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Polk Audio db651s

6.5" / 6.75" 2-Way Marine Grade db Series Shallow-Mount Coaxial Speakers w/ Liquid Cooled Silk Tweeters

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Exceptional Quality and Versatility

Step up your vehicles audio performance with Polk Audio's revolutionary db651s'. Cutting edge technology has allowed for an efficient speaker that has ability to accurately reproduce music like you have never heard before. A precise balance of materials including the Silk/Polymer Dome tweeter and Mica Cone woofer enable smooth roll-off and quick response at any volume. The rubber surround adds to bass response as well as increases the lifetime of the speaker under any conditions. Being marine certified, the Polk db651s' will surprise you with its versatility and ability for use in many applications. The high-efficiency loudspeaker means less power is necessary for the same quality output. The revamped db Series delivers that perfect Polk Audio performance and durability like never before.

Speaker Features:

  • 6-1/2" 2-way Slim Mount Marine Certified Coaxial Speakers
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 330 watts per pair / 165 watts each
    • RMS: 110 watts per pair / 55 watts each
  • Lightweight dynamic balance polymer/mica composite mineral filled cone woofer
  • Marine certified, perfect for use in marine vessels
  • 3/4" Liquid-cooled silk/polymer composite dome tweeter
  • High pass and low pass crossover filters
  • Low-mass 2-Layer 25mm kapton voice coil former
  • Multi-hole mounting pattern
  • Shallow depth
  • Muscular ABS Grilles (Based on MOMO Designs)
  • Durable butyl rubber surround
  • Pole plate heat sink
  • Flat spider for faster, longer excursion linear motion
  • Flexible woven leads sewn directly into spider for greater reliability
  • polarized nickel plated terminals on PCB terminal board
  • Stamped steel basket finished in rustproof gun metal gray
  • Frequency Response: 50 - 22,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 92 dB
  • 4 ohm Impedance
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

Priced Per Pair

Speaker Specifications

Series
This is the manufacturer product line of speakers.
db (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.
6-1/2"
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
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.
Mica Injected Polypropylene (MIPP)
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.
165 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.
55 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).
55 - 22000 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.

Yes
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.
1-11/16"
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"
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

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
67%
4 Star
23%
3 Star
8%
2 Star
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1 Star
2%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.6
Value
4.7
Features
4.5
Design
4.6
Usability
4.6
Larry

Brewton, Alabama

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Very good sounding speakers

September 17, 2013

I purchased these speakers to replace the old completely worn out speakers in my Chevy truck. I had to modify the stock speaker mounts to fit them but they fit in there nicely now. The sound is really good. Sounds better than it ever did before. They are a good value for the price. I recommend them.

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Daniel

Haslett, MI

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Solid replacement

September 20, 2011

Major difference in sound from the factory garbage that these speakers replaced, even without amplifying them. Running them from the 45x4 head unit is sufficient, but would probably benefit from separate amplification. Good highs, great mids, but you want to cut them off and block 120hz and below.
Did not fit, even with the included adapter, but a drill bit takes care of that no problem.

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Avdo

Astoria, NY

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Great Quality Sound

November 17, 2011

Great speakers, I used these speakers on my Audi A6 1998 as replacements and sound quality is amazing so is the bass. These speakers exceeded my expectation. These speakers are fifty times better then the standard factory speakers that came with my Audi.

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Brucebanner77

Palestine, TX

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Great for the price

July 14, 2014

These are great tweeters for the price. The sound is very clear and plus they are Marine grade. They have several mounting methods to fit your needs.

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Faruk

Mozambique

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Great Speakers.

August 29, 2013

Got those along side my Alpines SPR-50, they make up for the lack of midbass from the Alpines. Great value for the money but again with Polk Speakers Sensitivity ratings are open to interpretation.

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Donnie

T-town, MS

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Polk db651s

November 21, 2014

I put these in my work van and it souds like I am in a different vehicle.
The sound is much better than stock speakers, and that is running the
Polks with the factory radio. I'm glad I bought the shallow mounts,
because the tweeter on the regular db651 speakers would have not
fit behind the factory door panels. If you are looking for a great factory
replacement I would highly suggest getting a pair.

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Penz

NY

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Superb price/quality & value

August 8, 2013

The Polk db651s are perfect for getting articulate mids and highs in either a car of boat application.

They are equipped with a basic crossovers mounted on the speaker terminals (6db slope) however to sound clean they will need a high pass filter at about 60-80Hz for eliminate the lowest frequencies which will otherwise distort the sound.

Time will tell how long they will last in harsh environments like marine use but thus far (6 months) they seem to be holding up.

For automobiles the 6.5" coaxials will produce more low end such as midbass because of cabin gain however on a boat or any other open air vehicle (golfcart, jeep, ATV...) they will require a subwoofer to augment the missing low frequencies.

