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Polk Audio DB 652

DB+ Series 6-1/2" 2-way car speakers — also fit 6-3/4" openings

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Overview

Our take on the Polk Audio DB 652

If you're building your new system on a budget, Polk Audio's DB+ Series speakers are a dynamite value as well as being stellar performers. Their journey to excellence begins with a laser-imaged design that ensures minimal distortion, a smooth response, and incredible sonic detail. 

Polk DB+

The DB+ tweeters are designed for optimal dispersion of the high frequencies.

Stellar performers

If you're building your new system on a budget, Polk Audio's DB+ Series speakers are a dynamite value as well as being stellar performers. Their journey to excellence begins with a laser-imaged design that ensures minimal distortion, a smooth response, and incredible sonic detail. 

Honed Polk perfection

These DB652 2-way speakers feature a 6-1/2" polypropylene woofer cone with a strong rubber surround for solid playback and resilience under the environmental stress that comes with living in your car doors. A 3/4" silk dome tweeter delivers smooth highs with precision to give you a vibrant soundstage, while a built-in crossover keeps the highs and lows flowing to the proper drivers.

Handles up to 100 watts RMS

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

For custom installation

Polk includes mounting hardware, along with boldly designed grilles that add flare to your vehicle's interior if you're doing a custom installation.

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

Product Highlights:

  • 2-way car speakers (pair)
  • marine certified — recommended for fresh water and powersports applications
  • 6-1/2" polypropylene woofer cone with rubber surround
  • 3/4" silk dome tweeter
  • handles up to 100 watts RMS (300 watts peak power)
  • frequency range: 40-22,000 Hz
  • sensitivity: 92 dB
  • top-mount depth: 1-13/16"
  • grilles included
  • includes adapter rings for 6-3/4" openings
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • Two 2-way speakers
  • 2 Grilles
  • 2 Mounting brackets (includes GM/Chrysler)
  • Two 12" Lengths of speaker wire (tinned wire on one end and female quick slides on the other)
  • 4 Red plastic butt connectors
  • Eight 1" Stainless steel screws
  • 8 Stainless steel speed clips
  • Owner's manual
  • Online registration information

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Needed to replace convertible speakers, so I wanted marine rated replacements. These fit the bill. Nothing fancy, just decent speakers for our fun car.

Anonymous, Carrollton, GA

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Features and Specs

General
Speaker Size 6 1/2
Design 2-way
Tweeter Design 3/4" Dome
Impedance (Ohms) 4
Tweeter Composition Silk
Woofer Composition Polypropylene
Woofer Surround Rubber
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Specifications
Sensitivity (1W at 1 meter) 92
Sensitivity at 2.83 volts N/A
Frequency Response 40 - 22k Hz
Minimum RMS Wattage ---
Maximum RMS Wattage 100
Peak Power Handling (Watts) 300
Top-mount Depth (Inches) 1 13/16
Bottom-mount Depth (Inches) N/A
Cutout Diameter or Length (inches) 4 7/8

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Features

Dynamic Balance: Dynamic Balance is a proprietary Polk Audio technology using laser imaging to determine what combination of speaker materials create the least amount of resonance. Eliminating resonance in speakers results in a wide, smooth response and low distortion.

Mounting: The speaker baskets have multiple mounting holes and are designed to fit standard 3-hole 6-1/2, Ford's 4-hole 6-1/2, and 6-3/4 applications. (A speaker baffle should be used to seal the inner ring of screw holes in 6-3/4 installations.) The included adapter brackets can be used to fit many specialized factory speaker applications. The brackets are also useful as a spacer in shallow locations; the brackets add 0.233" to the speakers' mounting height and subtract 0.232" from the mounting depth. Please enter your vehicle information to confirm fit.

Marine Certification: Polk speakers are marine certified, making them a good choice for boats in fresh water, convertibles, motorcycles, ATVs, and other applications where the speaker might get wet. Because they have coated steel baskets and the terminals and crossover components are not covered, we do not recommend using them in salt water environments.

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13 questions already asked

You can check on the Crutchfield webpage but they do fit my 1999 Rav4. [ Bryan  Jun 28, 2018 ]
The bass is about that of an Infinity. Your mid and high frequencies come out extremely clear, while still maintaining a good deep bass sound. The clarity is more of what I am impressed with with these speakers while maintaining a decent bass sound that is not overly overwhelming to the point where I have to sound proof my vehicle due the door panel vibrations. [ TIMOTHY W  Apr 19, 2018 ]
These speakers definitely do have a crossover built in to distribute the audio to the 2 drivers. However, we do not know the frequency being used. I recommend contacting Polk support to see if they have that information. I have 800-377-7655 for their phone number. My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101 [ Paul  Dec 31, 2017 ]  Staff
You should speak with a Crutchfield customer service rep. [ Bryan  Jul 17, 2017 ]
These speakers actually use less depth than the db651s model. Also, these speakers need almost exactly the same mounting height so they should fit in place of the db651s speakers. HTH! My Bio: https://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=101 [ Paul  Apr 15, 2017 ]  Staff
Depends on the quality of sound that you already have replacing speakers will upgrade your sound a little, the head unit is where the difference is really heard, also you should get a good sub for true bass, these speakers will not bring out the true deep bass tones [ Andre  Apr 04, 2017 ]
Check with Crutchfield about the 2ohm unit. [ Bryan  Jun 28, 2018 ]
Should be close to stock volume I would think. When I looked into everything for my car it seemed like most stock head units were around 40-50W. If you're just changing head units you should end up with similar volume output. [ Nathan  Feb 17, 2017 ]
It means they filter either Low, mids, highs frequencies just by connecting them between the speakers and the sound source (stereo). The ones on this speakers are welded or soldered in the speaker. Right past the connection you just have to plug in the wires the speaker comes with. Also maybe you should give out more details when asking a question. Are you buying extra passive filters? . Does the speaker have passive filters?. DETAILS BABY, DETAILS!! [ Saul  Oct 01, 2016 ]
They are soldered past the connection. [ Saul  Sep 30, 2016 ]
screw on. The speakers come with a plastic type of padapting plate that is 9 by 6 if your OEM speakers are 9 by 6. So that you can adapt the 6 inch speakers to it. These speakers have good mid bass by the way. [ Saul  Aug 05, 2016 ]
They will screw on [ JEREMY  Aug 05, 2016 ]
The covers are held on with the same screws that hold the speakers in place. [ Brad  Aug 05, 2016 ]
I, they are screw on. Hope that helps [ dave  Aug 05, 2016 ]
100watts and 300 watts peak [ Saul  Jun 21, 2016 ]
They are rated to handle up to 100 watts RMS. You will find this information, and more, under the "Product Highlights" section when you scroll down the main webpage for these speakers. I hope that helps! My Bio: http://www.crutchfield.com/Support/Bio.aspx?bio=5 [ Ryan  Jun 20, 2016 ]  Staff