Polk Audio db651
1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Great value. Mounting bracket required an addition hole to be drilled
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Item # 107DB651 | MFR # AA1651-A
3/4" silk/polymer dome tweeters
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.
Polk's db651 speakers feature 6-1/2" woofers made from a polymer/mica composite and durable rubber surrounds that won't fall apart under stress from heat, moisture, or time. Liquid-cooled 3/4" silk/polymer dome tweeters use powerful Neodymium magnets to deliver precise high-frequency reproduction, enveloping you in bright musical detail. And you can even pivot the tweeters, aiming them at your ears for improved stereo imaging. The built-in two-way crossovers keep the high and low frequencies flowing to the proper drivers for seamless, efficient audio.
These speakers feature stainless steel mounting hardware and muscular ABS grilles that will add a stylish touch to your car's interior. The supplied adapter rings enable the db651 speakers to fit into both 6-1/2" and 6-3/4" openings, ensuring an easy fit into VWs, Audis, BMWs, and other European imports.
Priced per pair
Great value. Mounting bracket required an addition hole to be drilled
Bradley, Greensboro, NC
Average Customer Review(s):
Great value. Mounting bracket required an addition hole to be drilled
These speakers sound great! You cannot go wrong with these polks. I just replaced some 6.5 in alpines with these cause one of the alpines popped after the second year and just made my Sierra complete cause I have the component Polks up at the front with a 50x4 Kenwood amp running them. There is a difference between the alpines and these the polks are much clearer and seem like they're louder because of the clear highs. Definitely recommend.
Pros: Love the sound. Great quality materials.
Pros: Easy installation great sound. I love Polk speakers nice and loud.
Cons: No cons
I updated the speakers in my boat. There is still ice on the lake, but they sound very good in the garage where the boat is hibernating. Looking forward to how well they do on the water.
great sounding speaker, love polk
Sound much better than the factory ones in my 2012 Acadia
Pros: Great sound
Installed these in my Sea Doo challenger rears. Replaced my factory (10 year old speakers). Amazing difference, with the Polk 10" sub great sounds. Still need to install 7" on the front. The price and sound quality have been great
Pros: Great fit and sound for the price and easy install
Cons: grill covers are a little more exposed than would like.
These speaker would seem to be best along with some mid bass woofer. Overall I'm ok with them and for the price.
Sounds ok with radio, better with iTunes or saved music. Great price. Maybe a little more bass.
Sounds great. Cheaper than Amazon. Thanks
Awesome sound, perfect fit, easiest install ever thanks to free accessories and master sheets. Best part never replace door speakers again because Chevy can't figure out that you can't put paper speakers in truck and SUV doors that aren't water proof. Thanks Crutchfield team!
Pros: Easy install
I made some custom speaker boxes for my '76 jeep and used these since they are marine ready. Great bass response and clear sound with the JVC head unit.
Pros: Compact Shallow mounting depth Excellent response from head unit power
These speakers are, as expected, high quality. They were an easy install and the included during adapters from Crutchfield were a nice touch. They are crisp and clear with a nice, tight midrange punch. There is very little bass, though I didn't expect any out of 6.5" speakers. My one criticism is that they are a bit bright, bordering on harsh, when playing certain music. With EQ adjustment this can be minimized. Overall, these are great speakers, especially for the price!
Pros: Crisp, clear highs Tight, punchy midrange
Cons: Overly bright on occasion
Very happy with this purchase. All 4 of my door speakers had blown so I bought 2 sets of these. So far I have only replaced the front doors as the back ones will require a little more effort. The sound is pretty good with my stock head unit but I will be changing that out in the near future and I'm sure that will improve it even more. Going from only having tweeters in the pillars to even just 2 speakers has been awesome. I had forgotten how awesome good quality audio in a vehicle was. Norm helped me make my decision on these speakers given the parameters I had set in place for myself. Kudos to Crutchfield and the support staff.
Pros: Good highs and lows, easy to install
Cons: None so far
Really enjoy the sound of these speakers. Just what I had expected.
Pros: Great speakers over all
They sound decent. I replaced them with focal isc 165 and they sound so much better. These speakers are good for the money. They do lack decent midrange.
Pros: They are affordable and they look good. Easy to install and don't take up much space
Cons: Not enough midrange.
Great 6.5" coax speakers, nice bass response smooth mids and balanced tweeter. 2nd car I have put these into, 1st was a 09 Lancer, now a new set for a 17 Ridgeline.
Pros: Good Bass, smooth mids, balanced tweeter. Reasonable price.
Cons: System didn't show these fit. Read specs of other suggested speakers and compared specifications to confirm they would fit.
Polk speakers deliver excellent hight and mid range. Bass is a bit understated. But, the overall effect is a well balanced and extremely plesant listening experience.
Pros: Sound quality, ease of installation, well matched
Cons: no speaker wire or connectors provided, bass is a bit understated.
Since I upgraded my head unit, I wanted to pair it to a good set of speakers. I did my research and wanted a marine-certified speaker, just in case water got into the door panel. I have a 2006 Subaru Forester, so this speaker cannot just replace the existing OEM speakers because the existing speaker is housed in a plastic ring that is attached to the door with 3 screws, not the 4-hole pattern the speakers or the Polk Audio adapter ring that came with it. When I just fitted the speaker directly to the door, the window mechanism scraped the magnetic part of the speaker. When I called Crutchfield tech support, they said according to their information, there should be enough clearance. If not, use the adapter ring that came with the speakers. Note To Crutchfield: there is not enough clearance. I read the Subaru forums and they also agree that some adapter needs to be installed to achieve the clearance necessary. I ordered from a different aftermarket online retailer the Subaru 6.5 Universal Speaker Adapter Ring because I did not want to drill any holes into the sheetmetal of the door - this Adapter Ring matches the 3-hole pattern perfectly. I attached the Polk Audio db651 speakers to these adapter rings (these holes did not line up perfectly, but close enough), with the foam that was enclosed and attached it to the door. The window mechanism moved up and down with no problems. I buttoned-up the door trim panels and now the speakers sound great! I am thinking about replacing the rear speakers now!
Pros: Great Sound
Cons: Adapter Ring that comes with the speakers did not match the contours of my door panel. Had to purchase the correct adapter ring from a different aftermarket online retailer.
Sounds great in a Nissan Frontier!
was recommended by salesman very good to use with stock head unit vast difference over old speakers and price was very good would buy again
Phenomenal sound and such an easy setup. It's like I bought a brand new car!
Sounds great worth every penny. No amp just Kenwood 22 x4 rms head unit in boat.
