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Todd_Droz
04-12-2010, 12:52 PM
Where can I get these speakers for the best price? I used a link from this board in an earlier thread, placed my order through Earmark for 3-pair/$150, but got an email from them this morning saying that they had removed those back on 3/31/10 and could purchase them at normal cost.

I was really looking forward to getting those installed, so where to now? Anyone know of a good, reliable source I could a good deal on these?

sandm
04-12-2010, 01:20 PM
I think that most were getting them from either earmark or amazon.com. I know that I bought my 3 sets from amazon.
good luck, as I think that they are getting real hard to find now. the "overstock" that seemed to have fueled the cheap price might be over...

great upgrade for the $$ I must say, and it's a virtual drop-in..

Todd_Droz
04-12-2010, 01:59 PM
Thanks - I went with a merchant on Amazon.com that had them for 59/pair. I see prices going into the 60s and 70s and low quantities and wanted to get them now.

you da man
04-12-2010, 02:34 PM
I think the supply from unauthorized dealers has run out. Plus the low prices was during the off season. They were as low as $34.99 a pair but that didn't last. Then Earmark had a fairly long sale for $99 for 2 pair or $149 for 3 pair. They are a great speaker from price perspective and you'll find boat owners using them even in the Malibus and Mastercrafts

morgan040
04-12-2010, 02:35 PM
I bought 3 pair from 1 merchant on amazon and received 2 pair of the db651s and then 1 set of the db651. I wish I would have gotten all 3 the db651. Oh well merchant goofed up and I got one cool set

ian ashton
04-12-2010, 04:16 PM
I bought mine from Crutchfield; it seems like they have a buy-1 get-1 type of sale every few months.

dereklschmidt
04-12-2010, 05:29 PM
http://csbelectronics.com/

best price I have seen lately, basically an eBay store. $54.99 shipped.

Jeff W
04-12-2010, 05:52 PM
I have an 02' Outback with the 6 speaker OEM Kenwood speakers still installed. Would you guys say this is a fairly dramatic increase in sound quality from these?

I have Fusion tower speakers that I'm contemplating installing and I'm thinking I might sell the towers and get 3 sets of the 651's instead. What kind of power would I need? I have a 4 channel 400w Kenwood amp that I'm planning on powering the towers with - I assume that would be sufficient for 3 sets of cabin speakers instead?

Thoughts? Opinions?

sandm
04-12-2010, 06:01 PM
just do it. the sound difference is night and day. I replaced the 6 kenwood speakers in my '06(granted I also changed to a rockford punch 400.4 from the factory kenwood amp), but the difference in sound quality is night and day. the kenwood speakers are crap.

Jeff W
04-12-2010, 06:04 PM
just do it. the sound difference is night and day. I replaced the 6 kenwood speakers in my '06(granted I also changed to a rockford punch 400.4 from the factory kenwood amp), but the difference in sound quality is night and day. the kenwood speakers are crap.

That is one thing I 100% agree with! :D


Maybe I'll install the towers now and get some Polks later in the year when the wife is "over" my initial spring spending extravaganza.

stretch55
04-12-2010, 09:39 PM
Here is 2 pair for $118 shipped. I am just not really seeing a whole lot of deals on these out there right now. Good luck!


http://cgi.ebay.com/2-PAIRS-POLK-AUDIO-6-5-DB651-180W-MARINE-SPEAKER-NEW_W0QQitemZ140397027650QQcmdZViewItemQQptZCar_Sp eakers?hash=item20b050a142

badasshybrid
04-13-2010, 03:48 AM
http://csbelectronics.com/

best price I have seen lately, basically an eBay store. $54.99 shipped.

Thats where I just bought 2 more sets for a tower. Was the best price I could find.

viking
04-13-2010, 03:12 PM
I think I saw them on Amazon for around $65 a pair a couple days ago!

stretch55
04-13-2010, 08:57 PM
Talk to mmandley I believe he has 3 pair that he would love to part with.

you da man
04-13-2010, 09:04 PM
I just sold 5 pair a week ago

mmandley
04-13-2010, 09:47 PM
Talk to mmandley I believe he has 3 pair that he would love to part with.

I might have my new Polks up for sale soon. Not positive yet as im waiting on some new speaker to show up and see if i can budget those in. If that happens then i will post mine in the classified or something.

I just got mine in Nov and they have only been played in the boat while its in the garage or at Exile.