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Old     (zachl)      Join Date: Aug 2008       09-25-2008, 12:08 PM Reply   
What do you guys think i am better off getting?

Kicker KTM6 for $250 ish (not a huge fan of how these look in pictures)
or these http://www.aerialwakeboarding.com/Aerial-Wakeboard-Tower-Speaker-Twin-Pod-Bullet-p/bt-twbulspp.htm for $325

(Message edited by zachl on September 25, 2008)
Old     (chpthril)      Join Date: Oct 2007       09-25-2008, 12:40 PM Reply   
I have not heard the new Polk Db's on a tower, but I have installed and heard the Kicker KTM6's. The Kickers really perform well if you put enough juice to them - at least 150W's but they will handle more. A pair (2 pods) can be found for $300.
Old     (elc)      Join Date: Jan 2008       09-25-2008, 1:24 PM Reply   
I have db series for tower speakers and I will be switching to something else in the near future. I really like them for inside the boat. They are also great on the tower for when we are just chillin but if you want to hear them while you are boarding I would go a different route. This is what I am looking at since I really like polk audio. They will handle more power than the db series.
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_14717_Polk+Audio+MM651UM.html
Old     (xstarrider)      Join Date: Jun 2007       09-25-2008, 1:28 PM Reply   
Kicker in this case for sure.
Old     (tomcat22)      Join Date: Jun 2007       09-25-2008, 3:01 PM Reply   
I just bought a pair of the Kicker KTM6 new from cartronixplus.com for 169.99 plus shipping. I didnt really like the look of them either so i got red speaker sox to go over them.
Old     (tomcat22)      Join Date: Jun 2007       10-01-2008, 2:13 PM Reply   
just got my ktm6 speakers in. They look pretty good with the speakersox on them. Thanks to Jim at speakersox for a great product and support. Ill post pics soon as i get them on my boat.
Old     (billhall)      Join Date: Jun 2006       10-01-2008, 7:18 PM Reply   
i just bought the kmt6's from cartronix and installed them over the weekend. Even though they are underpowered because i haven't got my new amp yet I was still blown away at the volume and clarity of these speakers. Definitely well worth the money. Easily the best sound quality/volume to price speaker on the market. The looks of them have grown on my but a still think a might invest in some speaker sox.
Old    falcon_v            10-01-2008, 7:46 PM Reply   
Polk all the way
Old     (bjeremi)      Join Date: Mar 2006       10-01-2008, 7:57 PM Reply   
Chris have you heard both?
Old     (hawk22)      Join Date: Jul 2006       10-01-2008, 8:14 PM Reply   
on a budget, I like the kmt6's. definitely by them from cartronixplus.com (like tommy said). I think mine came to 190 shipped to my door and I'm happy with them. I have them underpowered a bit, but they have a super clean sound.
Old    falcon_v            10-01-2008, 8:51 PM Reply   
yes, with the polk I have them running 150rms watts to each and they scream. The kickers are nice but the polk are more solid of a speaker.
I will put my speakers up to pair of any on the market and they will keap up. Also kicker is made in Oklahoma.
Old     (bjeremi)      Join Date: Mar 2006       10-01-2008, 8:58 PM Reply   
When you say anypair you mean any pair except for HLCD speakers right, because I highly doubt they would keep up with some wetsound 60's
Old     (billhall)      Join Date: Jun 2006       10-01-2008, 9:27 PM Reply   
i'm with brenner, no way those polk's could even touch the pro 60's. And it looks like those polk's are $600 - $700. No thanks, i'll stick with my $190-shipped to my door kicker kmt6's.

Like I said, for the money, nothing on the market will beat the kicker setup.
Old     (zachl)      Join Date: Aug 2008       10-01-2008, 9:44 PM Reply   
I could get the polks for $325 plus shipping, they do look way better. However i am mostly interested in hearing the speakers at 75'. Going to go with the kickers. Thanks guys.
Old     (silvermustang35)      Join Date: Jul 2008       10-02-2008, 6:31 AM Reply   
I went a different setup, but I thought i'd throw my speakers in here too. I am running the Bazooka 8 inch tubbies. They are pretty good and support different mounting positions. I'm pushing approx 100 watts RMS to them and they sound good. I may upgrade someday to the kicker or ultimately Skylon, but thats a while away...I got mine at a local stereo shop for $150 so it made sense to do that :-)
Old     (analdine)      Join Date: May 2006       10-03-2008, 4:32 AM Reply   
I run the Bazzokas as well,( 2 sets ) An 8" speaker will move more air than a 6.5 . If you put a clean 100 watts rms to them , they are load and clear, and won't break the bank.
Old     (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-03-2008, 11:41 AM Reply   
^^^ If you like them so much why are you switching all the schitt out in your's?
Old     (silvermustang35)      Join Date: Jul 2008       10-03-2008, 1:50 PM Reply   
Hatepain, if you're talking to me about why one day would I want to switch them out...because I know my speakers don't sound like a wetsounds or a Skylon rubicon...I'm very happy with them and the versatility for mounting since mine mount on the side instead of on the back of the tower...Would I like to one day upgrade...yeah...am I going to any time soon...nah...they work great for me...
Old     (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-03-2008, 4:30 PM Reply   
I wasn't Greg, ANAL dine had a thread going about how he is changing out all the components that make up his tubbies.
Old     (silvermustang35)      Join Date: Jul 2008       10-03-2008, 4:45 PM Reply   
Ohh, Sorry, I missed that I guess...I was wondering cause I didn't really mention changing out anytime soon anything lol..sorry...
Old     (hatepain)      Join Date: Aug 2006       10-03-2008, 5:41 PM Reply   
No sweat.
Old     (tomcat22)      Join Date: Jun 2007       10-04-2008, 8:05 PM Reply   
got them on today! here are my kicker kmt6 speakers with speaker sox.

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Old     (silvermustang35)      Join Date: Jul 2008       10-04-2008, 9:06 PM Reply   
Sweet...They look good...Im sure they sound awesome as well...
Old     (tomcat22)      Join Date: Jun 2007       10-05-2008, 12:46 PM Reply   
Thanks! yeah they sound real good. Well worth the money.

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