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MB Quart DSH 216

6-1/2" 2-way Discus Series Component Speakers System (DSH216)


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  • 6-1/2" Discus Series Speakers
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 240 watts per pair / 120 watts each
    • RMS: 100 watts per pair / 50 watts each
  • Polypropylene cone woofer
  • Rubber surround
  • 1" Patented Widesphere tweeter
  • Flush or angle mount
  • Includes external crossover network (fixed at 3800 Hz, 6/12 dB/octave)
  • 4 ohms impedance
  • Top-mount depth: 2-3/8"
  • 1-year warranty

Priced Per Complete Component System: 2 midwoofers, 2 tweeters and 2 crossover networks.

Product History:

MB Quart DSH-216 thumbnail
(newest, current model)
MB Quart DSG-216 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by MB Quart DSH 216)
MB Quart DSF-216 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by MB Quart DSG 216)
(previous model, replaced by MB Quart DSF 216)

Speaker Specifications

This is the manufacturer product line of speakers.
Priced Per
Car Speakers are typically sold in pairs so you will receive 2 speakers for each speaker purchase on speakers marked "Priced Per Pair". If a speaker is marked "Priced Per Each" then the speaker is sold individually and each purchase you make will result in 1 speaker. High-powered tweeters, midrange and full-range pro audio for car speakers are typically sold per each speaker.
Speaker Size
Refers to the size of the speaker measured in inches. Every vehicle has standard application sizes. Please use our vehicle fitment guide for your vehicle's specific speaker sizes if you do not know them.
The number of individual drivers in a car speaker. Speakers with 2 drivers are known as a 2-way, and 3 drivers are known as a 3-way. Component systems are often referred to as "separates" because the tweeter is not attached to the midwoofer (main speaker driver) and mounts separately in a location such as a door post. Component systems typically come with an external crossover so you can easily adjust the high and low frequencies sent to both the midwoofer and the tweeter. Center channel speakers are great for those looking to have surround sound in their vehicle.
2-way Component System
Tweeter Design
Designs such as cone, dome, semi-dome, balanced dome, and whizzer are most popular. Cone tweeters are simple, efficient and typically are the most reasonably priced. Dome tweeters are used in most home speakers, and provide a smoother and more accurate sound. Semi-dome design is one with a dome placed inside a cone. A Balanced dome driver is a semi-dome with equal reproduction area given the cone and dome portions of the driver. A whizzer tweeter is a separate tweeter cone driven by the voice coil of the woofer.
Tweeter Size
Refers to the size of the tweeter. Typically, smaller tweeters produces less output with higher frequency response.
Woofer Composition
Lightweight woofer cone materials are essential for efficient operation. Poly cones produce exceptional sound and are sturdy against various changes in temperature. Paper cones are very efficient, and when treated for moisture resistance, will perform at a high level. Poly refers to polypropylene, which is thermoplastic or fibers that are polymers of propylene. IMPP refers to injection molded polypropylene, a commonly used process and material in speakers.
Woofer Surround
A speakers surround is part of the suspension system. The surround protects the cone and prevents it from being displaced as it flexes out from the basket. It is usually made of a durable material like treated foam or rubber in order to withstand the strenuous job of producing bass frequencies.
Peak Power Handling
Peak power handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle during a brief musical burst. The RMS power range figure is a much more reliable rating for determining the speaker's power requirements. The Peak power handling specification is typically rated per speaker unless otherwise noted.
120 watts
RMS Power Handling
The RMS power is the amount of power the speaker requires to operate safely and properly. RMS Power Handling refers to the amount of power a speaker can handle on a continuous basis. We recommend powering your speakers or subwoofer with 80%-120% of its recommended RMS rating. The RMS power handling specification is typically rated per speaker unless otherwise noted.
50 watts
An efficiency or sensitivity rating tells you how effectively a speaker converts power into sound. The higher the number, the more efficient the speaker and the louder it will play with the same input power. An efficient speaker helps you maximize your available power. Most sensitivity ratings measure the speaker's output with 1 watt of input, 1 meter from the speaker. Some speakers' sensitivity is measured with 2.83 volts of input, instead of 1 watt.
Efficiency (1w/1m) is not an accurate indicator of a subwoofer's output capability and should not be used as a comparison to other speakers or subwoofers to determine which one is "louder".
87 dB
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
40 - 32000 Hz
Impedance (Per Voice Coil)
The load value (in ohms) that the speakers present to the amplifier per voice coil - the amount of resistance to the current flow. This is a key specification as subs wired in parallel or low impedances can create problems with your amplifier and potentially void all warranties. We encourage you to ask our support department prior to purchase if you do not understand which impedance level will suit your application best.
4 ohms
Shallow Mount Installation
This means that the subwoofer/speaker is designed to be installed in areas that do not have a lot of space. Shallow mount subwoofers are typically found under a seat or behind the seat in some trucks.

