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Old     (cyclone18)      Join Date: Apr 2011       02-08-2012, 2:02 AM Reply   
i have a question regarding the 2012 supra polk speakers on the tower! are they horn loaded drivers like wetsounds or exile? how do they perform compared to the high end brands like wetsounds and exile??
Old     (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       02-08-2012, 8:38 AM Reply   
I have not seen them or heard them myself, but there is no way they will be horns. They will be better than the the average speaker for sure, but would not be a comparison to an Exile or Wetsounds horn I doubt. If you are looking for a horn, then I would order your boat without speakers and contact Exile or Wetsounds to buy a pair. I am actually in the middle of the same thought process in my head and will probably elect to order some Exiles outside of the purchase of the boat. The new Polk speakers are supposed to be much better than previous Kenwood or Kicker speakers that were in there.
Old     (david_e_m)      Join Date: Jul 2008       02-08-2012, 9:13 AM Reply   
The Polk Audio MM series are good sounding speakers. Smooth. Nice for in the boat listening. But from a sensitivity and output standpoint they are only equal to the standard automotive style coaxial.
Two pair properly powered are enough to function as surf speakers and that is about it. Also keep in mind that these are an infinite baffle speaker designed for the expansive car door or coaming cavities that are now being placed in a small pod. So if your objective is to hear music, not just some sound, at wake range with any degree of intelligibilty then you really want to run HLCDs on the tower.

David
Earmark Marine
Old     (bzubke1)      Join Date: Feb 2010       02-08-2012, 9:38 AM Reply   
Does anyone know what amp comes stock in the 21v for the interior speakers now that they are using polk instead of kicker. I know in the past it was a kicker 200.4.
Old     (cyclone18)      Join Date: Apr 2011       02-08-2012, 6:58 PM Reply   
ok thanks for that... looks like thats what i'll do, i'll just get them to pre wire the tower and have it ready to accept 4 tower speakers and then i'll just get a light bar seperate!
Old     (cyclone18)      Join Date: Apr 2011       02-08-2012, 8:04 PM Reply   
my next question i forgot to add was.. will the exile/wetsounds speakers work with the z5 rack? i would like to get 4 speakers and lights! this will be on a progressive tower! Anyone done this?? Pics?
Old     (brianinpdx)      Join Date: Aug 2009       02-08-2012, 9:54 PM Reply   
cyclone - no issues with the Exile's mounting up there. I was curious myself and did a little measuring. Additionally, the Z5 is adjustable, I'd think most brand speakers would fit. It's going to come down to what type of performance your looking for on your tower.

If you've got any questions on Exile gear, hit me up or give us a call at the office.

-Brian
Exile Audio
Old     (cyclone18)      Join Date: Apr 2011       02-09-2012, 12:42 AM Reply   
schweet. thanks mate! has anyone on here done a similar thing to my idea with having a set of hlcd tower speakers and run tower lights aswell?
Old     (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       02-09-2012, 6:59 PM Reply   
Brian
In the works. If so, will probably be hitting you up to get some equipment to make it rock.
Old     (cyclone18)      Join Date: Apr 2011       02-10-2012, 1:16 AM Reply   
ok thanks for that guys.. yeah the docking lights sound like a good option! do forward facing tower lights do much for night time navigation? or are they just pretty?
Old     (cyclone18)      Join Date: Apr 2011       02-10-2012, 1:17 AM Reply   
oh and by the way tyler your boat is sick!!
Old     (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       02-10-2012, 7:32 AM Reply   
Anthony
The forward facing tower lights are just pretty more than anything. They really don't help night navigation much and they are not legal for navigating. Neither are docking lights really. Some of the new lights out now are HID and they look like they would light up the water, but they are expensive. I feel I can see better with just plain old light from the moon than any lights I have seen and you may be drawing attention from the po po.....
Old     (david_e_m)      Join Date: Jul 2008       02-10-2012, 7:45 AM Reply   
Too much forward facing light off the tower at night can reflect off the bow and actually impede your vision, especially if the boat is squatted a bit and the bow is raised. But they do look pretty in any case.

