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Old 03-31-2014, 11:20 AM   #1
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Anyone tried these speakers?

Hey everyone,
I have a blown over-head speaker in my 03' TJ so I am looking to replace both of them. I found a pair of Polk Audio speakers for $100.00. Here is a link: Polk Audio db521 5-1/4" 2-way car speakers at Crutchfield.com Has anyone tried these speakers or maybe have a brand that you would recommend instead of these? Thanks!

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Old 03-31-2014, 11:26 AM   #2
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Never heard them. I hear they are good. Here is $63 free shipping. Polk Audio DB521 5.25-Inch Coaxial Speakers (Pair, Silver) by Polk Audio http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000P0PF8C/..._dGyotb12K5N92

I have these and love them. JBL GTO528 5.25-Inch 2-Way Loudspeaker (pair) by JBL http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003KN2TEE/..._tHyotb1V1FH92

Sounded great no amp and still crisp and beautiful with one.

They are in my dash with brackets. Here are the 6.5 I put in sound bar. They fit fine just have to drill new screw holes. JBL GTO638 6.5-Inch 3-Way Speakers (Pair) by JBL http://www.amazon.com/dp/B003KN2TF8/..._9Iyotb1AMDKWV

Here are Polk 6.5 Polk Audio DB651 6.5-Inch Coaxial Speakers by Polk Audio http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000P0PF9G/..._RJyotb1PT3QGD

I'm sure you'll be happy with any of those.

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Old 03-31-2014, 11:54 AM   #3
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I bought these from Amazon a few months ago to replace my 4x6 pod and have been very happy with the sound quality.

...if you are putting them in the front remember to get the Nalin brackets so they fit.
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Old 03-31-2014, 12:16 PM   #4
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These point forward.

4x6 to 5.25" Jeep 1997-2006 Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited LJ TJ Front Dash Aftermarket Speaker Adapter by CIP http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GW4EDGK/..._bszotb0T3RH7T

Instead of towards the floor. Pretty cool.
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Old 03-31-2014, 12:25 PM   #5
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I've used the Polks in two Harley Davidsons, two trucks, a Miata, a Cherokee and now in my TJ. I'm not sure you can beat them for the price.
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Old 03-31-2014, 01:51 PM   #6
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I sold and installed 12V stuff at Circuit City for years before they closed. Polk was the best bang for the buck hands down. Great all around sound, you can run them off the radio or with an amp, fit well, and they use a plastic cone vs paper so hold up to the elements better.
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I have two in the dash and two in the sound bar...very happy with them.
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Old 03-31-2014, 05:14 PM   #8
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I put those in my sound bar and love them. Plus they are only $52. I have bough the adapter plates and plan on putting another pair in the dash.
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Old 03-31-2014, 10:09 PM   #9
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I run the 5.25 Polks in the sound bar pods and the 5.25 Polk Components in the front with the Nalin Manufacturing brackets for the front speakers and tweeters . There is not much you can do about the aiming of the speaker in the front. The tweeter mounts are a tremendous help being down low and aimed toward you without being too bright, but the mid range and bass is still firing down toward your knee. The rears sound great. The Polks have a 93db sensitivity which is awesome for stock or low powered head units. You can find the speakers cheaper than Crutchfield and even Polk has an Ebay store.
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Old 03-31-2014, 10:13 PM   #10
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There is not much you can do about the aiming of the speaker in the front.
accept buy these. 4x6 to 5.25" Jeep 1997-2006 Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited LJ TJ Front Dash Aftermarket Speaker Adapter by CIP http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GW4EDGK/..._9cIotb142V1PN
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Old 08-29-2014, 03:17 PM   #11
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These point forward.