Once set up correctly they will sound surprisingly good with very detailed and smooth output.

For the price the value is highly recommended!

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Martin

Canada

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Not recommended

August 6, 2013

One speaker blew after about 2 months of non excessive volume.

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BuPhilOh

Buffalo, NY

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Very good value

May 27, 2013

Very good, clear sounding speaker, and this price was excellent. I bought them for an unusual application - replacing the 4" speaker in a Roland MicroCube guitar amplifier. It gave me exactly the improvement I wanted.

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Vince In Houston

Houston, TX

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Yes, I like Polk!

August 11, 2011

I purchased the Polk Audio db651s. I tend to prefer Polk products because they sound great and are durable in the humid Houston heat. I bought them in the early Spring and they are lasting through their first Houston Summer. These speakers tend to get the most heat because they are on the rear deck and get the most heat from near direct sunlight. I've owned other Polk speakers in the past specifically because they last through several Summers before I have to replace them and the price I found them for here is really great!

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RICHARD

UKIAH, CA

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Sound is perfect

August 8, 2011

These speakers sounds great. I'm running these off the head unit and sounds great without a amp. Which will save you some cash. Do not buy these for bass its for the highs and mids. So if you want a bass buy a sub.

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Matt

North Las Vegas, NV

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Recommend!

October 1, 2014

I have these in my sound (roll) bar in my 2014 Wrangler. They sound really well with the JVC deck I installed and were even better when pushed with an Alpine amp (KTP-445U). Install was easy and I couldn't have asked for a better speaker. Easy to install.

If you own a wrangler, I would seriously recommend these. Another piece of advice is poly fill the sound bar. It does help out with the overall sound.

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D

Annapolis, MD

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Great highs

September 15, 2014

These are quality speakers that are relatively cheap and they sound good.

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Arnokung

Silver Spring, MD

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Great sound

June 10, 2013

I put this guy into my new beetle paired with sony head unit. It sounds great, good woofer

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The Dalles, OR

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decent for the price, bright for my taste

May 21, 2012

Not a bad set of speakers but wanted matching front/rear, and they 651s was too deep in front for my application. Had these installed for just a month or so, but was overall quite happy with them- EXCEPT- they were very bright. Had to have a lot of high end cut to make my ears not bleed.

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James

Los Lunas, NM

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Nice sounding speakers

February 21, 2012

I got these to use as rear fills in my Tacoma and they sound great. Much impoved over the stock spearkers with just my HU powering them. They sound as good if not better than a set of CDT's I had in another vehicle that i paid twice as much for. Great deal.

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Barney

Lutz, FL

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Great product

November 13, 2011

The sound from these speakers are great. Rich and full sound.

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Ken

Ofallon, Mo.

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Great Value, Fast Delivery

June 14, 2011

I ordered these speakers for my 16 year old son's 1995 Chevy S-10 pickup truck for Christmas. Not only were they shipped right away, but the sound is far superior to the factory speakers at a fraction of the price!

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Adam

Canada

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Great for the highs

April 18, 2011

These speakers just scream! They are great for the highs but lack a little on the low end, make sure you got a sub and probably some ear plugs when you got them cranked!

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Jr

Palmdale ca

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Good speakers

March 27, 2011

Great sound for low price!...good deal

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I bought this item to put on my four-wheeler.
Dylan H on Mar 29, 2015
Are very highly reviewed and a friend told me he loves these speakers so thought I'd give them a shot.
Cody L on Feb 15, 2015
hoping it will be a good in dash speaker for van
robert w on Mar 10, 2015
Liked the review and the speaker sounds great
Jeanne W on Feb 8, 2015
Would like to know if these are ok for install into a 2008 Honda Goldwing GL1800.....?? Maybe speaker suggestion as well!!! Considering the Polk 501, or 651 or 651s units???
Daniel L on Oct 17, 2014
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Best Answer: Great addition to my bike/trike sound system, having it in an enclosed area limits some of the thump (not much). I also upgraded the speakers to Polk marine speakers, sounds great. One thing to remember, it is open air sound, more watts more sound.
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This is for 1990 Mazda Miata. Cutout hole is 5 3/8", Mount holes on a 6 1/8" circle. Will the Polk db651s fit? Do you supply any kind of plug harness for the speaker or do I just solder the wires? Do you recommend and sell a backing cup to prevent rain and moisture on back side?
A shopper on Feb 21, 2015
Best Answer: Hello,

The db651s will fit your vehicle, and we suggest the Metra 82-7500 bracket to help with the install. Moreover, you Can use the Metra 72-9300 speaker harness, but we often suggest saving yourself the money and simply figuring out the OEM polarity for each location.

Metra 82-7500
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_3322_Metra-82-7500.html
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

db651s

UPC

747192112783

Weight

5.00lbs

Internal SKU

db651s

Internal Product ID

9110

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.

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