Polk Audio db651s
2003 Chevrolet Avalanche
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When temps drop into 20 degrees no bass until car warms up.
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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 db651s shallow-mount speakers feature 6-1/2" woofers made from a polymer/mica composite and durable rubber surrounds that stand up to heat and moisture. Liquid-cooled 3/4" silk/polymer dome tweeters use powerful Neodymium magnets to deliver precise high-frequency reproduction. With a 2" mounting depth, these speakers can fit into some tight places. 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. And Polk certifies their db Series speakers for marine applications, so they're a great choice for your boat, motorcycle, or ATV.
Priced per pair
fantastic performance even with the factory head unit. impressive build quality by polk. these exceeded my expectations to the point of possibly not needed to replace rear speakers.
chris, Hartsville, SC
Average Customer Review(s):
When temps drop into 20 degrees no bass until car warms up.
I bought this for a 16 Subaru WRX. The speakers fit great on front and rear doors. I powered four of these speakers with an Alpine KTU Power Pack with my stock head unit. The stock speakers sounded ok with the power pack and it had pretty decent bass for stock speakers. These db651's sound better than stock, but have less bass. So be prepared to either add more power or install a sub if you want more low end frequencies.
Pros: -Great sounding speaker for the price. -Straight forward installation.
Cons: -Not that good in low end frequencies.
fantastic performance even with the factory head unit. impressive build quality by polk. these exceeded my expectations to the point of possibly not needed to replace rear speakers.
Pros: easy install, fast shipping great sound
Great sound, quick and easy install with kit provided from Crutchfield.
Got these to upgrade the speakers in the roll bar in my Wrangler, and they have done just that. These things sound fantastic, lots of clear highs and mids with a touch of low end so there isn't too much of a gap between the speakers and sub. They also look nice and the fact that they're somewhat water resistant is great for when I have the top off of the Jeep!
Pros: Clarity, Highs and Mids, Looks Good, Performs Well
I replaced factory GMC Canyon front door speakers. These Polk audio speakers produce crisp clean sound that will blow away any factory speaker. I use an aftermarket head unit and no amp so I can't speak to the bass performance. That being said ,the bass was an noticeable improvement over the factory speaker.
Pros: Sound quality
I wanted to replace the stock speakers in my 2016 Nissan Versa, and decided on the Polk speakers, due to the impressive tech specs and the good service I've had with some Polk home speakers I've had for many years. I've always been impressed with the Polk sound and the quality of the materials and craftsmanship Polk puts into its products. When these speakers arrived, I was not disappointed. They lived up to my expectations. They were easy to install and they sound great, paired with my Rockford Fosgate P300X2 Punch amp and Audio Control LC2i line output converter. (I wanted to save money, so I only replaced the front speakers, which only required a 2-channel amp). The only downside I can report, is that the extreme high frequencies seem to be a little harsh, and the bass could be more prominent. These shortcomings may have more to do with me using the factory head unit and less with the speakers themselves. I plan on installing a sub, soon, so I'm not that worried about the missing bass.
Pros: Quality materials and craftsmanship. Overall good sound. All-in-all a good value for the money.
Cons: Extreme high frequencies seem to be a bit harsh. Could have better bass response.
These speakers sound incredible. They are a huge upgrade to the sound bar speakers in my jeep. They doubled the output without an exterior amp. Highly recommended!!!!
The highs and mids were definitely more clear than the factory, but the lows are non-existent. The factory radio just doesn't have enough power to push these. I will add a head unit and amp to see if I get better results, and update.
Pros: Price. Fit.
Cons: Lows lacking with factory head unit.
Nice clear highs and mids but bass is practically non existent. Reinstalled the factory speakers until I get done with my subwoofer install then I'll try these again. 2007 Chrysler Aspen
Pros: Great sound
Cons: Bass is really lacking
Awesome sound good bass, very clear, will buy again in the future, very pleased
These speakers sound great. Much better than the stock speakers.
These speakers sound great. Clarity at high volumes with stock receiver, no amp. Fit perfect in my Jeep Wrangler Unlimited sound bar.
Install was super easy and speakers sound amazing. Highly recommend.
Great speakers for the money. Replaced stock front door speakers with these. Used the suggested wiring harness and installation kit. Clean
Easy to install speakers. This was my first time upgrading a car system. Prior car had an upgraded audio setup. These do exactly what I want them to do. I'm 35, I'm not looking for bass thumping that can be heard a block away. Instead, just want a good, crisp sound for driving around town. These do exactly that, combined with fatmat and some mdf, life is good!
Pros: Very nice, crisp sounding speakers. Instant difference over factory. Not overpowering, not deep in any particular focus area. Has a pleasant sharp bass.
Cons: They don't really favor a particular sound per se. They definitely have a sharp thump to the bass, but not anything that's too extreme or able to discern the intricacies of heavier sounds.
Replaced the front & rear door speakers in a 2004 Dodge Durango with the stock Infinity system. Plug and play job completed in under 2 hours and they blow away the stock speakers that had actually fallen apart
They are a perfect fit in the stock locations in my 2001 Jeep Cherokee XJ. I am powering them with an Alpine KTP-445U amp with the lower cut off at 60. My bass comes from a powered subwoofer, RF Punch P300-10. I love the sound. No complaints at all.
Pros: Perfect fit in my vehicle. They match up nicely with the RF sub.
Cons: I got nothing
Easy installation, and sound great. I put them in the front and rear doors of my 2007 Chevy Silverado.
The speakers themselves work beautiful... certainly better than the blown OEM speakers.
Finally got these installed in a Honda Ridgeline and fit like a glove with the included adapter. The sound is so dynamic compared to factory, should have done it a long time ago. Works great with a factory radio.
Pros: Works well off a factory radio power. The tweeter brings the highs to life.
Cons: None so far.
i bought these speakers to replace the front door stock speakers, not to impressed with the quality of them them i was expecting to get more bass out of the aftermarket but made them much worst
Pros: crisp vocal sounds
Cons: no bass at all
These speakers are excellent! They fit perfectly into my Jeep Wrangler sound bar. The amount of sound they produce is outstanding. I would definitely recommend them to anyone with a Jeep.
