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Old 09-15-2013, 10:51 AM   #1
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Adding coaxials to the fronts, what happens to stock tweeters? (adding rollcage too)

Hi Guys, question for the front speakers

Option 1 Coaxials in front
Amazon.com: Polk Audio DB651s Slim-Mount 6.5-Inch Coaxial Speakers (Pair): Car Electronics

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Option 2 Components in front
Amazon.com: Polk Audio DB6501 6.5-Inch 2-Way Component System (Pair, Silver): Car Electronics

Regarding option 1, what happens to the tweeters in the front if I install coaxials? Will they still work? So I'd have 2 tweeters coming from the front soundstage? The reason I am going for this is that I will be installing a rollcage at the same time, and most of them will block the tweeters

Option 2 allows me to get the component sound, but I worry about the highs if my rollcage blocks it

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The biggest round coaxial speaker you can install up front in a Wrangler TJ is 5.25", which is probably the case for most other Jeeps too. And you'd need an adapter bracket for the 5.25" speaker since the OE speaker opening size is an oval 4x6".

Polk's DB series of speaker is a very good choice, it has a good high Sensitivity rating which makes them a good match for non-high power amplifiers or the OE sound system.

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Opps. To clarify I have a 2012 jku
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Ok, I won't be of any help then since I barely recognize a JK when I see one & have no idea what it can use for speakers.
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Higher frequency sounds are more prone to disruption by putting things in the way, so if you're going to block the tombstones I wouldn't use components. Are you keeping the factory HU? I don't know how it crosses over the signal, but if it's a full signal to all channels I see no reason why you shouldn't keep the factory tweeters in there and run coaxials in the pods.

I wouldn't use the db651s speakers though, there's no need to put slimline units in the front pods. If you want Polks use the standard db651, you'll get a bit more power from them and I think they're a little cheaper.
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Higher frequency sounds are more prone to disruption by putting things in the way, so if you're going to block the tombstones I wouldn't use components. Are you keeping the factory HU? I don't know how it crosses over the signal, but if it's a full signal to all channels I see no reason why you shouldn't keep the factory tweeters in there and run coaxials in the pods.

I wouldn't use the db651s speakers though, there's no need to put slimline units in the front pods. If you want Polks use the standard db651, you'll get a bit more power from them and I think they're a little cheaper.
My headunit is the Kenwood x997 (top of the line single din). No sub or external amp

Everywhere I've read so far recommends the 651s in the front as the tweeter will hit up against the panel when you reinstall the panel.
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The slim series are deeper then the normal Polks just the tweeter is shorter.

Why not run components and mount the tweeters to the cage near the stock location?
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The slim series are deeper then the normal Polks just the tweeter is shorter.

Why not run components and mount the tweeters to the cage near the stock location?
Hmmm . . Mount the tweeters to the cage? Has anyone done that before?

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