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Polk Audio DB6502

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

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Our take on the Polk Audio DB6502

Polk Audio's DB+ Series component speakers are a dynamite value as well as being stellar performers. Their journey to excellence begins with a laser-imaged design that ensures minimal distortion, a smooth response, and incredible sonic detail. 

Polk Audio DB6502

With power handling up to 100 watts RMS, you'll get great sound using an aftermarket amp.

Stellar components

Polk Audio's DB+ Series component speakers are a dynamite value as well as being stellar performers. Their journey to excellence begins with a laser-imaged design that ensures minimal distortion, a smooth response, and incredible sonic detail. 

Honed Polk perfection

This DB6502 component speaker system features a 6-1/2" polypropylene woofer cone with a strong rubber surround for solid playback and resilience under the environmental stress that comes with living in your car doors. The separate 3/4" silk dome tweeter delivers smooth highs with precision to give you a vibrant soundstage, and the included external crossover network keeps the highs and lows flowing to the proper drivers for seamless performance. 

Handles up to 100 watts RMS

With power handling up to 100 watts RMS, you'll do fine driving this system with an aftermarket receiver, but these speakers will be loving life if you power them with a nice amp.

For custom installation

Polk includes mounting hardware for the tweeters, along with boldly designed grilles for the woofers that'll add a little flare to your vehicle's interior.

Note: Polk includes brackets to fit a 6-3/4" opening.

Product Highlights:

  • component speaker system includes two 6-1/2" woofers, two tweeters, and two external crossovers
  • 6-1/2" polypropylene woofer cone with rubber surround
  • 3/4" silk dome tweeter
  • external 2-way crossover
  • handles up to 100 watts RMS (300 watts peak power)
  • frequency range: 35-23,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 92 dB
  • woofer top-mount depth: 1-13/16"
  • includes adapter rings for 6-3/4" openings
  • grilles included
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • 2 Woofers
  • 2 Woofer grilles
  • 2 Woofer spacer/adapter brackets
  • 2 Tweeters (each tweeter has attached 6" wire)
  • 2 Flush-mount cups
  • 2 Metal flush-mount clamps
  • 2 Surface-mount cups
  • 2 Crossovers
  • Four 36" lengths of speaker wire (each has female quick-slides on one end and tinned wire on the other)
  • Two 36" lengths of speaker wire (each has tinned wire on both ends)
  • Twelve 1" Screws
  • Two 5/8" Screws
  • Two M4x13mm Machine screws
  • 8 Speed clips
  • Owner's manual
  • Online registration information

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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.

Serge, Pt Charlotte, FL


Polk Audio DB6502 Reviews

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(92 Reviews)


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

1995 Ford F Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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.

Great woofers

Eric from Florida on 12/20/2017

2017 Fiat 124 Spider
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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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Anonymous 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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Anonymous from Mabelvale, AR on 12/19/2017

2006 Scion xB
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Great sound. Easy install.



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Anonymous from Mc Farland, WI on 12/17/2017

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

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
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Great sound and clarity.



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Anonymous from Spokane Valley, WA on 12/11/2017

2007 Scion tC
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Easy to install. Great clean sound




anthony from Nampa, ID on 12/5/2017

2017 Kia Sportage
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

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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Anonymous 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.




Anonymous from Liberty Hill, TX on 11/29/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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!



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!

Amazingly crisp sound!

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

2017 Subaru WRX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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!


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

Good upgrade

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

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).

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.

Pros: Direct fit for the Honda s2000


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Anonymous from Honolulu, HI on 10/10/2017

2005 Toyota Highlander
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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


Cons: None

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Anonymous from toledo, OH on 9/25/2017

2016 Nissan 370Z
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Sounds great, limited instructions for installation



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

A very reasonably priced upgrade

David from Orlando, FL on 8/23/2017

2012 Nissan Leaf
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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.

Extreme clarity from polk

Anonymous 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!



Perfect clear sound I was looking for

Mussa from Bothell, WA on 8/6/2017

2011 Honda CRV SE
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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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Anonymous from Hawthorne, CA on 7/26/2017

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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Anonymous from Omaha, NE on 7/23/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Easy to install, great sound



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Anonymous from Kansas City, MO on 7/17/2017

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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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Anonymous 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.

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



Absolutely awesome in S2000

bruce from Virginia on 7/7/2017

2005 Honda S2000
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

Tweeters Crackle with Stock stereo

Anthony A from Hackettstown NJ on 7/6/2017

2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

Crutchfield response on 7/11/2017 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.

Great highs and mids even from stock head unit!

Scott from Austin, TX on 6/29/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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.

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!

Crossover has 3 different settings, inside the box!

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

2012 Ford Fiesta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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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Anonymous from Frisco, TX on 6/4/2017

2005 Mazda Miata
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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



Great speakers!!

Andy from Hicksville, NY on 6/3/2017

2016 Ram 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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



Good Sound, Slightly Difficult Install

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

2012 Ford Focus
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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)

Awesome Sound

RobertF from Charlottesville, VA on 5/30/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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

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 improvement! Put the Polk DB652s in the back soundbar. These speakers replaced the factory speakers with very little issue physically. The tweeters were pretty easy to fit into the dash mounted housing of the Wrangler and the woofers mounted to the speaker pods with little trouble. They sound WAY better than the cheap factory speakers they are replacing.



Factory speakers can't compare

Aaron from Loyal, WI on 5/15/2017

2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
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Great all around woofer/speakers. Right now these are are hooked up to my factory radio, but they still bump! They are underutilized at this time but they were easy to install with the given wiring adapters and crossover. The only dislike i had with these was using self tappers to install. I'm not a big fan of having to drill into metal body panels. The clips that came with, I couldn't get to mount. I used boom mat when I put these in as well. Wonderful fit and finish. I didn't need to, nor did I use the grilles that came with. The installation instructions that came with the speakers made it clear what to do.