Shallow mount speakers will typically have a mounting depth of 2" or less, while shallow mount subwoofers will typically have a mounting depth of 3" or less.

Top-Mount Depth
The depth when installed on top of the mounting surface. Measured from the bottom of the speaker's magnet to the bottom of the mounting holes on the rim of the speaker.
Cutout Dimensions
Refers to the dimensions of the hole, measured in inches, required to contain the speaker.
Cutout Dimensions
Refers to the dimensions of the hole, measured in inches or millimeters, required to contain the speaker.
5-7/8" x 5-7/8" 
Speaker Grilles
A grating or screen of metal or plastic bars or wires, mounted in front of a speaker as protection. If yes, the speakers will include matching speaker grilles. If no, there are no grilles included.
Number of Speakers
This is the number of speaker that is included in the package. Each purchase will result in receiving the number of speakers indicated here. Please note that some items will have multiple woofers in the same enclosure. For sets of component speakers, this number will refer to the number of sets of speakers (For example, 2 would indicate the purchase includes 2 woofers and 2 tweeters).

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

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Average Attribution Rating

Killah Ant

Grand Rapids, MI

dsh 216 review

November 23, 2010

I purchased my first pair of dsh 216's back in march of '10 and my second pair around June. There are great speakers in my opinion. The clarity is well defined and able to be heard at almost all volumes.

I currently have this running of an r300 Rockford Fosgate prime amp. I am looking to upgrade to an MB Quart Q series amp (if any of you have any feedback about this amp please let me know) and the PVI 216's. But all in all these speakers are great.. my only issue and the reason I am considering an upgrade is that they are only putting 50 watts RMS on each channel, so when my w6v2 kicks into gear, these will somewhat distort at high volumes. Not too bad though i'm just anal about sound. But overall a great product for the price if you have everything running right, including the dect... (I am running the new alpine cda 117).

Pros: Great quality sound for the money.. all instruments and vocals are heard with great clarity. If your an entry level car audio person, choose these you won't be disappointed.

Cons: Will distort a little at very high volumes, not bad though

-If anyone has feedback on the pvi's, rsi's, or the mb quart q amp let me know. I have a jl audio w6v2 and want to know what would work best with this. Thanks

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MB Quart are GREAT!!!

November 29, 2009

I got two pairs of these for all four doors in my 2008 Titan. I have an Infinity 4 channel amp powering them. These are some of the best component speakers I have ever heard. The mid woofer really throws the sound and the tweeters really fill the space. I have the tweeters in the factory location in the dash and sitting in the drivers seat you can hear both of them in full stereo.
Very clear sound and great highs without being to harsh. Hard to believe you can get a good quality product for so little money this day and age.

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Dallas, Texas

Hot Tweets

February 5, 2010

First the good. the mid bass drivers are great. Very smooth, wide dynamic levels, good punch for their size, natural sounding, impressive. Then there are the tweeters. They were so hot in the -3 db setting, I had my poor installer take the door panels back off and move them to the -6, then i still had to turn them way down from the stereo to get them to balance. No, I'm not a dog. I found them harsh and unmusical, even painful. Everybody else seems to love them though, so take my experience with a grain of salt. Happy listening.

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moore, OK

Great sound

September 13, 2009

I have these hooked to a kicker 200.4 and they are clear and the mids are great. great set of speakers at a great price.

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loud,crisp, and clear

February 5, 2009

These are loud and crisp. I was a little skeptical about the mids when I opened the box and found out that the baskets were made of polymer, but still seem to be quality built. I bought 2 sets for my 08 Avalon and have the back set to -3DB on the tweets to keep a better sound stage in the front; the adjustable crossover is nice. Good quality and not power hungry; have all 4 doors hooked to an old Soundstream Reference 200 and the gain is only turned 1/10 the way up and is plenty loud. I probably could have ran these off the factory deck but planned on running the amp from the start. The front doors alone drowned out the Kicker L7 10" I was running with 600 watts going to it. I have since upgraded sub to a SQL 12" and the system sounds balanced.
Only con is that they do not come with wire like some other comps in this price point, not a biggie really.

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Ali J


High quality

February 21, 2012

I had a pair of these speaker installed in my car, obviously the sound is very clear, but at high volume they can blow up, this speaker only work to medium volume.

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Denver, CO

Great Speakers

May 19, 2009

I installed these speakers in my '06 350Z and they are a perfect fit and sound excellent. The tweeters fit perfectly in the stock tweeter location and there is no problem with fitment for the speakers in the door.

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Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: MB Quart DSH 216