Pros: Quality, price & sound
Great audio quality
Nice speakers for the price (almost 50% off price). Definitely an improvement of my stock speakers. A little lacking on bass but I new that going into this.
Pros: Much better than stock speakers!
Cons: Lack some bass
Purchased to replace OEM speakers. They are an excellent up grade in quality and a good value for the price. A little short on bass, but not an issue for me. Very easy install with the provided adapters.
Pros: Good quality
Cons: Lacking bass
I have a Chevy truck and I personally install them in the back doors they sounded great clear quality sound
Pros: They're all around good sounding speakers
Cons: I wanted a little bit more bass but other than that they sound great
Price was outstanding, quality is very good. Great speakers, great valuep
Pros: Great quality
Great Polk sound on the go! The mids and high frequencies are great, they blow the speakers I had in the fromt doors out of the water. Can't beat polk tweeters. I would recommend a subwoofer, but then again I always do. Takes a little load off the mids. Still, fantastic performance and quality for the price!
Pros: Installation, sound at high and low volumes, power capabilities, 35hz low frequency, pivoting tweeter, clear sound
Cons: Really can't think of any.
I bought Polk Audio db651 speakers for my 2007 Silverado and they sound awesome even with the factory receiver. Super clean sound with good bass and crisp, clear treble. I am very pleased with their performance and would highly recommend them.
Pros: Great value, clean sound, good bass, crisp treble.
Great speakers for the price. They are very clear and sound great over stock speakers. The install went fine with the help from crutchfield. The wiring harness was perfect as we're the speaker mounts. I would definitely recommend these speakers to any one looking for an upgrade over factory speakers.
Pros: Great price, great speaker
Cons: None yet
I'm giving these speakers 5 stars due to their combination of performance and "bang for the buck." I recently did a bit of an upgrade on my truck. I got one of those Sony head units with the 40X4 class D amp in it and got the Polks because my back speakers were blown. I have/had Kicker CS654's in the front. When the stuff came in, I did the install. After installing the head unit, I installed the Polks in the back to replace the blown speakers. Once I had everything up and running, I was stunned by how much better the Polks sounded compared to the Kickers. I also noticed that the Polks were doing nicely with the head unit, being able to max the volume out while hearing nothing but crisp, clear music. The Kickers, on the other hand, couldn't keep up. Needless to say, I stripped all four doors and put the Polks up front and adjust the balance the take it easier on the Kickers. Gonna have another set of Polks on the way soon.
Pros: The do exactly what they're supposed to do. Good bass for the size.
Cons: I have to wait for my second pair to arrive.
I have had several pairs of Polk speakers and can't complain. They sound good, with really good base for a 6 1/2" speaker. Another bonus, they are marine grade so a little moisture in the doors won't hurt them!
Pros: Good sound Really good Base Marine Grade Speaker
Cons: None after many Pairs
One of the best bang for the buck speakers out there. Great, clear sound. They replaced the speakers in a 2014 Impreza and we're definitely a serious upgrade. Sound quality is much better.
I have these speakers installed in my boat. Unfortunately, my youngest decided to inspect them by poking her fingers through the grill. The replacement speakers that I purchased will again provide awesome sound out on the lake next summer.
Bought these speakers on advice from advisor Zac. Being that my factory speakers completely stopped working , these are a tremendous upgrade. They sound great with my factory radio. Installation was very easy with the mounting hardware and installation instructions
Pros: Great sounding. Nice bass. More that I thought I would get from a speaker this size. Nice that they resist moisture as this seems to be an issue with my model truck.
Cons: None yet
Nice even response, smooth highs, and clean lows and mids. Marine grade is a nice bonus.
These are easy to install and sound great
Pros: good value easy to install
Cons: the included speaker mounts were not as shown. There were no liners included with mine
I was on a debate for the last few months on whether to get these or some Kicker CS65's. I decided to do a sound test at a local shop of mine, since they had both speakers hooked up. When it comes to clarity and high quality, these are the speakers you want. They produce a bit of bass, but not too much. If you want some bass, I would suggest adding a sub, which I decided to do, since these were built for highs and mids. I couldn't believe how much clear songs were to me. I even heard ad libs in songs I've never heard before, such as a rap song that randomly yelled out the "B" word, or an alternative song, where they messed up on a chord. These speakers will not disappoint what so ever. The gold color on these speakers make them shine as well. A+ in my book.
Pros: Highs and mids are very clear. Color goes well. Speaker grill is such a nice add on, as well.
Cons: Can't turn these up too loud, or will start distorting. Best with an amp.
These are a great companion speaker for the rear doors the using the Polk Audio db 6501's in the front doors. My truck sounds great... love the Polk Audio speakers
Pros: great sound for a great price
Awesome sound at a reasonable price. These were placed in a 20 foot open bow Stingray.
Pros: Easy install
Cons: None, just installed.
Overall, these turned out to be great speakers. I mounted them in the rear doors of a Ram 2500 Quad Cab and replaced the factory 5 1/4" Infinity speakers. Yes They Fit...even though Crutchfield says they do not. You will have to drill 4 new holes and do not use a spacer. Great full sound. Paired with the Polk dxi691 in the front doors to match tambre and the Pioneer x6800 deck. I can hear everything loud and clear, even over custom exhaust. Note that I do have an aftermarket Sounstream amp for the (4) door speakers and using the factory Infinity amp for the dash speakers. Great for rock (Rush and Zeppelin sound fantastic) but not so good for deep rap (you would need an additional sub). I used aftermarket shielded, thicker speaker wire and it was a PAIN to wire throughout the truck...especially getting it into the doors so BEWARE! If you're not too picky... use the factory wires and splice in.
Pros: Great sound... although amp'ing them is HIGHLY recommended.
Excellent sounding speakers for the price.
Huge improvement over the old wore out stock speakers. I have them paired with a kenwood adv65bt head unit in my 2005 chevy 2500hd and they sound great! Very happy with my purchase
Pros: Very clean sound with nice midrange and highs
Cons: Nothing to complain about
I read all the tips, all the reviews, and decided to go with 4 DB651's and an MTX Thunder75.4 amp to push them. I installed a 4 channel line level converter behind my factory radio, put the amp under the rear seat, and rewired all the speakers. This project took me a long time but it was well worth it. According to videos I found here, my stock wiring wouldn't be big enough to handle all the power that I'm sending to the new Polk's, because they are 60w RMS, so I ran all new 16ga wire from the amp to the speakers. After dialing in the gain on the converter and amp, and tuning the factory head unit, these speakers are crystal clear and LOUD!!! Listen to the people that work at Crutchfield, size your amp based on what speakers you plan to run, run the right sized wires for everything, and adjust it all properly. You won't regret taking the advice, I would have screwed it all up if I hadn't I'm sure.