Pros: Amazing sound Fair price Weather resistant Crisp, tight sound
Cons: If you hate fun or great sounding music, these speakers are not for you.
These speakers rock, put them into the back of my xt. cab 04 Chevy Colorado. The sound is superb.
Pros: Easy install, great sound....highly recommend.
Great upgrade over stock speakers!
Nice improvement over the stock speakers. Not amazing, but they produce clear quality sound at a good price. I'll be buying a second pair for my rear doors.
Good sound ,easy install,great value
One of my front factory speakers blew out so I needed a replacement. After reading through a number of reviews, this speaker set seemed to fit the bill regarding customer satisfaction and value. After installing the speakers, I am very happy with their performance, but I believe the installation instructions could be better. I had to go online to some 4runner specific sites to get better instructions on removing the door panels, and it would have been helpful to know that I would need connector spades to attach to the speaker wire. Overall, I am very satisfied.
Pros: Good sound Good value
Cons: Incomplete installation instructions
I wanted to upgrade my stock system in my 2004 Chevy Silverado but being a car audio novice I was soon awash in confusing tech data and specification charts. Tim, my outstanding Crutchfield sales rep, suggested the pairing of the Polk Audio db651 with the Kenwood Excelon DPX592BT. Everything came in one box with great instructions. I must admit, these Polk Audio speakers looked so sharp, I contemplated how I might surface mount these speakers just to show them off! As soon as I completed the straightforward install, I cranked up my favorite jams and was instantly satisfied that I had been well advised! The clarity is unbelievable! My truck is an extended cab model, so I had also placed a pair of Polk Audio db461p's in the rear panels. I elected not to install an amp or subwoofer, so I will not be shaking any lugnuts off the wheels, but the music has a very high quality reproduction for my modest investment and it is plenty loud! Thank you, Tim, for the guidance and great suggestions and thank you Crutchfield for outstanding customer support!
Pros: Sharp design, quality materials, amazing reproduction of sound.
Cons: Haven't found any yet. Still tweaking.
Great sound, even greater value.
Pros: EZ install, great value.
Pros: perfect fit I bought 2 pairs of them. Sound Awesome great bass and midrange.
It has been a week now since I installed these speaker. They need a good week or so to break in as all speakers do as these in particular sounded way too treble strong and no mids but after some brake in time I have noticed the mids are finally getting stronger and sound better. The highs tamed down a bit but are the dominating sound of the speaker. The bass is fine with me, it sounds very good, deep, controlled and blends nicely with the mids. I don't like a lot of bass as I am an audiophile and like my sound as natural sounding as possible but again I really don't need a sub unless you like a lot of bass then you will need one. I will say that I find that these speakers bring out the detail of your recordings especially high end recordings. They are very good with classical, Jazz and acoustic Music/New Age. I find myself looking forward to driving for this reason as my Windham Hill CD sounds amazingly detailed and nice. I like hearing the remastered down loads from my iPod and phone as it sounds very good. some radio stations sound good to me others sound bad the crank up the highs and lows leaving a very un-natural sound. so it depends on your musical preference. I am giving it four stars as the highs can be a little dominating at times. All in all I really do enjoy these speakers.
Pros: Built in cross over, bring out the detail in good music recordings. Cooled tweeter.
Cons: The highs can be a little strong at times.
These sound awesome and easy install into a 2002 civic.
Perfect sound and fit
Pros: Can handle a good amount of power
I've had great experiences with Polk in the past and was surprised by the not-so-great sound quality I got from these speakers. Bass was good, highs were shrill...
I just installed my new Polk db651s last week. I love the crisp refreshing they produce especially compared the the original factory speakers. The factory speakers sounded ok but the new Polks are awesome. I've always enjoyed buying my electronics through Crutchfield. Their support is second to none, plus they provide the " extras" to make installation easy. My answer to installing new speakers is patience. Taking apart the rear deck area of my Nissan Sentra was a pain but with the step by step instructions Crutchfield provides it wasn't bad at all, again, patience! Overall I throughly enjoy the quality sound my new Polk speakers produce.
Pros: Great quality sound. Well built product.
I went through all stages with these speakers starting with them alone on the factory head unit. Then came the rockford fosgate p300-10 followed by a pioneer nav unit pushing 14w rms over 4 channels. That setup sounded really good but they seemed drowned by the sub so in goes the Polk pa660 at something like 70w rms over the 4 channels at 4ohms and WOW. Now thesr tiny things are drowning my sub. Upgrade the sub to the JL audio 12" powerwedge and POW! Balanced system! (Still gonna add the rockford back in for kicks!) Anyone who says they're junk has no idea how to make them thump and scream...cuz they WILL
Pros: Incredible sound for the size and price and the marine grade is a major plus.
Cons: I'm getting a little 'bright' ness out of them but don't know if its the amp or head unit or a bad cable yet(still working on that one)
Speakers no better than stock. Installation kit didn't fit. No connectors or information on correct wiring. Overall, a total waste of time and money.
Cons: A lot of work for negligible improvement in the sound.Crutchfield response on July 5, 2016 Whenever you encounter a problem with anything you purchase from Crutchfield, especially a situation like this, please contact our Tech Support team. They can either help you get these speakers installed and working the way they should, or help you return them for an exchange or refund. Purchases from Crutchfield can be returned or exchanged within 60 days of the purchase.
Awesome speakers for the money. I decided on these after reading reviews on Crutchfield and other websites. Couldn't be happier. They sound great in my jeep wrangler
Pros: Easy install Sound quality Value
perfect and clear audio
I was a little skeptical on how a slim speaker could handle any sort of bass or mids, but this speaker does not disappoint! Within seconds of swapping one out and doing a test from left to right, the clarity was amazing and it handles volume well too! I would recommend this to anyone who is looking to upgrade their stock speakers!
