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Polk Audio MM6501

6.75" (Oversized 6.5") Mobile Monitor (MM) Series Component Car Audio Speaker System (Marine Certified)

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MM Series Superior Performance

The Mobile Monitor Series by Polk Audio is the result of 3 years of research and development. The series uses high quality materials and the newest loudspeaker technology to bring the listener an unforgettable experience. The best part about the MM Series is the affordable price.

General Features:

  • Oversized 6-1/2" (6-3/4") Polk Mobile Monitor Series Component Car Speaker System
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 500 watts per set / 250 watts each side
    • RMS: 250 watts per set / 125 watts each side
  • Woven glass composite cone woofer
  • Butyl rubber surround
  • 1" Silk composite dome tweeter
  • Use of space age materials result in weight reduction, rock solid reliability, advanced looks and ultra high performance
  • Carbon composite basket
  • Klippel distortion analyzer
  • Marine certified
  • 2.7 ohms impedance
  • Neodymium magnet
  • Top-mount depth: 2-5/8"
  • Grille height: 1-1/16"
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

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

Note: Polk Audio specifies the nominal impedance of these speakers to be 2.7 ohms. The product box states the impedance to be 4 ohms and the speaker magnet shows 2 ohms, this has been confirmed by Polk Audio to be an incorrect specification. The product manual is correct in stating the nominal impedance of the MM series of speakers to be 2.7 ohms.

Product History:

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Speaker Specifications

Series
This is the manufacturer product line of speakers.
MM / Mobile Monitor (Polk)
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.
Pair
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.
6-3/4" (Oversized 6-1/2")
Design
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.
Dome
Tweeter Composition
Materials such as polypropylene, silk, cloth, and paper are the most common, where as many more recent tweeters are now manufactured with composites such as Aluminum, Titanium, Mylar, and other materials.

PEI is an acronym for "Polyetherimide" which is an amorphous, amber transparent, high-performance thermoplastic.

Silk
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.
Woven Glass Fiber
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.
Butyl Rubber
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.
250 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.
125 watts
Sensitivity
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".
94 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 - 25000 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.
2.7
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.
2-5/8"
Bottom-Mount Depth
The depth when installed from the bottom of the mounting surface. Measured from the bottom of the speaker's magnet to the top of the mounting holes on the rim of the speaker.
2-7/8"
Cutout Dimensions
Refers to the dimensions of the hole, measured in inches or millimeters, required to contain the speaker.
5" x 5" 
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.
Yes
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).

Please refer to the product image and description for further details about the speaker.

Warranty and Return Policy

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

Rating Distribution

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4 Star
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maddogg606

fairfield ca

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unbelievable sound for the price

December 1, 2014

I used to think that polk car audio lacked depth and richness in tone with their rmobil line of speakers, but not any more!!!
I picked these up for my commuter car because I knew they would last a long time because of their ability to handle power, and was completely blown away by their sound! Seriously, the way they sound impresses me more than the boston pro's that I have in my zx.
For the price, they are #1 wit me right now. I am running em with a 4 channel alpine mrv amp at 100w per channel and the sound is full and rich. they blend nicely with the JLw10' s and play hip hop, rock, metal. country and dance music. Im seriously thinkin of buyin another pair right now to hide in the closet for a rainy day!

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tomas

austin, TX

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Awsome

February 21, 2011

Replaced factory speakers in my 2009 Monterey 278-SC as part of a stereo upgrade. Very good strong sound delivery with no distortion

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Kent

Oacoma, SD

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Silverado perfection

March 15, 2013

I put these in the stock location, drilled out the tweeter and used the oval piece to flush mount the tweeter. Sound deadened the door skin. Put the crossover on -3db and hooked them to a RF amp. I couldn't be happier with my purchased! I decided to splurge on components and all of the reviews are true! Awesome sound, warm and not sharp. If you are on the fence, they are worth it and Polk has won me over!

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Aaron

Canada

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Very impressed!

