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Old 02-23-2012, 03:49 PM   #1
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New Speaker Installation

I just bought new Polk Audio DB461 4 x 6 for the front and Polk DB651 6.5" for the soundbar. Both of these were bought off Amazon. After reading through different threads, some day they fit and some say they don't. What all do I need in terms of connectors or spacers to make this installation go as smooth as possible. Any recommendations will be appreciated

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Old 02-23-2012, 03:56 PM   #2
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I put 6.5" speakers in my bar too, which is quite a jump from the original 4 or 4.5, whatever they are. I had to drill new screw holes, but i didn't even have to get the fabric out of the way, just drilled right through it.
The speakers you buy should come with new connectors to splice into the existing wiring, but it's really not hard to do as long as you have cutters and a crimper.
The drilling was also easy, just get the right size bit for the screws. It looks completely professional and there's no technical problems with the bigger speakers

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Old 02-23-2012, 04:04 PM   #3
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I've heard a lot of people using "speaker connectors" to connect the wiring to the new speakers. Do you know where I can get a hold of these?
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:26 PM   #5
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I just put a similar set of Polk 4x6 speakers in my 2000. I had to buy the adaptors to fit the speakers into the dash, and I went ahead and bought the connector plugs so I didn't have to cut and splice the speaker wires. The cost of the adaptor plates and the plugs was a little over $20 shipped from Crutchfield.
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The 6.5s will fit with no extra drilling I just did the instal about a month ago they come with an adapter to put them in the sound bar. As for the 4x6s if you go the plate ones like I did then they will fit but you will need an adapter but what I did was use the old speaker and cut out the speaker and use the surrounding metal as a bracket.
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Old 02-24-2012, 07:22 PM   #7
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I just installed Polks myself, you can pick up the connectors at Radio Shack for $1.25.
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:43 PM   #8
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I just installed Polks myself, you can pick up the connectors at Radio Shack for $1.25.
X2 that's where I got mine.
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I also installed polks all around and mine don't sound all that great. I have alpine and infinity in my truck and they seem much more clear/sharp in sound. Is it just that my truck is sealed better? I also don't like the sound bar because the speaker is right behind my head and the sound seems to be drivers side heavy. I could adjust my stereo a little to put more sound on the right side but that would bother the passengers.

Does any one else get bothered by this? Any way to "fill" the sound a little better?
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I also installed polks all around and mine don't sound all that great. I have alpine and infinity in my truck and they seem much more clear/sharp in sound. Is it just that my truck is sealed better? I also don't like the sound bar because the speaker is right behind my head and the sound seems to be drivers side heavy. I could adjust my stereo a little to put more sound on the right side but that would bother the passengers.

Does any one else get bothered by this? Any way to "fill" the sound a little better?
Poly fill! I really didn't think it would make a difference but it truly did. Much better bass response and it's a tad louder. Now I have to do the same in the front to even it out better!
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Poly fill! I really didn't think it would make a difference but it truly did. Much better bass response and it's a tad louder. Now I have to do the same in the front to even it out better!
X2- either poly fill or sound bats. Sound batts are about $7 on ebay/amazon.

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