I just got my Mojo a couple weeks ago and the tower speakers were just added last week. I had the opportunity to try them out for the first time this weekend and I must say I was very underwhelmed with their performance. The starboard speaker is already exhibiting a defect as it appears the foam around the center of the speaker is loose and is vibrating. Distortion can be heard.
I don't have my boat as it's in the shop getting some other things corrected. I'm assuming that the kicker amp is a KXM 400.2 and that the speakers are the Roswell R6's. When I was looking at the specs, I see the amp is capable of 100 watts RMS at 4 ohms and the speakers are only capable of 75 watts RMS (150W peak) at 4 ohms. It doesn't appear that this is the best match.
Has anyone experienced issues with the stock tower speaker/amp combo? I wouldn't think I should expect product failure on day one of use. Either way, as I stated, I'm not overly impressed with the audio performance on the tower... especailly after investing nearly $70k
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Thread: Mojo Tower Speakers
08-08-2013, 12:42 PM #1
Mojo Tower Speakers2013 Moomba Mojo 2.5
08-08-2013, 01:17 PM #2
It's much better to have extra power from the amp on tap. No issues with the match-up you've got in terms of power and power handling.
I'm sure the dealer will get your speaker fixed and resolve the rattle and distortion, but I am guessing you will still be underwhelmed. Plenty of people on here who have upgraded the factory tower setup in favor of some better aftermarket options. I hear you on the price you paid and expectations, but like with any boat I hope you kept some money in the boat fund for mods and upgrades.Dan
08 LSV Mods
08-08-2013, 01:20 PM #3
Yup, you can get lots of help on here with your aftermarket choices. Rock on!My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
08-08-2013, 01:27 PM #4
Better yet, tell the dealer those speakers suck and you want a credit towards some better stuff that you want them to install for FREE due to the hassle.Drew
New ride: 2012 Mojo
Old ride: 2008 OBV
08-08-2013, 01:42 PM #5
As Dan mentioned, the power specs line up between the amp and speakers. The distortion is likely in the install.2006 Supra 24SSV
08-08-2013, 01:54 PM #6
08-08-2013, 01:59 PM #7
Thanks for the input folks.
I know this is a Roswell quality issue, at least on the failed speaker. I also realize I'll probably end up upgrading to better speakers at some point... and probably a bigger amp. I may ask about a credit toward something better but I'm not sure that will be an option.
To the quote about this not being SC's issue I don't really agree. I work for a large (green) agricultural equipment company... our products utilize a large percentage of supplied components... in the end it is our responsibility to deliver a quality product to our customer (and correct issues when they arise).
I believe Roswell will make things right with the speaker; I'm just upset that I have to send in the speaker for evaluation and wait for it to be repaired or replaced. They’ve already been sent a video and have identified it to be defective. I'd be more understanding if I'd been using it for six months as opposed to one day.2013 Moomba Mojo 2.5
08-08-2013, 02:04 PM #8
The dealer should do the waiting on Roswell ... Can they not just throw another one on there?2006 Supra 24SSV
08-08-2013, 02:08 PM #9
That is the request I made when I told them about it last Friday. I've also made that request again today.2013 Moomba Mojo 2.5
08-08-2013, 02:10 PM #10
keep in mind these things are, for the most part, built by hand and issues are going to arise. I have had several things pop up on my boat(not a moomba) so it's across all the brands.
Wolfe is spot on with the upgrades as well. when you buy a new car, the stereos in most of them suck at best. manufacturers put in what will suite the 90% and the rest upgrade, just like a boat. ask on here how many still have factory stereos or factory ballast and it'll be a staggering number that have replaced part/all of them.
fwiw, I had roswell in my supra and some of my friends thought they sounded great. lasted 1 season and replaced. they were crap imo.'06 Supra Launch 20SSV-gone but never forgotten