I've been looking at adding more speakers on my tower, possibly going with another brand. I have 2 wetsounds rev8's and 2 wetsounds pro 60's, they sound good but I want cleaner sound at high volume closer to the boat. I saw some prices on a hybrid package from exile that was hard to beat compared to what it's gunna cost me to keep adding wetsounds. And everyone around my area has wetsounds I want something different. If your running some exiles I would like to hear what you think, sound quality, overall finish, mounts ect.. Pros-cons. Thanks.
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Thread: Should I give exile a shot?
05-13-2014, 08:41 AM #1
Should I give exile a shot?06 möbius lsv
05-13-2014, 09:25 AM #2
Should I give exile a shot?
Hell yes! I have two pro80's and I'd like to get into exile but I can't right now and spending a good amount of dough on a boat stereo just isn't smart so I am sticking with what I have. But if I had the opportunity and means I would def give them a shot. Brian is awesome and he posts on here all the time.2008 Supra 21V
2,600 lbs., Gravity III
Z5 Cargo Rack
Stereo: Pair of Wetsounds Pro 80's, Rockford Fosgate P500-2, Kicker ZX200.4, Exile ZLD, stock Kicker in-cabins, stock Kenwood HU
Tow rig: 2008 Slate Tundra, Bilstein 5100's (F&R), 295/65/18 wrapped in Duratracs
05-13-2014, 09:27 AM #3
+ one for EXILE from meA Day at the Lake...Priceless
A Day in Powder...Endless
2012 Möbius XLV~ Loaded & Exiled
2007 Outback V ~ sold
05-13-2014, 09:30 AM #4
Uh, can't imagine running anything else on my tower.My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
2000 Outback LS (sold)
05-13-2014, 09:34 AM #5they sound good but I want cleaner sound at high volume closer to the boat
2nd, I would drop the Pro-60's from your setup and just run the Rev-8.
3rd, if you want more output and deeper mid-bass extension, you need a larger speaker. No number of 8", whether its the Rev-8, Icon-8, XM9 or SXT9 (yes, they are in the 8" speaker category) will give you deeper mid-bass, just yield more output.
I saw some prices on a hybrid package from exile that was hard to beat compared
05-13-2014, 10:31 AM #6
Love my exile!!!!Scott
2007 Mobius LSV with a lot of great upgrades and mods
05-13-2014, 01:00 PM #7
They are clear at high volume don't get me wrong, RCA, wiring, amps all good. they just sound best at the 30-70ft range, I surf a lot, but more than anything I tie up and have some cold ones and crank the tunes. So I'm looking for a full range of sound closer to my boat.06 möbius lsv
05-13-2014, 01:21 PM #8
So instead of adding more speakers, I would 1st drop the Pro60's, double check the tune for Rev-8's and you might be surprised at how warm they can be for those surf runs and party tie ups. Easing back on the gains, lowering the cross-over, adding a tad of bass and subtracting a sliver of treble at the head-unit is all thats needed to warm them up for a more surf oriented setup. Or, if you have dual EQ like the WS-420, you can make those fine adjustments right at the helm to only the tower setup, leaving the tune to the in-boats as it is.
At that point, if its not enough mid-bass balance, then sell the tower setup and apply it to a pair of larger HLCD's. You may even find a shop willing to offer some trade-in credit if the gear is still in good working and cosmetic condition.
05-13-2014, 01:23 PM #9
exactly the reason I don't have rev8's. I have 4 icon8's and they sound great at party cove/surfing distances. can't really hear them at wakeboard range clearly but we spend 5% of our time boarding.
I would think you will have no issues peddling the wetsounds gear, and you should net almost enough to be a wash to go with 4 non-hlcd cans. question now is whether you go exile or wetsounds.
either way, I think you'll be happy..'06 Supra Launch 20SSV-gone but never forgotten
05-13-2014, 10:41 AM #10
Should I give exile a shot?
Very happy Exile customer here!2010 Moomba XLV
Gravity 3, wake plate
I have a love for ballast and large wakes.
1100 v-drive lockers
1180 under the playpen
+ lead and a collection of other ballast bags