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Old     (cjh1669)      Join Date: Apr 2005       11-17-2009, 12:38 PM Reply   
Ok so my new boat has the base stereo package for the VTX, which is 4 speakers, a sony head unit, and no amp or sub.

I'm not a stereo junky, and don't want to drop a grand on these two components, but do want something to give my speakers a little more drive and a sub to round them out. Now later when I put pro60s in I will be looking for a higher end amp for them, but right now I just want a little more power to enjoy my music without breaking the bank anymore than I already did buying the boat.
Old     (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       11-17-2009, 12:54 PM Reply   
This seems like it would be a good amp to run 75 watts to each of the 4 interior speakers and then 300 watts to a sub.

I have also heard good things about the Image Dynamics Id subs. Here is one for pretty cheap. 92
Old     (johnny_jr)      Join Date: Mar 2006       11-17-2009, 12:55 PM Reply   
400 to 600 watt 4 channel amp and a 10 in sub and box would be around $600.

Amps I recommend in the lower cost arena (Kicker, Crossfire, HiFonics)
Subs (Kicker C10, or Polk db10)

All can be found on ebay very cheap.
Old     (dhcomp)      Join Date: Jun 2003       11-17-2009, 1:06 PM Reply   
If you were local, i've got a good JL 10w3 with MTX mono block amp, and box, that i'd let go in the $150 range. Add wires and install, and you'd be in business.

I'm currently running 2 10w3's in my Response LXI and am happy with it for a budget system
Old     (cjh1669)      Join Date: Apr 2005       11-17-2009, 3:10 PM Reply   
$150 sounds good, I'm wanting to stay under $500 if possible. Got quoted $700 for rockford amp and sub from malibu
Old     (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       11-17-2009, 3:41 PM Reply   
How about either of these Hifonics amps for $170 and the other 140. They would do 85 watts to each interior speaker and 340 to a sub.

Here is a kicker CVR 10" dual 2 ohm VC sub for $80. That gets you an amp to run the 4 speakers and sub plus the actual sub for under $250. I bet it would sound just fine for most people.
Old     (brucemac)      Join Date: Dec 2005       11-17-2009, 6:45 PM Reply   
some good advice here, but i would add maybe just hang in there with what you've got until you can afford what you want and do it right the first time. i wasted quite a few bucks replacing amps and speakers in my last two boats until i was happy. that said, i know what it's like not wanting to wait. :-)
Old     (chpthril)      Join Date: Oct 2007       11-17-2009, 8:21 PM Reply   
Dont buy Kicker from cheap @$$ internet sellers, they are not new and dont have factory warranty.

I would highly recommend the Kicker MX700.5 5chnl amp and the Comp VR 10" DVC 4 Ohm sub. The mx700.5 will deliver 70 watts to each of your 4 in-boat speakers and 420 watts to the sub.
Old     (thesack)      Join Date: Mar 2008       11-18-2009, 10:07 AM Reply   
I second the Kicker products.

And FYI is an authorized internet dealer for Kicker. At least that is what it says on Kickers Website
Old     (cwkoch)      Join Date: Aug 2006       11-18-2009, 10:59 AM Reply   
I've bought lots of stuff from over the past 5 years, and it's always been brand new stuff. Their customer service isn't always great, their shipping cost is a bit on the high side, but their prices are always great.
Old     (cjh1669)      Join Date: Apr 2005       11-18-2009, 1:23 PM Reply   
I think I';m going to look into kicker amps, and if I can get them reasonable enough I may even buy a wetsounds sub.


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