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Polk Audio db461P

4" x 6" 2-way dB Series Marine Certified Coaxial Car Plate Speakers

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Marine Certified: Also great for car installs!

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• Eliminates Road Noise
• Quiets Vibrations
• Stops Rattles
• Increases SPL
• Reduces Heat
• Simple To Install
• Easy To Form Aluminum
• Four Step Peel and Stick Installation
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  • 4" x 6" db Series Plate-style 2-way Speakers
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 300 watts per pair / 150 watts each
    • RMS: 100 watts per pair / 50 watts each
  • Polymer/Mica Composite Cone
  • Butyl Rubber Surround
  • 3/4" Silk Dome Tweeter
  • Dynamic Balance Polymer/Mica Composite Mineral Filled Cone is stiff yet lightweight for big sound, little distortion
  • Marine Certified Polk db Series speakers are built tough to withstand the toughest environments so they are perfect for use in boats of all types
  • Low-mass 2-Layer Kapton Voice Coil
  • Pole Plate Heat Sink promotes better heat dissipation for superior power handling and reliability
  • Rock solid, acoustically inert Stamped Steel Basket finished in rustproof Gun Metal Gray
  • Stainless steel hardware
  • 4 ohms impedance
  • Top-mount depth: 1-13/16"
  • 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.
4" x 6"
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 Plate
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.
Polymer/Mica Composite
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.
150 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.
50 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".
91 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).
71 - 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.
1-13/16"
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.
4" x 6" 
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
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
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
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4 Star
15%
3 Star
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2 Star
8%
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Average Attribution Rating

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4.8
Value
4.5
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4.5
Design
4.8
Usability
4.6
Al

columbia ,missouri

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Great speaker

July 23, 2012

This speaker is awesome. Easy install, hit them with a ton of power, crank very loud, sound great.

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Leon

Shiprock, NM

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Polk db461P

August 24, 2011

These speakers sound super cleaner and clean with not distortion. Polk is one of the best speakers i have ever owned, HANDS DOWN.

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Mowman

Arden. NC

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Awesome buy!

July 19, 2010

The product was exactly as represented. I have enjoyed it!

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Jared

Taylor, PA

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great deal

August 28, 2013

purchased these polks for my front doors and they sound clear and loud. I am amping them with a ppi amp and I am pleased with the sound. I highly recommend these speakers.

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Joe

Fort lauderdale fl

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Great speaker

June 27, 2012

I think one of the best sounding speaker for the size and price I would recommend them to anyone looking for a speaker in that size..

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alachabre

Lake Stevens, WA

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Can't say they didn't warn me

July 30, 2010

I read lots of opinions that 4x6 speakers are not worth the money. Still, I had to get something to replace the cracked and broken Infinity Reference in my dash. I should have listened and chosen a different path: The sound of the Polk db461p is strained and artificial, and part of the reason I'm sure lies within the crossover.
The ads claim a two-way crossover, which is technically correct, but the crossover is actually just a 3.3uF NP electrolytic cap in series with the tweeter. It is possible the design is taking into consideration the series inductance of the mid-bass, but that's impossible to tell without measurement, because Polk's technical data on this speaker is not available on their site. The fit required some sanding and filing of the dash grille work, but that's not a problem. It's the sound; it's just not very good - it's not accurate. I'm going to experiment with putting in a proper crossover and hope that helps, and perhaps turn it into a mid-tweeter with the addition of a 6.5" 4 ohm woofer on each channel crossed over low.
The only good thing I can say is that it's claimed to be a very good weather resistant speaker, which is going to be important on the rare days when the Northwest sun beats down on the dashboard. Can't say if that's going to be a plus until several years go by. Meanwhile, the dash (front) speakers are good for news and sports, and the music is going to be played on the rear component set.

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Raxo

Estonia

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Good

October 8, 2009

Good looking speakers that were easy to install in the dash. They sound nice although bass blockers should be added.

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Scott

Prospect, Kentucky

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Excellent performance and value

August 19, 2009

I installed these to replace factory front speakers in '95 Jeep Wrangler. Access to installation location was incredibly difficult (Jeep issue) but once there the speakers went in fine. Even with significant highway and wind noise (especially with top off), the sound of these speakers comes through clean and crisp. Also installed compact subwoofer to relieve these speakers of lower range duty.

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darren

Saint Augustine, FL

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great speaker

June 2, 2012

Handles power well, clean sound, really loud for 4x6. Great speaker for factory 4x6 design.

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Alan

Lake Stevens, WA

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Follow-up

August 8, 2010

I removed the original equipment NP 3.3uF caps and replaced them with audio grade 3.3uF caps from an online distributor. The sound is now noticeably warmer and more real. Pity that Polk is cutting corners on essential components. Since I paid the same price for this item as for the much superior MB Quart component system, I have to rate the value very low. Naturally, Ease of Use goes low because I had to modify the unit (and thus void the warranty) to get them to sound decent.

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Sergio

Laredo, TX

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Decent speakers

May 25, 2009

These are good speakers for the price.
If you canīt afford expensive ones, try these for a decent sound system.

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Brian

Fayetteville, AR

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Excellent Speakers!

February 23, 2015

I am running these speakers powered by a Kenwood KAC-8406 70W RMS amp crossed over at 150Hz. I also have Polk DB651 in the doors, a Polk DB840 sub and Polk DB1001 Tweeters all powered by max RMS. The sound quality is incredible. Set up properly, the DB461P's sound awsome.