Pros: Great sound Even at high volume they stay clear Bass is not overpowering, because they are 6.5" speakers, not subwoofers. Bass is great for size of speakers.
Cons: I didn't do this the day after I bought my truck, which I should have.
Awesome speakers but the speaker brackets and speakers didn't have the correct screws for install. Used my own machine screws and double nut to brackets. Way better than factory. Thanx Crutchfield:)
Pros: Awesome sound, plug in go speaker wires
Cons: wrong screws no biggie
After weeks of research on the web and several calls to Online Stores it looked obvious that Polk Audio was "the" choice. I paired up the db 6501 (Front) with the db651 (Soundbar). After install I tested the speakers without the LOC , Amp, and Sub-woofer already sounded fantastic! But I did add LOC + Amp and eventually a Sub-woofer. I listen to Classical Music and powerful Progressive Rock both most demanding benchmark for speakers and I could not be happier. Sound is powerful, Highs are very clear and the sound is warm and natural and the fact they are Marine Grade makes them the absolute best choice for a soft top Jeep.
Pros: Powerful, very clear highs, warm and natural + Marine Grade!!!
Cons: Small plastic modifications that I will love to avoid next time...
These speakers have much cleaner highs than the OEMs that came with my 2016 Subaru Crosstrek. The free Metra wires made it plug and play. I'm 71 and don't care much for bass. I set my equalizer to -3 at 63 Htz. The bass is cleaner and tighter than the OEMs. I set the Equalizer to +4 at 6.3K Htz. I don't hear above 10K Htz anymore.
Pros: Improved sound at a good price.
Paired with the DB6501's in the front these speakers are a big upgrade from the stock. Currently powered off Kenwood receiver, but looking forward to testing their full potential with addition of an amp.
Pros: price, brand, adjustable tweeter direction
package arrived quickly, install instructions spot on. Speakers have good mids and highs, didn't expect boom box lows, but the OEM speakers I replaced (the ones that weren't buzzing) had better base than these, which was a little disappointing.
Pros: crisp mids and highs
Cons: base lacking
Speakers sound decent, but was hoping for a little more with the alpine power pack
Pros: Sound clear
Cons: Was hoping for a little more bass with an amp.
Great sounding speakers. The included mountng plate was not useful for installing in a 2004 Chevrolet Silverado. I ended up prying the old speakers out of the original adapters and using them with the new speakers. Several mods had to be done to make it fit. Only after installing did I realize there was a METRA adapter listed on the website to make installation easier. I wish Crutchfield would have pointed it out instead of having to dig for it. My install would have been much easier.
Pros: Great speaker quality, great sound.
Cons: None if proper speaker adapter is used.
These speakers were an absolute bargain! Polk has always made great speakers and these are no different. I'm currently running them straight off of a Pioneer headunit and they sound great! I can crank the volume and the sound stays clean. Of course, the fact that they come with Crutchfield's amazing support makes them an even better bargain.
Pros: Great sound. Outstanding value.
Cons: A little bright sounding, but that's easily fixed if your headunit has even a basic EQ.
Speakers sound great! The Customer Service representative told me to buy the DB651 speakers over the kickers. I installed them in the rear so driving I notice a little difference. Also got rid of the blown factory speaker. That's a big plus. When you sit in the rear seats, wow, what a difference! They sound great. I love these speakers because of the swivel tweeter. I still have to position the tweeters. Only thing different from what is mentioned by crutchfield is that the rear doors in a 2006 GMC Canyon Crew Cab there has to be removal of metal. I just used tin snips since that's what I had available. It was a little road block but it was all well worth it. It's worth the $20 to go with these instead of the kickers just for the swivel tweeter!!! First time buyer from Crutchfield. So far so good. Next will be the DB651 component set for the front speakers.
Pros: Sound Great Great Highs and Mids, better bass over stock speakers All around great built speaker Swivel tweeter! Adapters are included! Everything was plug and play Crutchfield knows their stuff
Cons: Had to cut metal with tin snips, I tryed a dry fit into the door without bracket or foam ring. Hole was too small. Then tryed with bracket and foam ring, still too small. Drilled holes, screwed adapter bracket into place, then cut the metal away. Then it was all easy.
I could feel out about these speakers, but it would be great thingsthings already said by other happy customers. If you want solid, durable, great sounding speakers, buy these. You will not be disappointed.
Pros: Clear sound. Marine grade. Perfect for work vehicles. Large range of sizes.
Cons: I don't have anything else to put them in.
Nice, heavy duty speakers to replace some cheap, lightweight factory ones in the doors. Fit perfectly with the mounting bracket. Only thing missing were the blade connectors to attach to the speakers. I was hoping Crutchfield would include these.
Pros: Good fit, nice sound from factory radio. Big improvement from what was there.
Cons: Blade connectors should be included
These Polk speakers are quite beautiful sounding.
Pros: Excellent coaxial speakers.
Cons: Nothing wrong with these speakers.
Replaced the factory speakers with these. Had to drill new mounting holes, but nothing major. Didn't have to use the supplied mounting bracket. They fit great, look great and sound even better. Getting some pretty good bump from these 6.5" round drivers. I have used Polk Audio speakers before and have always been happy with my purchase.
Pros: Great sound at a nice price! What else are you looking for?
This unit replaced Clarion speakers. These speakers are so much better than what I replaced, I was surprised. The sound is much more clear and very pleasant.
Pros: Easy installation, great sound and came with all needed installation hardware.
Cons: No cons
2007 GMC Sierra, sounds a lot better than factory speakers,and not too bad to install.
Pros: Sound good with factory radio
Cons: Had to do minor alteration on metal speed its with tinsnips
Great sounding speakers to replace my dying factory driver door speakers in my 2006 Subaru Forester. I have the subwoofer and sail panel tweeters installed so the Polks are probably not as dramatic improvement as without but now the mids and lows are tighter for better sound balance. No install issues and no clearance issues with the window using the Polk supplied spacer/mounting ring. It is a close fit so I needed to make sure the wiring did not interfere with the window and I needed to use an existing hole in the door panel to bring the wiring from the rear of the speaker to the factory connector location at the front of the speaker.