Pros: Clear Sound, Crisp Highs and Bass, Compact, Inexpensive
I've been a long-time Polk Audio customer, beginning with a pair of their RT10 towers for stereo listening and home theater (still have them). I've since used their speakers in two vehicles (so far), all with satisfactory results. These are the nicest units I've purchased yet (haven't gone to components yet). They have great mid bass and midrange performance, albeit I'm sure they will really shine once I Dynamat my interior. They handle power well (only using the power provided by my Pioneer AVH-X3800BHS at this time) and put out plenty of volume with clean sound and no distortion. As others have mentioned, bass extension isn't exciting, but consider that bass reproduction is largely dependent upon the efficiency of your door acting as an enclosure and most vehicle doors are so full of holes that it's not possible for a speaker to perform at its peak without adding some form of sealing/insulation, in which case I'd expect the low-end performance to increase significantly. Drivers need back-pressure to move the volume of air necessary to produce significant bass output. Take a subwoofer out of its enclosure and see how weak it sounds; these are no different and a door is a lousy enclosure from the factory. Nonetheless, I have a Bazooka BTA8100 in the rear cargo area filling in for deep bass reproduction and these blend nicely with the sub. Build quality is great and installation straightforward. I also like their marine rating for long-term durability.
Pros: Power-handling capabilities Marine-ready rating and design Good value with good sound
Cons: Wish the tweeters could be positioned/adjusted
I went with the Polk due to my home theater system being Polk. I did not want to search for another brand so I had no problem choosing Polk.
Pros: Highs are good and clear, mid on my truck is not good. Maybe I don't have good insulation.
Cons: The bass is not there at all, you must push the speaker to getgood bass out of it.
fit good and sounds good
Best speaker for a low price
Pros: Great sound in my jeeps role bar. Took 5 mins to install. If you have a factory jeep speakers in your jeep role bar. Do yourself a favor and replace them with Polk.
I added the 651s's from Polk Audio through Crutchfield to go with the 521's, and the 1000 watt amp! This was a labor of the love of music. Ford did great with the Mach system, the sound was great, but the big screw up was not letting you change the head unit without a total rewire!!! After the rewire and installation of the new amp and both sets of speakers......OH how I love driving my Stang around!! The only thing lacking is the bass. I have ordered the Bazooka 10" sub. I don't need the overpowering bass, just something to enhance the listening experience! Can't wait to get that and install it too!!
Pros: Marine rated speakers are best for your convertible! The sound is fantastic! Crisp Highs, and Mids!
Cons: Lacks the oomph of the bass, but you can get that covered with a good subwoofer!!
These are a great set of speakers. They sound awesome for the amount of money I dropped on the I have them in all 4 of my doors and they sound so awesome. Highly recommend the product to you.
I love my Polk's. Super easy install. Solid speaker with clean sound.
Pros: Deep, clear sound. Great construction. Music that you can feel in your soul. Worth every penny.
Cons: None, absolutely nothing bad to say.
Always liked the plot speakers and these did not disappoint
Speakers great replacement for worn-out factory speakers. Install easy and information details with kit very easy to follow.
Pros: Polk has good sound for inexpensive.
With Crutchfield expert advice, chose these speakers to replace OEM in my 2001 Surf-burban! Fit perfectly with brackets sent also, no drilling! Sound awesome! Another Crutchfield HOME RUN!
The speakers sound awesome and are a great replacement for your old speakers. The sound is crisp and clear and the price is definitely a good deal. They are marine speakers as well, which should help prevent water damage.
Pros: Crisp, clear sound Good price
These speakers are great! You can't go wrong with the quality of Polk sound.
Pros: Sound quality, durable, and affordable!
Cons: Don't have one!
Great speakers. Easy instal and they sound great. Much clearer and more bass than I could get from the awful stock speakers.
Pros: Great sound, easy instal, marine certified so you won't have to worry about those leaky gm doors that ruin your speakers
Great sounding speakers, and I would definitely recommend Polks in the future.
Cons: The covers that come with the speakers are very hard to install. Also you cannot use the foam o ring if you want to put the cover on. The screws should have been longer.
I'am very pleased with the polk audio door speakers i recently purchased
cool speakers, great sound, easy install. One thing... the site did not say they are marine rated but in the box it says they are. Even better! Amazing clear sound and bulit proof!
Pros: Easy install, great sound and well made!
I picked these speakers because of relatively good reviews, previous satisfaction with Polk speakers purchased from Crutchfield, and they were on sale. I was initially disappointed with these speakers. They were very quiet and lacked bass when compared to the stock speakers they had replaced. I thought seriously about returning them. I know from what I have read some speakers benefit greatly from an amp. I have no plans to install an amp. I had heard that some speakers require time to "break-in" so I decided to wait awhile (and remain optimistic) before making a decision to send them back. I shifted the fader to the front to create a more even sound throughout my car. I am noticing the speakers are louder and now demonstrate a fullness when bass is present. These qualities were lacking initially.
Pros: Speakers sound great now.
Cons: Adapter wires provided by Crutchfield were not long enough. This was made known to me at the time of purchase.
I thought the Bose speakers were very nice, and actually they were until one finally blew. These installed extremely quickly once I figured out how to mount them. I was surprised by just how clear they were next to my old speakers. The mids and highs are great, and they have a nice punchy kick to them that compliments a small sub that came with the car. You won't get extremely low bass but you'll get amazing clarity and attack. Everything I have played through them sounds twice as clear as it did to my ears. At 69.99, $35 a speaker I feel like I got an amazing deal. As always Crutchfield is a great company when you need a little support.
Pros: Clarity, attack
These sound great. Happy with them
Pros: Small size for limited space
Cons: The small Connectors where a little flimsy and I had to be carful when hooking up the terminal.
They sound great, much better than stock door speakers that were beginning to fail, would highly recommend for 350Z owners.
Fast Shipping. Easy install with included brackets and harness. Sound is amazing. Polk Audio doesn't disappoint!
Nice sound for mids and highs, not so much with bass, but the speakers are not designed for bass, the inline capacitors signify that. I wouldn't buy them for stock replacement without added bass, but wound not shy away from them for mids and highs.
Pros: Mids and Highs
Sounds so much better then the stock ones, they fit right in the 5" hole plug and play.
Pros: Great quality and sounds good!
Great for front speakers, especially being driven by the amp
Very easy install with the free install kit. The sound is awesome compared to the speakers that were installed prior to my ownership. I am planning to replace the rear speakers with the Polks soon!