Pros: had to use self taping screws to mount, had to use crossover.

Cons: Sound/perform great, look great!

Very Good Sound, Easy Install

Mike from Mount Pleasant, SC on 5/12/2017

2000 Subaru Outback
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Woofer installation was simple with near perfect fit into existing factory opening. Bass response is very good, not muddy or lacking punch at low or high volume. I did bump up bass setting on EQ, but that was more preference than anything. Tweeters seem a little harsh around 12kHz-15kHz, but quite acceptable given the price and ability to compensate with EQ adjustment. Tweeters easily fit within factory openings; however, wiring in my car was problematic. Ended up mounting on dash by window columns which was simple. Mounts provided for the tweeters worked fine. Would be nice if the crossovers were smaller in size. Wiring connections to crossover were easy and cables provided for all speakers had connectors on one end which was convenient.

Pros: Comes with all the installation materials; good bass response; very efficient output

Cons: Tweeters slightly on the shrill side; crossovers are big

High quality

Travis from Mesa, AZ on 5/12/2017

1999 Volkswagen Jetta
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Very good clean natural sound. Incredible handling power without over exertion. The Silk domes tweeters are smooth with just the right amount of brightness, not metallic sounding. The sweet spot is finding the right DB level for your preference. That is achieved by opening up the supplied crossover and changing the PIN OUT for either 0 DB, 3 DB, or 6 DB gain. Very good quality for the price. You will not be disappointed.

Pros: Smooth sounding, not bright. Well balanced,


Great sounding for the price!

Dave from Pittsburg, PA on 5/11/2017

2014 Volkswagen Jetta
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I have this hooked up to just the factory radio and I am pretty impressed with the way they sound. I can not wait to hear what 100 watts rms will sound like.

Pros: Price for performance. Just as good as much more expensive comps.

Cons: None yet?


Jerry from Victorville, CA on 5/10/2017

2008 Toyota Prius
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Ben into car audio systems for 32 years, I was putting in amps , decks subs, building boxes, since I was 15..... usually kenwood and Rockford fosgate,... I just pulled out some new fosgate coaxials, I couldn't stand them, just blaring and piercing... replaced with these polk seperates, and they sound like the best speakers , i've ever heard... I'm running these on a kenwood deck with some minor dsp settings to tweak the imaging a little, off of a fosgate p3002 amp, and a 5002 amp bridged to one fosgate 12 " punch sub , in a truck book that fits in the spare tire well of my prius.. I'm usually running this system with sub almost completely off ..sounds great...

Pros: Sound awesome clear, great imaging. Detailed, highs are great, lows are great.. price is great...

Cons: None...

Great update for a tired system

Justin from Riverside, CA on 5/9/2017

2001 Chevrolet Tahoe
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Purchased as OEM replacements for the front doors of my 2001 Tahoe, and the sound is beyond night-and-day better (which shouldn't be surprising, given the state of the factory cones). Either way, the installation was very easy and required a minimum of modification (on that note, the flush-mount tweeter option instructions say to use a 2" hole saw, but that's a but too large; I'd go with a 1 7/8" instead). Even with just the fronts, running behind an aftermarket Kenwood head and through the factory amp, the quality and differentiation of sound is amazing. I don't have much of a frame of reference as to other speakers, but I would not steer someone considering these, away from them. The crossover has a jumper for adjusting treble gain at +0, +3, and +6 dB; they came from the factory set to +6, which was way too high for me. If you're installing the crossovers in a hard-to-reach location, I'd recommend adjusting this setting first, before buttoning everything up.

Pros: Easy to install (for the most part); excellent staging and separation, even behind the factory amp. Adjustable treble jumper is a nice touch.

Cons: Adjustable treble jumper in crossover can be hard to access, and mounting the crossovers themselves can be awkward, especially for in-door installations.


Travis from Martinsburg, WV on 5/8/2017

2005 Pontiac G6
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Great speakers, cannot beat the price!!

Pros: great output


Good update from db6501

Brandon from Rochester, NY on 5/5/2017

2009 Pontiac G8
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

So far so good. I chose to replace my db6501 after some failed components and was happy to see that the 6502 seems built better and designed to address the db6501 shortcomings. Sound is as expected in this price range. My set is powered by a jbl 320.4 amp, but I imagine these would sound just as good powered by a headunit. I really hope the quality holds up and will update if it does not.



Polk Audio DB6502

Anonymous from Memphis, TN on 5/4/2017

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Speakers sound great! Greatly improve the sound in my 2015 Jeep Wrangler! Although the harnesses are included, and probably helpful to the DIYer, the installer said they did not use because the Jeep is reverse phased and new wiring is used to correct the engineering of the audio system in Jeep.



Polk Audio DB6502

Ralph from Laconia NH on 5/2/2017

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

Outstanding sound, easy to install

Pros: Wiring kit made for plug and play install

Cons: None

Great sound, value, and ruggedness

Anonymous from Spokane, WA on 4/30/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great sound and great value. I installed these with a Pioneer Avic 8200NEX and have not been disappointed. I've never used Polks before but decided to buy them as a recommendation from my advisor, a Crutchfield representative, and she definitely steered me in the right direction. I installed these in the front doors of a 2005 GMC Sierra Crew-cab and Polk DB652s in the back doors. The 6 3/4" speakers installed easily in both the front and rear doors, but the tweeters required some modification of the door panels (can't tell any modification was made though). The cross-over that connects the tweeters and mid-range speakers was easily hidden inside the door panels with a little double-back tape. If you are looking for a rugged speaker that sounds great and don't have a fortune to spend, these are definitely worth it.



