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worththewake 12-01-2006 4:57 AM

Does anyone know of any 6 x 9 tower speaker enclosures or do it yourself ideas?

josnow1 12-01-2006 5:21 AM

Chris, I sent you an email. <BR> <BR>(Message edited by josnow1 on December 01, 2006)

sea_ray_dave 12-01-2006 7:02 AM

check out <a href="http://diytower.com" target="_blank">http://diytower.com</a> or look at this one specifically for 4 6x9's <a href="http://bierbower.net/diytower/pdfs/FiberglassSpeakerBox.pdf" target="_blank">http://bierbower.net/diytower/pdfs/FiberglassSpeakerBox.pdf</a>

macrogpx2 12-01-2006 11:28 AM

A friend of mine is selling his Liquid Trends 6-6x9 box off of an 05 X-Star. PM me if interested.

kristin_ware 12-01-2006 4:47 PM

Here is the one I made. <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/393303.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/393304.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/393305.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/393306.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/393307.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/393308.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/393309.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/393310.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/393311.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/393312.jpg" alt="Upload">

sea_ray_dave 12-01-2006 10:12 PM

Kristin, Nice job!! <BR> <BR>If you did it over again would you use 4 speakers? I know those Pioneer 5 ways sound good anyway.

jetskiprosx 12-01-2006 10:49 PM

I can garuntee you that 2 speakers (unless pro audio) are not enough! I have 4 6x9's and you can hear them but there is NO comparisson pro audio equipment. That said, I like my set up, but when I do it over I will go with wet sounds!!!

mikeski 12-02-2006 9:53 AM

That is a beautifully finished piece of art. However I can't say that I would put that much effort into a single pair of 6x9s. <BR> <BR>As for styling it's sometimes difficult to put speakers on top of the tower without it looking like this: <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/393376.jpg" alt="Upload">

99_slaunch 12-02-2006 11:03 AM

David <BR> You can hear the two of them fine. I think I'am going to build another one for 4-6x9's. I like the pioneers they are very bright sounding. I have about $350.00 invested for every thing except paint. The paint job was free from my brother. I have about 40-50hrs invested. I just worked on it in my spare time. That is my first fiberglass box. <BR> <BR>Mikeski <BR>I thought the same thing once they were mounted. They look like ears. I was thinking of having eyeballs air brushed on the front.

ncbschzzt 12-02-2006 10:41 PM

The Mickey comment is harsh, but true. 6x9's can be awsome speakers, but you probably should look into some higher line 6x9's to get more projection.

jetskiprosx 12-02-2006 11:46 PM

Aaron, I don't want to start anything or say you are lying, but I have been behind a boat with only two 6x9's riding at about 65ft and you could sort of hear music, but not make out the words really. If you cut out the sound disappeared. I have 4 audiobahn 6x9's with horn tweeters (not real HLCD horns) but horn shaped to disperse the sound out to the sides. They are each recieving 125 watts RMS. I can hear them real well while directly behind the boat, but if its windy or there is other noise on the water I can't hear them very well when I cut out. <BR> <BR>I have never heard NVS or WetSounds, but my friend has a custom horn setup built with two 22" horns haved down to 16 inches for tuning reasons, and two 8" mid bass woofers. To make a long story short, I hadn't been behind his boat in a long time and I was used to hearing my speaker setup. Well I went behind his boat and I couldn't believe I had forgotten how much LOUDER his stereo was. He got out behind the boat after me and said it wasn't sounding as loud as it usually does...it turned out only 1 horn and 1 woofer were working. <BR> <BR>I guess botom line is that loudness is all subjective, and when you say you can "hear" the music with your speakers. I wonder what you think if you were to "hear" a pro audio setup. Don't take me wrong, I am not knocking your sytem in any way! I really think the design is cool and unique and it turned out very professional for you just doing it in your spare time. I gave my shot at building a box once and I scrapped that idea really quickly. <BR> <BR>BTW- why didn't you want the box mounted under the tower and upside down? It seem that the arch would allow you enough room to walk through without hitting your head. <BR> <BR>Also, sorry for the long post, I am studying for finals (well taking a little break) and wired on caffine<img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/crazy.gif" border=0>

99_slaunch 12-03-2006 7:20 AM

Every one has a different idea of what sounds good. I wish I had the $$$$$ for a pro audio set up. I mounted them on top because of the bimini. I did not want to buy a new one or cut the old one down. I agree with you're bottom line. For me the bottom line is to hear some music and have a lot of fun!!!! Good luck on you're finals Patrick.

ncbschzzt 12-03-2006 9:29 AM

You could probably put like six or eight 6x9's up there.

mikeski 12-03-2006 10:27 PM

Is there interest in a DIY Pro-Audio solution? <BR> <BR>I think I can come up with something for about the same cost as four 6x9s. Should have something together by mid January. <BR> <BR>The goal is a horn, four 8" mid-bass, and an amp for $500 or less.

ndavis03 12-07-2006 11:53 AM

I have a liquid trends 4-6X9 tower box that is listed in the accessories for sale.

hbguy 12-07-2006 12:10 PM

Mikeski, I would love to hear a DIY Pro-Audio solution. I am in the market for a new boat and plan to put in pro audio tower speakers. The reality that I will need to spend at least 40k to get the boat I want (and used as well) was tough enough to swallow. It would be awesome to save some $$$ on the audio. I must say that from what I have seen it seems like it would be tough to put in a horn, 4 8" mid-bass and an amp for $500 or less, but I would be all ears to that idea.

mikeski 12-07-2006 1:22 PM

I have speakers in the mail. In a couple weekends I will slap a rectangular test box together and throw the drivers in it. Crossovers will be bolted to the top. I will post the sources and results when in a month or so.

99_slaunch 12-07-2006 3:40 PM

Mikeski <BR> Thanks for the email on the pro audio stuff. I will be waiting to see you're pics and test results.

sea_ray_dave 12-08-2006 1:26 PM

Mike-- What drivers and horn combo are you experimenting with? give some detail please <BR> <BR>Are you doing the crossovers outside to make changing them quicker? <BR> <BR>Why not use a separate amp and that amps electronic crossover just for the horn?

mikeski 12-08-2006 10:49 PM

In due time... let me get it figured out first.


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