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MB Quart PVL 216

6-1/2" 2-Way Premium Series Convertible Component Speakers

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  • 6-1/2" Premium Series 2-Way Car Component Speaker System
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 280 watts per pair / 140 watts each
    • RMS: 140 watts per pair / 70 watts each
  • Polypropylene cone
  • Rubber surround
  • 40mm (1-1/2") Silk dome tweeter
  • Convertible system can change from component to coaxial
  • Active crossover with variable tweeter attenuation and gold plated terminals
  • Edge rolled steel basket
  • Motor damping magnet cap
  • Progressive long travel spider
  • Includes a progressive grille
  • 4 ohms impedance
  • High temperature voice coil
  • High energy magnet
  • Top-mount depth: 2-1/2"
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

Priced Per Pair

Speaker Specifications

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.
6-1/2"
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.
Polypropylene
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.
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.
140 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.
70 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".
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).
38 - 32,000 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.

No
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.
2-1/2"
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.
2-5/8"
Cutout Dimensions
Refers to the dimensions of the hole, measured in inches or millimeters, required to contain the speaker.
5-5/8" x 5-5/8" 
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
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
53%
4 Star
40%
3 Star
7%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.2
Value
4.5
Features
4.4
Design
4.3
Usability
4.4

swest

Canada

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Clean, refreshing sound, great value.

January 30, 2012

I have these installed in the doors of my 2000 cavalier Z24 winter beater, upgrading from FSB-216 separates. Previously performed custom work to install 6.5" woofers, and these dropped right into the previous cutouts with no modifications or clearance issues. After a few days of varied listening positions, the tweeters were installed in pods at top of doors angled slightly upwards and partially on-axis. These tweeters are not as directional as I was expecting and provided a spacious stage and decent imaging with practically all of my installation positions. I still added a minor time alignment correction from my headunit to balance the image. Doors are vibration damped with dynamat, and speakers are driven with 120 rms per channel. Head unit is a Kenwood X995. I listen to all types of music, including top 40, folk and rock. Compared to the FSB 216 set that these replaced there is a significant improvement in the smoothness and response of the high frequencies. I have the tweeters set at the -6db setting, and while not perfect, they are quite smooth and bright without any real harshness, with a sound that is typical of fabric domes. Midbass is quite good for a 6.5" driver, but don't expect these to replace 8" or larger bass drivers. I did try running them full range to get a feeling of their low frequency extension, and I ended up running them with a 12 db/oct HPF at 60 hz. which still lets them provide impact without the stress of any real bass duty. At first look, the speakers appear expensive with engineered plastic baskets and large crossover boxes. A more detailed inspection reveals the construction tolerances on the woofer voice coils, the inexpensive components inside the crossovers, and the extremely thin 22 gauge wiring used to connect the tweeters. Also, while the woofer baskets look neat, they are not comparable to cast baskets and if your woofer mounting location is anything but flat they will deform to your mounting location - probably with negative effects. These are not $500 components, but they are definitely a step up from the lower, FSB 216 end of the spectrum. Installation wise, the woofers top-mount 2.5" depth may require spacers for most door installs to clear the window, however this is typical in my experience. The tweeters are quite large in diameter, but shallow if a flush mount is preferred. The tweeters can also be angle mounted or mounted co-axially with the woofer, all with the included hardware. I have spent quite a few hours listening to these components and have found them to really come alive at SPL's around 100 dB in car. At low volumes, the tweeters are overly efficient and midbass is lacking. At high levels, the tweeters start to exhibit breakup, but they will play cleanly to about 110dB with no listening fatigue or added discolouration to the music. With much of the World listening to compressed media files on mobile devices, these speakers, much like all mid to higher end aftermarket speakers driven with decent equipment, will expose the sonic flaws in your *acquired* MP3 collection. In summary, I am finding real enjoyment listening to the favorites from my CD collection again on these speakers, and I don't think anyone would be disappointed with these units, especially considering the price.

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COMA

Arvin, Ca

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August 6, 2013

This product worked great and I also got it quick.

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Brad

Helotes, Texas

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MB Quart PVL 216

July 17, 2013

Great sound as one would expect from MB quart. However, not I'm very impressed with the polymer housings if your mounting surface isn't spot on flush the housings will warp.

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Rock and Roller

San Leandro, CA.