Great Polks

Dave from Parker, CO on 4/23/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Polk components were absolutely the right choice for my Kenwood head unit. Base is perfect without an external amp. Tweeters provide a crisp high range. These components have loosened up after a few weeks and romp at upper volume and are sweet at mid range. Love them! L.p.

Pros: Easy install, perfect fit, all hardware included, get better over time!

Cons: Can't think of any

Amazing sound quality

Robert from Olympia, WA on 4/22/2017

2007 Toyota Tundra
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Wow! So after my initial purchase of a different brand that I returned and replaced with these I'm truly impressed. What a difference. The sound quality is great in my 2007 Tundra. Everything is great from the way they sound the the way the tweeters mount. If there's anything to gripe about the included speaker wire could have been longer but that's more of an issue my my particular set up. I came across these speakers through a recommendation from an adviser with Crutchfield. I'd suggest talking with an advisor before you order they can help recommend options that you might not be aware of.

Pros: Sound quality, mounting variety for the tweeters

Cons: Could use longer speaker wires

Polk DB+ DB6502

John from Conyers, GA on 4/11/2017

2003 MINI Cooper
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I rate the speakers as good, would like a bit more bass from the woofer, tweeter is bright, overall better than original MINI front door speakers. An amp would be a good choice. Installed Dynamat that should have helped the bass. This order included two sets of mounting brackets neither of which was even close to workable. I ended up calling tech support and tried to get some ideas from them, basically they said try to make something work. The MINI woofers are built into the spacer/brackets. I ended up cutting out the speakers, milling the spacer to remove where the speaker attached. The original spacer edge then fit into a depression on the back outer circumference of the Polk woofer. I then used silicone adhesive to attach the speaker to the spacer and cured overnight. I could then screw it into the door opening. The tweeters came with a few options . After much cutting and dremeling i ended up flattening the metal spring "cross" to hold them into the original plastic piece that had to be put back as it also contains the door latch handle. Just enough room to put the rather large cross-over box to fit behind door panel. The site and the salesperson said this system FITS the '03-05 MINI. Good luck if you are not really handy and have the tools. A couple of online videos on this good idea to watch them.

Pros: Good sound, better than original Fitment issues not Polks' fault

Cons: Large cross-over box. Big fitment challenge, provided spacers useless, tech support and sales unaware of the issues for this application.

Polk Audio DB6502

Michael from Nevada on 4/11/2017

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

was not impressed with these speakers bought for my jeep and they did not last 2 days before they blew did not even have it turned up very loud will not recommended them



Awesome speakers

mateo from Deltona, fl on 4/11/2017

2010 Harley Davidson Road Glide
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Love the sound, loud, crisp, and waterproof for my Harley fltrx. Don't expect a lot of bass, but they do push out more than expected. Paired it with a 100x2 rms amp and it actually overworked amp. Maybe I should have gotten a bigger amp

Pros: Great sound, can easily handle 100watts rms, ear piercing high end

Cons: None

Polk Audio DB6502

Jeff from Wisconsin on 4/8/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

These speakers deliver very clean and clear sound at a reasonable price. I replaced the factory speakers in my 2017 Hyundai Elantra. Paired with an Alpine power pack and Polk Db 651 speakers in the rear doors has made a tremendous difference in sound quality.

Pros: Very clean and clear sound at a reasonable price.

Cons: None

Polk Audio DB6502

Chris from Plymouth, IN on 4/3/2017

2000 GMC Sierra 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great set of component speakers, they sound great, would highly recommend them.


Cons: Non so far..

Polk Audio DB6502

Darryle from Decatur Ga on 3/25/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great sounding speakers! Sound is crisp and clear, the tweeters highs are very distinct. The mids are great as well. Install them on my 2011 Honda Accord Ex L. Which has two (2) factory crossovers, so be sure to wire correctly and have a good amp or you won't maximize your sound quality that you could be getting.

Pros: Clarity and crisp sound


Polk Spearkers

Ron from Kingman, AZ on 3/24/2017

2001 Chevrolet Silverado 2500/3500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Love these speakers,the install was easy and now paired with the rear door Polk speakers I previously installed ,the sound is so much better.

Pros: great speakers, great sound

Cons: None

Polk Audio DB6502

Andrew from Sacramento, CA on 3/23/2017

2012 Volkswagen Golf
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Sounds great even without an amp. Kind of a pain to get it in my car, because the factory speakers were riveted in, but that's ok. Maybe the tweeters aren't the best. Hard to tell without an amp.



Polk Audio DB6502

Kirk from Fort Worth on 3/20/2017

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

I installed these Polks in the rear doors of my truck and was amazed at how much better my stereo sounded. I blew an old pair of Bostons and the Polks sound way better than the old speakers. The highs are nice and crisp and the mids are natural sounding.

Pros: Polk quality, crisp highs and full, natural mids. Good price

Cons: None

Great Sound

Anonymous from Zephyrhills, FL on 3/19/2017

2006 Honda S2000
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Sound great, easy to install in my S2K, no modifications required.

Pros: Clear and crisp, great bass and highs


Great Speakers

Anonymous from Louisville, Ky on 3/14/2017

2013 Subaru Impreza WRX
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Love love love these speakers!! My 2013 WRX sound like a concert on wheels now!!

Pros: Clarity, Power

Cons: None

Clarity is what I found with these Polks

Timothy from St. Louis, MO on 3/9/2017

2016 Subaru Crosstrek
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Excellent product. I did a lot of research before settling on this set of Polk Component speakers. Running off of a Subaru OEM unit for now, certainly lacks bass but I will be installing an Alpine under seat powered sub to add the low end. Overall speakers are clear, crisp and bright. I've noticed a huge difference in the first week so it definitely needs a break-in period for a mature sound. I also added Polk DB651 coaxials to the back of the car.

Pros: Super clear, decent price. Great sound.

