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Polk Audio db461p
4"x6" plate 2-way car speakers
Our take on the Polk Audio db461p by Crutchfield's Leigh Schoettinger
Dedicated to precision
Good music becomes great when you hear it through Polk's db Series car speakers. Polk engineers use laser imaging to determine the ideal combination of speaker materials and design to eliminate distortion. The resulting technology produces speakers with smooth frequency response, sharp detail, and the ability to play music at high volumes without strain. Whether you've got a factory radio or an aftermarket stereo, these efficient speakers will spice up your daily drive.
Polk's db461p plate speakers feature 4" woofers made from a polymer/mica composite and durable rubber surrounds that won't fall apart under stress from heat, moisture, or time. Polk mounts the liquid-cooled 3/4" silk/polymer dome tweeter apart from the woofer so you get the improved performance of separate components from a single speaker. The built-in 2-way crossovers keep the high and low frequencies flowing to the proper drivers for improved imaging.
Sound nice and smooth. Not much bass but what can you expect from a 4" woofer. Balanced nicely though with the 6x9's in the rear deck.
Fred, Agawam, MA
What's in the Box:
- Two 2-way plate speakers
- 8 Self-tapping screws (1" length)
- 8 Speed clips
- Owner's Manual
- Online registration sheet
- 4"x6" plate 2-way car speakers (pair)
- 4" polymer/mica composite woofer with butyl rubber surround and Kapton voice coil
- 3/4" liquid-cooled silk/polymer composite dome tweeter with Neodymium magnet
- built-in 2-way crossover network
- stainless steel mounting hardware (certified for marine use)
- power range: 4-50 watts RMS (150 watts peak power)
- frequency response: 71-22,000 Hz
- sensitivity: 91 dB
- top-mount depth: 1-13/16"
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Features and Specs
|Tweeter Composition||Silk/Polymer composite|
|Woofer Composition||Polymer/Mica composite|
|Woofer Surround||Butyl rubber|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter)||91|
|Sensitivity at 2.83 volts||N/A|
|Frequency Response||71 - 22k Hz|
|Minimum RMS Wattage||4|
|Maximum RMS Wattage||50|
|Peak Power Handling (Watts)||150|
|Top-mount Depth (Inches)||1 13/16|
|Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)||2 1/16|
|Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)||0|
Dynamic Balance: Dynamic Balance is a proprietary Polk Audio technology using laser imaging to determine what combination of speaker materials create the least amount of resonance. Eliminating resonance in speakers results in a wide, smooth response and low distortion.
Woofer Cones: Each speaker features a Dynamic Balance polymer/mica composite mineral-filled cone. The cones are stiff and lightweight for big sound and low distortion.
Butyl Rubber Surrounds: For a smoother response and improved durability, the woofers use butyl rubber surrounds.
Silk/Polymer Composite Tweeters: The speakers feature 3/4" liquid-cooled silk/polymer composite tweeters for clearer, more accurate highs.
2-way Crossover Network: The built-in 2-way crossover network sends the appropriate frequencies to each driver for cleaner sound and better imaging.
Marine Certification: Polk speakers are marine certified, making them a good choice for boats in fresh water, convertibles, motorcycles, ATVs, and other applications where the speaker might get wet. Because they have coated steel baskets and the terminals and crossover components are not covered, we do not recommend using them in salt water environments.
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4 questions already asked
You can check to see if this will fit your vehicle by using our Outfit My Car tool: http://www.crutchfield.com/car/carselector.aspx 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 06, 2017 ] Staff
For details on fit or installation please contact an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They will be able to pull up your vehicle and give you the details on if this will fit and what you will need for an installation in your vehicle. [ Krissy Jul 05, 2015 ] Staff
Not sure what you're putting them in to. But if it's a Jeep TJ the factor grill still works. A bracket for the speaker is provided by Crutchfield but still requires two self tap screws to install on to original speaker bracket. [ JEFFERY May 10, 2015 ]
I installed these in a 1997 Jeep Wrangler and had no issues. They mounted flush and the original dash covers installed over the db461p without interference or spacers. [ MARK A May 05, 2015 ]
It takes some maneuving to get it in but it will fit without spacer [ BARRY May 05, 2015 ]
I Installed these in the rear of my 2002 GMC pickup. They fit in the factory space and the grills fit right over. [ JASON L May 05, 2015 ]
Many thanks for your reply. Brgds, Mark [ Mark W Sep 29, 2014 ]
Mark, I bought these speakers about a year and a half ago and I do NOT believe they came with speaker grilles. Actually, I am certain of it. They are designed to replace your stock speakers in the same location. Meaning that they would be behind the vehicle manufacture's speaker grill. I installed mine in the rear of a 1995 GMC extended cab [ KRISTOPHER D Sep 29, 2014 ]
Mine didn't come with covers. I have made covers for these odd shaped speakers before. [ JASON L Sep 29, 2014 ]