Pros: Easy install and very good price.
Replaced all 4 stock aging door speakers with these bad boys and they work great with my old Kenwood receiver. Sound quality is typical of Polk Audio speakers, well balanced mid/hi. Also installed the Sound Ordinance powered sub under the driver seat to take care of the lows and the result? Speakers work in beautiful harmony and they don't drown each other out. Sound is amazing for what I spent on this upgrade. Clear and crisp sound with just enough punch without annoying other cars at a traffic stop. If you're in the market for speakers, consider the Polk Audio db651s but manage your expectations appropriately as they will NOT satisfy your bass craving. That's what a powered sub woofer is for.
Pros: Solid build and design like any other Polk Audio products. Clear, crisp sound
Cons: Spacers Crutchfield sent did not fit in either of the door speaker holes. Had to trim each spacer to make them fit which made my install time a lot longer
Outstanding OEM replacement. And, if you just want to improve over stock GM door panel speakers (the worst in the auto industry) these are a dramatically noticeable improvement. The price is right too.
Pros: Super easy install. Solid bass stock GM speakers don't have. Makes the GM head-unit sound 100 times better.
Cons: Holes didn't match precisely on back doors. Not really an issue with the speakers - more an issue with the replacement mounts provided.
Recommended by a professional installer for my truck. Great speaker for the price.
Pros: Good sound for a slim speaker.
Great sound ...Great Value!!
Polk's db651 s are amazing. I bought my 2015 Jeep Wrangler and man does it ever have a terrible factory oem sound system. It does have a soft top and there was no way I would have been able to hear anything this summer. I was looking at the kicker's being from Ok, and Rockford Fosgate's since I'm a child of the 90's and thats what was cool then. Can't speak for the quality of either Kicker or Rockford Fosgate, but I can tell you I am glad I went with the Polks. I live chatted with Crutchfield and they suggested these. Super easy installation with the plug & play Metra 71-050 Speaker Wiring Adapters and Scosche SAC-656 Multipurpose Speaker Mounting Brackets. Both of which were free with my order. Added some Dynamat to the speaker pods and some polyfill. Hooked everything up and sounded better but still not great. Ended up installing an alpine KTP-445u to push the polks and now I'm happy.
Pros: Clean design and great quality. Crisp treble and good mids. Easy installation if I can do it anyone can. I suggest hooking an amp up to them to help get the watts up for a better sound.
Cons: None so far.
I just added them to my factory radio so I'm not really using them to there full potential. Never the less they sound great with my factory equipment.
Pros: easy to install
Cons: installation instructions are a little vague in some areas.
A good replacement speaker for the stock Honda Civic rear deck. Not too hard to install but does take some skill to remove the seat and trim panels in order to access the speaker location.
Pros: Good price. Quality sound.
Goos ahallow mount speakers but need an amp to power them
Pros: Shallow fit and great highs
Cons: Need an amp to get solid lows
This is a amazing front speakers that barely fits nicely into my truck. Installiation was super easy and took less than half an hour for both sides. Worked with the pioneer radio I got and no issues so far.
Pros: Fits, clear, good design, got antoher set that was smaller that works just as well for my rear seats, and easy installiation
Cons: Could be better but they are great for 60$ (little bass)
great sounding replacement speakers used with the stock radio. adequate bass with a balanced full spectrum sound. No need for tweaters with 4 of these installed.
Pros: balanced full spectrum sound
Cons: some users may want to add a sub. but its still a good thump for bass.
Awesome sound ! should have done this years ago ! Going to order some for my other vehicles !
They sound much better than the stock speakers in my 06 civic. There really is no bass so unless you have subs then these are not for bass but they sound great with my 12's. Highly recommend for highs and mids.
Pros: Vocals, mids
Cons: No bass
Thru recommended by your support staff, it provided a much clear enhanced sound. Very satisfied.
Easy to install with the directions provided
Great product made better by Crutchfield. Very easy to install and sound great!
Very easy install. They blow the factory speakers out of the water!
These were replacement speakers from the factory set of 4. Since it is a economy car, I also purchased baffles to get the best sound possible. I would say I am moderately satisfied. Better then the factory, not as great as expected given the other reviews. Crutchfield was amazing. Shipping, instructions and such were spot on. Perhaps I'll top grade again in the future, but for now - cie la vie. Caveat Emptor.
Pros: Highs & Mid are crisp and sound great.
Cons: The bass is sub par. At any increased setting you will get distortion at least for any type of dance, techno, or BPM music.
Bang for the buck, these are a great set of speakers. I would highly recommend them to anyone who likes clean and clear audio at a relatively inexpensive price. I installed four of these Polk db651s speakers with the Sony MEX-XB100BT head unit in my 2006 Chevy Trailblazer. This Sony head unit has a bass boost feature which essentially pushes 100 watts to each speaker (when bass boost is OFF the speakers get about 40 watts per speaker and it is a noticeable difference). I also have a pair of 12 inch subs with an amp, so between these four polk speakers and the subs I get a loud and full range of sound from the music I listen to (which is a wide variety of music - pop, rap, country, jazz, classical, etc. If you are considering 3 way or the component speakers like I did, my decision to go with these came down to the fact that these 2 way speakers had reviews that claimed great sound quality and were going to be a better value in the long run. So far those reviews have been spot on. My guess on any of the negative reviews that have been posted for this product is that those people did not provide enough wattage to these speakers. Because of the Sony head unit I have, I've heard them at both 40 and 100 watts. I can easily say you will want at least 100 watts going to each speaker. Lastly, Clarence from Crutchfield was great when I called in to make sure I wasn't missing anything and he had the same opinion on this product as many of the positive reviewers on this product
Pros: Extremely clear/crisp highs due to the hi/low filters attached to the speakers. Mid range is decent for 6.5 inch speakers when given enough watts (recommend minimum 100 watts per speaker). As many reviewers stated this is not a sub woofer so don't expect thumping. Speakers fit as Crutchfield stated they would (a car audio business did the install, said it went without a hitch). Overall the speakers are excellent value for the price but definitely recommend 100 watts per speaker at a minimum.