Cons: Lack of low end sound, however this could be due to OEM head unit. Adding a underseat sub to help with this issue.

2002 GMC Denali

Anonymous from Rockford, IL on 3/8/2017

2002 GMC Sierra 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The Polk Audio DB6502 made a big difference in my 2002 GMC Denali truck, they sound fantastic! Even with the factory stereo, however, I replaced that too with a Pioneer head unit...awesome combination! Now to find a place for an amp and sub! Perfect midrange and highs...well, the tweeters are a little bright, but with a little equalizer adjustment, they sound great. The install was a piece of cake. Just mount the speakers to the Metra 82-3002 Speaker Mounting Brackets, and pop in. The tweeters required some modification to install. All the research I did stated I had only one 6-1/2" two way speaker in the front doors...well not my truck! It has a separate factory tweeter with its own mounting plate. I had to cut out the molded form for the tweeter to 1-3/4" for the new tweeter mounting cup. After that, the rest of the install was easy. Once I get an amp installed, these Polk speakers will sound even better, but I'm happy for now. I wonder what it would sound like if I added some sound deadening material to the inside of the doors???

Pros: Awesome sound Easy to install...with the right parts (Metra 82-3002 Speaker Mounting Brackets) Nice design and well built

Cons: The tweeters are a bit bright, but an EQ will fix that

Polk DB+ DB6502

Anonymous from Colorado Springs, CO on 2/24/2017

2008 Audi A4
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I cannot honestly review these speakers, as I do not have them hooked to an amp that supplies close to their rated power. Still running them off of my Kenwood head unit. Had a significant reduction in bass output vs the stock Audi speakers (non-bose). The larger coils are less efficient than the smaller ones that originally came on the car, and had to add a sub I had laying around to supplement the lack of bass. My $0.02 is to wait to install these till you have the amplifier wired up and ready to go, otherwise you'll be disappointed. I can tell they are made of quality materials, the subwoofer cone is stiff and the magnet is large. Finding a place to mount the crossover was a bit of a challenge, but that will all depend on your vehicle.



Polk Audio DB6502

Joseph from Moorefield, WV on 2/21/2017

2017 Jeep Wrangler
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great sound no matter how bad your taste in music may be. Installed two sets in my Jeep JK myself along with new head unit and amp. If you get a good seal in your box even the lows are pretty decent for a small woofer and little excursion. Really impressed.

Pros: Easy install. Great sound with crystal clear sound top to bottom.

Cons: In a Jeep JK the crossovers were a little big to easily conceal in the sound bar.....but it's possible.

Polk Audio DB6502

Scott from Orlando, FL on 2/21/2017

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

Very impressed with these as a replacement for the Bose setup in my Trailblazer SS.

Pros: Easy install Great sound

Cons: None

Great addition

William S from Herrin, IL on 2/19/2017

2006 Pontiac GTO
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Awesome. These made my old kickers sound tinny. These are great. Love em.

Pros: These converted my stereo hating child. I'm impressed.

Cons: Ummm?

Polk Audio DB6502

Anonymous from Orange Park, FL on 2/12/2017

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
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Great set for a great sound.



Polk Audio DB6502

scott from Asheboro, NC on 2/10/2017

2007 Chevrolet Silverado (New Body Style
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

At first look I was worried about the speakers not giving mid bass because of the depth of the speakers. I was wrong. The door speakers sound great and so do the tweeters. They sound way better than the alpine type r components I had. The price is great too!



Polk Audio DB6502

Ken from Grand Rapids, mi. on 2/2/2017

2012 Chevrolet Malibu
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Good reproduction. Sounds great.

Pros: Clarity, good mid and highs.

Cons: Crossover a bit larger than some, install a bit more time.

Polk Audio DB6502

Anonymous from Jacksonville, IL on 1/29/2017

2000 GMC Sierra 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

With adapters Crutchfield sent these were a breeze to install and sound amazing! Great mids and highs, though don't expect a lot of bass from these and you will be happy with your purchase!



Clear and Crisp

Scott from Joliet, IL on 1/9/2017

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

Easy to install, great sound quality. My stock 2000 Suburban receiver must have the power turned way up on the tweeter output, so the crossovers came in handy. Now my suburban sounds like a concert hall.

Pros: Fits nicely in stock ports.

Cons: I think the crossovers could be smaller or made into a tweeter mounting base.

Polk Audio DB6502

Anonymous from Bear, DE on 1/1/2017

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

Excellent sound



Nice clean look and sound

Robert from Plano, TX on 12/30/2016

2008 Honda Accord
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Sounds great. Installation was easy. There was just enough wire to have the speaker cables attach under the dash to the crossover. Powering with a Blaupunkt GTA 270 with a factory head unit and Scosche adapter.

Pros: Easy to install, with the caveat I had to trim the sail panel to fit the tweeter. Sounds great. Nice crisp highs that you would expect from Polk.

Cons: None

Polk Audio DB6502

Dan from Lynchburg, VA on 12/21/2016

2017 Ford Transit Cargo
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great sound, easy install.



Polk Audio DB6502

Matthew from McKinney, TX on 12/12/2016

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

excellent highs and mid range. Sounds really good running strictly off of my factory head unit.



Good sound and clarity

Anonymous from Memphis, TN on 11/15/2016

1994 Toyota 4Runner
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Great sound! Easy to install and setup. Everything fit my S2000 like stock, didn't require any cutting/modifying of the stock speaker mounts. I am using the built-in amplifier in my Sony headunit to power these but it is still a significant improvement in sound quality over stock!

Pros: Fits like stock, great sound.