Pros: Great sound Simple install Good price
I've been into audio for a very long time and Polk audio makes great products. The db651 are great sounding speakers. I installed 4 of these in an Chevy Silverado 2500 that I use for work. They are powered with an Alpine head unit only. At first I was kind of skeptic on the sound but but realized with experience that their is a break in period. After a few days the sound is fantastic. I had to also adjust the parametric eq in the head unit because of the trucks acoustics. These have great bass and highs. Thumbs up Polk audio!
Pros: Great for the budget in mind
I have installed polk speakers in all my vehicles these speakers are great. Highs and mids are excellent, lows are the best I've heard from a non amplified 6 1/2. Another thing I love is they are marine certified! Which some people may not understand that the inside of your door gets wet but fyi it does. I have even seen them fill with water like 1/4 of the door, but polk speakers are ok to get a wee bit wet! Thank you Polk engineers!
Pros: Marine certified, great range, lovely crisp sound
Cons: I have had one speaker fail before but it was 4 years old and in my drivers door which gets slammed often.
There is a clear sound quality improvement from my factory 6.5s in my subaru imprezza. Highs are.much higer and mids and lows much improved. Pushed by an alpine power pack, they are giving their all. Theyre priced nice yet i beleieve there are comparable if.not.slightly better options especially on sale. Dont get.me wrong, theyre solid performers and worth the money.
Pros: Big improvement over factory Hits the whole freq.range very well Do extremely well amplified to rms
Cons: Not much. Some better comparable options at a better price out there.
Replaced my stock 6.5" speakers in my 2009 Silverado with these, and left the head unit in to test, and it was a HUGE change in quality just from the simple speaker swap. Easy to install, fit was correct, sound is way better than stock. Later added in an 8100NEX head unit and that upped the sound quality yet again. No amp, subs, tweeters, nothing else added, and the sound is good enough for me. No more muffled sounds and no distortion when turned up.
Pros: Good all around speaker, good price, easy install.
Very affordable great sounding speaker even with a stock head unit and no amp, , came with everything necessary for installation and was very easy, will be purchasing 2 more for the front doors. Great advice from Crutchfield customer service
Pros: Great bass for a small speaker
I was looking for a suitable replacement front speaker for my 07 GMC Sierra crew cab p/u that had given up . I was not necessarily looking for an inexpensive speaker but didn't want to pay hundreds a dollars either. These speakers seem to fit my primary requirements and the reviews encouraged me to purchase these speakers. After installing the speakers I am delighted that with the sound quality and range more than meets my expectations. Powered by aftermarket DVD tuner is a perfect combination.
Pros: Great sound quality and range. Good fit in original factory position
Cons: now I need to buy another pair for the rear doors
These speakers are a huge step up from my factory with a surprising amount of bass for speakers! It's not the same as putting subs in your car but for 4 door speaks I can not complain! From my podcasts, to Tech N9ne, to Jason Aldean these speakers do not disappoint! Only slight modification needed to put into my 06 GMC Canyon, and by modification, I had to drill new holes. quick and easy!
Great speakers with nice bass
Excellent sound quality! Well built and easy to install..
Pros: Poly cone, well built & great sound..
Cons: Only comes in 4 ohms impedance!!
Literally put these speakers in as soon as they came in the mail, bought them to replace junk factory speakers in front doors, even with stock head unit listening to music in my truck is finally enjoyable
Pros: No distortion when the radio is turned way up, even with stock head unit bass response over stock speakers is noticeable
Wow what a great speaker at such a bargain. it would be a good buy at twice the price. I put these in the the front and the db651s in the rear of my 05 chevy 1500 crew cab, and was blown away. Very rich tone, silky smooth across the board, and much better bass the stock chevy bose speakers. Great for all types of music, and they are marine grade. Be sure and get the baffles, they add a lot.
Pros: Price, Sound, Quality,
Cons: are you kidding? they are A#1
If I am comparing these to my stock speakers then they are a good speaker. The polk is a lot more clear and doesn't rattle with bass. I installed these in the front on a Nissan Frontier 2004 truck and the install was not super easy if you don't have experience. Nissan doesn't carry harness extension on the front speaker so you have to splice and use female terminal adapters. You have to use included bracket to screw speaker to car door. It's hard to give these speakers a fair review because I still have the stock radio which doesn't give it enough power, also I haven't compared them to other aftermarket speakers.
Pros: Upgrade over stock speakers
Cons: not an easy install and all parts needed for install not included (nissan frontier 2004)
I have had these speaker in my Saturn Outlook for a couple of years, and I have finally gotten around to tearing them out. Possibly these speakers are a good value for the price paid, but they really aren't wonderful. I was told by Crutchfield that they were recommended because they reproduced better details in the music than other comparable speakers. Unfortunately, they have other major weaknesses such as harsh sound, raspy voices, 'static' like noise from the tweeters, and lack of smoothness. I am running these speakers on a Kenwood dnx890hd head unit and a Clarion XC1410 amp (4x50w). Power is not the problem. I think that these speakers were my first recommendation from Crutchfield that was bad. Interestingly, I have called back several times for tips on how to make the sound quality better. Each time Crutchfield has insisted that my problem was not the speakers. Though most of the changes Crutchfield recommended has improved the sound, none of them have made the speakers sound good. (I have even resorted to rewiring the speaker from the Amp and that didn't really help). Honestly, I am suspicious as to why so many of the Crutchfield employees are recommending these speakers so much. I have used Crutchfield on and off for over 20 years. This is the first time I have received truly bad advice.
Pros: Good at reproducing instrumentals in the mid range Provides a full sound when given enough power (Aftermarket head unit alone will not be sufficient though) Saturn Outlook is a huge SUV. These speakers are plenty loud. Bass is adequate. These speakers are definitely far better than the stock speakers.
Cons: Womens voices are especially raspy. None of the voice reproduction is clean - male or female. None of the sounds (voice or instrumental) are very smooth My ears fatigue quite quickly and need to turn them off after a while. There is a lot of harshness to the sound quality of these speakers
Disappointed. The factory AC Delco speakers sounded better than these.
Pros: Fit well, easy to install.
Cons: Does not improve sound quality.Crutchfield response on January 14, 2015 That's a common reaction when replacing car speakers. What you can expect to hear from a new speaker is better clarity and definition in the mids and highs. So your music will sound better and more lifelike, but you might not hear more bass. The only way to get more bass is to add more power, and if you want to keep the factory radio, that means adding an amplifier. A small (40-50 watts), 4-channel amp can supply twice the power of an aftermarket stereo and three or four times the power of the typical factory radio. That'll improve all the sound, but you'll especially hear it in the fullness of the bass.
