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Old    Scott (scottb7)      Join Date: Oct 2012       02-23-2014, 3:31 PM Reply   
i am looking for some surf distance tower speakers.

anyone tried these? They are about $325. what do you think? any other ideas? I do think these being 8 " are a big advantage to get a better/bigger sound.

http://www.amazon.com/Rockford-Fosga...ords=m282-wake

They are gonna be powered by alpine pdx-4.100m bridged to produce @ 4 ohms rms 200 watts x 2.

Last edited by scottb7; 02-23-2014 at 3:35 PM.
Old    Diggs (pdxWAKE) (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       02-23-2014, 3:40 PM Reply   
Looks like they are $325 each... Am I reading it right....
For that price you can get some Exile demo stuff or new stuff for just a bit more. Looks like they have some sweet deals on amps right now too....
http://exileaudio.com/store/index.ph...demo-sxt9.html
http://exileaudio.com/store/index.ph...-speakers.html
Old    Scott (scottb7)      Join Date: Oct 2012       02-23-2014, 3:50 PM Reply   
No, I think price is for a pair. This one shows in add detail 2 pods.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Rockford...613b55&vxp=mtr

This one shows it in the title too.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rockford-Fos...item4acd15f9d5
Old    Brett Yates (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       02-23-2014, 3:57 PM Reply   
The comments/questions show as a pair. Hell for that price why not try them they look pretty decent and if you power them and tune them correctly I think they would probably be great surf speakers. Again, for $322 why not try them?
Old    Harold Hemming (h20king)      Join Date: Dec 2009       02-23-2014, 4:08 PM Reply   
If you want to be cheep you could do these http://www.ebay.com/itm/KRYPT-7-7-HL...item4d18749787
with these cans http://www.ebay.com/itm/7-7-Marine-W...item2c7bca4382
I know their knock off's but you will get more out of them
Old    David (DavidAnalog)      Join Date: Sep 2013       02-23-2014, 4:31 PM Reply   
You cannot criticize the RockFord Fosgate 8" tower speaker at that price. It's large and that overcomes a lot. You've got to go with a Wetsounds Rev10 to get bigger.
A little known value is the Memphis HLCD that sells for $450 a pair, are 2-ohms, are easy to drive, and sound pretty balanced for an HLCD. New product for less than a demo and comes from the same Asian source.
Old    Rex Lex (rexlex01)      Join Date: Mar 2010       02-23-2014, 4:35 PM Reply   
Check out the classifieds section here: Surf speakers right here - $450 shipped-http://www.wakeworld.com/classifield....php?view=3818
Old    Charlie Zulu (Pad1Tai)      Join Date: Jan 2013       02-23-2014, 5:00 PM Reply   
"Cheap Decent Speakers".....................That would be classified as an oxymoron..
Old    Scott (scottb7)      Join Date: Oct 2012       02-23-2014, 5:08 PM Reply   
I didn't say that I wanted cheap good speakers. I only said decent.
Old    Bryce Pool (bryce2320)      Join Date: May 2012       02-23-2014, 5:21 PM Reply   
How bout a kicker 4 or 6 pack? kicker 6500.2
Old    Surf Addict (Desi) (phathom)      Join Date: Jun 2013       02-24-2014, 4:04 PM Reply   
My buddy has a pair of these on his boat. They sound really good at surf distance, you can kind of hear them at wakeboard distance, but not real clear.
http://www.bazooka.com/products/mari...n-Tubbies-P133
The boat is also a direct drive, so the engine is right there and a little louder than it's v-drive counter parts.
You can shop around and find them for a steal too.
Here's a pair in white for $100
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Bazooka-...item35d23cdcc3
or in black for $280
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BAZOOKA-MT65...5649ff&vxp=mtr
Old    Trayson Harmon (trayson)      Join Date: May 2013       02-25-2014, 9:31 AM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by phathom View Post
My buddy has a pair of these on his boat. They sound really good at surf distance, you can kind of hear them at wakeboard distance, but not real clear.
http://www.bazooka.com/products/mari...n-Tubbies-P133
The boat is also a direct drive, so the engine is right there and a little louder than it's v-drive counter parts.
You can shop around and find them for a steal too.
Here's a pair in white for $100
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Bazooka-...item35d23cdcc3
or in black for $280
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BAZOOKA-MT65...5649ff&vxp=mtr
I have the 8" ones... But yeah, they're a pretty good value for a HLCD speaker.
Old    Surf Addict (Desi) (phathom)      Join Date: Jun 2013       02-25-2014, 11:57 AM Reply   
Definitely.8" ones will be better, but for $100 you can't go wrong though.
Hey, maybe buy the white ones and have a white/black thing going on. It would match your stormtrooper theme.
Old    J (Jmorlan)      Join Date: May 2013       02-25-2014, 12:02 PM Reply   
I learned last summer with my centurion, that cheap, and decent really didnt go together very well in terms of tower speakers.
Cheap and decent sound pretty good in the boat and on the swim deck. But get about 15-20ft from the boat, you really notice that you have cheap decent tower speakers
Old    Boarder 42 (jhartt3)      Join Date: Jan 2012       02-25-2014, 4:14 PM Reply   
do those memphis speakers make it to wakeboard range?
Old    TigeMike (chpthril)      Join Date: Oct 2007       02-25-2014, 5:19 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by jhartt3 View Post
do those memphis speakers make it to wakeboard range?
They are an almost identical speaker to another popular 6.5" HLCD, so yes, with sufficient power, they will reach the rider in tow. But with most 6.5" HLCDs, they lack the mid-bass to offset the aggressive compression driver. So not the best sound quality near field.
Old    Boarder 42 (jhartt3)      Join Date: Jan 2012       02-25-2014, 5:46 PM Reply   
So a pair of the rockfords may compliment this Memphis pair nicely?
Old    Scott (scottb7)      Join Date: Oct 2012       02-25-2014, 5:51 PM Reply   
Sounds like the winner for in and around the boat is the rockford's....If I get them in the spring I will report out.
Old    TigeMike (chpthril)      Join Date: Oct 2007       02-25-2014, 5:55 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by jhartt3 View Post
So a pair of the rockfords may compliment this Memphis pair nicely?
If you are building from scratch, I would suggest going with a single pair of larger HLCDs. Look at the overall cost of a single pair of speaker and amp to 2 amps and 2 pairs of speakers. Better sound quality, maybe less investment, less realestate needed for amp, and maybe less battery consumption.