Cons: Noen

Impressive Speakers

VC from Palatka, FL on 11/12/2016

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

These speakers were mounted in my 2010 Jeep Wrangler, and they are a huge improvement over the stock speakers. For the money, these are going to be hard to improve on. The sound is very clean, crisp, and natural. Inspire if the open air environment of the Jeep, which has its acoustic challenges to make a good sound stage, these overcome that and make you almost feel like being at a concert. I would definitely recommend this line of Polk speakers, and is actually my second vehicle to receive the DB model line. My first vehicle has had them installed for over 10 years and more than 200k miles and still sound great.

Pros: Clean, crisp music; nice tight mid bass and clear highs.

Cons: None

Better than OEM...

Drew from Newtown, PA on 11/11/2016

2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

A definite improvement over stock speakers. Wish they could handle more power though. Bass is distorted about half level on loudness after tuning.

Pros: Cost, great highs.

Cons: Super frustrating install experience on a Jeep JK.

Crutchfield response on 11/22/2016 One of Crutchfield's Tech Support gurus reached out to this customer. The distortion may actually be caused by the amplifier overworking to drive these Polk speakers. We call this clipping. These speakers can handle 100 watts RMS, so added power in the form of an amplifier can help them perform to their potential, increase the volume and bass response, and eliminate any distortion from clipping.

Polk Audio DB6502

Favian from Phoenix, AZ on 11/3/2016

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Awesome components! Crystal clear highs, they get loud with an amp!!!

Pros: For the money you can't get much better!

Cons: None

Update: Great sound with a little extra install work

Dedrick from Aztec, NM on 9/28/2016

2007 Chevrolet Silverado (New Body Style
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Removed door panel again because I felt there was still a little distortion in the sound from my original install of the db6502. Remounted to the Crutchfield provided speaker bracket, this time using mounting points which placed the screws directly against the surround material as another reviewer mentioned. I do not think this will be a problem, though. I'm sure Polk tested durability of the speaker mounted as designed. At any rate, this removed some unwanted vibration between the speakers and the mount/door, which improved the sound. While the door panel was off, I also added additional sound dampening material directly behind the speaker "inside" the door. I had previously added sound dampening material around the "front" part of the door panel, which would be the interior surface when the door is closed. Now I was placing the sound dampening material against the exterior surface of the door. This reduced road noise further and definitely improved the sound of the speakers! I'm still only using the Chevy stock head unit, so I still start to hear some distortion when I turn up the volume above 50 - 70%, but I'm fairly certain that's just due to lack of power and quality of the head unit. Dynamat or other sound dampening material behind the speaker is definitely recommended! Overall, I'm loving the sound quality of the speakers - tightening the mounting also helped. I'm wondering if it would help to add some sound dampening under the A-pillars for tweeters too...

Pros: Great sound!

Cons: Mounting holes do place screws directly touching speaker surround. But I don't think is a cause of concern.

Polk DB6502

jduggan03 from Lenexa, KS on 9/26/2016

1998 Chevrolet C Series
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I took on this project with no prior experience to installing speakers. It took me a while to figure it out but I did and they sound way better than my old speakers. The next thing I'm buying is an amp and a new radio to really bring them out.

Pros: Sound great

Cons: Tricky to install

Polk Audio DB6502

Anonymous from Grand Rapids, MI on 9/21/2016

2010 Buick Enclave
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Overall good initial steps - installation was straight forward. Only time consuming aspect was matching wire colors from speaker to vehicle to receiver so +/- correct. Bass response is only OK. Is not very robust when traveling at highway speeds. I am uncertain if this is my installation or inherent in the speakers themselves. Staging is good and full range frequency response to also good.


Cons: bass response

Polk Audio DB6502

Shawn from Jefferson City, MO on 8/25/2016

2001 Dodge Dakota
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The mounting on these were a little tricky only because of the added crossover module and because the tweeters were a different design that the factory ones. But a slight modification to the factory tweeter mounting bracket and a couple zip ties for the crossover and everything worked fine. The sound quality is But initially I thought there was something wrong with them. I just needed to tweak the EQ in the head unit to better match the frequency and output level of the speakers. Once that was set, they sound great!

Pros: Sound quality once outputs were adjusted. Construction overall seemed what I would expect for the price.

Cons: None really. Initially I thought the high frequency output was too loud and overpowering but after some adjustments to the EQ, they sound great.

Polk Audio DB6502

Joe from Minneapolis, MN on 8/18/2016

2004 Subaru Impreza WRX
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Speakers sound great and provide a plenty of great mid and high-range sound quality. Rating as 2 stars due to a very frustrating install. Crutchfield claims these are a direct fit for my 2004 Subaru WRX....They Are Not! And to make matters more frustrating, the install instructions that Polk provides in the box are near worthless. They tell you to go to their website for install instructions. I head there and there's "no literature available for your speakers." There are 30+ pieces of hardware in the box that you are basically left to figure out how to install yourself. To top it off, I wound up having to drill new holes into my door to mount the speakers because nothing lined up. Bottom line: Great sound quality but really frustrating install experience.



Great sounding upgrade

Dedrick from Aztec, NM on 8/17/2016

2007 Chevrolet Silverado (New Body Style
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Bought these speakers as first step in car audio system upgrade of 2007 Chevy Silverado Crew Cab (non-Bose) pickup. Rear speakers in used truck were blown when I bought it, so I removed them. Front stock speakers were very lacking in bass and just didn't sound great. My plan is to eventually install a new head unit, front and rear speakers, then a 5-channel amp and low-profile 10" subwoofer. I purchased the Polk Audio DB6502 based on the Crutchfield adviser's information that this new speaker from Polk is efficient enough to work well and sound good with stock/OEM head units as low as 2W RMS per channel, yet can handle up to 100W RMS per channel when paired with a dedicated amplifier. Installed them, along with acoustic dampening material on the door and they sound phenomenal!!! I'm still only listening to them through the OEM head unit, so probably with 10 - 13W RMS per channel, but they sound clear and crisp. The tweeters have options for 0dB, +3dB, and +6dB settings for "brightness" and I have mine set in the middle at +3dB. I definitely plan to add a pair of the 2-way version of these speakers, the Polk Audio DB652 as my rear speakers. Then as Stage 2, I'll replace the OEM with an aftermarket head unit, possibly a Kenwood Excelon. Hopefully at some point after that I can add a 5-channel amp and a low-profile 10" 4-ohm dual voice coil subwoofer to complete the system. Thanks, Crutchfield for answering dozens of questions on multiple phone calls b4 I ordered!

