Mike, I totally agree that a sub used in a boat should have a poly cone versus paper which absorbs moisture, particularly in a ported enclosure. A rubber versus foam surround is very important in...
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First, with a JL Audio XD amplifier, there is not a great premium on the marine versions.
If you are in a coastal or brackish area, I highly recommend a conformal coated marine amplifier. Salt air...
03-06-2014, 12:01 PM
Or photoshopped it out!
Here you go. Odin from Earmark let me borrow this excerpt from one of his 80 marine audio installation procedure documents. I've modified it a bit to fit the situation here in this thread. It's a...
Also, heavy-gauge multi-strand wire is resilient, especially when you add in the shock and vibration of a towboat, so avoid very tight radiuses leading into your terminations.
03-04-2014, 02:51 PM
Absolutely amazing craftsmanship, and btw, I was just fine without knowing about the breaker box.
There is an issue possibly with the specific subwoofer and the implementation. OEM often used Kenwood and Kenwood Excelon subwoofers in 'free air' applications. Kenwood, to my knowledge, has never...
Honestly a free-air sub would be just okay. There is nothing technically wrong with an 'IB' infinite baffle (also referred to as 'free-air') but the difference maker is the execution.
In some models...
Yes, the Wetsounds EQ is a must have. Besides being loaded with features and making zone control on the fly so convenient, the added preamp voltage will help your system. Also, check out the new...
02-27-2014, 07:19 AM
I hate when the mormons pretend like they don't know me when we are waiting in line at the state store.
That's a good thought but the term 'free air' is misunderstood. A 'free air' or 'infinite baffle' subwoofer does require total front to rear acoustic isolation. So it must have a full enclosure. The...
Many operations that sell a particular brand of woofer will also build custom enclosures to suit. And that begins with properly fitting the boat. ? Because it does you little good if the box is too...
Remove a woofer mounting screw from the box. Carefully, and in a centered manner, press in on the woofer cone. Then return the screw. Push on the woofer again. If you do not feel a difference in the...
02-24-2014, 12:00 PM
Here's a recommendation for an in-boat multi-channel amplifier to fit your usage.
The JL Audio XD700/5.
All the power you'll need.
Cleanest Class D amplifier available. Note:...
02-22-2014, 08:51 PM
Looking over your objectives, I see that you want good sound while on the hook. Keep in mind that a great in-boat system is essentially for 'in the boat' and even a fairly powerful in-boat...
Here are just a couple of problems with an off-the-shelf automotive woofer box.
It's not necessarily the exposure to direct water that is a problem. It can easily be the air moisture content,...
And that is according to circumstance, but for the most part, it still holds true. In a typical system the subwoofer and tower speakers get driven the hardest and you want to do your best to...
Good. If you are using an EQ then you are in good shape. There are definite conflicts with the above system if you only had a source unit with dual pre outs.
Before you make an amplifier selection, how many sets of pre-amps do you have on your HU, and do you plan on getting an EQ right away?
My choice to run a single pair of 8-inch HLCDs, whether the Exile XM9 or Wetsounds Rev8, would be the JL Audio fullrange Class D XD400/4.
Why? Because they are the most advanced and cleanest Class...
01-30-2014, 02:46 PM
Here is something that is often overlooked, although it is covered in the diagram. When you add a ACR/VSR in this particular scheme, it is critical that you pull every element of the...
Good system Jonathon.
Just make certain that you have enough power to the Wetsounds Icon8s. I would recommend four channels bridged into two.
Don't buy Wetsounds or JL Audio from Amazon because...
01-29-2014, 10:22 AM
Outstanding. Just outstanding. Takes a brave man to work with hardwoods. We aren't worthy.
I have heard both in the same showroom side-by-side, measured both and inspected both internally right down to the crossover board components.
The pod displacement on the Vector is definitely...
01-21-2014, 02:34 PM
^^^I couldn't agree more with the above Roswell comments. A 5.25" speaker is too small and has no business in a tower application, not to mention why you would purposely use different sizes of...
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