2004 Volvo V40
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Speakers have built in tweeters that protrude out from the speaker which is no good but the speakers sound fine for the money. Overall a good value.
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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 DXi525 speakers feature 5-1/4" 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.
Speakers have built in tweeters that protrude out from the speaker which is no good but the speakers sound fine for the money. Overall a good value.
Seabass, Jacksonville, FL
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Speakers have built in tweeters that protrude out from the speaker which is no good but the speakers sound fine for the money. Overall a good value.
Speakers sound awesome. The install was easy.
Pros: Price and quality is great.
I have 4 of these installed in my bike fairing. They are clean looking and sounding as well. The sleek black covers conform nicely to my fairing.
Pros: Sound great, low cost, marine grade.
Installed the Polk Audio DXi525 speakers in my 2002 jeep. They sound much better than the OEM speakers.
Pros: excellent sound, easy install
Power comes in small packages with this great speaker.
Pros: Flat profile easy fit.
I bought these for my girlfriends cobalt and the sound is fantastic, Crutchfield sent everything we needed for a quick and easy install, 5/5!!!
Pros: Great sound Easy install
Cons: Cobalt has a tendency to rattle due to the awesomeness of the speakers!
Great sound. High quality Speakers. Great price. This model has been replaced with a new model.
Pros: Good sound. High quality speakers.
Cons: Grilles are very hard to install once the speakers are in the holes. The grilles bend/ dent very easy. Ended up using the stock grilles.
Easy to install in Wrangler soundbar. Great speaker for the sale price. Haven't put them through the paces (Early Metallica in the Wrangler at highway speed), but a clear improvement over stock.
Very clean sound crisp highs. Great sound even at high volume. Installed in a 2005vw gti. Big upgrade from the stock midbass woofers in the rear panel. Eventually well go with the 6.5 inch version for my front door. Great price.
Pros: Sound is clean and crisp Shallow speaker Marine approved
Cons: No speaker wire
if you are looking to replace your stock speakers these are perfect, don't hold a lot of power but so long as you are just looking for an upgrade and better sound, I highly recommend them
Pros: polk audio, what else to say, sound is awesome. easy to install with crutchfield kit
Cons: cant crank em if you are like me, but they do sound good...
Upgrade rear vette convertible speakers. Excellent results.
Outstanding sound !!!
Pros: The sound is great , big step up for my SUV.
Cons: None at this time
GreaT Speakers For The Money. I Don't Expect Much Bass With Any 5 1/4" Speakers, But These Have Very Crisp Highs And MiDs. FiTs Well In My 99 Blazer With Brackets. Thanks Polk!
Pros: HigHs And Mids Are Crisp
These speakers are a great value. The provide a sharp look and provide a good sound level, even inside my soft top Jeep Wrangler. They install easy and the only thing they could have a little more of is bass, but then again they are only 5.25". Great service and fast shipping from Crutchfield make them worth it!
Very good upgrade replacing the standard speakers
Pros: Mids & highs are Crisp & Clear
Cons: Do not expect any bass from these speakers
I bought two sets of these to replace the stock speakers in an '06 Durango. I recently ordered and installed a new head unit that was not sounding too good on the old factory speakers. After installing these speakers WHAT.A.DIFFERENCE! The speakers deliver great highs and mids, with enough bass to round out the sound. The tweeters are on a swivel, which allowed me to direct the sound from the door speakers up to head level. With the wire harnesses and speaker mounts shipped free with the order, installation was a breeze.
Pros: Great sound Easy installation with Crutchfield's directions and free supplied mounts and wire harnesses.
Cons: none, I am very happy
Great replacement for my 20 year old factory cones. Originals had deteriorated badly so any new speaker would have resulted in major improvement. However since I had recently replaced rears with Polk cones, the DXi525s were logical choice. Net result is incredible return to great sound. Very satisfied with quality of the Polk speakers.
Pros: Great sound for the price. Wiring adapters were a big plus.
Cons: Had to remove front door panels and cut out plastic speaker housing in door to fit speakers. This was forewarned in the installation tips but instruction sheet did not detail panel removal in sufficient detail. Suggest they update instructions to show locations of mounting pins in door panel.
