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11-01-2010, 07:45 PM
hi guys do any of you know about the kicker KMT6's speakers. sound quility and area of sound if you can here them when skiing ? thanks guys
11-02-2010, 10:55 AM
Skiing vs boarding?...That's wide and fast which seems even more challenging to get sound to the skier.
The Kicker KMT6, even though it has a horn tweeter, is not an HLCD (horn loaded 'compression' driver) and can't compete with many HLCDs in power and projection. Of all the non-HLCDs, the KMT6 is most capable of getting sound out to 80 feet while underway. And, they require a solid 150 watts per channel to do this. This is a true tower speaker designed for this function and not a car stereo speaker retrofitted into a can. You get an aggressive horn tweeter with dual midbass drivers that have continuous cones (no interruption from a tweeter mounting post) which means greater effective cone area. A very good value if you are staying in the under $500 budget. There are other options for better sound quality at the same price point but you will absolutely give up projection ability in the exchange.
11-02-2010, 12:26 PM
Another thing to remember is that each pod is 3 ohms so if you are planning to bridge a four channel amp to drive these two pods, your amp might thermal as most amps are not stable below 4 ohms when operating bridged.
I have these on my LSV, and everything David said is right. They are a great value if you are on a budget. They sound really good when surfing, and they're decent for wakeboarding, but I typically don't care about hearing music while I'm wakeboarding. If that was more of a priority, I probably would have spent a little more and went for some HLCDs, but I'm very happy with them for my purposes.
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