Cons: Two things I will comment on. 1) For good quality and relative loudness these speaker definitely require more watts than 15 to 55 watts per speaker that your typical head unit provides. 2) Some reviewers have stated that the high end frequencies are too high for them. Depending on your hearing, I could see how some people claimed this but I personally don't fall under this category and am very pleased with these speakers so far (full disclosure I have only had them for a week and a half now).
Much better than the OEM speakers.
Pros: Easy installation.
Great for stock radio.just use 4 wire ties instead of mounting bracket took about 30 seconds
I installed our old sub woofer (from our 2007 Elantra) into our 2014 Accent to see if the added bass would breathe new life into the system. I still wasn't satisfied, so tried these Polk speakers - what a difference! The sound is much clearer and dynamic - a very noticeable improvement. Installing the speakers took longer than anticipated, as I wanted to make sure the job was done correctly. The Crutchfield team makes it easy with their instruction sheet that is very detailed and model specific. You won't be disappointed with these speakers - much improved over factory - makes driving the car fun!
Pros: Very clear and detailed sound, well built and fits perfectly.
Cons: None that I can think of.
Shipped and arrived really quick, packaged well, install took no more than 30 mins for both sides. Easy peasy plug n play. Much better sound over stock, but waiting on an amp to really bring out the speakers. Great for the price!
Pros: Inexpensive Great sound Perfect fit
Cons: Not so much bass, but waiting on an amp so that could change easily.
I bought these to replace my stock Bose speakers and am glad I did. The highs are much more defined and clear and the bass response is superior. I've used Polk Audio in almost every application you can think of and am never disappointed. I'm not so much of an audiophile that I need to spend the big money on Focal, but not so naive to think I would be happy with the cheapest option out there. Polk Audio always seems to be exactly where I need to be for price and superior quality.
Pros: Price, sound quality.
Theses speakers are slim and fit as expected. I am driving th she speakers with a Pioneer DEH-8700h and I was some what disappointed. The power out from the head unit did not have enough power out to drive these speakers unless the volume was turned up past 3/4. Since the initial install I have updated my system and added a Blaupunkt 55 RMS amp and a Sound Ordinance powered sub. Now we're talking the db651s have the power to them to drive the speakers so the bass is there and sounds great
Pros: Price Fit Quality Sound presence
Cons: Need some power to drive them
Great quality, definitely need a subwoofer with Polk speakers though. They have amazing highs however the lows are not the greatest.
Pros: Excellent highs
Cons: Need a subwoofer for the lows these are not good speakers if your looking to get any type of bass
The speakers sound great and for a great price
Pros: Easy fit and connection. Took 15 minutes per door!
full sound, that carries up from doors
Pros: easy installation nice sound
Great sounding speakers at a decent price. Had to do some minor modifications to mount them, but wasn't bad at all
Pros: Great sound Fairly easy install Comes with all the parts you need
I replaced the factory speakers with these. It was a huge improvement! Music is so much cleaner. I actually hear things that previously were not produced with the factory speakers. These produce great highs and mid range. I am using the factory radio so they may produce more bass if I replaced the head unit and add an amp. I also replaced the factory 8" sub at the same time but didn't add an amp for it either.
Pros: The speakers are great! With the adapters provided by Crutchfield the front speakers went right in. Using the rear speaker adapters I had to do a little customization to make this work.
Cons: None I can think of.
Good upgrade to factory speakers. Good mids and highs compared to the basic factory system in the front doors of my 2015 ram with 8.4N radio. Speaker adapters and wiring plugs made install simple.
Pros: Easy install and good upgrade to factory sound
Cons: None really
These are amazing speakers that fit in my 07 Charger with brackets Crutchfield included. They sound great! Even with a factory radio, highs, mids, and bass drastically improved. I can't wait to amp them!
Pros: Highs are the best part of this speaker. The mids and mid bass are above average and sound great!
Cons: Bass is a tad lacking, but that should be expected in a shallow speaker.
For the price the sound is amazing. My Crv is sounding sweet.....can't wait until I upgrade factory head unit.
Pros: Priced great, sound is wonderful....
Cons: Cons?? Very simple...... NONE!!.
These are great speakers for my rear door speakers in my 2002 Silverado HD2500 Crew Cab. I've been a fan of Polk Audio for almost 30 years. These didn't disappoint. Crutchfield also went above and beyond. While installing the first set of speakers I ran my screw gun through the cone of the speaker. When I went to purchase a 2nd set I noticed that it said it fit my truck but I needed a bracket. The first set didn't come with a bracket. I asked the CS rep on chat about it and he arranged for the replacement of my damaged speakers and sent the right bracket - NO CHARGE. They even cross shipped. I was ready to buy a new pair, told them it was my fault, but they replaced them anyway - WOW!
Pros: Sound WAY better than the stock speakers and CS was over the top
Excellent upgrade on my factory speakers. Easy install.
Pros: Good sound
Put these in my 2013 Jeep Wrangler and it was a perfect fit!
Very easy to install
Pros: Great sound
Cons: Needed to drill one hole
I bought these speakers to replace the speakers in my 2002 GMC Yukon and they worked perfectly. The front door install was incredibly easy and took about a half hour after I had already gathered the tools required. The back door speakers fit, however, they were much more difficult to install because the bracket included did not fit the door very well. I ended up having to screw the bracket into the door and then screwing the speakers to those with separate screws that were not intended for it.
Pros: Sounds good. Very easy install.
Cons: The back doors required more thought and effort than anticipated.
Excellent factory replacement. Clear highs and punchy lows. Glad they have built in crossover caps to filter unwanted frequency.
Pros: Excellent factory replacement sound.
Cons: None so far.
I installed one in rear door of a 2008 Titan. I compared the sound from one side with the Polk to the stock speaker. The volume and bass of stock speaker was was much louder with good bass. I removed Polk speaker and sent them back.
Pros: Good quality speaker tweeter was great. Power amp is needed.
Cons: Very low audio compared to stock. Not enough bass.