Great sounding speaker for the money, especially since I got these for half price. Fit perfectly with the adapters in my daughters 2006 Honda Civic.
Pros: Sound Quality
The price is very reasonable for such crisp and clean sound and the speakers sound excellent with both receiver power to amplified power for a custom system!
very nice overall sound. these replaced the blown out door speakers in a 2004 Mustang 40th Anniversary GT. the car came with the Mach 1000 factory installed audio system, so what you actually hear coming out of these Polk Audio speakers are low to mid frequency. they are just fine for that. the door-sill tweeters are in good shape, and the trunk is full of amps and subs.
Pros: got these on the ding 'n dent special for a good price. they arrived w/o a scratch! only the box had a dent in it. they don't break up, even at high volume. the only distortion is the amp clipping when turned all the way up. everything fit perfectly. what an awesome deal.
Very nice speakers for the money. Separation is excellent, clarity is very good. I know some people said the bass was weak. I don't think that's an issue. If you're looking for door rattling bass then you probably should be looking for something bigger than a 5 1/4". The one negative I've experienced is distortion at high volume. My Kenwood head unit goes up to 35, I start getting distortion around 32. I like loud music and 32 is higher than I'd ever go, just to put that in some perspective.
Pros: very clear good sound great price
Cons: distortion at high volume
Good deal for the price.
Pros: Good high end.
Cons: Limited bass.
These speakers are way better than the factory ones. I have a 07 civic si which has a decent system, I finally had a speaker blow and replaced with these. I ordered 5.25 inch speakers, factory were 6.5 I did loose a bit of bass out of them but the highs and mods are way you better. No I have to replace the rest of the speakers!!!!!!. I was amazed at the quality and weight difference the stock ones were soon cheap looking. I may upgrade the fronts back to factory size in future and do deck speakers as well. The install sheet was great and easy to follow good pictures. The install was pretty simple and brackets worked well and speaker adapters were awesome. No cutting and splicing. Would buy these again non problem.
Theses speakers were installed in the front of my convertible to replace ones previously blown. They handle the power well and sound great. Recommend them highly.
Pros: Good sound Handle power well
Cons: none so far
great sound for the price, good quality product
Pros: easy install, great price
Marine certified, direct fit replacement for my '05 Wrangler LJ. Easy installation, good sound clarity overall, but did not have quite as much punch as I expected. Still, would definitely recommend as the value is still there.
Pros: Direct fit replacement, good value
Cons: Mild bass distortion at medium / medium-high volume levels
Installed in a Chevrolet 1500 pickup.. Awesome Speakers. Husband loves them..He said that they are very good upgrade replacing the standard speakers
Pros: Crisp Clear
I put these into my jeep tj. I didn't expect much but I am very limited on space. I cut the low end out and am just running mids and highs. They scream!!
Pros: Marine certified!! Crisp loud
I got these to replace the stock speakers in my motorcycle. They are a big step up from the stock speakers. The true test won't come until the snow and ice melts and I can see what they sound like at highway speeds. In the garage they're great.
Pros: High quality at a good price.
Cons: Can't think of any.
I initially used these speakers with my civic stock head unit and they sounded like a tin can. Next I upgraded to a double din pioneer head unit and the sound became so so. Finally I went full system and decided to get an amp and wow! No complains. Very smooth sound and pleasant to listen to at quiet and loud volumes. Excellent speakers if you give them the proper juice.
Very easy install in my 2006 Jeep Wrangler. Great improvement over factory speakers! Crisp and clear sound!
Pros: Clear sound, very loud with little distortion
Cons: None so far!
Great for price
Pros: Fit and sound
These speakers are great, a definite step up from OEM. With the install kit provided it took no more than a half hour, then the girlfriend's truck has been thumping tunes ever since!
Pros: Great sound, loud, easy install
Great sound for the price, but the speaker aren't louder than Toyota highlander cheap factory speakers. The built of the speaker looks heavy duty and built with excellent materials, I was expecting more sound coming out the speakers but not less than the factory speakers built with cheap materials.