Speakers sound great! Huge upgrade over the stockers in my Silverado. Good bass response and nice clear and crisp high. Should have bought two sets when they were on sale instead of just one:(
Pros: Easy install, well built, sound great!
Cons: None yet
Great Speakers! Good sound in a small truck.
Pros: Easy to install.
These speakers are just plain awesome! Some people spoke of poor bass response. I am getting great sound from mine. Not subwoofer bass, but full range sound. They also have crisp-sounding tweeters. Couldn't be happier with this purchase.
Pros: Great full-range sound. Great fit.
Didnt fit in any brackets, but i was able to make it work. They sound great! So much more clear then the bose i took out. The highs are great, cant tell with the bass as the bose amp sucks! Id buy them again!
Cons: Didnt come with connectors to speakers.... Seems dumb not to include those...
Great sound! Installed in 2012 Honda Civic sedan with Kenwood dnx691hd driving. Plays loud and clear with nice bass.
Pros: Clear highs, mids, and nice bass.
Installed in 2 pairs in a new car with stock HU so they are limited by a lack of power. They are still a noticeable improvement over the stock speakers. The construction quality seems excellent. My first purchase from Crutchfield and I am very happy. The included install instructions and the wire bracket to attach to the stock wiring was nice to have as I installed these in a leased car.
Pros: Good clarity and range. Great price
Cons: A little too bright for my taste - I feel the same way about Infinity speakers that I have heard - but with an amp and a sub and more eq control I'm sure I would be very happy with the sound.
This speaker cannot be beat!! Excellent efficiency with internal crossover. Sounds great without amplification!
Pros: Efficiency with internal crossover.
I upgraded the factory Bose speakers in the front doors of my 2011 Tahoe. I think one of the factory speakers was blown, and they easily distorted at higher volume. The Polk's were definitely an improvement, although not as major as I had expected. Good highs/mids, not a ton of bass (which I didn't expect from a speaker in this price range). Fast shipping from Crutchfield. Included instructions weren't bad, but I'd recommend doing some Internet research on pulling your door panels if you're not familiar with doing it.
Very satisfied it was a easy installation
Pros: Great sound and a direct fit
nice crisp sound
Pros: like the mid range and clearity of the speaker
Speakers sound great!
Pros: Easy installation, great sound and price
Cons: none yet
Very easy to install. Installed in my Mastercraft ski boat and sound awesome. Of course nothing but the best customer service from Crutchfield. Great price, fast free shipping.
Pros: Again, very easy to install and sound great.
Great speakers. I bought a set for my car and was so satisfied with the sound I bought a set for my truck. Awesome sound.
Pros: The installation instructions made it easy. I have bad hearing. as it is, but these bad boys allow me to hear and enjoy the sounds I've been missing.
I bought these for the rear of my 2007 NBS Silverado Ext Cab. Little tweaking with the bracket and install was complete. Sound is fantastic. Much better than stock. The clarity and detail is great. Makes you go through your music selection again to hear the new details. I put the DB6501 up front and these in the back. I listen to mostly metal, hard rock, and blues and these handle it all with ease. No shrill, no loss of mid, just a great all around speaker. If you are on the fence, just buy these.
Bought another set of these for the rear after hearing how great the fronts were. Probably could have lived with the fronts alone, but thought a matched set was prudent.
Pros: Great sound, very powerful.
Installed these in the rear doors of my '09 Subaru Forester (paired with DB651S in the front and powered by 22 watt JVC head unit) and they sound so much better than the stock factory speakers. I put them through their paces with a variety of music from driving drums and bass to intricate instrumentals to subtle vocals. Everything sounded tremendous, although I did detect some buzziness when I boosted the bass level on the EQ. However, this may be a result of my installation - I'll check it in the coming days - as I installed the rear doors first before I was completely confident of what I was doing.
Pros: Great sound reproduction. Well made. Fit vehicle well. Efficient (produce much more sound than factory speakers at the same volume level).
Cons: Nothing yet.
EASY TO INSTALL AND SOUNDS GREAT; REPLACED ALL FOUR IN THE 05 TAHOE
Cons: KINDA "BOOMY" AT TIMES
The Polk speakers recommended by the experts at Crutchfield did a great job assisting me with the upgrade. I used the Polk speakers as an upgrade from the factory Bose speakers and I couldn't be more pleased. These speakers were a definite upgrade from what I had previously in my Tahoe. The sound is much more complete and the fit was good as well. Great speakers !
Pros: Great fit with minimal work during the install. Very full sound across all frequencies. Well built speakers that should last a long time.
Cons: Some reworking had to be done to fit these into my rear door cutouts. Small plastic tabs on the door had to be ground off with a Dremel tool. This only took a few minutes to correctly place the speakers into the rear doors.
Sounds great, good clear sound. Definitely a quality speaker especially at the price range they are at.
Pros: Price, Clarity, Construction
Cons: Not as much bass as I would like
Very detailed speakers, not a lot of bass but very clean and amazing highs.
Pros: Sound and price.
Cons: Nothing yet
I installed these speakers in the front doors of my 2010 chevy silverado extended cab and they were perfect. They are super loud and very clean and crisp sounding. You can hear clearly from about 10 feet outside of the truck when my stock radio is turned up all the way. They don't have great bass, but it certainly isn't bad.
Pros: loud, clean
Cons: distort at high bass
They sound great. Was everything I was hoping for with a factory radio.
Pros: A huge upgrade from the factory speakers
Great speakers. Vocals are particularly clear.
Pros: Awesome sound
Cons: a little pricey, but I think they're worth it.
These speakers sound great great highs,mids,lows
Pros: Sound great in my front door speakers
Cons: Wont fit in the rear deck of my car unless i get the slim db6501s but i knew that before purchase
2nd time I have bought from Crutchfield. Installed in rear door of 2005 Nissan Frontier. Pretty straight forward, did have to drill out the mounting plate holes as they were way to small to get the speaker screws started straight. Also had to extend the bottom mounting whole a quarter of inch to match factory door mount. Any way speakers sound great! Bass for classic rock hits pretty hard. Powered by a 25watt JVC head unit I bought last year. Was going to get amp and sub next year but might not have too. Can hardly wait to hear speakers once they are broken in, since I have heard they sound better after a several hour breakin.
Pros: Sound is great for classic rock. Bass was much better them expected when I listened to Boston's More Than A Feeling. Also sounds great when playing the 1812 Overture.
Cons: Mounting bracket had to be drilled, speed clips provided by Polk had to be removed in order to fit in factory mount.
