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  1. #1
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    Default Visit to Earmark Marine Audio

    While in Dallas last week, I stopped by Earmark Marine Audio to check out David's shop & to thank him for all the support he provides to folks on the Moomba forum. In my head, I had a picture of the small, independent audio stores that are around Atlanta that occupy a little storefront in an old strip mall. Whoops! My parents told me it's bad to assume and I sure goofed with this one.

    I visitied the shop in Lewisville, TX which handles car & marine audio. Earmark also has car audio shops in Addison, TX & Plano, TX. At the Lewisville shop, there are bays for multiple autos and at another suite there is room to squeeze in 5 boats at a time for installations. A lot of cool, custom stuff such as painted cans, sub grills, cover plates, TV mounts, LED's, etc. They also have a ton of stuff for the DIY crowd such as switchplate covers.

    Best thing there, beyond the people, was the sound room where you could compare speakers side-by-side that are equally powered. I'm no audiophile, but I could hear differences and picked a favorite out of the Polks, Kicker, JL Audio, Exile & Wetsounds. My favorite was the JL. It's hard to describe, but it almost felt like you were being wrapped in the sound. It seemed to completely fill the room where the others felt they were being blasted at you. But, I will say that all the brands were very impressive to me and I can see why folks struggle with their selection.

    Lots of pics . . .







    Drew
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    Drew
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    Ian - cheeck out these painted cans! David had seen your post and said yours "looked awesome!"







    Drew
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    Supra install

    Drew
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    Setup at the Dallas Boat Show







    Drew
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    Incredible. We have nothing like that around here. Just the stripmall places withe the Escalades parked around back.
    My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
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    man, atlanta must need new audio businesses if earmark is not what you are used to. we have 2 stores here, one independent and one small chain(5 stores-1 local) that look exactly like the pictures above only no selection of lighting.
    look like nice shops...

    I spoke to someone there at great lengths before buying my bullets and the service was second to none. much better than the service here locally
    '06 Supra Launch 20SSV-gone but never forgotten

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    cool pics. We have some pretty good stereo shops around here but nothing has any bent towards marine audio. But why would they when we don't have much for water? I can vouch for the good customer service at Earmark. David was excellent to deal with when I was shopping for HLCD's.
    2007 Moomba Outback - waiting for summer!

    Why Not? Play Hard! Get wet

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    David,

    Your showroom is simply impressive! Maybe one day in the near future, I can get down that way and see it in person

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    Mike,
    That would be great if you ever made it to Dallas. I would enjoy the visit and showing you around.
    We will be adding two more major fixture groups this year including a simulated boat cockpit and tower that Drew saw under construction during his visit.

    David
    Earmark Marine

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