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  1. #1
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    Default Exile XM7 vs. XM9

    I need some honest opinions friends.
    I can only afford 1 pair of the above and a Harpoon.
    We surf and wakeboard so I need the best all around speaker.
    Which way should I go and why?
    Does anyone have one set of either and how does it sound? All I see is everyone going with 2 sets.

    Only Exile talk, ok????

    Thanks in advance.
    Kelly


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    One set of nines and the harpoon will do you just fine, the mid bass is much better than a 6.5 . It will be plenty loud at boarding and surfing.
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    When i was planning my new system I talked with Brian at Exile, I knew I would only have 2 tower speakers, I dont want 4 this time around. We mostly surf, no party cove for us, not much wakeboarding at all. Anyway Brian's only suggestion was the Harpoon with 2 X9's. At this time the stereo system is still in boxes awaiting for the boat to be built so I have no idea how it all will sound at this time, but Im not worried as Brian has not steered me wrong in the past.
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    Ian has this setup with two, i know he likes as well
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    Agree with above, XM9 all the way.
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    This is pretty much universal knowledge and unrelated to any particular brand.
    Any 6.5" HLCD gravitates toward bright. The horn is dominant over the midbass driver and reaches out for distance but the midbass/midrange output seriously lags. And, a smaller HLCD is definitely too bright for near field sound quality listening. Few have been satisfied with a single pair of any 6.5" tower speaker whether conventonal or HLCD. Many, however, may be satisfied when using multiples.
    So if using a single pair of tower speakers, definitely go with the larger 8" driver in a larger pod of the XM9. It's more powerful, more balanced and has better midbass than the 6.5" XM7.
    Starting with a pair of the larger XM9s significantly decreases the need to upgrade later. All around it's a better call and a no-brainer.

    David
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    Quote Originally Posted by EarmarkMarine View Post
    This is pretty much universal knowledge and unrelated to any particular brand.
    Any 6.5" HLCD gravitates toward bright. The horn is dominant over the midbass driver and reaches out for distance but the midbass/midrange output seriously lags. And, a smaller HLCD is definitely too bright for near field sound quality listening. Few have been satisfied with a single pair of any 6.5" tower speaker whether conventonal or HLCD. Many, however, may be satisfied when using multiples.
    So if using a single pair of tower speakers, definitely go with the larger 8" driver in a larger pod of the XM9. It's more powerful, more balanced and has better midbass than the 6.5" XM7.
    Starting with a pair of the larger XM9s significantly decreases the need to upgrade later. All around it's a better call and a no-brainer.

    David
    Earmark Marine
    So let me ask this then, 1 pair of XM9's or 2 pairs of XM7's?


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    Quote Originally Posted by krak View Post
    so let me ask this then, 1 pair of xm9's or 2 pairs of xm7's?


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    Also agree on the single set of XM9 unless you just love the look of 4.
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    2 pair of 6.5" will be louder then 1 pair. Its basically more of the same. The larger 8" will give you lower mid-bass, then any number of 6.5".

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