Great sounding speakers for the money. I put 6 of them on our houseboat with two JBL marine amps. Plenty loud enough.
Pros: Price, sound good and well built.
My 2011 Silverado 2500HD came with a Bose Audio System. You would think that if Bose was going to put their name on something and maybe introduce someone that has never heard any of their product before, they would want to do a lot better than this. After upgrading the front speakers to the Polks there was definitely an improvement. Brighter and smoother top end and a little less distortion at louder levels. But not a significant change.
Pros: Better high frequency response than the factory speaker. Less distortion.
Cons: Not worth the cost and labor. Looks like to get the improvement I expected I'll have to revamp the whole system.
Both the Polk Audio db651 & db651s sound great with my stock 2006 GMC Sierra Crew Cab truck radio. As expected the radio volume is turned up just a bit as the speakers use more amps. My design criteria was to replace speakers and have a clearer sound. The base is adequate for my ears that are north of age 50. Now I'm back to cleaning & detailing the truck.
Pros: The speakers preform and sound better than the factory speakers.
Decent amount of brightness but not much else
Cons: No bass at all
These sound okay but could be better. Maybe because it's only 6.5"? I got these to replace my 6x9's because the tech guys at Crutchfield told me that aftermarket 6x9's will not fit. I would have to get 6.5" with adapter plate. Well, I tried that and they fit but the sound size is very small compared to my stock 6x9's, so I returned these speakers back to Crutchfield. I did some sizing up and had bought some Polk 6x9 speakers. The tech was right that they didn't fit but, all I needed is an adapter ring for the 6x9. And guess where I found one? I used my stock Toyota 6x9 speakers and removed the cone and installed the new aftermarket 6x9 into the Toyota adapter. WaLa! It fit perfectly! And it sounds great too! I don't know why I haven't seen any tech forums suggesting this. It was so easy! Plus, I didn't need a wiring harness; I just soldered some new speaker wires onto the existing Toyota connector. Can you say plug and play?
Pros: If you have a Toyota Tacoma you can use an aftermarket 6x9's as long as you reuse the Toyota adapter.
Cons: Too small of sound!
Excellence these are installed where they said it couldn't be done!
Pros: Waterproof Legendary Polk Sound on a Harley
The db651 is a nice speaker. Very smooth highs with no harshness and ample bass--it really moves some air. Sound MUCH better than VW Jetta MKVI factory speakers. I had the Polk DXi series installed in a different car with a different head unit. They were nice too, but I like the db series better. The DXi series seemed too sharp on the high end. Not the case with these.
Pros: Smooth highs. You can adjust the tweeter.
Cons: None with the speakers themselves. If you are installing in a VW Jetta Mk VI, the speakers will be a good 1.5" away from the door panel--Crutchfield doesn't supply a spacer like the factory speakers have, so some of your sound will get lost behind the door panel. Crutchfield has no installation instructions for the Jetta MKVI either. Really? The top selling VW car? Come on, Crutchfield.
Great Sound, Great Value Easy Installation!
Pros: Great Sound, Great Value Easy Installation!!!
On Crutchfield, 2012 Jeep JKU says db651s fits sound bar and 651 does not. This is incorrect. The DB651 does indeed fit, but you have get rid of the stock grill cover and use the polk ones. I did this, and painted it matte black, and it looked stock
Great Product At A Great Price. Don't Hesitate With Purchasing These Excellent Speakers For A More Than Standard Upgrade To Your Existing Factory System
Pros: Even Install, Great Balance From Lows To Highs.
Finished installing these earlier today, and I already love them! They replaced an older set of Polk's that had been driven hard for eight years and finally wore out, (model db650, bought here from Crutchfield back in 2005). These newer db651's are everything I hoped they would be. I have a 12-inch subwoofer, so I was unconcerned from the start about whether these Polks had good bass or not. Using the head unit's high-pass filter, I cut off frequencies below 80Hz to these Polks. Just love the warm tweeters! Marvelous! I absolutely love these Polks! The warmth of the tweeters is the very reason I bought db's a second time.
Pros: Clear and warm sound quality. Absolutely delightful!
Cons: Crutchfield's fit guide does not appear to be entirely accurate for my vehicle. I installed these in a 2003 Dodge Dakota club-cab. Fit-guide says these don't fit in the front door location. I think this might be true if attempting to re-use the Dodge factory bracket, which make the speakers protrude out approx. ¾-inch from the door's sheet metal, but it is not necessary to use the Dodge bracket. You can use the included Polk bracket or the Crutchfield supplied Scoche bracket and mount direct
These replaced front door speakers in 08 Tundra double cab. Hooked up to stock head unit. Much better, clearer sound. Now for the rear speakers......
Pros: Painless install, fit perfect, no surprises.
I replaced the last two of the rear stock speakers with these and the sound stage definitely sounded so much more improved. Vocal sound really nice and I can hear words I had never heard with the stock. String instruments definitely sound much better. Bass is not the best, but I do not expect much since I need to add a subwoofer for that.
Pros: Better vocals, string instruments; great price and look very sturdy and well made.
Cons: Not the best bass,
Easy to install and sound great!! Highly recommend installing an amp. I used the Alpine MRP-F300 and made my deck sound awesome! Highly recommend installing a sub if you don't have one already!
Pros: Easy install with the included parts and hardware.
Cons: None yet!!
I was a little hesitant on buying these as I figured crutchfield was just trying to sell polk and I was looking at another name brand but went ahead and ordered these. They came several days later and I installed them in my denali which was super easy. The music that came out was nice, crisp and clear so I am happy to have them. I have a factory amp and these speakers come alive. As everyone else has said if you want bass then add subs which I did and the polks complement the entire sound system. If you want great highs mixed with mids then buy these polk speakers you cant go wrong.
Pros: price, ease of install, and sound quality.
Recently I purchased a 2011 GMC Sierra truck. Unfortunately the stock speakers were so poor all music was muted and muddy. I knew Crutchfield could solve my problem and did so with the Polk db651 pair of 6 1/2 inch speakers that I installed in both doors. Highs are beautiful, mids are clear so the song words can be understood and the bass is nice and tight.
Pros: Installation instructions and all necessary hardware to install the speakers included. Nothing was left to guess at!
Easy installation and the speakers have a pretty good sound even with the factory radio.
Pros: Good sound and easy to install in our 2006 Silverado.
Cons: None so far.