Pros: Nice and rich sound, you can definitely hear music as is meant to be hear
Cons: speakers don't reach a louder sound than factory car's speakers
Got'em for my Son's Jeep, already have them in mine. Great sound, & Great Price, Perfect for Jeeps
Pros: Easy to hook up & great sound
good speakers, improved clarity, quality and bass response. since stock grills were broken I had to modify the included grills to fit, no big deal just some time with a 3" wheel on a die grinder to trim 1/4" off the outside rim, fits perfect and looks great since you cant see the cut because of the recess in the sound bar. Other than that super easy install. good upgrade from factory 10 year old factory speakers
Pros: improved clarity, quality and bass response good price
Cons: could make grills slightly smaller for easier install
they are marine certified and it is pretty nice upgrade to the stock speakers i had on my motorcycle. can't be wrong with the price these going. i can now hear the music even at highway speed.
Great replacement. Sounds great. Fits well in door.
Great sound and fits like they said.
Pros: Great sound
great product, great price
Pros: easy install
These are great sounding and very clear door speakers for the price.
For the sale price, this is a bargain. They sound good except they are a little harsh at high volumes. The highs and bass are OK but I think the mid range is below average. If you like very loud music, I suggest looking elsewhere. If you listen to your music at medium to low volumes, then I would recommend them. Would I buy them again? The answer is yes. Would I buy them at the regular price? The answer is probably not because the mid range is below average and I prefer speakers with good highs and midrange sound.
Pros: This price will get you cheap speakers but they don't sound cheap.
Cons: The mid range is below average but acceptable.
These are great little speakers for the money. I bought these because I heard "rattling" in my door speakers. They sat in the trunk for 2 weeks before I installed them. Crutchfield supplies everything you need to get these installed. They even included wires with the factory plug on one end and push terminals on the speaker end so I didn't have to cut my car wiring. Shipping was lightening fast as usual and I am again a totally happy customer. Nice work guys (and gals)!
Pros: Perfect fit, great sound. I am totally happy with these! The website said I would need some sort of a bracket to make these fit, but they fit right in place and bolted up fine with no other brackets.
Cons: My car has tweeters built into the door that were wired to the original speakers. I didn't get a wiring adapter for those, but these speakers have a separate tweeter built into them anyway, so I didn't bother to hook up the door tweets. They sound perfectly fine as they are.
These speakers are the bomb. So much I am ordering a second pair for the rear. I love my suv again. Like advertised I will sit in my suv listening to music due to the pleasure of sound to me ears. I am very sensitive when it comes to sound. The ranges are awesome and paired with the pioneer fxseries stero I purchased I am in heaven again.
Pros: Ranges sound easy to install
Great product. Sounds so much better than the stock door speakers, even with Pontiac's stupid open-back enclosures. The tweeters are also slightly directional and can be aimed towards the listener. Great midbass and treble definition. These really excel in acoustic guitar. Also keep in mind these are slightly too big for a 1995 grand prix and I was only able to screw in 3 screws.
Pros: Great warm sound Easy install
Cons: Didn't quite fit in my doors, but thats my problem. I made them fit.
All around excellent, balance, bass and highs, great upgrade from stock unit. Very happy with my purchase.
Pros: Would recommend to a friend......
Very nice sound. Installed in a 2000 jeep Wrangler. Very little bass
Pros: Clear sound easy installation
Cons: Very little bass response
I paired these (in the sound bar) with Polk Audio DXi460 (in the dash). I was pleasantly surprised by the change from my stock speakers - they were 13 years old. They play louder before distorting (I'm sure the new head unit helps with that) and have a better range. They do leave me really wanting to add a sub, but alas, in a 2000 jeep wrangler, with as often as I'm using it with the seat out hauling what little I can, I don't have the space or inclination to to uninstall and reinstall a sub.
Pros: better than stock
Cons: not enough bass
Really enjoyed these Polk audio speakers. They rock!!!!!
