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Old 04-20-2013, 10:43 AM
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Interested in why you picked the clarions instead of polk db 651s that everyone talks up on this forum? I've had both and the polks are miles better sounding
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Old 04-20-2013, 10:56 AM
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Interested in why you picked the clarions instead of polk db 651s that everyone talks up on this forum? I've had both and the polks are miles better sounding
I ordered a new head unit yesterday and held off on the speakers until I find ones I liked...are the polk db 651s waterproof? I saw them for a good deal on Amazon but they were classified under automotive and I did not see any "marine" grade!?

The marine grade speakers did not seem very pleasing that I have saw thus far.

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Old 04-20-2013, 11:17 AM
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The Polk Audio dB651 speakers are 'marine rated' although that is total nonsense. The have a stamped steel basket, an open voice coil gap around the tweeter post, non-coated tinsel leads, a linen spider, etc, etc. However, in a fresh water environment where the speakers are out of the sun during storage, they hold up pretty well and much sound better than the truly marinized speakers in their price bracket.
If you want an upgrade in a 6.5" coaxial with true marine construction throughout, then for starters look at the JL Audio MX650, Wetsounds XS65i, or Polk Audio MM651'UM'.

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Old 04-20-2013, 12:14 PM
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I got the Polks offof Amazon for I believe $55 a pair. Sound great and the price is right. A sub makes all the difference though, so plan on getting one as soon as possible. I run my whole stereo off of a second battery.
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:19 PM
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Thanks guys, I appreciate the input. Unfortunetly I did not really know anything about the speakers prior to buying them, so they will have to do for now until I can afford to upgrade. One item I saw on Clarion's website is the Pedestal mount for the remote headunit, and they are apparently screw or suction mounted? The less holes I have to drill into my dash the better, but do the suction mounts last over time?
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Old 09-12-2013, 11:13 AM
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Sorry for they delay, but I finally got the system put in and grabbed some pictures. Turned out great, sounds great too.
Not quite sure how to post pics, but I'll try adding attachments?
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Old 09-25-2013, 10:10 AM
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Looks good. How does it sound? FYI, thats not a 91. Probably a 90.
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