David
Earmark Marine
Old     (h20king)      Join Date: Dec 2009       02-10-2012, 8:31 AM Reply   
After looking at all the pics there is plenty of room for multiple lights.The new led lights are super small put out tons of light and have very little draw. The Vision X lights are spendy $150 each plus another $30 a clamp from DIY wake but each one is equal to two 50 watt halogen lights.I had the same problem lots of speaker with not much space left for lights.Sorry the pics are not of the supra tower but they will give you an idea of how small a space they can be mounted in.
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Old     (cyclone18)      Join Date: Apr 2011       02-10-2012, 5:42 PM Reply   
geez, they are small! they look similar to the hid lights bakes have on their website! they might be the answer i think h20king! looking at the pics of tylers boat it looks like if he had his speakers on the back hoop it would alloy them to go maybe two on the front hoop and two on the rear hoop! i think im just gunna have to buy the boat and see lol
Old     (cyclone18)      Join Date: Apr 2011       02-11-2012, 6:58 AM Reply   
h20king, i had a look on the visionx website and tried finding the lights you had shown in the pictures.. i see that it says XIL-SP100 Series on the front but is that the actual model of those lights or is that just the series they belong to? any feedback would be greatly Appreciated!
Old     (h20king)      Join Date: Dec 2009       02-11-2012, 9:12 AM Reply   
Here is a link to the lights and clamps. They are the solstice solo prime lights and can also be set up with the optional dimmer control hope this helps.
http://visionxsuperstore.com/2SolsticePrimeLEDPod.aspx
http://www.diywake.com/shop/shopexd.asp?id=550
Old     (cyclone18)      Join Date: Apr 2011       02-11-2012, 5:19 PM Reply   
sweet.. thanks mate!
Old     (TheSqueakyWheel)      Join Date: Oct 2010       04-17-2012, 9:14 AM Reply   
Anthony,
I had 4 exiles sxt65s on my supra tower and added a Roswell c6 light bar. Everything fit perfectly and I can send you pix if you like.

FWIW, I sold the supra and have no need for the light bar. If still in the market, my c6 light bar is in the classifieds on deep discount and like-new
Old     (cyclone18)      Join Date: Apr 2011       04-20-2012, 3:49 AM Reply   
yeah pics would be great! thanks
Old     (cyclone18)      Join Date: Apr 2011       04-20-2012, 3:50 AM Reply   
harold, do you have pics of how bright those tower lights are?
Old     (TheSqueakyWheel)      Join Date: Oct 2010       04-20-2012, 6:34 AM Reply   
Several photos. They are super bright. I don't have any pix on the water, but there's pix 1 is lights on, pic 2 lights off from the dock. Pix 2 also shows the cool blue glow of the ambiance light from the light bar. Pix 3 & 4 show the tower mount - sorry, no great close ups.
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Old     (TheSqueakyWheel)      Join Date: Oct 2010       04-20-2012, 6:49 AM Reply   
For reference, my dock is 70' long. That white fence is likely 90', the house 120'
Old     (cyclone18)      Join Date: Apr 2011       04-21-2012, 3:51 AM Reply   
Holy **** man thats nuts! they r so bright! light bar looks sweet too!
Old     (TheSqueakyWheel)      Join Date: Oct 2010       04-21-2012, 6:55 AM Reply   
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Originally Posted by cyclone18 View Post
Holy **** man thats nuts! they r so bright! light bar looks sweet too!
They're up for sale. Let me know if you're interested. They don't mate well with my new boat and the supra is gone.
Old     (cyclone18)      Join Date: Apr 2011       04-21-2012, 7:35 PM Reply   
oh ok, what did you get?? pics? yeah i would deffinately be interested if i had a boat and even more important... Money lol i seem to suffer that disease real bad haha

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