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Nafplio
11-01-2005, 11:09 AM
Winterized the LSV recently and now praying for snow...Also working on a couple of winter projects. Would like to add tower speakers and maybe a sub. Does anyone have or know of a remote with the fade function?

Nafplio
11-02-2005, 11:20 AM
Anyone? Anything "remotely"... close?

smokedog2
11-02-2005, 11:31 AM
If by fade you mean mute, no.

The stock controller on the driver side has mute. The option one at the swim platform has mute. After that, I'd guess you're just too darn lazy :p

I know, I know, no help - again.

SD2

AL02REDMOBLSV
11-02-2005, 12:35 PM
I plan on adding tower speakers this winter as well. My plan is to install a two channel amp for the tower speakers and somehow intergrate one of the Auxilary switches to turn this amp on and off. So when we are boarding, I will flip the aux switch and let the tower speakers play, but when we just want to ride around without all the noise, just flip the switch and kill the tower speakers. That is the plan anyway!!!

Buttafewcoe
11-02-2005, 12:54 PM
You should be able to do that. If the amp comes with a remote on/off wire that goes to the head unit, run that wire from the head to the switch to the amp.
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Hope this helps
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Butta

marchina
11-02-2005, 02:22 PM
You may control the tower speakers with the fader at the stereo, i have a 4 cannel amp for the woffer an the tower speakers, and an other amp for the rest of the speakers, when i donīt want to hear the tower speakers just turn the knob at the stereo all the way to front speakers and thatīs it.

Regards

Simon

Nafplio
11-02-2005, 05:25 PM
That's what I was thinking about. It would be way cool to do that from the remote. I've been doing a little research with no luck so far. I guess, I can just move a couple of feet over and do it from the HU hah?
It will be interesting to play with varying the tower vs boat speakers' volume :)

AL02REDMOBLSV
11-02-2005, 05:49 PM
My only problem with using the fader is that if I go with that setup, when I fade from the rear to the front, it would cut out the four speakers in the back of the boat. So that would only leave me playing the front two speakers in the bow rider section. I want to be able to run the back 4 speakers and the front 2 speakers regardless of the tower speakers being on or off. That is why I figured I would just control the amp with the AUX switches at the drivers seat. I do not want to have to get up and "monkey" with anything while I am driving. This would allow me to control the tower from the drivers seat where my beer is!!!!

Nafplio
11-02-2005, 06:37 PM
I hear you. Marchina's setup probably required a different HU (two pre-amp outs, one for tower-one for boat?). My plan is still in the inception phase, any and all ideas are welcome.

amonteroman
11-02-2005, 08:32 PM
I just had the guys at the stereo shop install a toggle switch in the speaker wire for each tower speaker, up for on, down for off.

http://community.webshots.com/photo/369878805/369878805uevuTi

Buttafewcoe
11-03-2005, 05:36 AM
It shouldn't take much ingenuity to come up with a plan that is both functional and appeasing to the senses. If the amp is driving only the TS, the hot or ground wire can be routed through the switch to break the circuit. You prolly don't need Mcgyver to take a paper clip and rubber band and build a suspension bridge.:p

JoeTechie
11-03-2005, 12:13 PM
What you are looking for is a "Dual Amp Balancer."

These are used for adjusting the pre-amp levels to a seperate front and rear amp so that the one pushing more speakers can seem equal signal-wise.

You can use it instead for front and rear channel fading remotly:

All the major brands make them, as well as the aftermarket. They are not easy to find, but look for those words and you will find some like this:

http://www.crutchfield.com/S-A3KMznR7n99/cgi-bin/ProdView.asp?i=158XA74

Sony, Alpine, Pioneer, PIE, lots of others make them.

Hope this helps,

Joe

Buttafewcoe
11-03-2005, 04:44 PM
My 4 channel 500W amp has 2 gain adjustments with Hi/Low/Neutral pass switches. The way I wired my amp was as follows, if I can remember:
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The 2 front factory speakers went to what would be the rear L/R channel on the amp, the 4 'cabin' speakers to same channel but for the rear speakers, with the pass switch set in the hi position. I still have fade and balance control to those speakers from the HU. Needless to say, because I am driving 6 speakers on the rear channels, the gain is set up (3/4ths or maybe a little closer to 7/8ths).
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The tower speakers are ran from the front channels with the pass switch set to neutral. They are able to handle more wattage than the factory speakers, hence getting their own outs each. The gain on the front channel is set to about the same adjustment as the rear channel but I am only driving the 2 tower speakers. I used the pre-outs from the head unit for inputs to the TS. Fade in-out, L-R control.
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The remote on, main in, and ground are wired as std.
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Everything seems to work ok as one would expect, vol, F/R, L/R. I know when she's krunked, they can hear me a comin' down the cove.
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Hope this helps
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Butta