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Polk Audio DB6501 6.5-Inch 2-Way Component System (Pair, Silver)

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Standard Packaging
  • Adaptor Rings make it easy to fit the db6501 in 6-1/2 inch and 6-3/4 inch applications
  • Two-way Butterworth outboard crossover with vented housing, electronic tweeter protection circuit
  • Woofers feature polymer/mica composite cone with butyl rubber surround, Kapton voice coil former. 6.5-inch component system with pair each of woofers, tweeters, crossovers
  • 25mm liquid-cooled silk/polymer composite dome tweeters with neodymium magnet for clear, detailed highs
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  • 6.5-inch component system with pair each of woofers, tweeters, crossovers
  • Woofers feature polymer/mica composite cone with butyl rubber surround, Kapton voice coil former
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Product Description

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Product Description

Polk's new 2007 db Series is better than ever with superior looks and even better sound--at prices that make high performance affordable to everyone. The db6501 is a 6.5-inch two-way component system that works well in OEM factory systems, as well as with high-powered aftermarket head units and component power amps.

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Polk's new 2007 db Series is better than ever with superior looks and even better sound--at prices that make high performance affordable to everyone. The db6501 is a 6.5-inch two-way component system that works well in OEM factory systems, as well as with high-powered aftermarket head units and component power amps.

High performance that's affordable to everyone. Click to enlarge.

The butyl rubber surround won't fall apart under the stress of extreme temperatures, sunlight or time.

A vented crossover housing gives you a choice of hidden wire channels for easier, more professional-looking installs.

Marine Certified
Polk db Series speakers are built tough to withstand the toughest environments so they are perfect for use in boats of all types. That's why Correct Craft offers Polk Audio speakers in their award-winning Nautiques ski and wakeboarding boats.

Tweeters
The 25mm liquid-cooled silk/polymer composite dome tweeter with neodymium magnet provide clear, detailed highs.

Flush and surface mount swivel cups allow placement flexibility for soundstage optimization in your vehicle.

Mid/Woofers
The 6.5-inch woofers feature a dynamic balance polymer/mica composite mineral-filled cone, which is stiff yet lightweight, for big sound with little distortion. The butyl rubber surround won't fall apart under the stress of extreme temperatures, sunlight or time, for years of the great Polk sound.

The woofer's low-mass, two-layer 25mm Kapton voice coil former ensures high power handling and great reliability. Although Katpon handles plenty of heat, a pole plate heat sink promotes better heat dissipation.

A flat spider provides faster, longer excursion linear motion, and the flexible woven leads are sewn directly into Spider for greater reliability.

Finally, the backbone--a rock solid, acoustically inert stamped steel basket finished in rustproof Gun Metal Gray.

Installation
The supplied adaptor rings enable the db6501 to fit both 6-1/2-inch and 6-3/4-inch applications, ensuring an easy fit in everything from domestics to imports including VWs and Audis, BMWs and other European imports.

The tough-looking ABS Grilles are computer optimized and based on exclusive MOMO designs, and stainless steel mounting hardware is included.

Crossover
The 2nd-order Butterworth outboard crossover helps get you component system sound at a coaxial price. Electronic tweeter protection keeps your tweeters from accidental abuse for reliable, high-output sound, and the vented crossover housing gives you a choice of hidden wire channels for easier, more professional-looking installs.

System Specs

  • Overall Frequency Response: 35Hz-23kHz
  • Nominal Impedance: 4 Ohms
  • Power Handling (continuous): 100 Watts
  • Power Handling (peak): 300 Watts
  • Efficiency: 92 dB

One-Year Warranty
This system is covered by Polk Audio's one year parts & labor warranty.

What's in the Box
Woofers (pair), Tweeters (pair), Crossovers (pair), Mounting Hardware, Speaker Cable, User's Manual


Product Information

Product Packaging:Standard Packaging
Product Dimensions 8 x 14.5 x 4.8 inches
Item Weight 5 pounds
Shipping Weight 6.5 pounds
ASIN B000P0R6LQ
Item model number DB6501
Batteries 1 12V batteries required.
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4.4 out of 5 stars 358 customer reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #47 in Electronics > Car Electronics > Car Audio > Speakers > Component Speakers
#218 in Electronics > Car Electronics > Car Audio > Speakers > Coaxial Speakers

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By Patriotic on November 23, 2012
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I did a ton of research before I bought these. I even went to a local shop to compare them to others using my own sound check playlist. The salesman looked at me funny but he let me do my thing. These were by far the best ones I heard, so I ordered them.

