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MB Quart PVL 268

6" x 8" / 5" x 7" 2-Way Premium Series Convertible Component Speakers

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  • 6" x 8" / 5" x 7" Premium Series 2-Way Car Component Speaker System
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 160 watts per pair / 80 watts each
    • RMS: 80 watts per pair / 40 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
  • 4 ohms impedance
  • High temperature voice coil
  • High energy magnet
  • Top-mount depth: 2-3/8"
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's warranty

Priced Per Pair

Speaker Specifications

Series
This is the manufacturer product line of speakers.
Premium (MB Quart)
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" x 8" (also mounts in most 5" x 7" locations)
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.
80 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.
40 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.
2-3/8"
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.
2-1/2"
Cutout Dimensions
Refers to the dimensions of the hole, measured in inches or millimeters, required to contain the speaker.
5-1/8" x 7-3/8" 
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.
No

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

5 Star
33%
4 Star
44%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
11%
1 Star
11%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
3.8
Value
3.9
Features
4.2
Design
4.3
Usability
4.2

Sean

Tulsa, OK

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Sorry MB Quart

April 1, 2011

I have been an MB Quart fan for a long time. I purchased a pair of these for the front and a pair of the Reference models for the back. I have them paired with an MB Quart 5 channel amp. I am was very methodical with my installs, ran completely new wire all the way around. First they sounded ok, quite a bit bright but I set them at 0 on the crossover and took care of that. I tuned the system, I've been doing stereo installs for at least 25 years and they had a lot of static at low volume. Sounded blown. I reworked everything still the same. Ordered another pair and install the new ones. Same thing sounded good. On my way home I was listen to music, not even halve volume and I notice the sound started to degrade rapidly. I got home went through the system again, switched wires, channels, everything and same result, sounded blow. Do yourself a favor and stay away from these speakers.. MB Quart, you have a problem. The "lower grade" models I installed in the back still sound good, no issues what so ever. Sorry MB Quart, not good.

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Dustin

Boulder Creek, CA

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surprisingly good

April 27, 2014

i read on forums that modern mb is no good. i have been using them since the mid 90's when they were reputed to be great. had several sets in several vehicles. cant tell much difference between then and now. made well sound well. just wish they were still made in germany.

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Russ

Dallas OR

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MB Quart PVL 268

January 13, 2014

These speakes sound awesome, they work well with deck power, and even better with an amplifier.

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thefowlerfam

Holiday, FL

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Update on My Last Review of the PVL 268's

June 5, 2013

I did a review on these before. They are very smooth sounding speakers. My only complaint was they were lacking midbass. Well it was my mistake. There was a xover setting on my Kenwood DDX319 that was cutting the bass out. Now they are not the best at midbass, but they are definitely alot better than my last review. For budget component speakers you definitely can't go wrong!!!

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Jeremy

Holiday, FL

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Not bad for the $$

May 8, 2013

I ordered these for a budget system I was doing in my Ford Escape. I went with MB Quarts because I had a set of the older Q series in my old Nissan Sentra. I knew these were not going to be on the level as my old ones, but these surprised me especially considering the price. My only complaint is they lack midbass. I set the tweeters at -6db on the xover and they are nice and smooth sounding. I also like that you can either use them as components or coaxial speakers. I highly recommend these if your on a budget. I'm running them on a MB Quart ONX2.100 & it's a good combination. They seem to handle the extra power with no problem.

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Dmoney

Thibodaux La.

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Awesome buy

November 19, 2012

I bought these and the sound was amazing, they were professionally installed in my Harley Davidson F150 and they sound great, thanks

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Roger Lee

Boca Raton, Florida

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What happened to the quality of MB Quarts?

July 23, 2012

The tweeters are terrible compared to the 218's that I used to buy. I found out the hard way that you can't go buy by the name brand anymore. Go with JL Audio's if you want good car speakers.

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OldManTruck

Dallas, TX

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Installed in F150

June 19, 2012

There are 3 components per door. We had to drill a hole in the door for the tweeters, and the placement of the crossovers was awkward. The sound is considerably better than the 4way-Pioneer 6x8 that I removed. The tweeters are very hot, so start with -6 which is what I stayed with. The clarity on vocals is night and day. Much improved anything else I've owned, even for a pickup. The setup does require more power than an all-in-one speaker solution. I'm using radio power for now, but an amp is on the way.

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PLC

Michigan

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Take this guy^^^^^ with a gain of salt.

February 15, 2012

A speaker is nothing more than a electromechanical device that receives voltage and current input. Distortion only at low volumes could only be caused by poor harmonics on the incoming feed. High volume distortion can be caused by lack of BL or loosely spaced magnetic lines of flux, physical cone distortion, poor quality spiders, ect. Other causes for his issues could be improper volume in the doors resulting in peaks in the resonant fq of the speaker. Bottom line I would hate to see a good product be undersold because of an ill informed person.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

PVL 268

UPC

806576217749

Weight

6.35lbs

Internal SKU

pvl268

Internal Product ID

33015

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 268