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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-23-2012 Thread Starter
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2012 GT shaker 500. - Polk DXI570... Not totally satisfied

Just switched out my stock front speakers with a set of Polk DXI570s and I'm not totally satisfied. They are clearer, but the highs are a it hissy..

Listening to all kinds of music...hip hop, rock, acoustic..you name it.

Any suggestion on a better option? I'm considering sending them back.


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I picked up these for my GT. They sound damn good, I just need to and an amp to my subs.

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Thanks.. I'll check them out.

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Tried the infinities and not sure why, but I think the Polks sound better. I'm returning thee Infinities and picking up some Polks for the rear deck to see if this evens out the sound.

FWIW, I guess I had the treble setting a little high...used to thos muddy stock speakers.

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do you have a four channel amp hooked up to them ???
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Anytime you change equipment in the car you need to go back and readjust eq settings. The Inifinity's should have sounded fantastic. Remember there's a slider switch on the tweeter, you probably had it on it's loudest setting.

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Thanks. No amp. I tried the refs but they did not sound as full as the Polks. Have 4 Polks now and it sounds much better. Could use some additional bass...this is going from cheap upgrade to $$$ quickly. The 8s in the doors should give us more bass!

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You going to try the Shelby/Kicker door subs? I haven't heard them myself but they have to be a big improvement.

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I've just found out these may fit in the door subs: Dayton NS210-44 8" Neodymium Low-Profile DVC Subwoofer 295-132

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Just switched out my stock front speakers with a set of Polk DXI570s and I'm not totally satisfied. They are clearer, but the highs are a it hissy..

Listening to all kinds of music...hip hop, rock, acoustic..you name it.

Any suggestion on a better option? I'm considering sending them back.
I initially replaced my door speakers with Boston Acoustic S85's, and they definitely sounded better.

Then when I was getting my sub installed, they guy at the local car audio shop recommended the Focal IC 570. These sound great! I had the S85's moved to the rear deck.

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Just switched out my stock front speakers with a set of Polk DXI570s and I'm not totally satisfied. They are clearer, but the highs are a it hissy..

Listening to all kinds of music...hip hop, rock, acoustic..you name it.

Any suggestion on a better option? I'm considering sending them back.
If you can, try to audition other choices at local car audio specialty shops, and take it from there. They will sound diffrent than in your car of cousre, but it will help you select the best ones for your taste. Also, it would not hurt to take a CD or an MP3 player with music you are familiar with as a reference. I have a set of Polks (all around) in my 2010 Kona Blue, would I recomend them? YES, but I know there are many tastes out there, so maybe these were not for you. So my recomendation: Keep auditioning locally (or purchase). If you buy them online you will have a better idea what they sound like when you get them. Godspeed.

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