I installed these speakers in my Jeep Wrangler to replace the stockies in the overhead sound bar. Speakers are very crisp and give a really detailed sound quality. I mixed these with a pair of the DXi400 4" components for the dash. They match great. After I got everything dialed in with the head unit, there's no obvious difference between the two. Just a focused auidio image. I'm not sure how they handle low end on their own, as I have a 8" Bazooka tube for all the low end. But, when I crank everything up there's no distortion and loud enough even with the top and doors off.
Pros: Easy factory replacement with included/added wiring harnesses. Clarity. Economic value.
Cons: These are advertised as 100% fit for the wrangler but there's a little bit more work than plug 'n play... The sound bar in the Jeep Wrangler TJ is designed in such a way that original grills must be used. I had to shave some of the plastic off the back of the stock grill for them to fit properly. Might work fine without this step, but there will definitely be pressure on the built-on tweeter grill.
These speakers was a huge improvement in sound quality over the stock speakers
Pros: Ease of installation
Great all around speaker at a great price.
Pros: Sound quality for the money
These speakers can easily handle all the power that my deck puts out.
Pros: Look great, sound great. Good tweeters with built-in crossover, and the tweeters can be adjusted to point in different directions.
Cons: Could not use the included speaker grills, so had to use my stock grills (although I knew this when I bought them - the Crutchfield website stated so).
I have a difficult area to fit rear speakers in the narrow package tray in my 1939 Chevy Hot Rod. These fit the bill perfectly and sound great along with the larger Polk Audio DXi650 in the front Kick Panels. All (4) speakers are efficient and can provide a lot of volumn to overcome the loud car, wind noise and loud exhaust driven ony by the Alpine 18watt RMS CD/AM/FA/iPod head unit. I am running a 200w JL Audio Amp & 10" JL Audio subwolfer in the trunk to produce the low end and it a great combinitation.
Pros: Directional Tweeter really makes a difference and the efficiency eliminates the need for a power amp
Cons: The Speaker grill make the speakers a little more difficult to install because the plastic grill frame must be screwed in with the speaker. The wire mess grill is a friction fit into the plastic frame and is subject to distortion and denting.
Great sound for the money. Fit right into the current spot and with the included wire harnesses I was done in 15 minutes.
Great speakers, they were super easy to install, but make sure to point the tweeters at you!!!! I forgot to do this and I put my door panel back and and have yet to take it off to aim the tweeters. Sounds better than my stock speakers. They fit in my 2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GT perfectly. I only wish I could use the speaker grills it comes with, but sadly you can't do that with most cars.
Pros: sound great easy to install works with stock stereo. fits well in car
Cons: none so far
Good Speakers with Good sound. I didnt expect much from these speakers as far as bass and i was right, but i didnt get them for that reason. they have good Highs and mids that are very clear and precise. I can barely notice a difference compared to factories at moderate volumes but they make the difference at high volumes in my jeep cherokee. easy to install and crutchfield sent me everything i needed to complete the job. these are 5 1/4 " speakers please dont fool yourself thinking you will get bass out of these. looking back i would have gone with a slighty cheaper pioneer speaker because all they are really good for at this size is Highs and mids.
Pros: Good sound and well built
Cons: Could have went with a cheaper speaker from another brand and got the same result.
Bought the speakers on sale for my 94 Camaro, received them very quickly and they came with a speaker adapter harness and speaker mounting brackets. Very easy to install, probably took half and hour. Speaker sound is way better than stock speakers and i plan to buy another set very soon to install in the front.
