional, I also recieved a free pair of Polk nue era head phones which was nice .

Pros: Affordable price , water proof , clear highs , decent low end for a component system .

Cons: Mid range is muddy and flat, hoping to solve that with an amp and some EQ fine tuning

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A very reasonably priced upgrade

David from Orlando, FL on 8/23/2017

2012 Nissan Leaf

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These are now the front door speakers in my 2012 Nissan Leaf-replacing the cheap factory speakers, which weighed about 2 ounces each. Because Polk made this a set with crossovers and tweeters which could be surface-mounted, I've also done away with the factory tweeters (which used a capacitor as its version of a crossover), and now have the Polk tweeters on the doors, closer to my ears than on the factory pillar location. Obviously, the whole frequency spectrum sounds much better than the OEM speaker set. "Muddy" described all frequencies before, not just the bass-unclear in general. I chose these speakers because they were listed to reproduce lows down to 35 Hz, which was better than most all others (certainly in a reasonable price range) Crutchfield offered-but I would say the roll-off begins, really, around 45-50 Hz. Still, they do quite well, low range, and I would have to finagle a sub into this picture to get better. And since I wanted to keep all the factory head unit's functions (which Crutchfield recommends), working in a sub would be difficult to pull off. And I downright LOVE Crutchfield's install instructions, complete with pictures. With the adapter mounts they included at no extra charge, it ended up being even easier than they said it would be. Now-to move onto the rear door speakers!

Pros: Clean sound, even from factory head unit

Cons: Woofers don't reproduce lows as well as I'd hoped-but I understand it's not a sub.

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Extreme clarity from polk

Crutchfield customer from Oakland, CA on 8/15/2017

1998 Toyota 4Runner

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Crisp, clean, audio, all the way from the lows to the highs. Highly recommend these speakers and buying from Crutchfield!

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Perfect clear sound I was looking for

Mussa from Bothell, WA on 8/6/2017

2011 Honda CRV SE

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I'm very happy with these speakers. Installed in honda crv 2011 se powered by headunit kenwood dpx592bt (22w rms), first difference i noticed is clear and bright highs (i set tweeter crossovers to +3 db, because +6db was too bright for me). Mids and lows are much better comparing to factory speakers. I like how i feel cleaner bass now, because factory ones gave me that unpleasant buh-buh hit to my head. Factory had a sound "under veil", Polk gave me clear and fuller sound. Now want to replace rear ones with db652. Big thanks to crutchfield for providing free bracket- adapters for my car, it made installation for a first timer so easy (the devil/pain is always in the details).

Pros: Perfect clear sound even from headunit power Shallow enough to nicely fit into the front door

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Guest from Hawthorne, CA on 7/26/2017

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I have these in my 2005 nissan frontier. And I love them. I'm pushing them with a 100w rms alpine 4channel. And paired with polk audio 6x9s. Best speaker iv ever bought.

Pros: Quality

Cons: None.

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Crutchfield customer from Omaha, NE on 7/23/2017

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Easy to install, great sound

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Crutchfield customer from Kansas City, MO on 7/17/2017

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Overall, these speakers sound great! I have these installed on the factory Mygig head unit, which does lack power. Sound quality is very noticeable and a welcomed improvement from the horrific factory speakers that come in a Wrangler. The equalizer settings for bass, mid, and treble are now usable above "0". In fact, I have my bass set from "3 - 5", depending on genre. I believe most people will likely be happy with just changing the speakers to these Polk components. However, I will look into adding an amp and/or a different head unit in time. As for the install, the process went well. I lined the internal surfaces of the Wrangler speaker pods with Peel and Seal from a local hardware store to add some structure and sound deadening to the plastic shell speaker pods. I also added the poly fill behind the speakers. The crossovers fit well VHB in place inside the speaker pods of both the front and rear sound bar. The fronts seem to have a pocket that the crossover fits perfectly into. The woofer adapter rings fit perfectly to the speaker pods, no new holes were drilled. For tweeters, I cut mounting plates out of 3/16" Acrylic sheet, tracing the factory tweeters. Be sure to check speaker polarity on each speaker prior to wiring the crossover input, don't go off of wire color alone. I tested the front speakers without the sound deadening material in the front and noticed a large difference with it installed. The poly fill doesn't seem to add much benefit.

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Crutchfield customer from New Brunswick, NJ on 7/16/2017

2009 Pontiac G8

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Got these speakers on a recommendation from Crutchfield. Always used Kickers,but went with the experts. They cant handle any bass at all. Popping and rattling on even any real power. I thought maybe because I was still using the stock head unit. But I dont think so. Going for my Kickers again.

