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Old     (face_smash)      Join Date: Aug 2004       03-12-2005, 2:42 PM Reply   
Hi there guys, ive just got my 2004 Malibu VLX and want to put some tower speakers and lights up there!! I have the Ilision tower and i know all the speaker wires and light wires are already in the tower, however i have no idea how to fix either or the lights or the speakers to the actual tower without drilling more holes?? Is there a specific type i need or a special bracket? Do malibu make a specific light and speaker? Please help and any pictures you might have of your malibu with a simular setup will be a great help!!
Old     (liveoz)      Join Date: May 2002       03-12-2005, 3:39 PM Reply   
Ask this over at and you'll get all the answers you'll need.
Old     (wakeside1)      Join Date: Nov 2002       03-12-2005, 7:44 PM Reply   

The factory speakers designed for the Illusion Tower are very low-end sound wise. I believe that they utilize Sony components.

Skylon makes two better alternatives and will add a third one within a few weeks. The Skylon Illusion X Deafcon I uses 6 inch Kicker components that sound and look better than the Malibu Illusion X speakers.

You can move up one level to the Skylon Illusion X Deafcon II which uses 6.5 inch Image Dynamics components. You can even use two pairs. Each enclosure can handle 150 watts RMS (600 watts RMS for two pairs) and will really sound great.

In a few weeks, Skylon will introduce the Skylon Illusion X Deafcon IV which includes 8 inch Image Dynamics mid-bass drivers and HLCD (horns). This will be the ultimate Illusion X solution for the 2005 season.

Check with for availability information. We have a couple of audio experts that can help you with all of your boat questions.

Old     (face_smash)      Join Date: Aug 2004       03-13-2005, 2:30 AM Reply   
Cool thanks guys!
Old     (burbanized)      Join Date: Mar 2004       03-13-2005, 10:03 PM Reply   
Danny for tower speakers check out Liquid trends, thay have great fiberglass tower boxes and bullet speakers for the Ilussion X tower.
Old     (calabria_man)      Join Date: Aug 2004       03-14-2005, 3:19 PM Reply   
Lightning Accessories also makes nice tower speakers for the illusion tower.
They also have some nice board racks as well for the illusion x.
Old     (mikeski)      Join Date: Aug 2003       03-16-2005, 4:38 PM Reply   
Based purely on driver size I would say that the NVS addiction would be a serious contender for the ultimate solution for the Illusion tower. They are available now, I have heard them, it's the real deal.

When it come's to speakers and motors bigger is better.
Old     (face_smash)      Join Date: Aug 2004       03-22-2005, 8:08 AM Reply   
You guys are crazy!! ha ha, but very cool. I just wanted some little tower speakers but now i am probally going to do it large!!!!
Old     (slowake)      Join Date: Mar 2005       04-07-2005, 3:03 PM Reply   
Boss towers has also annoucned a full line of speakers for the illusion tower. The top of the line is the X-630 that has a 6.5" mid sub, 6.5" mid, and 1" titanium tweeter. You can also add a second tweeter as with all the 2005 boss seperates to fire back in to the boat for the passengers
Old     (wakeside1)      Join Date: Nov 2002       04-07-2005, 3:50 PM Reply   
We will be doing a press release on the Boss Illusion X tower speaker offering in the few days.

The Skylon Deafcon Reference Illusion will also be finished soon.

Stay tuned.

Old     (bond)      Join Date: Nov 2002       04-07-2005, 3:53 PM Reply   

Cannot wait Mike - Thats what I'm going to be doing on my Illusion tower.

Old     (nvsairwarrior)      Join Date: Aug 2003       04-07-2005, 7:44 PM Reply   
I think these are the ones Mikeski is referring to.
What you don't see in these speakers is what makes them the Highest Performing single speaker on any Tower. Behind the center of this mid bass driver is a Titanium domed compression driver that projects directly through the hollow voice coil assembly and the acoustically transparent dust cap.
The Addiction from NVS was designed by, and built specifically for NVS. While they will blow away any other speaker system taking up even twice as much tower space they also are very warm and clean at the swim deck.
Old     (richd)      Join Date: Oct 2003       04-08-2005, 7:09 AM Reply   

I can't remember if I asked you about adding the 5 light bar I kept from my old boat to the illusion tower. I've also got the 2" ball mounts from that set up - will those bolt right up to the rear part of that tower?
Old     (slowake)      Join Date: Mar 2005       04-08-2005, 2:13 PM Reply   
You can tap and put in on the front
Old     (richd)      Join Date: Oct 2003       04-08-2005, 7:29 PM Reply   
That looks like a good way to go, thanks! I'll see you at the demo next Saturday, Tim's got me doing it now too. He thinks having 2 all white Malibus there will be kind of cool. Here's mine ready to leave the showroom and probably the last time it will be this clean! :-)
Old     (forwaken)      Join Date: Jan 2003       04-09-2005, 7:15 PM Reply   
Very nice Rich, I tried talking the wife into all white too, but she didn't have it. You can never go wrong with those colors. Hope to see it in person soon.....

Old     (ldr)      Join Date: Nov 2002       04-10-2005, 10:59 PM Reply   
beautiful boat rich I'm digging the all white. my families all white x star is just sitting over at ski world. Once our old boat sells we will pick up the new one. if the Xstar looks half as good as that malibu we will all be very happy campers.
Old     (bond)      Join Date: Nov 2002       04-11-2005, 7:58 AM Reply   

Rich - Too funny I take delivery here on our 05 vlx SAME Color as yours, My last vlx was all white as well.
Old     (wakeside1)      Join Date: Nov 2002       04-13-2005, 12:56 PM Reply   

We are taking pre-orders for the Skylon Deafcon IV Illusion now. They will ship in roughly 4 weeks.
Old     (slowake)      Join Date: Mar 2005       04-18-2005, 8:39 AM Reply   
Here is apic of the new X630's that Boss is making for the illusion tower. It is a 6.5" mid sub, 6.5" mid and 1" tweeter. These ones also have the Array tweeter firing back in to the boat which is an option. Same set up as the prove B530'swith a but the mid is a 6.5" instead of a 5.25"


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