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Old 02 December 2012, 08:24   #1
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My Valiant 520 is a lovely boat, but missing one thing - sounds. I had an awesome system on my previosu boat -Mastercraft X-Star - tower speaks, amp, sub etc - It sounded great, but the fuel economy wasnt 30-40 an hour.

Im looking for a nice system, mainly for ipod/iphone input, tower speakers, two deck speakers, active sub and maybe an amp. What have other people used?

Any input greatefully received
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Old 02 December 2012, 09:09   #2
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Hello all

My Valiant 520 is a lovely boat, but missing one thing - sounds. I had an awesome system on my previosu boat -Mastercraft X-Star - tower speaks, amp, sub etc - It sounded great, but the fuel economy wasnt 30-40 an hour.

Im looking for a nice system, mainly for ipod/iphone input, tower speakers, two deck speakers, active sub and maybe an amp. What have other people used?

Any input greatefully received
Not sure there's many boy racer boom boom RIBs on here.

Dubstep and RIBnet are an oxymoron.
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Old 02 December 2012, 09:31   #3
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Oh dear, thanks for constructive input - NOT!!!

Hardly boy racer, I like my music, as do my family and friends, and its nice to have music on the boat, epsecially when boarding, skiing etc, which is mainly what our rib is used for. A subwoofer is about music clarity not boom, boom as you describe.

But thnks anyway........
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Oh dear, thanks for constructive input - NOT!!!

Hardly boy racer, I like my music, as do my family and friends, and its nice to have music on the boat, epsecially when boarding, skiing etc, which is mainly what our rib is used for. A subwoofer is about music clarity not boom, boom as you describe.

But thnks anyway........
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Oh dear, thanks for constructive input - NOT!!!

Hardly boy racer, I like my music, as do my family and friends, and its nice to have music on the boat, epsecially when boarding, skiing etc, which is mainly what our rib is used for. A subwoofer is about music clarity not boom, boom as you describe.

But thnks anyway........
Wasn't meant to come across as judgemental. Just that from experience on here there are few people that discuss the technicalities of sound systems. So i doubt there's much help. A few have a stereo with dock and a couple of speakers, but I've seen no one with towers, amps and subs.

I like music too, including dubstep etc played loud, but in a car or home it's more private. To play loud music on an open boat it isoften (not always) impinging on others enjoyment. Even those ashore. The volume required to hear over wind and engine is significant and carries for miles.
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Fusion head unit with their iPod dock....don't think you can beat it for quality vs. value for money
You can even watch videos on the chart plotter from ipod....

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Agree with the comments above though, it's only for good music played at a discreet level whilst at anchor!

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Wasn't meant to come across as judgemental. Just that from experience on here there are few people that discuss the technicalities of sound systems. So i doubt there's much help. A few have a stereo with dock and a couple of speakers, but I've seen no one with towers, amps and subs.

I like music too, including dubstep etc played loud, but in a car or home it's more private. To play loud music on an open boat it isoften (not always) impinging on others enjoyment. Even those ashore. The volume required to hear over wind and engine is significant and carries for miles.
Thank you, it just seemed to come accross like that. I already have the tower on the boat so will just add the speakers.

We are a family of five, with my youngest at 3, so the system will not be booming out, especially when inshore. However when out with mates etc, andd a good distance fom the beach it will be cranked up, nothing better than boarding to a bit of house music

I'd like to know what people have used at any level of marine hi-fir, whats good an bad - head units etc
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