Pros: Excellent sound, even from low-power OEM head unit. Clean, with good full range of sound. Sound doesn't distort when I turn it up with low-powered OEM head unit.

Cons: Component speaker install more difficult than 2-way speaker install. (Worth it, though!)

Lackluster mounting options

Shaun from Manchester, NH on 8/6/2016

2005 Honda Civic SI
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Polk's improved DB6502's leave much to be desired as does Crutchfield. I chose to update my ruined, Crutchfield purchased DB6501's, due to a failed experience with a Crutchfield advisor's advice. The Crutchfield advisor was advocating selling me brackets to fit my DB6501's in a 2005 Civic Si. Unfortunately I found out that the woofers would in fact come into contact with the door card and destroy the woofer surround. I opted to give Crutchfield one last shot to make things right, I was again let down. My complaints/concerns to Crutchfield have been less than exemplary and at no point did they offer to repair the damaged woofers due to their advocates negligence. I took matters into my own hands and purchased this set only to again be disappointed. These speakers do NOT match up with the plastic adapter plate provided by Crutchfield and equally concerning is the fact that the mounting holes are less than 1/16th between the woofer surround and the screw, leading to premature wear as the woofer exercises while playing, rubbing up on the screw. Taking my time, I could see no foreseeable way to mount these into my vehicle given the clearance between the mounting points and woofer surround. The previous DB6501's had their mounting points further away from the woofer surround. The tweeters were noticeably smaller than the DB6501's and the overall fit, finish and feel just felt cheap which is disappointing. This will be my last purchase of Polk from Crutchfield.

Pros: Price

Cons: Mounting hardware sub-par, mounting holes too close to woofers surround, extra holes in ring of speaker that either need to be plugged up or be prepared to hear excessive noise and air whistling through them. Cheap plastic grille offering little to no protection if surface mounting and not using factory grilles.

Another Crutchfield "Does Not Fit"

Mike from Doyelstown, PA on 7/14/2016

2002 Porsche Boxster
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Yes, these speakers do fit the factory door location without modification! The sound is far superior to the factory speakers (oh course).

Pros: nothing

Cons: Crutchfield's outdate fit list

Yes, these do too!

Karl from Sioux Falls, SD on 6/27/2016

2006 Toyota 4Runner
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Crutch says these will not fit my 4Runner REAR Doors. Yes, they DO FIT, straight-away, no mods, no muss, no fuss, no rattle, no hum. Use the Scosche SAT6 adapter bracket. Tweets went in the front doors like a charm. You will need the 120BKSTRAP or similar. Sound is Awesome.

Pros: They DO fit. They sound great. Very reasonable price.

Cons: Finding a decent mounting location for the cross-over, inside the door, was a bit challenging. Would be true for any similar crossover.

Great speahers

John D. from Corpus Christi, TX on 6/20/2016

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

Installing these speakers in the factory dash location in a bit of a pain for the driver side. But nothing to serious for after market speaker replacement. Now with that said. WOW! What great sound and water proof to boot for a jeep that has its top off 9 months out of the year. If you're a jeep owner these are a must buy for the dash.

Pros: Great sound and a great price.

Cons: None


Hands-on research

Features and Specs

Speaker Size 6 1/2
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design 3/4" Dome
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Tweeter Composition Silk
Woofer Composition Polypropylene
Woofer Surround Rubber
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) 92
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts N/A
Frequency Response 35 - 23k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage ---
Maximum RMS Wattage 100
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 300
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 1 13/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 4 7/8

Product Research


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 Mounting: The woofer baskets have multiple mounting holes and are designed to fit standard 3-hole 6-1/2, Ford's 4-hole 6-1/2, and 6-3/4 applications. (A speaker baffle should be used to seal the inner ring of screw holes in 6-3/4 installations.) The included adapter brackets can be used to fit many specialized factory speaker applications. The brackets are also useful as a spacer in shallow locations; the brackets add 0.232" to the woofers' mounting height and subtract 0.232" from the mounting depth. Please enter your vehicle information to confirm fit.

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

Tweeter Mounting Dimensions:

  Flush Mount Surface Mount
Mounting Height 0.314" 0.884"
Mounting Depth 0.731" screw depth
Cutout Diameter 1.780" N/A
Frame Diameter 2.135" 1.75"

Crossover: The outboard crossovers have screw terminal inputs and outputs (0.3" wide). A jumper inside each crossover allows you to adjust the tweeter output level; choose 0 dB, +3 dB, or +6 dB. There are two screw holes in the base of each crossover for mounting.

Crossover Dimensions:

  • Width: 2.6"
  • Height: 1.2"
  • Depth: 4.73"

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, the terminals are not covered, and the crossovers are not sealed, we do not recommend using them in salt water environments.

