Interesting that this thread is going on the same time as mine. I'm thinking of replacing the fronts with the db651s and was also wondering about the separate front tweeters. Anyone know if you install these in the front, do you then disconnect the stock tweeters? I've got 2012 Rubi.
Or is it better to get separate woofer/tweeter/crossover combination and upgrade all?
Don't mean to hi-jack your thread.
Here's mine - https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showth...89#post3735689
which started out with this -
Suggestions for non-oem radio/nagivator/backup camera
and has morphed into speaker discussion.
Had a conversation with Crutchfield on this topic the other day and they said the huge majority of their JK installs are the Polk db series. One of the big selling points in a Jeep, of course, is the marine rating, so if they get rained on while the top's off, so what?
There's a thread on here somewhere, where a guy used the db6501 in the front and replaced the OEM tweeters with the db tweeters. They're a little larger, but can be made to work in the factory tweeter housings on the 2011-2013s. I'm not familiar with the tweeter setup on the 2014-up.
For the sound bar, I guess I'm on the right track, because I was going to also use the db6501 and mount the tweeters facing rear to get some highs in the back seat. It sounds like the factory has added tweeters there already, but IMO it's just more of the same to have them down-firing (for a 4 door). Unfortunately, they said the 6501 won't fit the sound bar and recommended the 651s (shallow). But a guy could always add the tweeters and crossovers to the db651s installation if the highs didn't improve enough with just the db651s.
I would agree that the dash/tweeter is the first place to work on, then the sound bar. The beauty of that is also that the sound bar is so much easier to access, so once the dash is done, it's easy to add on in steps.