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Old 04-09-2018, 11:13 PM
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Tweeter placement for Polk 6501 components

I’m going to replace the 651s near the back of my 205 with Polk 6501 components (picture below of the location). I would like to mount the tweeters on the dash to avoid putting additional holes in the upholstery. Will this sound ok to have the tweeters separated from main speakers? I have 2 speakers in the front and tower speakers but these will be the only speakers in the main cabin area.

There’s no way to mount the tweeters in the center of the grill like coaxials is there?

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Old 04-10-2018, 08:13 AM
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I have a set of Polk Tweeters on the Dash of my 205. I did this based on seeing this in my brothers boat. It really brings the sound to the driver when the only others speakers are in the rear, in the bow, and facing rear on the tower. The only thing to watch out for is the tuning of the high’s as the can scream.

This picture shows the port side tucked in beside the glove box. Ignore the elf, it was a December ski session in Ohio.

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Old 04-11-2018, 12:07 AM
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I have a set of Polk Tweeters on the Dash of my 205. I did this based on seeing this in my brothers boat. It really brings the sound to the driver when the only others speakers are in the rear, in the bow, and facing rear on the tower. The only thing to watch out for is the tuning of the high’s as the can scream.

This picture shows the port side tucked in beside the glove box. Ignore the elf, it was a December ski session in Ohio.



Terrific thanks. That’s what I was hoping to hear.


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Old 04-11-2018, 10:05 AM
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Considered this same question many years ago. From what I recall, ideally, you want to keep the components relatively close together.

This is a bad picture of how mine are arranged.



For being able to hear in the front, I relocated the front speaker to a homemade pod that's under the throttle pointing up toward the driver. This speaker was originally on the kickboard pointed at my ankles. On my old MC, it was in an equally ridiculous spot (in the gunwale behind the driver's seat).

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Old 04-15-2018, 07:04 PM
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I just looked and I can temporary mount the tweeter in the area of the main speaker so I will try both spots to see how it sounds before poking additional holes in the boat.

Thanks for the suggestions.


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