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sandm
12-01-2012, 05:49 PM
finally finished the new stereo install. it was a pita and a lot of work but glad it's finally finished..
few shots...

the shop I was lucky enough to borrow for 2 months. cousins boat next to mine. doing a ballast install starting next week on his..

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e194/sandm01/tige%20stereo%20install/SDC11578.jpg

where I spent the last 8 weeks..

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e194/sandm01/tige%20stereo%20install/SDC11590.jpg

nothing like tearing up a brand new boat..

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e194/sandm01/tige%20stereo%20install/SDC11579.jpg

sandm
12-01-2012, 05:53 PM
finished work...

added a power switch and a new puck to the helm to remove the stereo out of the electronic screen. now it stays on when the boat is powered off..

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e194/sandm01/tige%20stereo%20install/SDC11582.jpg

sub box. there's a panel that's not installed here that covers up all the electronics in the back. makes a nice foot shelf and looks factory imo..

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e194/sandm01/tige%20stereo%20install/SDC11583.jpg

amp rack finished..

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e194/sandm01/tige%20stereo%20install/SDC11598.jpg


added a 3rd battery and a prosport charger in the rear. all I have to do is open the rear hatch where the shower is and plug the boat in. anxious to try it out on the water and see how long the runtimes are. 2 dedicated stereo batteries and class g/h amps should make for a full day without worrying about charging batteries..

sandm
12-01-2012, 05:55 PM
added 2 pairs of icon8's on the tower. didn't want hlcd's as I don't board, only surf and sound quality was much more important than volumes. they sound amazing..

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e194/sandm01/tige%20stereo%20install/SDC11566.jpg

jmvotto
12-02-2012, 07:50 AM
nice work, bet those arc amps will rip, nice to have a heated shop like that to do work.

mmandley
12-02-2012, 10:58 AM
Nice bro, maybe ill try to make it out your way this summer for a weekend LOL. Your only about 8 hours from me.

KG's Supra24
12-02-2012, 11:34 AM
Very clean. Id love to hear some of the icon series. I bet they sound good.

Tige still use ws interior?

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sandm
12-02-2012, 01:15 PM
tige, like mb is all wetsounds. stuff is nice, but spensive. reason I don't have ws amps :)

EarmarkMarine
12-03-2012, 11:05 AM
Looks like nice execution on everything.

David

sandm
12-03-2012, 11:37 AM
thanks david. now if only you were here to tune it :)

wolfeman131
12-03-2012, 11:41 AM
that looks like an awesome install. nice work!

bergermaister
12-03-2012, 12:02 PM
Very nice work man. Curious about the sub placement over to the left vs more centered - clearance issues?

kaneboats
12-03-2012, 01:02 PM
Looks real clean. I'd love to hear it.

sandm
12-03-2012, 03:02 PM
Very nice work man. Curious about the sub placement over to the left vs more centered - clearance issues?

the sub box makes a perfect ledge to place your feet on. with the seat swiveled, I found that the center of the box was the perfect place to rest my right foot, so the sub went to the side.. figured it might also direct any of the sound around the legs of the driver. not sure that it really makes a difference, but figured it couldn't hurt..
spent an hour or so planning out the sub placement with the box installed to find what I thought would put it out of the way..

Brianinpdx
12-04-2012, 12:51 PM
Sand - looks nice. Sub box looks like you made for a clean and tight fit as well. Sounds like your ready for spring already!

jfox8807
02-14-2013, 08:45 AM
So sandman how u like those arc amps. Thoughts / comments. How do they sound quality wise to the Rockford u use to have. How's the power output on them they seem to be truly rated. Thanks jw for future upgrade

Fox

sandm
02-14-2013, 10:23 AM
only a few hours of use, but initially, every bit as strong as the fosgates. true test will come in the spring with a full day on the water. I was almost tempted to use fosgate stuff again as I really liked the power series, but fell into a deal on 2 of the arcs and liked the fact that they were not class a/b.
lots of good stuff out there.

jfox8807
02-14-2013, 10:50 AM
Yea I figured it hadn't got really tested out yet but I never really heard a lot of anything about arc. Just lookin for data points to add to tha old pool of knowledge. Thanks man

sandm
02-14-2013, 11:46 AM
near as I can tell, they are designed by the guy that did zapco back in the day. I'm also lead to believe that they share some wetsounds history as well, but I'm not 100% on that piece.

KG's Supra24
02-14-2013, 11:57 AM
I think the Arc and WS share alot of the same components in some of their lineups. From my understanding, for the most part, WS is the marine version of the Arc. There may be some subtle changes but that's how I've always interpreted the difference.

Does Arc have all the new small footprint, high powered amps that WS is now selling?

wolfeman131
02-14-2013, 12:25 PM
they have class D amps . . . .


:p

rdlangston13
02-14-2013, 01:14 PM
Like KG it was always my understand that WS and arc were almost the same thing with WS being basically the marine version


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EarmarkMarine
02-14-2013, 01:17 PM
Arc Audio does have Class D amplifiers but do not share the same platform with any of the new Wetsounds Class D amplifiers. Those Wetsounds products are proprietary for now. But they do share some design house and build house on some products so similar products could arrive later. Never say never.
Arc Audio and Wetsounds do share a common platform on some of the Class H amplifiers with a few differences and tweaks. The Wetsounds marinized product has a stainless steel shroud and hardware plus the circuit board is conformal coated. On an internally fan-cooled amplifier you are constantly running moist air over a naked circuit board, so the Wetsounds protected board is worth consideration.

David

MLA
02-14-2013, 03:06 PM
The ARC XDi Class-D series is a great little line of amps. Very small footprint with good power. The 4 chnl can easily run 4-8 in-boats or bridge a pair 6.5" or 8" HLCDs for 240W rms each. The 3 and 5 chnl will also run some in-boats and offer up to 420W for 1 or 2 subs. The XDi1000.1 does 700W rms @ 2. Id love to see a more powerful 4 chnl though.

rdlangston13
02-15-2013, 12:57 AM
I always thought the whole "marine" special equipment in Houston.

I know it's because boats are used in a humid environment cause of all the water but an amp in the trunk of a car in Houston, TX will probably get used far more often than boat equipment in air that is just as humid if not more so on a regular basis than say someone on a lake in Wyoming.

I think any amp that will survive a car trunk in New Orleans or Houston will survive nearly any marine wakeboat environment


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jmvotto
02-15-2013, 05:26 AM
I think the Arc and WS share alot of the same components in some of their lineups. From my understanding, for the most part, WS is the marine version of the Arc. There may be some subtle changes but that's how I've always interpreted the difference.

Does Arc have all the new small footprint, high powered amps that WS is now selling?


My local shop who built my sub enclosure who deals arc told me the same about arc and WS.


class d , what is that again.. Jk