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  1. #41
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    Default Stereo on a budget Pics

    Jester, I didn't take any photos of my process from start to finish just the finished product I'm running I think It was 420 Watts to the L5 Sub and 185 to each Tower speaker. It sounds fantastic for the money I spent. I also included some pics of the Gator pad I installed around my boat to keep people from scratching the Gel Coat all up walking around and getting in and out of the boat. If anyone wants to know my secret spot to get the Kicker KMT6 Tower speakers for $189 Shipped to your door. Lemme know. They are not wetsounds but danggggg they sound fantastic for the money. They even have horn tweeters.......Anyways, I'm glad I'm finished with the boat for NOW, hopefully We can just enjoy the heck out of it.

    Cost of Stereo:

    Kicker ZX 700.5 amp $209 Ebay
    Kicker Solobaric L5 10" $100 Ebay
    Kicker Kmt6 Tower Speaks $189 (secret location)
    Total cost of upgrade $497 Not bad......

    Disgruntled old people at the docks frowning at me wanting me to turn it down..............Priceless
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  2. #42
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    hydro,

    I just finished installing mine as well. After I cut the hole, it was apparent that it was NOT going to be an easy task sealing the footbox. It's wide open to left (can look into it from the ski locker), there's the hole on top and to the right where all kinds of hoses and cables are routed through, plus there's a chase on the floor that comes up through the footbox. So I just went ahead and installed the sub (a 10" Polk/MOMO) and left the footbox as is. It definitely hits hard, but it's got a 'boomy" quality to it. I may at some point try to make a custom sealed enclosure and attach it in front of the footbox but it's fine for now.

    Pics are below as well as a pic of the amp placement.

    Someone asked if a 12" sub will fit. I think that you might be able to cut the required size hole for a 12" sub, but don't know if there is enough room for the "lip" of the sub. For sure, there's not enough room for a 12" grill.

    Also, if you are going to do this, please stick your head into the ski locker and look towards the footbox to make sure that you won't accidentally cut any of the cables and hoses in there.

    Al

    Before pic:


    After pics. Note that the subwoofer grill matches the cabin speaker grills.


    Last edited by cab13367; 06-29-2008 at 02:51 PM.
    Al

    2006 Mobius LSV

  3. #43
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    Cab That looks great and I definately like the matching grills. It's nice to have a little thump thump in the boat Just in time for 4th of July Take it easy

  4. #44
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    Cab, how does the polk sound in that location. I am looking at that or a Bazooka 8" DVC tube mounted on top of the kick panel nonamplified. and how hard was it to cut the hole.

    Thx
    Joe
    A Day at the Lake...Priceless
    A Day in Powder...Endless


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    2007 Outback V ~ sold

  5. #45
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    Exclamation Cutting the hole

    The hole? Easy to cut - just like the cables behind the wall. BE CAREFUL!

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    johnB,

    what do you recommend to cut the hole and do i remove the carpet first
    utility knife
    drywall saw
    dremel with short bit
    jig saw short bit
    Star trek phaser


    A Day at the Lake...Priceless
    A Day in Powder...Endless


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    2012 Möbius XLV~ Loaded & Exiled
    2007 Outback V ~ sold

  7. #47
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    jmv, how long have you been working on this thing?
    My Mom said I'm not allowed to get wet!
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  8. #48
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    This has been a winterization project and i kinda like to over analyze things.

    Just like this stupid stock market. Yikes....
    A Day at the Lake...Priceless
    A Day in Powder...Endless


    Joe V
    2012 Möbius XLV~ Loaded & Exiled
    2007 Outback V ~ sold

  9. #49
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmvotto View Post
    Cab, how does the polk sound in that location. I am looking at that or a Bazooka 8" DVC tube mounted on top of the kick panel nonamplified. and how hard was it to cut the hole.

    Thx
    Joe
    joe,

    The bass is boomy, not tight. I may build a custom sealed enclosure over the winter. Hole was easy to cut - I used a jigsaw with a scroll blade. I covered the carpet with masking tape before marking the hole and cutting. Be sure to look behind it thru the ski locker to ensure cables are out of the way.

    Al
    Al

    2006 Mobius LSV

  10. #50
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    How deep is the kick panel? I'm thinking of the JBL MPS1000. The sub has an intigrated amp and enclosure.
    2008 LSV

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