Great product! The sound is crystal clear
I have a 2006 Honda Civic. I bought the car a couple years ago with the front speakers already blown. Recently, the back right speaker blew out, and left me with no choice but to look into speakers. I don't know anything about cars, but I went online, talked to Ringo, and he attached a list of speakers that would fit my car and everything I needed to install. He recommended these speakers, and the results are fantastic. Super easy to install. Again, I don't know much about cars or stereos, but it was very easy. And the sound quality is excellent. I have no complaints at all. Now, my opinion might not be worth much to you, since I'd be driving around with one back speaker for some time, and had heard music in the front speakers for the first time when I installed these. But I do find the quality to be excellent. Love the product, love the easy to install
Pros: Easy install, great sound
Absolutely outstanding sound quality! I can now pick out every nuance of sound! Outstanding highs and mids with a decent midrange punch. Don't buy these if you want to rock a lot of bass out of them though ( which you should never do with 6 1/2s), that is not what their forte is. Just make sure you've got or are planning to get a sub and I promise these will not disappoint! Excellent quality for the money!
Pros: Excellent highs and mids, build quality and sound clarity
Cons: None really, except if you were wanting to crank the bass up on these. But don't do that. Not what these are built for.
I really liked these speakers. The old speakers that I had in the pickup were pretty shot when I purchased the pickup years ago and never went around to purchase new ones. They were easy to install once I figured out a few things and they sound so much better. Not as much bass as I would like but a fantastic addition at a great price!
Went in with minimum effort. Blow`s factory speakers away with clarity.
Pros: Went in easier than stated. Fit with very minor alterations of door mount in my 02 Honda Accord.
Great speakers, great product. I needed more screws and tabs to move the speakers tighter and they shipped them out immediately at no charge. Great company to do business with!
Pros: Great speakers, great company
I delivery of the product was very fast. The master sheet is Ok for the instructions. Back to review: PoldDB651s: Sound quality is quite better as compared to the stock speakers. But, for this to understand you don have to be an audiophile instead just by the look of the dbs you can make that out. The speakers are good for high and better for Mids but worst for Low(Bass). If you are planning to change these just for the sake of getting the stock ones out then it is OK but if the purpose is for enhanced listening experience then have some bucks extra for upcoming changes. I connected these to the HU already available so I am not sure how would they sound with the amplifier but from what I assume they wont better in the low section ever. Definitely they would go up more on Mid's and High's on high volume but who wants that on high vol? Generally speaking the Low are the ones that are expected to thumping with balanced sound. To do these do as I did: Order a subwoofer immediately before you get more frustrated with the low bass sound. I would suggest ordering a Powered subwoofer which can stay in the cabin allowing you to balance the sound properly. Specially for Civic 2006 Coupe: Firstly the rear speakers are pain in the butt. The space is extremely less. To pry the top cover in rear dont forget push the panel above reason being the clips that hold it. To get them out dont pull towards you instead apply force vertically. Finally I guess the overall quality & sound is go
Pros: Crisp High, Good Mid, balanced sound. Better built quality as compared to stock ones.
Cons: Poor performance on bass. Distortion on high vol which I assume can be removed by connecting an amp and external sub ofcourse.
Great product and performance. My installer loves the brand!
Pros: Performance Price
So far these speakers sound great.
After replacing stock radio with Pioneer receiver, thought adding 4 new speakers to my 1999 Jeep Cherokee would give me all the power and sound I needed. But when I turned up the volume to about 30, the radio powered off like it was over-loading. Checked all the wiring then called Crutchfield and was told that I probably needed a subwoofer--that my system was under-powered. They recommended a Sound Ordinance powered subwoofer (they liked it and was popular), stating that it would meet my requirement of fitting under my passenger seat, but they were wrong. I did my own measurements and bought the Kenwood KSC-SW11 at eBay for much lower price. Fits perfectly, and there are good metal grounding locations there and holes for vents. Installation was easy, and sound was good, but receiver still powered off when I turned the volume up. Noticed it was worse on hot days, and fan/AC controls got hot to the touch. Googled this and found that my blower fan was failing and causing some high heat on the dash temp controls. Bought a new fan, and BOOM, no more radio cutting out at very high volume! Love Crutchfield, but you guys were wrong about everything, including stating that 6 1/2 speakers wouldn't fit the rear ceiling. I will say that bass was definitely lacking before adding the subwoofer. I don't listen to anything boomy, like Rap so don't need to rattle the windows, but the Kenwood will definitely vibrate all the seats and doors! Don't even want a newer SUV anymore!
Pros: Clear, clean highs and mids for voice and acoustic instruments. Very easy install that "even a girl can do". Ha.
Cons: Thin bass and mids.
Excellent speakers bought four!
Pros: Superb sound!
Cons: Mounting kits for my car took extra mods to fit, after installed though I was very happy.
Installed these in my 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited with the factory Alpine system. This upgraded system stinks! I knew I needed some aftermarket speakers. Crutchfield made the install super easy after it came within 36 hours of the order (we are pretty close to their location). Anyway, I added some polly fill to the empty sound bar and WOW, these make a heck of a improvement even still with the factory head unit and none of the other speakers touched, I am pretty satisfied with these, and will probably order another set for the dash. Props to Crutchfield for including everything I needed.
Pros: Relatively inexpensive, easy to install, marine rated, clear highs and full lows.
Cons: Mid range is just okay
Great improvement in sound in my 2012 Subaru Outback! Well worth doing. Crutchfield instructions were clear and accurate. Holding the new and old speakers in my hands, what a difference. No wonder the new ones sound so much better.
Pros: Installation went fine, sound is terrific!
Cons: Nothing really.Maybe it could have been mentioned that the speaker adapter rings go with the front speakers, no need for them on the rear. But that does become self evident once you get into it.
Opted to go the 6.5" route after finding out that the Kicker 6x9's I ordered for my 2008 Ram didn't quite fit (the ever elusive fourth hole!). The supplied adapter plate made it a an exact and airtight fit with foam gasket material. Wasn't expecting this much improvement in every catagory! Super tight midbass punch with frightening clarity. Even when using with the factory head unit the difference is amazing. I was worried about a loss of bass but after break-in that all diminished. My bass, midrange and treble settings are all set to flat now. Worth every penny.
