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Old 28 September 2006, 17:16   #1
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My next project is to fit a CD Radio. I have found a waterproof one for a reasonable price with 4 X 50 Watt output at 4 ohms. I shall be fitting 2 speakers only. I have also found some reasonably priced waterproof speakers to go with it. My question is for those with first hand knowledge. How well am I going to be able to hear this at any sort of speed.

I've looked at boosting the output by buying a waterproof amp but they seem ludicrously expensive (£200 minimum for 200 watts). I didn't even look at the speakers to go with it because I knew they would be mega expensive. I might be tempted to buy such kit for my house or car but not a boat when I intend to leave it in a marina for extended periods.

Can anyone advise me of a good working setup ?
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With 2x50 watts going do you really need an amp?
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Old 28 September 2006, 17:26   #3
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I honestly don't know. Its all numbers to me. Is that loud. I WANT LOUD. Got to pis_ my mate off in the MODPLOD at Pompey Docks. Will probably get banned in the process but what the heck.
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Hello Mate, I've just set up my MP3 player system using a normal(cheap) car amp in the console. I'll rip it out when the boat won't be used for a while.
The MP3 player will stay in the glove box whilst in use and is connected via a wire through the back of the glovebox into the rest of the console. I'll just unplug it and take it home each time.
The Amp is 100W per Channel running 100W RMS Speakers.
Sunday will be the first trial.
I've only tried the Amp/speakers so far connected to my old CD walkman as I only brought the MP3 player today. I'm a little worried as I'll obviously be plugging into the headphone socket on the MP3 and when I did this on the CD max volume wasn't that loud. But when I plugged into the Line out on my CD the speakers nearly leapt out of the console.

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I'll have a look at that on Sunday. And listen to it hopefully.
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Arn't most factory fitted car speakers about 50 watts? I think that would be more than enough volume unless you intend to chav ur rib up and put a sub in your anchor locker and some cold cathodes on your console.

PS. Marine AV do some really nice looking kit - had a look at the boat show. Have a word with BoatcareUK as he is a distributor for them.
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Matt,

I honestly don't know. Its all numbers to me. Is that loud. I WANT LOUD. Got to pis_ my mate off in the MODPLOD at Pompey Docks. Will probably get banned in the process but what the heck.

LMAO Hooligan
My car has a 4x50w CD/MP3 player in it and only 2 speakers connected. It sounds like a boy racer car when I turn it up...

Besides, you can always add an amp afterwards if it's not enough.

Bear in mind btw that audio gear uses quite a bit of power-you might want a small 2nd battery so you know you can start your engine if you're going to use it for long periods without the engine running.
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Damn you spoilt my party peace. This is what I have been aiming for for 3 years.

If your going to do it on Sunday give me awarning so I can get the video camera going.
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