Great sounding speakers for the money! At first i didnt like the amount of bass that they produced and was a little worried about it. Then roughly 1 month later they completely blow me away!! Alot of people seem to not know about a speakers break in time to really shine you need at least 80 to 100 hours of break in time and within that period do not turn them up past 3/4 of the volume if it is connected to a head unit and 1/2 way if connected to an amplifier. Trust me it is well worth the wait!!!!
Pros: Best 6.5 speakers for the money!!! Deep satisfying bass around 50hz and the mids are clean and highs are on the flat note (unlike infinity) which is the kind of sound i prefer!
Cons: The fact that we have to break the speakers in!!!
Great speaker and a significant upgrade to the sound. Did not fit the door, or the supplied adaptor kit. I would have had to use the speaker adapter to mount it on the separate adapter kit and that would have had to be modified to fit the car door I wound up modifying the original speaker/mount and attaching the speakers directly to that
Pros: Great sound. Decent price
Cons: Did not fit, supplied mount adapters did not fit. Took some energy to adapt original speaker/mount
These speakers sound so much better than the stock VW speakers in my daughter's 2011 Jetta that we may not look to install a subwoofer in the future.
Pros: Reasonable Price Excellent Sound
Cons: No real issues
These sound great! Good bass sound and crisp mids and highs.
Pros: Excellent replacement for my 04 Silverado
I got these along with the shallows. The site said that they would only fit up front. I took a chance and got the shallows for the back doors and was also able to get the adapters and wire kits. Sound is an upgrade. If u want bass get sub to go along. Not bad set of speakers though.
Pros: Clear sound
Cons: Not much bass
Good speakers and good sound in my 1990 Montero. Custom instal in front door.
Pros: Vocal sound good.
Cons: Low bass no good.
I installed these in my 2011 Chevy Silverado 2500HD Crew Cab. The speaker adapters and speaker wire harness connectors Crutchfield provides makes the job so incredibly easy! The master instruction guide from Crutchfield is awesome. Took me longer to take the door panels off then it did to install the speakers. The difference between stock speakers and these polks cannot even be compared. So much better! Also, I have a Alpine amp pushing these and they can handle every bit of power you feed them.
Pros: Great sound. Great quality Great Mid range
Cons: Wish had a bit more low end
Great sounding speakers
Pros: Fits in vw jetta 6 3/4 holes front and rear with out any spacers just have to drill 4 new holes simple
Great. Even marine grade. they have built in tweeters so if you looking for bass this isn't them. If you want to upgrade to a nice stereo these are great mids and high speakers. They are very loud and crisp.
One of my factory installed speakers died in my almost 9 year old truck. So I had them all replaced & professionally installed with these speakers. They sound great. I am not an audiophile but they sound 100x better than my original truck factory speakers...They fact that they are paired up with my none factory Sony explod head unit makes a huge difference..
Pros: Great sound.
Cons: Too hard to install them yourself
bought these polks to replace the factory speakers in my new kia soul. the difference is night and day, the polks handle everything the factory stereo can dish out. they sound great, good bass response clean highs, nice speakers.
Pros: great sounding speaker. if you can follow instructions and have basic tools its easy.
Cons: rear speaker bracket did'nt work with these speakers, mounting holes exceeded the diameter of the bracket.
I recently purchased a 2005 GMC Serria 1500 Crew Cab and the door speakers were shot. I decided to replace them with the Polk Audio db651 speakers and I couldn't be happier with my choice. The installation was fairly easy and the adaptors included made the speaker wire connections a snap. Just be sure to watch the video on YouTube first to make getting the door panels off eaiser. If you're not handy with a drill and figuring out how to adapt the front speakers to fit, you might want to get a friend to help. The speakers sounded a little flat at first but after a few days they sounded great. Good bass, midrange and treble. If the CD player in my stock radio wasn't broken I wouldn't change it. That will be my next project and I'll probably come back to Crutchfield for that.
Pros: Great sound
Cons: None so far.
For the money, the speakers sound so much better than originals! Crutchfield Team made this installation as simple as it can get! Very happy with the advice received on the whole audio setup!
Pros: Clean sound, all connections worked as advertised
Cons: Directions supplied were mostly helpful except the disconnecting of the door release cable bracket and electronic connectors for door locks and windows.
they work and sound great. it was well worth the money.
Pros: look and sound good.
Cons: none yet
The best Speakers EVERRRR!!!!
Pros: The Best
I got these to go with my JVC head unit in my truck and they sound great. I've had a lot of good experience with Polk DB speakers in the past and these were even better than I thought. I was expecting the bass to be non-existent or very weak, but they are very well rounded and actually thump a little depending on the music. (Your results may vary...it may just be my truck door cavity carries the low notes better than other car doors.) Of course the highs and mids are very good, which is pretty much a given for most Polk speakers and why I chose these in the first place. I bought some pioneer 6.5" speakers for half the price of the Polks to put in the rear just for fill and they sound crappy compared with the Polks. If I had to do it again I would probably get another pair of Polks for the rear, but oh well. That's what you get for trying to save money. Overall they are a great sounding co-axial speaker and worth the price. They are probably about as good as it gets for this configuration unless you step up to component speakerI would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a well performing speaker in this price range.
Pros: Great sound, well rounded, good value for the price
Cons: Don't like the grille cover design, but I didn't need them as they are behind the factory door panel screens anyway
This past weekend I replaced all 4 door speakers in our 2013 Kia Sportage with these units, and the improvement was definitely more than I anticipated. My wife is no audiophile, but she immediately noted the brighter and crisper treble, as well as the tighter, deeper, and more accurate bass response. With the 2013 Sportage, you do NOT have to use the "slim" versions of these speakers, and the factory head unit has more than enough power to drive them.
Pros: Excellent performance for the money
Cons: None whatsoever
Clear precise sound is my opinion of this product. A driver of this size is not capable of delivering a lot of bass, but neither is any other driver of this size. If you want bass you need to buy an apropriate subwoofer. As to the value, I cite the law of diminishing returns. You would have to spend a lot more for an incremental inrease in quality.
Pros: Accurate and a good value
Cons: None at this time.
Installed these in a 2008 GMC Sierra. They play louder with less distortion than stock speakers and the musical details are more pronounced. Cleaner sound with tighter bass response. Not more bass than stock but better bass than stock. Overall I'm pleased with the speakers. This was step one. Next will be the head unit and a JL Audio Stealthbox to complete the audio overhaul.
Pros: Clean, loud with tighter bass
I placed the speakers in my Harley Davidson motorcycle to replace the stock ones, and what a big difference. I thought I would need an amp but I didn't. The factory speakers were the problem, my radio just had to be unleased.
Pros: Love them. Also the tweeters swivel.
