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Old    JKW (watersun)      Join Date: Jun 2009       02-20-2010, 4:16 PM Reply   
So I just purchased a new 2008 210 and it originally had the four 6 X 9 speakers on the tower and the amp to run them. I had the dealer take them off when they sold me the boat to get the price down some. When I went to pick up the boat, he said he would throw the speakers and amp back in for $1k.

Are these speakers any good? Is there a speaker and amp combo out there I could get for $1k or less that would be a lot better than the 4 stock tower speakers and amp? Any suggestions would be appreciated!
Old    Brett Yates (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       02-20-2010, 4:49 PM Reply   
You should be able to get a set of HLCD's and a solid amp for 1000-1300. That might be a better route if your main goal is to hear while riding. If your goal is to have a good sounding system for in the boat the 6x9's might be a good solution.

You might want to post the brand and model of speaker as well as the amp so the guys who know a lot about systems can tell you if they are junk or good.
Old    JKW (watersun)      Join Date: Jun 2009       02-20-2010, 5:03 PM Reply   
I believe the speakers are the Titan Alpha II 6 X 9 3-way speakers. There are four of them. I'm not sure what the amp is. Assuming the factory clarion(?) amp. Below is a pic of the speakers...
Old    John Bauer (jonyb)      Join Date: Nov 2008       02-20-2010, 6:45 PM Reply   
A Syn2 and pair of Pro 80's or 60's would do the trick, but not under $1,000.

Exile audio may have something in your price range as well.
Old    Brett Yates (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       02-20-2010, 7:06 PM Reply   
If Bullet Hollow Point 770's are still on sale you can get those in eclosures for around 600-700 and you may be able to get an arc 2 channel that would work for $300ish.

Aren't the speakers in the Titan cans MB quart? I don't know about them now but they used to be good back in the day, I think?
Old    David Bell (dabell)      Join Date: Apr 2007       02-20-2010, 8:09 PM Reply   
Wait for Wetsounds to come out with their 6x9's. Tim hasn't provided any spec's yet. From what he has said, they might be available within the next 3-6 months.
Old    Duffy Mahoney (duffymahoney)      Join Date: Sep 2008       02-20-2010, 9:03 PM Reply   
I would do a refurb amp and save some coin and then get either, bullets, wetsounds or Exile.

This site has great deals on amps.

Also their hifonics amps have lots of power for cheap.
Old    Brady ( (big_b_21v)      Join Date: Oct 2006       02-20-2010, 9:17 PM Reply   
Exile was running a 2 tower speaker and amp combo deal for around a grand last fall.
Contact the guys at Exile and Im sure they will work with you to make something fit into your budget.
Old    Chattwake (chattwake)      Join Date: Jan 2010       02-21-2010, 9:54 AM Reply   
There was a set of 485's on sale on ebay a few days ago. Check craigslist and ebay.
Old    John Bauer (jonyb)      Join Date: Nov 2008       02-21-2010, 5:28 PM Reply   
MB Quart isn't what it used to be years ago. Several companies have bought out the name over the years. Some is still decent, but it's definitely not what it used to be.
Old    TigeMike (chpthril)      Join Date: Oct 2007       02-21-2010, 5:45 PM Reply   
The 6x9's in the Nauty cans are not MB Q's, even though you can get MB Q's in the same Titan aftermarket cans. This came from MB Quarts and Titan.
Old    Tallredrider (talltigeguy)      Join Date: Sep 2003       02-21-2010, 6:31 PM Reply   
2 pair of 6 X 9's powered properly are a pretty decent setup, depending on what drivers are in there. I always thought that the TItan cans with MB quartz had a lot of positive press around here.
Old    claysoundillusions (sound_illusions)      Join Date: May 2005       02-22-2010, 11:03 PM Reply   
The 6x9s in the nauti cans used to be the Polk MOMOs and are now the MM series Polks. I would do this upgrade in 2 steps. I would upgrade to a better amp and see how you like it. You need to have an end goal because the Polk MMs have a 2.7 ohm load, meaning that you cannot power these with a 2 channel amp without having overheating issues. I would run this setup with something like the SYN4 or Arc 300.4, and then when you find you want more, you could upgrade the tower speakers to either two pro80s or two pro485s. If you wanted to do something like 4 pro80s you will have to buy a 2 channel amp and replace the factory clarion that runs your in cabin speakers and sub with the 4 channel. I would suggest that in the end you end up with at least a 3 amp setup. One for tower, one for interior, and one for sub. Remember if you choose to go with an EQ in the end you will have to integrate the bow speakers into the amplication. If you dont the volume control of the EQ will not adjust the bow speakers. Hope this helps.
Old    ajmac            02-23-2010, 6:05 AM Reply   
I don't know if it's the best set up but I got Kicker KMT6 speakers and a Kenwood KAC-7204 amp all for around $500. While it's no HLCD set up, I can clearly hear music while riding.
Old    Dave Gonyea (gonyeasmarinecom)      Join Date: Feb 2010       02-23-2010, 6:25 AM Reply   
I have a diy light bar speaker can combo it was $369 I filled them with krypt 6 1/2" hlcd's $185 powered by a power acoustik ovn2-800 putting out 150 watts x2 at 4ohms $89 it kicks a**.So for $643 you can have hlcd's and tower lights beat that.....
Old    Christian Barker (mcb611)      Join Date: Feb 2010       03-03-2010, 8:39 AM Reply   
go for it, its hard to find speakers and amps for under 1k, plus 6x9's will give you alot
Old    Greg (silvermustang35)      Join Date: Jul 2008       03-03-2010, 8:58 AM Reply   
Can you get the cans unloaded? Tim Mentioned something about coming out with HLCD 6X9's soon. That may be the ticket if you ended up getting the cans.
Old    Ajholt7 (ajholt7)      Join Date: Apr 2009       03-03-2010, 9:04 AM Reply   
What about the new Wet Sounds xst-650. They are the xs-650 in a PRO 60 enclusure.


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