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  1. #1
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    Default Rev 8 install questions?

    I just ordered a pair of rev 8's and a syn 4 to power them. From looking at the pdf manual online it appears that the wiring is designed to run through the center of the clamp then directly into the tower. I'm putting them on an outback v andóbecause of a monster cargo biminiówill need to mount them on the horizontal tower support closest to the swim platform. However, the holes and best routing for speaker wire are already drilled in the tower beams closest to the bow. My question is can you hook the rev 8's up on the back (like the pro 80's)? Is that what the adp retro kit is for? Also, if anyone knows any good installers around knoxville, tn that would be helpful.

    Thanks

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    On the rear of pod's clamp boss, there is a blank plate covering where the female Neutrik 4-way connector used to be on the Pro series. You need 4 sets of these male/female connector kits. Pull the grill and driver, pull the blank, install the female half into the pod and rewire the red and black wires to it. Wire the male side to your existing tower wire leads. Since the plugs are 4-way, you can easily add single color LEDs. RGB is a different story though.

    The ADP-Retro Kit is available from Wet Sounds through whom ever you are getting the your Rev's from.

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    Ok, thanks a lot! Just to clarify, if I'm only installing 1 pair of 8's will I just need 2 sets of the connector kits—a total of 2 females and 2 males? Sorry, I'm very amateurish in this department. The process sounds a little complicated, but I'm sure any competent marine audio shop should be able to handle it no?

    Thanks again...

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    Quote Originally Posted by freddie36 View Post
    I'm sure any competent marine audio shop should be able to handle it no?
    Some may tell you that is easier to type than to find.

    If you get stuck tracking down a good shop, take a roadtrip to AVC Marine in Atlanta. Chris does top notch work!
    Drew
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    Ok. I'm not sure about proper form etiquette so I figure posting here is better than starting a new thread. I'm currently installing a pair of rev 8's bridged to a syn 4. There is 8 gauge wire/30 amp fuse in place from previous amp. It is running less than 4 feet from battery to amp; does this need to be replaced with 4 gauge or would the 8 gauge be sufficient since the run is so short? I'm horrible with anything electrical and have heard mixed opinions on this.

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    The syn4 requires 4 gauge power wire. I got mine for my install from darvex.com, chep prices on quality stinger wire and fast shipping. Not sure on the fuse size you need but I believe it was 60 amp. You might be able to reuse the fuse holder and just get the correct size fuse.
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    Normally I would say that given the very short distance, sticking with the existing 8-gauge is okay especially with a higher efficiency Class H amplifier. But the 4 feet is really 8 feet when you include the ground wire completing the circuit. And by my calculations you are just over the line on an 800 watt amplifier. I would upgrade to the 4-gauge. Perhaps the 8-gauge will still serve a future purpose on an in-boat amplifier driving coaxials.

    David
    Earmark Marine

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    Thanks David for the quick reply, really wished I lived closer to Texas

    I post the following to all potential readers as a warning: I trusted a local shop to handle the simple install of my 2 towers and amp. Underground Sound in Cleveland TN did the work and were—supposedly—very experienced in marine audio; they even have a huge Wet Sounds banner hanging on the roll-up door. I feel like I've been cheated horribly; the technician left wires hanging everywhere, no grommets on the tower, amp mounted upside down—imo so the tech could have easier access to the power and speaker wire connections, but by his doing so I can't view the status light. I don't mean this to be a rant and there are many other issues, the right tower wasn't even playing when I went to pick up the boat. Unfortunately, I was very tight on time—due to working nights—and didn't notice most of the shoddy workmanship until this morning. I'm going to "reinstall" everything myself and it's not exactly my area of expertise so anyone feel free to offer any advice. Here a some pics, maybe somebody can tell me if i'm just being crazy

    http://s1155.photobucket.com/albums/p555/freddie361/

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    I know of two very capable marine specialists, one in S.C. and one in Kentucky. One is on this forum regularly (MLA) and one used to be and is probably still active on the Supra forum.

    David
    Earmark Marine

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    I installed all my own audio and it was fairly simple. The hardest part was fishing the wire through the tower. I also installed a connector at the base of the tower to allow me to still fold the tower down

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