August 8, 2011

I ordered these speakers after already owning a pair of Polk DB6501. I had had the DB6501 set up in the front sound stage, but when I received the MM6501 I replaced the front with the MM's and moved the DB's to the back. WHAT A HUGE DIFFERENCE! The MM's absolutely blow the DB's away (and I was a fan of the DB's). In my opinion, if you are on the fence for an extra 60-70 dollars the difference between the two Polk series is more than worth it. Very good bass response, crystal clear highs. Loving life!

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Larry

Dallas TX

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SIMPLY AMAZING!!!

February 5, 2012

My g/f has been complaining that the stock speakers in her Suzuki just don't get it done. So I looked around for a good component set of speakers to upgrade to. So I decided to give the DB 651's and MM6501s a shot. I also put in a small Kenwood 4 channel amp. After putting in some sound deadner in the doors (this is a must for the MM6501 going in the front door) I got everything wired up and it was far beyond a night and day difference. After playing it for a few seconds, out comes the g/f. She sat down and was blown away by what she was hearing. Now give these speakers a good amount of time to break in (I would say about 2 months) and the sound just gets better. I love the sound of these speakers, that I am going to put the same setup in my 08 Maxima, but with a bigger 4 channel amp to really bring these to life.

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Gerald

Independence, MO

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Polk audio MM6501

September 14, 2011

These speakers work great. Would reccomend to others. Great highs and decent mid's.

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John

Silver Creek, MS

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Tuff product

October 29, 2010

I'm currently running 2 pair of these speakers on my ATV. They are holding up very well. Will purchase again.

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lylah

Canada

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polk audio 6501

November 13, 2009

very good speakers !!!!

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Sadasiven

Mauritius

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Simply Awesome Sound Quality

March 2, 2015

Great set of speaker with high quality sound
Recommended to all buyers. Worth more than it's price.
It has great sound quality. Never gonna regret this buying.
Crisp And Clean !!!

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Dave

Strasburg, CO

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Better than Infinity and Alpine Type R

August 8, 2013

I've installed Alpine Type R components in my wife's car, put Infinity's in my older daughters car and I just put these in my youngest daughters car and these are the best! Super clear and loud!

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amrit

sunnyside, NY

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best value in its price range

January 5, 2012

For around 200 dollars this set is amazing. I installed them in my friends car and they were amazing. The bass on these speakers shocked me. The reproduction of sound was up there with the expensive brands and speaker. I must say they are the best bang for the buck speaker. If you are in the market for a budget build... INCLUDE THESE IN YOUR BUILD.

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Canada

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Amazing,sound quality

October 30, 2011

A birthday gift to my wife, a pair of MM6501 Polk Audio Component speakers. She has been complaining or offering negitive freedback in a positive way about the sound quality in her 2012 Matrix AWD. Those front door speaker locations are so low, limitations are many, namely sound quality.
The Polk Audio MM6501 were a breeze to install once you figured out how everything was going to come together. Just follow the magic picture from the guide. I dynomaxed the speaker enclosure and installed a foam lining before installation of the speakers. The tweeter I installed surface mount, one hole for the wire, alittle silicone and a screw. Pop in the tweeter and your away. She is running an Alpine 105 head unit with the 45w x 4 additional alpine amp. Infinity 6.5 inch in the rear doors adds a nice addition to the Polk Audio.
Well, I finished the install just as she came out to bring me a coffee, so we cranked her up for the first listen. OH MY GOD, truly amazing difference, sounds so much better. She is so happy. Happy Wife, Happy Life. I have ordered an additional pair for my Tacoma, can't wait.

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crystal-lee

Canada

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very nice!

October 17, 2011

Excellent qualty, very well built. Big improvment over my stockers, and will get better once I hook up a more powerful amp to better match the power ratings of the speakers.

