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By B.S. (muffintop) on Saturday, March 25, 2006 - 6:08 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Any experience, good or bad with Boss Marine components?

Wired remote and head unit MP3 capable marine rated for $169, and 4x250 amp for $189

amp: www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=15983

Head Unit: http://www.onlinecarstereo.com/CarAudio/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=15982

I'm looking to power 6 factory Malibu Kickers, plus 2 towers speakers in the future. Will this amp be enough? Just looking for a serviceable system, nothing killer, and trying to keep price in line. Any other options that would accomplish my goal? Am I going to need a 2nd battery?

Thanks!


 
By B.S. (muffintop) on Sunday, March 26, 2006 - 10:11 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
Anyone?
 
By Rich (rson) on Sunday, March 26, 2006 - 10:31 am:    Edit Post Delete Post
I would say that it is comparable to Pyramid or Radio Shack.

If you are looking to save money on a system, look for used headunits. Don't skimp on the amp....get a nice MTX, PPI, Kicker amp with at least the rated power of the speakers.

You can get a 850.4 kicker amp for 279 on ebay.
THis radio for 150.00
http://cgi.ebay.com/MB-Quart-NRA-450-CD-MP3-Player-Nautic-Marine-NRA450-NEW_W0QQitemZ7603496401QQcategoryZ18798QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

 
By leo lasecki (malibuboarder75) on Sunday, March 26, 2006 - 12:32 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
I got a boss C600 amp. It is rated for 75watts rms x 4. For $80 on ebay, I think it is a pretty good amp. I dont have much experience with car/marine audio, but the amp lasted me all of last summer with no problems and powered my 6.5 sony xplods back 65' to the rider. I am upgrading this summer, but it was a good system for the price.
 
By Brannon (fullspeed) on Sunday, March 26, 2006 - 2:08 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
First of all I agree with Rich on not skimping on head unit. Buy a decent one. Pioneer has some cheap ones and don't buy that Boss amp. It is a flee market grade amp. Save some more money or get a better amp. No Boss, Jensen, Californa Amps and lower end Sony (K-Mart brands). Rick is right about kicker amps for cheap on ebay.

I don't think it you will need another battery for what you want.

I was always told, why is there always time to do it over, and never enough time to do it right the first time.

Spend a little more and get better equipment that will last longer and you won't have to replace in 4 months.
Brannon
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By Mikeski (mikeski) on Sunday, March 26, 2006 - 11:31 pm:    Edit Post Delete Post
After submarining my old boat and killing the deck I need a unit to use for one summer. Needed a remote and aux-in, Boss got the nod. It was not bad but there are lots of better options for not much more cash. The Boss was very slow to turn on or resume from pause, quite annoying. The remote is not waterproof, it was fogging but still working when I sold the boat.
 
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