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Francis

Evansville, IN

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Sound Great

October 23, 2014

I put these in the dash of my buddy's truck, along with matching 6 1/2s in the doors. I put 100 Hz bass blockers on the dash speakers. He was jamming out with a big grin on his face while I was putting my tools away. As always, Sonic Electronix had the best prices on everything along with super fast shipping.

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Rob

Manchester

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Nice speakers

May 10, 2014

So far I am pleased with these speakers. I installed them in the rear doors of my 04 Silverado. I am waiting to get my Rockford 200p to power them. I will use the high pass on the cross over. cant wait to crank em up

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Max

golden valley mn

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Great speakers for the price

February 28, 2015

i purchased these Polk audio speakers for my 1995 s10. I upgraded from the disgusting stock paper speakers and let me tell you they sound amazing! I have always been a fan of Polk and they never let me down. These speakers will perform great just hooked up to the receiver but even better hooked up to an amp. A++

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ryno

maylene Alabama

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these db's just scream

June 25, 2014

Sound clear.. these highs are unmatched best speaker out there.. polk db series. Period

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Kurt E

Woods Cross, UT

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Great accent speakers!!!!

April 10, 2012

As long as these are not your main speakers you will be fine. If they are your main speakers, I would suggest that you amp them as most stock head units don't have the power to really drive them. I have an old pioneer head unit powering them in the front of my wrangler. The rear speakers have a 100 watt power amp driving some old JBL gt 6x9's. I bought the polks to give me better highs and more clarity for the midrange ---- and they really complement the 6x9's in the back!!! My system sounds A LOT better now!!!!

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Paul

Edison, NJ

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Great

January 20, 2012

Perfect sound on my Jeep Wrangler.

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riverracer

Australia

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fitted perfect in a tight space

September 21, 2011

Bought these to fit a '72 corvette, as a direct bolt in replacement for the dash and kick panel positions.

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Paul

Bagley, MN

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Good deal for some high quality 4x6 speakers

July 8, 2011

Pros:

- They sound nice for the price. I have them crossed over at 150hz, so not a ton of bass gets to them. 150hz below is where my 8" sub takes over.

- They look great.

- They are the exact same size as an actual 4x6 speaker, so no air leaks occur.

Cons:

- Bass could be more prominent, especially considering the separate woofer and tweeter. Oh well, you get what you pay for, I guess.

- For all you SQ audiophiles out there, these are not the speakers for you. The crossover components are not the best, and the woofer and the tweeter are not spaced properly.

Overall, these speakers work just fine for me.

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Gray bush

Kokomo, Indiana

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great speakers

December 13, 2009

These speakers are great ! installed them in dash of 02 s10 and put the db651s in the front doors all powered by the jensen 760 amp. great sound very loud and decent bass response. no bass blockers needed just used filter built into amp and they jam.a 8 or 10 inch sub would make this system even better , but maybe later. on dash speakers you have to knock off a little nipple where the speaker goes so it will sit flat and on the grill you have to hack of the long tabs where the screws go through and thats it. on door speakers they fit perfect, with no adapter necessary cause most 6 1/2 speakers are over sized anyways.

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JW

Muncie Indiana

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A+

May 4, 2015

Great product great price... Made another purchase on a sub a little later both were shipped fast.

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Will

Nacogdoches, TX

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Polk audio db461p

July 15, 2012

If you are looking for a 4x6, this is the one. Great sound loud and clear. They have good bass too for a 4x6. Not gonna beat the block down or anything. Great speakers.

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Arizona. Man

Chandler, Arizona

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Polk db461P

December 21, 2011

I put them in a 75 stingray and when I took the old ones out, I was surprised to see the old ones were Polk. These db461p's are amazing. I have an Alpine and JL subwoofer. The clarity of the highs are like none I have had before. I brought them up to max with the allman bros. And the neighbors down the street thought I was having a party. No distortion. They couldn't believe it was my car. Only drawback but minor is hardly any bass but my sub made up for that.

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Chris

Dallas Texas

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Polk audio 4x6 thank you bunches

July 26, 2011

The product I purchased is awesome still six months later, couldn't expect any better of a product especially for the price since other company's are out trying to rip people off!!! Thank You guys

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Daniel

Shiloh, TN

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LOUD

June 5, 2009

I have 2 12'' subs in my regular cab truck and i cant even hear them any more beacause these 2 little speakers are so loud!! Great Stuff!!

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have used polk audio speakers in the past. They have never disappointed me.
Clint A on Mar 17, 2015
Excellent
Joseph C on Dec 18, 2014
Best buy installer recommended for a 2000 Jeep Wrangler
Neil M on Jan 14, 2015
previous experience with Polk plates
JD M on Nov 24, 2014
Do these have a grille? Polk plate Speakers.
A shopper on May 19, 2015
Best Answer: No, grilles are not included. The info is stated under the features tab on the product page.
Reply · Report · John W on May 20, 2015
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i'm replacing factory install speakers to a 1990 yj jeep wrangler will I need anything extra when I order my polk speakers? Thanks Tina
A shopper on Oct 1, 2014
Best Answer: Get the xScorpion BB398 bass blockers. They will filter out the frequencies below 100 Hz and keep the music sounding clear while protecting the speakers. Attach one end to the positive speaker terminal and the other end to the positive speaker wire. It doesn't matter which end of the bass blocker you pick for the wire or speaker side, they are not directional.
Reply · Report · Frank K on Oct 23, 2014
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

db461P

UPC

747192112738

Weight

3.50lbs

Internal SKU

db461p-PLATE

Internal Product ID

9308

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 db461P