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Polk Audio DXi 500
5" 2-way car speakers
Our take on the Polk Audio DXi 500 by Crutchfield's Jo Greene
Go ahead, circle the parking lot till your favorite song is over. Polk Audio's DXi Series speakers will make you want to hit "repeat" so you can hear it all over again. Polk uses a high-tech approach and ideal materials to give your tunes an exciting new edge.
Precision woofers showcase your music
The DXi 500 5" speakers feature 4" polymer/mica composite cones that are lightweight and stiff, so they can create a big sound with minimal distortion. Polk analyzes their drivers in motion to ensure that cone movement is even and precise. Polk also uses laser imaging to craft woofer cones that are perfectly balanced to resist distortion-causing resonances.
Silk/polymer dome tweeters broadcast sweet sound
Rest assured, you'll hear every detail of your most enthralling musical moments. Each 3/4" silk/polymer dome tweeter brings out the high-frequency highlights in your music, and a proprietary magnetic liquid cools each tweeter so you'll get clear sound and excellent long-term performance. From an intensely quiet acoustic pluck to the most exhilarating electric solo, it'll be a very entertaining ride.
Great sounding little speaker. Installed them in the rear doors of 2004 Frontier Crew Cab. Sound great.
Brian, Christiansburg, VA
What's in the Box:
- Two 5" Two-way speakers
- Eight 1" Self-tapping screws
- 8 Speed clips
- Owner's Manual (English/ Spanish/ French/ German/ Italian/ Portuguese)
- Online registration information
- 5" 2-way car speakers (pair)
- 4" polymer/mica composite woofer with butyl rubber surround
- 3/4" liquid-cooled silk/polymer composite dome tweeter
- Neodymium tweeter magnet
- built-in 2-way crossover network
- power range: 4-45 watts RMS (135 watts peak power)
- frequency response: 85-22,000 Hz
- sensitivity: 91 dB
- top-mount depth: 1-7/8"
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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Features and Specs
|Tweeter Design||0.75" Dome|
|Woofer Composition||Polymer/Mica composite|
|Woofer Surround||Butyl rubber|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter)||91|
|Sensitivity at 2.83 volts||N/A|
|Frequency Response||85 - 22k Hz|
|Minimum RMS Wattage||4|
|Maximum RMS Wattage||45|
|Peak Power Handling (Watts)||135|
|Top-mount Depth (Inches)||1 7/8|
|Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)||2|
|Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)||4|
High Efficiency Design: The Polk Audio DXi Series speakers feature a high efficiency design so less amplifier power is needed for more audio output, meaning better sound and more volume using less power.
Dynamic Balance Driver Technology: Dynamic Balance is a proprietary Polk Audio technology using laser imaging to determine what combination of speaker materials create the least amount of resonance. Eliminating resonance in speakers results in a wide, smooth response and low distortion.
Klippel Optimized Components: For a driver to reproduce complex sounds accurately, the cone must move in exactly the same distance and manner in both directions of travel. The Klippel distortion analyzer, a device that uses a laser and sophisticated software to do large-scale analysis of drivers in motion, lets Polk optimize the speaker's motor structure, voice coil alignment, and suspension to yield the best possible performance.
Composite Cones: Each Polk DXi500 speaker features a Dynamic Balance, polymer/mica composite cone woofer. These composite cones feature tremendous stiffness-to mass ratio. Lower mass means faster transients and finer detail.
Butyl Rubber Surrounds: For a smoother response and improved durability, the speaker uses butyl rubber surrounds.
Silk Dome Tweeters: Each Polk DXi500 speaker features a 3/4" silk dome tweeter for clearer, more accurate highs. Each tweeter employs a light-weight neodymium magnet for higher efficiency.
2-way Crossover Network: The built-in 2-way crossover network sends the appropriate frequencies to each driver for cleaner sound and better imaging.
Mounting: The Polk Audio DXi500 speakers fit in a standard 5" application (approximately 4" opening) with four mounting holes.
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