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    Default Why so many speakers on tower....

    I have been watching, reading, and learning but still donít fully understand the full benefit of having multiple speakers (2,3 pair) on the tower. Would a single pair of XM or Rev properly powered not accomplish getting great sound to a wakeboarder?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcdye View Post
    I have been watching, reading, and learning but still don’t fully understand the full benefit of having multiple speakers (2,3 pair) on the tower. Would a single pair of XM or Rev properly powered not accomplish getting great sound to a wakeboarder?
    IMO I think of it as like head lights on a vehicle. One set you can see sufficiently, but if you have the money and decide to put more sets of head lights on your rig, you can see much better... well I would think of it the same way with speakers, different angles to set them at, different soudn qualities from one set to another. There is nothing but benifits from adding more than one set of speakers, the trade off is more power to run them and of course the money to purchase them. Hopes this helps.
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    and two sets just look cooler
    David

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    I like the way two sets look as opposed to one set but personally I only have one set of bullet hollowpint 770's and I can easily hear them while riding.
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    until you need 2-3 guys to help raise or lower the tower...

    I know - quick disconnects. I'm thinking a nice big pair of XM9's would look as good as any pair of 6.5's...
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    I was debating between 4 and 6 for the longest time. I wanted a full tower look. I think people mostly go with 4 or 6 for cosmetic reasons but there is definitely more output, not double, but more.

    Yes, I think a pair of xm9's or Rev's would easily reach the rider.

    Maybe the audio gods could give insight into this statement: 2 8" speakers are going to sound better than 4 6.5" speakers in real world application because surface area rules. This may only be true for HLCD's?
    2006 Supra 24SSV

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    Because I can. LOL

    I wanted more midbass so that is why I went with the 6-pack from Kicker.
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