Pros: Cost, Sound, Ease of installation
I have also done a review on the Polk DXi 460p(4"x6" 2-way plate style) and as I said there, extremely pleased with what I bought. These are going in a 2001 Jeep Wrangler(TJ) and for the most part, this Jeep is topless regardless of weather, so the Marine cert was definitely a deciding factor. The speakers they were replacing are the same size style(5.25" 2-way) Sony Xplod, in which I stated in the other review as well, that I've never been a fan of the quality of sound coming from the line from the get go. $20 more on ANYTHING normally sounds 10x's better. Needless to say, once I installed them, a definite improvement in sound come about. However, they're still being ran off the cheap little Sony Xplod deck, which if it weren't for money at the moment, I'd have ordered an Alpine deck along with the small plug-and-play amp for all four speakers. It will happen, but not in the very near future. As I've also stated, once I get the few items missing from having this system complete(Deck, sub box(yes, I just have 2 10's sitting in my room now with nothing to put them in) amps for ALL the speakers and appropriate other little things I want to make this as complete as possible), I'll post a video if it lets me edit this and do so. If not, look for another post with the YT link. I also used the XTC baffles on these as well. Not going to cut more than a small slit to fit the wires in as once they're on an amp, they'll be cutoff so they don't have bass going to them.
Pros: Even over another brand's aftermarket speakers, these sound WAY better than those and I can only imagine the factory, especially for a 12y/o Jeep.
Cons: The guy that had the Jeep before me cut the rear(soundbar) harnesses off, which means I couldn't use the one supplied. However, he used the correct size connectors on both sides, so it was still a plug-and-play affair when it come to this.
Polk really knows their stuff! They know how to build a quality speaker with great sound and these are no exception!!
Pros: Great sound Good value
I wanted to change out my factory system and speakers on my 97 Jeep Wrangler. Lets face it basically driving around in a tent. Based on the advice of the rep. I went with Kenwood KMM-100u Media Receiver and the Polk Audio DXi 400's and 525. I am writing one review for all three products at once. I did the install by myself (with a couple of call into the tech line to make sure I was not going to far off base. Word of advice get the install kit. It is a wise investment. The overall installation I spent another $30 but that due to the wiring mess I found once I took the receiver out and had to some splicing. No way Crutchfield could have seen that one coming and yippie I have new volt meter, zip ties and a bunch of butt splices. DXI400-30+ mins The front speakers went in now problem the install kit worked perfect. DXi525 - 1 hr + The Roll Bar speakers were a bit a trick due to having to hold the speaker, the grill frame, placing the spacers, screws all while going up and having only two hands. First one was the learning curve and the second one when in pretty quick. All said and done they looked great with the grills on. KMM-100 3+ hours to finish This is just a media receiver. The uninstall of the old system (previous owner had an Alpine) was simple. Getting the new on in took a few hours as I had to make a parts run and splice everything together from scratch. Hooked the battery backup and was good to go.
Pros: Recommendations really worked for the vehicle in question Easy install for one person - Tech support was great to deal with questions I had Instructions were basically spot on The sound difference is remarkable - At 70 mph on the interstate everything is clear and sounds great from music to audio books Looks good in the vehicle
Cons: None at this time on the speakers
These speakers are an amazing upgrade from the stock speakers in a 2001 Ford F-150. I can now hear certain nuances and details that were previously unheard in my OEM. If you are upgrading from stock, I can personally guarantee you won't be sorry.
Pros: Absolutely great midrange and highs. Exceptional.
Cons: Can't really call it a con, but as other users have mentioned, it is not a bass beast. Its what you can expect from a 5 1/4" speaker.
I bought these as replacement speakers for the OEM in my 94 Civic, front door 5.25". The OEM speakers had NO foam surround left and were terribly distorted at even low volume levels. Highs were ok, but any bass would rattle and ruin the music. The Polk Audio DXi 525 are amazing, and not just because the last speakers I had were bad. I bought them for their high sensitivity knowing that I will only be using a JVC Head Unit to power them, and they have not disappointed: very LOUD! Clea, crisp, and a nice addition to the Polk Audio DXi 650 is bought to go with them. NOTE: Crutchfield originally specified that these would not fit behind my stock door grille, but I purchased anyway expecting to have to do some cutting and was very pleased to find that there is plenty of clearance in my 94 Honda Civic sedan. Hopefully Crutchfield will change their specs because these speakers are a great fit!
Pros: loud, inexpensive, easy to install, clean sound
Cons: as much bass as can be expected from 5.25" speakers
Installed these in my front door panels, and they were a very nice addition to my stereo system. For their size they produce great sound, an unexpected bonus was the marine rating which hopefully means they'll be more durable than some of the other options out there.