Pros: good highs

Cons: tinny highs and no bass

Crutchfield response on 7/18/2017
Aftermarket speakers, like these Polks, often require more power to be effective. Factory radios often don't have the power output to do aftermarket speakers justice. When distortion occurs, many times it can be mistaken as a problem with the speakers, but it can actually be a weak amplifier, like the one in a factory radio, having trouble delivering the power that the speakers require. This is when upgrading the radio or adding an amp really allow speakers to sound their best. We forwarded this review to our Technical Support team for follow-up. Lifetime tech support comes with every Crutchfield purchase.

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Perfect Speakers for a Jeep

Benjamin from Greenville, SC on 7/16/2017

2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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I bought these speakers for my Jeep Wrangler and couldn't be happier. They have incredible mids and highs and show detail my songs that I had never been able to hear before. On top of all that, they are marine grade, which is perfect for an open air Jeep. Honestly these speakers are powerful enough with an amp that you don't even need a sub. Thanks Crutchfield for some awesome speakers!

Pros: -Great mids and highs -Marine grade

Cons: Lows are really only powerful at high volumes (a sub would fix this but still isn't necessary)

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Jose from Pittsburg, ca on 7/10/2017

1989 Ford Ranger

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I gave these component speakers to my dad as a gift and he loved it

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Absolutely awesome in S2000

bruce from Virginia on 7/7/2017

2005 Honda S2000

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All I can say is WOW! I didn't know what I was missing until installing these. The head unit is a Sony MEX-XB100BT (40w x 4 RMS). Crystal clear highs and vocals, tremendous firm bass (compared to OEM 20W poly cones). Fast, easy installation in 2005 Honda S2000 doors behind factory grills., OEM mounting brackets, and OEM spacers. The tweeters fit perfectly using factory back strap and Polk supplied surface mount cups, but I provided the #6 machine screw, nut, flat washer & lock washer (one per tweeter). No need for modifications, tape, or silicone. I opted to mount the cross-overs using four 7-inch ty-raps to the factory wire harness anchor tight against the inside door skin. this is below and forward of the OEM speaker hole. An alternate location is between the door liner and door at the lower rear corner using double-sided tape. In this vehicle, it is absolutely a game changer. You will not be disappointed (over OEM). I'm very happy with this selection and would buy again. I'm thinking of a pair for the boat.

Pros: Crystal clear vocals Awesome bass (over OEM) Tweeter easily mounted to OEM backstrap Easy installation behind factory grills No modifications required for S2000 doors Lots of hardware

Cons: price

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Tweeters Crackle with Stock stereo

Anthony A from Hackettstown NJ on 7/6/2017

2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek

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the woofers are really nice and the tweeters are crisp however I feel like I was wronged by Crutchfield. After i put these in, around 3/4 volume the tweeters start crackling. The stock speakers in my xv crosstrek did not do this at even full volume. much louder. its extremely frustrating because I thought these would be able to take much more power than my crappy stock speakers. So I called Crutchfield to ask what the heck happened only to find out that its because my Stock stereo doesnt produce enough power to send good signal to the tweeters at high volume. It seems like they tried to suck me into buy the speakers only realize I needed to now buy more equipment for these to even work properly. I feel Scammed by Crutchfield. Not the speakers fault. Service fault. Other than that, I installed myself and the directions were difficult to follow so I called Crutchfield for help and they were extremely helpful with putting them all together wiring and all. So that was a plus. I wouldnt have bought these speakers had I known I would have to buy a stereo for them also. Instead of now saving money for a subwoofer I wanted, I have to figure out a way to get these speakers to work...

Pros: Crutchfield was very helpful when I called for assistance to install it

Cons: Felt scammed because they dont work properly with my stock stereo and Crutchfield knew I wasnt changing my stereo and recommended these speakers anyway

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We're sorry that you feel we misinformed you, Anthony. However, component speakers generally require more power to really make them sing. When a low-powered system, like a factory radio, is turned to higher volumes, distortion can potentially occur. This is due to the overdriving of the radio's amp while it tries to give the components the power they're looking for. One thing to try before purchasing new gear is to adjust the output level of the tweeters. Polk included a 3-level control in the crossovers. This may help with the distortion.

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Great highs and mids even from stock head unit!

