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Which would you buy?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by 07speedwayblue, Mar 19, 2010.

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Which would you buy?

Poll closed Apr 18, 2010.
  1. Polk Audio DB6501.

    2 vote(s)
    8.3%
  2. Polk Audio MM6501.

    6 vote(s)
    25.0%
  3. Boston Acoustics SR60.

    5 vote(s)
    20.8%
  4. None of the above, post what you would buy instead?

    11 vote(s)
    45.8%
  1. Mar 19, 2010 at 7:42 AM
    #1
    07speedwayblue

    07speedwayblue [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Polk Audio MM6501 ?P[​IMG] Polk Audio DB6501? Or Boston Acoustics SR60 ?
     
  2. Mar 19, 2010 at 8:38 AM
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    hookedontronics

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    jl audio c2's or if you have the doe get c5's
     
  3. Mar 19, 2010 at 8:53 AM
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    07speedwayblue

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    Jason Rage lid, husky floorliners, Procomp 6" stage 1 lift , bilstein 5100 upfront, 33x12.50r17 MT ATZ tires MT 17x9 Classic Locks,stainless steel brake lines,N-Fab ss nerf bars,smittybuilt grille saver, Amp bed extender,Mbrp cool dual t409 exhaust. KCHiLites Daylighter Driving Lights 6", Pioneer AVH-P4300DVD, HD Tunner, Rear Camera, Focal K2 Power 6.5" Component Speakers Front/Back, Infinity Kappa Four and Kappa One Amps, Infinity Kappa 10" DVC Subs,PowerStop Drilled/Slotted Rotors ,PowerStop Heavy Duty Towing Brake Pads, Blue Painted calipers.
    I have listened to th jl`s wasn`t impressed! I loved the sound of boston acoustics pro60se`s though! Thanks for the input!!
     
  4. Mar 19, 2010 at 1:44 PM
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    Celtic Bob

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    I have the Polk MM 6501's, not installed yet though.
     
  5. Mar 19, 2010 at 1:49 PM
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    07speedwayblue

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    Jason Rage lid, husky floorliners, Procomp 6" stage 1 lift , bilstein 5100 upfront, 33x12.50r17 MT ATZ tires MT 17x9 Classic Locks,stainless steel brake lines,N-Fab ss nerf bars,smittybuilt grille saver, Amp bed extender,Mbrp cool dual t409 exhaust. KCHiLites Daylighter Driving Lights 6", Pioneer AVH-P4300DVD, HD Tunner, Rear Camera, Focal K2 Power 6.5" Component Speakers Front/Back, Infinity Kappa Four and Kappa One Amps, Infinity Kappa 10" DVC Subs,PowerStop Drilled/Slotted Rotors ,PowerStop Heavy Duty Towing Brake Pads, Blue Painted calipers.
    Get busy and install those duds!! I have not found a store that had the mm series or sr series hooked up , I did listen to the db6501 and the sounded good. I went to listen to some jl zr series and c5 series and at the same time the salesman played the boston acoustics pro60se and they were like nite and day between the jl and boston and the boston sounded way clearer. I have not heard the sr60 BA speakers. My wife doesn`t want the system to be real loud. I`m planing on using the alpine pdx-5 amp.
     
  6. Mar 19, 2010 at 2:05 PM
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    sirsaechao

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    Buy what you like. Listen to them and buy it if you like it. We have have different listening needs and wants. This may suite me but it won't suite you.
     
  7. Mar 19, 2010 at 2:27 PM
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    07speedwayblue

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    Jason Rage lid, husky floorliners, Procomp 6" stage 1 lift , bilstein 5100 upfront, 33x12.50r17 MT ATZ tires MT 17x9 Classic Locks,stainless steel brake lines,N-Fab ss nerf bars,smittybuilt grille saver, Amp bed extender,Mbrp cool dual t409 exhaust. KCHiLites Daylighter Driving Lights 6", Pioneer AVH-P4300DVD, HD Tunner, Rear Camera, Focal K2 Power 6.5" Component Speakers Front/Back, Infinity Kappa Four and Kappa One Amps, Infinity Kappa 10" DVC Subs,PowerStop Drilled/Slotted Rotors ,PowerStop Heavy Duty Towing Brake Pads, Blue Painted calipers.
    Thanks for the input!! SUPER nice job on your truck!! I have narrowed down my choises of speakers that fit , just having a hard time picking the right one out of those I listed! Thanks again for the input!! :thumbsup:
     
  8. Mar 24, 2010 at 10:05 AM
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    Blade-Runner

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    I have the DB6501 in my front doors right now; I've been very happy with them. I am planning ob installing a set of JL C5s in a set of kick panels though.
     
  9. Mar 24, 2010 at 10:47 AM
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    rebelsold

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    I had the original polk momo 6.5 components and loved them. great sound. I switched to alpine type x's and loved them even more. You got to hear them to decide.
     
  10. Mar 27, 2010 at 12:01 AM
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    PLC721

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    i like the rockford fostgate punch's
     
  11. Mar 27, 2010 at 6:51 AM
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    ItalynStylion

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    I can't comment on the sound of either because I've not heard them. What kind of cash are you willing to part with for a good set?
     
  12. Mar 27, 2010 at 2:27 PM
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    hookedontronics

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    In the store and in the vehicle is a night and day difference.
     
  13. Mar 27, 2010 at 8:37 PM
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    81shark

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    i've got db6501's up front in in the rear. i need a sub to round it out to fully see who they do. need to come up with some cash first. lol
     
  14. Mar 28, 2010 at 3:05 PM
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    Jpf8653

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    Bostons! i been looking at them myself lately.
     
  15. Mar 30, 2010 at 1:54 PM
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    ryane3681

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    I just installed the Boston Acoustic SR 60 & 65's, with JL Audio 13TW5 all powered with the JL Audion HD900/5 amp.

    I've had it now for about 5 days and heres my verdict.

    PROS:

    1. VERY clear and crisp
    2. No distortion and very loud
    3. Bass knob control for sub

    CONS:

    1. If your looking for a system that thumps, shakes your car and other cars, don't go with boston acoustics IMHO...
    2. If you do not appreciate excellent highs and mids, don't buy these


    Final Verdict:

    If you are looking for a loud system, with clean, crisp acoustics coming from the highs and mids...boston acoustics are what you should look at.
    With the bass knob I have for the 13TW5, I can adjust how hard sub hits. Right now it is set to provide clean bass, just enough to accomodate the highs and mids.
     
  16. Mar 31, 2010 at 1:45 PM
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    07speedwayblue

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    I bit the bullet and got a set of the boston acoustics pro60se for the front doors, unless I rally like them alo when i get them put in , then I may switch out my front focal k2 power 6.5" conponents and put the boston`s in my f250 and the focals in the wife`s tacoma. I`ve had the focals in my f250 since last fall. They are very nice! not sure what rear speaker I will be running yet, either boston`s of focal, depending. i think I`m going with either 1 or 2 polk mm subs or 1 or 2 kicker L7 `s. Not sure yet.
     
  17. Mar 31, 2010 at 5:24 PM
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  18. Apr 1, 2010 at 3:23 PM
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    EGtaco

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    I have 2 pairs of the MM6501 and they are great. Not too much low end bass but great sound quality in my opinion. For the price (mine were on sale at crunchfield) they are awesome. I have a sub so the bass is not an issue for me but if you dont plan on adding a sub you might want to go with something with a little more kick. Maybe stay with a good pair of 6x9s in the front and a single pair of polks in the rear?????
     
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