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Polk db1001

1" dome tweeters

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Polk's db1001 tweeters make music shimmer and shine with high-frequency detail. Mount these liquid-cooled 1" silk/polymer dome tweeters in a good spot in your vehicle, and listen as they brighten up vocals, instrumentals, and percussion, bringing out musical nuances you would otherwise miss.

Brighten up your music

Polk's db1001 tweeters make music shimmer and shine with high-frequency detail. Mount these liquid-cooled 1" silk/polymer dome tweeters in a good spot in your vehicle, and listen as they brighten up vocals, instrumentals, and percussion, bringing out musical nuances you would otherwise miss.

The in-line crossover allows only the appropriate frequencies to pass to the tweeters, while built-in protection circuitry guards against tweeter overload. You can flush- or surface-mount the tweeters with the included mounting cups.

Installation note: You'll need a pair of our universal backstraps to install these tweeters in the factory locations.

Priced per pair

Great product!!!!

Anonymous, Twin Falls,id

What's in the Box:

  • 2 Tweeters (each tweeter has attached 38" speaker leads)
  • 2 Flush-mount cups
  • 2 Metal flush-mount clamps
  • 2 Surface-mount cups
  • Two 6' lengths of speaker wire with an in-line high-pass crossover (each length of wire has female quick-slides on one end and tinned wire on the other end)
  • 2 Self-tapping screws
  • 2 Speed clips
  • Owner's Manual
  • Online registration sheet

Product Highlights:

  • 1" liquid-cooled silk/polymer dome tweeter (pair)
  • Neodymium magnet
  • in-line 12 db/octave passive crossover
  • electronic tweeter protection circuit
  • flush- and surface-mount swivel cups
  • stainless steel mounting hardware
  • power range: 6-60 watts RMS (180 watts peak power)
  • frequency response: 4,000-23,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 92 dB
  • top-mount depth: 1"
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Features and Specs

Speaker Size 1
Design 1-way
Tweeter Design Dome
Tweeter Composition Silk/Polymer composite
Woofer Composition ---
Woofer Surround ---
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) 92
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts N/A
Frequency Response 4000 - 23k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage 6
Maximum RMS Wattage 60
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 180
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 1
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 2

Product Research


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

Crossovers: The db1001 tweeters have a 4kHz, 12dB/octave in-line passive crossover with an Electronic Tweeter Protection circuit for long term reliability.

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

Tweeter Mounting Dimensions:

  Surface Mount Flush Mount
Mounting Height 1.046" 0.364"
Depth 0.825" (screw depth) 0.938"
Frame Diameter 2.002" 2.297"
Cutout Diameter N/A 1.951"

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Rest of my speakers are Polk [ ABRAHAM  Nov 11, 2016 ]
Can't never go wrong with polk audio [ ANTONIO  Sep 13, 2016 ]
Never used them the Factory VW Jetta tweeter was not connected, reconnected it and all is well. [ ERIC  Jul 15, 2016 ]
This has great reviews and will match my amp rating and the head unit. [ Laryea  Jun 11, 2016 ]
Good reviews, price point [ Justin  May 24, 2016 ]
Notorious Polk Audio brand and quality ! [ Andre  May 01, 2016 ]

6 questions already asked

Yes you can. Find a location where u want to mount them and place your crossover behind the door panel. Connect the tweeters and the speakers on the designated -+ of the crossover. [ Kevern  Aug 01, 2016 ]
I would recommend using Polk's db5251 if it will fit as it includes 5.25" main speakers with crossovers and tweeters as a system approach. The trouble with using the tweeter by themselves is the highs won't be directed to them without the crossovers. More expense but not a waste of money. The system is on sale too! Good luck. [ Tim  Jul 30, 2016 ]
Yes. Wire them to front speakers but be sure to use the bass blockers included with the tweeters [ Lloyd  Jul 30, 2016 ]
Cutting the yellow wire loop reduces the tweeter's output by 3dB. I suppose this could also reduce distortion as well, but I believe it's main function would be a reduction in "brightness". Personally I'd leave it be and live with it a while - if the tweeter seems like too much you could cut the wire and reduce the output. Hope this helps. By the way, I didn't cut mine and I've been very happy. I believe you are more likely to distort bass speakers than tweeters. [ Tim  Apr 29, 2016 ]
For additional details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Kenny  Mar 21, 2016 ]  Staff
Screw cup down in place pop speaker in place [ BOBBY  Dec 27, 2014 ]
Man it's been too long since I put them in to be of sure. But if I remember correctly the tweeter snaps into the supplied flush mount cup. The cup has to screw to the supplied bracket behind the panel you flush mount into. You have a few degrees that you can angle the tweeter in the flush cup. To get it right to that sweet spot. [ BRAD  Dec 26, 2014 ]
I brought the polk audio db1001 1inch tweeters for my 07 Tacoma and they work great. The tweeters comes with mounting brackets but i had to get on taco tunes to buy brackets to bolt the tweeters on. I uses the tweeter cups and the taco tune brackets. (Note if you use the cups put three pieces of electrical tape to make a tight fit.) Hope this helps. I never put speakers in a pt cruiser. Good luck man. [ DAWN  Jun 29, 2014 ]
This comes with 2 different styles of mounting brackets. You should be good to go. [ MICHAEL J  Jun 29, 2014 ]
I put these in the dash of my Mercedes G500. The speakers come with a plastic holding bracket. This did not work in my G , so I cut the factory bracket from the factory speakers and glued the factory bracket to the new Polk bracket to make it work. I love the speakers. Good luck with your install. Alex G [ KELLY G  Jun 29, 2014 ]
I installed my Polk tweeters in a 91 Toyota pickup. I'm not sure about your specific installation, but these tweeters do come with surface mount and flush mount hardware. I installed mine flush mount which did require modification to mounting drilling holes. But everything I needed for the mounting was in the box, brackets, cups, etc. They do an excellent job, sound good! [ tony  Jun 28, 2014 ]
Jonathan, The db1001's allow two methods of mounting: you can either use the supplied external brackets, or, as I did on a 2013 F150, the door pillars allow a flush mounting also. Only problem is that you have to use a 2" hole saw for the opening. They are great add-on tweeters. You will not be disappointed. [ Ken  Jun 28, 2014 ]
I forwarded your question to an Advisor and they responded with the following: The Polk tweeters have a built in crossover on them so they won't be compatible with the Sound Ordnance crossover or component set. If you would like to discuss further you can contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Krissy  Mar 15, 2014 ]  Staff