Pros: Build construction and clarity
Cons: Supplied hardware although stainless steel was a little cheesy. Wound up using the hardware supplied with the adapter plate to mount the speakers.
They are a good price and sound really good. The installation was difficult. The door panel came off as the instructions showed but the speaker was too large for the adapter plate. The original screw holes were covered by the speaker and needed a lot of grinding to make the access and a relief for the screw heads. A 5.25 inch speaker would have been installed with no modification. I called customer support and they explained that "they" should have explained that when I bought them. The screws supplied could not reach the adapter plate. I was surprised by the number of issues from a large supplier.
Pros: great sound and price.
Cons: Installation could have been a lot easier. Supplied adapter plate screws were too short to reach the sheet metal nuts.
Nice price for excellent speakers, I'm using them in the back seats of my toyota tundra
Pros: great sound for the price
Cons: None at this time
Pros: they fit and easy to install
Cons: they have to warm up I live in Minnesota and if temp is below zero they dont vibrate till truck warms up
I purchased these speakers as direct replacements for my wife's car, Subaru Baja sport. They are shockingly good. The sensitivity allows the stock head to preform very well. One could lose hearing in this car now, with stock speakers you had to run level 8 to hear them level 4 starts to become uncomfortable now. They are very clean sounding good mid-range and highs. The lows are much better than expected. The separation of sound is very good for this type of speaker. I really cannot say enough about them. Just a few years ago you would have to spend $500 to $800 for this kind of sound. Add the marine rating and you have real winners!
Pros: Ease of fit. Great highs and mid good lows for this type of speaker.
These are the perfect upgrades to any factory speakers. Polk audio makes some of the best and quality speakers systems period. Goes well with my redone sound system and I highly recommend.
Pros: Great sound quality durable design Comes with a foam sound deadner for aftermarket adapter to eliminate rattle
Excellent speakers !
Pros: Great price
Replaced front door speakers with these Polk db651s. I've been a Polk customer and owner since 1983. There's a reason for that. Polk makes a good product. When I buy something for a fair price and it does what I expect it to do, I'm happy. These Polks were fairly priced and produce a good sound. I'm happy with them.
Pros: Quality speakers which produce a good sound for a fair price
Cons: Had to cut the plastic pins in the door mount to get speakers to fit. This does not affect the security of the speakers' mounting. The Metra 72-9300 wiring harness is not an exact match to the car's harness plug. It mates, but the plastic tab on the car's plug has nothing on the Metra plug into which it can lock. Friction keeps the plugs mated, but I taped around them with electrical tape just to be sure. Also, harness is too short if car plug kept connected to door. Not a problem, though.
3rd set I've purchased wouldn't even think of another brand. Awesome sound and price you won't be disappointed!
Good sounding speaker replaced factory in 2000 Silverado.
Pros: Glad it came with brackets and wiring so it just plugged right in.
Got 2 pairs. For front and rear doors of my 06 Baja. Install wasn't too bad. I recycled some of the bezel from the factory speakers to assist in the install; generally worked out well.
Pros: Sound Great! Price pretty good too.
Cons: can't think of any.
These are probably some of the best improvements in sound for the least price. Relatively simple to install please remember that one of the mounting brackets inside the sound bar of the jeep wranglers is longer than the others make note of this as installation is easier when you remember which one of these to orient to.
Pros: Great price good improvement in sound certainly much better than the bass speakers
Cons: installation instructions were somewhat generic please pay attention to the one mounting bracket that is longer than the others within the sound bar the adapter cables were easy to use and a huge asset
These Polk Audio speakers sound very good, a serious upgrade over stock speakers. Some say the bass is not very good and others say it's great; which is correct. They both are. A 6.5" speaker physically can't produce bone rattling base, I don't care who makes it. These speakers produce a tight well defined mid-base, which is what they are designed to do. I plan to add a sub-woofer later. However, these Polk Audios do a good job of producing clean, well defined audio. The highs are crisp without being harsh, the mid and mid-bass are very good.
Pros: Good accurate sound.
Excellent preforming speaker. Sounds great in my 04 Silverado.
Pros: DB651 Polks sound beautifully rich and clean. Just what I wanted.
These speakers were given to me as a Christmas gift by my daughter. I am a frequent visitor and buyer of Crutchfield products and would like to give you guys and gals kudos. This was an excellent fit and the brackets and wire harness made the install smooth. The only problem I had was I didn't receive the MasterSheet. Since I had never done this before,there was a slight learning curve. My buddy and I figured it and in the end all is well. Speakers sound great and I am happy. Well done Crutchfield. One favor, can u send me the MasterSheet just so I can have a copy. Thank You again.
Pros: Excellent fit, right hardware, great sound
Cons: noneCrutchfield response on December 30, 2015 We're sorry to hear that you had some difficulty with the installation. We send out the vehicle-specific installation instructions ahead of the order (as an attachment to your shipping confirmation email) so that you can familiarize yourself with the installation requirements before receiving your order. We emailed another copy of the Mastersheet to you, and if you ever run into any problems during the installation, don't hesitate to call our Tech Support team. They're standing by, seven days a week, and their help is free, as a benefit to our customers.
Great sound for the price. Crutchfield was awesome with selection advice.
Instructions and using installation kit were perfect. Ironically the speakers that came out were cheap 6x9 with a special frame. The kit provided with the spears matched to the car. Very simple install. Speakers sound great to partcularly driven by factory unit.
Pros: Clear sounding speakers, wiring harness adapter worked well, and kit fit great. Install time for both doors about 60-90 minutes
Factory speakers were blown and these are a nice upgrade for the price
Pros: Clear highs
Cons: Bass was not as expected. Having rear speakers with good bass response is a must to balance the sound throughout the car.
Excellent choice to upgrade the speakers in my daughters Ford Fiesa.
Pros: Sound Quality & Sale Price - Awesome help from Crutchfield to select and provide easy install instructions
I love these speakers. Great sound improvement over the factory speakers that came with my car. I want to drive more so I can listen to music in my car.
Pros: Clear highs and mids
Cons: Weak on the bass side, but then again that's what a woofer is for...
