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Old 23 September 2003, 12:47   #1
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Anyone know of an affordable music system (ie radio/cd or radio cassette & speakers) that would be suitable for a rib?

Or are you selling one?

I miss my music when anchored some times, and would like to do something about it!

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Old 23 September 2003, 13:31   #2
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I am fitting a Pioneer to my RIB at the moment. However I have a small access door in the back of my console with the VHF in which my stereo also fits in so is away from nasty water. For speakers you can get water proof ones at stupid money, or Kenwwod do some speakers with no metal parts to rust and look horrible, and now most speaker cones are not made from paper so do not fall apart.

With regard to fitting your stereo, depending on where you want to mount it, splash proof covers are available, as you would find in most sportboats now.
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Old 24 September 2003, 06:09   #3
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TUE!

Thanks, i had thought about the splash proof cover option, but no idea about cost at the moment.

It is interesting what you say about speakers, and that modern cones are no longer paper...i'll keep an eye out for your results if thats ok?

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I'm also keen to fit a radio. The best/cheapest price I have found tops 300 which includes 2 waterproof speakers. www.mailspeedmarine.com This price is still a little rich for me. I'm thinking about getting a 2nd hand unit from www.loot.com and buying a splashproof cover and speakers from a marine store. 50 - 100 would get you a nice single stack cd radio, 35 for a cover and 40 - 60 for speakers. Total package less than 200.
If anyone has any better ideas I'd love to hear from you.
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Old 24 September 2003, 07:15   #5
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I went to the boat show and picked up a waterproof front cover for 20, and a decent pair of speakers for 35. All in now need to do is buy a car stereo (say 150 ish) and I've got a decent marinised sound system for 200.

The stand I got the kit from were specialists in marine sound systems and I will get their Name when I go home and post it here later so you could call them and see if they have any stock left from the show.
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Old 24 September 2003, 07:22   #6
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I buy most of my marine audio equipment from www.soundlinx.co.uk I find they offer an excellent service at sensible prices.
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Hey Good one

Tim, yes, please do I'd be very interested to give them a call. Thanks.
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i used to work in the car audio trade and 99% of speakers even paper pnes have been water resistant for some time. The more modern kevlar and plastic cones are ideal, however my supplier assured me that they wouldnt stand upto a marine enviroment. UV and corrosion on terminals and cone wires appears to be the problem, some of the baskets and magnets are also not very resistive to the sea (hence the powder coating on marine speakers). It could all be sales pitch but then it may not! i intend to investigate further, however a dead short caused by furry terminals would no doubt blow your stereo amp outputs.
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I've got home and actually the company I bought my kit from was in fact called Soundlinx.

The waterproof hosing I got for 20 (usually 35) was model no. MRCV-10.
The waterproof speakers are called Sound Marine SM-8142 Titanium Series - 30 for the pair at the show.

Their phone number is 01827 69069, website www.soundlinx.co.uk

Hope this useful for you

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Old 24 September 2003, 17:16   #10
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Sounds like you need a personal walkman (or should that be ...ribman?) and a pair of earphones...that way the sound will go into your ears and not across the water and disturb others seeking a quiet day on the water fishing...buy a sound system and the ribbers will get a bad name! Peace man!
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