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Clarity at it's best

March 9, 2013

I recommend these component speakers if your looking for a mid price range setup that has great sound. I upgraded from the FSB 216 and you can definitely hear the difference between both sets. I installed the rear set first and listened to them to compare the fronts that were FSB216's. The highs from the tweeters were first set to -3 dB and were sounding somewhat weak; then I set them at 0db and the change made quite a difference and I tried these settings over various styles of music. I could hear the PVl's over the FSB's with the vocal range and highs being more to my liking. The bass was sufficient with clear thuds, but that may have to do with the baffles I installed behind them. I have these hooked up to the new Crunch 1000.5 and have a Boston 10" sub in the trunk. I have a AudioControl LCQ1 that has an separate 8 band equalizer for front, rear and sub. With these options I am able to fine tune the system to my liking and am very happy with my purchase of the MB Quarts Component setup.

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Jaymz

Albuquerque, NM

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Excellent speakers

March 5, 2013

I recently upgraded my speakers in my Toyota Tundra to these and they have to be the best speakers I have ever owned. I replaced my Lanzar Opti components with these and they blew them away. The Lanzars did offer very punchy midbass which is something lacking in the MB Quarts. However clarity does not even compare. I am planning on installing the 2 MB Quart 8" subs that I ordered this weekend. Hopefully that will make up the low end that I need. I will right a review on those also once I have had a change to really audition them.

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Leif

Australia

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Great but some build issues

March 4, 2013

Well I haven't finished the restoration of my car yet but I have installed the speakers and run them through my amp. My doors are not forming a "sealed" box yet but I can definitely say these drivers are punchy and deliver clean mids and crisp highs. Bass is lacking but expected without a sealed door. My dislikes are the build quality... I bought 2 pairs of these drivers. When I pulled the first driver from box 1, one of the small pieces of plastic grill fell out. It happened again with a driver in box 2! Its a PITA because I have to glue them in myself. Also, some of the allen-key terminals on the crossover are difficult to turn with one not even tightening right up and becoming useless.

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Bruce

Canada

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So happy i decided to buy this

January 23, 2013

these speakers were a great deal. everything was charged and came right when they said it would. Love u guys. I will buy again. owners manual could have been a little more clear for wiring. but i figured it out

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Coma

arvin, california

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great value

January 1, 2013

Got the product quick and in good condition with no problems.

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Brad

Helotes, Texas

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Great Sound

December 18, 2012

I was having issues with a set of my Bostons Acoustic Pro series and had to ship them out. Ordered a set of these to use in the meantime. They sound so great I haven't bothered to reinstall my Bostons. Great highs, great mids and warm lows. If you are looking for a component system and are on a budget i would highly recommend. Thanks Sonic Electronics I'm a returning customer!

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sideskraft

Holland MI

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Excellent sound and build quality for the money

July 29, 2012

I have spent 20+ hours listening to these in my basement (hooked up to a home receiver) and the music is very clear and not harsh. The detail coming from the tweeters is outstanding, the voices and other midrange music is very natural, and the bass is very good. Overall a very nice and balanced system. At the price they're being sold for now (as a non-current model), they are a steal. I will be installing two pairs inside the cabin of my boat, to be powered by two channels of a five-channel Cadence amplifier. These are the first MBQ products I've owned, and I'm definitely impressed.

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Beckerson1

West Salem, OH

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MB Quart PVL216

May 29, 2012

This is a review of the MB Quart PVL-216 6.5" component set shown here: MB Quart PVL 216 (PVL216) 6-1/2" 2-Way Premium Component Speakers First Impressions (speakers outside door): First thing you notice about these speakers is the quality of the build. Everything is either made out of metal or a very heavy/durable plastic. The cone looks very clean and doesn't have a mass of glue all over it. Also even without the speaker cover these look very sexy. The tweeters are very beefy. Everything on them is either metal or the tweet itself. The cover for the tweet is extremely strong. I suggest adding a small bead of glue to hold the cover on as a good bump can knock it off... (Speakers in doors without sound deadener): I do want to mention that you do not want to over tighten the speakers to the baffle. Doing so puts stress on the speakers cone and can cause distortion. Also suggest sealing these speakers off by applying speaker foam tape between the speaker and baffle. I have my tweeters down on my kick panels near the speakers. Right now I have the tweets set to 0db via the crossover but at certain times they can be very harsh. I will be testing them at -3db to see if this helps with this. As far as the sound was concerned: 1) Bought these for SQ, hence the comp choice, and they do everything I want them to do. The highs are very clean and crisp. The highs play fairly flat so a higher EQ adjustment for the higher frequencies may be required. 2) The mid range was good (note this was before I got deadener, which I will discuss later on). Since I have a sub I keep the lower range EQ set near flat. I also have the HPF set to 100 hz as even though these do sound good down to 70 hz or so they do struggle with low frequencies but all speakers do unless they are specifically made to do so (Speakers in doors with deadener): This past week my sub blew so I have been able to really hear what these speakers can do full range. Especially the mid to lower range: 1) With adding the deadener to the doors the mid range frequency response improved drastically. Everything with the mid range has gotten smoother. 2) Now since these are woofers not sub-woofers and the fact they are 6.5" the lower bass is good. With having heard the response of a sub-woofer it blows woofers out of the water. But I will have to say that these do handle the lower range well. (Crossovers): The crossovers are fairly small in size but do a great job supplying the correct frequency to the speakers. The covers are all plastic so these are very light. The only gripe I have with them is the clear covering. They are very easy to separate from the glue. But its a very simple fix. Now I was refered these as good SQ speakers and I can really attest to this... With a good amp and HU with a fair amount of EQ options these can sound amazing... (Overall): 4 out of 5 I am very pleased with this setup and will probably stay with this setup for the life of the vehicle or until they take a dump. If your looking for a great comp set that plays full range. These are for you. They are somewhat pricey but you can't go wrong with these. You pay for what you get... Even if you don't have a sub-woofer you won't be disappointed with the lower range capabilities of these speakers.

