WEll I have been a lurker here for a while. Got some great info from the site, but never really thought I could offer much or have any questions others would't, but the time has come. We picked up a Supra Launch about 3 yrs ago after reading posts here and are absolutely in love with the boat so thanks to everyone here for pointing us in the right direction,
Finally got some coin to get some tower speakers rolling and the ok from my parents to do so after all they spent the $$ on the boat 4 me and my 2 brothers of which we were a ll very thankful. We are somewhat trying to stay economical to a point. My younger bro is a machinist so is able to fabricate us tower cans for free. Obviously everyone here is set on the NVS/Wetsounds for obvious reasons but we don't have the $$ for that, and everyone seems to state that 4 tower speakers can get the job done.
We are looking for advice on some speakers to load them up. Not sure if the 3 ways are a waste of money for the open air or if we would notice a difference. We really don't know anything about the speakers and qualities of each, but here is what we got after using the search feature for choices and talking with some of the guys at the chain stores. We have tried to find reviews of speakers for quality and things like that, but weren't very successful. Only could go by what places that sold the product would tell us and you know how the response goes there.
Infinity Kappa 62.7 http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Product/Item/Main.aspx?showAll=N&g=52000&i=108627I&search=car+a udio+speaker+review&tp=95
Infinity Kappa 63.7 http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Product/Item/Main.aspx?showAll=N&g=52000&i=108637I&search=car+a udio+speaker+review&tp=95
Kicker KS60's These seem to be a smokin deal http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Product/Item/Main.aspx?showAll=N&g=52000&i=20655KS60&search=car +audio+speaker+review&tp=95
Polk DB651's http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Product/Item/Main.aspx?showAll=N&g=52000&i=107DB651&search=car+ audio+speaker+review&tp=95
Alpine SPR-17C http://www.crutchfield.com/App/Product/Item/Main.aspx?showAll=N&g=52000&i=500SPR17C&search=car +audio+speaker+review&tp=95
We have heard/read good things about the Infinity Kappa's but weren't sure if they were suited for tower speaker things. Also they are the only speaker in a 2ohm configuration which I found odd. Any benefits/disadvantages to that.
We were leaning towards the Polks as everyone here seems to give them great reviews and run them in their boats, but were were able to hear the Kicker KS60 and the DB651's side by side at the local Circuit City both off the same amp and the Kickers were much much clearer. The DB's had much more of a bass to them(gave a much more true sound with mids highs and lows which I thnk would be ideal in a vehicle setting), but I would say up on the tower you want clarity not so much the bass so that kind of caught us off guard again because we were leaning towards the DB's, but if we would have bought right there we would have gone Kicker after the demo. So of the choices which would you go with and why if I may ask. Also if there were any other choices that you would think would be better we would love to hear them. Thanks ahead of time.