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Old 23 July 2009, 18:01   #1
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Hi, i have been looking at marine speakers and was wondering it it is a good idea to get 6''x9'' fitted into the console and a cd tuner, with an amp under the seat or in the console. Or is it better to buy 'tower' speakers designed for wakeboard boats that can be bolted onto an a frame


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I've just been looking into this - finally settled on a set of waterproof speakers by Boss on ebay fixeed into the main console - then coupled to a mini-amp in waterproof box inside the console. Then lead out to a cheap mp3 player in a car-mount on the top. I had looked at polyplanar but it all seemed a bit pricey and other users weren't that happy with the results. I avoided CD because of the tendency to skip. A cheap mp3 will give the best long-term performance.

I've got all the kit together - now just waiting for a free day to do the install - Once I have it all finally in I will post some pics.
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I've just been looking into this - finally settled on a set of waterproof speakers by Boss on ebay fixeed into the main console - then coupled to a mini-amp in waterproof box inside the console. Then lead out to a cheap mp3 player in a car-mount on the top. I had looked at polyplanar but it all seemed a bit pricey and other users weren't that happy with the results. I avoided CD because of the tendency to skip. A cheap mp3 will give the best long-term performance.

I've got all the kit together - now just waiting for a free day to do the install - Once I have it all finally in I will post some pics.
cool, well i might just put a lead going to my ipod then wit it in a waterproof case
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If you use the search function you'll find plenty of discussion on here about this subject.

I use a pair of Unbranded Marine speakers fitted into the console, a cheap Sony amp in the console with the connections well covered in grease, and a lead into the glove compartment with a std 3.5mm jack plug on the end to connect into an MP3 player, just like rudilb suggested.

It works well, and with no moving parts it doesn't skip.

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okay. how loud is your set up and can you hear it over the engine when it isn't cranked up?


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It's loud enough to hear over the engine at full chat, just, but it's only a low power system that's set up for crusing and at anchor, and I prefer the sound of the engine at faster speeds anyway
Wind noise is actually more of a problem than the engine.

A bigger Amp and speakers would be louder obviously, my amp is only rated at100W.

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It's loud enough to hear over the engine at full chat, just, but it's only a low power system that's set up for crusing and at anchor, and I prefer the sound of the engine at faster speeds anyway
Wind noise is actually more of a problem than the engine.

A bigger Amp and speakers would be louder obviously, my amp is only rated at100W.

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okay i was thinking like 300-500W speakers and amp hehe
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cheers it has certainly helped me to understand what you need anyway
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I put a Fusion system in mine which works well. I had thought about a CD based system, but ultimately went with a unit that's in the console and has a (hidden) waterproof place for an ipod. Four Fusion speakers - two facing the jockey seats and two facing the bow.

I imagine that a CD system will jump around a bit....
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