Pros: Solid build, good sound, marine rating
Cons: A template for installation would be nice for us not putting speakers in a stock location.
Great job with all the products I purchased for my 1997 jeep, everything you provided me was accurate and fit my jeep. Easy to install and great customer service. Thank you
Bought these speakers to replace the stock ones in my 2004 Rubicon and they sound great. I used speaker adapters to change the front 4x6's to 5.25's also. They sound very clear and do not get distorted at higher volumes. You would need to add a subwoofer if you don't have one already if you're looking for deep bass. They pair great with my factory subwoofer ,which needs to be upgraded here soon, and my Kenwood reciever. All in all, very happy with my purchase of these Polk speakers!!!
Pros: Easy set up...with the crutchfield provided harness it took no time to install. Both the soundbar and front dask speakers were a breeze.
I want to say these speakers are great, however there just isnt enough Bass. if i increase the Bass i get to much distotion. Maybe i missed a step durring the install. is there something i should know about installing these into a sound bar? I just replaced the fronts with polk hoping to gais some base, ( now having all Polk speakers) and there wasn't any change. Freainds and Family notice the lo performance of these speakers and thats why i'm on here.
Very good sound with adequate bass in a speaker this size. Love them.
I previously purchased a Kenwood system as a replacement for the failing and already pitiful factory sound in my Wrangler. It was better, clearer than the original, but very tinny sounding - grated on my nerves. Just adding two of these Polk speakers in the sound bar made a HUGE difference. Some of the reviewers here say the speakers have weak base, but I found it to be MUCH better than the factory sound and the Kenwood speakers. Across the entire sound spectrum, these Polks are warmer, richer, and provide so much more nuance than what I'm used to. I'm hearing sounds that I never heard before. The same volume setting on my system gives me louder and clearer sound. I gave these speakers a five star rating for VALUE and superb sound quality. I will listen to more music now and love it!
Pros: Absolutely GREAT sound for a reasonable price.
Cons: The metal grill that protects the speaker is a pain to install. Be careful, line it up correctly and it still may bend while being installed. Very irritating!
This was installed in an old convertible - not a great environment for critical listening, so I can't comment on sound quality. But for the price, I'm happy. It's not obvious that the tweeter is not exactly on center. If you install the speaker so that it's rotated 90 degrees, the grill has to rotate as well.
Just plain awesome. There Polk Audio.
Pros: There Polk Audio, need I say more.
Very well built and sound great! Very clear and clean sound.
Fit and finish ok, sound is worse than factory speakers, I ask for somthing to go with the factory radio and was told these were great fit. They fit good just poor sound, base buzzes bad . Highs are clear
Pros: Good highs
OK product. Very good price.
Pros: Price. Ease of installation.
Cons: No bass.
Installed speakers in doors of 2007 civic at same time doing dynamat. Only marginally better than the stock speakers. More sepertion, better treble, but a bit thin with moderate mid range and limited bass. Okay for front doors and stock player but would consider poor choice for rear speakers or upgraded player/amp.
Cons: Very limited bass
Fit perfectly in the soundbar in a 2001 Jeep Wrangler. Need more speaker in a Jeep. Distortion comes in at around half power on a ALpine receiver. Shipping with Crutchfield is phenomenal. Ordered one day, received the next day.
Pros: Fits perfectly.
Cons: Not much bass for a 5.25 Speaker. Distorts at mid power.
I had already replaced the factory unit with an Alpine receiver and Polk speakers in the dash. It sounded pretty good. I went ahead an replaced the roll bar speakers with these Polk speakers. It really made the difference. Sounds like music in my Wrangler now.
Pros: easy to install. sounds great.
Cons: can't think of any
Teh shipping with Crutchfiled is unbelieveable. Order placed Monday at 5pm est email sent at 8pm est and product at door wed afternoon. Well for teh speakers they sound great, they are on an Electraglide (motorcycle) only two issues I had was there were no conncectors or wire that came with them and the size f terminal is those tiny tiny lil terminals. Other issue is they fit the bike but due to the terminals on the bottom it interfered with structual support of fairing o had to put them in upside down so now POLK dispays upside down from the fron view of the bike, kinda aggravates me to be honest.
