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Polk Audio DXi6501 (DXi 6501) db6501 inspired

6-1/2" 2-way Component Car Speakers - Same Performance as DB6501, Marine Certified for Boats!

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6-1/2" 2-way Component Car Speakers - Same Performance as DB6501, Marine Certified for Boats!

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Polk Audio DXi6501: Clean and Precise Sound




Klippel Motor Optimization:

The DXi6501 is made with laser measurement technology via the Klippel Motor Optimization for a smooth excursion path at any volume. This creates a more efficient and long lasting speaker that performs great at low or high volumes. This model is equivalent to the popular db6501.



Proprietary Dynamic Balance Technology:

Polk's engineers are able to design out driver and system resonances that cause distortion with the Dynamic Balance technology. The composite cones also feature a stiffness-to-mass ratio that allows the speakers to react to faster transients with finer detail. You not only get clarity, but function and precision.



What does Marine Certified mean?

The DXi Series speakers go through the ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) marine testing to become marine certified. The speakers go through two harsh tests: the B117-03 Standard Practice for Operating Salt Spray (Fog) Apparatus and the D4329-99 Standard Practice for Fluorescent UV Exposure of Plastics. The Salt Fog tests exposes the components 95° Fahrenheit and 5% salt solution for 500 hours and the UV test puts the speakers through 8 hours of UV-B light, black body temperature of 60 degrees Celsius and 4 hours condensate water, black body temperature of 40 degrees Celsius. These tests ensure these speakers will last in the harshest of marine environments.





General Features:

  • 6 1/2" DXi Series Flagship Component Car Speakers
  • Power Handling:
    • Peak: 600 watts per pair / 300 watts each
    • RMS: 200 watts per pair / 100 watts each
  • Recommended Power Range: 10 - 100 watts RMS per channel
  • Dynamic Balance polypropylene cone
  • Butyl Rubber surround
  • 1" liquid-cooled silk/polymer composite dome tweeter
  • Top-mount Depth: 2"
  • Cutout Dimensions: 5"
  • 4 ohm impedance
  • Frequency Response: 35Hz-23kHz
  • Sensitivity: 92dB
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

  • Priced Per Pair

Check out the DXi6501 Owner's Manual



Product History:

Polk Audio DXi6501 thumbnail
(newest, current model)
Polk Audio db6501 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Polk Audio DXi6501 (DXi 6501) db6501 inspired)
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(previous model, replaced by Polk Audio db6501)

Speaker Specifications

Series
This is the manufacturer product line of speakers.
DXi (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 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.
Soft Dome
Tweeter Size
Refers to the size of the tweeter. Typically, smaller tweeters produces less output with higher frequency response.
1"
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.
Dynamic Balanced 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.
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.
300 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.
100 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).
35 - 23000 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
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"
Cutout Dimensions
Refers to the dimensions of the hole, measured in inches, required to contain the speaker.
5"

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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

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4 Star
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Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.7
Value
4.9
Features
4.7
Design
4.7
Usability
4.8
Lawrence

Louisville, KY

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Outstanding quality with punch

January 27, 2017

I was more than impressed with the quality and strength of sound coming out of these Polk Speakers. You must supply them with the appropriate power (~100 Watts RMS)...or you will be disappointed. I originaly intended to just install the speakers and power them with an aftermarket Head Unit. I was disappointed (with HU only power)...until I called the In-House experts at SonicElectonix who exceeded my expectations in finding the right amplifier and setup for my situation. I paired these with a JL Audio 2 channel amp (110 RMS each channel), lined the doors with sound deadener, and POW...extremely tight and powerful sound...with incredible high end. More than impressed

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James

Nettie, WV

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Love it

January 7, 2017

Great speakers amped I didn't test them without one. You can't go wrong for the price.

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601* wrangler

Flora,MS

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DXi6501

December 20, 2016

Good looking speakers have not installed yet due to illness but will install soon. Bought for the price, marine grade and other reviews that I read on Sonic web site.

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Chuck

Phila

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Nice price

December 3, 2016

Clean crisp sound,very happy with the purchase,easy install

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devlin

Bonne Terre, MO

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Sounds Amazing

November 22, 2016

I got one side installed so far it is a hard install considering I am putting a 6.5 inch speaker in a hole meant to mount a 5.25 speaker. It did fit thought and I still can row my window down. I also got a bad crossover with the component set and am in the process of Sonic replacing it. So far now I have one side Polk and the other side Pyle Pro and the difference is night and day. Polk is the way to go, despite all the issues I am having, most is my choice since I'm putting them in a car not meant for this size speaker.