Scott from Austin, TX on 6/29/2017

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Great set of component speakers. Installed these in the stock location of my 2014 Subaru Outback. Crutchfield instructions were clear as usual. I did find a better way to remove head unit online. Once installed and cross over was tweaked, the sound is amazing. At first I only had time to install on the drivers side as my wife uses the car during the week. This left new speaker and tweeter on the drivers side and stock Subaru speakers/tweeter on the passenger side. Fading to the new speaker I was at first disappointed with the lack of base in the woofer. But, now that I have had time to install the remaining speakers and actually set up the cross over, I am very satisfied with the power of the speaker. The absolutely scream and the woofers put out a good bit of bass for only being a 6.5. With all levels flat I can nearly turn the stock head unit all the way up. Once I install a good after market head unit I can only imagine what the sound will be when the speakers get all of the power that they can handle, not just the wimpy output of the stock head unit.

Pros: Great sound and power handling capabilities. Simple set up.

Cons: None. Polk rocks as usual. Don't bother with other speaker brands.

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Buy em!

Adam from Salt Lake City, UT on 6/14/2017

1999 Infiniti G20

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I initially had these powered by my head unit (Alpine 163BT) and the sound would distort at higher volumes. I recently installed a 75 watt RMS amp and they woke up in a big way. I can push the volume to max and they sound crisp and clear. Absolutely satisfied but they definitely need an amplifier because they're very power hungry.

Pros: Great highs and mids.

Cons: None, Just give em power!

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Crossover has 3 different settings, inside the box!

Dennis from Ft Collins, CO on 6/8/2017

2012 Ford Fiesta

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The speakers are good, the instructions from polk are pathetically weak! After installing, the tweeters were way too bright, and the low end was not what I had hoped for. I had put some sound absorbing material in the doors, and put those foam baffles (with the bottoms cut out) behind the woofers. After reading some online forums, I opened the doors back up , and opened the crossovers box. There are 3 different settings inside the crossover, O db, +3 db, and +6 db. !! It came from the factory with a red pin set on the +6 setting. I plugged it into the 0 db and they do sound a lot more balanced. But the instructions from Polk didn't say a word about having the option to change this! I am hoping the bass "loosens up" over time and gets a bit funkier. I am running this on my factory HU, so I am sure a power amp would boost things, I just don't have it in me to get that involved, at least for now.

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Charles from Grand Rapids, MI on 6/6/2017

2017 Volkswagen Passat

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These speakers are so clear! I only have them running off the stick head unit and they sounds great! With an amp they would sound even better.

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Crutchfield customer from Frisco, TX on 6/4/2017

2005 Mazda Miata

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Nice sound, very crisp especially the mids and highs. Bass a little lacking but expected from a 6.5" woofer. Overall very happy.

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Great speakers!!

Andy from Hicksville, NY on 6/3/2017

2016 Ram 1500

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Installed in a 2016 Ram 1500, no issues all around and better improvement over the stock speakers.

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Good Sound, Slightly Difficult Install

Matthew from Ann Arbor, MI on 6/1/2017

2012 Ford Focus

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I have purchased Polk's from Crutchfield before and that's what drew me to these speakers. I was looking for a set of component speakers to replace the stock ones in my Ford since the tweeters were crackling and on the verge of being blown out. These speakers arrived quickly and with all the necessary parts to install but the directions were slightly unclear, especially with the wiring since there are now crossovers in my system that weren't there before. I had to call Crutchfield to get the explanation on how to properly do the wiring but they helped perfectly with that. There was a slight modification that I needed to make for the tweeters to fit which hadn't be made aware for both the front and rear tweeters which wasn't in the MasterSheet. Once in the car, they sound great and the crossover makes a world of difference (since it is actually splitting the frequencies between the woofer and the tweeter unlike on the stock set up). The woofers have a nice punch to them and the tweeters help give that immersed surround sound feel in a car. These speakers sound great and I would highly recommend them to anyone who wants an upgrade to their stock set up for a decent price.

Pros: -Good sound both in tweeters and woofers -All materials provided -Customer service very helpful -Fast delivery even though it said out of stock -Much better sound quality at higher volumes

Cons: -MasterSheet was barely helpful -Inadequate wiring guide (for the harness to the crossover) -Crossovers are quite large -Install took far longer than anticipated (due to poor MasterSheet and modifications that had to be made)

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Awesome Sound

RobertF from Charlottesville, VA on 5/30/2017

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Just had two sets of these installed in my 2002 Ford Ranger along with an Alpine head unit and Kenwood amp. All I can say is as always POLK speakers sound awesome! Thank you for doing a great install job and and to my outstanding Advisor!

Pros: Sound quality has awesome clarity at higher volumes, no distortion.

Cons: NONE

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Perfect replacement for Jeep

Jay from Sanford, NC on 5/16/2017

2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

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Replaced the front speakers in my 2007 Jeep Wrangler with these Polk speakers and what an