I recently traded in my beloved 2003 Wrangler (215,000 miles) for another Wrangler with far less miles. It still had the factory speakers in the roll bar so I immediately replaced them with these Polk speakers due to the great reviews. Wow! There is a HUGE difference in sound! It took 15-20 minutes to complete the speaker swap out. I am going to put two more in the front dash then add a subwoofer (a MUST!) in back for an excellent sounding Wrangler stereo system that will rival the sound from the nine-year old Infinity system I had in my old Jeep. These speakers are excellent for Wranglers, top up or down!
Pros: Clear, clean, distortion-free mids and highs (a tad more base than factory speakers, but still need a subwoofer). Simple installation with a screwdriver.
Cons: Cost. Should have bought all four. I bought the first pair for less money two weeks ago.
Installed in a 99 Jeep Wrangler TJ. These in the roll bar paired with a Pioneer 4400HD receiver and some Polk DXi400 in the dash and WOW! No problem hearing anything with the top down and the doors off. Wrangler owners look no further, do this setup and be done for an all around low cost. There aren't really any lows with these but that's not what these are for, if you're looking for hard hitting bass you're looking for a subwoofer anyway and not a speaker.
Pros: AMAZING SOUND! MARINE GRADE!
I bought these speakers to replace my nearly 11 year olds factory speakers in my pontiac grand prix. the sound quality of my system was simply transformed, these are a very nice pair of speakers not much I can say against them. They have pretty decent base (for just a pair of front speakers) and the rest of the audio is crisp and clear. I would recommend these speakers
Nice set of speakers. I used them as direct replacements in the front doors of my Pontiac. Nice sound from both the radio source and CD player. Deliver nice clear sound for all the music types that get played in the car. Rock to rave and classical. Only disappointing part was the nice new speaker grills don't fit the shape/size of the door and so the old Pontiac covers had to go back in.
I picked up these Polk speakers for replacing the front factory speakers in my Toyota Camry. They have a good solid range of sound, and with the Dynamat speaker kit, I have to say the front soundstage, for this price, is one of the best I have heard. Thanks Crutchfield.
I own a 2003 Jeep Wrangler and my sound system replacement all started when my center console subwoofer started rattling and sounding terrible. So after researching a compatible sub that would fit in the original factory stock location with a small amount of modification, I came up with a Kicker 10CVT654 for shallow installs. Then was told the factory radio wouldn't power that sub, which became the perfect opportunity to upgrade my sound system, not really thinking that I would notice much of a difference. WOW, was I wrong! I bought an Alpine receiver CDE126-BT with 2 sets of Polk Audio speakers DXi525 for the roll bar and DXi400 for the dash. Added a small Kicker amp for the subwoofer and added an Alpine power pack KTP-445 to the receiver for extra power. Awesome sound and clarity even with the volume kicked up it sounds loud, crisp and clean! I can really notice a HUGE difference in the quality of sound! Loving it!
I just bought a pair of these to replace my Infinity Reference series speakers in a Jeep Wrangler. The Infinitys were damaged unfortunately, so I decided to give Polk a go this time. I was very happy with my old Infinity speakers, and I'm even happier with these. Upon listening to these for the first time, they were noticeably warmer and more textured than the Infinity speakers were, but they don't have quite the detail. Despite lacking the detail of the old Infinity speakers, I like the warmer, more natural sound, for my every day listening on the road. The voice of these speakers is somewhat similar to my AudioEngine A2s at home, and that's a good thing. Pros: Good grilles to protect both drivers Good looks warm sound natural sound Decent bass response, very taut for a speaker of this price Cons: slight lack of detail when compared to similarly priced Infinity speakers Somewhat veiled trebles, easily fixed with some EQ adjustments Overall, I would definitely buy these again. At just $67.49 (At time of posting) these are a STEAL. I would highly recommend them.
