View Full Version : Speaker Setups: Polk DB's OR Alpine Type-R's???

09-10-2006, 11:37 PM
Hey Everyone,
I'm Kinda stuck between choosing the following speaker setup in my Toyota Tundra Truck:

(front) POLK AUDIO DB6500 6.5" COMPONENT
(rear) POLK AUDIO DB650 DB 6.5" 2-WAY

(rear) ALPINE SPR-17LP 6.5" 250W 2-WAY

I will be running these off of a "V12" Alpine MRV-F345 75w RMSx4 Amp
Please let me know your suggestions/comments

09-10-2006, 11:48 PM
Im, running db off of a 75w rms alpine unit with the digital readout. Great sound Quality, I'd suggest the polks over the alpine for speakers

09-11-2006, 07:02 AM
I would go with the Polk's too. They are very smooth sounding. Very nice speakers.

09-11-2006, 07:13 AM
Diddo on polks, I owned some in my F-150 and they sounded great, but didnt have the volume I wanted(but they werent amped)

I heard a set amped recently and I will say that it didnt blow me away with the loudness, but it did plenty fine

SQ - Polks all day
SPL - R's and Polks onthe same level, Polks MAY have SLIGHT advantage

Only heard the R's in stores so I wont say for sure, but I told you what I KNOW for sure, and the rest is based on what I've read time and time again

09-13-2006, 01:47 AM
what do you mean by smooth sound?

09-13-2006, 10:01 AM
I would go with the polk db's as well, they have a very warm sound. I prefer those over my jl audio tr's. I plan on replacing with the polk db650.

09-14-2006, 11:56 PM

I am about to put my set of db6500's on eBay.
Why, you might ask?
The "highs" on these polks are really HIGH. My wife is furious....
I could live with them , but they are not what I expected.

Make no mistake, they ARE super clean and clear ........jut their tweeters are "very rich" as many would put it. I listen to a lot of heavy metal and everything else in between, so a super high tweeter is not a pleasant thing to listen to on daily bases, at higher volumes.

Sound quality is great on these db's......but you have been warned a bout the tweeters.
If nothing else go listen to them locally somewhere, ask to hear them amp'ed and see for yourself.

....for what it's worth.

09-17-2006, 12:02 AM
If the tweeters being "too rich" is a problem the crossovers have a setting that is 0 -3 -6 db switch so you can turn them down if you like at 0 they were very painful to the ear but at -3 they perform great

I have the mmc 6.5 inch components

09-17-2006, 04:32 PM
....and this is the problem. DB6500's have no tweeter adjustability on the X-overs! They staight wired.
(didn't even cross my mind when I was buying them that such was the case).



09-28-2006, 01:55 PM
arent the polks tweeters more softer than most?

09-29-2006, 08:01 PM
go with the polks i have them in my car
polk db5250 front
polk db690 rear
the sound on the polk's are much smoother