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Old     (wakeviolater)      Join Date: Sep 2004       11-19-2008, 10:35 AM Reply   
same company?

patent infringement?
Old     (steezyshots)      Join Date: Feb 2008       11-19-2008, 12:06 PM Reply   
who cares?
Old     (26lacefield)      Join Date: Aug 2006       11-19-2008, 9:39 PM Reply   
HSE wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy better. from what i've heard. i have an HSE that I will installing when my 09 boat comes in.
Old     (mikeski)      Join Date: Aug 2003       11-19-2008, 9:50 PM Reply   
HSE, works great.
Old     (hillbilly)      Join Date: Aug 2002       11-19-2008, 10:30 PM Reply   
My HSE is great, Thought I didn't need one at first. But man that thing is very nice to have.

And I must admit it compliments my Trident box nicely.
Old     (kinger)      Join Date: Jun 2007       11-20-2008, 7:14 AM Reply   
Does any one know how hard this is to install?

Old     (deltariderscom)      Join Date: May 2007       11-20-2008, 8:01 AM Reply   
The word Hard does not come into affect when installing the HSE. If you want something to say is hard it can only be deciding on where you want ot mount it. I have seen some Velcro it up to existing EQ's and for me I installed it right next to my EQ.

Then you only wire in power and tap one wire to your RPM lead. Plug in your RCA signal in/out and you can use the aux input for your Ipod if you so choose.

I have been using it for just over a year and have had no issues at all. The other feature I love is being able to adjust your volume level by the turn of a knob so you are able to decide on how much it turns down at lower RPM's.

(Message edited by deltariderscom on November 20, 2008)
Old     (mark)      Join Date: Nov 2008       11-20-2008, 5:22 PM Reply   
Watersport Innovations is a different company, and our product (the Boost Box) works differently and has it's own patent. Feel free to call me on my cell and I'll answer any questions.

Mark Stiner
Old     (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       11-20-2008, 5:40 PM Reply   
how does it work differently?
Old     (deltawake)      Join Date: Sep 2004       11-20-2008, 6:43 PM Reply   
Boost Box works on the angle at which it is sitting. Change in angle as the boat planes activates the boost. As such, it must be mounted in one of two positions. HSE Revolution Volume Control works on engine RPM. HSE's product is functionally superior, and will be featured in all Pro Tour edition X-Stars for 2009. That's a pretty good endorsement.

From personal experience, the HSE Volume Control has revolutionized the use of our boat stereo. I wouldn't want a boat without it.
Old    Ben Kerran            11-20-2008, 6:44 PM Reply   
I'm interested in the differences also??
Old     (2007_x2)      Join Date: May 2007       11-21-2008, 12:40 AM Reply   
different company i love my Hse volume control and speaker box!

heres how it works!
Old     (2007_x2)      Join Date: May 2007       11-21-2008, 1:14 AM Reply   
bid on he HSE Trident Revolution Volume Controlot in the WakeWorld Toys for Tots!
Old     (laptom)      Join Date: Apr 2002       11-21-2008, 5:59 AM Reply   
For me it sounds logical that it works on the engine rpm, but I DO like the feature that the BoomBox operates through your radio remote controls. So the music volume decreases or increases like somebody is turning your volume knob and not another piece of hardware between your radio-equalizer-amplifiers...

Is there nowhere a combination of the two?!
Old     (hillbilly)      Join Date: Aug 2002       11-21-2008, 8:49 AM Reply   
I also am pretty sure the HSE gives you higher volts. What is it called like a line driver?? That's what I was told by some stereo ppl. But I have no idea except everyone that has driven my boat with it says they like it.
Old     (liljohn)      Join Date: May 2007       11-21-2008, 9:53 AM Reply   
Ok so I have been looking at the hse and I have 1 queshtion? How are you guys installing it? It only has one set of outputs. So are you just running the tower off of it or ? what about the rest of the boat?
Old     (kscales)      Join Date: Oct 2006       11-21-2008, 9:56 AM Reply   
From what i have seen I like how simple the Boost box is. I like that basically it's just another remote and does not effect your current system at all. no need to re tune.. each to their own, guys that like to tinker, will love the HSE box, guys that want "plug and play" will like the boost box...