These speakers were a replacement for rear speakers in 2008 Solara convertible. With Duke's (Crutchfield sales rep) help, I was able to find a set of speakers that would replace the ones I had, one of which was in sad shape, to say the least. If I had Toyota replace the ONE bad speaker, the speaker, EXCLUDING labor, would have been double the price of the Polk speakers (TWO) from Crutchfield. Installation went well. The mounting materials helped making these 5.25" speakers fit into the slot where there were 6" speakers. Once done, the speakers sound great, nice crisp sound, with the top up or down...
Bought these for a 2002 Jeep Wrangler sport. Sound great, huge improvement from stock. Fit into soundbar no prob with included adapters. You need to purchase an adapter plate to fit them into dash but its a really easy fit. Also the included wire adapter does not fit the dash speakers so you have to cut off the stock adapter and solder it to the new polk speakers.
|Speaker Size||5 1/4|
|Tweeter Design||0.75" Dome|
|Woofer Composition||Polymer/Mica composite|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
|Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter)||93|
|Sensitivity at 2.83 volts||N/A|
|Frequency Response||60 - 22k Hz|
|Minimum RMS Wattage||2|
|Maximum RMS Wattage||45|
|Peak Power Handling (Watts)||135|
|Top-mount Depth (Inches)||2 5/16|
|Bottom-mount Depth (Inches)||N/A|
|Cutout Diameter or Length (inches)||4 11/16|
High Efficiency Design: The Polk Audio DXi Series speakers feature a high efficiency design; 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 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 exactly the same distance and manner in both directions. 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 DXi 525 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.
Rubber Surrounds: For a smoother response and improved durability, the speaker uses rubber surrounds.
Silk Dome Tweeters: Each Polk DXi 525 speaker features a 3/4" silk dome tweeter for clear, accurate highs. They can be angled slightly within the housing to compensate for off axis mounting. The tweeters also employ a light-weight neodymium magnet for higher efficiency.
Mounting: The Polk Audio DXi 525 speakers fit in a standard 5-1/4" opening (typically 4.3" to 4.8" cutout) with four mounting holes.
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These speakers will work well with anything you plan to use. I have used Polk for many years and i am very happy with the results and have been like i said for years. I currently have them in my doors as well, and have 4.5's in the dash and some kenwoods(6X9) in the back. Great set of speakers, highly recommended.[ CRUZ Feb 14, 2014 ]
I think they'll be fine, need an amp to really make these polk's come alive[ RYAN R Feb 14, 2014 ]
I'm not sure of the Kenwoods, you'd probably want to compare specs and see if they are close. I have my Polk's mounted in front doors and a pair of Infinity Ref 6032si speakers in the rear seat panels. These two pairs complement each other well. I would just compare the actual specs of the two sets and if they are close they should work ok together.[ Donald Feb 13, 2014 ]
It works for me just fine at my age....52.[ KENNETH R Feb 13, 2014 ]
all I can say is they sound fantastic great choic[ WILFREDO Feb 13, 2014 ]
They work together VERY well. Have a set paired w/ Kenwoods and another paired w/ Infinity. Both blend great! Excellent spkrs![ GREGG Feb 13, 2014 ]
Hello Kevin, I have been in the car audio installation side business since 1995 and I have purchased a lot of items from Crutchfield actually over $8,000.00 worth. It would depend on what grade of Kenwood speakers you have, but between Kenwood and Polk I personally would go with Polk and I have purchased and installed the speakers you are asking about in a 95 Jeep Cherokee Sport which is connected to a Kenwood cd/usb receiver and they sound great. Also I have an amp and a sub for the low frequencies in the 95 Jeep Cherokee. I hope this helps, M. Fletcher[ MELVIN G Feb 13, 2014 ]
Thanks for the quick response.[ Frank Dec 12, 2013 ]
Here is the info we show on the bolt pattern: Number of holes: 4 Perimeter 1: 3.7" Perimeter 2: 4.1" Diagonal 1: 5.3" Diagonal 2: 5.6"[ Jeff Dec 12, 2013 ] Staff