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Old 10-30-2012, 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by ddummitt View Post
I'm replacing the speakers in my 02 xstar and I'm leaning toward the Polk DB's. Is there an appreciable performance difference between the 651 coaxials in the $60 range and the 6501 components in the $120 range. I am generally content with factory car audio so the expense of high performance is normally a waste on me.

Can I get some thoughts on my needs?

I'll be replacing the tower speakers also. I'll probably go with the same speakers in the cabin and the tower. unless there is a compelling reason to go with something else in the same price range. Wetsounds and the like would be under utilized in my boat.
I have the 651s in the front and the 6501s in the rear (previous owner already made cutouts for components in the rear). As far as my ears are concerned, the 6501s sound quite a bit better. But if I didn't already have the cutouts for them, I'd probably put some coaxials in there and be done with it.
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