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Damon

Des Moines, IA

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give them time and tune them

March 8, 2011

I was thoroughly disappointed when I first threw these in. I had the xover set at +3db, and my head unit set as I generally have in the past, for example lows, mids and highs at 4, 1, 4. It sounded bad. Tweeters were completely overbearing and harsh, with no mid at all.
So I set the xover at 0db, it was a little better but still overpowering. After playing with them for 2 weeks and breaking them in at the same time they finally sound amazing. I ended up at 2, 2, -1 for my settings and had to adjust the high and mid equalizer curves.
They sound good enough to give me goosebumps with certain songs and I would certainly buy them again. I will buy the coax version for my rear doors after I deaden the doors these are in.

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chris

Australia

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GREAT BUY

January 31, 2011

Best set of splits under $800 in my opinion. Great midrange, versatile imdepance. Great power handling, Well built. Sound amazing in my mx5 with a heap of deadening.

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Brian

Idaho Falls, ID

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Polk MM6501 -

August 17, 2010

I replaced a set of db series separates with these speakers and all I can say is I loved the sound of the db's but these are 10 times better. The highs are superb and much better mid range. I would highly recommend these speakers.

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Trahan101

Taftville,ct

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Love em

July 30, 2015

Running these off Precision Power P900.4 so they are getting close to 200w rms high pass crossover set at 80hz. I initially had a set of JBL GTI MK III but they didn't have quite enough volume. These have slightly less detail but plenty of volume and no distortion when gains are set properly. And for anyone looking for a good amp the P900.4 is an excellent choice. It is running a pair of these and a pair of RE Audio 8 inch subs soon to be a pair of JL 10w1-2.

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Terry

Canada

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They will fit my Elantra

July 28, 2015

I was told by this site these speakers would not fit my car, I'm not sure why, but my installer used the original mounts and spacer and it was in and fits like a glove.

Now the really good news these speakers rock, I'm new to after market stereos but these are sop clear with some very nice mid range base, love them

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Bill

Brazil

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Very Nice!

March 12, 2012

Great speakers for the price, better in my opinion than Focal's entry level components. Polks are warmer and the mids are great. One area where they could improve: highs with a bit better definition but all in all, great value. I'm using it with Alpine's CDA 117 with Imprint, a JL Audio Sub and a Fosgate Punch 400 oldschool black grille.

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Alexander

Los Angeles, CA

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Can't be beat for price range.

November 28, 2011

The tweeters in this set are amazing, best I've heard for under $400. My mids are still loosening up, but leave a little to be desired when compared to the highs. When paired with a sub, or two, all that goes away though.

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Robert

Columbia, SC

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Flat out unbelieveable

June 15, 2011

My goodness all I have to say is these speakers are absolutely incredible! I have the 6 1/2 inch components in the front kick panels and the 6x9s in the back sitting on the sub box facing the front (I drive an suv) I have 100 watts rms going to each speaker. I also have 2 12 inch MMs in a small sealed box with 425 rms going to each one of those as well.
I love showing these things off they sound so clear and warm. If your worried about having a harsh tingy sounding tweeter at high volumes these are not harsh. I had previously installed the same set up but with the db series about a year ago. I bought them from C******** and then I found the MM's on Sonicelectronix for practically the same price I paid for the DBs so I had to sell the dbs and get the MM's. If you are on the fence weather to get the dbs or the MM's as far as the difference between the two, the MM's blow the DBs out of the water. There is really no comparison although the tweeters look the same on both of them they are completely different the mms sound better in every way. I was pretty skeptical as to how much better they would actually be. Just give them some time to break in and they just sound better and better. After I install a more up to date head unit (mine is over 6 years old) that will improve the quality as well
All I'm wondering now is how well the sr series sound or how they could sound any better than the mms... hmm

Thanks Sonicelectronix!

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Dominick

Long Island City. NY

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Great speakers

October 28, 2009

Speakers are awesome. Happy with service, price, and sound! Good price and good quality.

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Jamest

Fortson, ga

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Phenomenal sound!