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squirrel

spokane

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great speakers

November 10, 2016

They sound great and are very loud. I've always been a big fan of Polk products.

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Armando

Longmont, CO

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Meh

October 30, 2016

The highs and mids are fantastic, crystal clear. However, it bottoms out pretty quickly. I didn't expect thumping lows, but I sure expected a better low representation than a stock speaker(regardless of stock make). Overall I'm happy for now and it's still a great value but I'm definitely going to search for new speakers in the future.

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323tech

Corpus Christi, TX

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Great Sound and Great Value

October 29, 2016

I have always been impressed with Polk's sound and consistency which is why we bought these for my son's build.

They are very durable speakers, and I have 75 watts RMS going to them without any problems. They sound clean and are very powerful. They were an excellent choice at a great value.

I absolutely hate the speaker grilles though! For our build we had to use Q form kick panels and these square grilles wouldn't fit properly or look right in our build. We actually wound up having to buy round speaker grills for them. (might have been better buying different speaker brand with the added cost of grilles?) This is my only complaint.

Can't beat the sound or the price for a good quality product.

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Kevin

Englewood, OH

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Awesome polk speakers

October 6, 2016

These polk speakers sound amazing compared to what was in my Jeep, extremely happy overall. Good product for the price

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Ryan

Lakewood, NJ

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Quality upgrade, pairs well with a nice amp

September 26, 2016

The Polk Audio Dxi 6501 (component speakers) consist of a midrange woofer and highrange tweeter with a crossover to separate the frequencies. I have these connected to a bridged 4-channel amplifier outputting 150W RMS at 4 ohms to each door (older Alpine MRP400). With this setup and after about a week of break-in period, the speakers are just magnificent. High frequencies are the best part of this setup but there is surprisingly an adequate amount of bass as well. Surely, you need a subwoofer for the deep bass but it is definitely accurate sound reproduction and puts out far more bass than my old Alpine speakers I was running. Even in my car (a 2 seater convertible) I can hear everything loud and clear on the highway. For the price, these are the best possible option if you care at all about accurate, balanced sound.

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Dan

Milwaukee, WI

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Sounds fantastic!

September 14, 2016

Sounds better than an older model I had of Polk in the car of the same exact type of component speaker. Very balanced mid sound and very clear high end soundstage. Doesn't sound too shrill in the highs at all. This has some bass. However this should not be the reason to buy these. Use with a sub and turn down the bass on these for them to sound the best!

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Robin

Beverly Hills, CA

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great sound when powered properly

June 30, 2016

Easy to install..just make sure you wire them to an amp so they can perform as they were intended to.. they need juice to let loose

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peoples reviews and I have Polk audio home equipment, to be fair, they are older, so, basically when Matt Polk had the company in hand, top quality.
Carlo D on Mar 13, 2017
I have Polk Coax's in the rear of my SUV & Sonic had a great price & looks like good customer service
Vincent P on Feb 14, 2017
Looking for a moderate priced upgrade for my ride. I like the low end specs. Reviews from several sites were positive. Sonic price & 60 day return tipped the scales toward purchase
Gunther V on Mar 6, 2017
I had the dxi6500 the model year before these and they were great
RODNEY J on Feb 5, 2017
Just purchased this set and I'm stuck. Do I need an amp per crossover for installation? my head unit is a kenwood dpx502bt and i also have a pair of polk db652s
s v on Nov 22, 2016
Best Answer: No you don't need an amp to get them working, however it is beneficial to have an amp. Speakers go to the output from crossover that is supplied and the car speakers wiring go to the crossover input.
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What frequency is the crossover for Polk Audio DXi6501 component set at for each speaker?
A shopper on Feb 1, 2017
Best Answer: the best I can tell the low pass is about 80htz and the tweaters are at 200htz
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hello I have a jbl gto - 504ez this speaker amplifier moves well or would lack power ?
alvaro s on May 13, 2016
Best Answer: Es, that amp will drive your new speakers perfectly. They will sound good even down to 20 watts and can handle twice as much as your amp can supply.
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

DXi6501

UPC

747192123994

Weight

6.50lbs

Internal SKU

dxi6501

Internal Product ID

112441

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 DXi6501 (DXi 6501) db6501 inspired