I hooked them up to my alpine cde hd138bt hu. The first thing I noticed was the tweeters seemed to be a little brighter in my truck and there was a sharp peak in the high-mids, around 6 to 8k. Nothing a little eq work couldn't fix. That was fine....for most of the time. Sometimes I like to really crank it though, and the 18w rms from the alpine wasn't enough. So, I wired them to an amp that's feeding them 75w rms each. MAN! What a difference! They're supposed to handle 100 rms. You don't need that much. They sound great with the extra power. Fuller lows(you will still need a sub for any real beef. You'll be hard-pressed to find components that hit super low because they are specifically designed to be augmented by a sub in most cases. I have a pair of Polk db1040dvc subs). I even flattened my eq because the highs are way flatter and tamed. I can't really put into words how amazing they sound when setup right. I hear snares and runs on toms with amazing definition. Vocals sit just right. Acoustic and electric guitars, cymbals, horns, acoustic and electric bass, cellos and violins....everything. And this is in my poorly insulated Chevy truck with flowmaster super 40's(I like to hear that v8 too ;-) )

So here it is. If you don't plan on putting these on an amp, don't get them, or at the very least install a 22uF cap across the tweeter posts at the xover to tame the high end. You'd probably be better with the infinity ref 6030cs as they are lower impedance and will be higher output per watt as a result.
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I initially loved the speakers. However, one failed just shy of 6 months and Polk refused to honor their warranty. Their reasoning was that Amazon.com, nor the third party vendors selling through Amazon.com, are approved resellers. As a result, everyone should be aware that Polk will not warranty these.

This information came to me from Polk Customer Service Representative Matthew Heinecke.

Amazon.com has since then issued me a full refund of my purchase. I just thought it important that future customers are informed of the lack of manufacturer warranty because the product page states that they have a 1 year warranty. This is not the case. Polk will not honor any warranty for these speakers.
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I installed these as a part of the first car audio upgrade I have done since I was in the 10th grade (10 years ago). I wasn't even going to bother with a car audio upgrade unless it could play on the same field as my home stereo. The home stereo is a pair of Polk Monitor 70s, a Denon receiver, and a Martin Logan Dynamo sub. Obviously a tall order.

Powered by an Alpine MRP-F600 amp, these speakers produce excellent, clear sound at any volume. From the inhale of a vocalist to a loud trumpet, at social listening volume to beyond ear-damaging levels, these speakers reproduce the source faithfully.

Installation note: The speaker adapter brackets have a lot of tabs on them to fit a variety of factory mounting points. In some installations you will need to remove the extra tabs so they don't interfere with the door panel. THESE TABS EASILY SNAP OFF BY HAND! I was a dope and didn't realize this at first, so instead of snapping the tabs off I spent 20 minutes making a mess cutting them off with a Dremel. =D
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I put a pair of these in the front doors of my '05 Subaru Forester XT as part of a full stereo install (Dynamat/Ensolite on doors, 12" subwoofer, 5-channel amp), and they are fantastic. I made a set of 3/4" MDF speaker spacers for the mids, and they fit perfectly in the stock location. My Forester had the optional tweeter package, and it was simply a matter of unscrewing the old tweeters and epoxying the new ones in their place. The crossover fits on the outer door skin perfectly, about halfway up the rear of the door, with no modification to the door card.

Great sound, and they handle a lot more low frequency than I thought they would for a 6.5". I have my crossover set at 80Hz, and they play as loud as my ears can stand without distorting. I opted to select -3dB for the tweeter output on the crossovers, since the tweeters are pretty "in your face" in their stock location on this car.

I wouldn't expect this speaker to perform as a mini-subwoofer, especially on head unit amplification - Don't expect to drop this into a stock system and get incredible sound. While these speakers may be serviceable for that purpose, I have not tested them in that manner at all. I can say, however, that with clean signal and 100W of clean power, these sound great, especially with care taken to isolate the rear speaker wave from the front. I would highly recommend this speaker set as part of a quality custom sound system.
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I replaced my factory speaker on my 99 Nissan pathfinder for this component polks. And it sounds very good, Im using an alpine amp 75W RMS per channel. It sounds really good, I'v used polks before but never components speakers. If you want to inprove the sound in your car any aftermarket speaker will do it. But if you want something you can crank up the volume and still listening to music and not just a lot of noise this are the ones. I use this to listening Heavy Metal and by the time I get home (15 min) my ears are ringing like coming out of a concert! It feels like the music is not that loud because of all the power. But I can't even hear any noise from the road anymore.
The only reason Im giving 4 stars out of 5 is because nothing is perfect in this world.
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