June 13, 2014

Put these in an 07 tundra double cab. Running these speakers off alpine mrp f300 amp and they sound phenomenal. Make sure to mount the tweeters on the sail panels instead of the dash location as staging is much better. Highly recommend if running an amp and a small sub.

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Ivan

Belarus

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sound quality MM6501

September 17, 2013

MM6501 speakers rock, crystal clear highs and mids. They sound great with or without an Amp or Sub. I recommend them.

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white chicken

Seattle, WA

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Absolutely STUNNING sound

April 23, 2013

I have these as my front speakers, paired with POlk db691s in the rear (running off my head unit), a Kenwood KAC-8405 amp and a Kenwood 10 inch sub. The amp is driving the sub and the MM6501. All I can say is that I'm completely blown away by the sound. The professional install was not cheap, but well worth it. These speakers sound incredible and they haven't even broken in yet. I've got the tweeter crossovers set at -3 and a little emphasis on the front speakers as the db691 are there to fill out the sound. I have NEVER been disappointed by a Polk product and these things will compare to the best speakers you can buy!!!

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Matt

Charleston, SC

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December 17, 2012

So far I am impressed with the speakers. Recently went active from my Pioneer DEH-80prs so I no longer use the supplied passive crossover from Polk. Between the speakers and the Pioneer headunit's auto calibration they sound even better. Still have a lot of tweaking to do to get the front stage I am looking for but I am glad I got the Polks to help me on the way. I have and old MTX-RT4180 running the Polks which is rated at 45x4 at 12.5 volts 4 ohm...it is bumped up a little more when 13.8 volts are given to the amp...gains are set about 3/4 on the mids and 1/2 on the tweets. The Polks put out plenty of db for an SQ setup. Still need to sound deaden my doors for the mids...they are vibrating the hell out of them. I am hoping when the doors are done properly the mid bass will be that much better.

The only bad thing I can think of at this point is the supplied crossovers that came in the box. They do a good job but there should be more adjustments as far as the tweeters output goes. For the tweeter level you have a choice of 0db or -3db, more selections would have been nice. Me personally I would have liked to have tested them at -6db. Don't get me wrong these are silk soft dome tweets...nothing like titanium or aluminum made tweets which get really harsh when the volume goes up. For a little over 200.00 it would be hard to find better sound....Hope this info helps

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bruce

Colorado Springs, CO

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Great Speakers

February 20, 2012

I liked these speakers so much I purchased 2 pair for another car. Did look around at local shops for other speakers including some at $500 a pair that don't sound as good as the polks. You can get better sounding speakers but be prepared to spend a lot more money, don't waste your time or money hooking up cheap head units or amps to these speakers.

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Robert

Pickerington, OH

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Fantastic sound...easy install!

August 29, 2011

These component speakers rock, crystal clear highs and mids, great soundstage and the brackets that came with them made the install easy.

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Ben

Fort Walton Beach, FL

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I'm floored

June 20, 2011

Truly dynamic, now I may be loosing a little bit of my hearing at my age, but I can tell you these are as good as the original Quart's of 1992 which I still own. I'm powering them with the new MB Quart ONX4.125 and paired in parallel with Quart 1.6 tweeters. I was leary about what ohms the amp might see being the Polks are 2.7 ohms and quarts being 4. The amp has plenty of headroom and runs cool to the touch.Have to love technology in manufacturing. Great product.I hope they stand the test of time.

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matthew

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top deal

May 11, 2011

great

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overload

san antonio, texas

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Can't go wrong

January 6, 2011

These speakers sound clean, decent low and mids, great high notes thanks to the seperate tweeters, have them running of a JL Audio G series amp. Wouldn't hesitate to buy these again for my next vehicle.

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Ardent1

Louisville, OH

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Great Value

October 11, 2010

You can find a few better sounding speakers out there, but not for this price. Not even close. Crisp and clear sound as long as your source equipment driving them are good. You won't be disappointed. Don't expect them to replace sub-woofer's, you will be disappointed, but they are not supposed to. You have to be creative mounting the tweeters, but an easy task for an experienced installer.