Cons: None yet.
Big fan of Polk, been using Polk speakers for years not one complaint. Bought these DB651 s for use in a boat (they are marine certified) and they sound great. I have two pair of these with a 4 channel 400 watt amp and they are great, even good bass for what/where they are
Pros: excellent sound quality-especially for the price plus marine certified
Installed with ease and sounds great paired w/Sony CDX-GT700HD.
Pros: Good Bass for a door mount (front)
Cons: unless you use the provided grills, you have to set the tweeter direction before putting the door panel on.
I can not believe what great sound is comming out of the Polk db651's......
These speaker's rock. Clarity, performance, power handling. We absolutely love them.
These sound really good in my 2000 VW Beetle. Admittedly they are a little weak on bass, but I also installed subs, so I wasn't really looking for much bass.
Pros: Great sound
Cons: Weak bass
The product seems good I searched for these using the factory radio as part of my search criteria; the speakers really need more power than the factory radio puts out. I'm not sure if I should return them or buy more watts.
Pros: great brand product looks awesome
Cons: Not really compatible wit the factory radio. Needs a amp.
I replaced my stock speakers in my 2010 GMC Sierra with these POLK's and I am very happy with the purchase. I also bought a pair of the shallow mount for the front. They are exactly what I wanted and I will add a sub later for more bass. I would recommend these to anyone.
Pros: Excellent upgrade from factory and buy one and get the second for half price was good also.
Actually was quite impressed...Bought baffles but didnt realize when ordering that they were are marine speaker so didnt use baffles and was glad since we stuck with factory radio they actually sound pretty good and the baffles would have taken from alot of the sound since it was an OEM radio and not much power output but very please with the bass and it still sits on 0 while treble is about 4 and this is was in a 07 New style Silverado and they dropped right into place
Pros: Sound great even on OEM radio and installed very easy
Was not sure what to buy for my 03 Nissan Frontier. I used the online chat and talked to Jenny. Told her what I wanted, the head unit I was using and the price limit. She was fast about finding what I was looking for. Actually kept the price well under my budget! So thank you! Overall this product is really good for not using an amp. I am happy with my purchase here. These came half off when I purchased the polk audio 5" for my rear doors.
Pros: Good sound and easy installation
I am going to share my experience with these speakers in my Nissan Versa 2010 SL. Like a many of us I had a question: Polk Audio db651or Polk Audio db651S? Ok I got them one of each pair. After 2 month of use them and switch them from front doors to back doors few times I can tell you that. Polk Audio db651 has a little more BASS but less MIDS and HIS and sounds great. I left them in the rear doors. Polk Audio db651S in the front doors has less BASS but excellent MIDS and excellent HIS. And compare sound to you old factory speakers you will start missing worm BASS you have from cheap paper speakers but now you have good clear sound. I call Crutchfield and after good advice I ordered and install small SUB under my seat Sound OrdnanceT B-8PT. It was my best investment for my car audio. Never wanted SUB in my car before, will never drive my cars without it. Very impressed and very happy. Thank you Crutchfield for recommend me that!
I spoke with a Crutchfield adviser and after I told him axactly what I had for a head unit, he reccomended the Polks. I was looking at marine speakers which were more money. Well I got them and installed them right away. Holy cow!!! The sound was great. I didn't even need an amp. This was last year I installed them on my open boat and they still sound great. I hose them down lightly when I wash the boat and it doesn't seem to bother them. Well, This new season I decided to change the head unit and also add a third set of speakers so I ordered the Polks again. I received them a few days ago and can't wait to install them in the boat. The four sound great with the new head unit so I know that adding two more is only going to make it sound even better. I trust Crutchfield with all of my car and marine audio.
Pros: Less expensive then marine speakers, Great sound without the need for an amp.
Cons: I don't have any!
Very happy with the sound quality of these speakers. Not quite as good at the Bose I had in my '03 Chevy Silverado, but pretty close.
I am a cheapskate with an Impreza, and I replaced the stock front speakers Polk mm651's and rear with Infinity 6032cf's. I am still using he stock head unit with no aftermarket amp or a sub. The Infinitys were clear in the high end, but had no bass whatsoever. Replaced them with db651's (I've had polks before in home systems and vehicles) and I couldn't be happier. Very full sound, even at the bottom end. I listen to rock (the who, zeppelin, kyuss, local h, blue oyster cult) and these handle that type of music well. If you're into rap, get a sub and the infinitys would be fine. If you're cheap and still wanna rock, these are great
Pros: good sound through full range
Cons: not quite the mm651's
It didn't have the bass i wanted. The factory speakers seemed to have more bass! Overall I'm a little disappointed that I wasn't "wowed" by the sound after installing.
Pros: Good crisp sound
Put these in my 2003 Maxima and they sound pretty good. The extra brackets Crutchfield sent me weren't even needed with my Maxima. It took me about an hour to finally figure out I don't need them, but after I realized I could use the ones Polk sent it only took about a 25 minutes per door (wire splicing). Would be nice if they could include a wiring harness that would fit the Nissan's, but it wasn't too big of a deal. Overall pretty happy with the quality of sound and all the stuff Cruthfield sent me. Thanks Keith for the advice! Next step is head unit!
Pros: Quality of sound.
Cons: Extra brackets Crutchfield sent weren't needed. Had to splice the wires in order to connect.
These are really sweet speakers. They replaced the stock speakers in my 2003 Maxima. The difference was nothing short of amazing. These speakers sparkle in the high range and have really tight bass. The stereo imaging is killer. They are mounted in the doors on my Maxima and are just awesome in that location. I had a set of three way Kenwoods in my 1998 Maxima. Those were great speakers, but these Polks are way better. No problem with the fit except that the holes in the mounting ring need to be enlarged slightly to match up with the factory holes in the doors. This is in the instructions. I wish that the Crutchfield kit came with a wiring adapter. It takes some time to cut out the factory plug and splice the wires. Make sure that you have some wiring connections or solder if that's your thing.
I matched these with the db651s for the rear doors of my GMC crew cab and I am thrilled to hear all the music. The drive is more enjoyable now that I know my hearing is not failing. Once again great speakers.
Smokin' deal on great speakers. I now own 3 pairs of the db651's. Clear highs, solid lows and awesome presence. Replaced the factory speakers in a 2004 Trailblazer and in a 2000 Maxima. I was blown away both times. Can't go wrong here.
Good clear sound
Great speakers for the price.Had to replace damaged Sony xplodes in my boat. Would buy again, but probably would have considered the low impedance Polk model if I had known about it.