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Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-22-2009, 11:47 PM Reply   
I have some old Bazooka 8" housings and speakers (worhtless) that are just sitting collecting dust... anyone recommomend a good 8" speaker that I could put in the housing?

* It will be on the tower so I donno if a straight 8" sub would sound good or not

**Also what size hollow point 7.7" speakers fit in.... would the 8" bazooka housing work

Any help would be great thanks
Old     (wakeitnofakeit)      Join Date: Jan 2009       03-23-2009, 2:41 AM Reply   
Just fyi Nick, I could make fun of your spelling of recommomend. I could but I think you are a true wakeboarder, like I, so I move on. Just something to think about.
Old     (cool232)      Join Date: Jan 2006       03-23-2009, 8:02 AM Reply   
Nick try looking at the eminence 8's Its what i built my speakers with. Put some HCLDs behind them and an amp to push 'em and your set.
Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-23-2009, 8:46 AM Reply   
Hey, I wish you wouldn't poke fun, these speakers are going on my wakecraft.... when have I poked fun at you? (except the toilet thing, that is a joke) I was actually interested in the WC 24' model.

Thanks Brad, I'll look into it.
Old     (brit_rider)      Join Date: May 2004       03-23-2009, 9:48 AM Reply   
Nick, how about making a mounting plate and putting some 6" components in there? I wonder if they'd just about squeeze in there if you mounted the 6" driver as far to one side as possible.
Old     (thesack)      Join Date: Mar 2008       03-23-2009, 10:46 AM Reply   
Nick,

We have used Kicker CVR 8" in cans as a midbass speaker with a 6.5 and a tweeter. So you can use a sub, it just depends on what your overall sound goal is.

If you are looking for more of a coaxial speaker setup take a look at the Kicker SS-MB8 (believe they are discountinued now) because you can add the tweeter to it.
Old     (joe_crawley)      Join Date: Jan 2007       03-23-2009, 10:46 AM Reply   
If you can fit them the fosgate M282s sound great
Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-23-2009, 11:21 AM Reply   
As far as sound goal, anything is better than the stock bazooka stuff. Just to add a little more meat to the treble that blasts outta the kickers
Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-23-2009, 11:23 AM Reply   
... and those CVR 8" look perfect for what I'm going for.
Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-23-2009, 11:35 AM Reply   
The fosgate ones look great too. Are they worth an extra $100 for a pair?

this is the bazooka housing
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Old     (thesack)      Join Date: Mar 2008       03-23-2009, 11:52 AM Reply   
If you haven't already done so take out the current speaker inside the Bazooka Cans and measure your cutout diameter. That way you know what will fit. The Kickers have a mounting cut out of 7 1/16. And the Fosgates are 7 1/8.
Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-23-2009, 12:02 PM Reply   
I'll have to wait til I get Home Home (at school home now) but thanks again guys I think I'll go with one of those two speakers.

Thanks again.
Old     (echo_parker)      Join Date: Feb 2008       03-23-2009, 5:03 PM Reply   
I just don't understand guys like Dan Dulong. Why would you even feel you need to reply, only to prove your Grammatical Prowess? Give me a break....Check out your Username WakeitnoFakeit?
Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-23-2009, 9:30 PM Reply   
You guys running 8" speakers on the tower... are you using low or high pass.

I'm down to these...
http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-ROCKFORD-FOSGATE-M282-8-MARINE-BOAT-AUDIO-SPEAKERS_W0QQitemZ360135923398QQcmdZViewItemQQptZL H_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item360135923398&_trksid=p3 286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12% 7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294%3A 50

or

http://cgi.ebay.com/2-KICKER-CVR84-CAR-AUDIO-8-SUBWOOFERS-SUBS-COMP-VR-CVR_W0QQitemZ390033334504QQcmdZViewItemQQptZCar_Su bwoofers_Enclosures?hash=item390033334504&_trksid= p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A1 2%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318%7C301%3A1%7C293%3A1%7C294% 3A50

Any input on the sound of either of these speakers or the high/low pass on 8" speakers would be great.
Old     (joe_crawley)      Join Date: Jan 2007       03-23-2009, 9:50 PM Reply   
those kickers are just mids- they don't have any high range so you'll need a tweeter or horn unless you have another set of tower speakers that already give you the high end.

I'd run a 60Hz high pass to both, and a 500Hz low pass if you are just going to run the kicker sub. The fosgates have a built in crossover so you won't need a low pass to the woofer.
Old     (wakebrdr38)      Join Date: Sep 2006       03-23-2009, 9:56 PM Reply   
I hope you go with the subs, I wanna know how that turns out with your other kickers on the tower.
Old     (thesack)      Join Date: Mar 2008       03-24-2009, 8:23 AM Reply   
What is the setup of your tower now?

How would the bazooka cans be wired to the amp? Would they be wired to there own channel(s) on the amp?

Depending on your setup and how it all is wired it will depend on which speaker to recommend.
Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-24-2009, 8:47 AM Reply   
Right now we have 4 kicker 6.5" with some tiny tweeter speaker, wired so they're using two of the four channels on the amp ( each speaker at 2 ohms)

I'll have two open channels on the amp that the bazookas used, on low pass... whatever speaker is there will get ~150 watts but can be high or low pass


When all is said and done I we will have the 4 kicker 6.5" comp speakers and two 8" speaker/subs (which we do now, only the bazookas are worthless).... the kickers there now are great but there is just too much treble unless your ear is right next to the bazooka.

Here it all is currently
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Old     (stewart)      Join Date: Feb 2006       03-24-2009, 10:35 AM Reply   
could you show us a picture from a lower angle. I believe we are missing something in the last picture.
Old     (thesack)      Join Date: Mar 2008       03-24-2009, 12:46 PM Reply   
For what you are trying to accomplish sound wise, i would go with the Kicker CVR's.

I would play around with the High/Low pass to see what you like the sound of the best. But my thoughts are that the low pass is going to work the best just have your frequency range turned up on it so it acts more like a mid, and then probably increase your gains as well.

Are you running a main sub in the boat as well?
Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-24-2009, 1:39 PM Reply   
Yup. in the boat we have a 15" sub... low is taken care of by that.

I was thinking use the 8's as mids too... I didn't think much bass would be sent back towards the rider if they were used like a sub.

Kickers are looking good to me just because of the price, but also the fosgates seem to be a dedicated mid which if that isn't want I want it will sound used as a sub


**that picture is everything that needs to be seen, the rest is details.
Old     (sidekicknicholas)      Join Date: Mar 2007       03-26-2009, 3:14 PM Reply   
I think I am going with the Kickers... a few really good deals on ebay, and it cannot get worse than just not using the bazooka's.... so I'll post up on if it is better/worse/no change when all is said and done.
Old     (thesack)      Join Date: Mar 2008       03-27-2009, 8:26 AM Reply   
Sounds like a good idea...i think you will be happy with the Kickers.
Old     (882001)      Join Date: Nov 2003       03-27-2009, 10:22 AM Reply   
One of the old defcons came with kicker comps in them they sounded pretty good. And comps are cheap to buy.

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