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Terry

Canada

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They will fit my Elantra

July 28, 2015

I was told by this site these speakers would not fit my car, I'm not sure why, but my installer used the original mounts and spacer and it was in and fits like a glove.

Now the really good news these speakers rock, I'm new to after market stereos but these are sop clear with some very nice mid range base, love them

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Buellski

Trinity fla

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Polk mm's best waterproof audio on the market

November 18, 2013

I have been using these in Harley's for years. Great quality and hold up to elements in Florida! Highly recommended

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Seth

Lakewood, CO

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What can I say that others haven't? These are VERY impressive speakers!

November 10, 2013

I work in Home Audio / Video and I would never utilize Polk in a home installation. But when it comes to Car Audio, you CANNOT GO WRONG with these speakers. Excellent mid tones, clear highs... you hear everything as you should.

These Polk Components provide far more than speakers costing multiples more. With the right amplifier, matching subs, and a decent deck - audiophile grade performance is possible with these speakers. So if you appreciate speakers that properly reproduce sound, these are the ones you should pick unless budget doesn't matter.

Thanks Polk for engineering amazing speakers at such a great price!

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Polk = Great Speaker

Hansberg, PA

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Absolutely Great Product

October 24, 2013

I've had these in my 2006 Honda CR-V for about 2 years now. The doors required some customization (cutting a larger speaker hole to fit the speaker cage) but it was well worth it. I should also note that I did a full dynomatting of each door panel and secured any openings with 1/8' vinyl.

The MM 6501's (front) and MM651 (rear) are being powered by an JVC double-din navigation head unit and an Alpine MRP-F300 4-channel amp - and they really are as great as the reviews say. Loud and clear. They handle enough volume to the point where it will hurt your ears.

I recommend dynamatting your doors upon installation - especially if you are using an amp to power them. Don't let the small magnet on the back of these guys make you think they won't rattle your doors. They do - surprisingly so.

If you do not plan to power them with an external amp, save yourself some money and look at the Polk Db line.

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Jacob

Elk City, OK

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very detailed sound.

February 21, 2013

It sounds good but i would recommend mounting the tweeter no more than a foot away from the mid-woofer. Once you get it all equalized it sounds amazing. Im powering them with a rockford fosgate p300.2 and i can take about 50 watts more without a doubt. Very good quality overall. And sounds way better than my old kicker speakers.

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Jerry

Philippines

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Great speakers

May 27, 2012

I bought this from another site. I used to have HiVi's in my front doors powered by Sound Magus HS 500. When i changed it to Polk MMs, it was totally different! It was a good decision that i changed my front separates to Polk MM, now im enjoying a very crisp and clear music while driving. Now im planning to change all my set up to Polk Audio.

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Germwar

Salinas, CA

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Love em

September 17, 2011

I paired these with the Polk Audio 500.4 amp and I couldn't be happier. They truly sound beautiful, I'd recommend these to anyone who is looking for amazing at a good price.

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jacob

san antonio, TX

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polk audio mm6501

September 12, 2011

Had these in my doors on a civic powered by auto teck mean machine amp putting about 75 watt rms where very loud and clear. These look weird because of the small magnet from the back but the front looks good. I used to have infinity kappa coaxials and got these and love them. They are not too bright on the tweeter but get just as loud and a lot more clear in sound. I have bought many things from sonic and have not been disapointed fast shipping good service highly recommend.

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redfox

Springfield Gardens, NY

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would buy again

March 12, 2011

proud to have it

Strong Buy

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lg

Savannah ga

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A wolf in sheeps clothing.

