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-   -   Using a marine amp vs non-marine stereo amp.. (http://www.wakeworld.com/forum/showthread.php?t=327057)

junglesmacks 05-16-2006 8:25 AM

Is a "marine" amp any more water resistant that a non marine amp? I opened up my Clarion APX-480M and I swear the insides looked identical to a normal amp, just the case was white.. <BR> <BR>Now channel 4 has burnt on me, and I'm looking at a much higher powered Orion amp.. <BR> <BR>Anyone have any insight or experience?

gharvin 05-16-2006 8:26 AM

i had this amp in my Moomba, it is junk. I am running all car materials for my stereo now.

iagainsti 05-16-2006 8:55 AM

Unless you boat in saltwater I wouldnt waste the extra $$$ on a "marine" amp. I've always used car audio and never had an issue. Just keep them in a dry area and you'll be fine.

enriched 05-16-2006 10:40 AM

The Clarion Marine amps are very prone to have the channels fail. Junglesmacks hit it on the head, as long as the amps are protected, and installed in a are in the boat were they wont see water you will be fine


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