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Old 01-19-2004, 02:31 PM   #1
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Smile Polk DB650 for front speakers : WRX

I dropped by my local CircuitCity and picked up a pair
for the front doors. It's a 6.5" co-axial $99 a pair and
it does wonders to the factory premium upgrade.

http://www.polkaudio.com/car/product.php?name=db650


Im still using the factory rear doors and factory sub. Polk's
doing a special for 1/2 OFF on the 2nd pair, so go with
your friends and get 2 pairs, split the discount.

Unfortunately the DB525 (?) doesn't fit the rear doors unless
you dremel the door's speaker hole, so I only got the fronts. It
wasn't worth dremeling to me and I just needed a decent
simple system upgrade.. I also got a 10lbs nitrous bottle in
the trunk so no sub box for me for now. Wanna keep my car
light weight.

Im using an Alpine head unit. With a little tweaking on the
Alpine EQ's i have it to where it sounds pretty good with
solid bass and clear treble.


SPEAKER INSTALL:

Drops right into the factory premium speaker spacer,
no clearance issues. No need to mount a separate cross-over
box in the door...so very easy to install.

As backup for speaker clearance, I trimmed off the door
panel's inter speaker lip (just take a pair of pliers and twist it
off bit per bit) and a little bit off the grill honeycomb on the
inside with a knife. Takes no more than 30-45min to do one
side taking your time. I would recommend Dynamat on the
door panel around the honeycomb if you have any laying
around, but not necessary.


Here's some starting settings if you'd like to try if you already
have an Alpine head unit:


ALPINE EQ setting:

FM: Bass: +3 ~ +5 Bandwidth:4 Center Freq: 60Hz
High: +4 Center Freq: 10.0kHz

CD: Bass: +1 ~ +3
High: +2

Fader: 0



FACTORY SUB SETTING: (first turn knob all the way ccw)
Cut off Freq: about 1/2 turn cw
Volume: about 1/4 turn cw



Enjoy!
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Old 01-23-2004, 01:34 AM   #2
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i was wondering about these. maybe soon.
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Old 01-23-2004, 02:46 PM   #3
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i wonder if they're better than the EX365? i was going to say those are a higher line but checked the site and saw they're the same exact msrp price.
i had the EX365 in my old car though and they were sweet. ~$50 on ebay new
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Old 01-31-2004, 04:28 AM   #4
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Polk speakers have a real neutral tone (not too bright, not
too boomy) so that's what i like best about them for the
type of music I listen to. (R&B, Jazz, some Pop and Rock)
Plus, the magnets aren't super big so no fitment issues
either.

I didn't know about these polks until I noticed the banner
at the top of the car stereo forum. Im glad they are
sponsoring our site.
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Old 01-31-2004, 08:44 PM   #5
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didn't know factory subs had adj/screws... where..
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Old 02-01-2004, 12:52 AM   #6
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push the passenger seat all the way front.
then go to the rear passenger side seat and
look at the sub on the left-hand side. you'll see
2 small plastic phillip screw heads. those are
your adjustment screws.
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Old 02-01-2004, 06:12 AM   #7
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I have no experience with car stereo, would this be one of the easier speakers to install with little modification? It is the mounting that concerns me.
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Old 02-01-2004, 03:06 PM   #8
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learnin somethin new everyday... is the factory sub worth "upgrading"?
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Old 02-06-2004, 12:26 AM   #9
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jungdragon- if you have the factory premium speaker option,
then the speaker will just drop right in without any mods.
If you don't have it, get a pair of speaker spacers from
East Coast Scooby. just PM him.

The factory sub is worth upgrading if you are a serious
car stereo fanatic...but for the regular Joe that listens mostly
to non rap music, i think the factory sub works just fine.
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Old 05-17-2004, 06:40 PM   #10
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the DBs are better than the exs....they are more lower bass sounds then the exs
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Old 05-25-2004, 08:51 AM   #11
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wait I'm confused...

Why can't you just put these speakers in place of the standard stock ones...
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