May 22, 2015

I had two sets of Jbl components and the one of the crossovers quit working. The second time one of the tweeters quit working. They where under warranty and of course sonic took care of it for me. I ordered these speakers and when I received the package it was really light. I was thinking this isn't going to be good. I installed them and they where a little muddy at first. After about two weeks they broke in and I couldn't be happier with them Nice clean sound. The woofers are so light you wouldn't believe that kind of sounds comes out of them. I totaply recommend them to anyone looking for a good clean set of components.

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Ryan

Kent, WA

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Awesome!

May 4, 2015

Saw good reviews for these speakers and finally decided to give them a try. They're being powered by a Pioneer GM-D8604 amp in my 2011 WRX front doors getting about 125w RMS each. After several hours of listening they finally broke in. And man it sounds like a concert in my car when turned up loud! They go as loud as you'd want without distortion. Really good speakers for the money! They're small, but loud! Also the magnets are small and should fit in almost any application.

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Steve

Toledo, OH

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great bang for the buck

August 21, 2014

Very good highs, pretty good base response. Sound a bit hollow to me. Overall a very clean and crisp sounding setup.
Powered off audiocontrol LC7i, alpine 5 channel amp w/ 100w rms

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Jon

Manchester, NH

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Focus ST Transformation - AMAZING

November 16, 2013

These are the best car speakers I have ever laid my ears on!! They transformed the muddy, weak sound of my "Premium" 10 speaker Sony system in my car into an audiophile quality experience!

Pros: Perfectly accurate sound, warm highs, strong mid-bass, VERY lightweight (I was surprised by that) and VERY loud, but they don't require much power thanks to their 94db sensitivity

Cons: The tweeters don't have as many mounting options as the infinity 6030cs I previously had, so I had to modify the door panels for fit. it would be nice to have more flexibility there. Also, I had to modify the door frame to clear the woofer baskets, but I really can't blame that on Polk. The factory design from Ford was pretty awkward.

Overall I am very happy with these units and I would buy them again in a heartbeat! In order to get really good sound out of them though you need to drive them with a clean signal. I installed the speakers first with plenty of Dynamat. They were already a huge improvement, but because of the poor quality factory amp, they did sound tinny and crackly like one person mentioned in their review. As soon as I installed my JBL MS-8 (The MS-8 drives the 2 front woofers, tweeters and center channel. A separate 100w x 2 amp drives the rear using the supplied crossovers, then a separate 720 watts to a 10" RF Sub, all powered through a 1 farad cap), I couldn't believe what i was hearing. the sound is full, warm, perfectly accurate and I could hear details in the music I had never heard before. This system seriously puts my Infinity home theater to shame!!

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jam757

Seattle, WA

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Incredible Clarity!

April 25, 2013

These things rock hard with incredible high notes and an awesome midrange. Paired with a nice amp and subwoofer your car is set for years to come. These are some of the best speakers that money can buy.

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Donnie E.

Santa Clarita, CA

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Loud speakers, good sound.

March 26, 2013

These speakers look great and get more power of your amp by running at 2.7 ohms. Great set to buy if you're pockets are a little light.

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munzy

Canada

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Slick and sexy

March 26, 2011

The mid is tight. The highs clear and warm. Running off a JL 300/4. Went from the dbs to the mms. At first was like huh a little better. But then after about 5 hours of break in WOW. These are so sweet. Had to do a custom install in my 09 tribute. I have had people looking in my a pillars for tweeters. The highs blend that well with the mid. Slick crossover too. Top quality materials used. Best speakers for the money. Better then JL (and I am a JL guy), better then Focals. Please know the specs of a speaker before you buy. Just don't buy for the name. Learn some stuff.

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Barry

Greenville, SC

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Very pleased

March 16, 2011

Finally installed in '59 Ford project...tight fit in center console but

Holy Cow...they sound great!

Pushing them with a Polk 200.4 amp and only an iPod!

Plan to add a sub, which will improve even more.

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deethe

Raleigh Sprgs/Mphs, TN

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Decent components from 40~ above!

April 5, 2010

x-over mounting location is critical to the policy of the sound.

