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Polk Audio MM5251

5.25" 2-Way Marine Certified MM Series Component Car Speaker System

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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.

  • 5-1/4" MM Series Marine Certified Component Speakers System
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 400 watts per set / 200 watts each side
    • RMS: 180 watts per set / 90 watts each side
  • Woven glass composite cone woofer
  • Butyl rubber surround for a smoother response
  • 1" Silk/Polymer composite swivel tweeter
  • 2-Way crossover with a 2-Position tweeter level
  • Klippel optimized components for distortion-free sound
  • 2.7 ohms impedance
  • 30mm Large diameter voice coil
  • Neodymium magnet structure for more power
  • Top-mount depth: 2-3/8"
  • 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.

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.
5-1/4"
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-Polymer Composite
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.
200 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.
90 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".
92 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).
50 - 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.
2-3/8"
Cutout Dimensions
Refers to the dimensions of the hole, measured in inches or millimeters, required to contain the speaker.
4-5/8 x 4-5/8 
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.
Yes

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Sonic Electronix

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
70%
4 Star
30%
3 Star
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2 Star
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1 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.8
Value
4.6
Features
4.7
Design
4.4
Usability
4.7
gdrakec22

Liberty, NC

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Amazing sound

September 17, 2013

I have owned Boston Acoustics, MB Quartz, and Infinity component speakers. The Boston and the Infinity sounded great, but they could not handle power well. This time I decided to try the Polk Audio MM series components, WOW! These speakers sound so good and they have no problem with power. I`m running a Rockford Fosgate Power series 600-4 on my mids and highs with these speakers. They sound so good that I have bought 3 sets to replace all of the speakers in my two vehicles (97 Buick Lesabre and 06 Infiniti G35). I have be into aftermarket stereos for over 20 years and for the price you can`t beat these components.

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Ryan K.

Michigan

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Good Speaker

October 24, 2012

I had these polks installed for about 7 months in my audi for the front doors. They are wonderful sounding speakers. Crisp highs that sound great, good mids to fill in the gap, but no lows. Do not think that these make bass. That is wrong. They are for really capturing the upper to mid notes and reproducing them as clean as only these speakers can. No rap or rock song will pound on these. It will just sound clean. I give them a five star on pure sound quality. Polk is a great brand and these prove that.

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Beatbank

Santan Valley

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Clean sound

August 14, 2012

I chose this set over the db series based on the freguency range and Polks reputation for there home monitors. I was taken back by the size of the driver magnet, or the lack thereof. It provides easy fitment in tight spaces. The sound is amazing, capturing sounds that weren't heard on other systems that I've used. One draw back, if your looking for mid bass response, it lacks kick. Of course, that's not really what the mm series were intended for. My listening experience has been enjoyable on the long drive to work, and overall I believe that this is an excellent choice.

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proud2b

Virginia Beach, VA

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Great marine speakers, but only good car speakers

December 22, 2011

The frequency response, distortion levels, and punch on these speakers are second to none; however, those attributes come at the cost of fidelity. I purchased a set of JBL GTO938 6X9 Speakers, and based on the reviews and relative cost, I expected the MM5251 to blow them away. I was wrong: the 938's reminded me that I purchased marine speakers. If you want maximum sound for your money, get these speakers. HOWEVER, if you're looking for a high quality sound, I recommend you look elsewhere.

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Ardent1

Louisville, OH

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Great Value

October 11, 2010

There are a few better sounding speakers out there, but not many. And nothing even close to this price range. Very clean and crisp sound. You have to get creative with the tweeter mounting, but it's easy for someone with installation experience.

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Chris

Roswell, GA

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Polk Audio MM5251 Review

August 10, 2010

I would highly recommend this product.

What I like: The speakers produce accurate and clear music - they sound excellent. The highs are extremely crisp and the mids are strong, but not overwhelming. The sound quality continues into the ear-bleeding intensity levels - I have not yet heard noticeable distortion.

What I don't like: The mounting on the tweeters is not conducive to flush mounting. Neither me nor the stereo installer could find a way to flush mound the tweets, so my truck has them protruding from the dash and it looks terrible. If I had known that they would not flush mount, I would have selected an alternate brand, even through the sound is so good.

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Matt K.

Richmond, VA

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Just go ahead and buy these

June 14, 2010

I want to say don't go cheap on your speakers, but these really aren't even that expensive. especially for how great they sound. I have these up front and a pair of 90w coaxial polk speakers in the rear powered by a 90w x 4 channel polk amp, with a pioneer deck. and i couldn't be happier with the way it sounds. crystal clear. songs literally sound better with these. I wish i could help to give a more well rounded rating by giving some cons, but i cant think of any. buy these!

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deckerm45

Kirksville, MO

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Great Speaker

January 20, 2010

These speakers sound amazing. They produce great highs and amazing lows and mids. The best speakers I have ever owned! I recommend these speakers to anyone and everyone.

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johan

Redondo Beach, CA

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Great speakers if you don't have the room for the 6501s!

October 29, 2009

The MM5251s are awesome speakers, but the slightly larger MM6501s have a much lower frequency response and therefore sound much better.

If you don't have the space, or if you have a sub, then it does not matter!

I know because I have both sets in two different cars.

I highly recommend all Polk MM series speakers for their build quality, design, and warm clear sound.

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Mike

Phoenix, AZ

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September 27, 2009

I have read other speaker reviews when the writer would speak to "hearing notes and instruments I had not heard before..." Now I know what they're talking about. I haven't even installed my sound processor or amp and my OEM stereo sounds great.

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NVX SDDK12 Door Kit

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Dynamat Xtreme Door Kit 10435

Enough sound dampening to cover most doors!

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Stinger Roadkill Door Kit

Use this to eliminate rattle from your doors!

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Car Stereo and Speaker Installation Tool Kit

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

MM5251

UPC

747192114534

Weight

5.50lbs

Internal SKU

mm5251

Internal Product ID

17949

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

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: Polk Audio MM5251