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    Default Kinetik Batteries

    I didn't want to hijack another thread so here is my question....
    Rather than doing a dual battery system would it be better or just as good to just use a larger battery in place of the factory one? I know where I can get Kinetik batteries at a really good deal but wasn't sure about the bigger battery or just doing a dual battery. Not even sure a Kinetik battery would be applicable. All I am wanting to do is add some tower speakers to the boat I just purchased. With that in mind am I going to need a second/bigger amp as well? Thanks for any information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lawdog View Post
    I didn't want to hijack another thread so here is my question....
    Rather than doing a dual battery system would it be better or just as good to just use a larger battery in place of the factory one? I know where I can get Kinetik batteries at a really good deal but wasn't sure about the bigger battery or just doing a dual battery. Not even sure a Kinetik battery would be applicable. All I am wanting to do is add some tower speakers to the boat I just purchased. With that in mind am I going to need a second/bigger amp as well? Thanks for any information.
    To answer your questions Lawdog, no, one high cap batt is not better than two std. marine batts. If something happens to that one batt then your dead in the water. For what you pay for that Kinetic you can add the second batt and an acr. Cannot answer your amp question until we know your complete system setup and what you plan on adding.
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    Default Think about the Weakest link!!!

    Hey Chief -

    A couple of things to think about. Razzman's comments are spot on. Dont even think about 1 battery... Get two. Kinetik stuff is good for sure but really take a look at the reserve capacity ratings. Get a deep cycle battery that can be run down again and again without being killed permanently.

    As for the stereo, I cant tell you how many people that I talk to and they say the same thing," I just want to add this or that". Well sure thats the case today, but what about tomorrow. I tell guys to look at their stereo system in three area's

    1) towers
    2) cabin
    3) subs

    each of these area's will require different amounts of current draw. when it comes to adding bad ass gear, dont step up and buy nice stuff without first making sure you can support the electrical needs. SO IMPORTANT.

    in simple terms, this is like managing to buy a new Ferrari but never take it out of first gear. Who wants that!

    Just remember, your needs change over time. Go slow and have fun for now and next gear you can slam that stereo into 5th gear. peace!

    -Brian
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    Look into Deka AGM batteries. They are very good batteries at a very reasonable price. I got two Deka 92 amp batteries for $300 for my stereo thats getting installed. Optima is overrated in my opinion for the price and amp hours for stereo applications. If you can afford two smaller Kinetiks then I'd do that over one of their large batteries.

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    Let me say this about those high end expensive batteries, unless your running three or more amps, floating and playing for hours on end at full volume and have all kinds of electronic junk hooked up then they are unnecessary.

    But I will tell all what the best deal in batteries is, Costco Deep Cycles. Seriously! I have used them on four boats now between mine and families and they are a real good deal. They are made by Interstate and with Costco's warranty you can't go wrong. And for around $70 they are affordable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Razzman View Post
    Let me say this about those high end expensive batteries, unless your running three or more amps, floating and playing for hours on end at full volume and have all kinds of electronic junk hooked up then they are unnecessary.

    But I will tell all what the best deal in batteries is, Costco Deep Cycles. Seriously! I have used them on four boats now between mine and families and they are a real good deal. They are made by Interstate and with Costco's warranty you can't go wrong. And for around $70 they are affordable.
    I agree, if you are just running 2 amps or even 3 class D or H amps and don't sit at a party cove, then one good stereo battery will be fine. I'm going with the 3 battery setup just for added safety/security but I'll also have 3 JL Audio amps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razzman View Post
    Let me say this about those high end expensive batteries, unless your running three or more amps, floating and playing for hours on end at full volume and have all kinds of electronic junk hooked up then they are unnecessary.

    But I will tell all what the best deal in batteries is, Costco Deep Cycles. Seriously! I have used them on four boats now between mine and families and they are a real good deal. They are made by Interstate and with Costco's warranty you can't go wrong. And for around $70 they are affordable.

    razz,

    Thanks for the tip on the batteries. I am all over those Costco deep cycles!

    Al
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    Quote Originally Posted by Razzman View Post
    Let me say this about those high end expensive batteries, unless your running three or more amps, floating and playing for hours on end at full volume and have all kinds of electronic junk hooked up then they are unnecessary.

    But I will tell all what the best deal in batteries is, Costco Deep Cycles. Seriously! I have used them on four boats now between mine and families and they are a real good deal. They are made by Interstate and with Costco's warranty you can't go wrong. And for around $70 they are affordable.
    Razz,

    Exactly which costco battery should I buy. Do u have a part #?

    Thx.

    Al
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