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Jason

Labadieville, LA

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great value

October 26, 2011

Great output. The tweeters are a tad harsh at first. Once you allow sufficient break in time, they're amazing. Untouchable performance in this price range. Good overall midbass performance. Break in is key with these components. Couldn't be happier with my purchase. Adding a second set soon.

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Jimmy

stockdale, texas

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MM6501

February 7, 2010

I am very happy with these speakers. Very clean sound.

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Mike

Fontana, CA

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Great speakers

July 9, 2013

Very clear sound quality, I hear instruments in the music I never knew were there.

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Chris

Puerto Rico

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Awesome Speakers

June 14, 2011

Great sound quality, better than most high end model like morel, focal and dynaudio.

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YOSLO

San Luis Obispo

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NICE!

May 23, 2011

These little speakers are amazing! They take high power all day and sound awesome doing it. I have 125rms pushing them, but since they are 2.7 ohms, it is actually more than that and they sound fantastic. I would definitely purchase these again, and I would recommend to all that are looking to just buy them.

I have owned so many speakers over the years and have been let down so many times that I have a very skeptical ear, and these did not disappoint at all, in fact I am totally impressed. They make my old Infinity coax speakers sound terrible.

Crossed over at about 60hz and they sound perfect!

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Jones Audio

Copperas Cove, Texas

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Killer Mid's and smooth hi's

December 2, 2009

This component set has amazing quality, polk audio has outdone themselves. I had this set on my stock radio in my GMC truck but didn't care for the sq so i purchased the pioneer premier DEH-610BT and the quality improved but i still thought it could be better, so I put this set on an amplifier, and WOW I had finally realized why I purchased this component set. I had never heard such a great sound from such small drivers. I was only pushing 150 watts per channel but i'm working on getting a new amplifier (Polk audio Pa1100.5) that should drive them to their max 250 watts, and see about the output then. Absolutely the greatest car mid range and hi range system I have ever heard.

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Heywood J

Sacramento, CA

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MM6501's are great speakers

November 2, 2009

I put them in all 4 doors of my 04 Tahoe with 80 RMS going to each. They sound beyond great. Would buy them again.

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William

Elgin, IL

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05 Chevy colorado

December 14, 2014

I was worried about purchasing a set of speakers that i have never heard before. I was worried that the lows produced from these speakers wouldn't be equal to the lows of the factory speakers that i was perfectly happy with. To my surprise the lows sounded even better. I was also shocked to find that these speakers sounded great without an amp. So shocked that if I knew what i know now back when i purchased my truck i would have installed these speakers from day 1. Mids, lows and highs all sound absoultely great, distortion free direct from the Chevy Colorado head unit. I did later add a polk pa4000.4 amp to power these speakers. These speakers do handle this amp and sound good with one too but you will have to dial the base back a bit to avoid distortion at higher volume. If you are on the fence about buying these take my word go it and don't hesitate. Best car stereo upgrade ever.

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Dantheman

new york, new york

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I actually preferred the DXIs

November 29, 2013

I purchased these 6501s seeing as they were the next step up from the DXIs which I had in my old car. I was really expecting a night/day difference which I just didn't get.

I will have to report back once my doors have been sound deadened, but for now, the first impression let me down a little bit. When I put my DXIs in for the first time it hit me like "Bam".

I have done some reading on the polk forums however and many say you really just need to let these speakers break in. We will see.

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johan

Redondo Beach, CA

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Great Mid Bass, great looks!

October 29, 2009

40 to 25khz frequency response at 2.7 Ohms, and 94db!

These speakers offer a warm sound, compared to similar Infinity or MbQuart component speakers. In my opinion they also blow the Polk Db series speakers out of the water.

They sound great with or without an Amp or Sub. I highly recommend them.

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Richard

Stamford, CT

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Polk Does it Again!