Either way I am glad both these products are available, we have all waited to long for products like this.
Old     (wakeprodigy)      Join Date: Oct 2002       11-21-2008, 12:46 PM Reply   
Q: "Ok so I have been looking at the hse and I have 1 queshtion? How are you guys installing it? It only has one set of outputs. So are you just running the tower off of it or ? what about the rest of the boat?"

A: Many people run a setup that goes
Audio Source -> Volume Control -> EQ -> Amplifiers.

Another method is
Audio Source -> Volume Control -> RCA Splitters -> Amplifiers.

Regardless of how it's done there are ways to control all amps, not just the ones that power your tower speakers.

Old     (david_e_m)      Join Date: Jul 2008       11-21-2008, 1:18 PM Reply   
No preference here. Both units provide a great solution.

The BoostBox functions as a remote control so it does not go in the signal path. This means that it will not change the existing relationship between a triple preamp source unit and a multi-channel amplifier.

The HSE has plenty of gain if you need to add several inline level controls to replace the source unit zone controls.

David E.M.
Old     (hunter660)      Join Date: Aug 2007       11-21-2008, 3:21 PM Reply   
The boost box is sounding better and better to me.
Old     (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       11-21-2008, 3:50 PM Reply   
^^^2nd that plus it's about $100 cheaper.
Old     (h20diva)      Join Date: Jun 2004       11-21-2008, 6:40 PM Reply   
HSE has no tuning to do. It is the same as a mute in your remote.Your only adjustment is how loud your turning up your stereo. Watch the video demostration.

Mastercraft is only the first to put the HSE as part of their equipment offered in their boats. you will see a few more manufactures offer it with theirs this 09 season.
Old     (cyclonecj)      Join Date: Jul 2001       11-22-2008, 6:32 AM Reply   
The boost box only works with certain model head units, correct?
Old     (laptom)      Join Date: Apr 2002       11-23-2008, 4:58 AM Reply   
I heard that the Boost box can also work with rpm measurements.... Now itīs getting interesting!!
Old     (cyclonecj)      Join Date: Jul 2001       11-23-2008, 7:09 AM Reply   
Only clarion and kenwood
Old     (jrw160)      Join Date: Oct 2006       11-23-2008, 11:26 AM Reply   
and sony and jbl
Old     (loudontn)      Join Date: Feb 2005       11-24-2008, 7:41 AM Reply   
I really dig the Boost Box, installed it on a buddies boat and it didn't take any time at all, plus it seems to work really accurately.
Old     (kscales)      Join Date: Oct 2006       12-10-2008, 8:02 AM Reply   
Just got my Boost box... WOW is all I have to say.. the product speaks for itself comes nicely packaged, includes everything you need to wire it in... this could not be easier.
Old     (my_malibu)      Join Date: Feb 2008       12-10-2008, 8:09 AM Reply   
HSE volume control
worth every penny
always go with the original never the knock off
Old     (_jason_)      Join Date: Jun 2005       12-10-2008, 8:26 AM Reply   
the boost box looks cheap IMO.. I always have loved the quality and care Jim at HSE puts into his products.
Old     (joe_crawley)      Join Date: Jan 2007       12-10-2008, 9:08 AM Reply   
Original? Seriously, HSE might be the first for wakeboardboats, but let's be honest, RPM volume control is nothing new
Old     (kscales)      Join Date: Oct 2006       12-10-2008, 9:56 AM Reply   
I looked at both, Boost box was my choice because of the cleaner install and how simple it is to operate.. I bought something that would aid in my pleasure while driving the boat, I was not looking for something that I needed to re configure and tune to my existing system.

I will say it again, if you like your system and want a simple install go with the Boost Box.. This thing takes no longer then 30 minutes to install and could not be easier.

If you are building your system and are in the planning stages then look at both units and decide... the HSE is super nice, and it does have some cool features...
Old     (jv210)      Join Date: Feb 2006       12-10-2008, 12:49 PM Reply   
HSE here and I love it, wouldn't want another boat without it.

The HSE is just as easy to install, Right now about the same price, and has more options.

For me, If I were to buy one right now, the choice would be simple.


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