If you already have one of the mentioned speakers, consider selling and trading up before investing further. The small HLCDs will likely dominate the coaxials near field, almost washing out the goal of smooth and balanced sound. You would want to add independent volume control for the HLCDs or a means to power off the amp for those times when listening near field.
Old    David (DavidAnalog)      Join Date: Sep 2013       02-25-2014, 6:03 PM Reply   
Quote:
Originally Posted by jhartt3 View Post
So a pair of the rockfords may compliment this Memphis pair nicely?
I've personally heard and inspected the Memphis 6.5" HLCD inside and out. Most 6.5" HLCDs are using a giant dome tweeter loaded into a compression chamber and horn (something more suitable for a 8" or 10" midbass). It's simply overkill for the small 6.5" midbass. But they are trying to maximize output and projection even if it's totally out of balance with the midrange/midbass.
Make no mistake, the Memphis is still a 6.5" speaker which is inherently limited by size. However, the tweeter is more balanced in size and voicing with the midbass and it actually sounds more balanced. Just a solid value.
Old    tommy robertson (tomcat22)      Join Date: Jun 2007       02-28-2014, 4:12 PM Reply   
what about these?? Anybody know much about them. They look good.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BRAND-NEW-WA...item486229b8c4
Old    Surf Addict (Desi) (phathom)      Join Date: Jun 2013       02-28-2014, 6:15 PM Reply   
Those are not HLCD. You want that to be able to project the sound out towards the rider.
If you are looking for just in boat audio regular speakers like that will work. But for riding you want a compression driver.
Old    Tom (boardjnky4)      Join Date: Dec 2011       02-28-2014, 6:47 PM Reply   
Krypt hlcds
Old     (mudhead)      Join Date: Mar 2014       03-01-2014, 10:36 PM Reply   
http://www.dbot5shop.com/speakers.html

Long time reader , first time member. Not trolling or spamming but these are 50% off for 24 hours. The code I got in email is spring50.

They worked real well for me.

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