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Old    billymac            10-28-2005, 1:26 PM Reply   
Hey gang. My wife and I bought our first boat this year and had a great time with it. It's a modest I/O, but it's a great starter boat for us. We added a monster tower to it as well as a new head unit, custom 10" JL sub and amp. So here's the deal. I was thinking about adding that Infinity 6100M package with tower speakers and amp and everything and just finally decided it wasn't for us. It would hang down 10" from my monster tower and I can hear my wife getting upset about hitting her head on them already. Not to mention the Monster bimini would have to be stowed in front of the speakers instead of the normal spot. At any rate, I'm not doing those. So here's what I'm planning, just wondering what you guys think.

Replacing the stock JBL 5.25" dual cone speakers with the Polk Momo MMC650's 6.5" speakers in the rear and then adding a pair of Polk DB1000 component tweeters to the driver side and passenger side just below the deck top. These would be powered by a 4-channel 160 watt Soundstream amp which is currently already installed (currently two channels bridge to JL sub). Then since I'd need a new amp for the sub, I'm thinking of JL Audio's E1200 http://www.cartoys.com/Default.cfm/p/E1200_Mono_Block_Amplifier/

So what do you guys think? I'll just order the Polk items through Crutchfield and then buy the amp and have the install done at my local car toys. Oh, the head unit I'm using is the Kenwood KDCMP4028 with Aux in for Ipod flush mounted.

Do you think 40-watts RMS will be enough to power those Polks 6.5"'s? Remember, I'm not trying to hear the music while we ride, I want too clean sound at low, medium and high volumes. Also, will adding the tweeters closer to the middle/front of the boat help increase the soundstage so that you can hear the music in the bow without drowning out the people in the back of the boat?

thanks for any advice

billy
Old    billymac            10-28-2005, 1:28 PM Reply   
oh one more thing, doing these upgrades stated above would leave me with somewhere around $200-300 left over (birthday presents). can you guys/gals think of anything else i should get? i can't get anymore speakers in the boat, the bow just doesn't have any flat surfaces or room for that matter and i'll be lucky if i can get those 1.25 tweeters up at the helm.

tia

billy
Old    David (detonate69)      Join Date: Apr 2001       10-28-2005, 3:16 PM Reply   
Why not put the tower speakers on top of the tower. this would allow you to not hit your head and also move your bimini freely.
Old    Mikeski (mikeski)      Join Date: Aug 2003       10-28-2005, 4:08 PM Reply   
My old "mouse ears" sorry I don't have a better pic at the office.



Old    Isaac Gredinberg (extremeisaac)      Join Date: Aug 2005       10-28-2005, 4:51 PM Reply   
what are the ennclosures? do y have a better shot of them?
Old    Adam Curtis (acurtis_ttu)      Join Date: May 2004       10-28-2005, 5:13 PM Reply   
evid 6.2 do a search on the net.
Old    billymac            10-28-2005, 5:42 PM Reply   
yeah, well the infinity's i don't believe will mount like that and if they did it's not my first choice for looks reasons, but thanks for the reply. it looks good on your boat but i think it would look a little silly on mine. looking for some more advice on the other solution i'm contemplating. tia

billy
Old    billymac            10-31-2005, 2:39 PM Reply   
bump?
Old    Darrel F (95sn)      Join Date: Sep 2005       10-31-2005, 4:06 PM Reply   
I've got the 6100 infinitys, they mount anyway u can think of plus have a rotating base so you can rotate them towards shore while hydrating and then rotate back for riding. The mic is also a really handy feature for communicating with yor riders, other boats or.... Hey, looking a little silly is still a look.

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