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Suggested by Crutchfield and Grillo [ Floyd Wm  Jan 05, 2018 ]
Has the best Sensitivity in its price category. [ Martin  Dec 18, 2017 ]
I chose the polk audio db6502 because they are rated to perform well with a factory head unit or with higher wattage as well. also, because they are rated well in regards to frequency response (down to 35 hertz) and I expect this will improve their output in the low end (I want a subwoofer, but these mids and highs are going into a work vehicle and I don't think there will ever be room for it). [ D  Dec 04, 2017 ]
It had great ratings and was a perfect fit for my husband's Jeep. [ Marlena  Dec 01, 2017 ]
I heard Polk products are good quality. [ Gerardo E. Jaim  Nov 28, 2017 ]
Previous experience with this brand. [ Marlin  Nov 27, 2017 ]
I have Polk, Infinity, Klipsch, Martin Logan Electrostats and Emotiva out door speakers incorporated into a whole house audio system I built. the Polks are not the best speakers in my system but are the best bang for the buck. I have a set of inexpensive in ceilings in the kitchen and a set of M70s (i think that is the model)in my shop. excellent speakers for the price. [ george  Nov 19, 2017 ]
Perfect fit for Jeep Wrangler Soundbar due to price and quality and the fact that can support some splash when the top is down. [ Marcos Do  Nov 16, 2017 ]
Because it should match up with the rest of my stereo system. [ Michael  Nov 03, 2017 ]
Value-priced quality speakers. I have Polk Audio speakers in my home and they've been flawless. Also recommended by the Crutchfield advisor helping on our project. [ D ANDREW  Sep 30, 2017 ]
cant go wrong with polk [ Derek  Sep 29, 2017 ]
Because Polk Audio are some Bad Ass speakers and always sound good on Harley's. Especially my 2017 Street Glide CVO!!! [ TeaBags  Sep 26, 2017 ]
We own a Jeep wrangler unlimited and with the help of our advisor Buzz we decided on Marine quality speakers since we run with the top off of the jeep. [ Becky  Sep 07, 2017 ]
I have a 1996 Chrysler Sebring LXI Coupe. In my younger years I had (18 speakers, 5 amps, elec crossover, sound processor, truck alternator, isolator, 2 batteries and a 51 disc CD Player (voice controlled) in this car. I was ALL IN!!! But now that I'm much older I'm trying desperately to hold on to what little hearing I have left. I now have 1 amp, 3-ways in the deck and components in the front. The components went out several years ago, but somehow it just wasn't important to me anymore. [ Willie  Aug 13, 2017 ]
The quality of sound from Polk audio is top notch and Crutchfield customer service is second to none. [ Darren  Aug 11, 2017 ]
I had the polk mm from the previous generation and these sound great [ Kong  Aug 09, 2017 ]
Perfect! [ Patrick  Jul 14, 2017 ]
I am replacing Polk Audio speakers that are in the boat with new marine grade speakers. The old one are over 10 years old and are in need of a updating. Loved the old ones so went with Polk Audio again. [ John  Jul 10, 2017 ]
My choice of the these speakers was a combination of price, a name brand that I could trust, Crutchfield's help in determining that these speakers will fit in my car, and the speaker specs that Crutchfield made available. [ Ronald  Jun 24, 2017 ]
Great speakers [ Jason T.  Jun 16, 2017 ]
Got these on sale through Crutchfield. Highs are crisp, lows are solid and full 100% satisfied. Definitely need to amplify them, they'll handle a ton of power. [ Adam  Jun 15, 2017 ]
Love Polk Audio speakers [ Robert  Jun 09, 2017 ]
Quality of components and the price! [ Dorothy  Jun 02, 2017 ]
100W RMS with a separate tweeter and passive external passovers [ Dayton  May 26, 2017 ]
Sounded great at a mall store. [ Johann  May 11, 2017 ]
Wanted efficient component speakers to replace damaged front door factory speakers in 9 speaker system. I will be using OEM deck & amp. Narrowed search to Polk and Infinity at same price point. Your chat specialist recommended the Polk. [ Leonard  May 08, 2017 ]
good price, good performance, good company. [ Severn  May 05, 2017 ]
Good product at a good price. [ Zacarias  Apr 27, 2017 ]
I run a Pioneer amp that throws out 100 watts rms at 4ohm. These speakers match that perfectly and they are more equalizer friendly since they sound more flat than most other speaker which tend to push on you Highs, mids or lows too much, therefore allowing you to tailor the sound more efficiently on any genre. Plus, you get legendary Polk Audio quality here which you can spot on has soon has you open de box! You can't go wrong with proven aftermarket audio! [ Alex  Apr 26, 2017 ]
Solid reviews, good price point, and (expected) direct fit to replace the (very tired) factory front speakers in my Tahoe. [ Justin  Apr 22, 2017 ]
quality and fit [ Ralph  Apr 15, 2017 ]
Quality, reviews, price [ Randy  Apr 15, 2017 ]
The price is great and they come with cross overs it just makes the sound so much better [ Billy  Mar 17, 2017 ]
Polk speakers are great,I installed a pair in the rear doors and these will be for the front doors,they seem to be the best for me and my vehicles.Love the sound they produce. [ Ron  Mar 10, 2017 ]
Ratings and recommendations both on the Crutchfield site and elsewhere for my vehicle. [ Kurt  Mar 07, 2017 ]
because I love the way Polk Audio sounds [ Jason  Mar 06, 2017 ]
I am a huge Polk Audio fan. I have 6 sets of Polk speakers all together. They have all been great speakers. They sound great, and handle everything I through at them. Can't go wrong with Polks. [ Kirk  Mar 05, 2017 ]
Completes the quadraphonic make up of the Colorado [ Thomas P.  Feb 27, 2017 ]
Recommended by advisor and they get great reviews. Looking forward to listening to these. I have always been a Polk fan. [ sunny1  Feb 22, 2017 ]
Read more reviews on this one stating that it had a better bass response that others... Infinity seemed to be the most bragged about, but this Polk stood above the rest of em (on the computer screen at least). [ William  Feb 05, 2017 ]
Gift request from son [ Ann  Jan 11, 2017 ]
Love Polk's Hi's [ Jordan  Jan 07, 2017 ]
recommended [ CHARLES S  Dec 31, 2016 ]
I LOVE Polk! [ G  Dec 28, 2016 ]
Chad recommended these speakers as the best solution for the front doors of my truck. [ Jim  Dec 10, 2016 ]
just wanted to try a brand new line of speakers from polk audio [ glady  Oct 29, 2016 ]
I listened to them in the store: They sound fantastic [ Michael  Oct 12, 2016 ]
Best in performance and value. [ Melvin  Aug 10, 2016 ]
Used to have Polk Momo 6.5" components in Nissan Altima in 2001-2002. Fabulous sound, would be similar to Polk MM6501 today. Current system has less power. These components are efficient enough they should sound very good with stock head unit in my 2007 Chevy Silverado Crew Cab (New Body Style). Then they will sound GREAT with the Kenwood DDX6902S head unit as the next upgrade, and then they will sound FABULOUS with a 5-channel amp feeding them 70 - 100W per channel!!! [ DAMIAN  Aug 04, 2016 ]
Great reviews and will handle the power I'm adding. [ James  Aug 01, 2016 ]
looks like an awesome sounding setup, will be a direct replacement for my current stuff [ chris  Jul 28, 2016 ]
Best choice for the money. [ D  Jun 25, 2016 ]
I want component speakers by Polk, and these have small tweeters that may fit my factory tweeter locations (1" tweeters in the DB6501 are too large). [ Brandon  Jun 15, 2016 ]
When the JBLs disappointed, Polk came right to mind. These have outstanding low freq response, and with the new design (zero tweeter protrusion), they should work in my doors. [ Karl  Jun 03, 2016 ]