Got them for a 92 Honda Accord. Great sound without breaking the bank
Pros: Great Sound
Sounds great. Big Difference compared to stock speakers. 1 speaker came "broke" but called Crutchfield and they took care of me.
nice speakers, much better than stock
I installed these in the back doors of my truck with some reservation because they were "shallow mount". I was pleasantly surprised at the richness and clarity. Polk Audio comes thru again for me.
I had my driver side door speaker go out and bought these to replace both front door speakers. My Liberty has the OEM Infinity stereo, I have always liked the way it sounded, good deep base. With the install of these, no more base. I bought them for the 50hz low rating vs. others at 70hz and above. If you have a sub, there is probably not a problem, they sound good and clean, the base they have is tight and you can turn them up without any signs of sloppy sound, they stay clean. Just not the deep base I was hoping to keep. Buy the MB-Quart ZK1-116 (20-20,000hz) rating.
Pros: Good clean sound even at elevated volumes.
Cons: No base below ~80hz
Great replacement for my 2006 Monte Carlo factory speakers.
Pros: Crisp clear sound
Good quality sound decent base good mid and treble
Pros: Good sound good price
These speakers fit great and sound terrific!
Sound Great! Much better than stock speakers
Pros: Sound and fit great
Installed into a 2013 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited: The speakers are good, just be sure to make sure the little capacitors that are on the back side of the speakers are not loose, they come loose pretty easy. So what I did was used a little silicone caulk to hold them in place, I would suggest doing this even if they are not loose. Also the mounting brackets Crutchfield sends for free are terrible. They work ok for the front but not for the rear sound bar. The best thing to use for the rear sound bar is the metal bracket that the factory speaker is actually made of. What you do is cut the biggest part of the metal ring of the speaker away from the speaker (this destroys the factory speaker but you end up with a solid metal ring you can screw the new speaker to. This makes for a solid mount.
Pros: Speaker sounds good!
Cons: Mounting brackets from Crutchfield are flimsy and crack easily.
Fit and sound great, thank you to the sales advisor at CrutchField.
Pros: Fit perfectly in my 2015 Jeep Wrangler
Cons: None so far...
Bought these to install in a 2000 Tacoma access cab after listening to the DB651 speakers at best buy. I had to buy slim speakers due to the limited space so options were very limited. I knew i would lose some bass compared to the not-slim version of the speaker, but didnt realize it would be such a difference. Overall though i am satisfied with the purchase. The clarity is great on these, just lacking some bump in the low range.
Pros: great clarity for mids and highs slim fit
Cons: lack of bass
Sound clear! After some modification to factory "fill plate" in place of tweeters these fit perfectly in my Nitro. Plenty of excess wire and installation options. I think if I had to do it over again I would chose a different tweeter given my vehicle, by no means is it the tweeter itself. I just believe these are better suited for a vehicle with tweeters being placed in a deeper dash location compared to the lack of depth I have in given the Jeep windshield so close to the driver, or shallow dashboard. I was able to adjust to sound decent with Polk db641s.
Pros: Sound clear and easy install
Really happy with the sound from these speakers. They seem well built to endure the abuse a car speaker will have to encounter. It's amazing the sound quality you can get for your dollar these days. I feel these speakers were a very good value for the money I spent. I put these speaker in my doors before upgrading my rear deck speakers, and the sound improvement was remarkable.
You have everything you will need; well built speakers guaranteed to fit your vehicle, instructions (with pictures) that are easy to understand and connectors that fit so you don't have to cut or change your vehicle's wiring. The sound from such small speakers is incredible. The Polk Audio db651s front speakers separate instruments and vocals so everything is so crisp.
Pros: Quality speakers that put OEMs to shame; the sound is amazing. Easy to install and everything fits. You can also call and talk to an actual human being.
I replaced 4 factory speakers in my 2013 Honda Accord, which were OK, just not very good. I was looking for a little clearer highs, and some added depth. I had no illusions that I would be creating a "thumping" system - for that I will need a powered Subwoofer. These coaxial Polks gave me exactly what I expected in terms of a quality speaker system - a nicely rounded out sound experience. Since my son was helping me install these speakers, it wasn't hard at all :-)
Pros: Nice, crisp sound. Great price.
Cons: The included installation instructions fall a bit short. I reccomend using You Tube to research your install.
I don't know if I had bad luck with my speakers, but they were really lacking in depth. Didn't sound too great in my 2013 Silverado.
Pros: Easy to install. Relatively inexpensive factory speaker replacements.
Cons: Really lacking in presence.
Easy to install, all accessories fit like a glove. Speakers produce great sound quality.
They fit my Grand Caravan.The sound range is good and they are loud.
Pros: Fits,good sound range and loud.
The speakers sound clean and clear. The efficiency is much better than the factory speakers that were replaced. My install was an 07 Trailblazer. The website said fits with adapter. That was an understatement. When I did a test fit of the adapter and speaker into the housing on the car door, I knew there would be cutting. I called Crutchfield to confirm my thoughts and the tech service said, yes, it looks like a tight fit. I proceeded with lots of cutting and some drilling until I got the speakers installed. I did not expect to spend several hours doing the install, as the website stated fits with adapter. I have had much easier installs on other cars I have owned.
Pros: Speakers sound great and are very efficient.
Cons: Fit with my vehicle was difficult.
These were perfect to replace the stock speakers in the doors. 2 sets of these, one for the front doors and one for the rear allowed a simple install with no modifications required. I coupled it with the Kenwood Excelon DPX791BH and even with the stock amps and the typical road noise issues with the Element, these are amazing and all I need. The installation has my son saying, "Wow, these speakers sound really good, Dad." - I think he is angling for the car in a year or two....
Pros: Perfect fit. Largest speakers I could find for my Honda Element without cutting into anything.
Purchased these speakers for my Toyota Tundra 2002. Matched them to a Clarion Cx 501. I was frankly disappointed about the difference or lack thereof from my 20 watt original speakers by Toyota. I'm not sure why that is since I was advised to purchase exactly these speakers with the particular Clarion head unit I already had installed. The improvement with the head unit from the previous head unit was significant with the factory speakers. I was simply hoping for an even better improvement using the Polk speakers. I actually replaced all four. I wish I could give these speakers a better rating.