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Old    DBC (ixfe)      Join Date: Aug 2008       06-14-2013, 10:43 PM Reply   
I thought I'd share some details and pictures of the Exile build for my 2013 VLX.

A little background... In my last VLX I had Malibu's RF Sound Pack 3 + Rockford Fosgate 12" sub. I added 4 Exile XM9's on the tower (powered by Harpoon amp). The tower sounded GREAT, but I was never overly thrilled with the Rockford factory system. It sounded pretty good, but it felt "out of balance" in relation to the tower. In particular, the 12" sub just could not keep up.

So for this boat, I wanted the same tower setup, but decided to try and balance the cabin out by doing it all in Exile. I ordered the boat with only Sound Pack 1, and upon delivery promptly dropped it off to have the new Exile system installed.

Here's the setup:

My goal from cost perspective was to do this system (incl. installation) for same price as it would cost from the factory. In other words, I wanted a better than factory system for the factory price. I'm happy to say that I achieved that!

The installer has been sending me pics, so I thought I'd share.















Old    Rob Fullerton (Gotmods)      Join Date: Nov 2012       06-14-2013, 11:43 PM Reply   
Your installer sure resembles the pres of Exile!
Old    Ian Ashton (ian_ashton)      Join Date: Jul 2008       06-15-2013, 4:15 AM Reply   
Looks great!
Old    Cyle Coatney (01centurion)      Join Date: Jun 2010       06-15-2013, 8:39 AM Reply   
Looking good! Can't go wrong with exile
Old    DBC (ixfe)      Join Date: Aug 2008       06-15-2013, 12:02 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gotmods View Post
Your installer sure resembles the pres of Exile!
That's not Brian...
Old    JR Smith (wakintime)      Join Date: Jul 2011       06-15-2013, 10:25 PM Reply   
Very nice! Awesome looking boat too!
Old    Diggs (pdxWAKE) (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       06-16-2013, 8:26 AM Reply   
Looking great!
Old    Chris Quam (noquams)      Join Date: Apr 2002       06-16-2013, 8:55 AM Reply   
Is that a custom sub box? I have the same boat even the same color combo and also have a heater. I too am not happy with the sub performance compared to the tower. I have 4 Rev10's powered by two JL HD600.4's. I was thinking about building a box but if there is one that is pre made that would fit I am interested in learning more.

Thanks
Old    Hate N Pain (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       06-16-2013, 9:07 AM Reply   
That's gonna be a real fun setup for this year.
Old    DBC (ixfe)      Join Date: Aug 2008       07-03-2013, 9:07 AM Reply   
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Originally Posted by noquams View Post
Is that a custom sub box? I have the same boat even the same color combo and also have a heater. I too am not happy with the sub performance compared to the tower. I have 4 Rev10's powered by two JL HD600.4's. I was thinking about building a box but if there is one that is pre made that would fit I am interested in learning more.

Thanks
Sorry it took so long for me to reply about the box. Yes, it's a custom box. I don't have exact dimensions, but I know it's 1.2 cu. ft. and they cut it in a stair step shape to maximize volume w/out running into the steering cable or heater core.



Old    Tampa Wake (tampawake)      Join Date: Mar 2008       07-03-2013, 10:37 AM Reply   
Is the box ported anywhere?


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Sorry it took so long for me to reply about the box. Yes, it's a custom box. I don't have exact dimensions, but I know it's 1.2 cu. ft. and they cut it in a stair step shape to maximize volume w/out running into the steering cable or heater core.



Old    Tnsatbhs (Tnsatbhs)      Join Date: Jun 2013       07-03-2013, 11:38 AM Reply   
What batteries do you plan on running that system on?

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