11 questions already asked

When available, the ETA is provided on the product's main webpage. As of this posting, the estimated time of arrival for our next shipment is 1/22/18. If you place a backorder for them now, you can be sure to get them from our next delivery and you will also lock-in the current sale pricing. We will not charge you for the speakers until they ship so, placing the backorder for them now won't cost you anything. I hope that helps. My bio: [ Ryan  Jan 05, 2018 ]  Staff
It's always a good idea to match the RMS power handling of the speaker to the RMS output of the amp. If you "baby" the speakers with an amp rated at more RMS power you'll probably be ok but these speakers are very efficient and will not need more power than called for. My advice....get a 100 watt amp and you can't go wrong. [ James  Nov 13, 2017 ]
Yes if the amp you list is rated at 150 watts rms per channel. The db6502's are rated to handle 100 watts rms so any bridging will only increase the power to the speakers. It's always best to match a speakers rated rms power handling to the amps rms power output with the impedance (ohms) the same. [ James  Sep 26, 2017 ]
Thanks for your question. This will depend on your vehicle. If you are connecting to the factory wiring at the speaker location then there should be plenty of wire included. If you are running completely new wire all the way to the head unit then additional wire may be required. If you have additional questions I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Kenny  Mar 28, 2017 ]  Staff
This will depend largely on your vehicle. For details on 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 what you will need for an installation. [ Kenny  Mar 20, 2017 ]  Staff
The Polk Audio DB6502 component speakers will still present a 4-ohm load to your amplifier. The tweeters and woofers are connected individually to the crossovers, (which filters high frequencies to the tweeters and mids/lows to the woofers) so the impedance shown to your amp remains 4-ohm. If you would like to discuss further, feel free to contact an Advisor directly by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. [ Larry  Feb 23, 2017 ]  Staff
It's my understanding of audio systems that the speakers in the system are the load, and therefore will be the 4 ohms listed by polk. An amp set up to handle a 2 ohm load (speaker) will do fine with a 4 ohm speaker as the current draw will be lower. [ James  Jan 28, 2017 ]
I've had to take my tweeters out since installing them and although it required finesse, I did it without any damage to driver or mount. I used a long thin screwdriver and pushed it out from the back side VERY CAREFULLY. [ James  Jan 28, 2017 ]
Yes, that is what we found. That is, the tweeters will be damaged if they have to be removed. [ D  Jan 18, 2017 ]
I have the DB6502s in my rear doors (with the tweeters in the front), and a pair of DB 692s in the front. The receiver is a Sony MEX-XB100BT, Class-D, 40wRMS (100wPEAK) x 4. I'm using the receiver's feature that uses the rear speakers kinda like subs to supplement bass from the fronts. It gets loud enough for me, but at 56 I'm not trying to pulsate the doors. At full volume, there is not a trace of distortion unless the bass is turned up to absurd levels. I have little doubt that they would handle 100wRMS as specified, and they would be loud enough for anybody, but some might want more bass and need a separate subwoofer (I once had an Infinity Basslink that was AWESOME, for my musical taste). It all depends on whether your goal is good clean music now and being able to hear when you're 50, or if you want to thump today and say "huh?" all the way through your golden years. You might go to 150wRMS for some additional headroom for bass in the amp, but you'd have to be careful to never turn it up all the way. Remember: When you get distortion, it is most often because the amp is not powerful enough and it is clipping -- NOT because the speakers are distorting. But sure, you can pump the coil straight out of the magnet if you try hard enough. I had first tried some Infinity speakers and was *shockingly* disappointed. These speakers sound VERY good. Highly Recommended. [ Karl  Sep 04, 2016 ]
I'm currently using an Arc Audio KS 300.4, non bridged 90 watts for each channel. [ Edwin  Sep 03, 2016 ]
I would go with an amp that delivers at least 75% of the maximum RMS rating or better. [ Billy Ray  Sep 03, 2016 ]
Thanks for your question. You'll find this information on the product page under "Product Highlights". The system handles up to 100 watts RMS (300 watts peak power). Hope that helps. [ Kenny  Aug 19, 2016 ]  Staff