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    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

    OR

    (front) ALPINE SPR-17LS TYPE R 6.5" COMPONENT
    (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
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    Re: Speaker Setups: Polk DB's OR Alpine Type-R's???

    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




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    Re: Speaker Setups: Polk DB's OR Alpine Type-R's???

    I would go with the Polk's too. They are very smooth sounding. Very nice speakers.




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    Re: Speaker Setups: Polk DB's OR Alpine Type-R's???

    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



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    Re: Speaker Setups: Polk DB's OR Alpine Type-R's???

    what do you mean by smooth sound?




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    Re: Speaker Setups: Polk DB's OR Alpine Type-R's???

    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.



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    Re: Speaker Setups: Polk DB's OR Alpine Type-R's???

    Interesting....

    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.
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    Re: Speaker Setups: Polk DB's OR Alpine Type-R's???

    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




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    Re: Speaker Setups: Polk DB's OR Alpine Type-R's???

    ....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).

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    Re: Speaker Setups: Polk DB's OR Alpine Type-R's???

    arent the polks tweeters more softer than most?




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    Re: Speaker Setups: Polk DB's OR Alpine Type-R's???

    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




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