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N.

Cali

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A++

December 14, 2011

Excellent product!! Good quality. I see why the Ferrari Testarrosa was OEM fitted with MB Quart.

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Ross

Montgomery, AL

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Nice set up

March 20, 2011

I have these babies along with some 6 1/2 MB Quart midbass drivers being pushed by a RF T400 & the mids & highs are insane! My treble setting goes to positive 10 & I have it set at -1!!! These lil monsters sound great! I highly recommend them if u want high quality sound.

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philippeleite

Brazil

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They don't sell parts.

February 13, 2012

One of my midbass drivers is broken and I've contacted MB Quart and they told me that they don't sell separate parts. You'll have to buy a whole kit if one of your drivers break. This is the fisrt and last time I buy MB Quart products.

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doodaa

schroon lake

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February 2, 2012

Although I haven't installed these speakers yet I've had MB Quart's before and enjoyed them, looking forward to hearing them!!!

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Accessory Tools and Products

Accessories added

NVX 25 ft. of True Spec 12 Gauge Speaker Wire

100% OFC wire with EnvyFlex metallic jacket insulates and protects against damage from extreme conditions.

Your Price $39.99

Streetwires 25 ft. of True Spec 12 Gauge Speaker Wire

You need speaker wire to connect your speakers!

Your Price $44.95

Belva 23 ft. of True Spec 12 Gauge Speaker Wire

100% Copper Clad Aluminum, high strand count with ultra-flexible PVC blended jacket for easy installation

Your Price $14.99

12-10 AWG Butt Connectors

These yellow butt connectors are ideal when connecting thicker speaker wire your new aftermarket speakers.

Your Price $6.99

12-10 AWG Yellow T-Tap Adapters

Allows for fast and easy splicing of wires by easily tapping into the cable.

Your Price $5.99

NVX SDDK12 Door Kit

Eliminates speaker panel distortion and reduces door vibration, rattles and squeaks!

Your Price $49.99

Dynamat Xtreme Door Kit 10435

Enough sound dampening to cover most doors!

Your Price $69.95

Stinger Roadkill Door Kit

Use this to eliminate rattle from your doors!

Your Price $36.99

Car Stereo and Speaker Installation Tool Kit

Includes Test Light, Crimp/Splice Tool, Multi-bit Screwdriver and more.

Your Price $12.99

Universal Wire Puller & Grabber

Running wires has never been easier! This wire puller allows you to run wires through those hard to reach places!

Your Price $6.99

Xscorpion 9-Piece Nylon Plastic Pry and Chisel Tool Set

Easily removes dash/trims, door clips, panels and pins, rubber grommets and vehicle emblems.

Your Price $14.99

3 in 1 Wire Quick Splice T-Tap and Butt Connector Crimper + Wire Cutter

Used for cutting copper and aluminum wires up to 8 gauge.

Your Price $29.99

NVX SDRLR1 Sound Dampening Rubber Roller

Install your Sound Dampening with ease! This heavy duty rubber roller is designed specifically to install your NVX products!

Your Price $7.99

Speaker Baffles for your Speakers

Enhance the sound of your speakers with these easy to install speaker baffles.

Your Price $9.99

XTC 6-1/2" Round Large Frame, Shallow Foam Speaker Baffles

Creates a tight seal behind speaker for enhanced audio quality.

Your Price $12.99

Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

PVL 216

UPC

806576217732

Weight

6.76lbs

Internal SKU

pvl216

Internal Product ID

33014

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: MB Quart PVL 216