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  1. #21
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    Ian - whats your thoughts about the New 30.2's power wise over your Harpoon... Initial reports on the Thermal capabilities on the XM series has been fantastic. Whats your take? -Brian

  2. #22
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    Default My 2014 Exile Install...

    Quote Originally Posted by Brianinpdx View Post
    Ian - whats your thoughts about the New 30.2's power wise over your Harpoon... Initial reports on the Thermal capabilities on the XM series has been fantastic. Whats your take? -Brian
    I finally got a chance to take the boat to the middle of the lake and dial in the amps, and I have to say; I LOVE them! Makes me want to swap out my Xi800.4 and Xi1500.1! They stay MUCH cooler than the Xis (and Harpoon), and I when I turn off the SXT9's the XM9s sound just as good (and loud) as they did on the Harpoon, with 1/3 of the space and way less current draw. Its hard to do a direct comparison on battery usage because I only ran the Harpoon on my new 6volts for a few days, but there definitely seems to be an improvement.


    Hmm, will another amp order, and ZLD-II order be in my near future...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ian ashton View Post
    I finally got a chance to take the boat to the middle of the lake and dial in the amps, and I have to say; I LOVE them! Makes me want to swap out my Xi800.4 and Xi1500.1! They stay MUCH cooler than the Xis (and Harpoon), and I when I turn off the SXT9's the XM9s sound just as good (and loud) as they did on the Harpoon, with 1/3 of the space and way less current draw. Its hard to do a direct comparison on battery usage because I only ran the Harpoon on my new 6volts for a few days, but there definitely seems to be an improvement.


    Hmm, will another amp order, and ZLD-II order be in my near future...
    How fo the SXT9's compare to the XM9'S?
    Joe

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    Default My 2014 Exile Install...

    They are much less hard on the ears at close distance; they are very musical. The combo sounds great, and makes me realize I need more sub now! 12's here I come...

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    Default My 2014 Exile Install...

    Quote Originally Posted by ian ashton View Post
    They are much less hard on the ears at close distance; they are very musical. The combo sounds great, and makes me realize I need more sub now! 12's here I come...
    Jeez you're a sound system animal!
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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by ian ashton View Post
    This season I decided to add a second pair of tower speakers to compliment the XM9s - to even out the highs from the horns I went with SXT9s, custom painted of course;








    I'm running the XM9s on top, using clamps that I custom made (I didn't like how large the stock Exile clamps were), with the SXT9s on bottom (where I had the XM9s last season)

    Next up is pulling the Harpoon and replacing with 2 XM30.2's - one amp on each pair.

    I'm debating on whether to keep the Xi800.4 that is powering the 6 SXT65s, or replace it with an XM15.4 to match the 30.2's. I'll keep the Xi1500.1 powering my 2 Kicker L7 10" subs, as that amp is mounted in a different area and isn't really seen.
    THREAD REVIVAL!

    Ian, can you elaborate more on the surface mount clamps to your crossbar? How did you wire them/mount them?

    I'm getting ready to powder my cans next week & am curious on how to mount it to the crossbar? Thanks!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrettLee3232 View Post
    THREAD REVIVAL!

    Ian, can you elaborate more on the surface mount clamps to your crossbar? How did you wire them/mount them?

    I'm getting ready to powder my cans next week & am curious on how to mount it to the crossbar? Thanks!!
    I would like to know how you mounted to that to that top board rack position as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrettLee3232 View Post
    THREAD REVIVAL!

    Ian, can you elaborate more on the surface mount clamps to your crossbar? How did you wire them/mount them?

    I'm getting ready to powder my cans next week & am curious on how to mount it to the crossbar? Thanks!!
    I would like to know how you mounted to that to that top board rack position as well.
    2014 Mondo
    Ski Lockers - 1000# customs
    750 IBS

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrettLee3232 View Post
    THREAD REVIVAL!

    Ian, can you elaborate more on the surface mount clamps to your crossbar? How did you wire them/mount them?

    I'm getting ready to powder my cans next week & am curious on how to mount it to the crossbar? Thanks!!
    BUMP! Ian I hope you read this...

    I wish you could tag someone like Facebook haha.
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  10. #30
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    Default My 2014 Exile Install...

    If you go back and read his whole thread, he explains how he mounted his speakers.
    Joe

    2014 LSV
    2010 Outback V - Sold

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