4x6 to 5.25" Jeep 1997-2006 Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited LJ TJ Front Dash Aftermarket Speaker Adapter by CIP Amazon.com : 4x6 to 5.25" Jeep 1997-2006 Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited LJ TJ Front Dash Aftermarket Speaker Adapter : Vehicle Speaker Installation : Car Electronics

Instead of towards the floor. Pretty cool.
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accept buy these. 4x6 to 5.25" Jeep 1997-2006 Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited LJ TJ Front Dash Aftermarket Speaker Adapter by CIP Amazon.com : 4x6 to 5.25" Jeep 1997-2006 Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited LJ TJ Front Dash Aftermarket Speaker Adapter : Vehicle Speaker Installation : Car Electronics
Come on man, what's your issue? I just searched "Nalin" on here and you are in almost every dash speaker thread bashing my stuff (by name in several) and pimping gimmick Chinese adapters that don't fit and are trash per dozens of reviews. I'm on here to help with audio questions and this is very disheartening to see you misleading readers and spreading false information.

Waiting for a reply from your last thread

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Old 08-30-2014, 12:25 PM   #12
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X2, I wholeheartedly agree with you Nalin.
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Old 08-30-2014, 01:14 PM   #13
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If you take a look at the slots for the front speakers you'll find they are angled downwards. Even with brackets angled upwards you're still going to get most of your sound directed downwards. The best solution would be component speakers with the Nalin tweeter brackets so the highs are actually pointed at you.

I have Infinity Kappas, sound great with an amp, but probably wouldn't sound great without an amp. The Polks seem to be favored here by people without amps so I'd go with those and the Nalin brackets.
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If you take a look at the slots for the front speakers you'll find they are angled downwards. Even with brackets angled upwards you're still going to get most of your sound directed downwards. The best solution would be component speakers with the Nalin tweeter brackets so the highs are actually pointed at you.

I have Infinity Kappas, sound great with an amp, but probably wouldn't sound great without an amp. The Polks seem to be favored here by people without amps so I'd go with those and the Nalin brackets.
The best solution would be to build a new dash, but we work with what we've got!

Polks are a great deal. You can find them reasonably priced, they're quality speakers, AND they're marine certified. I don't run an amp behind mine and they're still outstanding. Yes, an amp would make an improvement, but I prefer to run what the majority of my customers do as it's easier to relate and answer questions. You don't always have to drop a ton of coin to have great sound.
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X2, I wholeheartedly agree with you Nalin.
Manjoon is sort of a tool with these Nalin brackets. He keeps pimping those crappy Chinese things that do not fit and also DO NOT POINT UP AT THE DRIVER IN ANY SORT OF MEANINGFUL WAY.

I cannot figure him out. Maybe he gets a portion of their sales. I do know. But he gets really aggressive about them and the Nailn stuff. I got aggressive back at him using his same tactics and verbiage. Did not go down well.

Perhaps he needs to take a vacation from the Internet for a while and calm down?

Manjoon, take a nap, man.
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Old 08-31-2014, 07:15 PM   #16
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I'm using Memphis speakers and u love them. They are direct fit. But my whole home surround sound is Polk speakers and if the quality is the same you won't be disappointed.
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Manjoon is sort of a tool with these Nalin brackets. He keeps pimping those crappy Chinese things that do not fit and also DO NOT POINT UP AT THE DRIVER IN ANY SORT OF MEANINGFUL WAY.

I cannot figure him out. Maybe he gets a portion of their sales. I do know. But he gets really aggressive about them and the Nailn stuff. I got aggressive back at him using his same tactics and verbiage. Did not go down well.

Perhaps he needs to take a vacation from the Internet for a while and calm down?

Manjoon, take a nap, man.
Ha, I'm hardly trying to argue with this guy. I'm laying out facts for those seeking audio advice because while his standards may have been met... they are very low in my experience, and his expressed opinions are unjustified.

Many people upgrading their speakers and seeking advice through forums like this are novice and weigh the opinions of others heavily. I'm doing a disservice to future readers by not countering his comments with factual material. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, I sure have mine, but if you're going to badmouth a product that has never received anything less that 100% positive feedback for going on 5 years...at least come with some ammo. I'm a one man show that strives to continually improve my line of products to better serve the Jeeping community. If bent was better you'd see bent brackets for sale. I made some during R&D and the only difference you'd notice is about $4-6 more missing from your wallet.

I'm humbled by the amount of support being shown on the threads that he has commented on. I truly value everyone's patronage and sincerely enjoy the interactive relationship that I've been afforded the opportunity of sharing over the years. It's always direct user input and forum experience that inspire the best products.
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