July 2, 2009

I have used Polk speakers in many of my cars. The shallow depth and scattered mounting holes made the install less difficult. Although no install in an '02 BMW 330xi is easy. Comparing these to stock speakers is not fair, so I won't. The bass is rich and not punchy. Midrange is well ballanced. The hi's are crisp and not brassy. I would like to have a little more power handling, but for the price it's just right.
Other components:
Eclipse AVN 6600 with ipod & Sirius
Hifonics Zeus ZXi8006
Polk MM651 (Rear)
Polk Momo 2104 Sub

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Jesus

Fallbrook, CA

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A steal for the price

January 26, 2011

You cant get much better than this for the price. The sq on this speakers is great it rivals speaker that cost much much more. The tweeter on them its one of my favorites so far.

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JohnCali

Cutchogue, NY

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Don't sound warm

February 18, 2011

I got these speakers and I would NOT recommend them. While they are very loud and clean I don't like the way they sound. I feel like they are too tinny, and I have the treble boost turned off. The real issue is that vocals aren't warm and are too high pitched. I've spent many, many hours trying to get them to sound right but it just isn't happening. They produce a lot of low bass ( with the my Soundstream ref 2.370 bass boost turned up ). However I feel like the midbass tones for vocals and such are nonexistent. Also the tweeters are too high pitched. I bought these because in my experience silk tweeters sound more natural.....guess not. I thought they would sound better once broken in.....guess not.

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• Peak Power: 250W
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Looks as if it will work well for ATV/Utility Vehicles for outdoor use.
Rich W on Jul 1, 2015
Researched various motorcycle message boards and found no bad reviews. The reviews could not have been any better if the company had written them but since I researched several places I know that is not possible.
Stephen C on Apr 19, 2015
I own the MM5251's and liked them. Thought I would try the 6501's.
MATT S on Jun 14, 2015
These fit my vehicle and can handle more power than other similarly-sized speakers.
James U on Feb 20, 2015
Is the Hifonics X200.2 a good amp for this set of speakers?
James U on Feb 20, 2015
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Best Answer: Hi James,

Great match! Well done.

The X200.2 is providing 100w @4ohms & 200w @2ohms , where the Polk Audio MM6501 are running @2.7ohms , which means the speakers will land somewhere in the middle surely getting at Least the ~125w RMS the they are asking for.
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If I bridge the two rear channels to run a single 4-ohm subwoofer, can the two front channels still run a pair of 2.7-ohm component speakers reliably? Thanks!
Dave J on Mar 5, 2015
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Best Answer: Hello Dave,

Generally speaking, we do not suggest attempting to do so. However, IF your amplifier has the ability to run properly with such a setup, then the user manual will imply it. Even with that said, for amplifiers that say they Can [e.g. Rockford Fosgate R600-4D] we typically still do not attempt it out of reassurance that we aren't stressing the amp. Nevertheless, check with your manual and/or the manufacture.
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If I bridge the two rear channels to run a single 4-ohm subwoofer, can the two front channels still run a pair of 2.7-ohm component speakers reliably? Thanks!
Dave J on Mar 5, 2015
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Best Answer: It would work just fine. The lower impedance of those speakers up front will eg more juice than normal 4 ohm speakers would. The sub would only get about 150rms so match it up accordingly if you're buying that as well.
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what depth is required to use the top mount tweet cup?
Linux User on Jul 30, 2015
Best Answer: Not sure I didn't measure and I can't locate the manual at the moment but I would say roughly about an inch I mounted them in the front kick panels with no problems
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I have a Subaru Forester 2011 and currently have DB6501's in the front. Will I have to make any modifications to replace the DB's with the MM's, or is it just plug and Play?
Robert H on May 5, 2015
Best Answer: As long as the dimensions are the same, I do think think thee should be a problemon swapping them right out. You may want to use the amps that come with the MMS for best results though
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my order component can use for honda CRV 2015 model or not ?
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Product Summary

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MM6501

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747192114541

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6.00lbs

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mm6501

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15059

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Product Name: Polk Audio MM6501